Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Carmichael Finishes 8th in California

Motocross Champ Carmichael Excels On Four Wheels

You might say Ricky Carmichael (#4 Monster Energy Drink Chevrolet) is a fast learner. But with a record 15 American Motorcycle Association motocross championships in hand — plus a solid season of four-wheeled competition in the NASCAR Camping World Series East — it's not surprising that Carmichael logged a top-10 finish in just his second truck race.

Carmichael, who qualified third for the San Bernardino County 200, finished eighth. "It was an awesome run; he did a great job all weekend, qualifying and race," said his veteran crew chief, Billy Wilburn, who oversees the Kevin Harvick Inc. team. "To say that it was expected would be wrong.

"I would say before the year's out, you'll have yourself a Raybestos Rookie (race) winner." Carmichael, whose next race is April 25 at Kansas Speedway, was pleased with his performance but agreed there's plenty of learning yet to be done. "I'm super-pumped and I learned a lot," he said. "I wish we could have done better for (KHI) but personally, I'm happy." Carmichael has a pair of aces in the hole — Harvick and teammate Ron Hornaday Jr. (#33 Camping World Chevrolet). He followed three-time series champion Hornaday into the top five at one point after Harvick radioed Carmichael to pick up the pace.

"I just feel comfortable around Ron," Carmichael said. "I didn't even know I was fifth so that was pretty neat. But I knew if I was up there (with him) I was going to be able to learn a lot."

Monday, February 9, 2009

Carmichael races in Daytona

Ricky Carmichael participated in the ARCA Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona last Saturday, finishing 21st out of 43 drivers. Carmichael drove the number 33 Monster Energy car and managed to avoid the 21 accidents that occurred during the race.

Carmichael will suit up again this Friday to race the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Daytona.

Strong Finish for Ben Crane

Ben Crane finished at T7 yesterday in the Buick Invitational, held at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, CA. He posted a 69, 74, 70 and 70 to win $159,662.

"Way to go, Ben!" stated Tommy Limbaugh, President of 4U Management LLC.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Two-Time U.S. Open Winner, Lee Janzen Teams Up with Smart Flag LLC.

Ever since golf was first played in 1497, the game has been constantly evolving. Changing technologies, courses and equipment have allowed players of the game to grow and improve. Only one part of the golf course has yet to be advanced - the flag. Until now.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with a champion of Lee's caliber" said Chad Encheff, President of Flags of America, Inc. "We welcome his expertise and appreciate his love and passion for this great sport."

Janzen will be wearing Smart Flag branded apparel at PGA Tour and other golf tournaments.

Tommy Limbaugh, President of 4U Management LLC, who represents Lee Janzen adds "The Smart Flag is a great tool for advertisers to get their name on the course, on TV and in front of the many fans of golf. Janzen is excited about his relationship with Smart Flag and the future of this innovative company."

The Smart Flag is the Official Flag of the NGA Hooters Pro Golf Tour for the second year.