Racing

Honda: Takahisa Fujinami to End 26-Year Trial World Championship Career

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 11:30am

TOKYO, Sept 15, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda announced that Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) contract rider Takahisa Fujinami (Repsol Honda Team), the first Japanese rider to win the FIM* Trial World Championship in 2004, will be retiring from the championship at the end of this season.

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  • TOKYO, Sept 15, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda announced that Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) contract rider Takahisa Fujinami (Repsol Honda Team), the first Japanese rider to win the FIM* Trial World Championship in 2004, will be retiring from the championship at the end of this season.
  • The following year, he began his career on the world championship stage, winning his first trial in the 1997 German round, becoming the youngest world championship trial winner at 17 years and 237 days old.
  • "I firmly believe that the time has come to close the curtain on my career as a world trial championship rider after 26 years in the competition.
  • "I would like to thank Takahisa [Fujinami] for the 26 years of his life he devoted to Trial World Championship competition.

Miss HomeStreet Hydroplane Comes in Third at the 2021 HAPO Columbia Cup

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 7:40am

In the third unlimited hydroplane race of the season, the Miss HomeStreet boat, driven by championship driver Jimmy Shane, has come in third at the HAPO Columbia Cup as part of this year's Tri-City Water Follies.

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  • In the third unlimited hydroplane race of the season, the Miss HomeStreet boat, driven by championship driver Jimmy Shane, has come in third at the HAPO Columbia Cup as part of this year's Tri-City Water Follies.
  • Considered by many to be the fastest race of the season, Miss HomeStreet thrilled spectators with top speeds of nearly 200 miles per hour on the 2.5-mile river course.
  • The Miss HomeStreet team takes a substantial lead in National High Points in the final race of the season at the HomeStreet Bank San Diego Bayfair.
  • "Congratulations to Corey Peabody and the Pinnacle Consulting U-9 team for the hard-fought win," said Miss HomeStreet driver Jimmy Shane.

West Marine US Open Sailing Series Continues

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 1:42pm

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --West Marine and US Sailing are thrilled to announce the continuation of the inaugural 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series with the final three events in California.

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  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --West Marine and US Sailing are thrilled to announce the continuation of the inaugural 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series with the final three events in California.
  • West Marine will host a recognition cocktail hour to celebrate the race committee and their hard work and dedication in supporting the future of Olympic class sailing.Representatives from West Marine and US Sailing will be in attendance and available to answer questions.Media is invited to attend.This event will be held on July 10 at the West Marine Long Beach location on N Marina Dr. from 5-7 pm.The US Open Sailing Series races will be held at the various venues beginning on July 9 with the final races on July 11 and award ceremony to follow.
  • West Marine and US Sailing have partnered on a new Olympic Class Regatta which launched in January 2021.The West Marine US Open Sailing Series offers an increase in high-quality Olympic-class and one design racing for U.S. athletes with a long-term goal of attracting top-level national and international competitors to race in these regattas for years to come.
  • To learn more about West Marine, please visit the West Marine website at www.westmarine.com .

360 minutes of activity in June? No sweat! St. Jude Race to Space Challenge calls on fitness enthusiasts to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 6:02pm

The one-of-a-kind challenge encourages Strava users to log their physical activity while raising awareness and support for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital .

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  • The one-of-a-kind challenge encourages Strava users to log their physical activity while raising awareness and support for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital .
  • Fitness enthusiasts can participate in the St. Jude Race to Space Challenge powered by Strava from June 1-30.
  • Any combination of Strava's 34 activity types such as walking, running, cycling, swimming, yoga or wheelchair workouts count toward the 360 minutes needed to complete the St. Jude Race to Space challenge.
  • St. Jude Race to Space challenge participants can make the most of their June activities in several ways:

Akwasi Frimpong, Ghana's First Skeleton Athlete, Offers NFTs To Raise Funds To Compete In The 2022 Winter Olympics

Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 1:00pm

In February last year, he won an elite skeleton event sanctioned by the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation.

