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EMS Race Team Earns 2nd Place Finish at Ferrari Challenge World Finals in Italy

EMS Race Team Earns 2nd Place Finish at Ferrari Challenge World Finals in Italy

EMS Race Team arrived at the historic Autodromo Nazionale di Monza in Italy on November 1 for the Ferrari Challenge World Finals. By November 4, they had collected their seventh podium finish of the season while racing to raise awareness for PETA Cruelty Free, Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation and Cornerstone of Hope in their eighth different country. On Saturday, driver James Weiland and the crew from Boardwalk Ferrari executed a technically sound race from wire-to-wire while charging late to secure a second-place finish in the season-ending celebration of the Ferrari Challenge in Italy. It proved to be a fitting end to a successful year of racing from start to finish.

“Stepping onto the podium at Monza was a great way for our team to finish the racing season,” Weiland said. “The crew from Boardwalk Ferrari had ERIN dialed in all weekend and we were thrilled to be able to drive to her a second-place finish. I’m very proud of this team and can’t say enough about all the hard work that everyone put in throughout the year.”

ERIN the ems+ Ferrari 488 Challenge began the weekend by qualifying 6th of 30 in the Trofeo Pirelli pro class for Race 1 on Friday. After gaining a position at the start of Race 1, heavy rain began to fall near the midpoint of the 30-minute sprint. The track became quite treacherous on the slick tires Weiland began the race with, and ERIN pitted for rain tires on Lap 8 hoping to capitalize on the conditions. The Boardwalk Ferrari team gave Weiland and ERIN a quick stop and they rejoined 18th. Immediately, ERIN was much faster than the leaders and she picked off four cars in the next two laps. But then a crash brought out the red flag and the last third of the race finished behind the safety car in P14.

While Race 2 on Saturday broke ERIN’s way, the last event of the Ferrari World Finals on Sunday was cut drastically short for EMS. Despite a great start from ERIN, a competitor’s car spun out of control early and made significant contact with the ems+ Ferrari 488 Challenge ending her day. Thankfully, the driver walked away without a scratch despite the significant impact.

“We dedicated our podium finish to PETA Cruelty Free, Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation and Cornerstone of Hope and it was an honor for our team to help raise awareness for those causes in Italy at the Ferrari Challenge World Finals,” Weiland said. “We’ve appreciated the support we’ve had from each foundation all season long and can’t wait to get back on the track with them next season to do it all over again.”

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than three million members and supporters. Products proudly displaying the bunny logo are cruelty-free, meaning that they were produced without testing on animals. Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation’s mission is to provide educational support to at risk children through a combination of literacy, personal development and health and fitness programs designed to develop the whole child. Cornerstone of Hope, meanwhile, provides support, education, and hope for the grieving.

For behind the scenes coverage from the Ferrari Challenge World Finals in Italy, follow EMS Race Team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

EMS Race Team Roars Back with Storming Drive in Singapore Ferrari Challenge

EMS Race Team Roars Back with Storming Drive in Singapore Ferrari Challenge

Hall of Fame basketball coach John Wooden once said, “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” Heading into Race 2 at the Singapore Ferrari Challenge, what driver James Weiland and the crew from Boardwalk Ferrari could not do was change the results of a Race 1 they’d rather forget. During the opening competition at the Marina Bay Circuit, Paris the ems+ Ferrari 488 Challenge was initially punted from fourth position and later issued a debatable drive-through penalty which culminated in a 24th place finish out of 25. That position was also where Weiland was forced to start Race 2 the following day. But during that second race of the weekend, the team would not let anything interfere with the task at hand. Paris would eventually pass 17 cars in just 10 laps of green flag to finish 7th overall in what can only be described as a storming day of racing.

“Well, Paris sure is something,” Weiland said following the race. “Despite starting in 24th position, she ran a storming race to pass 17 cars and snag 7th place overall. I was proud of the way the team responded to the adversity we faced to start the weekend, and how everyone did what they could to finish strong in Race 2. Many thanks to Engineer Travis Low, Head Mechanic David Cameron, and Coach Conrad Grunewald for making that happen.”

