Racing couple weds on the racetrack

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Digg Delicious Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Posterous Email
Click to Watch Video
Click to Watch Video at KOAA Channel 5

What a way to start the New Year! A Colorado Springs couple combined their love of racing with their love of each other for a very unique wedding. They got married at the Pikes Peak International Raceway.

Karen Tracey and Ryan Oerter stood at the start/finish line with the pastor, while guests surrounded them on the track. The idea to have a wedding here, was Karen’s idea. “It was like a start for us, you know, a new beginning,” she says. When you have a race, you have a start and a finish line so it symbolizes a race for us.”

They’ve been a racing pair for 8 years. They’ve done the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. They also do rally road racing. He drives, she’s the co-pilot. In their years of racing, they’ve had several close calls. They say they’ve slammed into a pole, rolled in one of their cars, went off the backside of a mountain while racing, and caught on fire once.

That history gave their unique vows special meaning. Karen asked the pastor to slip in the lines. While repeating their vows the couple said, “through crashes and burns, through wins or losses, through turbo or not.”

The wedding went off without a hitch, except for one little snafu. About 15 minutes before the ceremony, the groom disappeared. Ryan is a racecar driver, so he just wanted to take a couple more laps.

While guests waited, Ryan peeled around the track. Don’t worry, he made it to the alter in one piece.

After being pronounced man and wife, the couple took a victory lap around the track.

Read more and watch video at KOAA Channel 5

MAZDASPEED GOES BIG FOR THUNDERHILL

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Digg Delicious Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Posterous Email

One Car, 25 Drivers, One Hour Each

November 30, 2009 (Irvine, Calif.). Rick Weldon has options for the longest endurance race in America. More than he wants to count. Actually, Rick crunched the numbers to realize that he has over a trillion driver combinations… in just the first nine hours!

Rick Weldon will be managing the driver rotation for the Mazda “25 in 25” team. Mazda, which has the largest pool of road racers in the country, and quite likely the largest percentage of OEM employees with competition licenses, has assembled a very special team to cap off the 2009 season. 25 drivers will take a turn at the wheel of the same car, the largest driving team ever assembled for the annual NASA season ender.

25 in 25

The “25 in 25” team will be racing a Mazda MX-5 Miata that has competed in the SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup series with a few modifications for the endurance race. The car and team was assembled with help from Mazda partners at BP, BFGoodrich Tires, and Mothers. This was an “after-hours” project where many of the employee drivers also contributed elbow grease to the car preparation. Continue reading “MAZDASPEED GOES BIG FOR THUNDERHILL”

E-Production Body Kit – On Sale

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Digg Delicious Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Posterous Email
AWR E-Production Body Kit
AWR E-Production Body Kit

AWR is proud to announce a sale on our 2nd Gen RX-7 E-Production body kit.

This fiberglass kit includes all four fenders, the front Grille and Splitter and the rear bumper.

Normally selling for $1685.00, it’s currently on sale for $1515.00 when you order the complete kit together. Call for more information and for shipping charges. Must ship via truck because of the size of the pieces. 760-598-9782.

Happy Thanksgiving

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Digg Delicious Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Posterous Email

ThanksgivingIt’s been a hard year for most people. We don’t know anyone who hasn’t been touched in some way by the current economic conditions. We’d like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and hope that your new year is better than this year. Gobble Gobble

AWR Wins Best of Service Award

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Digg Delicious Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Posterous Email

PlaquePress Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AWR Receives 2009 Best of Vista Award

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

WASHINGTON D.C., June 8, 2009 — AWR has been selected for the 2009 Best of Vista Award in the Automotive Services category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community. Continue reading “AWR Wins Best of Service Award”

NATIONAL 6CREW MAZDA6 FEST 2009 LAUNCH

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Digg Delicious Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Posterous Email

6Crew.com is announcing the launch of  the Official National 6Crew Mazda6 Fest 2009 which will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana. At the 6Crew Mazda6 Fest, you can look forward to joining other Mazda6 owners on an oval track, a drag strip and a road course. In addition, over the multi-day event, there will be amusement and water parks as well as camping and/or hotel stays.

All information is posted at the 6Crew.com forum, at this address, http://www.6crew.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7540

MazFest 2009

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Digg Delicious Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Posterous Email
DG Motorsports - AWR RACING AWD MAZDASPEED3
DG Motorsports - AWR RACING AWD MAZDASPEED3

REMINDER – THIS WEEKEND

Mark you calendars. AWR Racing will be attending MazFest 2009 on May 23rd, 2009 at California Speedway. See the DG MOTORSPORTS – AWR  All Wheel Drive MAZDASPEED3 and the test car for the proposed Super Spec Miata.

AWR will also have a booth with products on hand for sale and we will be there to answer any questions you may have.

MazFest returns for its fifth year, a full day jam packed with Mazda love. Experience HPDE track time at the exciting and challenging Auto Club Speedway (aka Cal Speedway). We’ll be running the classic interior road course. This is your chance to satisfy your craving for speed: a fun, low traffic event with nearly two hours of track time! Instruction and class techniques are available for drivers of all levels.

Quick Facts

Where: Cal Speedway (track map / directions)

When: May 23rd, all day (complete schedule)

What: Track Day, Car Show, Vendors and more.

Why: your car would hate you for missing this!

MORE INFO http://www.mazfest.com/

Updated Store

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Digg Delicious Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Posterous Email

Check out our new Store. We have finally integrated the store so that it’s more a part of our regular site that a separate entity. The menu bars will change within the store to give you tools you need the most.  Please forgive any interface weirdness you might experience over the next few weeks as we tweak the design to make it much more user friendly and functional.

Check it out.

New Website

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Digg Delicious Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Posterous Email

As many longer time visitors to awrracing.com will see, we have been making some extensive upgrades to our website.

Our site had grown to over 2000 pages and was very difficult to find what you were looking for. We are almost done with the look, while further refinement of the menus will continue. We’re hoping to make it easier and quicker for you to find the product or story you’re looking for.

Please take our poll on our new site design, or let us know in the comments below what you think.