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Robertson Brings Home Runner Up Finish In Heated Battle At The Madhouse

Robertson Brings Home Runner Up Finish In Heated Battle At The Madhouse

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Winston-Salem, NC (July 1, 2013) Flying Ryan Robertson lived up to his nickname in Saturday night’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Classic Muscle Sportsman Series 60-lap feature at the famed 1/4-mile.  Proving that his car would be the one to beat, Robertson continued to excel during morning practice.  As nightfall descended upon historic Bowman Gray Stadium, Robertson would receive the luck of the draw to put his No. 21 Workshop of Davidson Chevy in the lead position for this feature race.

Robertson took off in the opening laps of the feature race and would continue to dominate until a challenge by fellow competitor, Zack Clifton would cause him to fall back to third with 18 laps to go.  A hard charging Derek Stoltz would quickly take this lead from Clifton with Robertson following for the runner up finish.

Although hoping for a win for both his family and his supportive sponsor, The Workshop of Davidson, Inc., Robertson said that this race couldn’t have been more fun.

“That was good hard racing,” said Robertson. “I hate second but that was a lot of fun and I left nothing on the table, that is what this sport is all about.”

Although he couldn’t be in attendance, Mike Foster, executive director at The Workshop of Davidson, Inc., said “We are so happy for Ryan and the entire Robertson Motorsports team for their strong run this past weekend. The Workshop of Davidson is proud to have our collaboration with Ryan and everyone associated with the  No. 21 Chevy.”

Robertson will be running on a limited schedule at Bowman Gray Stadium this season.  Be sure to follow his racing schedule and results here on RyanRobertsonRacing.com.

About The Workshop of Davidson

The Workshop of Davidson is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the training of vocational and residential skills for developmentally and physically disabled citizens of Davidson County. Over 3,000 individuals with developmental disabilities have been served through the Workshop vocational, residential and life skills program since its start in 1964. For more information visit http://www.workshopofdavidson.org/.

Robertson Motorsports Returning To The Madhouse With The Workshop of Davidson

Robertson Motorsports Returning To The Madhouse With The Workshop of Davidson

For Immediate Release

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (May 22, 2013) Robertson Motorsports, along with driver of the No. 21 Workshop of Davidson Chevrolet, Ryan Robertson, will team up with new partner The Workshop of Davidson for their return to the Sportsman Series at Bowman Gray Stadium, this Saturday night in the Whelen Sportsman 100.

A third generation driver from well-known local race team Robertson Motorsports, Ryan Robertson will compete in the series that made a name for both this talented athlete as well as second generation Robertson Motorsports drivers, Mike and Bryant Robertson.

Excited about once again making a name for himself at the famed ¼-mile, Ryan said that he is also excited to be representing new team partner, The Workshop of Davidson.

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“Both myself and my team are really proud to partner with a wonderful organization like the Workshop of Davidson,” said Robertson.  “Being a resident of Davidson County myself, I am always interested in representing organizations who assist its citizens and representing an organization who has a goal to better the lives of this county’s physically disabled is a true honor.”

“We are looking forward to seeing the No. 21 The Workshop of Davidson Chevrolet on track at this historic track,” said Foster.  “The clients in our program, all of whom have some form of developmental disability, are so excited to follow the progress of the team this year and we are also hoping to take a large group of our folks to cheer Ryan on sometime this season.”

Mike Foster, executive director at The Workshop of Davidson, said that he is excited to be teaming up with this historical team and talented driver this season at the Madhouse.

The Whelen Sportsman 100 will be the feature race at the Madhouse on Saturday night.  For more information about this race be sure to visit bowmangrayracing.com.   For the latest news on Ryan Robertson and the entire Robertson Motorsports team, visit www.RyanRobertsonRacing.com.

About The Workshop of Davidson

The Workshop of Davidson is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the training of vocational and residential skills for developmentally and physically disabled citizens of Davidson County.  Over 3,000 individuals with developmental disabilities have been served through the Workshop vocational, residential and life skills program since its start in 1964.  For more information visit http://www.workshopofdavidson.org/.

