Cystic Fibrosis Cars & Coffee and Scavenger Hunt

The Cystic Fibrosis Cars & Coffee and Scavenger Hunt is Saturday from 9am to 11:30am at 983 University Avenue.

We’re having a cars & coffee with a twist: there will be a scavenger hunt featuring the cars in attendance to fundraise for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The scavenger hunt will be on foot, so wear comfortable walking shoes if you plan to do the hunt! Finishing the hunt should only require ~750 steps if you go once through all the cars. Two scavenger hunts will be available, so friends and family can join without having to know car trivia.

Prizes include an alignment + goodies from Trackspec, a GRP gift card, a basket from Sigona’s Farmers Market, and more! This event will be a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, so the scavenger hunt entails a donation. 

Register before the event so that we can include your car in the scavenger hunt! More information and registration at

A.J. Allmendinger from Los Gatos to drive the No. 22 for Roger Penske

By David Caraviello, NASCAR.COM

Penske Racing never really considered A.J. Allmendinger.

The NASCAR race team had other drivers in mind to replace Kurt Busch in its No. 22 car. That is, until a few days ago when Allmendinger split from his Richard Petty Motorsports organization, and the Penske group moved quickly to add a driver it viewed as having a favorable career progression behind him and promising potential ahead.

NASCAR driver A.J. Allmendinger from Los Gatos, CA.

That quick courtship culminated Wednesday, when Allmendinger was named the new driver of the Shell/Pennzoil Dodge, replacing Busch, who left the Penske team by mutual agreement on Dec. 5. It’s a huge step up for a driver who enjoyed his best Sprint Cup campaign in this past season’s 15th-place points finish, but has never won a race at NASCAR’s top level, and will now compete for an elite organization that measures success in race victories and championship bids. Read More

AJ Allmendinger Starts in the 2nd Spot in Today’s Race at Watkins Glen

AJ Allmendinger Puts the Best Buy Ford on Front Row at Watkins Glen

13 August 2011 (Watkins Glen, NY)– AJ Allmendinger posted a fast lap time of 69.997 seconds (126.041 mph) with the No. 43 Best Buy Ford Fusion around the 2.45-mile Watkins Glen circuit to score a front row start for the 26th annual Helluva Good Dips at the Glen on Saturday.

A.J. Allmendinger from Los Gatos, CA driver of the No. 43 Best Buy Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports.

The spot is his fourth front row start of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup season as he looks to move up from 17th in the championship standings as the Chase deadline of Richmond continues to loom ever closer.

Allmendinger finished the 2010 Watkins Glen race fourth after starting in fourth and the California native will look to convert his front row start into something even better on Sunday.

“I’m proud of the Best Buy Ford and everyone at Richard Petty Motorsports,” said Allmendinger as he was greeted by a throng of journalists. “I’m not going to lie, it’s great to get in front of Marcos (Ambrose) today. He’s the man here. So to put up a lap a little better than him is pretty cool. I still think he’s going to be the guy to beat tomorrow. This is a great starting spot and a great day. We just keep building momentum and hopefully we can get a win. The big thing is to just keep getting better and have a strong finish to the season and build off that.”

The race is the third for Allmendinger with new Crew Chief Greg Erwin.

“The results haven’t showed it, but we’ve been getting better and better,” said AJ. “It’s great to have him making the calls on what kind of changes we need-big or small, just trying to figure out what we need with the cars. He’s got so much experience. We’ve had solid weekends at Indy, Pocono, and ever since we’ve unloaded here at the Glen. Marcos is the guy to beat but I think we might have something for everyone else.”

About Walldinger Racing, Inc.: Walldinger Racing was formed in 2006 to support AJ Allmendinger’s motorsports career by developing commercial opportunities and partnership programs.

Walldinger Racing, Inc., Press Release