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TeamOne Logistics of Lafayette, LA Partnership Continues for 2021 Season
January 18, 2021
Sarah Montgomery is pleased to announce the continuation of the TeamOne Logistics of Lafayette, LA partnership for the 2021 racing season in World Racing League. Although the full details for the racing season have not fully been disclosed to the public, TeamOne Logistics of Lafayette, LA is excited to be back on the side of a racecar and supporting their local driver.
TeamOne Logistics of Lafayette, LA specializes in transportation services for the oil and gas industry and has one mission of becoming the premier provider for that service. They do offer additional services to those who may be in need of transportation for heavy haul capabilities, permit loads, oversized specialty loads, specialized equipment, escort services and more.
Please visit their website for more information at www.TeamOneWorks.com or give them a call at 337-267-4445.
Several partners are working with Sarah Montgomery and Round 3 Racing for the 2021 World Racing League Season; Round 3 Racing (Boca Raton, FL.), Lafayette Travel (Lafayette, LA.), TeamOne Logistics (Lafayette, LA.), Dailey Enterprises (Lafayette, LA.), Lemons of Love (Mount Prospect, IL.), Shift Up Now (Saint Augustine, FL.), and those that have not yet been announced. To contact Sarah, please email Sarah@SarahMontgomeryRacing.com or visit her website at www.SarahRacing.com.
Montgomery Makes Racing History in Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Series
September 3, 2019
Sarah Montgomery and Sick Sideways Racing made history this weekend at Portland International Raceway in rounds 9 and 10 of the highly competitive Battery Tender® Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Series Presented by BFGoodrich Tires®.
On Saturday, Montgomery, from Lafayette, LA, became the first female in the history of the series to finish on the podium in a Global Mazda MX-5 Cup race and defended that finish with another during Sunday’s race. “My entire personal goal for this year was to become the first female ever on the podium. This series has some of the most talented drivers around and I have been heavily invested in my training. To be standing where my mentors have stood is truly a blessing,” Montgomery states. “I am completely honored and humbled to be here racing on this stage with all of my partners, Team (Sick Sideways Racing) as well as my very supportive family and friends.”
During Saturday morning’s qualifying, Sarah’s fastest lap was about a half second off the pole sitter’s (John Dean) fastest time, which had her starting fifth in both races. During race one, Montgomery won a hard fought battle with teammate and former series champion, Nathanial Sparks (No. 8 – Sick Sideways Racing). Race two had much of the same clean, aggressive driving as she battled for a podium spot with Atlanta Speedwerks driver, Carter Weedon, claiming that spot with an exciting finish at the checkered flag.
“I am absolutely blown away by the amount of reach these podiums have had so far through social media, fans at the track, including Indy Car driver Sarah Fisher, Max Papis, plus phone calls and texts. It truly means the world to me to have people supporting my dreams and following me through my journey,” says Montgomery.
Sick Sideways team owner John Dean states, “Since the first time Sarah and I met, I always knew she was the type of person I wanted to have on my team. Looking back, it’s pretty amazing to see how far we have both come together in the highest contested series in this country,” says Dean. “Now, we have made history and it’s amazing to think of all the women that have been in this series and how Sarah is the first to stand on the podium. To be a part of this personally, as well as for my team Sick Sideways, is absolutely incredible.”
Montgomery, Dean and Sick Sideways now prepare for the last race weekend of the season at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca, September 20-22, 2019, where she will try to defend her podium finishes in her Sick Sideways, Lafayette Travel, Shift Up Now, Team One Logistics Mazda MX-5 Cup Car.
Remaining Race Schedule:
Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, CA September 20-22, 2019
Several partners are working with Sarah Montgomery and Sick Sideways for the remaining event in the series; Sick Sideways (Sebring, FL.), Lafayette Travel (Lafayette, LA.), TeamOne Logistics (Lafayette, LA.), Dailey Enterprises (Lafayette, LA.), E. Esposito Interiors (Truckee, CA.), Lemons of Love (Mount Prospect, IL.), Shift Up Now (Saint Augustine, FL.), Harrison Contracting Co. (Villa Rica, GA.), My Legal Edge (Naples, FL.), and many others have stepped up to help Sarah. To contact Sarah, please email Sarah@SarahMontgomeryRacing.com or visit her website at www.SarahRacing.com.
Sarah Montgomery Partners with Roth Cheese for Road America race.
June 18, 2019
Roth® Cheese Is Going to the Races with Sarah Montgomery
This unexpected partnership will turn heads at the track June 21-23.
