SALEEN CUP RACING SERIES  ADVANCES AT ROAD AMERICA

SALEEN CUP RACING SERIES ADVANCES AT ROAD AMERICA

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SALEEN CUP RACING SERIES ADVANCES AT ROAD AMERICA

 

14 drivers competed at Road America on Sept 21, for the penultimate round  of Saleen’s single-make racing series, driving the new Saleen 1 model

 

Paul Terry of Nephi, Utah and Austin Riley of Ontario, Canada lead 2019 points heading into the Saleen Cup series finale in Las Vegas in mid-October

 

ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. (Sept 23, 2019) — The battle for points continued in the penultimate round of the Saleen Cup, held at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisc. September 21 as 14 drivers competed in the single-make racing series by California-based Saleen Automotive.

The Saleen Cup series was introduced to demonstrate the new Saleen 1 sports car while offering a turnkey racing experience for drivers in two distinct classes. The “Pro-Am Drivers” class includes experienced racing drivers, while a “Young Drivers” class gives prospective young drivers an opportunity to start a career in professional motorsports. Category champions in the Saleen Cup will each secure a factory seat driving in Saleen’s GT4 entry for the entire 2020 season.

Mathew Keegan of Ladera Ranch, Calif. stood atop the podium in the “Pro-Am Drivers” class after Saturday’s race, while Carter Fartuch of Schnecksville, Penn. took top position in the “Young Drivers” class after highly competitive race at the historic Wisconsin circuit. A second race scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 22 was canceled due to inclement weather.

Road America Results – Saturday, Sept 21:

Pro-Am Drivers

  • First Place – (#15) Mathew Keegan
  • Second Place – (#4) Paul Terry
  • Third Place – (#6) Johan Schwartz

Young Drivers

  • First Place – (#18) Carter Fartuch
  • Second Place – (#12) Austin Riley
  • Third Place – (#5) Ricco Shlaimoun

The Road America races mark the third of four events in the 2019 Saleen Cup schedule, culminating in a grand finale event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Oct. 18-20. As the initial return to professional-level motorsports for Saleen Automotive, the Saleen Cup series will pave the way for the company’s first entry into GT4 in 2020.

 “Our team and drivers have made immense progress during the past few events,” said Steve Saleen, CEO and founder of Saleen Automotive. “The close points race is proof of the caliber of drivers that are competing in the inaugural series and based on the lap times we’ve recorded this season, the Saleen 1 will be very competitive in GT4 next year.”

2019 Saleen Cup – Top Points Standings “Pro-Am Drivers” Class (as of 9.23.19)

  • Paul Terry – Nephi, Utah (69 points)
  • Brandon Davis – Sonoma, Calif. (66 points)
  • Martina Kwan – Los Angeles (50 points)

 

2019 Saleen Cup – Top Points Standings “Young Drivers” Class (as of 9.23.19)

  • Austin Riley – Uxbridge, Ontario Canada (86 points)
  • Carter Fartuch – Schnecksville, Pa. (80 points)
  • Cameron Lawrence – Windermere, Fla. (55 points)

 

The Saleen Cup delivers a professional-quality racing experience, with a grid of fully prepared Saleen 1 Cup Cars featuring Iconic, Contemporary and Saleen racing liveries. Full trackside support and hospitality amenities add to the professional-level racing experience. The Saleen Cup is presented via a partnership with SRO Motorsports Group, and runs concurrently with the Blancpain GT World Challenge America. Trackside tire support for the entire Saleen Cup is provided by series sponsor Continental Tires.

For more information on the Saleen Cup, visit www.SaleenCup.com.For more information on the Saleen 1 model, visit www.Saleen.com, or follow Saleen on social by using on Facebook at Facebook.com/Saleen , or by using @Saleen on Twitter and @Saleen on Instagram.

 

About Saleen Automotive, Inc.

Saleen is dedicated to transforming the transportation experience. For over 35 years, the California-based automotive manufacturer has redefined driving through high-performing vehicles that combine championship-winning racing pedigree with innovative technology and distinctive styling.