 

Clear Sailing: Robertson Finishes 11th at First SoBo Run

March 11, 2012

For Immediate Release:

SOUTH BOSTON, VA:  On a cloudless Carolina-blue-sky day, Ryan Robertson got his feet wet on a new track – the 4/10 mile oval at South Boston Motor Speedway, alongside some stiff competition.  The young driver and his #31 Sheetz Chevrolet sailed the 300 laps of the NASCAR Whelen Late Model season opener there this weekend trouble-free, posting a comfortable 11th place finish.

After qualifying 14th with a time of 16.01 seconds, Robertson took to the track Saturday in spectacular weather conditions, with an equally spectacular crowd of 1,200+ ringing the track.  The majority of the race was run under green flag conditions, with only four cautions for the day.  Robertson managed to stay out of trouble all day, maintaining position between 12th and 16th spots for most of the race.

“Having never been here before and getting limited test time, we didn’t have quite the right setup for the track,” said Robertson.  “But the car handled well, and we just kept trying to find a faster groove.  It’s a fun track – fast for a four-tenths mile track.  Next time we run here we’ll have a better sense of what it takes.  All in all, it’s a good day when you come away with a decent finish versus a field like this, and no damage.”

Robertson’s next scheduled appearance in the Sheetz #31 Chevrolet will come at Richmond International Raceway for the 2012 Denny Hamlin Foundation Short Track Showdown on April 26th.  This will mark the second year he has appeared in this prestigious late model race, where up-and-coming drivers run alongside the likes of NASCAR Sprint Cup notables.

For the latest news, visit RyanRobertsonRacing.com or follow Ryan on Facebook and Twitter.

About Sheetz, Inc.

Founded by Bob Sheetz in 1952, Sheetz is a family owned convenience store chain based in Altoona, Pennsylvania, with more than 400 locations covering Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  Sheetz is known for their Made-To-Order® food and specialty coffeez™, providing kicked-up convenience for people on the go, 24 hours a day.  For more information or store locations visit www.sheetz.com.

 

Made-to-Order Speed: Robertson Gears up Again for Sheetz at SoBo

March 8, 2012

For Immediate Release

South Boston, VA:  Robertson Motorsports announced this week the renewal of their relationship with Sheetz, the Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain made famous for their Made•to•Order ® food.  This marks the team’s third season of involvement with Sheetz, which will begin at South Boston Speedway in the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 race this weekend.

Saturday’s race will be one of the biggest races of the season at the storied 4/10 mile track, well-known for its high speeds that approach 100mph.  Robertson will have notable company, including two past Whelen All American Series National Champions.

But Robertson and the #31 Sheetz Chevrolet are used to their own notoriety.  The 25-year old competed last year at both Martinsville and Richmond among some of the top drivers in the country, including some NASCAR Sprint Cup notables, finishing top 20 in both races.  Robertson notched two wins in his other nine starts last year, one coming at Ace Speedway and the other at Bowman Gray Stadium.

“We’re excited about getting the season cranking this year with Sheetz again,” stated Robertson while at a pre-race driver’s appearance today at the SoBo Sheetz.  “It’s an amazing group of people, and we’re proud to be a part of their plans again this year.  Plus, we get to stop at Sheetz when we’re on the road and grab a bite to eat, which is always a plus.”

Robertson’s plans with the Sheetz Chevrolet this year include repeat performances at RIR in the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown again, Bowman Gray Stadium, Ace Speedway, and other select venues in North Carolina and Virginia.

For the latest news, visit www.RyanRobertsonRacing.com or follow Ryan on Facebook and Twitter.

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About Sheetz, Inc.

Founded by Bob Sheetz in 1952, Sheetz is a family owned convenience store chain based in Altoona, Pennsylvania, with more than 400 locations covering Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  Sheetz is known for their Made-To-Order® food and specialty coffeez™, providing kicked-up convenience for people on the go, 24 hours a day.  For more information or store locations visit www.sheetz.com.

Robertson Returns for Season Finale

For Immediate Release:

Winston-Salem, N.C. – Ryan Robertson will return to the race track where he picked up win number two of 2011. Robertson, native of Wallburg, NC, has racing experience at Ace Speedway. He will be testing his No. 31 Law Offices of Timothy D. Welborn/ICE Epilepsy Chevrolet Wednesday and Friday for the Fallout Invitational 150.

