Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Series Presented by BFGoodrich Tires - Road America - Elkhart Lake, WI - June 21-23, 2019

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Sarah Montgomery Partners with Roth Cheese for Road America race.

June 18, 2019

Roth® Cheese Is Going to the Races with Sarah Montgomery
This unexpected partnership will turn heads at the track June 21-23. 

Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin Roth® Cheese, a leading producer of award-winning specialty cheese, is partnering with Sarah Montgomery, as she competes in the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Series presented by BFGoodrich Tires in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Roth employees will be at the Road America track on Saturday, June 22 cheering on Sarah, with cheese!

As the Roth logo races around the track on Sarah’s vehicle, a sample taste testing of Roth Snack Cheeses will be taking place with racing fans. Roth Snack Cheese comes in three flavors including Creamy Cheddar, Creamy Gouda, and Creamy Whole Milk Mozzarella, perfect for families on the go. They are made with local rBST-free Wisconsin milk sourced from family farms within 60 miles of the company’s Southwest Wisconsin creamery. Packed with 5 grams of protein and 70 calories per serving, Roth Snack Cheese is a preservative-free, and naturally gluten-free snack. 

“As a company, we are dedicated to supporting women and jumped at this opportunity to partner with female race car driver, Sarah Montgomery, at a local event here in Wisconsin,” stated Heather Engwall, Vice President of Marketing at Roth Cheese. “Sarah is also a great fit for Roth because her favorite charity, Lemons of Love, aligns with our mission to give back. Fans will also be able to bring specialty cheese with them wherever they go, even the race track!”

To find Roth Cheese near you visit rothcheese.com/locator.

About Roth®
Roth® Cheese is a part of Emmi Roth, one of the nation’s largest producers of specialty cheese. Cheese experts at Roth have been importing and crafting specialty cheese in Southern Wisconsin for more than 150 years. Roth is known for producing award-winning cheeses like Grand Cru® and Buttermilk Blue®, everyday favorites like Havarti and Gouda and innovative new snack and grab-and-go cheeses.

For more information about Roth Cheese, visit rothcheese.com, or find Roth Cheese on Instagram and Facebook. For downloadable product assets, visit the Emmi Roth Media Center.

Sarah Montgomery Finds Full Time Ride for 2019.

Lafayette, LA/Sebring, FL, (March 4, 2019) – Sarah Montgomery Racing and Sick Sideways are pleased to announce that in 2019, Sarah will be competing with Sick Sideways for a full season effort in the ND-1 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Series Presented by BFGoodrich Tires.
Montgomery is no rookie to the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Series as she was a passionate competitor from 2014-2016, finishing 10th in points in her rookie season. Although she has been a part of the series in previous years, this will be her first season with the most winningest team in the paddock, Sick Sideways. “To say I am thrilled is quite the understatement as I am absolutely honored and humbled to be a driver and brand ambassador for Sick Sideways. For over 3 years I have wanted to be a part of the team and I am ecstatic everyone’s hard work is turning my dream into fruition,” says Montgomery.
Sick Sideways, based in Sebring, FL, is a two-time series championship winning team with numerous individual race wins, pole positions in qualifying and holds the 2018 Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Challenge Race Championship. Owner of Sick Sideways, John Dean II, states, “I am excited to have Sarah joining Sick Sideways for the entire 2019 MX-5 cup season. I feel like this has been a long time in the making. Sarah is a very talented driver and I am really excited to be able to race with her on the same team. We certainly have a talent packed team again this year.”
Follow Sarah and Sick Sideways this 2019 racing season through LIVE TIMING and LIVE STREAMING for each event listed below.
Full Race Schedule:
Circuit of the America’s Austin, TX March 22-24, 2019
Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, AL April 5-7, 2019
Road America   Elkhart Lake, WI June 21- 23, 2019
Mid-Ohio    Lexington, OH July 26-28, 2019
Portland International Raceway     Portland, OR August 30-Sept 1, 2019
Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca   Monterey, CA September 20-22, 2019
Several partners are working with Sarah Montgomery and Sick Sideways to keep her in the race car for the entire 2019 MX-5 Cup racing season. Sick Sideways (Sebring, FL.), Lemons of Love (Mount Prospect, IL.), Lafayette Travel (Lafayette, LA.), E. Esposito Interiors (Truckee, CA.) and many others have stepped up to help Sarah. With the start of the season less than one month away, Sarah is continuing to look for prospective partners to help offset costs. To contact Sarah, please email Sarah@SarahMontgomeryRacing.com or visit her website at www.SarahRacing.com.