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin – Roth® Cheese, a leading producer of award-winning specialty cheese, is partnering with Sarah Montgomery, as she competes in the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Series presented by BFGoodrich Tires in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Roth employees will be at the Road America track on Saturday, June 22 cheering on Sarah, with cheese!
As the Roth logo races around the track on Sarah’s vehicle, a sample taste testing of Roth Snack Cheeses will be taking place with racing fans. Roth Snack Cheese comes in three flavors including Creamy Cheddar, Creamy Gouda, and Creamy Whole Milk Mozzarella, perfect for families on the go. They are made with local rBST-free Wisconsin milk sourced from family farms within 60 miles of the company’s Southwest Wisconsin creamery. Packed with 5 grams of protein and 70 calories per serving, Roth Snack Cheese is a preservative-free, and naturally gluten-free snack.
“As a company, we are dedicated to supporting women and jumped at this opportunity to partner with female race car driver, Sarah Montgomery, at a local event here in Wisconsin,” stated Heather Engwall, Vice President of Marketing at Roth Cheese. “Sarah is also a great fit for Roth because her favorite charity, Lemons of Love, aligns with our mission to give back. Fans will also be able to bring specialty cheese with them wherever they go, even the race track!”
To find Roth Cheese near you visit rothcheese.com/locator.
Roth® Cheese is a part of Emmi Roth, one of the nation’s largest producers of specialty cheese. Cheese experts at Roth have been importing and crafting specialty cheese in Southern Wisconsin for more than 150 years. Roth is known for producing award-winning cheeses like Grand Cru® and Buttermilk Blue®, everyday favorites like Havarti and Gouda and innovative new snack and grab-and-go cheeses.
Sarah Montgomery Finds Full Time Ride for 2019.
Lafayette, LA/Sebring, FL, (March 4, 2019) – Sarah Montgomery Racing and Sick Sideways are pleased to announce that in 2019, Sarah will be competing with Sick Sideways for a full season effort in the ND-1 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Series Presented by BFGoodrich Tires. Montgomery is no rookie to the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Series as she was a passionate competitor from 2014-2016, finishing 10th in points in her rookie season. Although she has been a part of the series in previous years, this will be her first season with the most winningest team in the paddock, Sick Sideways. “To say I am thrilled is quite the understatement as I am absolutely honored and humbled to be a driver and brand ambassador for Sick Sideways. For over 3 years I have wanted to be a part of the team and I am ecstatic everyone’s hard work is turning my dream into fruition,” says Montgomery. Sick Sideways, based in Sebring, FL, is a two-time series championship winning team with numerous individual race wins, pole positions in qualifying and holds the 2018 Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Challenge Race Championship. Owner of Sick Sideways, John Dean II, states, “I am excited to have Sarah joining Sick Sideways for the entire 2019 MX-5 cup season. I feel like this has been a long time in the making. Sarah is a very talented driver and I am really excited to be able to race with her on the same team. We certainly have a talent packed team again this year.” Follow Sarah and Sick Sideways this 2019 racing season through LIVE TIMING and LIVE STREAMING for each event listed below. Full Race Schedule: Circuit of the America’s Austin, TX March 22-24, 2019Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, AL April 5-7, 2019Road America Elkhart Lake, WI June 21- 23, 2019Mid-Ohio Lexington, OH July 26-28, 2019Portland International Raceway Portland, OR August 30-Sept 1, 2019Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, CA September 20-22, 2019 Several partners are working with Sarah Montgomery and Sick Sideways to keep her in the race car for the entire 2019 MX-5 Cup racing season. Sick Sideways (Sebring, FL.), Lemons of Love (Mount Prospect, IL.), Lafayette Travel (Lafayette, LA.), E. Esposito Interiors (Truckee, CA.) and many others have stepped up to help Sarah. With the start of the season less than one month away, Sarah is continuing to look for prospective partners to help offset costs. To contact Sarah, please email Sarah@SarahMontgomeryRacing.
Sarah Montgomery and Ashton Harrison Make Appearance on Steve Harvey’s Talk Show, Steve
Los Angeles, CA.— On December 19, 2018, Sarah Montgomery and Ashton Harrison were flown to Los Angeles, CA by Steve to make an appearance on Steve Harvey’s talk show. The ladies were lucky enough to have a Ferrari as their car for the weekend thanks to Ashton’s partner, Merlin Auto Group, and spent a few days in the amazing city as tourists. Steve Harvey did a complete makeover on Sarah and Ashton to look their best on national television because they were a part of Steve’s dating segment. The show spent many weeks prior to filming to find the perfect four guys for Sarah and Ashton to choose from to go on a date with. Filming took place on December 20, 2018 and the show aired on January 10, 2019. Be sure to follow the link to watch their dating segment and to see who they chose.
