LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 28, 2014)- Following an impressive ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut in 2013, World Stage Racing’s Brian Wong will return to the site of his first venture, New Jersey Motorsports Park. Competing for the second year in a row during Sunday’s Great Railing 150 presented by Barbera’s Autoland, Wong, the first Chinese-American to compete in the renowned series looks to improve on last year’s top ten.
“I think last year’s race proved the potential we had and we’re coming into New Jersey as prepared as we can be,” stated Wong. “Even though we took seventh last year, that doesn’t really tell the story of our weekend as we were actually running stronger were it not for a few hiccups earlier in the day. As anyone in racing knows, consistency plays a big role so to return with everyone at Venturini Motorsports is fantastic, I have no doubt we can capitalize on the potential we showed. I really have to thank everyone at World Stage for putting this together, it’s going to be a great weekend.”
With Wong driving the No. 55 Toyota Camry, the entire team is looking forward to proving the potential shown previously. During the 2013 round, despite missing a significant amount of the second practice session with brake issues, the Newport Beach resident managed to qualify the car in third, outpacing the series regulars and placing among an elite group of “road course ringers” more adapted to the configuration of New Jersey.
Unfortunately, a procedural issue during qualifying would force Brian to start the race in the back of the pack meaning he’d spend the majority of the race making up lost ground.
Driving up from the rear without putting a foot wrong, Wong was as high as third before tire and brake wear would eventually settle the driver into seventh. With much of the wear and race strategy being a result of starting at the back, the Californian is looking for improved luck in this year’s event.
Returning to Venturini Motorsports, Wong will also have a unique sponsor in Nashville recording trio Lucy Angel. As part of an exciting music partnership between Venturini Motorsports, ARCA, and So Good! Entertainment, the mother-daughter trio will actually be headlining a recurring summer concert series at tracks across the country. Lucy Angel has touched audiences around the world performing hundreds of shows in the U.S. in support of their freshman album. In addition, they have toured Japan, Switzerland and China twice where they were honored to be the very first Western/American act to ever sing at the Great Hall of the People in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, before Chinese government officials and more than 280 international dignitaries and ambassadors.
Practice for the event will begin on Saturday, May 31, with the race taking place one day later on Sunday, June 1 at 1PM ET.
World Stage Racing will provide continuing updates throughout via Facebook and Twitter (@WorldStageRcng), as will Venturini Motorsports (@VenturiniMotor) and Brian Wong (@BWMotorsports).