 

Sarah Montgomery and Ashton Harrison Make Appearance on Steve Harvey’s Talk Show, Steve

 

Los Angeles, CA.— On December 19, 2018, Sarah Montgomery and Ashton Harrison were flown to Los Angeles, CA by Steve to make an appearance on Steve Harvey’s talk show. The ladies were lucky enough to have a Ferrari as their car for the weekend thanks to Ashton’s partner, Merlin Auto Group, and spent a few days in the amazing city as tourists. Steve Harvey did a complete makeover on Sarah and Ashton to look their best on national television because they were a part of Steve’s dating segment. The show spent many weeks prior to filming to find the perfect four guys for Sarah and Ashton to choose from to go on a date with. Filming took place on December 20, 2018 and the show aired on January 10, 2019. Be sure to follow the link to watch their dating segment and to see who they chose.

‘Race Car Drivers Looking for Love’

Fans can follow Harrison and Montgomery’s journey at AshtonHarrison.com and SarahRacing.com.

 

 

Ashton Harrison and Sarah Montgomery Pursuing TCR Opportunities

 

The co-drivers are seeking sponsors for the IMSA Continental Tire Series

VILLA RICA, Ga.—Ashton Harrison and Sarah Montgomery have been co-drivers in several endurance races this season, and they are both ready to take their racing careers to the next level by entering the new TCR class in IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. Their goal is to be the first full-time, all-female lineup in the series, and they are currently searching for sponsors for the 2018 season.

Harrison and Montgomery are currently working with Sick Sideways Racing to find sponsors and secure a full-season program in the TCR class for 2018. TCR is the much-anticipated new class in IMSA’s popular Continental Tire Series and will feature the “touring car” style that is popular in Europe.

The 23-year-old Harrison has most recently been competing in the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Series. In 2017, she earned five top-ten finishes and ended the season 12th in points. In between races, Harrison is a full-time instructor for Porsche and the owner of Ashton Harrison Motorsports, which offers racing programs for all driver development. In her hometown of Villa Rica, Ga., she serves as a career mentor at her high school and volunteers at animal shelters.

Montgomery has been racing since she was 13 years old, when she started karting. The Lafayette, La., native ran in the 2015-2016 Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Series for two years, finishing top ten in points in her rookie season. In 2017, at 22 years old, Montgomery teamed up with Shea Racing to drive a Honda Civic in Pirelli World Challenge. She has partnered with organizations such as Lemons of Love and Lafayette Travel.

Most recently, Harrison and Montgomery teamed up with Christian Szymczak for the 25 Hours of Thunderhill, racing the Harrison Contracting Co./Tactical Flight Service/Lemons of Love/Lafayette Travel Global Mazda MX-5 Cup car prepared by Sick Sideways Racing.

For Harrison, entering the TCR class is the logical next step in her racing career, which is the basis of the 2017 documentary film “Ashton Harrison: The Road to 24.” “I’m excited to move up to such a great series, where I can not only further my career, but also be a more effective ambassador for my sponsors and partners,” said Harrison. “This is a significant step forward, and I am so fortunate to have a co-driver like Sarah to share this with. She and I have the same goals and are both dedicated to bringing a professional, positive attitude to everything we do.”

“I am truly excited to be moving on to the next level of sports car racing,” said Montgomery. “Being recognized not only on a national level, but also televised to show off my partners is something I have always dreamed of since I was a kid. Ashton and I still need help with funding, but we are pushing hard to make this program work for 2018.”

Fans can follow Harrison and Montgomery’s journey to being the first all-female TCR team online at AshtonHarrison.com and SarahRacing.com.

Drive Like A Girl

“I cannot begin to express my thanks to the people who are helping me achieve this dream of being a professional race car driver. Without the support of my family, Bill Riley, the City of Lafayette, Jill Swanson Peltier with Lemons of Love, Acadian Pawn and many others, I would never be here. But most important are 2 amazing people named Brent Mosing and Roy Johnson. They give everything and ask for nothing. To say the least , it is incredibly humbling. I hope, one day, that I will be in the position to pay this kindness forward. Thank You.”

