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RERsports — BYU GIVES UP INDEPENDENCE TO BE THE SAVIOR OF THE BIG 12 (VIDEO)

Brigham Young University (BYU) is one of four universities that have accepted invitations from the Big 12 college athletic conference to join after the announced departure of the University of Texas – Austin and the University of Oklahoma for the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

George “El Conservador” Rodriguez is an original RER broadcast activist. According to the BYU alum, the independent status of BYU (meaning they belonged to no conference) was considered sacred in Provo, Utah.  That independence was discarded with the decision to join the Big 12.  Why would BYU go this route?

As an independent, BYU had the liberty to craft one of the toughest athletic schedules in the nation, yearly. They always had this in their favor when being considered for national rankings and bowl game invitations. “Hey, we run the toughest schedule in the country!”  They’ve given up that chip to join a conference that is on life support.

RERsports – KAMAU-IMANI SECURES SPONSORSHIP FOR #BLACKBABIESMATTER KART RACING CAMPAIGN


Apostle Claver Kamau-Imani has secured sponsorship from Crosby Care International for his pro karting season and to start a community education initiative called #BlackBabiesMatter.  Finalizing of the deal was on Tuesday June 8, 2021.

“The #BlackBabiesMatter campaign is in direct response to the Black Lives Matter political movement”, said Kamau-Imani.  “Prominent pro athletes and leagues have advocated for BLM with zeal. I’m an opponent of the BLM social and political agenda and believe that there are more pressing issues facing the Black community than the false narrative that police officers are killing black people in ungodly rates.”

The #BlackBabiesMatter campaign’s purpose is to educate the public of the devastation that the abortion industry is achieving in the American black community. Abortion is the number one cause of death of black Americans at a rate of 1,500 abortions of black children per day.

Kamau-Imani said there’s an additional message of the campaign. “We want Black people to stop killing each other.  The second cause of death of blacks in America is black-on-black crime”.

30 years ago, Kamau-Imani was a fully sponsored formula racing car driver. He’s making a comeback to motor sports in the LO206 class of kart racing and is a rookie competing in the Houston city karting championship known as the Greater Houston Racing Series (GHRS).

Kamau-Imani said that the kart’s new livery will be unveiled in a few weeks with #BlackBabiesMatter prominently displayed on all sides.  His trademark gold helmet and his driving suit will also display the simple and clean logo design of the campaign.

The first #BBM community awareness event is already tentatively scheduled for July.

RERsports — TEAM MOTT [PRESS RELEASE]: SALLY MOTT AIMS FOR FIRST KA100 PODIUM AFTER IMPRESSIVE DEBUT (VIDEO)

TEAM MOTT [PRESS RELEASE] –– SALLY MOTT AIMS FOR FIRST KA100 PODIUM AFTER IMPRESSIVE DEBUT (VIDEO)

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May 15, 2021

The sixth round of the Greater Houston Racing Series (GHRS) is to be held this Sunday, May 16, at Gulf Coast Karting circuit in Katy, Texas.  Pro kart racing driver, Sally Mott, is looking to improve on her stunning April 11 debut in the KA100 Senior class.

The packed crowd of karting enthusiasts couldn’t keep their eyes off of Mott as she blistered the track during qualifying to be second in class.  It was wheel-to-wheel action in the prefinal race as Mott finished third a mere 1.75 seconds behind first place. Then, in her first KA100 feature race, Mott barley missed the podium coming across the finish line fourth after 15 very combative laps.

Claver Kamau-Imani, Team Mott consultant and family friend:

“It was a remarkable site to see Sally so naturally respond to the KA100 promotion.  She obviously is rock solid on her fundamentals learned competing in the LO206 class. It cared over in her debut in karting’s most competitive class. She’s marvelous to watch in a two-stroke. It’s the perfect time for her to move up.”

As a rookie in 2020, Mott finished second in the GHRS LO206 championship standings for the season. Her on-track results were impressive.

  • 3 Main race wins
  • 8 total race wins
  • 9 Main race podiums
  • 24 top five finishes
  • 14 top three qualifying

Mott is a 16-years-old sophomore at East Victoria High School.

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310.487.8938
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RERsports — TEAM MOTT [PRESS RELEASE] –– SALLY MOTT STEPS UP TO FASTER KA100 CLASS AT GCKI THIS WEEKEND (VIDEO)

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April 10, 2021

Pro kart racer Sally Mott is graduating to the faster KA100 class this weekend for the Greater Houston  Racing Series (GHRS).  Round 5 of the GHRS, Houston’s city karting championship, will be held at Gulf Coast Karters, Inc. in Katy, Texas on Sunday, April 11, 2021.

