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20110831

 Announcement:

How to get into the RBWS

I will go over my guidelines in how to get into the Cup Series :D

How to get in:

- Being successful in a lower tier series, as this will open up rides in the Cup Series for your character. This is meant to be portrayed as real as possible, you know!

- Be a friend of mine. I have, as Cynon put it on his thread on "how to get in and out of TMMC", jumped through hurdles to get my friends in this series. Some drivers won't leave the series because of this.

How to get out:

- Be a douche bag on the forums. Self explanatory.

-...
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 2 - Views: 281
20110831

 Announcement:

Champion List

 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 0 - Views: 293
20110831

 Announcement:

How this started.

...it originally started...that I can document...either Study Hall in 6th grade back in April/May 08, or 7th grade study hall in Fall 08. I had a full notebook documenting series names, which fit, which didn't, driver ideas, car ideas, manufacturers...you name it. I tried to run the "Rockstar Racing Series", the predecessor to the NORA Castrol Cup Series. Here is the earliest documented video, that I haven't taken down yet. Below that is the earliest "Race":

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kREYJMSCGFI
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 0 - Views: 233
20110830

 Announcement:

GRC Fictional Sponsors

Coca Cola - Nuka Cola
Diet Coke - Nuka Cola Quantum
Coke Zero - Nuka Cola Quartz
Cherry Coke - Cherry Nuka Cola
Fanta - Nuka Cola Victory
A&W Root Beer - Sunset Sasparilla
Sunoco - Poseidon Energy
Pfizer - Med-Tek
Microsoft - RobCo
New York Times - Capitol Post
Playboy - Cat's Heel
CBS News - Galaxy News Network
CBS Radio - Galaxy News Radio
RCA - Radiation King
Radio Flyer - Red Racer
Kraft - BlamCo
Little Debbie - Fancy Lads
Dole - Dandy Boy Apples
Jack Daniels - Olde Royale
Frito Lay - Spring Valley
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 0 - Views: 272
20110830

 Announcement:

GRC Pact

This is a thread containing the rules, banned sponsors, and blacklist for the GRC.

Wall of Shame (People who are BANNED from the GRC) :
Nick39 (obvious)
Vbooy57 (obvious)

I. Banned Sponsors

As you guys know, I'm pretty laid back, but there is a few rules for the GRC.

NNRacing.com - Why would you want to glorify that piece of garbage that's supposed to be a site?

Religous - Not trying to turn into Cooper here, but I'm not religious, and I don't feel comfortable having a huge ass cross with...
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 0 - Views: 303
20120102

Just in case if you're wondering why there is no schedule or team chart post anywhere...

http://norapedia.wikkii.com/wiki/2012_Red_Bull_World_Series_Season
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 1 - Views: 337
20120114

Booth:
Lap by Lap: Tim Baltazar
Color: John Ratcliffe

In the Pits:
Bruce Hallinger
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 0 - Views: 382
 Topics 
20120615

As Blake suggested, I'm just wiping the 2012 season entirely and restarting. So LEGGO! (I'd like alot of international flavor pl0x. Max cars 24, teams 12)

Mertz Racing Technologies - MRT (USA) - Chevrolet Camaro
#3 - Ron Mertz (USA)
#81 - Josh Mertz (GER)
Reserve: Carmen Del Rio (USA)

Lorenzo-Smith Motorsports - Lorenzo-Smith (USA) - Toyota Camry
#9 - Rodney Smith (USA)
#09 - Terry Brandush (USA)

Team Jrod - Jrod (USA) - ????
#32 - ????
#37 - Jared Pierce (USA)

Legion Argentina - Argentina (ARG) - Dodge Challenger
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 6 - Views: 519
20120425

 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 4 - Views: 458
20120427

Chevrolet, Dodge, and Ford will produce engines for the 2013 Season, the GRC has requested that all teams file for their requested supplier:

Silver Green Racing: Dodge
Mertz Racing Technologies: Chevrolet
Team Jrod: Chevrolet
Lorenzo-Smith Motorsports: Ford
Lotus Technologies: Ford
Bi-Winning Motorsports: Ford
MONSTER Energy Racing: Chevrolet
Legion Argentina: Dodge
Opp Team Deutschland: Dodge
Toro Rojo Carreras: Ford
Blake Camphausen Motorsports: Chevrolet

(I am simply guessing as to what you want, if you want to be changed...
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 0 - Views: 362
20120114

The teams - with the exception of Rookie Racing - arrived Thursday in Decatur to setup for Practice 1 on Friday. Randy Callahan set the fastest lap in the session of 1:33.435, whilst Josh Mertz was .010 off of that time.

