RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (July 31st, 2013) – Starting September 1st to October 31st, Falken Tire will be running its 3rd national consumer rebate for the year entitled “Rake in the Savings”. During the promotion, consumers will have the opportunity to earn a $100 rebate when purchasing a set of four WILDPEAK H/T tires, $60 when purchasing a set of four AZENIS PT722 tires, $50 when purchasing a set of four ZIEX ZE912 tires, $50 when purchasing a set of four ZIEX S/TZ05 tires, $50 when purchasing a set of four WILDPEAK A/T tires, and $80 when purchasing a set of AZENIS FK453 or AZENIS FK453CC tires.
“The Fall season marks the end of Summer and a time which children go back to school”, stated Andrew Hoit, Falken’s VP of Marketing. “The consumer rebate program helps put extra cash in customer pockets, during a time which traditionally can be very expensive for parents.”
To further compliment the Rake in the Savings Rebate Promotion, Falken’s “Fanatic” Associate Dealer Program will be tripling the cash payout on all WILDPEAK H/T tires, for the 3rd quarter. Dealers participating in the Fanatic program will earn up to $10.50 on the WILDPEAK H/T per tire depending on their qualifying level at the time of purchase.
The ZIEX ZE912 will be part of the Rake in the Savings promotion, and consumers will continue to have the opportunity to earn $50 cash back when purchasing a set of four ZE912s until December 31st.
For USA Consumers:
www.falken.rapid-rebates.com/consumer/USA (for USA consumers to register their rebate)
www.falken.rapid-rebates.com/status/usa (for USA consumers to check the status of their rebates)
For CANADIAN Consumers:
www.falken.rapid-rebates.com/consumer/CAN (for USA consumers to register their rebate)
www.falken.rapid-rebates.com/status/can (for USA consumers to check the status of their rebates)
Watch a sneak peek of the new season of Top Gear, premiering on the History Channel Tuesday, September 3 at 9/8c.
K1 Speed friends Tanner Foust, Rutledge Wood and Adam Ferrara are at it again!
It’s easy to downplay the wild success Rovio’s enjoyed with the Angry Birds games like no one is interested when in reality people continue to play and buy everything related to the franchise like there’s no tomorrow. It’s also OK not to admit you’re a fan of the series and still be interested in an Angry Birds-themed kart racing game the Finnish developer’s been working on.
Created in partnership with Austrian energy drink powerhouse Red Bull, Angry Birds Go is much like a few other racing games Red Bull has previously endorsed, though we’re of course expecting something of a twist here…
Check out the teaser.
Apart from this teaser video, Rovio has shared little information about the game’s mechanics, availability and price. Developers on their part say they’re “almost ready to share a release date and gameplay trailer” so stay tuned.
Rovio teased the game in June with a website showing a bird dashing down a pathway.
“Something new is coming,” reads the website. By Christian Zibreg
K1 Speed and Skullcandy Team Nissan are beyond stoked on the newest addition to the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Team— Patricio Jourdain.
Congratulate Patricio and meet Skullcandy Team Nissan drivers Thursday, September 5th at 7pm. Stop by for autographs, photos and a chance to race with professional Grand-Am drivers.
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Winner of the Challenge GP at K1 Speed Santa Clara on September 1st will receive a pair of tickets to the Grand-Am race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca! It doesn’t stop there…watch the race and hangout with the Skullcandy Team Nissan in the paddock.
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September 7-8, 2013
TYPE:2.238-mile, 11-turn road course
ADDRESS:1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway Monterey, CA 93908
Visit the K1 Speed tent in the paddock for discounts and giveaways during the Grand-Am race
Getaway is the gritty, heart-pounding action thriller from Warner Bros. Pictures and Dark Castle Entertainment in which former race car driver Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) is pitted against the clock. Desperately trying to save the life of his kidnapped wife, Brent commandeers a custom Shelby Cobra Mustang, taking it and its unwitting owner (Selena Gomez) on a high-speed race against time, at the command of the mysterious villain holding his wife hostage.
Visit participating K1 Speed Centers and pick up Getaway items while supplies last! Don’t forget to see Getaway in theaters Friday, August 30, 2013.
KANSAS CITY, Kan., August 15, 2013 — 2012 GT Academy Winner Steve Doherty joins the Skullcandy Nissan Altima team and Patricio Jourdain in the #34 car for the SFP Grand Prix in Kansas City, Kansas this weekend. Doherty won the second NISSAN GT Academy US competition in 2012, beating out an intensely competitive field of more than 400,000 online gamers and the final 16 on track in NISSAN’s popular reality TV series.