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  • In February last year, he won an elite skeleton event sanctioned by the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation.
  • There are also 22 editions of The Rabbit, a painting of Akwasi in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
  • The other is the Bobsled and Skeleton Federation of Ghana.\n"I believe NFTs are the future," Frimpong said.
  • Currently, Akwasi Frimpong is on a mission to become the first Winter Olympic medalist from Africa.\n'

Monster Energy's Sage Kotsenburg and Jill Perkins Receive 'Rider of the Year' Honors at the 2021 Slush Magazine Snowboard Awards

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 1:00pm

CORONA, Calif., Feb. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Monster Energy congratulates its snowboard athletes on claiming three highly coveted awards in the 2021 Slushies hosted by Slush Snowboard Magazine.

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  • CORONA, Calif., Feb. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Monster Energy congratulates its snowboard athletes on claiming three highly coveted awards in the 2021 Slushies hosted by Slush Snowboard Magazine.
  • The 2021 Slush Awards honored the best snowboarding movies, riders, videos, and overall contributions to snowboard culture of the last season.
  • Now in their first year, the Slush Awards were voted by a panel of snowboard professionals.
  • Monster Energy's Perkins was crowned as the Women's Rider of The Year in the 2021 Slush Awards.

White Castle® Renews USA Luge Sponsorship Through 2023

Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 10:04pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --White Castle, home of The Original Slider, and USA Luge, the national governing body for the sport of luge, have renewed their partnership through 2023.

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  • COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --White Castle, home of The Original Slider, and USA Luge, the national governing body for the sport of luge, have renewed their partnership through 2023.
  • White Castle kicked off its partnership with USA Luge in 2017, becoming the first and only fast-food restaurant to serve as an official sponsor of the organization and the title sponsor of its off-season recruitment program, the White Castle USA Luge Slider Search.
  • The videos will be released one at a time over the next several months on White Castle's and USA Luge's websites and social media accounts as a way to generate interest in both the sport and the White Castle USA Luge Slider Search clinics.
  • "The partnership with USA Luge is a natural fit because we're both in the slider business," said Jamie Richardson, a vice president at White Castle.

Aerodynamics of U.S. Luge Sleds Will Lead to Innovation in Vehicle Design

Monday, December 7, 2020 - 5:16pm

The evolution of luge equipment ranges from sleds were developed by former athletes and was hand-shaped based on hunches, feel, and experience.

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  • The evolution of luge equipment ranges from sleds were developed by former athletes and was hand-shaped based on hunches, feel, and experience.
  • AeroWorks developed a process that leverages adjoint solutions to optimize the complex aerodynamic features of the luge sled.
  • The flow conditions in luge sleds are an ideal choice for the investigation of the effectiveness of adjoint based optimization to perform aerodynamic optimization.
  • Specializing in adjoint based workflows and mesh morphing technology, AeroWorks brings its partners end-to-end solutions to complex problems.

Kiteboarding Equipment Market to Grow by $ 367.01 mn During 2020-2024, Best Kiteboarding S.L. and BOARDS & MORE GmbH Emerge as Key Contributors to Growth | Technavio

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 9:30pm
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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201119005960/en/
    Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Kiteboarding Equipment Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire).
  • COVID-19 will have a low impact on the kiteboarding equipment market.
  • The market growth in 2020 is likely to increase compared to the market growth in 2019.
  • Increased participation and inclusion of kiteboarding in the Olympics is a major trend driving the growth of the market.

USANA gains naming rights to U.S. Ski & Snowboard Center of Excellence training facility through 2023

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 12:45pm

Ski & Snowboard's state-of-the-art training and education facility, the Center of Excellence.

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  • Ski & Snowboard's state-of-the-art training and education facility, the Center of Excellence.
  • Ski & Snowboard's sport science staff and the organization's top skiers and snowboarders on new product research and areas for development.
  • Ski & Snowboard first teamed up in 2011, when USANA became the organization's Official Nutritional Supplement, Vitamin, and Minerals Partner.
  • Ski & Snowboard, based in Park City, Utah, is the Olympic National Governing Body (NGB) of ski and snowboard sports in the USA.