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  • Tim Bell and Mitchum Motorsports Overcome Adversity for 18th Place Finish in Barber 200

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    On November 19, 2012 • By

    Altamonte Springs, FL/April 1, 2012 – P1 Groupe and Mitchum Motorsports driver Tim Bell returned Saturday to the place where he earned his first podium finish of his rookie season in the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series career in 2011. Now in 2012 with a new team, new car, and new co-driver, Bell looked to feed off of that success. Unfortunately, heading into the first turn of the race Bell’s co-driver George Richardson was essentially driven over by another car out of control causing a large wreck that battered the #6 Mitchum Motorsports Extremebidder Chevrolet Camaro GS.R.

    With the driver side door, mirror, and left front quarter panels of the car destroyed in the wreck the Mitchum Crew went to work. Within minutes the car was back on track and drivable, albeit without a door or left side mirror and significant mechanical issues. Bell rallied his team and continued to support Richardson as the team fought for every position. After another wreck caused an extended caution period, the decision was made to put Bell into the car. Bell began to run fast laps with a battered race car and began to pick up positions. He pushed hard enough to race but smart enough to get the car to the finish. When the checkered flag waved to end the wild showing, Bell brought the car home an impressive 18th in the 38-car class. In racing it is all about where the results are, but in this case it is safe to say that results aren’t a match for the amount of poise, determination, maturity and the will to not give up that Bell showed that day. His team fed off that ‘never say die’ attitude to drive to their finishing position.

    “This weekend was a wild one for both George and me at Barber Motorsports Park,” Bell stated. “George had his hands full starting near the front of the pack that consisted of seventy-six cars, and unfortunately he was hit heading into turn one causing him to lose his door, fender, window, rear shocks, and motor. After his stint was completed, I was handed a very sick Camaro and did my best to bring it home. I can’t believe the Mitchum Camaro made it that far with the amount of damage it had received from that brutal race. This just goes to show how well built the Mitchum Motorsports Camaro GS.R is. I can’t thank the guys enough for getting the car back into running condition and helped us finish! All I can do now is wait for the next race in Miami and hopefully we will have better luck.”
    The GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series Barber 200 from Barber Motorsports Park will be aired on SPEED Channel on Sunday, April 8th at 12 PM ET. Check your local listings and see Tim Bell and the #6 Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro GS.R.

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    About P1 Groupe:
    P1 Groupe Inc. is a motorsports management company representing drivers and teams from around the world. P1 Groupe offers its high-speed clientele an array of options designed to allow a dedicated focus to the most important task at hand: winning races. Through marketing, management, branding and design, P1 Groupe provides quality solutions with speed and efficiency. For more information, visit www.p1groupe.com.

    Additional information may be obtained at www.mitchummotorsports.com, www.timbellracing.com or www.p1groupe.com. Follow us on Twitter: @ P1 Groupe

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  • Spaude and SRRT Ready Their Subaru WRX-STI for Barber 200

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    On November 19, 2012 • By

    Altamonte Springs, FL/March 26, 2012 – P1 Groupe and Subaru Road Racing driver Bret Spaude entered the 2012 GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series knowing he and the Subaru Road Racing Team could compete with the likes of Chevrolet, Ford and BMW. He proved that by qualifying well and leading much of the race in 2011, as well as the strong run in his #35 Subaru WRX-STI in January at Daytona, where he ran fast and consistent laps all race long. Spaude is looking to continue to show that type of speed and power as he and teammate Andrew Aquilante head to Barber Motorsports Park where last year Spaude qualified 8th. The Barber 200 will mark the second event on the 2012 Series Schedule, and with Spaude and SRRT continuing to put strong runs together, the sky’s the limit in 2012.

    “Heading to Barber after a great showing at Daytona is very exciting” stated Spaude. “With the new concessions GRAND-AM has given us including weight and fuel load, we are looking great for Barber! Those minor changes really helped our chances of doing very good on a fuel mileage basis. Our Subaru WRX-STI is very strong this year and with more qualifying runs, pit stops, and race performances like we had at Daytona, we are going to win races this year!”

    The GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series Barber 200 from Barber Motorsports Park begins on Saturday, March 31st at 4:15 PM ET. The race will be two and a half hours in length, and will be aired on SPEED Channel on Sunday, April 8th at 12 PM ET. Check your local listings to see Bret Spaude race against the rest of the field in the Subaru Road Racing Team #35 Subaru WRX-STI.

