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Ali Fast in Washington but Visibility Issues Relegated Him to Seventh

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Ali Fast in Washington but Visibility Issues Relegated Him to Seventh
FORT WORTH, TX (August 20, 2015) – Nur Ali didn’t get the results he had expected at Red Bull Global Rallycross Washington but he left the nation’s capital feeling extremely positive and with the knowledge that he has found his stride in rallycross racing. The Trophy Club, TX resident scored a seventh place finish in the final but the results don’t tell the complete story.

“It’s disappointing to not get the results we had hoped for,” said Ali. “Having scored my career best finish in the previous round in Detroit, we had high expectations coming into this event. But despite only a seventh place finish, I proved that I can be consistently fast. Having that knowledge gives me more confidence and gets me excited for the remaining five races.”

In his two heats races, Ali shined brightly. He was blindingly fast in heat one, running laps on pace with the series leaders and taking the checkered in third position. In heat two, the rookie driver stumbled on the start but quickly recovered to stage a fierce battle with Joachim Hvaal. In the end, he crossed the finished line in fourth.

“The heat races were not only fun, they were also rewarding,” said Ali. “My lap times were as quick as the front runners and I had some decent results to show for my efforts. I can look back to the beginning of the season and see clear progress. It’s a great feeling.”

In the final, Ali started his Valvoline/Tweaker Energy Shot entry from the eighth starting spot. His start was nearly perfect and he immediately found himself among the top five. As the field approached the dirt section and jump, Ali looked to make his move but was delivered a cruel blow.

“When I came out of the jump I couldn’t see a thing,” explained Ali. “When the cars in front landed in the dirt, it covered, and I mean completely covered my windshield with mud. My visibility went from 100% to 1% in an instance. I could make out the brake lights of the cars in front but that’s all I could see. I was driving blind. It took me a few corners before I could get the windshield wipers on but by that time I was passed by most of the field and lost a lot of time. It was catchup after that.”

Ali never gave up. He clawed his way back through the field but was only able to make up a few spots to finish seventh.

“It’s frustrating because I knew we were capable of a better finish but that’s racing I guess,” added Ali. “It’s still a positive weekend though. We proved something here. The Valvoline/Tweaker Energy Shot car prepared by AF Racing is a rocket ship and soon we will have that first podium finish.”

The next race for Ali is Red Bull Global Rallycross Los Angles, a double header event, on September 12 and 13.

For more information on Nur Ali visit NurAli.com.

Contact: Craig Bailey
Ali Motorsports
704.904.8306 (mobile)
cbailey@alimotorsports.com

Ali Returns to Washington, DC to Compete in Red Bull GRC Washington

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Ali Returns to Washington, DC to Compete in Red Bull GRC Washington
FORT WORTH, TX (August 12, 2015) – This weekend’s Red Bull Global Rallycross event in Washington, DC at RFK Stadium excites Nur Ali more than any other. The driver of the Valvoline/Tweaker Energy Shot entry is from Trophy Club, TX but Washington, DC is his second hometown.

“I love DC,” said Ali. “I spent several years living there and had some of the greatest experiences of my life. I graduated from American University, interned for Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) and from there I attended my first NASCAR race in Dover. The city is full of culture and history. Even RFK Stadium is full of history. It’s simply an amazing place.”

Ali, a life long Dallas Cowboys fan, never got the chance to attend a Washington Redskins game at RFK but respects its rich heritage.

“RFK was the site of some of the fiercest battles between the Cowboys and Redskins,” said Ali. “As a Cowboys fan, it was always known that any game played at RFK was going to be epic. This weekend, Red Bull GRC Washington will be no different. We bring that same level of ferocity and action packed excitement.”

Coming off his career best finish of fourth in the most recent round in Detroit, Ali has his sights set on a podium finish. The RFK course, at .980 miles with a dirt jump and multiple fast straightaways, suits the rookie driver’s style. His confidence is high.

“It has been no secret that I’ve had some trouble on the dirt hairpins,” said Ali. “This course is mostly tarmac and the dirt section is a jump without a hairpin. I finally feel like I’m on a level playing field. I just have to hit my marks and stay on top of it and we can have a podium opportunity. Wouldn’t that be great getting my first in DC?!”

