NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (August 5, 2015)- Continuing a wild summer in which he’s driven everything from exotic Lamborghini machinery to dirt-based rally cars, Brian Wong will return to action this Friday at the famed Watkins Glen International. Driving in the prestigious K&N East series as part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend, Wong will be driving the No. 40 for the highly rated MDM Hillman organization, who also compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series.
“It will be great to get back behind the wheel of a stock car,” stated Wong. “The K&N Series is ultra competitive, and running during a Sprint Cup weekend will mean everyone is going to push hard, so I’m definitely going to give it everything I have. Everyone at MDM Hillman has done an excellent job getting the car ready, and we’re excited. It’s been a crazy summer so far but a great experience, and I’m very thankful to everyone at World Stage Racing for the opportunity. Having the GT Channel on board will also be a nice addition and it underscores our goals pretty well.”
Partnering with the team will be a well-known brand within the sports car and import tuning communities, GT Channel, a network on YouTube specializing in motorsport and car. Featuring nearly 300,000 subscribers, the network is primarily known for its coverage of drifting, rally cross and sports car racing, which is a reach that is well-suited to the goals of Wong’s largest supporter, World Stage Racing.
Focusing on a digitally engaged millennial demographic, World Stage Racing is always looking for new opportunities to break tradition with the current forms of marketing in motorsport. As a largely Asian-American based organization, WSR has enjoyed a significant reach with the Chinese business community, where they hope to transcend the trends in NASCAR and sports car racing.
World Stage has deep roots in the K&N Series, including running their own team for several years in the K&N West championship, the first-ever Asian American owned team to do so.
While Brian Wong can look back to the K&N Series as part of his initial development in stock car racing, the 26-year-old has been absent from the series for nearly two years, having last competed in the fall of 2013.
As part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ CHEEZ-IT 355 weekend, the K&N East Series event will be a one-day show this Friday, with practice, qualifying, and the race all occurring on the same day.
Continual updates will be provided via Wong’s Twitter (@BWMotorsports) and Facebook accounts, as via WorldStageRacing.com.