(Milwaukee, WI) Josh Bilicki is thrilled to announce a new partnership with a marketing team out of Milwaukee, WI. Consisting of Jim Beaudoin and Jeff Cowie, the marketing team will focus on securing sponsorship for the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity season and beyond.
Jim Beaudoin, who is in the investment management business, comes from a family with a rich heritage in auto racing. His father, Jim Beaudoin Sr., formed an Indy Car Team named Beaudoin Racing in the early 1980s, racing in the world-renowned Indianapolis 500. Jim has a passion for auto racing and is an accomplished amateur sports car racer.
”Josh and I met several years ago at the March of Dimes Drive for Babies charity event at Road America,” says Jim. “He was volunteering as an instructor and I was surprised of his maturity at such a young age. We grew to be friends and I have been fortunate to witness his pure driver talent as an up-and-coming rising star in the world of Motorsport Racing”.
Jeff Cowie is a semi-retired business executive specializing in brand creation, brand development, and marketing. He is a professionally-trained race car driver in open wheel and drives in Porsche Club events.
“I’ve known Josh for a couple years,” says Jeff Cowie. “From the time we first met, I was impressed not only with his raw talent, but equally his stature, integrity, character, and ethics. Because of these attributes, we reached out to him to ask for the opportunity to represent him. We are fortunate to work with Josh and as Jim and I feel, he has the potential to become the next Jeff Gordon or Jimmy Johnson.”
“I’m very thankful and excited to see what Jim, Jeff, and I can put together,” says Josh. "Jim and Jeff are both very successful and well connected in the industry. I’m confident that we will put our heads together and move forward in to 2018!”
The first NASCAR Xfinity Series race of 2018 is the Powershares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, February 17th. The full schedule can be found here: https://www.nascar.com/nascar-xfinity-series/2018/schedule.
Race teams have once again taken on the challenge of racing twice around the clock plus an hour in the chill of Northern California December. Just finishing the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill is an accomplishment, let alone winning. Two Mazda teams emerged victorious in their classes during the Dec. 2-3, 2017, race in which the overall winner covered 2,200 miles.
One of those was the Trim-Tex Racing Team of Joe Koenig, Josh Bilicki, Britt Casey Jr. and Cameron Cassels, winning the E1 class in their Mazda Global MX-5 Cup car. The team recovered nicely from last year’s disappointment when a mechanical problem during the grueling torture test of a race weekend left them just short of winning the class. Just two laps separated Trim-Tex Racing and second-place class finisher Team MooreWood Racing.
"We were so close to victory at this race last year, but we had a gear box problem that cost us the win,” says Josh. “We collected everything we learned about this race last year and came back even stronger this year. We had a really strong driver line up and it showed. We had a near flawless race, with the exception of losing fifth gear with four hours to go. We were able to successfully nurse the car home to a two lap win. It was a great way to redeem ourselves after last year. Thank you to Joe Koenig and Team Trim-Tex for bringing me back to the team this year. We are already beginning to plan our 2018 effort!”
Full results for the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill can be found here: https://racehero.io/events/nasa-norcal-25-hrs-of-thunderhill-12-2-3/results/1073743881.