MONSTER ENERGY GIVES BACK HOSTS A CELEBRITY K1 KART RACE FUNDRAISING EVENT TO BENEFIT MUSIC SAVE LIVES.
Music by Good Guys In Black
Event Raises $17k
On April 1, Monster Energy Gives Back raised $17k at their Celebrity K1 Kart Race fundraising event to benefit Music Saves Lives featuring a special red-carpet evening with celebrities, athletes, media and industry influencers.
Invited guests enjoyed Kart Racing, an auction, good food and music by legendary professional BMX rider, musician, actor, and TV and radio personality Rick Thorne’s band, Good Guys In Black.
Celebrities, Athletes, Musicians, Hosts, Influencers
The evening was filled with great energy and good vibes. Guests and celebrity racers included: Christopher Knight – “Peter Brady” on The Brady Bunch, VH1’s “My Fair Brady” and “The Surreal Life”, Darrell and Brandon Sheets – Storage Wars, Jarrod Schulz and Brandi Passante – Storage Wars, Destin and Rachel Pfaff – Bravo´s Millionaire Matchmaker, Gordon “Lug Nutzz” Stewart – Nationally syndicated radio personality, Monster Energy athletes and Host of Speed Network’s “Speed Freaks,” Rick Thorne – professional BMX rider; actor; and singer for “Good Buys in Black”, Anastasia Ashley – professional surfer, Dean Wilson – Motorcross professional racer, Ernie “E-Dub” Vigil – Street bike stunt rider, Shin “Shinobi” Kinoshita – Street bike stunt rider, Nick “Apex” Brocha – Street bike stunt rider, Jason Britton – stunt bike rider, Jeremy Wright – professional body border, Joslyn Davis – Clevver TV host, Kyle Mohan – pro formula drift driver, Paul Luc Ronchetti – professional skateboarder, Pierre-Luc Gagnon (PLG) – professional skateboarder.
Celebrity Winners, Bragging Rights
Celebrity winners took home custom Monster trophies, bragging rights, and an invitation for next year´s fundraiser to defend their title.
1st Place: Nick “Apex” Brocha – Street bike stunt rider
2nd Place: Brandon Sheets – Storage Wars
3rd Place: Ernie “E-Dub” Vigil – Street bike stunt rider
Making Dreams Comes True
The event also made an eight-year old boy, Zack Wenner’s wish come true. Wenner who is suffering from Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis had a dream to meet the cast from Storage Wars (his favorite show) that has given him a way to escape his painful condition. His dream came true when he not only met the cast, but also actually got to bid in the live auction against them. The auction took a heartwarming turn when one of the cast members, Sheets actually bid on an autographed helmet on Wenner’s behalf. His mother, Tiffany Wenner said, “you guys made his night unforgettable and one of the of the happiest moments in his life.”
Sponsors included: Prodigy Entertainment, All Smiles Solutions, Evan’s Lager, Pabst Beer, Status Vodka, Karma Tequila, The Wine Artist, Night & Day Productions, Socially Sweet Events and Wee Man´s Chronic Taco´s.
Music Saves Lives (MSL) is a nonprofit organization that focuses its main efforts on blood donation and marrow registration, reaching out by sharing facts and educating young people on music tours nationwide. MSL began in 2006 and has reached over 2 million youth blood donors and registered over 20,000 for the marrow program saving as many as 15 people with leukemia. Their efforts have changed lives across the US and Canada.
For more information on Music Saves Lives visit: www.musicsaveslives.org. For more on Monster Energy Gives Back and our athletes visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MonsterEnergyGivesBack or check out www.monsterenergy.com.
Music Saves Lives Celebrity Kart Race fueled by Monster Energy
Sponsors and Supporters will get a chance to kart race against celebrities in a fun, thrilling grand-prix-style competition.
Attendees will enjoy great food, drinks and can bet on celebrity kart racers.
This red carpet event will also have live entertainment, a silent auction. Many of the athletes will be displaying their racecars and motorcycles offering pictures and autographs.
Music Saves Lives is a nonprofit that has focused its main efforts on blood donation and marrow registration, reaching out by sharing facts and educating young people on music tours nationwide. MSL began in 2006 and has reach out to more than 2 million youth blood donors and registered over 20,000 for the marrow program saving as many as 15 people with leukemia. Their efforts have changed lives across the US and in Canada.
To find out more about www.MusicSavesLives.org
Information and tickets: http://msl.ticketleap.com/k1fun/
Facebook Event link: CLICK HERE
For Sponsorship Opportunities and In-kind Donations, please contact Mijanou@sociallysweetevents.com
World of Outlaws SoCal Showdown at Perris Auto Speedway
Saturday March 10th.
Starting today, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to this weekends SoCal showdown to the fastest lap of the day (Mon-Fri)!
To purchase tickets visit www.wooperrisspeedway.com
Come out for our third meet of 2012 at K1 Speed of Anaheim. We had a great turnout at the K1 Speed in Irvine and Ontario for our previous montly meets.
Last year’s meets were at Hooters in Anaheim, but we had to relocate due to the Anaheim Ducks Game. Lets keep the new meet with No Drama, No Cops, and No BS please!
Chill, relax, and meet some new people. This event is open to all makes and models of all cars: jdm, domestic, imports, euro, vip, hellaflush, trucks, motorcycles, skateboards, whatever. We don’t discriminate!
As ALWAYS, we ask that you respect the area by not bumping your music, revving, doing burnouts, or any of that “ricer” stuff. Also, NO drinking or smoking weed in the parking lot as we have zero tolerance for that and will ask you to leave or call the cops if needed.
Please, Keep Racing Off Public Streets. [K.R.O.P.S.]
Racing will be open from 5pm to 9pm.