 

From the first Saleen Mustang in 1984 to the legendary S7 in 2000 and the groundbreaking new Saleen 1, founder Steve Saleen has continually set the bar for vehicle design and performance engineering on streets and racetracks worldwide. In addition to its distinctive Saleen Signature and Saleen Original vehicle lines, Saleen offers a wide variety of technical parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel for those with a passion for performance. Learn more at www.saleen.com

 

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SALEEN HOSTS SEPTEMBER 14  OPEN HOUSE AND CAR SHOW EVENT

SALEEN HOSTS SEPTEMBER 14 OPEN HOUSE AND CAR SHOW EVENT

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SALEEN HOSTS SEPTEMBER 14 OPEN HOUSE AND CAR SHOW EVENT

 

High-performance automaker Saleen Automotive invites SoCal car enthusiasts to its Corona, Calif. headquarters for 23rd annual car show and open house.

Company founder Steve Saleen will attend to sign autographs and lead tours of Saleen production facilities, plus present car show trophies

CORONA, Calif. (Sept. 9, 2019) – Famed supercar brand Saleen Automotive is inviting Southern California’s car enthusiasts to the company’s Corona, Calif. headquarters on Saturday, September 14th for its 23rd annual open house and car show event.

 As one of the biggest names in American high-performance vehicles and one of California’s only automotive brands, Saleen will open its doors for a full day of festivities including one of SoCal’s largest car shows, barbecue and autograph sessions with company founder and CEO, Steve Saleen.    

Visitors to the free event – which has been a Saleen tradition since 1996 – can enjoy a tour of the Saleen Signature model production facilities, where the company’s S302 and Sportruck models are produced. A special highlight will include a VIP tour of the Saleen Original production line, where the Saleen S7 Le Mans and midengined Saleen 1 models are produced.  

 The car show is open to all makes and models of classic cars and collector vehicles, plus modern high-performance automobiles and supercars – promising a diverse range of vehicles in attendance. A special, dedicated parking area will be reserved for Saleen models. Registration for the car show is open from 8am-10am, with no advance registration required.

 Saleen’s 23rd annual open house and car show event will be held from 10am-4pm on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 outside the company’s headquarters at 2735 Wardlow Road, Corona CA 92882.  

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SALEEN CUP SERIES RACES ON AT WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL

SALEEN CUP SERIES RACES ON AT WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL

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SALEEN CUP SERIES RACES ON

AT WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL

 

Drivers in two distinct classes competed in Watkins Glen, August 31 – Sept 1,
as part of an “arrive and drive” racing series showcasing the new Saleen 1 sports car

 

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (Sept 3, 2019) — Drivers convened at Watkins Glen International over Labor Day weekend for two days of competitive racing in the latest round of the Saleen Cup – a single-make “arrive and drive” racing series hosted by California-based Saleen Automotive.

Designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the new Saleen 1 turbocharged 450 horsepower sports car, the Saleen Cup offers turnkey racing for drivers in two distinct classes – a Pro-Amateur (“Pro-Am”) class for experienced drivers and a “Young Drivers” class, which gives prospective young drivers an opportunity to start a career in professional motorsports.

Brandon Davis of Sonoma, Calif. and Eric Powell of Orlando, Fla. stood atop the podium in the “Pro-Am Drivers” class during races on Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1, while Austin Riley of Uxbridge, Ontario Canada and Hanna Zellers of Granger, Ind. took top honors in the “Young Drivers” class.

Watkins Glen Results – Saturday, August 31:

Pro-Am Drivers

  • First Place – (#7) Eric Powell
  • Second Place – (#9) Martina Kwan
  • Third Place – (#2) Bryce Miller

Young Drivers

  • First Place – (#12) Austin Riley
  • Second Place – (#18) Carter Fartuch
  • Third Place – (#19) Cameron Lawrence

Watkins Glen Results – Sunday, September 1:

Pro-Am Drivers

  • First Place – (#14) Brandon Davis
  • Second Place – (#4) Paul Terry
  • Third Place – (#6) Johan Schwartz

Young Drivers

  • First Place – (#71) Hanna Zellers
  • Second Place – (#12) Austin Riley
  • Third Place – (#19) Cameron Lawrence

 

The Watkins Glen races are the second of four events in the 2019 Saleen Cup schedule, and which marks the return to motorsports for Saleen Automotive, led by legendary racing driver and high-performance vehicle pioneer Steve Saleen.

