If you missed this race then you missed the finale to THE most exciting championship race in AMA superbike history. The title came down to Hayes or Blake Young who were separated by a hand full of points. On every lap the championship outlook was different with the shuffle of riders in the top five. All Josh had to do to secure the title was finish 3rd. At times he saw himself back in 5th with title rival Young in the lead. Hayes made some crazy moves and almost went down a couple times but worked his way up to finish 2nd. Blake won the race and the battle but lost the war. Even though Blake won twice as many races as Josh it was all due to the bonus points for pole position and laps led that ultimately swung the championship in Hayes’ favor. I congratulate Josh for his second successive AMA Superbike championship, giving Censport Graphics its first major championship! Thanks Josh, and here’s to another great year in 2012.
Other than the spectacular crashes by the two Audi cars this year you would have to say that the win for the number 73 Corvette was the most exciting thing about the race. As the sun was coming up over the picturesque French countryside the 73 Corvette was in 3rd place and a lap down on the two lead cars. It was safe to say that if the other cars didn’t run into any problems that Tommy and his teammates would end up 3rd. BUT, with a few hours to go the sister car collided with a back marker while overtaking in a corner and the car was destroyed and out of the race. One of the Ferrari’s assumed the lead and looked like it could cruise to the win, but with a couple of hours left in the race they started to have some engine trouble and the car lost quite a bit of power. The game was on! Tommy could smell blood in the water, and with Tommy behind the wheel he started to take chunks of time out of the Ferrari on every lap. The lead dwindled from a lap, to a half lap, to a minute, to seconds, and finally the Corvette was there to pounce and took the lead. Tommy never looked back and came in for their final driver change handing the car over to Antonio Garcia. They were able to capitalize on their competitor’s misfortune and won the race. It just goes to show that you can never give up and settle for less in an endurance race like Le Mans, anything can happen, and in this case their poise and clean driving paid off. Read more
Friend and client Tom Sutherland wanted to surprise his dad with this specially painted helmet. Tom is graduating from college this year and as a thank you to his dad for the support over the years Tom wanted to give his dad a special gift. Rick (Tom’s dad) raced for years in sports cars and open wheel. We took Rick’s old helmet design and did some cool stuff like put photos of him racing throughout his career. In 2004 Rick won the 24 Hours of LeMans in the P2 class so on top of the helmet we did a special little design that includes the logo for the 24 hour race and the date that he won it, in the background is a track map of Circuit de la Sarthe. Who knows, this helmet might even inspire Rick to get back in a race car!
For those of you who didn’t see this race let me write a little synopsis for you. Jason was quickest in practice and had the pole wrapped up until the very last second when Jake Zemke squeezed in a lap .3 seconds quicker. There was no doubt that there was going to be a hand full of guys that could win the race. It is really hard to break the draft at Daytona and get a big enough lead so the pack doesn’t swallow you up on the banking, so it was any man’s race to win really. Read more
These are the first of 5 helmets for Jason for the 2011 season. The others will be like this but using different color combos. He wants one special one for the season that we have yet to determine what will make it special, maybe a chrome base?! He also wants to do one with no American flag inside the star, so we have to think of something cool to go in its place.
My very good friend since high school has started an amazing blog covering his travels to cool locations and artist studios. He was in town this week and stopped by to snap some pics and do a small write up on the shop. Bo brought his friend Caleb Clark who works at MMI (Motorsports Management International) as director of branding. Bo wanted to show Caleb my operation and hopefully have him get me some business from his NASCAR clients that MMI represents.
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