Last year as a rookie, Mott competed in the entry-level LO206 class. The then 15-year-old from Victoria, Texas finished 2nd overall in the GHRS.  2020 resulted in Mott racking up:

  • 3 Main race wins
  • 8 total race wins
  • 9 Main race podiums
  • 24 top five finishes
  • 14 top three qualifying

The LO206 pro racing kart has a top speed of 60 mph.  By taking a step up the karting ladder, Mott will now be piloting the KA100 with a top speed of 80 mph.

 

VIDEO: SALLY MOTT RIPS IN A KA100 DURING TESTING

The ultimate decision by Team Mott Principal and CEO, Robby Mott, to promote his daughter was abrupt but without hesitation.  It was crystal clear to the former national pro karting champion that his daughter was amazingly comfortable in the more-powerful kart after the first testing session where she was clocking competitive times, immediately.

What are the top three reasons that Mott wanted to make the jump? “It’s the most popular class, there’s too much bashing in LO206, and I want to go faster!”

Mott is now 16 years old and a sophomore at East Victoria High School.

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Contact: Robby Mott, Team Principal & CEO
RobbyMott@gmail.com
310.487.8938

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RERsports –(PRESS RELEASE) TEAM MOTT: SALLY MOTT DEMONSTRATES ON-TRACK GRIT AT FIRST OUT-OF-STATE REGIONAL PRO KART RACE (VIDEO)

(PRESS RELEASE) TEAM MOTT: SALLY MOTT DEMONSTRATES ON-TRACK GRIT AT FIRST OUT-OF-STATE REGIONAL PRO KART RACE

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March 22, 2021

Pro racing kart driver Sally Mott competed for the first time outside of Texas this past weekend, March 20-21, 2021 at the 1.1-mile NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, Louisiana.  25 of the best kart drivers from Texas and the surrounding states entered the first regional round of 2021 promoted by the Texas Speed Racing Series (TSRS) in the LO206 class.

16 years old from Victoria, Texas, Sally Mott started the race weekend by showing immediate form in the morningpractice by posting the 7th best time of 1:13.850, .881 seconds off the session leader.  This event marked Sally’s first time competing at the NOLA track.

A sophomore at East Victoria High School, Sally qualified 17th with a fastest lap of 1:14.447, 1.637 seconds behind pole position as the field elevated its performance.  The entire 25-kart field was covered by 3.949 seconds.

In Saturday’s Heat 1 race, Sally jumped 5 positions to finish 12th posting her fastest race lap of 1:13.268, her personal best of the entire regional meeting.  The 10-lap race saw her finish 15.075 seconds behind the heat winner.

Sunday’s Heat 2 race resulted in Sally crossing the finish line in 17th after being the victim of a first-lap multi-kart pile up.

VIDEO: Sally Mott Gets Victimized in NOLA First-Lap Pileup

Sally’s reaction to the unfortunate wrecking: “I was able to drive away unlike the few drivers that got punted into the dirt. However, it put me in P20 with a huge gap to the next driver.  So, I did my best to put my head down and make as many passes as possible.” Sally bounced back strong in the 18-lap Main race, climbing to the 11th spot – her highest finish for the weekend – with a best lap of 1:13.625.

Sally on her experience of racing outside of Texas for the first time: “I love going to new tracks and places – especially the culture of Louisiana and how they run the karting show.”

As she grows her skills and piles up impressive results and points totals, Sally remains outspoken and isn’t shy about sharing her opinions: “The race craft of the drives, especially in the LO206 class, was horrible. It was as if they were driving with their helmets on backwards.  People are constantly being bashed and punted off track.  Other than that, I had a ton of fun and learned a lot!

“I love racing with what feels like a traveling family/circus.”

Sally’s racing calendar has her scheduled to compete in the next round of the Greater Houston Racing Series to be held April 11th at Gulf Coast Racing facility in Katy, Texas.  In 2020 as a rookie, Sally finished 2nd in overall points in the series that determines the city champion of the Houston area.

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310.487.8938

RobbyMott@gmail.com

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RERsports — [CLAVER VITESSE] PRESS RELEASE: RIBTECT4 SELECTS KAMAU-IMANI TO BE A BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR 2021

January 19, 2021

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Ribtect4, the premiere torso protection equipment for motorsports competitors, has drafted racing kart driver Apostle Claver T. Kamau-Imani to be a brand ambassador for the 2021 season.  Kamau-Imani is the racing team leader of Claver Vitesse. He will be donning the Ribtect4 for all his on-track efforts in pursuit of the Houston city championships.

Kamau-Imani competed as a fully sponsored racing driver in junior open-wheel formula racing in the 1980s and 1990s.  Now, 30 years later, he is making a comeback to competitive motorsports by entering the Greater Houston Racing Series (GHRS) with an eye to returning to auto racing in the near future.