Robertson has five starts at the famed 4/10-mile for 2011. He earned one win, one pole, one top-five and two top-ten finishes. Although Robertson has been competing in his Late Model on a limited schedule for the 2011 season, his stats are impressive.

“We’re excited about going back to Ace Speedway” said Robertson. “A lot of tough competition will be here but my team has worked very hard on this car for the past couple of weeks. Qualifying and track position will be the key to winning the race”.

Practice is set for all day on Friday and Saturday morning from 10-11:30. Qualifying for The Fallout Invitational 150 Pole will begin on Saturday at 12:45 p.m. Pre-race ceremonies is set to begin at 2:15 p.m.

Further information about Ryan Robertson can be accessed at www.RyanRobertsonRacing.com.

You can also follow updates for the Fallout Invitational on Twitter@RyanRobertson31.

About The Law Offices of Timothy D. Welborn
For more than 15 years, The Law Offices of Timothy D. Welborn have been providing exceptional personalized legal services to clients in the Northwestern North Carolina area.  The firm’s areas of expertise include Workers’ Compensation, Social Security/Disability, and Personal Injury.  The firm has offices in both Wilkesboro and Winston-Salem.  For more information, visit www.TimWelborn.com.

Carolina Wood Floors
Carolina Wood Floors has been the Triad’s specialist in hardwood floors for over 20 years. Their showroom displays hundreds of hardwood flooring choices. CWF covers residential, commercial, and sports floor applications throughout the Triad area. For more information, visitwww.carolinawoodfloors.net.

Winston-Salem State University Motorsport Management
Are you ready to shift gears into one of the hottest fields in the country? Winston-Salem State University invites you to pursue a career in Motorsport Management, our newest and most exciting major.www.wssu.edu/motorsports.

ICE Epilepsy Alliance
ICE Epilepsy (Intractable Childhood Epilepsy) is a non-profit organization that links patients, neurologists, government, industry and advocacy groups to improve the lives of children with drug resistant epilepsy and to expedite advancement toward a cure.  More information: www.ICE-Epilepsy.org.

The Power of Perseverance:

Robertson Endures Martinsville Wreck-Fest for 11th Place

For Immediate Release:

Martinsville, VA:  Ryan Robertson and his #31 Sheetz Chevrolet have an unusual theme going for a race team:  endurance.  Starting in 40th position, Robertson survived 15 different cautions in Sunday’s “Virginia is for Racing Lover’s 300” to finish in 11th place.  It is Robertson’s best finish ever at the track.

Seventy-nine drivers from across the US arrived in Martinsville last Thursday vying to make the 42 car field.  Robertson missed the top 22 qualifying spots by just one-tenth of a second on Saturday, which would have gained him automatic entry into Sunday’s event.  Instead, he found himself in one of four 25 lap heat races on Sunday.  Robertson finished fifth in his heat race, qualifying for the race, but starting him in 40th position in the 42 car field.

The cautions came quickly and continuously all day, totaling 15, with almost one-third of the race being run under caution.  Robertson was caught in several incidents, including one early in the race where cars stacked up during a restart on the front stretch.

Robertson was turning fast lap times though, gaining ten positions in just the first 40 laps.   He was able to react to the subsequent incidents quickly enough throughout the race to keep from incurring extensive damage, and remained on the lead lap all day, finding himself in 19th place with just 50 laps to go.

At the white flag, the size of the field had been more than cut in half from the original 42 cars that started the race.  The melee that ensued at the finish would take out several more contenders, leaving Robertson with an 11th place finish.

“I’ve got to thank my team for this,” said Robertson.  “We worked hard to have everything right coming to this race, but you never know what’s going to happen on race day.  Mike Herman, my spotter, did a tremendous job, and the rest of the team did a great job to get me back out there every time.”

Perseverance seems to be a recurring theme for Robertson and the #31 Sheetz car.  He was in a 12 car pileup on the first lap of the Denny Hamlin Foundation Race at Richmond International Raceway earlier this year, and came back to finish 18th.  At last year’s Martinsville race, Robertson also endured mechanical incidents to return and finish 20th.   Robertson gives the credit to his experience at Bowman Gray Stadium which helped him develop quick reaction times, and says his father’s “never say quit” determination has influenced the entire team.