The 30 year-old Doherty, a mechanic by trade, has always had a love of cars and started racing at a young age on ovals in a front-wheel drive car in his hometown of Plainfield, IL. He discovered a passion for road racing while playing Grand Turismo and barely missed making the first round of NISSAN’s GT Academy in 2011. He came back with a vengeance the next year to win after a year of practicing every day, and accomplished his goal of taking home the red helmet.
Jump forward to 2013, where Steve has seen his dream come true by winning the reality competition and undergoing a three-month driver development program beginning last September. Doherty has now represented Nissan on three continents, taking part in endurance races in the Nissan 370Z GT4 and NISMO GT-R GT3, including the 24 Hours of Dubai and the Blancpain Endurance Series in Europe. His first professional race on home soil came recently at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course in the Pirelli World Challenge Series, where he won the hard charger award behind the wheel of a NISMO 370Z.
“I’ve been a fan of Grand-am for many years, so I’m excited to be here this weekend and back in a front-wheel drive car. Thanks to NISSAN and the Skullcandy Team for inviting me to Kansas.” driver Steve Doherty
“Steve has done a lot of challenging racing, aside from his gaming, and I know that has given him an excellent preparation for the highly-competitive Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge racing,” said team owner Lara Tallman. “I think he’s a great co-driver fit for Patricio Jourdain, who proved himself at Road America by taking the #34 car to second before handing it over in excellent condition to his co-driver. We’re very excited to again have a strong team to represent NISSAN, Skullcandy, Stance, RageTank and our newest partner K1 Speed.”
The latest GT Academy online competition, with more than 400,000 virtual racers has concluded, and the national finals competition will be held August 24 in New York City. Season 3 will air on SPIKE TV in November. For more information about GT Academy: http://www.nissanusa.com/gtacademyshow/
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Aug. 12, 2013) – Tanner Foust earned another top Global Rallycross Championship result this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, landing on the podium for the third time in two weeks in the Rockstar Energy Drink Ford Fiesta ST.
Foust lined up on the outside of the front row for the main event on Saturday, a tough starting position on the mixed-surface track. At the drop of the green flag, Foust opted for an aggressive outside move that brought him within striking distance of the lead through the tricky first corner.
“I kept thinking of this quote that somebody told me from Mike Tyson: ‘Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face,’” said Foust. “That’s sums up Turn One in rallycross pretty well.”
But as rival drivers clashed in the bottleneck through the first dirt corner, Foust avoided trouble to emerge behind teammate Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen. Finding a line through the dirt that gave him the advantage, Foust was able to make up ground on the Finn and was preparing to overtake when his left-front tire went flat.
“It became total survival mode,” said Foust. “I can’t believe nobody passed me because I overshot so many turns trying to slow down.”
The driver was able to protect his position and crossed the finish line in second place. It was his third podium in two weeks; Foust scored an X Games gold medal in last weekend’s Gymkhana GRID competition followed by a silver in the rallycross contest.
Under hot but sunny skies at Atlanta Motor Speedway, fans turned out in droves to take in the race, which used much of the tri-oval and pit road sections of the track and included a 40 percent dirt surface. The tabletop jump returned to the oval front-stretch, while two long straightaways gave the 600-horsepower rallycross cars a chance to show their speed.
After the race, Foust signed autographs for more than an hour as enthusiastic fans packed into the pit area to meet the drivers.
Rallycross is a blend of circuit racing, off-road racing and rally competition. It promises intense crowd-pleasing action in a fan-friendly track environment. As many as 10 drivers line up to start at once, piloting high-horsepower compact cars through race traffic over a challenging short course that features jumps, unbanked turns, hills and transitions between pavement and gravel.
The two-time defending Global Rallycross Champion and a contender in the European Rallycross Championship, Foust now sits in second in the U.S. points race.
The American driver will next contest the French round of the European championship at Circuit de Lohéac during the last weekend of August. There, he is prepared for a rematch with WRC star Sébastien Loeb, who he will meet in competition for the first time since the 2012 Los Angeles X Games.
Foust is running an ambitious international campaign in 2013 that includes select European Rallycross Championship rounds, the International X Games events and the Global Rallycross Championship.
RallyCross Photos © QNIGAN.COM