THOMASVILLE, NC--(Marketwire - Jul 24, 2012) - O'Connell Racing (www.OConnellRacing.com), a leading professional motorsports organization, announced today that in conjunction with Rick Ware Racing and the RWR North American Tour presented by Poynt, Kevin O'Connell has been confirmed to be lead driver in the RWR Ford BOSS Mustang for the Brickyard Grand Prix to be held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). This is the first time in history of IMS that Sports Cars have been permitted to race at the facility on the road circuit.
O'Connell will be joined by marketing partners Poynt Corporation (Poynt.com), Gunbroker.com, General Pacific Partners (GPP), Adia Nutrition (PINKSHEETS: ADIA) and SHANIA KIDS CAN, the 2012 cause related effort supported by the RWR North American Tour.
SHANIA KIDS CAN founder and benefactress Shania Twain commented, "I am pleased that Kevin O'Connell and Rick Ware have joined forces to raise awareness of the SHANIA KIDS CAN foundation. I created SHANIA KIDS CAN to support underprivileged primary age children in North American schools and Kevin and Rick obviously share my desire to give back to those less fortunate by getting involved. Thank you for believing in our kids."
Under Grand-Am Rolex Series rules, a minimum of two racing drivers per team, per race are required in competition. A current, yet to be named NASCAR co-driver will be announced on July 25th at 5:30AM ET.
Team owner Rick Ware stated, "We are racing at the Brickyard with 2011 'Rookie of the Year' Timmy Hill in the Nationwide Series and Kevin and a co-driver yet to be announced in Grand-Am. This weekend on the RWR Tour is a special weekend because the Brickyard means so much to any passionate member of the racing community and we are proud to be a part of it with our Tour sponsors."
Driver Kevin O'Connell commented, "Being a road course driver in various NASCAR series and in the Rolex Series, the opportunity to race at Indianapolis was always reserved for the oval races with the exception of Formula One. With Rolex and Nationwide both present and both series being part of the 2012 RWR North American Tour, we worked hard with our sponsors and teammates to make this happen. It's a unique opportunity to race on hallowed ground and to pay tribute to the 'founding fathers' of American motor racing who started racing here over a century ago."
The Grand-Am Rolex Series race begins at 4:10pm ET on July 27th and the NASCAR Nationwide Series race begins at 4:30pm ET on July 28th, 2012.
About Rick Ware Racing: Rick Ware Racing (RWR) has competed in every NASCAR sanctioned series, ARCA Series, the WMA Motocross Series, AMA Arenacross, Motocross and Supercross Series, Summer X-Games and Rolex Grand-Am Series.
About O'Connell Racing: O'Connell Racing (OCR) competes in Sports Car racing in the Grand-Am Rolex Series and Stock Car racing various touring series in NASACR as well as various Vintage Racing series throughout North America.
About General Pacific Partners: Established in 1997, General Pacific Partners, LLC (GPP) is a leading North American advisory services and public venture capital group. GPP specializes in seed, early and developmental stage direct investments and has long-term minded investment experience, in depth capital markets knowledge, proven strategies for improving and growing private and public companies, and strong commitments to teamwork and accountability.
About Poynt Corporation: Poynt.com is a convenient and timesaving GPS-enabled mobile application that connects users to local businesses, events, restaurants, movie theatres, offers, gas prices, weather information and directions at the moment they are looking to buy or acquire products or services. Poynt is available as a free download for users in the United States and Canada on Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, BlackBerry® smartphones and BlackBerry Playbook™ Tablet, and Nokia devices from the respective App Stores.
About SHANIA KIDS CAN: SHANIA KIDS CAN (www.ShaniaKidsCan.com) is a charitable organization founded by Shania Twain and designed to support underprivileged primary age children in North American schools.
About Adia Nutrition: Adia Nutrition, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ADIA) is a company specializing in shelf-stable probiotics. Currently, Adia offers five flavors of probiotic powder and two flavors of probiotic chews. Adia sells their products across the country in independent pharmacies, health food stores, fitness centers and grocery store chains. In states and countries where Adia does not yet have retail distribution partners you can find Adia online. According to a market research report titled 'Probiotics Market,' published by Markets and Markets (www.marketsandmarkets.com), the global probiotics market is expected to be worth US $32.6 billion by 2014. Moreover, the global market is expected to record a CAGR of 12.6%.
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