Crosley Announces Driver List for Crosley Stadium Super Truck Racing Events
Crosley Brands lines up for the Music City Grand Prix to bring the best in motorsport entertainment for the premier Crosley-style festival in Nashville, TN, August 6-8, 2021. For more information here: https://musiccitygp.com/.
Three days of Crosley Stadium Super Trucks will be on display and run at an unprecedented event, through the streets of downtown Nashville.
Crosley Brands’ presence in and around the Music City Grand Prix will include displays of vintage and retro Crosley merchandise and numerous promotional contests and hero hats, t-shirts and cards to commemorate this one-of-a-kind event.
“Crosley Brands is the perfect fit for this premier motorsport and musical entertainment event,” said Bo LeMastus, a longtime two- and four-wheeler competitor and race team owner. “With Crosley Brands being a leading manufacturer of retro / vintage inspired electronics and a staunch supporter of the vinyl revival that has revolutionized the way fans connect with performers, we couldn’t imagine a better event to partner with. . “
Crosley Brands will be installing products and displays in high-profile locations in downtown Nashville, including Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock & Roll Steak House (3rd Avenue and Broadway) on Thursday August 5th for the Kickstarter Showdown. conductors.
All the Crosley action in Nashville will be available via social media on FB @crosleysportsgroup and IG @crosleysports, including contests and giveaways.
Crosley Brands nears 100e anniversary since its inception in 1922, creating affordable radio receivers for every household and the first radio programs, spanning sports, music, news and entertainment, to broadcasts across the country.
THE CROSLEY SUPER DRIVER RANGE FOR THE THREE DAYS OF CROSLEY STADIUM TRUCKS RACING:
JEFF WARD – CROSLEY FACTORY TEAM PILOT
Jeffrey Ward (born June 22, 1961) is an Anglo-American former motocross rider, race car driver and all-terrain racer. He has won the AMA Motocross Championship five times and the AMA Supercross Championship twice and the Motocross of Nations seven times. After retiring from motorcycle racing, Ward turned to auto racing, finishing second in the Indianapolis 500 and winning a race at Texas Motor Speedway. He went on to participate in off-road truck races and rallycross. Ward was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999 and was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America on August 12, 2006.
Rick johnson – CROSLEY FACTORY TEAM PILOT
Richard Bernard “Ricky” Johnson Jr. (born July 6, 1964) is a retired American motocross, off-road truck and stock car racer. He competed in AMA Motocross and Supercross in the 1980s and won seven AMA National Championships. He then switched to off-road racing. It won the Pro 2WD Trophy Truck Championship in the 1998 Off-Road Racing Championship and 2010 TORC Series. He also won the Pro 4WD category at the 2011 and 2012 TORC series. In September 2012, Johnson won the 4 × 4 World Championship race at the Crandon International Off-Road Raceway and later that day won the Cup. AMSOIL opposing two and four wheel drive trucks. Johnson won the 2014 Frozen Rush, the first short-lived off-road snow race.
ARIE LUYENDYK, JR. – TEAM DRIVER SUPPORTED BY CROSLEY
Arie Luyendyk Jr. Arie Luyendyk Jr. has Stadium Super a series of regular trucks with a drive in the colors of Crosely for the first time in Nashville. In his last 4 starts at Stadium Super Trucks, Luyendyk has 1 victory and 2 podiums. Luyendyk’s resume includes: 2nd and 3rd in the Indy Lights Championship, a start at Indianapolis 500 and competed in various classes including A1GP, American Le Mans Series and IMSA. At the Super Trucks stadium, Luyendyk has 3 wins and 14 podiums including a bronze medal at the X-Games. Luyendyk is widely known for being the bachelor in Season 22 (2018) where he met his wife Lauren Burnham Luyendyk. The couple have 3 children Alessi, Senna and Lux and reside in Scottsdale, AZ.
RICK HOWERTON – TEAM DRIVER SUPPORTED BY CROSLEY
Rick Howerton in 1990 was voted USAC Sprint Car Rookie of the Year. Howerton was a second generation Sprint Car driver from Gasoline Alley in Indianapolis. His father, Jackie Howerton, won the prestigious Hoosier 100 USAC Silver Crown as a rookie in 1974 in an upset for the ages winning drivers like Mario Andretti and Al Unser. His son Rick Howerton started motocross as a teenager, then entered kart racing before going to college and earning an engineering degree. While he became more involved in the manufacture of racing cars and bicycles, his participation in sprint car races declined and, as a result, he competed in his last race in 1994. In 2012, Howerton s’ teamed up with Bo LeMastus / Crosley Brands to campaign designed by Kawasaki Flat Engine and with rider Bryan Smith he set out in pursuit of a coveted AMA Flat Track Grand National Championship. Following the immediate success of dominant wins on the long fast tracks of the Dirt Track Series against the Harley-Davidson factory teams and two Expert Twins championships in 2012 and 2013, the Crosley-Howerton 42 team managed to win the Grand National Championship in 2016.
BO LEMASTUS – CROSLEY FACTORY TEAM PILOT
James “Bo” LeMastus (born January 8, 1963) is an American businessman, professional racing driver and former team owner. LeMastus started as an intern at Modern Marketing Concepts in 1983, while studying for a business degree at Western Kentucky University. LeMastus then became CEO of the company, a position he held until 2021. In 1994, the company acquired the Crosley name from the former company operated by Powel Crosley Jr .. The name Crosley became synonymous with the vinyl revival when Crosley, along with retail partners, introduced the vinyl listening experience to a young audience in the digital age. LeMastus first competed in the AMA Motocross Championship from 1987 to 1999. He then competed in road races sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America. He competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the ARCA Racing Series, and was part owner of DGR-Crosley until 2021. LeMastus continues to support motorsport, from American Flat Track motorcycle racing to the Annual Pikes Peak Hill Climb to NASCAR Truck and Xfinity Series Races and NTT Indy Car Series.
JACOB ABEL – TEAM DRIVER SUPPORTED BY CROSLEY
Jacob Abel Kentucky native and Butler University Sophomore, Abel, will make his foray into the action-packed world of Stadium SUPER Trucks at the upcoming round of the inaugural Music City Grand Prix in Nashville Tennessee. Abel, who started his racing journey in 2015 with go-karting, quickly rose through the racing ranks in the road to Indy by competing in two Cooper Tires USF2000 series events and the US F4 Powered Championship. by Honda before jumping full time into the second rung of the Road to Indy ladder in the Indy Pro 2000 presented by the Cooper Tires series. The 20-year-old landed several top-ten in the F4 Americas series and helped Abel Motorsports win the 2018 F3 Americas Tag Team Championship. Continuing to improve, Abel landed several podiums in the Indy Pro 2000 series and was named junior HPD driver in 2021, where he participated in a podium for Honda in the SRO GT World Challenge America at the Circuit of the Americas. .
About Crosley Brands:
For over 30 years, Crosley Brands has been a leader in the nostalgic electronics category. From its beginnings in the incentive industry, Crosley Brands has developed its own exclusive product lines and forged strong relationships with some of the industry’s most well-known catalogers and retailers. Today, Crosley Brands is known for two brands: Crosley Radio and Crosley Furniture. At the forefront of the vinyl revolution, Crosley Radio seeks to breathe new life into classic media, with its revolutionary line of turntables to its new series of high fidelity units. Building on a heritage of entrepreneurship, Crosley Furniture offers quality products at competitive prices, without sacrificing style. From the patio to the kitchen, bathroom, hallway and beyond, Crosley Furniture offers over 1,800 items of indoor and outdoor furniture in a variety of categories and designs.