Bridges Racing anD DEan Kearney announces Continuing partnership with Oracle Lighting for Formula Drift 2018

Tuesday April 10, 2018

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – April 10, 2018 - Bridges Racing and Dean Kearney is proud to announce our continued partnership with ORACLE Lighting for 2018 Formula Drift season Black Magic Pro Championship.

"ORACLE Lighting is looking forward to the start of our 6th season of partnership with Dean Kearney as the title sponsor of the ORACLE Lighting Dodge Viper in the Formula Drift Series. Dean and the crew at Bridges racing have been great to work with over the years and have continued to be true brand ambassadors for ORACLE Lighting since the beginning” said Justin Hartenstein, Director of Research & Development at ORACLE Lighting. "The Viper has always been an impressive vehicle but this year the team has put together an exceptional build which we are all excited to see make its debut in competition" he added, referring to the new Viper chassis set for its debut for 2018 season.

Dean "Karnage” Kearney, who will continue his partnership with Bridges Racing in 2018 season, is looking forward to building on his 12th place finish in the 2017 final standings. "I am delighted to be preparing to embark on our 6th year with ORACLE lighting as Title sponsor of our program, both in Formula Drift and Global activations we have planned for 2018. ORACLE lighting has been the back bone of our program for many seasons and a pleasure to work with” said Kearney.

"The Bridges Racing team have had a new car in the making for me with two years now and we are all excited to see the performance upgrades and what we can strive to achieve in it this season. This new car will become the flagship car of the fleet and wear the ORACLE lighting colours with pride. Here’s to a successful season in 2018 and we hope to see many you of at the track throughout the year”.

"I’m happy and fortunate to be working with ORACLE lighting again for our 6thseason. They are a huge part of our program and involved in a lot of the behind the scenes aspects of the team. I’m excited to implement more of their products into the new build, to really showcase a lot of the unique abilities and uses of their lighting” said team owner Bryan Bridges.

After much anticipation, the Bridges Racing team and Kearney will be debuting the long awaited "002” Twin turbo charged Dodge Viper chassis at Formula Drift Round 2 - Orlando Speedworld in Orlando, FL on April 27th & 28th. The 002, rumored to be pushing close to 1500HP is getting its final prep at our shop in Huntington Beach, CA. After two years of research and testing, we are confident that the 002 Twin turbo Dodge Viper will be the machine to put Kearney back on the Formula Drift podium.









ORACLE Lighting Teams up with Dean "Karnage" Kearney who will be driving the #43 SRT10 Dodge Viper in the Formula Drift Racing Series. The Viper has undergone extensive modifications during the off season and now has a new suspension, frame, and engine setup now making over 1000rwhp!


ORACLE™ Viper Formula Drift driven by Dean 'Karnage' Kearney

Dean "Karnage" Kearney is best known as the Prodrift Super Series (European Drifting Series) Champion. When asked about the new team direction Dean said: "The ORACLE crew are truly great guys. They are all focused on the same thing- being the best in the business! I'm delighted to be working with them."

For a full look at the schedule of Formula D Pro-Series events be sure to check www.formulad.com.



It is with great pleasure that Hal Martin announces his partnership with ORACLE Lighting beginning with the Kansas Lottery 300 race in Kansas City, KS. "I am excited to be able to formally announce my partnership with ORACLE Lighting" Martin stated. "To represent a thriving business with such a unique and fun product line is a very thrilling opportunity, and I'm looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of the No. 44 ORACLE Lighting Toyota Camry."



Hal Martin on ORACLE Lighting
"Having a local, Louisiana based company coming on board for this race is exciting for me because I get to showcase industry and ingenuity from my region. ORACLE Lighting has received impressive accolades from across the country and their products have been used in amazing ways in different applications. I'm honored to be able to represent them both at the track in Kansas and at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV in November." Following the Kansas Lottery 300 race on October 5, 2013, Martin will travel to Las Vegas, NV to represent ORACLE Lighting at the SEMA Show. "I've never been to the SEMA Show" Martin acknowledged "but I'm excited to have our No.44 ORACLE Lighting Toyota Camry there for everyone to see. I'm not sure people who usually attend the SEMA Show will be expecting to see a NASCAR racecar up close and on display. We are happy to have ours there on display!"




 

Age –22Age –27
Height –6’ 2” Height –5’ 10”
Weight –195 Weight –175
Eye Color –GreenEye Color –Brown
Hair Color –BlackHair Color –Black
Nationality –IrishNationality –American
Nickname –Karnage Nickname –Raging Cajun
Car Number –43 Car Number –44
Hometown –Waterford, Ireland Hometown –Galliano, LA
Current Residence –Waterford/ Los AngelesCurrent Residence –Huntersville, NC
Occupation –Professional DrifterOccupation –Nationwide Series Nascar Driver

 








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