 “From day one, the Saleen Cup has served as a development series for both our new Saleen 1 model and our team drivers – and Watkins Glen was a proving ground for both,” said Steve Saleen, CEO and founder of Saleen Automotive. “Our drivers and crew worked very hard to make the races here a success, and we’re already looking forward to the next round at Road America later this month.”

The Saleen Cup delivers a professional-quality racing experience, with a grid of fully prepared Saleen 1 Cup Cars featuring Iconic, Contemporary and Saleen racing liveries in bold, designer colorways. Full trackside support and hospitality amenities add to the professional-level racing experience. The Saleen Cup is presented via a partnership with SRO Motorsports Group, and runs concurrently with the Blancpain GT World Challenge America. Trackside tire support for the entire Saleen Cup is provided by series sponsor Continental Tires.

In addition to offering prospective drivers and enthusiasts a turnkey, once-in-a-lifetime racing opportunity, the category champions in the Saleen Cup will each secure a factory seat driving in Saleen’s GT4 entry for the entire 2020 season. The Saleen Cup schedule includes four events in total, including upcoming rounds at Road America (Wis.) Sept. 20-22, and a grand finale event in Las Vegas, Oct. 18-20.

For more information on the Saleen Cup, visit www.SaleenCup.com.For more information on the Saleen 1 model, visit www.Saleen.com, or follow Saleen on social by using on Facebook at Facebook.com/Saleen , or by using @Saleen on Twitter and @Saleen on Instagram.

About Saleen Automotive, Inc.

Saleen is dedicated to transforming the transportation experience. For over 35 years, the California-based automotive manufacturer has redefined driving through high-performing vehicles that combine championship-winning racing pedigree with innovative technology and distinctive styling.

 

From the first Saleen Mustang in 1984 to the legendary S7 in 2000 and the groundbreaking new Saleen 1, founder Steve Saleen has continually set the bar for vehicle design and performance engineering on streets and racetracks worldwide. In addition to its distinctive Saleen Signature and Saleen Original vehicle lines, Saleen offers a wide variety of technical parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel for those with a passion for performance. Learn more at www.saleen.com

 

 

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SALEEN and SOEC present the World’s Largest Saleen Show!

SALEEN and SOEC present the World’s Largest Saleen Show!

Celebrating the community, culture and company of automotive enthusiasts

Join Steve Saleen, the Saleen family and the team at “Saleen Headquarters” as we welcome the Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club and all Saleen owners and enthusiasts at their annual open house and car show. This is the world’s largest gathering of Saleens in the world!

Saturday September 14th 2019: Car Show and Open House 10AM-4PM

  • More than 25 Saleen classes!
  • Classes for other Mustangs and Fords, plus Chevrolet, Camaro, Dodge and Challenger, and more!
  • Special Display Only category for those who don’t want their vehicle judged — bring your daily driver or fixer-upper!
  • Special SOEC awards for judged entries: Longest Distance Driven, Longest Distance Traveled, Best Non-Judged (nomination required)
  • Saleen worldwide headquarters factory tours
  • Entertainment for the kids!
  • Poster signing and autograph session with Steve Saleen!
  • Steve Saleen will autograph Saleen vehicles after the show — please be by your vehicle to have it signed.

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Saleen Announces 20th Anniversary Celebration Of S7 Supercar In August 2020

Saleen Announces 20th Anniversary Celebration Of S7 Supercar In August 2020

 

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SALEEN ANNOUNCES 20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF S7 SUPERCAR IN AUGUST 2020

High-performance automaker is actively recruiting current S7 owners  to participate in the world’s largest S7 gathering during Monterey Car Week 2020

CORONA, Calif. (August 16, 2019) – In August 2000 during the Monterey Historic Races, Steve Saleen unveiled an entirely original production vehicle that would usher in a new era of supercar design and performance and dominate racetracks worldwide: the Saleen S7.