The 12-race GRC Lites schedule in 2015, its longest ever, kicked off in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in May and culminates in Las Vegas in November. The eight-city tour includes four doubleheader events, as well as the class’ first trip outside of the United States with an October visit to Barbados. All races will be telecast on NBCSN. To watch the action from Washington, tune to NBCSN on Wednesday, August 19 at 4:30PM ET.

For more information on Nur Ali visit NurAli.com.

Contact: Craig Bailey
Ali Motorsports
704.904.8306 (mobile)
cbailey@alimotorsports.com

Ali Scores Career Best Finish in Detroit

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Ali Scores Career Best Finish in Detroit
FORT WORTH, TX (July 28, 2015) – Red Bull Global Rallycross Detroit at Belle Isle, a doubleheader event, brought Nur Ali highs and lows but in the end he left the renowned street circuit with the feeling of relief. After a rough start to the season, the Trophy Club, TX resident scored a career best fourth place finish, one spot from the podium. Ali currently sits seventh in the Lites Championship.

The race weekend got off to a slow start. On Friday, issues with the jump forced the cancellation of all track activities. With a condensed schedule for round one on Saturday, the Lites drivers were limited to five laps of practice before the only heat race of the day.

“We were very limited with track time,” said Ali, driver of the No. 42 Valvoline/Tweaker Energy Shot entry. “We barely had time to learn this difficult circuit. It’s narrow with no run off leaving little room for error. It definitely made it a challenge.”

In the heat race, Ali drove a flawless race despite the limited track time and scored a solid third place finish. He was looking to carry that success to the final but it was not to be.

“Coming off the dirt on lap eight, I clipped the wall with the right front and it ended our race,” explained Ali. “It’s a shame because there were only two laps remaining and we were running sixth at the time.”

He finished the final in tenth place.

In round two, held on Sunday, Ali struggled to match his pace of the previous day. With a fourth and fifth place finish in heat one and two respectively, he raced his way into the final via a second place finish in the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ).

Starting the final in the eighth position, Ali made a quick getaway but when the field entered turn two, carnage ensued. Heads up driving allowed him to maneuver his way through the scattered cars and emerge unscathed in fifth spot.

“It was a mess in turn two,” said Ali. “At one point I didn’t think I was going to make it through, but somehow I did. A well-timed Joker Lap moved us to fourth and after that I just hit my marks and drove to the checkered flag. I couldn’t have done it without Dave, my spotter. He made sure I was aware of everything around so all I had to do was focus out front.”

He finished round two’s final in fourth place.

To watch the action from Detroit tune to NBCSN on Wednesday, July 29 at 4:30 p.m. (ET).
The next race for Ali and the Valvoline/Tweaker Energy Shot team is Red Bull Global Rallycross Washington DC on August 15 held at RFK Stadium.

For more information on Nur Ali visit NurAli.com.

Contact: Craig Bailey
Ali Motorsports
704.904.8306 (mobile)
cbailey@alimotorsports.com

Ali Looking to Turn His Season Around at Belle Isle

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Ali Looking to Turn His Season Around at Belle Isle 
FORT WORTH, TX (July 23, 2015) – As the Red Bull Global Rallycross series heads to Belle Isle in Detroit, MI this weekend, the 2015 season will reach the halfway point. Lites driver Nur Ali, competing in his rookie season, is pleased with his progress to date but hopes the doubleheader race weekend at this iconic facility will be the turning point of his season.

“Competing in GRC has been an incredible experience so far,” said Ali, driver of the No. 42 Valvoline/Tweaker Energy Shot entry. “The season started out strong for us in Fort Lauderdale with a win in the LCQ and sixth place in our first final. I left there with confidence and headed to Daytona certain we would continue to build upon that success.”

At the Daytona round, a doubleheader event, Ali struggled to duplicate his results from the previous round. He did manage a sixth place finish in the first of the two finals but in the second, issues with the dirt section and the car relegated him to a ninth place finish.

“Daytona was an eye opening experience for me,” added Ali. “I was plenty quick on the fast tarmac sections but once we hit the dirt, I found myself out of my comfort zone. That’s one of the things I love the most about motorsports. Even with 17 years experience, there is always a new challenge.”