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    About P1 Groupe:
    P1 Groupe Inc. is a motorsports management company representing drivers and teams from around the world. P1 Groupe offers its high-speed clientele an array of options designed to allow a dedicated focus to the most important task at hand: winning races. Through marketing, management, branding and design, P1 Groupe provides quality solutions with speed and efficiency. For more information, visit www.p1groupe.com.

    Additional information may be obtained at www.subaruroadracingteam.com , www.bretspaude.com or www.p1groupe.com. Follow us on Twitter: @P1 Groupe

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  • Matt Bell and Stevenson Motorsports Head to Site of First 2011Top-5 in Barber Motorsports Park

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    On November 19, 2012 • By

    Altamonte Springs, FL/March 26, 2012 – P1 Groupe and Stevenson Motorsports Driver Matt Bell is ready to once again strap behind the wheel of his #9 Chevrolet Camaro GS.R when the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series runs at Barber Motorsports Park. The Barber 200 will mark the second event on the 2012 Series Schedule, and also mark where Bell and Stevenson Motorsports earned their first Top-5 of the 2011 season in a 5th place finish after qualifying on the front row in 2nd position. Bell, who tied the record with most poles in a single season in Grand Sport with five back in 2009, looks to do one position better this year and set the pace for his team to bring home their first win of 2012.

    “I’ve got a good feeling about this one” Bell stated. “Team changes are sometimes tough to swallow, but we’ve always done well against adversity. My usual co-driver, John Edwards, has suffered an injury and unfortunately will not be driving the 9 this weekend. Stevenson GT driver Robin Liddel will join me in his place. It will be fun seeing what he thinks of our big GS car compared to the purpose-built GT. It takes some getting used to. I have no doubt Robin will be fast, reliable, and offer great feedback, but I am curious about how he feels the first time he feels that hotrod around a lap of Barber. That said, I’m also interested in getting his thoughts on the competition.”

    “The Stevenson team has been working very hard to get the most out of our car given the limitations the series has subjected anything sporting a bow-tie in GS to. We know we have an uphill battle against our competition in class as we’ve not been given the performance breaks that have been given to manufacturers that already have had more success in this series, which can be both puzzling and frustrating at times. That said, it’s up to us to go out there and make the most with what we’re given week-in and week-out, to fight for wins, and not to make excuses. Regardless, I am very excited to be back behind the wheel of our big Camaro after our little break in the schedule. It should be a fun weekend as long as we keep out of trouble. Oh, and I still owe Jack Roush from last year!”

    The GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series Barber 200 from Barber Motorsports Park begins on Saturday, March 31st at 4:15 PM ET. The race will be two and a half hours in length, and will be aired on SPEED Channel on Sunday, April 8th at 12 PM ET. Check your local listings and see Matt Bell and the #9 Stevenson Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro GS.R.

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    About P1 Groupe:
    P1 Groupe Inc. is a motorsports management company representing drivers and teams from around the world. P1 Groupe offers its high-speed clientele an array of options designed to allow a dedicated focus to the most important task at hand: winning races. Through marketing, management, branding and design, P1 Groupe provides quality solutions with speed and efficiency. For more information, visit www.p1groupe.com.

    Additional information may be obtained at www.stevensonmotorsports.com, www.mbellracing.com or www.p1groupe.com.

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  • Trinkler Ready for Barber 200 in New Honda Civic SI

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    Altamonte Springs, FL/March 26, 2012 – P1 Groupe represented driver Owen Trinkler continues his march to the 2012 Street Tuner Driver Championship as the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series heads to Barber Motorsports Park for the Barber 200. After finishing 4th in last year’s final Driver Championship standings in Street Tuner, Trinkler is ready to bring home that championship to RSR Motorsports in 2012. Trinkler, who will be behind the wheel of the #197 Cruise America, Thor Motorcoach, USLED Carbotech Honda Civic SI, finished 11th in last year’s event after qualifying 8th. This will be the first event at Barber that Trinkler will not be behind the wheel of one of RSR’s traditional Mini Coopers, but rather he will be piloting RSR’s new Honda Civic SI. It’s an exciting time for both RSR and Trinkler.

