Kyle Petty tests at Palm Beach International Raceway

Written by JJ O’Malley Kyle Petty took another big step towards racing in the Rolex 24 At Daytona and a possible full season in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 Sunday, testing the No. 45 Orbit Racing InterMedia BMW Riley at the new Palm Beach International Raceway, Jupiter, Florida. Petty, who tested with the team at Daytona during Pirelli tire testing in October, ran more than 50 laps as he continues to make the adjustment from racing a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car to a Grand-Am Daytona Prototype. IndyCar Series veteran Darren Manning performed the initial adjustments on the car, with co-drivers Mike Riolo and Leo Hindery Jr. also sharing time at the wheel. Going fast has not been a problem for Petty, an eight-time winner in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition. Slowing down has been difficult, though.  “Braking has been hard for me,” Petty said. “Darren tried teaching me at Daytona until I ran into the tire wall. That was pretty exciting. When I ran a few laps here I told him, first I’m not brave enough, then I get stupid, so I have to back it up and figure out where I need to be, somewhere between ‘stupid’ and ‘not brave enough.’ Learning the braking is hard.” The car was not damaged when Petty slid into an infield tire barrier during his October test session. Manning has been very impressed with Petty’s progress. Manning recorded a 1:11.9 while testing the car Sunday morning at the 2.034-mile Palm Beach International layout. Petty ran a lap of 1:12.5 on his first test session, and progressed to...

Kyle Petty prepares for a new racing life

November 20, 2008 Written by Moore Good Ink Kyle Petty will be testing on Sunday, November 23, at the new Palm Beach International Raceway (formerly Moroso Motorsports Park).  Kyle, son of NASCAR legend Richard Petty, is preparing for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, January 24-25, 2009. After spending more than 20 years competing at the highest level of stock car racing, Petty is preparing to run at the highest level of sports car racing. Orbit Racing is a local racing team (Riviera Beach) and has a history of competing in the most acclaimed sports car races in the world, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France.  Orbit will prepare the BMW-powered Riley MK XI Daytona Prototype for Petty and British star Darren Manning.  Manning is a regular in the Indianapolis 500 and raced in 2008 with AJ Foyt’s team.  Both he and ALMS race driver Scott Sharp will be in attendance on Sunday during testing at Palm Beach International Raceway. To prepare the drivers, team, and equipment for the grueling Rolex 24-hour Daytona race, all are looking forward to a full day of testing at the new track. Palm Beach International Raceway is an all-new facility that intends to cater to all forms of professional motors sports as well as to the fans that come out to enjoy the action.  Recently completed, the 2.034-mile 11-turn road course has been constructed to meet the latest FIA specifications and will soon receive International Grade II certification, allowing access to IRL, Indy Lights, Grand Am, and all major motor sports...

Swatt’s New Rear-Sets for Suzuki GSXR 600 and 750 – 2006 & UP

Written by Moore Good Ink New rear-sets for Suzuki GSXR and SV models—fully adjustable and lightweight ➢    Made from 6061-T6 aluminum—strong and robust ➢    Feature 12 unique positions of adjustment on GSXR, including stock position, and 9 positions on SV ➢    Operate in both stock and reverse-shift patterns ➢    Provide optimal grip with deep-knurled foot pegs ➢    Include levers and all necessary hardware ➢    Sold as individual components if necessary ➢    Finished in black or clear anodize ➢    Intended for race track use (if brake lights necessary, in-line pressure switch required) For further information contact: Swatt Motorcycle Products 34 Apex Drive, Jefferson, GA  30549 Telephone (800) 818-9636 or email: bill@swattmotorcycle.com Visit www.SwattMotorcycle.com for latest offerings. SWATT: CLIP-ONS (SUITABLE FOR FORK DIAMETERS 38-53mm; REAR-SETS (DUCATI & SUZUKI); RIDE-HEIGHT ADJUSTERS...

Swatt's New Rear-Sets for Suzuki GSXR 600 and 750 – 2006 & UP

Written by Moore Good Ink New rear-sets for Suzuki GSXR and SV models—fully adjustable and lightweight ➢    Made from 6061-T6 aluminum—strong and robust ➢    Feature 12 unique positions of adjustment on GSXR, including stock position, and 9 positions on SV ➢    Operate in both stock and reverse-shift patterns ➢    Provide optimal grip with deep-knurled foot pegs ➢    Include levers and all necessary hardware ➢    Sold as individual components if necessary ➢    Finished in black or clear anodize ➢    Intended for race track use (if brake lights necessary, in-line pressure switch required) For further information contact: Swatt Motorcycle Products 34 Apex Drive, Jefferson, GA  30549 Telephone (800) 818-9636 or email: bill@swattmotorcycle.com Visit www.SwattMotorcycle.com for latest offerings. SWATT: CLIP-ONS (SUITABLE FOR FORK DIAMETERS 38-53mm; REAR-SETS (DUCATI & SUZUKI); RIDE-HEIGHT ADJUSTERS...