Turner Motorsports announced today that its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) drivers will be teaming up with paintball star Greg Hastings and his marketing team Blues Crew Media in Las Vegas for a head-to-head battle prior to the September 29th race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS). Miguel Paludo, Nelson Piquet Jr., James Buescher and wife Kris Buescher will join forces with SPEED on-air talent Ray Dunlap and Rick Allen to take on some of paintball’s most prestigious professional players including Hastings, Bea Youngs, Kat Secor, Mike Paxson and Sonny Lopez.
The event, which will be held at Las Vegas Premier Paintball in Las Vegas Sports Park, is open to spectators and will feature a 30-minute autograph session with the Turner Motorsports drivers and paintball players. The autograph session will be followed by four to six combat-style games between the drivers, media and pros.
The Turner Motorsports drivers will hit the track for the NCWTS race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 29th at 8:00 p.m. ET. Paludo will carry the latest release in Hastings’ video game franchise, Greg Hastings Paintball 2, on the truck bed of the No. 32 Duroline Brakes and Components Chevrolet in the race. Greg Hastings Paintball 2 is available worldwide for PS3 on PSN, and will soon be launching a version for iOS. The paintball game will air on SPEED’s NCWTS Setup prior to the race at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, October 6th at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Where: Las Vegas Premier Paintball in Las Vegas Sports Park
1400 N. Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89128
When: Thursday, September 27th
2:00-6:00 p.m. PT
Who: Turner Motorsports: Miguel Paludo, Nelson Piquet Jr., James Buescher, Kris Buescher
SPEED: Ray Dunlap and Rick Allen
Paintball Pros: Greg Hastings, Bea Youngs, Kat Secor, Sonny Lopez, and Mike Paxson
What: Autograph Session with Turner Motorsports Drivers and Paintball Pros (2:00-2:30 p.m. PT)
Paintball Combat with Turner Motorsports Drivers, Paintball Pros and Media (2:30-6:00 p.m. PT)
Driver/Player Availability for Attending Media
About Turner Motorsports: Turner Motorsports, LLC, established in 1999, has completed its sophomore season of NASCAR competition. Owned by Texas businessman Steve Turner, the organization expanded in 2011 from a two-truck operation in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) to become the largest stand-alone multi-series team in NASCAR’s top-tier touring series. Turner Motorsports operates out of an 110,000 square-foot state-of-the art facility in Mooresville, N.C. The Chevrolet-backed team has created alliances with General Motors’ powerhouse team Hendrick Motorsports, which provides engine support for both its NNS and NCWTS programs, and Earnhardt Technology Group for drive train and suspension technology assistance. Turner Motorsports’ marketing partners include Great Clips, BRANDT, Exide, AccuDoc Solutions, Wolfpack Rentals, Fraternal Order of Eagles ABF Freight, Qualcomm, Duroline Brakes, and KoikeAronson Ransome. For more information on Turner Motorsports, visit www.turnermotorsportsllc.com.
About Greg Hastings: Greg Hastings can only be described as a fun loving adventurer, who craves the outdoors, thrives on tough challenges and has always sought tough competition. He is a 25 year paintball professional who began his playing career while still in the U.S. Navy. Greg was stationed on the USS Gato SSN 615 where he became a decorated SONAR Supervisor and also became a US Navy Scuba Diver. He served in Desert Storm, earning two Southwest Asia Campaign medals and many other accolades. Since leaving the service, Greg has competed at the highest levels on such great teams as Bob Long’s Ironmen, Ground Zero, and Sacramento XSV, to name a few. He is the inventor and designer of numerous paintball product innovations. Many of these designs have been industry game changers, like his latest, the R7 RePlayXD paintball camera system. Greg is the poster boy and designer for his own video game franchise, now in its 9th year, with major releases on every console. His latest game, Greg Hastings Paintball 2, is available worldwide for PS3 on PSN, and the iOS version will release soon. Greg Hastings’ contagious passion for this sport is remarkable. He can be found at paintball fields all around the world, competing at events large and small, local and international, representing paintball, Greg Hastings Paintball 2 video games, and his brand, R7. For more information, visit www.GregRedHastings.com