Onboard Lap
Classification:
P No. Driver Time
1 44 R Callahan 1:33.435
2 81 J Mertz 1:33.445
3 98 M Venturi 1:33.513
4 32 S Porter 1:33.559
5 41 M Vonduvadel 1:33.578
6 07 R Quiroga 1:33.598
7 09 N Carlson 1:33.601
8 88 C Schacher 1:33.624
9 16 E Royer 1:33.638
10 ...
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 21 - Views: 952
20120408

The GRC have announced that Riverside Raceway, Watkins Glen International and Barber Motorsports Park are two circuits that have inked contracts for the 2013 season. Watkins Glen is at work installing lights at the facility, and the Grand Prix there will more than likely be a primetime race.
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 0 - Views: 456
20120405

To build up anticipation for the start of the 2012 Red Bull World Series powered by Chevrolet season, I wrote this little piece about the first circuit of the season...

Race 1 - Decatur

The 3.367 mile, 16 turn race circuit that is Decatur. Host to the American Grand Prix, it winds through the cornfields of Decatur, IL. It doesn't have that much elevation change, except for the beginning of the second sector. Other than that, it is a relatively flat circuit, with a satisfactory amount of overtaking opportunities. The front straightaway at Decatur is a spectacle all on its own....
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 0 - Views: 412
20120402

Leckliter Racing, a former Armor All Series team has been approved to join the RBWS in 2012. His team will bring along the sponsor Logitech, with drivers Scott Morales and Daniel Leckliter.


(and yes Josh approved of this)
 
by Navycook75 - Comments: 6 - Views: 419
20120327

This is the second part in a 3 part series, predicting the places of the 2012 Teams and Driver of the Red Bull World Series powered by Chevrolet here on ASN.com. In this part, we will cover Lotus, Bi-Winning, MONSTER, and Argentina. Let's get started!

We left off with...
LOTUS TECHNOLOGIES (GREAT BRITIAN)
CHRIS HAAS (UNITED STATES) - CAR #48 - 3RD YEAR IN THE RED BULL WORLD SERIES
Perhaps Haas is most memorable for being dumped in his second ever race at Dover, whilst running in the midfield? He has really been unnoticed, previously driving for the underfunded and underpowered...
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 0 - Views: 361
20120322

It's that time of year again where we predict (albeit, foolishly) how the 24 drivers on this elite grid will perform this year. Starting with the champion and ending with the two French newcomers, let's get started!

SILVER GREEN RACING (UNITED STATES)

RANDY CARPENTER (FRANCE) - CAR #1 - 2011 RED BULL WORLD SERIES WORLD DRIVERS CHAMPION
It really seems, in just 10 short races, that Randy Carpenter went from hated to loved. After wrecking the entire field in the Rookie Shootout to winning the Championship, he hopes to repeat this year. Silver Green Racing has looked impressive...
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 0 - Views: 1241
20120309

Josh Mertz, partial owner of MRT, has announced that MRT will run a commemorative paint scheme for the 2002 game Freekstyle at the Grosser Preis Mercedes von Deutschland (German Grand Prix) on June 10, signifying the 10th anniversary of the video game.

more to come
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 0 - Views: 339
20120303

Mertz Racing Technologies Team Owners Josh and Ron Mertz have formally announced their list of partners for the 2012 Season, having added several more throughout the week.

  • Red Bull
  • Briggs & Stratton
  • Krapils Steakhouse
  • Verizon Wireless
  • UPS
  • Aperture Science
  • Pendulum
  • Nero
  • Memphis May Fire
  • Spotify
  • Food Lion
  • Target
  • Advair
  • Logitech
  • Tuffinmacos
  • 52 Racing Shoes
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 0 - Views: 357
20120220

On Monday morning, Rookie Robert Quiroga made an announcement on what country license he will race with. Robert confirmed he will be running with a Mexican license. "I know that being American is a great honor and I should be proud to have a license under it. I am very proud, but I'm prouder of my heritage as a Mexican. Besides, the US Anthem will play if I win due to Monster Energy Racing being an American team."
 
by Robert Quiroga - Comments: 0 - Views: 337
20120128

(Just an FYI, Mechyboy told me I can do whatever I wanted with his team. I told him I'd make his team like a USF1 type deal for storyline purposes and he was fine with it)

Rookie Racing, Canadas only Red Bull World Series team, has finally collapsed. Its only the first race of the season, but the team was plagued with financial troubles since its inception in late 2011. The 13th grid slot is now vacant, and the GRC will be looking for a replacement team.

