Red Bull GRC: SH Rallycross premieres patriotic HAUS livery for MCAS


Some of the most exciting words you hear in motorsports in 2015 is “SH Racing/ SH Rallycross has a new livery.”

The team has knocked it out of the park again with the new HAUS Personal Vaporizer red, white and blue livery for Nelson Piquet Jr., in the No. 07 Ford Fiesta ST at this week’s Red Bull Global Rallycross race at the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River.

Here is the full release, below:

SH Racing Rallycross today announced that HAUS™ Personal Vaporizer by Mistic® will serve as primary sponsor for the No. 07 HAUS-SH Rallycross Ford Fiesta ST machine, which will be piloted by Nelson Piquet Jr. in round No. 4 of the 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross series being held on July 5th at the Marine Corps Air Station New River (MCAS).

The No. 07 HAUS-SH Rallycross Ford Fiesta ST will also debut a special Fourth of July, American flag-themed livery at the MCAS event.

“As an independent American vapor company that makes and assembles our products in the U.S., we’re proud to be celebrating the spirit of America and honoring our troops with an all-American themed GRC car with a great driver like Nelson behind the wheel,” said John Wiesehan Jr., CEO of Mistic. “This event is another opportunity for us to showcase our HAUS brand as a significant alternative to smoking to a national audience.”

Mistic, maker of the HAUS Personal Vaporizer and other high quality, value-priced vapor products, is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. and is entering its second year as a full-season partner of SH Rallycross. HAUS served as primary sponsor for the No. 07 SH Racing Ford Fiesta during last year’s GRC event at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway where Piquet Jr. finished on the podium placing third.

“After just one season, HAUS is quickly becoming the personal vaporizer and e-liquid of choice for Rallycross and motor sports fans across the country,” said James “Sulli” Sullivan, principal,SH Rallycross. “With the race on the base being live on NBC, this is going to be an incredible moment for the HAUS brand and the fans alike as we will be debuting a special livery to celebrate the Fourth of July.”

Piquet Jr., who became the historic first Formula E champion last weekend, earned his fifth podium of his Red Bull GRC career during the 2015 series kickoff event held in Ft. Lauderdale, as well as his eighth and ninth career heat victories. Last weekend at Daytona he finished seventh in Race 1 and sixth in Race 2. Piquet Jr. is currently in fourth place in the driver championship with 106 points, 31 points out of the lead. The former Formula One and NASCAR driver was in a tight points race in 2014 leading most of the season. He ended up finishing fourth overall in GRC supercars division, with four podiums and seven heat wins.

“It’s great to have HAUS Personal Vaporizers as our sponsor for the MCAS event,” said Piquet Jr. “This is the second year that Mistic has been a supporter of SH Rallycross and I am proud to have a North Carolina based company represented on my car with this awesome livery for the Fourth of July at the Marine Corps Air Station in Jacksonville, N.C.  I look forward to giving Mistic and their guests something to cheer about in their backyard over the Fourth of July weekend.”

Round 4 of the 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross Series will be broadcast nationally on NBC starting at 5 p.m. EST. The Marine Corps Air Station New River is a United States Marine Corps helicopter and tilt-rotor base in Jacksonville, N.C. near Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

Seattle Supercross by the numbers: Three riders separated by 17 points


Three riders remain locked in a tight battle with 17 points separating the leader Cooper Webb from third-place Chase Sexton and these are only a few Supercross numbers to consider entering Seattle.

Seattle Supercross numbers
Chase Sexton made a statement in Detroit with his second win of 2023. – Feld Motor Sports

For the fifth time in 10 rounds. Sexton, Webb, and Eli Tomac shared the podium in Detroit. Between them, the trio has taken 23 podiums, leaving only seven for the remainder of the field. Jason Anderson, Ken Roczen and Justin Barcia have two each with Aaron Plessinger scoring the other.

Webb and Tomac won the last four championships with two apiece in alternating years, but they were not one another’s primary rival for most of those seasons. On the average, however, the past four years show an incredible similarity with average points earned of 21.0 for Webb and 21.3 for Tomac. With five wins so far this season, Tomac (23 wins) leads Webb (19) in victories but Webb (43) edges Tomac (41) in podium finishes during this span.

Tomac has won two of the last three Seattle races and those two wins in this stadium are topped only by James Stewart. Fittingly, if Tomac gets a third win this week, he will tie Stewart for second on the all-time wins’ list. Tomac tied Ricky Carmichael for third with 48 wins at Oakland and took sole possession of that spot with his Daytona win.

Sexton still has a lot to say and after winning last week in Detroit, he is speaking up. The Supercross numbers are against him entering Seattle, however, because a points’ deficit this large after Round 10 has been erased only once. In 1983 David Bailey was 47 points behind Bob Hannah, and like Sexton he was also in third place. Bailey took the points’ lead with one race remaining.

The seven points Sexton was penalized last week for jumping in a red cross flag section in Detroit could prove extremely costly.

In fact, it has been a series of mistakes that has cost Sexton the most. In the last two weeks, he lost 10 points with a 10th-place finish to go with his penalty. Erase those, and all three riders hold their fate in their hands.

Plessinger’s heartbreak in Detroit is still fresh, but the upside of his run is that was his best of the season and could turn his fortunes around. Prior to that race, he led only seven laps in three mains. He was up front for 20 laps in Detroit with five of those being the fastest on the track.

Last week’s win by Hunter Lawrence tied him with his brother Jett Lawrence for 17th on the all-time wins’ list. With the focus shifting to 250 West for the next two rounds, Jett has a great opportunity to pull back ahead. The real test will be at the first East / West Showdown in East Rutherford, New Jersey on April 22.

Last Five Seattle Winners

2022: Eli Tomac
2019: Marvin Musquin
2018: Eli Tomac
2017: Marvin Musquin
2014: Ryan Villopoto

2022: Hunter Lawrence
2019: Dylan Ferrandis
2018: Aaron Plessinger
2017: Aaron Plessinger
2014: Cole Seely

By the Numbers

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