    “I’m really looking forward to coming back to my home track and to be driving there with RSR Motorsports” stated Trinkler. “We have always had a great car for this race and we will try to bring home a great result for everyone at RSR and for all of our sponsors.”

    The GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series Barber 200 from Barber Motorsports Park begins on Saturday, March 31st at 4:15 PM ET. The race will be two and a half hours in length, and will be aired on SPEED Channel on Sunday, April 8th at 12 PM ET. Check out coverage on SPEED to cheer on Owen Trinkler and the #197 RSR Motorsports Team.

    About Extreme Bidder
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    About P1 Groupe:
    P1 Groupe Inc. is a motorsports management company representing drivers and teams from around the world. P1 Groupe offers its high-speed clientele an array of options designed to allow a dedicated focus to the most important task at hand: winning races. Through marketing, management, branding and design, P1 Groupe provides quality solutions with speed and efficiency. For more information, visit www.p1groupe.com.

    More information on Owen Trinkler please view www.p1groupe.com, or www.rsrmotorsports.com, and on their sponsors at www.usled.com, www.cruiseamerica.com, and www.thormotorcoach.com. Follow us on Twitter: @P1 Groupe

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  • Robert Stout and Mitchum Motorsports look to Ride momentum from Daytona into Barber 200

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    Altamonte Springs, FL/March 26, 2012 – P1 Groupe and Mitchum Motorsports Driver Robert Stout heads into Barber Motorsports Park with a great deal of momentum coming off his 7th place finish in the opening round of the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series season at Daytona International Speedway this past January. This year’s Barber 200 will mark the second event on the 2012 Series Schedule, and Stout, who is in his second season with Mitchum and first in ST, finished 10th in last year’s event in Birmingham. With confidence running high for the driver of the #60 Mitchum Motorsports, Lucas Oil, Makita Power Tools, Fatheadz, E3 Sparkplugs BMW128i, Stout focuses on goals for Barber and the rest of the year.

    “I have very high hopes for this race at Barber” explained Stout. “We came up to 7th and had good potential for a Top-5 at Daytona which was our first race weekend with the BMW. My co-driver Kevin Gleason, Mitchum Motorsports and myself have every intention of staying in the points battle and taking home this ST Championship at the end of the year. I think Barber will suit this car well and show good results for us. If we can just stay consistent and dodge the wrecks then we’ll be there at the end!”

    The GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series Barber 200 from Barber Motorsports Park begins on Saturday, March 31st at 4:15 PM ET. The race will be two and a half hours in length, and will be aired on SPEED Channel on Sunday, April 8th at 12 PM ET. Check your local listings and see Robert Stout and the Mitchum Motorsports BMW 128i.

    About Lucas Oil:
    Lucas Oil Products is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive oil, additives, and lubricants. Lucas Oil Products have been tagged as the most wide-spread and well-known brand of its industry since its inception in 1989. For more information or to purchase products and merchandise, visit www.lucasoil.com

    About Extreme Bidder:
    Extreme Bidder allows its users to save up to 99 percent off the retail price of thousands of new, brand-name products, offering extreme discounts to top-of-the-line merchandise and real estate. Users purchase bids, and the last person to bid on an item when the clock runs out wins, as long as they are the top bidder. For more information or to register for an account, visit www.extremebidder.com.

    About P1 Groupe:
    P1 Groupe Inc. is a motorsports management company representing drivers and teams from around the world. P1 Groupe offers its high-speed clientele an array of options designed to allow a dedicated focus to the most important task at hand: winning races. Through marketing, management, branding and design, P1 Groupe provides quality solutions with speed and efficiency.

    Additional information may be obtained at www.mitchummotorsports.com, www.robertstoutracing.com, www.lucasoil.com, www.makita.com, www.fatheadz.com, www.e3sparkplugs.com or www.p1groupe.com. Follow us on Twitter: @P1 Groupe

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  • Tim Bell Prepared to Build off Last Year’s Second Place at Barber 200

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    Altamonte Springs, FL/March 26, 2012 – This time last year P1 Groupe and Mitchum Motorsports Driver Tim Bell was preparing for his second career professional race in the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series at Barber Motorsports Park. In that race Bell ran fast and consistent laps like a veteran and came home with a 2nd place finish. In a year’s time since that race Bell has been tagged to drive the #6 Extremebidder Chevrolet Camaro GS.R for Mitchum Motorsports, been tested by NASCAR teams, and has shown the demeanor, attitude and poise of a grizzled veteran. This weekend Bell takes to the track once again at Barber Motorsports Park not as a wide-eyed rookie, but as a hardnosed, patient, and determined veteran. For the driver that finished 2nd as a rookie there is only one position left to grab, first.

