EMS Race Team Roars Back with Storming Drive in Singapore Ferrari Challenge

EMS Race Team Roars Back with Storming Drive in Singapore Ferrari Challenge

Hall of Fame basketball coach John Wooden once said, “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” Heading into Race 2 at the Singapore Ferrari Challenge, what driver James Weiland and the crew from Boardwalk Ferrari could not do was change the results of a Race 1 they’d rather forget. During the opening competition at the Marina Bay Circuit, Paris the ems+ Ferrari 488 Challenge was initially punted from fourth position and later issued a debatable drive-through penalty which culminated in a 24th place finish out of 25. That position was also where Weiland was forced to start Race 2 the following day. But during that second race of the weekend, the team would not let anything interfere with the task at hand. Paris would eventually pass 17 cars in just 10 laps of green flag to finish 7th overall in what can only be described as a storming day of racing.

“Well, Paris sure is something,” Weiland said following the race. “Despite starting in 24th position, she ran a storming race to pass 17 cars and snag 7th place overall. I was proud of the way the team responded to the adversity we faced to start the weekend, and how everyone did what they could to finish strong in Race 2. Many thanks to Engineer Travis Low, Head Mechanic David Cameron, and Coach Conrad Grunewald for making that happen.”

EMS Race Team competed in the Ferrari Challenge at Marina Bay Circuit as a support race to the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix. Thousands of racing fans were in attendance as Lewis Hamilton picked up his seventh win of the season, while Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel finished in second and third, respectively. Those F1 stars helped bring increased attention on the three charities that EMS Race Team proudly races to raise awareness for—Peta Cruelty Free, Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation and Cornerstone of Hope. The opportunity to help spread the word for those missions during F1 weekend was not lost on Weiland and company.

“Anytime we’re able to be a part of F1 weekend is a great opportunity for us,” Weiland said. “With the number of fans that were in attendance throughout the weekend, hopefully some of them were introduced to PETA Cruelty Free, Coach Sam’s Inner Circle and Cornerstone of Hope for the first time. Any impression we were able to make would certainly mean a lot to us.”

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than three million members and supporters. Products proudly displaying the bunny logo are cruelty-free, meaning that they were produced without testing on animals. Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation’s mission is to provide educational support to at risk children through a combination of literacy, personal development and health and fitness programs designed to develop the whole child. Cornerstone of Hope, meanwhile, provides support, education, and hope for the grieving. EMS Race Team will continue to fly the flag for each of these foundations during the Ferrari World Finals at Monza on November 1-4.

For behind the scenes coverage of the Ferrari Challenge in Singapore, follow EMS Race Team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

EMS Race Team Travels to Singapore for Ferrari Challenge During F1 Weekend

EMS Race Team Travels to Singapore for Ferrari Challenge During F1 Weekend

Paris the Electronic Merchant Systems Ferrari 488 Challenge began her voyage to Singapore during Labor Day Weekend. On September 14-16, driver James Weiland and the crew from Boardwalk Ferrari will meet Paris at the Singapore Grand Prix’s Marina Bay Street Circuit for a Ferrari Challenge competition that will serve as a support race during Formula 1 weekend. With 23 corners weaving into and out of three long straight-a-ways, the street circuit in Singapore will require extreme skill and focus as Weiland and company compete on the same track as F1 stars Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Räikkönen and others.

“Singapore will be another great test for our team this season,” Weiland said. “With the Formula 1 going off during the weekend, it will make for a tremendous racing environment. The competition among the Ferrari Challenge drivers will be stiff as usual too. But our goal will be the same as it always is—focus on the task at hand and put forth our very best effort as a team. We’ve raced Marina Bay in the past so there’s some familiarity with the track. Hopefully we can capitalize on that when we get there.”

Similar to the F1 weekend in Montreal that coincided with the Ferrari Challenge earlier this season, the F1 race festivities surrounding the event in Singapore are sure to make the trip even more special. Additionally, it will also provide a great opportunity to raise awareness for the three charities who are featured throughout Paris’ design—PETA Cruelty Free, Coach Sam’s Inner Circle and Cornerstone of Hope. The more success that EMS achieves on the track, the more opportunity to shed light on each of those causes.

“We always like to get up onto the podium during weekends like this especially because it helps raise awareness for PETA Cruelty Free, Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation and Cornerstone of Hope,” Weiland added. “With the large crowds in attendance, it’s a great way to help make an impression on fans and drivers for each of those missions. Hopefully we can put our best foot forward as a team and accomplish that goal.”

EMS will be attempting to raise awareness for each of those foundations by building on the six podium finishes they’ve earned during a season that’s made stops in Florida, Texas, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Montreal and the Czech Republic. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than three million members and supporters. Products proudly displaying the bunny logo are cruelty-free, meaning that they were produced without testing on animals. Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation’s mission is to provide educational support to at risk children through a combination of literacy, personal development and health and fitness programs designed to develop the whole child. Cornerstone of Hope, meanwhile, provides support, education, and hope for the grieving.

For behind the scenes coverage of the Ferrari Challenge in Singapore throughout the weekend, be sure to follow EMS Race Team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.