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BRASELTON, Georgia (September 30, 2015)- Continuing his efforts to drive in a variety of machinery around the country, World Stage Racing’s Brian Wong will once again take the wheel in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America as a supporting event to this weekend’s Petit Le Mans at the famed Road Atlanta. Returning to O’Gara Motorsport in the No. 69 Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2, the 26-year old is in search of continued podium results.
“Anytime you can be part of an event like this you can’t help but be thankful,” stated Brian Wong. “Road Atlanta is one of the most unique and impressive tracks in the country, and there is simply no better weekend to be here than during Petit Le Mans. I have some great memories here over the years, and really hoping to add to that this week. The team at O’Gara Motorsport has done a great job getting the car ready, and my teammate Tom continues to progress during every weekend. There is some stiff competition here so you never know what can happen, but we’re definitely looking forward to it.”
AUSTIN, Texas (September 21)- Returning to the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America after a whirlwind month in which he’s competed in both NASCAR and Red Bull Global Rallycross competition, World Stage Racing’s Brian Wong would re-team with O’Gara Motorsport for the latest rounds at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Driving with team owner Tom O’Gara in the No. 69 Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2, the duo would take fifth and sixth in class during the week’s double-header.
“Certainly we would have liked to have seen the podium, but we had clean series of races which is a positive,” stated Wong. “Tom did a great job as always, and he drove a smart race to stay clean and out of major trouble, which went a long way in our race week. Everyone on the team did a great job getting the car prepared, and we should be pleased with our race.”
As a double-header event set at the famed Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, Wong would team with O’Gara Motorsport for the fourth event in succession, driving alongside Tom O’Gara in the ProAm category. With Tom O’Gara having never driven at the circuit prior, the duo knew that running a clean race would be of key importance, with Tom doing an excellent job during both rounds.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (September 16, 2015)- With zero experience in the top-tier Supercar category of the Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) championship, World Stage Racing’s Brian Wong made a strong impression during this past weekend’s doubleheader event at the Port of Los Angeles.
“There is absolutely nothing like this series in the world,” stated Wong. “I hadn’t even sat in the car before Friday’s practice, so to be as competitive as we were and fight right to the end during both days, made for a great experience. The GRC product is incredible. They’ve managed to really bring in a new audience to motorsport, and the enthusiasm we saw from everyone in the stands was unlike anything I’ve seen. The series has clearly found a great demographic and audience. Everyone at Rhys Millen Racing did an excellent job preparing me, and the car was excellent. I can’t thank all of our partners from World Stage Racing enough: Super Street Network, GT Channel, Koomus, Wags and Walks and Nitty.”
Having not turned a wheel in his No. 89 Hyundai Veloster before Friday practice, Wong did an impressive job getting up to speed during the day’s practice and qualifying sessions. Coming off of a busy summer in which he’s driven in everything from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series, the opportunity to jump in a small car designed to drive off road, over jumps, and through the tricky confines of the port of Los Angeles presented a unique challenge to the 26-year-old.
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.