NASHUA, NH (1/13/2010) – A dangerous scenario for the competition, John Salemi has partnered with Jamerson Motorsports to drive the #63 Dangerous RED/Valenzano Winery Chevy Impala at the 2010 NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown! John Salemi qualified for his first ever NASCAR Grand National Series race at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale in 2004 finishing 17th. He has since then competed every year in the showdown out at the California short track as an East Series competitor. John will return this year with veteran crew chief Mark Tutor sporting several new sponsors including Dangerous RED wine and Valenzano Winery.
“I’m really excited to have Dangerous RED & Valenzano Winery as a primary sponsor for this race. Irwindale is one of my favorite places to race and we seem to get great exposure every time we race there! This is an amazing opportunity for the team and our sponsors! We’ve worked really hard to get to this point and it seems like a victory in itself just knowing that great people and great products support us.”
Dangerous RED is a versatile, easy to drink, semi-sweet and fruity wine made in the USA at southern New Jersey’s Valenzano Winery and sold locally or online at http://www.dangerousred.net/ . The man behind the wine is the Discovery Channel hit TV show, Deadliest Catch’s Russell Newberry who will be present at the showdown. Valenzano Winery, a family operated vineyard in the heart of the New Jersey pinelands produces the wine from locally grown concord grapes. A portion of proceeds from Dangerous RED and New Berry wines help support Operation Troop Aid, a program set up to help our young men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“We’re even more excited to know that we’ll be supporting our troops abroad by promoting the Dangerous RED wine. The more people we can get to go online and order a bottle or two the more our troops will benefit!”
Jamerson Motorsports has plans to take Dangerous RED national adding distributors in several states! Jamerson Motorsports has also secured Chispanic Enterprises, a foodservice distributor for the Northeast U.S., Capt’n Chucky Crab Cake Co., renown for preparing the finest crab cakes in the restaurant industry and for major food service suppliers, Always a Good Sign, a premier provider of designs and displays, Checkers Powder Coating, offering the best custom powder, ceramic and paint finishes on auto parts and wheels, and Patty B’s Hats & Tees as sponsors for the showdown. Middlesex Gases, supporting its 60th year in business as an industry leader in the distribution of a wide range of specialty/industrial gases, welding and related products, and safety equipment will also return as a long-time sponsor of John Salemi Racing.
“We spent most of 2009 rebuilding and improving our equipment. Although the results didn’t always show, we really improved as a team and kept a positive attitude. With Mark Tutor’s experience and our new sponsorship I think we”ll be a very strong contender!”
John Salemi finished 13th in points in the 2009 Camping World Series – East with the entire team receiving the Sportsmanship Award at the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards Gala in November. His best finish at the showdown is ninth.
The NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, CA is a 225 lap event showcasing the best short-track racers in North America. Several participants have confirmed participation in the event alongside John including Joey Logano, Steve Park, Ryan Truex, and defending race-winner Matt Kobyluck. The event will be aired live on SPEED January 29th & 30th.
If you are interested in purchasing the Dangerous RED or any of Valenzano Winery’s award winning wines, they can be purchased online at http://www.dangerousred.net/. Visit http://www.johnsalemiracing.com/ or http://www.jamersonmotorsports.net/ for more information and updates as we near the event. DANGEROUS RED. “Drink Dangerous” … Never Drink and Drive!