(OOC: Give me good, original entries, I'll go over all of them and choose the one I like. Not Billy and Bob Jones, who are...
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 14 - Views: 394
20120128

Representatives from Dodge and Ford have sent prototypes for their cars to be possibly entered in the 2013 Red Bull World Series. More info soon.
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 0 - Views: 264
20120128

Casey Lester has dreamed of becoming a driver in American or global motorsports since he was a kid. He's been trying to saye enough money to afford a car and earn a driving job in the Global Racing Championship. Even if he doesn't have enough money to start a team, he'd still be content with driving for a GRC team.

"I just wanna race." said Lester in an interview with STV on Friday. "That's all I want to do. It doesn't matter where, I just want to get behind the wheel and go. Although, there is one series in particular I've been looking to go to: the Global Racing Championship. I've...
 
by Casey Lester - Comments: 0 - Views: 329
20120118

I had posted this on the 2012 RBWS NORApedia page, but I don't know how many of you check that.

"I've looked at previous Champ Car seasons (and I'm basing "The Takeover" loosely off of CART's bankruptcy/purchase by the teams) and they ran 14 races with 2 ovals. I am thinking only 10 races would be good both from a storyline stand point and a workload standpoint, as storyline wise they don't want to spend too much money for "boring" races and I'm doing full coverage for each event, therefore I won't have to work as much. The schedule if I go to 10 races will...
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 10 - Views: 326
20120116

On Sunday, before the United States Grand Prix, Team JROD owner and driver Jared Pierce announced that the Z8Games branded game Crossfire would sponsor his team's cars for the Karjala round of the 2012 RBWS Season. "We are proud to announce that Z8Games has reached an agreement with our team to sponsor our car for Karjala this season and possibly more in the future.", Pierce said in an interview. Fellow Team JROD driver Shaun Porter was quoted saying "I did play that game a few times when Jrod wasn't there and it's somewhat fun. Can't see me really getting into it as much as he does, though. Still,...
 
by Jrod - Comments: 0 - Views: 283
20120103

"We are thinking into a deal could have him retained for future years and he could run Le Mans at the same time, and this has to be the only way for us to keep him" - Roger Sweeney
 
by VerizonGuy12 - Comments: 8 - Views: 364
20120104

I'm thinking about allowing extra teams (like 4-5-ish) in but only 26 cars qualify for the race...kinda like old school F1. Yay or nay? I'd like foreign drivers if you do put a team in pl0x
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 2 - Views: 271
20120102

It has been reported that defending Red Bull World Series champion Randy Carpenter may take a lucrative offer to drive for Renault-Total Racing in the Le Mans Series. A replacement driver is unknown at this point, but that driver would run #0.

(Jojomonk is moving, we've been talking about this in PM's for a couple days now)
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 2 - Views: 347
20111227

Jonathan Myers may institute a system of numbering the cars 1-25, skipping #13. Ron Mertz was the only driver to not agree to institute the system for 2012, and with his supposed retirement after 2012 this system will more than likely go in effect in 2013.
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 1 - Views: 262
20111223

Ron Mertz, the 9-time Red Bull World Series champion, has announced that if he wins his 10th title this year, he will retire. He wants his career to end on a high note. It has been rumored that if he retires, Jared Pierce would take over the car he vacated, renumbered to 37. It is also rumored that Team Jrod and Mertz Racing Technologies would merge if that happened.


more to come
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 1 - Views: 302
20111220

Two circuits, the Hockenheimring and the Red Bull Ring, have been in talks with Jonathan Myers in holding rounds of the Red Bull World Series. It is unknown if they will get dates or not.
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 2 - Views: 300
20111118

Dodge and Ford have announced they will enter their "pony" cars, with the Challenger and Mustang being offered to teams. Chevrolet has also stated they will offer the Camaro instead of the Impala in the Red Bull World Series. The following list is the teams and the cars they will run in 2012.