EMS Race Team competed in the Ferrari Challenge at Marina Bay Circuit as a support race to the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix. Thousands of racing fans were in attendance as Lewis Hamilton picked up his seventh win of the season, while Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel finished in second and third, respectively. Those F1 stars helped bring increased attention on the three charities that EMS Race Team proudly races to raise awareness for—Peta Cruelty Free, Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation and Cornerstone of Hope. The opportunity to help spread the word for those missions during F1 weekend was not lost on Weiland and company.

“Anytime we’re able to be a part of F1 weekend is a great opportunity for us,” Weiland said. “With the number of fans that were in attendance throughout the weekend, hopefully some of them were introduced to PETA Cruelty Free, Coach Sam’s Inner Circle and Cornerstone of Hope for the first time. Any impression we were able to make would certainly mean a lot to us.”

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than three million members and supporters. Products proudly displaying the bunny logo are cruelty-free, meaning that they were produced without testing on animals. Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation’s mission is to provide educational support to at risk children through a combination of literacy, personal development and health and fitness programs designed to develop the whole child. Cornerstone of Hope, meanwhile, provides support, education, and hope for the grieving. EMS Race Team will continue to fly the flag for each of these foundations during the Ferrari World Finals at Monza on November 1-4.

For behind the scenes coverage of the Ferrari Challenge in Singapore, follow EMS Race Team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

EMS Race Team Travels to Singapore for Ferrari Challenge During F1 Weekend

EMS Race Team Travels to Singapore for Ferrari Challenge During F1 Weekend

Paris the Electronic Merchant Systems Ferrari 488 Challenge began her voyage to Singapore during Labor Day Weekend. On September 14-16, driver James Weiland and the crew from Boardwalk Ferrari will meet Paris at the Singapore Grand Prix’s Marina Bay Street Circuit for a Ferrari Challenge competition that will serve as a support race during Formula 1 weekend. With 23 corners weaving into and out of three long straight-a-ways, the street circuit in Singapore will require extreme skill and focus as Weiland and company compete on the same track as F1 stars Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Räikkönen and others.

“Singapore will be another great test for our team this season,” Weiland said. “With the Formula 1 going off during the weekend, it will make for a tremendous racing environment. The competition among the Ferrari Challenge drivers will be stiff as usual too. But our goal will be the same as it always is—focus on the task at hand and put forth our very best effort as a team. We’ve raced Marina Bay in the past so there’s some familiarity with the track. Hopefully we can capitalize on that when we get there.”

Similar to the F1 weekend in Montreal that coincided with the Ferrari Challenge earlier this season, the F1 race festivities surrounding the event in Singapore are sure to make the trip even more special. Additionally, it will also provide a great opportunity to raise awareness for the three charities who are featured throughout Paris’ design—PETA Cruelty Free, Coach Sam’s Inner Circle and Cornerstone of Hope. The more success that EMS achieves on the track, the more opportunity to shed light on each of those causes.

“We always like to get up onto the podium during weekends like this especially because it helps raise awareness for PETA Cruelty Free, Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation and Cornerstone of Hope,” Weiland added. “With the large crowds in attendance, it’s a great way to help make an impression on fans and drivers for each of those missions. Hopefully we can put our best foot forward as a team and accomplish that goal.”

EMS will be attempting to raise awareness for each of those foundations by building on the six podium finishes they’ve earned during a season that’s made stops in Florida, Texas, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Montreal and the Czech Republic. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than three million members and supporters. Products proudly displaying the bunny logo are cruelty-free, meaning that they were produced without testing on animals. Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation’s mission is to provide educational support to at risk children through a combination of literacy, personal development and health and fitness programs designed to develop the whole child. Cornerstone of Hope, meanwhile, provides support, education, and hope for the grieving.

For behind the scenes coverage of the Ferrari Challenge in Singapore throughout the weekend, be sure to follow EMS Race Team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

EMS Race Team Races the Brno Circuit in Czech Republic Ferrari Challenge

EMS Race Team Races the Brno Circuit in Czech Republic Ferrari Challenge

Championship racecar driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. once said, “Finishing races is important, but racing is more important.” During their trip to the Brno Circuit in the Czech Republic, EMS Race Team didn’t finish as high as they hoped in the standings following their sixth podium of the season in Montreal last month. But driver James Weiland and the crew from Boardwalk Ferrari did continue racing around the world to raise awareness for PETA Cruelty Free, Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation and Cornerstone of Hope. While helping to spread the word for these important missions, EMS Race Team would make the Czech Republic the sixth country they’ve raced in this season with an upcoming visit to Singapore next on the schedule.

