NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (September 11, 2015)- Returning to Southern California after a busy summer that has seen him race everything from a NASCAR Camping World Truck in Canada to a Lamborghini Huracán in Virginia, World Stage Racing’s Brian Wong will return to Red Bull Global Rallycross competition during this weekend’s eighth and ninth rounds in Los Angeles, California. With the event taking place at the famed Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, this will serve as a homecoming of sorts for the 26-year-old who grew up just 40 miles south in Newport Beach. Adding to the excitement, Wong, who previously competed in the series’ second-tier Lites category, will return with Rhys Millen Racing only this time in one of the team’s Hyundai Veloster machines as he elevates to the premier Supercar category.
“It’s going to be a big jump seeing as I’ve only done one GRC race in the Lites category, but it should be a lot of fun,” stated Wong. “Coming from a NASCAR Truck on a road course straight to a Hyundai on the dirt will be a pretty big jump, but the guys at Rhys Millen Racing are excellent at preparing a great car and getting me as ready as I can be for it all. As always, World Stage Racing has been tremendously supportive and we have some excellent promotional partners this weekend in Super Street, Koomus, Nitty, GT Channel and Wags and Walks Dog Rescue. I couldn’t be more excited, hopefully we can show well.”
Continuing a long-term affiliation, Wong’s efforts will be supported by World Stage Racing, an Asian American-owned business that focuses on finding new ways to engage a digital audience in motorsport.
New to the effort will be a promotional partnership with Super Street, part of TEN: The Ten Enthusiast Network. Known as the original 'tuner bible', what was started as a print magazine has now become the Super Street Network - an aftermarket enthusiast powerhouse that reaches 16 million fans globally! Super Street will be capturing Brian's latest adventure for its fans to follow across its digital platforms.
Additionally, the team will be welcoming a new partner in Koomus. Koomus is the trusted brand of quality smartphone and tablet mounting solutions for cars, bikes and home. Koomus patent-pending products are designed in the USA with safety and simplicity in mind.
Adding to the team’s commitment to unique content creation, the program will also continue a partnership with GT Channel who has now been with the program in both their NASCAR and Lamorghini efforts. As a YouTube-certified channel dedicated to automotive lifestyle, with an emphasis on drifting, tuning and sportscars, the team will be making exclusive content with Wong and company throughout the weekend’s event.
Also continuing a long-time partnership, Nitty will once again join the team. Nitty is a social bartering application built for communities that are passionate about their shared interests. Interested users can find it via both iOS and Android devices.
Finally, new to the team will be another charitable effort, this time in the form of pet adoption service Wags and Walks. With both Wong and World Stage Racing serving as committed pet owners, as well as advocates for pet adoption, the partnership aims to expand the message of the growing organization. Dedicated to rescuing dogs in danger at pet shelters, Wags and Walks takes the unique approach of finding shelter dogs based on temperament and the ability to thrive with a family as opposed to matching a dog based on breed, age, or size.
As a double-header event, the race will serve two “one day shows” with practice, qualifying, and heat races all taking place on the same day. Race One starts this coming Saturday, September 12, with Race Two on Sunday. LIVE coverage for both events can be found on NBC at 4PM PT on both Saturday and Sunday.