ROOKIE Racing and TOM’S SPIRIT Announce Team Setups for Super Taikyu Series Fuji 24 Hours Race

ROOKIE Racing, Inc., TOM’S SPIRIT Co., Ltd., and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing have announced their team setups for the ENEOS Super Taikyu Series 2022 Powered by Hankook Round 2 NAPAC Fuji SUPER TEC 24 Hours Race (Fuji 24 Hours Race) to be held from June 3 to 5.
For the Fuji 24 Hours Race, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRT team principal Jari-Matti Latvala, Japan Rally Championship racer Norihiko Katsuta, and SUPER GT and Japanese Super Formula Championship racer Yuhi Sekiguchi have been designated as one-time drivers for ORC ROOKIE Racing.

Also, by actively disseminating information aimed at Asia, TGR and its partners intend to provide maximum support for the Super Taikyu Organization’s desire to make the Super Taikyu Series recognized throughout Asia.

Jari-Matti Latvala
“When I saw the live video of a Super Taikyu 24-hour race in Fuji during last year’s Rally Portugal, I thought that Toyota’s new approach to carbon neutrality was simply amazing. I agree that sound is one of the best parts of motorsports. And I heard from (TGR FIA World Endurance Championship Team Principal and driver) Kamui Kobayashi and (TGR Europe Vice Chairman) Kazuki Nakajima that the feeling of driving the car is the same as a gasoline engine car. I was really interested in their feedback so I wanted to check it for myself, and I will have the chance to drive this car. Having experienced firsthand the activities toward carbon neutrality, I would like to share them with the world, especially in Europe. And I want to check the potential of this technology for rally cars. I’m happy that I can come to Japan before this year’s Rally Japan. See you at Fuji Speedway!”

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USAC Racing to Partner with OpenFender, the World’s First Sponsorship Marketplace for Motorsports

 USAC Racing to partner with OpenFender, the World’s First Sponsorship Marketplace for Motorsports

USAC Racing and OpenFender partner to support racers through their USAC career from all around the world.

Levi Jones, a five-time USAC Sprint Car Champion is looking forward to the partnership with OpenFender, “We’re thrilled to partner with OpenFender ‘the virtual sports agent’ to further the success of our drivers with more sponsors and fan engagement. USAC is dedicated to our drivers and teams and supports this new sponsorship platform that makes it easy for drivers and teams to get necessary funding. One goal of the United States Auto Club is to foster a healthy, competitive environment where drivers can grow and excel in their racing careers. OpenFender is just another opportunity for this! Using this platform, we look forward to helping our drivers increase their exposure to fans, supporters and potential sponsors/partners.”

OpenFender features two functions for the Driver: “Boost” and “Sponsorship.” The “Boost” function is a place for supporters to quickly engage and support their favorite driver. Similar to the Twitch or GoFundMe concept, with just one click, a supporter can donate any amount of money to show their support and give their favorite driver a “boost.”

The Sponsorship Function is built for any driver in any discipline of racing. The driver can create a campaign, which is a place for the driver to share sponsorship location availability. Locations can vary from branding on the car to social media and race experience partnerships. The sponsorship campaign is fully customizable for any racer in any discipline of motorsports and e-sports.

OpenFender is the common thread between fans, sponsors and racers, Mason Filippi has spent the last two years developing the platform and is excited to partner with USAC, a world renowned racing organization. “OpenFender bridges the gap between racers and the motorsports community. We developed OpenFender to help racers from their first event through their entire career. USAC is the perfect partner to launch OpenFender. USAC racing has immensely talented drivers and some of the best fans in motorsport. Our hope is to see larger grids across all of racing and more fans in touch with the drivers.”

Drivers, you have the green light, go to to start your campaign and grow your fanbase. Racefans, the marketplace is open, visit OpenFender and give your favorite driver a boost.



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