To mark two decades of Saleen’s groundbreaking supercar, Steve Saleen is once again returning to Monterey, Calif. with plans to host the world’s largest gathering of S7 models and celebrate the iconic car.

Launched as “America’s first production supercar,” the Saleen S7 represented a new kind of hyper performance car that was designed for the street yet remained true to its racing origins and proved itself capable of winning on the world’s most iconic racetracks. The innovative car was designed, engineered and built by Saleen using the latest F1 racing technology, combining lightweight carbon fiber bodywork with a naturally aspirated 7-liter engine that delivered 550 horsepower and a top speed of 220 miles per hour.

“The S7 was immediately competitive in motorsports from day one, winning over 100 professional races at the world’s top racetracks including Daytona, Nürburgring, Silverstone, Imola, Spa-Francorchamps and the 24 Hours of Le Mans – and that was just in the first ten years of its existence,” said Saleen Automotive CEO and Founder, Steve Saleen. “There’s a lot to celebrate with the S7 over the past two decades.”

Today, the Saleen S7 is regarded as a modern classic, with an increasing presence at events like the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance and in the world’s most prestigious museums, car collections and auction houses. Yet, the groundbreaking S7 is still pushing the boundaries of supercar performance. Recently, Saleen Automotive introduced the S7 Le Mans edition – a limited run of seven Twin Turbo S7s built at the company’s facilities in Corona, Calif. producing an astonishing 1500 horsepower that pushes the supercar from 0-60 miles per hour in 2.2 seconds. All seven S7 Le Mans editions were sold before assembly began, at a price of $1 million each.

Saleen is actively recruiting current S7 owners to participate in a meet-up and celebration of the supercar in August 2020, during “Monterey Car Week.” Specific details will be announced soon, but the event plans to feature the world’s largest gathering of S7 models in one place and will be attended by Steve Saleen and other key figures responsible for the iconic supercar. Details for the event will be available soon. S7 owners who are interested in participating in the 20th anniversary celebrations next year are encouraged to contact Saleen Automotive directly at [email protected] to register for the event and receive more information.

“Being a specialized hand-built supercar, the S7 was never a mass-produced vehicle, so S7 owners are in a fairly exclusive club,” added Saleen. “As we prepare to celebrate 20 years of our flagship supercar, we are hoping to connect with as many S7 owners as possible to join us in Monterey next year.”

For more information, visit www.Saleen.com, or follow Saleen on social by using on Facebook at Facebook.com/Saleen , or by using @Saleen on Twitter and @Saleen on Instagram.

About Saleen Automotive, Inc.

Saleen is dedicated to transforming the transportation experience. For over 35 years, the California-based automotive manufacturer has redefined driving through high-performing vehicles that combine championship-winning racing pedigree with innovative technology and distinctive styling.

From the first Saleen Mustang in 1984 to the legendary S7 in 2000 and the groundbreaking new Saleen 1, founder Steve Saleen has continually set the bar for vehicle design and performance engineering on streets and racetracks worldwide. In addition to its distinctive Saleen Signature and Saleen Original vehicle lines, Saleen offers a wide variety of technical parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel for those with a passion for performance.

 

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SALEEN AUTOMOTIVE EXPANDS US & GLOBAL BUSINESS WITH NEW 5-YEAR PLAN

SALEEN AUTOMOTIVE EXPANDS US & GLOBAL BUSINESS WITH NEW 5-YEAR PLAN

Steve Saleen celebrates 35 years with ‘Vision 2020’ plan, establishing over 25 brand experience retail stores in the U.S.and expanding into new global markets with business partnership in China

CORONA, Calif. (July 23, 2019) – After 35 years of automotive industry accomplishments, and close to five decades of racing milestones, Steve Saleen is only just getting started.

