Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Note from the Writer - Congratulations to 2016 Graduates

It all started in July of 2015. The start of an era that would change my life forever.
As we began the NASCAR News Source in July we never expected this to get this big. As August came to an end, we had 1,741 views over just a few countries. In August I would begin what I thought would be my Senior year in High School. That weekend of the first week would also be where I would make my Debut in the Media at Bristol Motor Speedway. Things happened at School that just didn't make me anywhere near happy. As I walked into the Bristol Motor Speedway on That Wednesday I was nervous. It was where I would make my debut. A few weeks after the very successful debut I walked into high school and dropped out. One of the decisions I made that I wasn't so sure of that I made the right move or not but I kept pushing on and on. Covering races to the best of my ability from Home. As time continued my blog kept gaining popularity and I kept telling myself that decision I made was the right one.
As 2016 began I was invited to ARCA Racing series presented by Menards Testing at Daytona by Kyle Lockrow. It would be my return to the World Center of Racing for the fist time since the Daytona 500 the
previous year. This is where I would start my stride for 2016 and would try to be the rocket boosters for the season. As we went into February we made the stride to make the 2016 Daytona 500. I had so much momentum and confidence leaving Daytona and 2 weeks before the Daytona 500 I received that disappointing Email. I was declined and would be on the edge of missing the Daytona 500. As time went on I found out who my friends were and I would make the Sprint Unlimited and ARCA Racing Series season opener. After that I would be unsure of what would be coming that week and whether I would be watching the Daytona 500 in person or on TV. As it got closer and closer I found a way to get to the Truck Series race and Xfinity Series race but would still be short of the Daytona 500. Watching that race on TV in Florida would be the most disappointing thing to happen to me. Enough of the Sob story because I have grown on to be a better writer and a better person. They say when you hit rock bottom you find out who your friends are. Well I did.
The following weekend in Atlanta I would make it to my first back to back racing since 2010 when I did Atlanta and Bristol. Along with NASCAR I would attend my first Monster Energy Supercross event in Atlanta which is one reason why we are adding that in 2017. That would be my last race for a few weeks as I would head home for a few days and continue to improve my writing.
Nashville would be one of my favorite places and races of the season and it's where I was literally on my own. I was able to cover the ARCA Race at Nashville really on my own with no competition as many were in Texas with NASCAR. So it gave me a chance to learn how to get better.
I would return in May at Talladega and this is where the popularity would really show it's face. Meeting supporters from Spain and United Kingdom is one thing that really pays off. As time continued I was inching toward 100,000. On May 12th, 2016 I hit 100,000 views and I continue to push myself to 200,000 views. Today would have been the day I graduated High School but I decided to take a different path. I think this path will take me places as It looks to so far and it looking very promising for the next few months as I take a few leaps of faith and inch closer and closer to my dreams. There are a ton of people I want to thank, In fact I would have to make a complete different article. I want to congratulate all of those people
who will walk across the stage tonight from Ooltewah High School, I hope your path is what you will be the most successful at! As for me we will continue to make gains and as I begin a new job that will be released at a later date I feel confident that 2017 is looking very good and I am hoping it will land me in my dream and doing my dream, hopefully in Daytona covering the 2017 Daytona 500. Thank you everyone! (Koelle,2016)

The NASCAR News Source's Big Announcement

The NASCAR News Source recently reached a milestone and that was 100,000 views and as I told many of the supporters who were close to me, once we hit 100,000 we would bring in a brand new Logo and name. We are proud to announce that new name and logo will be The Motorsports News Source.
Beginning on May 25th we will begin the transition from The NASCAR News Source to The Motorsports News Source. With that we will also be adding a few new sports to the lineup. Starting with #100 we will begin covering the Verizon Indycar Series starting with the 100th Indianapolis 500. Along with Verizon IndyCar Series we will be adding the Monster Energy Supercross series starting in January of 2017. More details concerning the Monster Energy Supercross Series will be coming toward the end of 2016.
With adding some series a few things will not change and that is our coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Xfinity, Camping World Truck, K&N Pro, and Pinty's Series along with the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. Not much will change except for a few cosmetic changes. If there is a day where you can't make it to the site via that means the address has changed to
Also you will be hearing some more news in the coming weeks about how you can read more work in other places as well as our new schedule that has been updated. Our Facebook page will also be getting a make over so be on the lookout for that!
We want to send a shout out to Todd Casteel Designs for the new logos and Facebook Cover that will be coming out soon and also want to thank them for their unlimited support(Koelle,2016)

Grant Enfinger Returns to ARCA

The 2015 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Champion Grant Enfinger will return to ARCA competition at Pocono in a few weeks. Grant Enfinger will return at Pocono Raceway on June 3rd driving the No. 23 Chevrolet. Enfinger is scheduled to race under the Bret Holmes Racing banner, where he has served as crew chief for rookie Bret Holmes. Holmes finished a career best 5th at Nashville in April. Holmes also finished 9th at Talladega a few weeks ago. Enfinger finished 2nd at Pocono last season. (Koelle,2016)

60th start for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series

Trois-Rivieres (Quebec, Canada), May 18, 2016 – This upcoming May 22nd, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will take part in his 60th event in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, on the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park circuit, Bowmanville, Ontario. The #47 Dodge WeatherTech Canada/ Groupe Bellemare driver is aiming for the podium for the 2016 season opener. Multiple mechanical improvements have been made to the cars, and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and his crew chief, Billy Burns, are both confident in their future performances.
The 2016 season is of particular importance for Dumoulin Competition. Notably, it will introduce its internal mechanical team, as well as the first season backed by the expertise of Billy Burns, who joined the team to help fully realize the strategic potential of the #47 WeatherTech Canada/ Groupe Bellemare team.
“We’re kicking off a very important season, and we’re very determined to perform well. We have a solid team, with most of the mechanics having been present for many seasons, and a dynamic, motivated, and professional crew. We’re expecting nothing less than a podium, and are pushing for victory,” explains an assured Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.
Louis-Philippe Dumoulin wishes to enrich his result stats, to have a strong start to the season, and maintain the rhythm throughout the whole season. Crowned champion of the NASCAR Pinty’s series in 2014, the #47 WeatherTech Canada/ Groupe Bellemare driver now has four victories, 24 top-5s and 38 top-10s behind him. (Dumoulin Competition)