Ribtect4’s CEO is Robby Mott, the legendary race kart driver based in Houston, Texas.

Kamau-Imani: “To be an unsolicited ambassador for such a prestigious brand is quite overwhelming.  One of the most difficult things to achieve for aspiring drivers is the acquisition of sponsors.  For a karting hero like Robby Mott, with his sterling reputation, to approach you about repping his product can only elevate a driver’s confidence because someone like Robby is demonstrating confidence in you.

“of course, the hope is that my fellow competitors will notice the perfection of Ribtect4’s design, the affordable price point, the attractive presentation and decide they want one, too.”

The 2021 Greater Houston Racing Series has a schedule of 18 events on the calendar meaning a potential of 36-plus races for the season when including heat races.

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RERsports — [CLAVER VITESSE] PRESS RELEASE: JEAN LUC & CO TO BE OFFICAL APPAREL SUPPLIER FOR 2021

January 19, 2021

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The racing kart team Claver Vitesse and Jean Luc & Co, the cutting-edge online apparel ecommerce site, have accelerated their preparation efforts for the 2021 Greater Houston Racing Series.  Jean Luc & Co will be the official apparel supplier for the startup Houston-based karting team.

Claver Vitesse team lead and driver is Apostle Claver T. Kamau-Imani. Kamau-Imani competed as a

fully sponsored racing driver in junior open-wheel formula racing series in the 1980s and 1990s.  Now, 30 years later, he is making a comeback to competitive motorsports by entering the Houston city karting championships with an eye to returning to auto racing in the near future.

Kamau-Imani: “Motorsports sponsorship, especially this team and our quest, is a perfect move for Jean Luc & Co.  The brand compels me to aspire to greatness – regardless of the odds. I believe the corporate culture of the company encourages one to acknowledge their life passions and pursue them. Excellence and achievement are expected with a spirit of humility.”

Jean Luc & Co will be pushing the envelope of racing apparel as Apostle Claver will be competing in actual Jean Luc & Co racing suits in 2021 – making the company the first new brand introduction to the sport of karting in years.
The 2021 Greater Houston Racing Series has a schedule of 18 events on the calendar meaning a potential of 36-plus races for the season when including heat races.

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RERsports — INTRODUCING RERsports: THE NEW HOME OF HOUSTON KARTING (VIDEO)

Just a small tease of the coverage to come of the very hot Houston kart racing scene. RERsports will be leading the pack and the go-to site for all the action.

We’ll be the competition for the Houston City Karting Championship, League Racing from SpeedSportz Race Park, and other regional action, such as the Texas State Racing Series (TSRS).

We’ll be keeping up to date with results and standings and posting on RERsports.NET.

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RERsports — APOSTLE CLAVER UNVEILS HIS NEW RACING HELMET FOR HIS “CALL IT A COMEBACK” QUEST (VIDEO)

It’s been a 1/4 century sense RagingElephantsRadio.com President and CEO climbed out of a single-seater formula race car. With the unveiling of his new racing helmet, Claver launches a quest to return to a proper race car within a year.

RagingElephantsRadio.com plans to introduce a new product: “Call It a Comeback”. A video series documenting Claver’s mid-life to return to competitive single-seater racing will be launched through the RERvideo YouTube channel with special features available on RER’s Facebook Fan Page.

 

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RERsports — Shipley named Director of High School Relations for Horns

AUSTIN – Head Football Coach Tom Herman announced the hiring of Bob Shipley as the program’s Director of High School Relations on Thursday. Shipley, a veteran of 17 years as a high school head coach, will be in his second stint with the program after previously serving as a football analyst under Mack Brown during the 2013 season.

“We’re so lucky to have Bob joining our staff,” Herman said. “He’s obviously well known here, but also is highly respected in the high school communities across this state and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our director of high school relations position. He’s a guy I’ve known about and respected for a long time, and he will be an invaluable resource for our program. We’re thrilled to have him on board.”

“I was really excited when Coach Herman called, I had never met him before,” Shipley said. “When I came up and visited with him, the passion he had was really obvious. The plan he set out to me and the staff he has put together are both incredible. It’s funny, you work your whole life trying to force things to happen that you’d like to happen, and this is something that he just called me out of the blue, and it’s my dream job. That rarely happens in life. It wasn’t a decision I had to think about very long.”

Following his time season at Texas, Shipley returned to the high school ranks where he was head coach and athletic director at Belton High School (Belton, Texas) for three years. During that time, Belton posted a 19-16 record and had postseason berths in all three seasons with two playoff victories.

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