News Article | November 13, 2016
Note to Editors: There is a photo associated with this press release. BRP (TSX:DOO) unveiled a race-inspired Can-Am Maverick X3 Daytona Package during the Can-Am 500, the NASCAR Sprint Cup race being held at Phoenix International Raceway this week-end. Inspired by race fans, the vehicle combines features leading Maverick X3 performance and design characteristics along with and a distinctly stock-car appearance. "It's a privilege to welcome BRP, a world leader in the powersports industry, to Phoenix International Raceway with its strong Can-Am brand," said Joie Chitwood III, Chief Operating Officer of International Speedway Corporation. "Can-Am has made a solid commitment towards motorsports and the unveiling of the Can-Am Maverick X3 Daytona Package is another evidence of this commitment." The defiantly-designed, precise and powerful Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle is built to conquer even the most demanding terrain. With its 154-hp turbocharged inline 3-cylinder Rotax engine and the ability to go from 0 to 60 mph in less than five seconds, the vehicle is all about performance, which is something all race fans appreciate. "With the Can-Am Maverick X3 vehicle, we set a goal to deliver a clear leader in the sport segment, and our teams worked together and produced a bold vehicle with incredible looks, agility and performance," said José Boisjoli, BRP's president and CEO. "We believe race fans will enjoy this dedicated Daytona-inspired look." Sponsorship renewed for the 2017 and 2018 seasons BRP's Can-Am brand will be present on the NASCAR circuit for the next two years through its collaboration with the GoFAS No.32 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team, in association with the Kappa and Cyclops Gear brands. The agreement provides Can-Am with the opportunity to sponsor 36 races, 13 as primary sponsor. The agreement includes two race title sponsorships- the Can-Am Duel at Daytona and the Can-Am 500 in Phoenix for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. BRP (TSX:DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales of over CA$3.8 billion from over 100 countries, the Company employs approximately 7,900 people worldwide. Ski-Doo, Lynx, Sea-Doo, Evinrude, Rotax, Can-Am, Maverick, X3 and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Daytona International Speedway recently completed a $400 million frontstretch renovation project that transformed the "World Center of Racing" into the world's only motorsports stadium. Improvements included wider, more comfortable seats, five expanded and redesigned entrances, 40 escalators and upgraded amenities throughout the 11 football-field size neighborhoods. The new stadium was awarded the SportsBusiness Journal's prestigious Sports Business Award for Sports Facility of the Year. Daytona International Speedway is the home of "The Great American Race" - the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening NASCAR Sprint Cup event garners most of the attention - as well as the largest audience in motorsports - the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe. New to the calendar for 2016 are the Country 500 music festival on Memorial Day Weekend and the Ferrari World Finals on Dec. 1-4. In addition to at least eight major weekends of racing activity, rarely a week goes by that the Speedway grounds are not used for events that include civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training. To view the photo associated with this press release, please visit the following link:
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Goody R.S.,Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology
Biochemistry | Year: 2011
Nearly 100 years ago Michaelis and Menten published their now classic paper [Michaelis, L., and Menten, M. L. (1913) Die Kinetik der Invertinwirkung. Biochem. Z. 49, 333-369] in which they showed that the rate of an enzyme-catalyzed reaction is proportional to the concentration of the enzyme-substrate complex predicted by the Michaelis-Menten equation. Because the original text was written in German yet is often quoted by English-speaking authors, we undertook a complete translation of the 1913 publication, which we provide as Supporting Information. Here we introduce the translation, describe the historical context of the work, and show a new analysis of the original data. In doing so, we uncovered several surprises that reveal an interesting glimpse into the early history of enzymology. In particular, our reanalysis of Michaelis and Mentens data using modern computational methods revealed an unanticipated rigor and precision in the original publication and uncovered a sophisticated, comprehensive analysis that has been overlooked in the century since their work was published. Michaelis and Menten not only analyzed initial velocity measurements but also fit their full time course data to the integrated form of the rate equations, including product inhibition, and derived a single global constant to represent all of their data. That constant was not the Michaelis constant, but rather V max/K m, the specificity constant times the enzyme concentration (k cat/K m ± E 0). © 2011 American Chemical Society.
News Article | February 23, 2017
PHOENIX, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Raceway, part of the International Speedway Corporation, announced today that FunWall has signed a letter of intent to bring FunWall's proprietary mobile social gaming platform to the world of motorsports. With this partnership, the track...
