NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (May 19, 2015)- Less than one year after World Stage Racing’s Brian Wong made an impressive drive to a second-place finish during the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event at New Jersey Motorsports Park, the 26-year old will return with Venturini Motorsports in search of victory during this weekend’s ARCA 150 presented by Unique Pretzels.
“This will be my third year at New Jersey and I think we’re as ready as we’ll ever be,” stated the 26-year-old. “Every year we’ve improved, and now that I’m in my third year with the folks at Venturini Motorsports, I feel very comfortable headed into the weekend. It’s a great event, and it’s great to be back in a stock car. I can’t thank everyone at Nuts.com, Nitty, and World Stage Racing enough for their support in getting us here.”
MONTEREY, Calif. (May 5, 2015)- Taking part in his first-ever race in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America, Brian Wong would close his weekend on a high with a third-place finish in class during this weekend’s season-opening event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
“It’s great to be able to walk away with some hardware,” stated Wong. “It’s been an interesting experience getting to learn these cars and this series, but it was a lot of fun and I really appreciate the effort that everyone put in. The Huracán has been a phenomenal car to drive, and everyone at O’Gara Motorsports has shown a lot of potential with how the program has been put together, so all in all we’re happy with what we were able to see.”
As the first weekend of the 2015 championship, the most notable element to this year’s campaign is the debut of the all-new Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo, brought into the series to phase out the previous Gallardo LP 570-4. As a one-make series, all competitors were matched in the Italian marques, with team setup and preparation combined with driver talent playing the critical differentiating roles. For this weekend, Wong was aligned with O’Gara Motorsports, a Beverly Hills-based team undertaking their first year of running a race effort in-house.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (April 29, 2015)- Following an absence from on-track competition in recent months, World Stage Racing’s Brian Wong will once again return to the track during this weekend’s Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Marking his return to the IMSA paddock, the 26-year-old will take part in this weekend’s opening rounds of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series North America with the recently revamped O’Gara Motorsports.
“It’s great to be back in action,” stated the Newport Beach native. “I was fortunate to get my first taste of the new Huracán a few weeks ago and I was instantly impressed. The car is incredibly well balanced, fun to drive… and fast. It’s been a while since I’ve been in a proper sportscar race, so it’s a great opportunity to return. Thanks to everyone at World Stage Racing and O’Gara Motorsports for having the faith in me to join.”
IRWINDALE, Calif. (October 21, 2014)- Having not been behind the wheel of a Super Late Model in over five years, World Stage Racing’s Brian Wong exercised remarkable patience to take sixth place during Saturday’s round of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series at Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, California.
“It was great to get back behind the wheel, and I’m pretty happy with the result,” stated Wong. “I haven’t driven a proper race at Irwindale in a long time, and it’s great to see the facility back in action. This is some of the best racing out there, and I really appreciate the efforts of everyone at World Stage Racing to make this happen.”
Wong most recently made headlines with a second-place finish in the ARCA Racing Series at New Jersey Motorsports Park, the series’ lone visit to a road course. Having not taken to the wheel of a Super Late Model since 2009, the first Chinese-American to score a podium in ARCA competition has focused his career efforts in recent years in both stock cars and endurance sports car racing. In addition to his ARCA success, Wong has also taken podium finishes in such noted sports car races as the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring as well as Petit Le Mans.
With World Stage Racing having recently fielded their team of Super Late Model vehicles for NASCAR star David Gilliland and his family, the revitalized organization saw fit to put Wong back in the seat for Saturday’s event.