Fans can follow Harrison and Montgomery’s journey at AshtonHarrison.com and SarahRacing.com.
After competing in the Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Series for the past two years, Sarah spent 2015-2016 learning many different tracks and gaining the experience needed to become a talented driver. “I’m really a grass roots racer, raising money from the ground up”, says Sarah, “The hard work and support I have received from people to get this opportunity is nothing short of amazing. I am so thrilled to give my sponsors the chance to be on National Television and to help promote my brand through CBS Sports Network”.
“Not only am I excited to join the very competitive Pirelli World Challenge Series, I am thrilled to be on a race team with another female driver!”, Sarah continues. “Shea Racing has shown much success especially with their recent partnership with HPD (Honda Performance Development) and I am glad to be a part of it in 2017.”
The PWC TCA races are all double-headers and start in April at VIR with stops at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Lime Rock, Utah Motorsports Campus, COTA and Mazda Raceway.
“We are very pleased to have Sarah join Shea Racing for the 2017 season,” says team owner, Shea Holbrook. “When testing the Civic, she showed great potential and much improvement. Having another teammate that brings such enthusiasm and determination is very enlightening!”
Based in Groveland, Florida, Shea Racing is a professional Touring Car team competing in the Pirelli World Challenge Championships. Within the seven years Shea Racing has been competing in the series they have secured several wins and podiums in the touring car classes. Focusing on a strong team foundation, top performances, and driver advancement and individualized marketing platforms, Shea Racing has become of the Pirelli World Challenge’s Top Tier Touring Car teams.
Follow Sarah’s progress, get full schedules, merchandise and more at www.sarahracing.com
Location: Monterey, California
Series: SCCA Pro Racing Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BF Goodrich
Track: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Climbing Mazda’s Racing Ladder
Mazda is the only manufacturer with a clearly defined path for amateur racing drivers to take on the way to the top. And it doesn’t just include the open-wheel series in the formal Mazda Road to Indy—racers who compete in MX-5 Miatas or other Mazda vehicles will also receive assistance so that they too can ascend to the next rung of the ladder.
For the first in an ongoing series, meet Sarah Montgomery from California whose family is a key driving-force behind her talents on the track…
Sarah Montgomery was ten years old when her parents took her to a Verizon IndyCar event. Something clicked immediately. “I saw Danica Patrick race. I smelled the burning rubber, the racing fuel, and I was hooked. From that point on, I started watching every single race that came on TV.”
She begged to go back to the next IndyCar race, and her parents took her. That did it. “I guess every kid has a new dream every other week—astronaut, doctor, race car driver. My parents hoped I’d get it out of my system and move on to the next dream, but it never happened. My mother hoped eventually that I might move on to ballet or something. Ain’t happening.”
So they got her a racing kart, and Sarah started on the dirt oval tracks around her home in Lafayette, Louisiana. She started winning races, then track championships, then she was invited to participate in a Skip Barber shootout that used shifter karts.
But Sarah had never driven a kart with a manual transmission. So she and her father, an Interstate battery dealer in Lafayette, set up a course in a big parking lot with pylons, and she started learning to drive a shifter kart. A guy drove up and watched, then commented to her father: “Your son’s going pretty fast out there!”
“That’s my daughter,” her dad said proudly. Thus began a relationship with Jeff Mosing, a Mazda MX-5 Cup racer, who just happened to notice a kart going fast on a parking lot. Mosing, along with former racer Roy Johnson, became Sarah’s mentors and backers, guiding her into the Mazda MX-5 Cup series.
And that’s where she is now, at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as part of the potent ALARA Racing team, which Mosing also drives for. After a solid pair of races at Mazda Raceway, out of 26 drivers in the series, she is 11th in points.
“No professional racing series is cheap, but the MX-5 Cup is probably the most affordable one out there,” says Sarah, now 21. “And as for the people at Mazda—if you are willing to put in the effort, they’ll do anything they can to help you out.”
Besides racing, Sarah Montgomery knows she has an additional responsibility: being a role model. “The first time a little girl came up to me and said, ‘I want to be just like you’—well, it’s a feeling that’s hard to describe.”