Silver Green Racing:
Mertz Racing Technologies: Chevrolet Camaro
Team Jrod:
Lorenzo-Smith Motorsports:
Lotus Technologies: Ford Mustang
MONSTER Energy Racing: Chevrolet Camaro
Legion Argentina: Dodge Challenger
Team Opp Deutschland:
Toro Rojo Carreras:
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 6 - Views: 299
20111110

Josh Mertz, Jared Pierce, Zack Johnson, and a trio of other Red Bull World Series drivers have expressed their statements of leaving the Global Racing Championship to go reform the Champ Car World Series. In 2008, Champ Car filed for bankruptcy due to low funds and dwindling field sizes. Carmen Del Rio is rumored to take over the #81 and have it renumbered to the #4, which Del Rio drove for RMR up until the end of 2011.
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 5 - Views: 374
20111110

Due to Randy Carpenter leaving to go to CCWS and high budgets of the series, SGR will shut its doors. Nick Bradstone will head back to Formula IS
 
by VerizonGuy12 - Comments: 1 - Views: 290
20111104

I've been getting an abundance of ideas for GRC that I don't want to use because it would break what I had already planned. 2012 will "Exist", just not covered, if that makes any sense. I'm going to make a real F1 like series because I feel like it :p
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 6 - Views: 275
20111031

Jonathan Myers had said the Red Bull World Series schedule has been cut in half due to 10 venues not paying the sanctioning fees in order to host the races.
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 2 - Views: 289
20111031

Red Bull has reported that even that Equipe Taureau Rouge and Toro Rojo Carreras never ran a race, those teams will be shuttered due to dwindling funds. The series sponsorship and sponsorship of Mertz Racing Technologies will still stand.
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 0 - Views: 338
20111020



PODIUM FINISHERS INTERVIEWS, KINDLY REPRODUCED BY THE GRC

Mertz earns victory
As Josh Mertz clambered out of the car, celebrated in parc ferme and on the podium, you could tell in his eyes he earned it. "Fantastic race. I was able to get a good start but not too good...
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 7 - Views: 383
20111022

News from the Power Sport facility in Thebes, Greece: Alexzander Halkias has received confirmation from GRC officials that his team (Power Sport) has been apporved to join the Red Bull World Series. Halkias, a native of Thebes, has managed to also purchase rights to the number 91 after John Quinn left Legion Argentina due to unknown circumstances. Halkias has brought former crew member from the 91 team, Alex Gordon up to drive the 19 as a "Driver Developement" program. The team will be sponsored by Jim Beam as well as Klein Tools.
 
by JQuick - Comments: 0 - Views: 275
20111020

A List
- GRC Red Bull World Series
- GRC Formula IS World Championship

B List
- GRC Red Bull Junior Series
- GRC Champ Car World Series
- Formula URCA

C List
- Audi vs. BMW
- National Stock Car Super Series

D List
- Any other various regional series


Which division represents what?
RBWS - F1/CART/NASCAR (various elements from all smashed into one)
FIS - F1
NSCSS - ARCA
FU - GP2/WSR (World Series by Renault)
CCWS - IndyCar/CCWS (obviously)
AvB - DTM
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 0 - Views: 527
20111020

Scott Nowak was booted from the 46 car, for the fact that Blake Camphausen Motorsports sponsor Century, wanted Blake Camphausen behind the wheel of the car, to better promote the Century brand. Nowak will be left on as a test driver. "They (Century) wanted an ex-MMA fighter promoting the brand, not some stock car driver from no where. So I'll be stepping in." said Camphausen
 
by Blake Camphausen - Comments: 0 - Views: 301
20111009

When an American driver wins a race in the United States:

  • State Song:Driver
    State Song:Team
    American National Anthem


When an American driver wins a race in another country:

  • State Song:Driver
    American National Anthem


http://www.50states.com/songs/
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 4 - Views: 346
20111017

Josh Mertz has joined Adam Sweet as being an American driver that races under another countries flag. Mertz, who is partially German, is respecting his native heritage.

