ALTON, Virginia (August 24, 2015)- Despite setting several quick laps including a second-place qualifying effort, Brian Wong and World Stage Racing would have their Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America weekend cut short due to an incident during Saturday’s Race Two. With extensive damage to several components of the car, the O’Gara Motosport team would elect to sit the rest of the weekend out due to a variety of concerns.
“It’s difficult because we were really hoping this could be a good weekend for us, but that’s just how it can go,” stated Wong. “Tom and everyone at O’Gara Motorsport work really hard to keep our car prepared and ready, and sometimes incidents happen. Tom was driving really well and setting some quick times, it’s a rough track and he was doing extremely well. Hopefully we’ve got all of our bad luck behind us for the year.”
Driving the No. 69 GT Channel Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2, hope was high headed into the weekend. Driving at the scenic VIRginia International Raceway located in Southern Virginia, the long straights and fast corners provide a unique challenge, with the high down force and power of the Lamborghini providing for a very fast lap at the circuit. Driving in the Pro-Am category, Wong would be teamed with O’Gara Motorsport team owner Tom O’Gara.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (August 19, 2015)- Following a near two-month break in action for the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America, World Stage Racing’s Brian Wong will return to action during this weekend’s triple-header at the scenic VIRginia International Raceway. Following mixed results in the first two outings in the series, Wong will once again return to the upstart O’Gara Motorsport sharing with teammate Tom O’Gara.
“This series is always a lot of fun, I’m grateful to be back,” stated Brian Wong. “The Lamborghini Huracán is an absolutely amazing car to drive, so any chance for us to return is a welcome one. Tom O’Gara and his team always put on a great display and hopefully we can turn that into results this weekend. Sharing the car with Tom and having the opportunity to watch him elevate his driving is always a rewarding feeling, and with three races this weekend we’ll have plenty of opportunities to prove ourselves.”
Driving the No. 69 Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2, Wong will once again return with the support of World Stage Racing who will use this event as a proving ground for some upcoming announcements. Due to the weather cancellation of the most recent race at Watkins Glen International, this weekend will actually hold three races with Race One and Two occurring on Saturday, and Race Three on Sunday.
WATKINS GLEN, NY (August 12, 2015) – Returning after a near two-year absence from the NASCAR owned K&N Pro Series East, World Stage Racing’s Brian Wong was unable to demonstrate his abilities during Friday’s star-filled round due to engine issues.
“It’s disappointing because I think we had a real shot at a top ten or possibly even a top five,” stated Wong. “Regardless, it was great to get back to action in a stock car, and I’m very thankful to everyone for giving me the opportunity. We had a really cool opportunity with GT Channel to bring something a little different to the sport, and I’m very happy to have been a part of it.”
Driving the No. 40 machine from MDM Hillman racing, a well-known NASCAR team with efforts in both the premier Sprint Cup Series as well as K&N Pro Series, Wong came into the day during what has been a busy summer for the 26-year-old. Driving everything from Lamborghini’s in June to most recently a Global Rallycross machine just two weeks ago, the Chinese American has been gaining valuable seat time in anticipation of a stock car focus over the next few weeks.
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.
DETROIT (July 29, 2015)- Following an eventful weekend that saw everything from broken ramps to troubled qualifying runs, World Stage Racing’s Brian Wong still managed to impress in his Red Bull Global Rallycross series debut with a top-five finish in Detroit. Competing in his first-ever event, in fact his first-ever time on dirt, the 26-year old went from last to fifth during Sunday’s race.
“It was an incredible event, I had so much fun,” stated Wong. “We came in this weekend with no real understanding of what to expect, but by time Sunday’s race hit we had a really fast car, and I think with a little more seat time we’ll be right up with the front pack. I couldn’t believe the fan turnout. What an incredible job this series does to bring everyone in, it was amazing. Everyone at Rhys Millen Racing did an excellent job of getting me prepared and providing a fast car, thanks to everyone at World Stage Racing for making the opportunity possible. Rhys was especially helpful. I came in to this race knowing very little, but he really made a strong effort to help coach me through. With all of the experience he has it was especially beneficial, and that went a long way.”
Competing in the spec-built Lites category, Brian would take to his No. 89 machine courtesy of Rhys Millen Racing, a storied team built around the legendary Rhys Millen, who has accomplished such feats as setting a new world record to top his many victories at Pikes Peak, victories in Formula Drift, as well as Time Attack. Rhys is part of the larger Millen family, one of the most historic names in all of off-road racing, with accomplishments in various forms of motorsport through the decades.