    “I’m really looking forward to this upcoming race at Barber with my co-driver George Richardson. He has a lot of experience with door-to-door racing and he should do a great job moving through the field. This past weekend was a good learning experience for me this weekend in the NASCAR department, despite being rained out for the race. However, I can’t wait to get back behind the wheel of the Mitchum Camaro! I hope for the best of luck both this week in the GRAND-AM race at Barber and next week in the NASCAR race at Caraway Speedway.”

    The GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series Barber 200 from Barber Motorsports Park begins on Saturday, March 31st at 4:15 PM ET. The race will be two and a half hours in length, and will be aired on SPEED Channel on Sunday, April 8th at 12 PM ET. Check your local listings to see Tim Bell race against the rest of the field in #6 Mitchum Motorsports Camaro GS.R.

    About Extreme Bidder
    Extreme Bidder allows its users to save up to 99 percent off the retail price of thousands of new, brand-name products, offering extreme discounts to top-of-the-line merchandise and real estate. Users purchase bids, and the last person to bid on an item when the clock runs out wins, as long as they are the top bidder. For more information or to register for an account, visit www.extremebidder.com.

    About P1 Groupe:
    P1 Groupe Inc. is a motorsports management company representing drivers and teams from around the world. P1 Groupe offers its high-speed clientele an array of options designed to allow a dedicated focus to the most important task at hand: winning races. Through marketing, management, branding and design, P1 Groupe provides quality solutions with speed and efficiency. For more information, visit www.p1groupe.com.

    Additional information may be obtained at www.mitchummotorsports.com, www.timbellracing.com or www.p1groupe.com.

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  • Muscle Milk sails “Basic Instinct” to 2nd in RYC Race

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    On October 2, 2012 • By

    The RYC (Richmond Yacht Club) which was founded in 1932 has been the training ground for many of the Bay Area’s top sailors and continues to be one of the leaders in races and activities.  “I have been a guest at the Richmond Yacht Club a few times and was very excited to give one of their races a try,” said Gidley.  “It was a quick shift in gears to go from having raced at long Beach a few days before in the Muscle Milk/Molecule LMPC racecar to now getting my crew together to hit the water!”

    Close to forty boats lined up for five starts on a nice Wed evening with about 5kts of wind to get the fleet off the line.  “Basic Instinct is a fast boat…but really is a missile when the wind picks up above 15kts,” said Gidley.  “So, it was a little disappointing at the start with so little wind.  We also got boxed in trying to get across the start line at the whistle and lost some more time to our competition.”  As the fleet rounded the first marker the wind steadily picked up.  “As soon as we got some decent wind, we really started to close the gap,” said Gidley. “I had six as crew, and even though most had not worked together before, they really started to get everything figured out.”  At the line, the Basic Instinct Muscle Milk crew came up a little short.  “We had a great second half and just came up a little short,” said Gidley. “These Wednesday night races are really short…about one hour in total so you have to really nail it right from the start.  I look forward to the next one!”

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  • Tim Bell Prepared for Encore at Caraway Speedway

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    On October 2, 2012 • By

    Bell will pilot his #54 Creation Cope Racing Extreme Bidder Chevrolet Impala in the Limited Late Model class in a 30-lap sprint race on Saturday April 21st in front of Team Owner Derrike Cope, Team Manager Andy Woolgar, and all of the fans that watched this sportscar driver turned oval track racer debut his talents three weeks prior.  Bell looks to improve on his 7th place finish in his first race at Caraway Speedway which left him currently in 7th position in the BK Limited Late Model Class Driver Points Championship Standings.  With three career starts and three Top-10s to show for it, Bell’s confidence and potential has skyrocketed to a level that leaves him now looking for his first career Top-5 this weekend.

    “The weekend will mark the final race for the month of April in a Late Model for me” stated Bell.  “I’m looking forward to finishing this series with a good clean run to the front and end on a good note.  As long as the weather holds out it should be another successful weekend running door to door and bumper to bumper!”

