Archive: June, 2016

Gas Monkey and Viper Exchange join Murphy Prototypes for Le Mans adventure

The countdown to the most famous motor race in the world - the 24 Hours of Le Mans - has begun and, as announced in March, Murphy Prototypes is delighted to welcome three new drivers to its team specifically for the race: Ben Keating from Texas, Jeroen Bleekemolen from Holland and Marc Goossens from Belgium. The introduction of this experienced endurance racing line-up brings with it sponsorship from ultra-cool US auto-brand Gas Monkey and Texas-based Dodge dealership Viper Exchange, the largest Viper retailer in the world. Gas Monkey is using this sponsorship opportunity to promote its new Gas Monkey energy drink and next March's week-long "Cruisin' With The Monkey" Caribbean Cruise.

Read More Monkey Energy Scores a Hometown Win for the Dodge Viper GT3-R in Detroit

DETROIT (June 4, 2016) – scored a hometown win for the Dodge Viper GT3-R on the streets of Detroit Saturday on Belle Isle where Ben Keating and Jeroen Bleekemolen co-drove the No. 33 Gas Monkey Energy Dodge Viper GT3-R to the GT Daytona (GTD) class victory in the Sports Car Classic.  “It's a huge deal,” Keating said. “I'm a Dodge dealer, I am Viper Exchange, the number one volume Viper Dealer in the nation, so I've got great relationships with all the Viper people here at the Conner Avenue assembly plant where every Viper is hand built right here in Detroit. Hopefully we win on Saturday and sell on Monday.” 

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Gas Monkey Energy To Sponsor BMX Athlete Morgan Wade

DALLAS, June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gas Monkey Energy announced that they will be sponsoring BMX athlete and 7-time X Games medalist, Morgan Wade, for the next 12 months. Wade will be competing at the Circuit of the Americas X Games in Austin Texas on June 4th and June 5th, which will be his first official event with the Gas Monkey Energy logo on his helmet and shirt. He will be competing in the BMX Big Air Finals onSaturday, June 4 at 7:15 p.m. CT, and the Big Air Doubles Finals on Sunday, June 5 at 11:00 a.m. CT.

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Trophy Club, Texas native Nur Ali will make his first start of the 2016 GRC Lites season this weekend at Red Bull Global Rallycross Dallas, held at Fair Park this Friday and Saturday. Ali will return to the wheel in the series with a new team, Rhys Millen Racing, in the third round on this year’s calendar. “Rhys Millen Racing is a mainstay of the series,” Ali said. “The experience that they have as a team, combined with Rhys as a driver, are one of the reasons why we decided to go with RMR for my home race in Dallas. The goal is to be standing on top of the podium with the number one beneath me, with my family and friends in the crowd, and I have a feeling that this will be a really good weekend for us!”

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The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will have a “hometown hero” in the GT Daytona (GTD) class in Saturday’s Chevrolet Sports Car Classic presented by the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers, when a Dodge Viper GT3-R takes to the streets of the Motor City only a few miles from the factory where it was originally assembled. Ben Keating – the world’s No. 1 Viper dealer – joins Jeroen Bleekemolen in the No. 33 Riley Motorsports Monkey Garage Dodge Viper GT3-R for the 100-minute race (FS1, live, Saturday, June 4 at 12:30 p.m. ET) at the 2.35-mile Raceway at Belle Isle Park.

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