The legendary racer-turned-automaker is celebrating the 35th anniversary of his founding of Saleen Automotive to announce “Vision 2020,” a major five-year expansion plan for the California company starting next year – which, thanks to pioneering new model launches and a global business partnership, will be the most eventful half-decade in its history.

At the core of Saleen’s future is the Saleen 1, the turbocharged, 450hp mid-engine sportscar designed in the spirit of the legendary Saleen S7, the most successful supercar in motorsports history. At a projected MSRP of $100K, the Saleen 1 delivers a “sports car with supercar credentials,” combining Saleen design and styling with racing-inspired performance.

To meet exponential growth in demand for performance vehicles in China, Saleen announced a business partnership with Jiangsu Saleen Automotive Technology, Co. (JSAT) that will help Saleen expand its footprint into growing global markets with an emphasis on China. The joint venture leverages Saleen’s world-class design and engineering expertise with the mass production capabilities of JSAT – which recently completed construction of a 2.5 million square foot manufacturing plant in Rugao City, near Shanghai.

JSAT’s world-class automated production facility has ample production capacity to cater for the surging demand for sports cars and passenger vehicles in China. The first Saleen vehicles for the Chinese market roll off the assembly lines in 2020, including an original Steve Saleen-designed and racing-inspired SUV model and Saleen 1 sports car for distribution in China. Saleen Automotive will produce the Saleen 1 at a U.S. manufacturing facility for sales in the U.S. market.

Today’s announcement by the founder and CEO of Saleen Automotive comes days after a high-profile ‘Saleen Night’ event hosted by Steve Saleen and Charles Wang, CEO of Jiangsu Saleen Automotive Technology, at the “Bird’s Nest” National Stadium in Beijing. In addition to announcements by Wang and Saleen celebrating the arrival of the Saleen brand to China, the star-studded July 20 event included a performance by Chinese pop star Kris Wu and a special appearance by action movie star Jason Statham, who is a brand ambassador for Saleen in China.

The attending audience of over 24,000 people were treated to demonstration laps of the new Saleen 1 models, Saleen S7 supercar and the unveiling of the new Saleen-designed SUV model by world famous stunt driver Tanner Foust, and Saleen Cup racers Martina Kwan and Hanna Zellers. The festivities were broadcast live by CCTV to more than 100 million households in China.

For the U.S. domestic market, a key focus for Saleen in 2020 is strengthening and renewing its retail operations, increasing the number of dealers supporting the best-in-class Saleen Signature vehicles, including the Saleen S302 Mustang and Saleen Sportruck models and establishing new retail facilities in over 25 cities throughout North America. These retail locations will include company-owned and operated “Saleen Experience” stores, which provide an immersive interaction with the Saleen brand and products – plus a close look at the company’s extensive racing success and history.

Separately, the company has plans to establish multiple dedicated Saleen Original dealerships throughout North America that will provide a sales and service network for the new Saleen 1 sports car, iconic Saleen S7 supercar and other upcoming original Saleen vehicles.

Following the company’s return to motorsports in 2019 with the introduction of the Saleen Cup “arrive and drive” racing series showcasing the all-new Saleen 1 sports car, Saleen is also reinforcing its commitment to professional motorsports in 2020 with the official team entry to the GT4 series with SRO World Challenge and also introducing the Saleen China GT, which will bring the first “arrive and drive” racing series to Asia, also starting next year.

 

About Saleen Automotive, Inc.

Saleen is dedicated to transforming the transportation experience. For over 35 years, the California-based automotive manufacturer has redefined driving through high-performing vehicles that combine championship-winning racing pedigree with innovative technology and distinctive styling.

From the first Saleen Mustang in 1984 to the legendary S7 in 2000 and the groundbreaking new Saleen 1, founder Steve Saleen has continually set the bar for vehicle design and performance engineering on streets and racetracks worldwide. In addition to its distinctive Saleen Signature and Saleen Original vehicle lines, Saleen offers a wide variety of technical parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel for those with a passion for performance. Learn more at www.saleen.com

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