"Hey, Adam [Sweet] does it, why can't I? Besides, if I win the US anthem will still be played because MRT is an american team, so theres no worries."
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 2 - Views: 282
20111016

#3 will be retired once Ron Mertz retires from driving to tribute such a great career (OOC: and Earnhardts death)

#4 (OOC: Dan Wheldon. I know its not the car number he died in but its the number he ran for his career at Panther)
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 0 - Views: 298
20111015

The Russian Federation, as we have heard, was overthrown by a communist group known as "The Ultranationalists". The Ultranationalists are a revolutionary political party and armed organization in Russia who wish to return the country back to what it was during the days of the Soviet Union. They believe that the Russian Federation does not have the best interests of the Russian people at heart, siding with Western interests both philosophically and economically, and they perceived this to be destroying or weakening the Russian state. The Ultranationalists idealize their old Soviet state...
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 1 - Views: 291
20110924

"I have come to a decision for the car we will use for the World Series. I have gotten permission to the blueprints of the Pontiac Trans Am-esq car the World Race of Champions (WROC) series used in the early 2000's, and I have gotten General Motors permission to use this as the racecar for the World Series. The car will run without manufacturer decals but will retain Chevrolet engines"
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 10 - Views: 314
20111011

Jonathan Myers has confirmed he has finalizes the Schedule, car and grid for 2012.

http://norapedia.wikkii.com/wiki/2012_Red_Bull_World_Series_Season
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 0 - Views: 280
20111005

Poseidon Energy has downsized their operations which has included cutting their racing team. Argentinian businessman Patricio Esteban has purchased the equipment of the team and will rename it "Legion Argentina". Drumstick company Vic Firth will come aboard to sponsor. Esteban has brought former URCA Racing League driver John Quinn to drive the second car. It is unknown who the reserve driver will be.
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 1 - Views: 274
20111002

Jonathan Myers was quoted as saying yesterday that he has looked into possibly making the cars a bit more rally style, due to the fact that he may include a couple dirt races on the 2011 calendar.

more to come
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 1 - Views: 307
20110919

Less than a month after his departure, Jonathan Myers has stated he will be returning to the Global Racing Championship. Howard Kohler did not like that the GRC officials did not want him to radically change the series once known as the NORA Castrol Cup Series.

"I noticed he tried to change a stockcar series to an open wheel series, that just doesn't work." Myers stated. "I'm going to keep in place what he had, though, with the one car and 24 cars on the grid to cut costs. I'm doing this to prevent another bankruptcy, because we nearly lost this entire series with those...
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 1 - Views: 262
20110831

Hello everyone, Tim Baltazar here. This is a new segment I'm starting here on RBWS.com. I'm going to be previewing all 12 teams that will be competing in 2012 Red Bull World Series powered by Chevrolet. So starting with the defending champions, lets get started!

Silver Green Racing:
Many fans have openly stated that SGR's triumph with then rookie driver Randy Carpenter was a complete fluke, especially after what he did at the Rookie Shootout in March. Honestly, they were the cinderella story on the grid in 2011. Gillard did not show promise in his return from retirement,...
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 1 - Views: 274
20110831

Jason Ness, driver of the #09 car, has been dropped by Lorenzo-Smith Motorsports in favor of rookie Nik Carlson. Carlson, from Lowell, IN, has brought along Mortal Kombat as an associate sponsor of the #09 car.
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 0 - Views: 258
20110831

2011: NORA officials unveiled financial problems that were lingering since 2005, the OWC officials purchase contracts of all drivers and teams and rename the series to the Red Bull World Series powered by Chevrolet, sanctioned by the Global Racing Championship
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 0 - Views: 221
20110831

GRC CEO Howard Kohler announced yesterday that he will talk to Chevrolet about implementing a "Power to Pass" feature in the cars for 2012. He has stated he would implement this because he would like to keep the field closer together and the race exciting.
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 0 - Views: 200
20110831

Howard Kohler, CEO and President of the GRC, has announced today that the Lowell SuperSpeedway has been removed from the calendar:

"I honestly believe such a great speedway should have its final race be the stockcars that we know and loved. Thats what the track was built for and run for, after all."

It is unknown what will take the place of the fabled speedway. WRA and ISC have already announced they will not be returning to the track, which means the famed 2.0 mile D-Shaped oval will slowly creep into disrepair.
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 0 - Views: 187
20110831

Jonathan Myers has retired from the position of CEO and President of the Global Racing Championship. He has done this because of the turmoil in the core staff of the sanctioning body.

"I just can't take this anymore," says Myers. "all of us are doing our own thing it seems and no one is on the same page. I hope the best for this series in the future."

"I am determined to make this the best racing series in the world." says Kohler.
 
by Josh Mertz - Comments: 0 - Views: 211
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