Lafayette, LA – Coming from the heart of Cajun Country, 22 year old Lafayette native and University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduate in Marketing, Sarah Montgomery, will be making her Pirelli World Challenge TCA debut as she joins the Shea Racing Team driving a Honda Civic SI. She will be sponsored by The Lemons of Love cancer patient support organization and Lafayette Travel, her home city’s Visitors Commission.

After competing in the Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Series for the past two years, Sarah spent 2015-2016 learning many different tracks and gaining the experience needed to become a talented driver. “I’m really a grass roots racer, raising money from the ground up”, says Sarah, “The hard work and support I have received from people to get this opportunity is nothing short of amazing. I am so thrilled to give my sponsors the chance to be on National Television and to help promote my brand through CBS Sports Network”.

“Not only am I excited to join the very competitive Pirelli World Challenge Series, I am thrilled to be on a race team with another female driver!”, Sarah continues. “Shea Racing has shown much success especially with their recent partnership with HPD (Honda Performance Development) and I am glad to be a part of it in 2017.”

The PWC TCA races are all double-headers and start in April at VIR with stops at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Lime Rock, Utah Motorsports Campus, COTA and Mazda Raceway.

“We are very pleased to have Sarah join Shea Racing for the 2017 season,” says team owner, Shea Holbrook. “When testing the Civic, she showed great potential and much improvement. Having another teammate that brings such enthusiasm and determination is very enlightening!”

Based in Groveland, Florida, Shea Racing is a professional Touring Car team competing in the Pirelli World Challenge Championships. Within the seven years Shea Racing has been competing in the series they have secured several wins and podiums in the touring car classes. Focusing on a strong team foundation, top performances, and driver advancement and individualized marketing platforms, Shea Racing has become of the Pirelli World Challenge’s Top Tier Touring Car teams.

Follow Sarah’s progress, get full schedules, merchandise and more at www.sarahracing.com

Location: Monterey, California

Series: SCCA Pro Racing Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BF Goodrich

Track: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Climbing Mazda’s Racing Ladder

Mazda is the only manufacturer with a clearly defined path for amateur racing drivers to take on the way to the top. And it doesn’t just include the open-wheel series in the formal Mazda Road to Indy—racers who compete in MX-5 Miatas or other Mazda vehicles will also receive assistance so that they too can ascend to the next rung of the ladder.

For the first in an ongoing series, meet Sarah Montgomery from California whose family is a key driving-force behind her talents on the track…

Sarah Montgomery was ten years old when her parents took her to a Verizon IndyCar event. Something clicked immediately. “I saw Danica Patrick race. I smelled the burning rubber, the racing fuel, and I was hooked. From that point on, I started watching every single race that came on TV.”

She begged to go back to the next IndyCar race, and her parents took her. That did it. “I guess every kid has a new dream every other week—astronaut, doctor, race car driver. My parents hoped I’d get it out of my system and move on to the next dream, but it never happened. My mother hoped eventually that I might move on to ballet or something. Ain’t happening.”

So they got her a racing kart, and Sarah started on the dirt oval tracks around her home in Lafayette, Louisiana. She started winning races, then track championships, then she was invited to participate in a Skip Barber shootout that used shifter karts.

But Sarah had never driven a kart with a manual transmission. So she and her father, an Interstate battery dealer in Lafayette, set up a course in a big parking lot with pylons, and she started learning to drive a shifter kart. A guy drove up and watched, then commented to her father: “Your son’s going pretty fast out there!”

“That’s my daughter,” her dad said proudly. Thus began a relationship with Jeff Mosing, a Mazda MX-5 Cup racer, who just happened to notice a kart going fast on a parking lot. Mosing, along with former racer Roy Johnson, became Sarah’s mentors and backers, guiding her into the Mazda MX-5 Cup series.

And that’s where she is now, at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as part of the potent ALARA Racing team, which Mosing also drives for. After a solid pair of races at Mazda Raceway, out of 26 drivers in the series, she is 11th in points.

“No professional racing series is cheap, but the MX-5 Cup is probably the most affordable one out there,” says Sarah, now 21. “And as for the people at Mazda—if you are willing to put in the effort, they’ll do anything they can to help you out.”

Besides racing, Sarah Montgomery knows she has an additional responsibility: being a role model. “The first time a little girl came up to me and said, ‘I want to be just like you’—well, it’s a feeling that’s hard to describe.”

Courtesy of Zoom Zoom Magazine | Read entire article here.