Robert Renderos [www.facebook.com/Robertsphotographypage]
Brian Tindall [www.facebook.com/pages/Winding-Highway-Studios/131100356975681]
**There will be free raffles with prizes and giveaways.**
K.R.O.P.S. Shirts for sale @ $10 Each. [www.shop.krops.org]
TRACK OK Sticker @ $5 Each.
K.R.O.P.S. Decals @ $5 Each.
Any questions, concerns, ideas?
Or would like to be added as a sponsor or on the media list?
PM: Michael Koldus or Jerel Natividad
Facebook Event Page – www.facebook.com/events/176945252417333/
K1 Speed, the largest indoor karting company in the United States, is teaming up with Skip Barber and professional racecar driver Patricio Jourdain for a challenging, rewarding, and completely unique racing series. The K1 ProWest GP series will provide amateurs and novices alike an opportunity to reach the next rung on the ladder of their racing careers. Many of the top drivers in the world began their careers in karts before stepping onto advanced driving schools and feeder racing leagues, and the ProWest GP series will provide just such an opportunity for three lucky and worthy participants.
K1 Speed hosts Challenge GP racing leagues at each of its indoor karting centers, located nationwide from California to Florida. These leagues typically consist of six local races run over the course of half a year, with prizes awarded to top drivers at the conclusion of the series. These racing leagues have proven extremely popular; so popular that K1 Speed decided to take the next step. Unlike the Challenge GP series, which is local and exclusive to each track, the ProWest GP series will take place at seven of K1 Speed’s indoor karting centers spanning a greater part of the Western United States, from Northern California to Phoenix, Arizona. Quite simply, the ProWest GP series is far grander in scale than anything ever offered by K1 Speed or any other indoor karting company in the United States!
A racing series that is larger in scale requires more skilled and experienced competitors and a truly grand, “grand” prize.
To reward the winners of the ProWest GP series, K1 Speed has teamed up with Skip Barber, the most reputable and well-respected racing school in the United States. The Top 3 finishers – first, second, and third place – in the ProWest GP series will each receive a three-day Formula racing school at Skip Barber, valued at $4,400! This school is not simply an incredible opportunity to drive open-wheel racecars on the track and enhance one’s skills with professional tutelage – it could have the potential to be a stepping stone to a permanent career in racing. For aspiring racecar drivers, the opportunity speaks for itself. The winners will also receive Nomex racing gloves and boots from K1 Race Gear, a GoPro camera and sunglasses by Gatorz. Prizes will be awarded to the top 10 finishers.
To ensure that the level of competition is befitting the quality and stature of the race series, K1 Speed is also teaming up with professional racecar driver Patricio Jourdain. At each of the eight events, Patricio Jourdain will be providing professional feedback so that the competitors can fine-tune their lines, braking points, and throttle inputs to maximize their lap times and defend their position while on track. Drivers will also be asked to pass certain basic criteria. As K1 Speed and Skip Barber are expecting the best of the best to participate – from veteran indoor karters to professional shifter kart racers – drivers are required to be 16 years of age or older, have previous racing experience, or have participated in the Challenge GP or a K1 Speed racing class. Races will be run with K1 Speed’s all-electric indoor karts.
K1 Pro West GP Series Event Details.
While the Challenge GP is run twice yearly and consists of six events, the K1 Speed ProWest GP by Patricio Jourdain will consist of eight events and be run alongside the Formula One season. The first event takes place in April, 2012 at K1 Speed Carlsbad in San Diego County, CA, and the season concludes at K1 Speed Irvine in Orange County, CA in November, 2012. At each event, a 105 percent rule will be in place, similar to that of the 107 percent rule in Formula One. If a driver fails to set a fast lap within 105 percent of the fastest lap during a race, he or she will be unable to continue at that event. However, only a participant’s top 6 events are counted, so if one (or even two) events are missed or a person performs poorly, there is still every chance of earning a season victory.
Each event will consist of four separate track sessions: a 14 lap practice session to aquaint oneself with the track, two 14 lap qualifying sessions, and a 16 lap final race with grid start based on qualifying results. As in Formula One, points will be awarded based on finishing position, and these points (excluding the worst two results) will be tallied up at the end of the season to determine the Top 3.
To register for this event, contact your local K1 Speed indoor karting center or you can secure your seat by registering on-line. Participants will receive exclusive K1 Speed ProWest GP-branded gloves, head sock, and t-shirt, as well as 16 race credits ($320 value) that can be used at any K1 Speed facility. At each of the eight race, lunch will be provided ($80 value). The events will take place at the following K1 Speed karting centers: Carlsbad, Anaheim, Torrance, Santa Clara, Irvine (twice), Ontario, and Phoenix. Racers are responsible for travel and accomodation expenses.
The K1 Speed ProWest GP Series by Patricio Jourdain is unlike any other indoor karting series in America. In association with GoPro Camera, Gatorz Sunglasses, K1 Race Gear, and Skip Barber Racing School, K1 Speed invites karters from across the country to compete to win a three-day Formula driving school and the title of ProWest GP champion!
Series Fee Includes:
- Entry to each race event, including lunch!
- 16 Race Credits that may be used at any K1 facility.
- Annual Pro License.
- K1 Pro West GP branded gloves, head sock and t-shirt.
- Grand Prix Format: Practice, Qual 1, Qual 2, Final.
- 14 Lap Practice, 14 Lap Qual 1, 14 Lap Qual 2, 16 Lap Race.
- Prizes will be awarded to the Top 10 points leaders at the end of the series.
- A 3-day Formula Racing School at Skip Barber – a $4,400 retail value!
- K1 Race Gear Equipment
- Go Pro Camera
- Gatorz Sunglasses