    The festivities at Caraway Speedway will begin on Friday April 20th with practice and sessions for all classes including Tim Bell’s Limited Late Model Class. On Saturday April 21st Bell will go through final practice as well as qualifying for his event. Come Saturday evening Bell will get behind the wheel of his #54 Creation Cope Racing Extreme Bidder Chevrolet Impala Limited Late Model. Checkwww.carawayspeedway.com for results at the end of the event.

    Additional information may be obtained at www.carawayspeedway.comwww.creationcope.comwww.timbellracing.com or www.p1groupe.com. Follow us on Twitter: @P1 Groupe

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  • Muscle Milk Pickett Racing Adds Hamilton to LMPC Lineup

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    On October 2, 2012 • By

    Roger Wills was originally slated as the third driver for the May 12 race, but another commitment has him unable to attend the six-hour event. Hamilton will be teaming up with regular drivers Mike Guasch and Memo Gidley.  The London, England-born racer is the grandson of 1953 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Duncan Hamilton. He started driving competitively at the age of 11 in karts and progressed to cars five years later. In 2007, he won on his Formula Ford debut at Silverstone.  The following four seasons saw Hamilton drive in Formula Renault and the Porsche Carrera Cup Championship as well as in a variety of other series which has allowed him to extend his experience in different formulas.  He finished on the podium at the famed Le Mans circuit in the Porsche Carrera Cup race in 2010, one of the supporting races for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The following year he was crowned BARC vice-champion in the Protyre Formula Renault Finals on the strength of five podiums, which included three wins, in six races.
    For 2012, in addition to his one-off race with Muscle Milk Pickett Racing at Laguna Seca, Hamilton is competing in the International GT Open Championship.  In preparation for his PC debut with the Muscle Milk team, Hamilton will take part in a two-day private test at Buttonwillow Raceway Park at the beginning of May.
    For more information on Archie Hamilton visit www.archiehamiltonracing.com.
    Muscle Milk Quotes:

    Greg Pickett, Team owner, Muscle Milk Pickett Racing
    “We’re looking forward to having Archie Hamilton join our PC team for the Laguna Seca round next month. He’s a talented, young, up and coming driver and I think he will fit in perfectly with Mike Guasch and Memo Gidley.  “At such a young age, he has quite a bit of experience in different forms of racing and I’m confident he’ll be able to help our PC team continue to build on its most recent success.”

    Archie Hamilton:
    “My goal for this season was to have a good start in endurance racing, so having secured drives in the Le Mans Aston Martin support race, the International GT Open and now an ALMS drive with Muscle Milk Pickett Racing is fantastic!  “My main focus is first on a good result at Portimao. I then have the test and a little time to switch mentally to the Oreca and LMP driving style. Having tested a prototype car last year, it won’t be a completely new experience, which is an advantage. It will be great to experience being part of an American team and I’m really looking forward to tackling the ‘Corkscrew’.”
    Please take the time to visit Memo’s sponsors!

    Muscle Milk
    Cytomax Performance
    Red Line Oil
    Bell Helmets
    MIR Race Line
    Marin Bikes
    Shawn Thomas Automotive at Infineon Raceway

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  • Taap.It and P1 Groupe Ink Deal to Form Partnership

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    On October 2, 2012 • By

    P1 Groupe, who has ties to hundreds of companies all around the world will use the many contacts it has both in the business sector and the motorsports sector to drive traffic to their new counterparts website while Taap.it, which is headquartered in New York, has offered P1 Groupe the opportunity to equip them with different accounts consisting of goods and services that could be sold online including the goods that are already under P1 Groupe management.  The move comes at a time when both companies are projecting a prosperous 2012.

    President of P1 Groupe, Eric Burch had nothing but positive words to say about the newly formed partnership.  “We are very happy to have partnered with Taap.it, Inc.  Their mobile app has the ability to change the way companies do business and their lively atmosphere and out-of-the-box mentality fits perfectly with that of P1 Groupe and our stable of Race Drivers under our management.  We are happy that Taap.it has in turn chosen to partner with P1 Groupe and support the on-track efforts of our drivers to assist them in brand awareness as they branch out further into the marketplace, and expanding into new territories.”

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