Aug
18

Riley Racing has partnered with renowned film maker and time-lapse producer, Sean Stiegemeier, to capture, direct, document, and produce an exclusive video of the Riley Racing team’s weekend at Miller Motorsports Park during the season finale event taking place on September 9-11.

Sean Stiegemeier (@sstieg) is most recently famous for his time-lapse video of the Icelandic volcano eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in May 2010. The video is attached to this release, but can also be found on Vimeo. With over 2 million views and more than 14,000 “Likes”, Sean demonstrated his unique ability to capture a destructive force and produce a stunning piece of work.

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Aug
04

Riley Racing drivers and brothers, Jameson and AJ Riley, are now working directly with TARGETRAINING to increase their fitness levels and endurance.

Leading up to their Philly Half-Marathon effort, the brothers and TARGETRAINING are focusing on running techniques and distance training. After the half-marathon event, their focus will turn to heat tolerance, physical endurance, and core strength.

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Jul
28

Riley Racing is pleased to announce PitchEngine® as the Title Sponsor of the Riley Racing Mazda RX-8 for the Miller Motorsports Park season finale event as part of the 2010 Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series.

As Title Sponsor, the Riley Racing Mazda RX-8 will display a PitchEngine branding and color scheme for the single event, as well as custom racing suits provided by Oakley, and online marketing. Riley Racing partner, DRIVEN Clothing Company, will also produce special edition t-shirts and hats for the event, which will be given away in several contests during the event online and at the track.

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Jul
15

Brothers Jameson and AJ Riley will be running in the ING Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half-Marathon on September 19, 2010. Training for the racing duo will begin next week, with both runners targeting finish times under two hours.

Riley Racing and the Riley Brothers have a fundraising page setup for their favorite charity, @LIVESTRONG, and will be running to help raise money and awareness for fighters and survivors of cancer. Donations go directly to @LIVESTRONG via an online donation website created through the Lance Armstrong Foundation, and can be found HERE. Remember, any amount helps.

Apr
28

Bringing momentum with us from the first race of the season where we lead 23 laps, the 4th race of the season (our 2nd) looked to be promising for a podium finish. Virginia International Raceway (VIR) is a familiar track for both Riley Racing (@RileyRacing) drivers, but unfortunately the team quickly ran into engine issues.

After qualifying, but before the start of the race, the team was able to find a vacuum leak in the intake system, which was a quick and fairly simple fix. Because of the engine issues, AJ (@ajriley) qualified the car, significantly down on power, in 28th in-class, which put us starting second-to-last.

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Feb
01

The weekend started with a brake issue: no ABS. The ABS system in our car controls the power braking, and without it, we have far too much braking, resulting in easy lock-up. The problem was quickly fixed, and we were up to speed immediately.

With only one practice session left before qualifying, Jameson set out for his first time driving at Daytona International Speedway’s infield course, trying to learn the track and find setup changes that would need to be made for qualifying later that afternoon. AJ got some seat time as well at the end of the second practice session.

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Jan
15

We’ve been hard at work during the off-season with our Mazda RX-8. The car has been lightened and several systems upgraded.

With the announcement from Grand-Am that Continental Tires is the new title sponsor of our series, we will be running Continental Tires for the 2010 season, which should pose an interesting challenge to all teams, as we understand and work with the new tire.

DRIVEN Clothing Company will be featured more prominently on the car and team apparel in 2010; look for the Official Riley Racing Team Crewshirt available soon from DCC.

Jan
01

Due to budget restrictions in this tough economy, we didn’t do much racing this year. In fact, the only race in which we competed was the season finale at Virginia International Raceway with our Castrol SYNTEC Mazda RX-8 in the KONI Sports Car Challenge ST class.

We were able to go over 3 seconds faster than in 2008 at the same event, and were only half a second from the fastest car of the weekend. Although we were the fastest and highest placed Mazda RX-8 in the field, the Mazda RX-8 still needs some help from the Grand-Am officials to be more competitive.

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