News Article | February 22, 2017
Ken Block, Craig Breedlove, Jimmie Johnson, and A.J. Watson have been nominated for the 18th Annual Justice Brothers‐Shav Glick Award. The Justice Brothers‐Shav Glick Award recognizes motorsports personalities who have made valuable or distinguished contributions to the various types of motorsports in California. Shav Glick, who passed away in 2007, was a highly respected motorsports writer for the Los Angeles Times and member of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. Ed Justice Jr., President and CEO of Justice Brothers, will present the award during the pre‐race ceremonies for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., on Sunday, March 26. The nominees for 2017 are: Ken Block – In 2005, Ken Block became Rookie of the Year in his first season of rally in the Rally America Championship. His combination of driving and marketing skills has gained him worldwide fame with his series of Gymkhana videos which have had over 400 million views franchise wide. In 2010, he became one of only four Americans to ever score points in the World Rally Championship. Since the start of his career Block has accumulated five X Games medals, including taking silver at Global X Games Barcelona RallyCross in 2013. Craig Breedlove – The first person in history to reach 500 mph and 600 mph, Craig Breedlove, is a land speed legend. Using several turbojet-powered vehicles, all named Spirit of America; he drove to five world land speed records. The Beach Boys’ song Spirit of America was inspired by Breedlove’s land speed record set in 1963. Breedlove was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of America in 1993 and the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2000. Jimmie Johnson – Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Jimmie Johnson, started riding 50cc motorcycles at the age of 5. Before heading to NASCAR, Johnson drove in the Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group Stadium Racing Series and also won championships in both the SCORE International Off-Road Series and SODA Winter Series. Today in his 16th full season in NASCAR, Johnson finds himself seventh on NASCAR’s all-time wins list and tied Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt with seven NASCAR Series Cup Championships. A.J. Watson – Legendary racecar builder and chief mechanic at the Indianapolis 500 from 1949 through 1984, AJ Watson, won the brickyard race six times. In 1949 he entered a home-built car, but failed to qualify. For the next 11 years, his cars qualified for every race. From 1955 to 1958 he was associated with the John Zink team, and from 1959 on, with the Bob Wilke team. He continued to build and enter racecars for the next two decades. Watson was inducted into the National Motorsports Hall Of Fame in 1993 and the Motorsports Hall Of Fame Of America in 1996. About Justice Brothers, Inc. Justice Brothers, Inc. is a manufacturer and worldwide distributor of over 100 car care products, fleet, farm, and industrial lubricants and cleaners. Since their beginnings in the additive industry, the Justice Brothers Corporation has been an innovator in the development of new and better products to solve problems in the automotive service industry. During their over 75 years in the automotive industry, Justice Brothers has built a large and loyal customer base that encompasses quick lubes, dealerships, and independent auto stores. About Auto Club Speedway Located 50 miles east of Los Angeles in Fontana, Auto Club Speedway is California’s premier motorsports facility, hosting over 320 days of track activity each year including the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 weekend, March 24-26, 2017. The two-mile D-shaped oval is one of the fastest tracks on the circuit. The Speedway is also home to numerous movies, television and commercial productions, photo shoots, new car testing, club racing and a variety of racing schools. For more information on events at Auto Club Speedway call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit http://www.autoclubspeedway.com.
Reports on Progress in Physics | Year: 2013
Understanding the formation of the first stars is one of the frontier topics in modern astrophysics and cosmology. Their emergence signalled the end of the cosmic dark ages, a few hundred million years after the Big Bang, leading to a fundamental transformation of the early Universe through the production of ionizing photons and the initial enrichment with heavy chemical elements. We here review the state of our knowledge, separating the well understood elements of our emerging picture from those where more work is required. Primordial star formation is unique in that its initial conditions can be directly inferred from the Λ cold dark matter (ΛCDM) model of cosmological structure formation. Combined with gas cooling that is mediated via molecular hydrogen, one can robustly identify the regions of primordial star formation, the so-called minihalos, having total masses of ∼106 M ȯ and collapsing at redshifts z ≃ 20-30. Within this framework, a number of studies have defined a preliminary standard model, with the main result that the first stars were predominantly massive. This model has recently been modified to include a ubiquitous mode of fragmentation in the protostellar disks, such that the typical outcome of primordial star formation may be the formation of a binary or small multiple stellar system. We will also discuss extensions to this standard picture due to the presence of dynamically significant magnetic fields, of heating from self-annihalating WIMP dark matter, or cosmic rays. We conclude by discussing possible strategies to empirically test our theoretical models. Foremost among them are predictions for the upcoming James Webb space telescope (JWST), to be launched ∼2018, and for 'stellar archaeology', which probes the abundance pattern in the oldest, most-metal poor stars in our cosmic neighborhood, thereby constraining the nucleosynthesis inside the first supernovae. © 2013 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Sridharan H.,Speedway |
Trends in Microbiology | Year: 2014
Programmed cell death is an important facet of host-pathogen interactions. Although apoptosis has long been implicated as the major form of programmed cell death in host defense, the past decade has seen the emergence of other forms of regulated death, including programmed necrosis. While the molecular mechanisms of programmed necrosis continue to be unveiled, an increasing number of viral and bacterial pathogens induce this form of death in host cells, with important consequences for infection, control, and pathogenesis. Moreover, pathogen strategies to manipulate or utilize this pathway are now being discovered. In this review, we focus on a variety of viral and bacterial pathogens where a role for programmed necrosis is starting to be appreciated. In particular, we focus on the mechanistic details of how the host or the pathogen might appropriate this pathway for its own benefit. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
Speedway | Date: 2014-06-24
An access gate and associated systems, apparatus, and methods are provided. The access gate provides access to cross a wall and may comprise at least one hinged wall portion configured to be moved between an open and a closed position. In the closed position, the hinged wall portion acts as a barrier between a first and a second side of the wall. In the open position, the hinged wall portion allows passage between the first and second sides of the wall. The access gate may comprise a crossing surface to allow passage between the first and second sides of the wall; and at least one hinged surface door configured to be moved between a closed and an open position. In the closed position, the surface door prevents access to the crossing surface and provides a walkable/drivable surface. In the open position, the surface door provides access to the crossing surface.
Speedway | Date: 2014-04-11
The present invention is directed to a vehicle safety catch fence system, the system comprising: two or more posts; two or more longitudinal cables operatively coupled between the two or more posts; a transverse cable, wherein the transverse cable is operatively coupled to the two or more longitudinal cables; and two or more cable clamps, wherein the two or more cable clamps operatively couple the transverse cable to the two or more longitudinal cables.
News Article | February 17, 2017
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials from Kimberly-Clark Professional, Chicagoland Speedway and the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) announced today that SCOTT® Brand products will return as an Official Partner of the ARCA Racing Series presented by...
News Article | February 17, 2017
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As the city's most popular motorcycle extravaganza rides into its 76th year, Courtyard Daytona Beach Speedway/Airport and Residence Inn Daytona Beach Speedway/Airport are shifting gears to accommodate avid bikers from around the globe....