“Ah, where to start?” Weiland joked following Race 2 at Brno. “Damp, wet race on slicks. Race started single file. We dove for the lead from 2nd in the first corner. It’s a fast, right-hander and we were nearly even when too much throttle on exit induced a big spin. Rejoined in 8th. Ran some really good laps and passed some cars to move up to 5th. Spun after contact from there. Rejoined and finished 8th. Miserable result but big fun racing in slippery conditions on slick tires. ERIN should be very proud of herself.”

ERIN the ems+ Ferrari 488 Challenge qualified P2 for the second race in Brno after initially qualifying P5 for Race 1. Prior to the first race, however, two of the cars on the team accidentally had their data from Qualifying deleted prior to scrutineering and ERIN was one of the two. She was forced to start from the back as a result despite qualifying in the top 5. But ERIN would respond well to that adversity. After starting in the 16th position, she picked off a couple cars at the start and worked her way through the field to finish 8th in a race that was green the whole way.

“Even though we didn’t finish where we hoped it was a great experience for our team to compete in the Czech Republic,” Weiland added. “The people were very welcoming, and it was another tremendous opportunity to spread the word for PETA Cruelty Free, Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation and Cornerstone of Hope while we were overseas. Hopefully we’ll have a little better luck next time out in Singapore and get each one of those missions up onto the podium when we race in September.”

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than three million members and supporters. Products proudly displaying the bunny logo are cruelty-free, meaning that they were produced without testing on animals. Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation’s mission is to provide educational support to at risk children through a combination of literacy, personal development and health and fitness programs designed to develop the whole child. Cornerstone of Hope, meanwhile, provides support, education, and hope for the grieving.

For more behind the scenes coverage of the Ferrari Challenge in the Czech Republic visit EMS Race Team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

EMS Race Team Travels to Czech Republic for Ferrari Challenge at the Brno Circuit

EMS Race Team Travels to Czech Republic for Ferrari Challenge at the Brno Circuit

EMS Race Team followed a first-place finish at Spa in Belgium with their sixth podium finish of the season at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal in June. Now, driver James Weiland and Erin the ems+ Ferrari 488 Challenge will travel to the Czech Republic to compete in the Ferrari Challenge at the Brno Circuit on July 20-22. As they did in both Montreal and Belgium, along with previous stops in Florida, Texas, Australia and New Zealand, EMS will continue to race around the world while raising awareness for PETA Cruelty Free, Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation and Cornerstone of Hope.

The Brno Circuit, previously referred to as the Masaryk Circuit, is a motorsport track located near the city of Brno in the Czech Republic. The circuit dates as far back as 1930, when an open-air track was constructed which ran along the main roads on the outskirts of town. Racing on the old roads ended in 1986, when the current circuit was officially opened. The Brno Circuit has hosted the World Road Bike Championship (MotoGP) and the World Superbike Championship. It’s also hosted the A1 Grand Prix, FIA World Touring Car Championship and other prestigious events along with the Ferrari Challenge.

“We’re excited to be racing to raise awareness for PETA Cruelty Free, Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation and Cornerstone of Hope in the Czech Republic,” Weiland said. “We’re also looking forward to competing at the Brno Circuit along with meeting the people there and experiencing the culture. Our team has been able to put some good races together over the last several months so hopefully we can keep that momentum going out on the track as well. But regardless of the outcome, as long as we put forth our best effort as a team we’ll be able to live with the results.”

The Ferrari Challenge at Brno will mark the first trip that EMS Race Team has made to the Czech Republic. This brings a new opportunity to spread the word to drivers and race fans who may not be familiar with the spirit of each of the missions held close to the team’s heart. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than three million members and supporters. Products proudly displaying the bunny logo are cruelty-free, meaning that they were produced without testing on animals. That logo will be featured on Erin at Brno, along with Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation whose mission is to provide educational support to at risk children through a combination of literacy, personal development and health and fitness programs designed to develop the whole child. Cornerstone of Hope, meanwhile, provides support, education, and hope for the grieving and that logo will also continue to be prominently displayed on Erin later this month.

For behind the scenes coverage of the Ferrari Challenge in the Czech Republic visit EMS Race Team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.