Over the Fourth of July weekend, the series made the trek to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River. Ali was confident that his recent on track experience coupled with the nearly 10 days since May spent at Rally Ready Driving School in Austin would be enough to help him move closer to a podium finish. That was not the case.

“MCAS New River was a humbling experience,” said Ali. “I’m normally smooth and controlled on tarmac but a small error going through a fast right hand corner sent me into the tire barrier. Luckily, the damage wasn’t major and I carried on.

“In the dirt hairpin, I found a good rhythm which was something I was unable to do in Daytona. I thought that I had finally found my stride but when I spun in that section during the final it ruined the chances for a solid finish. It reminded me that I still have a way to go.”

Ali heads to Belle Isle with the lessons learned throughout the season and is hopeful that the .757 miles course with its long straightaways and sharp tarmac corners will bring him the success he seeks.

“The Belle Isle course should be one I shine on,” said Ali. “It’s a traditional street course but with the added excitement of a jump and dirt section. After a rough and tumble start to the season, I’m ready to raise the trophy on the podium.”

The 12-race GRC Lites schedule in 2015, its longest ever, kicked off in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in May and culminates in Las Vegas in November. The eight-city tour includes four doubleheader events, as well as the class’ first trip outside of the United States with an October visit to Barbados. All races will be telecast on NBCSN.

For more information on Nur Ali visit NurAli.com.

Contact: Craig Bailey
Ali Motorsports
704.904.8306 (mobile)
cbailey@alimotorsports.com

After Daytona Doubleheader, Ali is Sixth in GRC Lites Championship Standings

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After Daytona Doubleheader, Ali is Sixth in GRC Lites Championship Standings

FORT WORTH, TX (June 23, 2015) – Nur Ali’s weekend at Red Bull Global Rallycross Daytona can be described in two words – roller coaster. Despite the peaks and valleys, the GRC Lites rookie gained valuable rallycross experience and with a sixth and ninth place finish in the finals, he sits firmly in sixth place in the championship standings.

In round one, Ali struggled to find his rhythm on the tricky dirt section of the 0.931 mile course. Add to that a broken drive shaft in heat two and a penalty for changing lanes on the start in the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) and you have the makings of a frustrating day. In the final all that changed. The Trophy Club, TX resident found his stride and battled hard for eight laps and scored his second consecutive sixth place finish.

The second round of the doubleheader event started strongly for Ali with a solid third place finish in heat one. The elation was short lived though as he struggled in heat two and was forced to compete in the LCQ.
Ali needed a fourth place finish in order to transfer to the final. On the start, he quickly moved to second place but on lap two his chances looked bleak after he got into the back of Harry Cheung. The impact caused significant damage to the front of the No. 42 Valvoline/Tweaker Energy Shot entry. A dislodged hood limited Ali’s ability to see and he dropped back to fifth place. With a never say die attitude, he charged on and managed to take the checkers in third place.

In the final, Ali didn’t hold back. He quickly worked his way to the fifth position but a incident in turn one shuffled him to the back of the 10 car field. With only a few laps remaining, Ali hit his marks and made his way to ninth place at the checkered flag.

“Daytona was supposed to be a homecoming but it certainly didn’t feel like it,” said Ali, who had two previous starts at Daytona on the 2.5 mile superspeedway. “Even though the results were mixed there was a lot of good that came out of the weekend. Prior to these rounds I basically had no experience on dirt since Ft. Lauderdale was mainly asphalt. I now have a much better understanding of rallycross and what to expect for the rest of the season. I also discovered how solid my team is. No matter what happened, Aldo and the AF Racing guys overcame it. I can’t thank them enough.”

To watch the action from Daytona tune to NBCSN on Friday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m. (ET).

The next race for Ali is Red Bull Global Rallycross MCAS New River held at Marine Corps Air Station New River in Jacksonville, NC on July 5. This round is free to the general public.

For more information on Nur Ali visit NurAli.com.

Contact: Craig Bailey
Ali Motorsports
704.904.8306 (mobile)
cbailey@alimotorsports.com