Robertson will be driving the #31 Sheetz Chevrolet during the 2012 season for a limited number of Late Model races throughout VA and NC.  For the latest news, visit www.RyanRobertsonRacing.com or follow Ryan on Facebook.

 

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About Sheetz, Inc.

Founded by Bob Sheetz in 1952, Sheetz is a family owned convenience store chain based in Altoona, Pennsylvania, with more than 400 locations covering Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  Sheetz is known for their Made-To-Order® food and specialty coffeez™, providing kicked-up convenience for people on the go, 24 hours a day.  For more information or store locations visit www.sheetz.com.

Robertson Keeps Eyes On The Prize

For Immediate Release:

Martinsville, Va – Ryan Robertson may have not qualified for the top spot in the prestigious NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model event at Martinsville, but he will have a second chance to show what he is capable of.

The 25-year-old from Winston-Salem, NC will start sixth in the second heat race before Sunday’s running of the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300. Robertson had a lap of 20.643 seconds (91.731 mph) in the No. 31 Sheetz Chevrolet around the .526-mile oval.

“Not the qualifying lap we wanted, but we are very fortunate to be able to come back again this year and have a good showing for Sheetz ,” says Robertson.

Robertson has raced on a limited schedule for 2011, but still managed to turn some heads. He has two wins, one at Ace Speedway and one at the historical Bowman Gray Stadium.

Further information about Ryan Robertson can be accessed at www.RyanRobertsonRacing.com.

You can also follow updates for the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 on Twitter@RyanRob31.

About Sheetz, Inc.
Founded by Bob Sheetz in 1952, Sheetz is a family owned convenience store chain based in Altoona, Pennsylvania, with  locations covering Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  Sheetz is known for their Made-To-Order® food and specialty coffeez™, providing kicked-up convenience for people on the go, 24 hours a day.  For more information or store locations visit www.sheetz.com

Robertson Heads to Martinsville Speedway

Late model drivers will have two times to get it right

For Immediate Release:

Winston Salem, NC (September 20, 2011) – After a successful run in what is known as the biggest race of the year, Robertson Motorsports is feeling good as they return to Martinsville Speedway. Martinsville Speedway will have two tests days at the famed half-mile. Drivers will gain knowledge for the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 at Martinsville on October 9.

“I cannot believe how much I have missed this place,” said Robertson, who will test his No. 31 Sheetz Chevrolet at Martinsville Speedway. “I definitely have a lot of confidence in my team.  Sheetz and my Robertson Motorsports crew always put together a great car and we are really excited about getting back on the track”.

Robertson will also make a driver’s appearance at the Sheetz on Greensboro Road in Ridgeway near Martinsville on Thursday, October 6th from noon to 3 PM.

Further information about Ryan Robertson can be accessed at www.RyanRobertsonRacing.com.

You can also follow updates for the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 on Twitter@RyanRobertson31.

About Sheetz, Inc.
Founded by Bob Sheetz in 1952, Sheetz is a family owned convenience store chain based in Altoona, Pennsylvania, with  locations covering Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  Sheetz is known for their Made-To-Order® food and specialty coffeez™, providing kicked-up convenience for people on the go, 24 hours a day.  For more information or store locations visit www.sheetz.com

Carolina Wood Floors
Carolina Wood Floors has been the Triad’s specialist in hardwood floors for over 20 years. Their showroom displays hundreds of hardwood flooring choices. CWF covers residential, commercial, and sports floor applications throughout the Triad area. For more information, visit www.carolinawoodfloors.net.

Winston-Salem State University Motorsport Management
Are you ready to shift gears into one of the hottest fields in the country? Winston-Salem State University invites you to pursue a career in Motorsport Management, our newest and most exciting major. www.wssu.edu/motorsports.

ICE Epilepsy Alliance
ICE Epilepsy (Intractable Childhood Epilepsy) is a non-profit organization that links patients, neurologists, government, industry and advocacy groups to improve the lives of children with drug resistant epilepsy and to expedite advancement toward a cure.  More information: www.ICE-Epilepsy.org.

 

Robertson Motorsports Takes Madhouse on the Road

Both drivers struggle with brake problems at Ace Speedway Madhouse Meltdown

Altamahaw, NC: Ace Speedway has been the scene of some big nights for Ryan Robertson this season, with four prior starts that included a top five and a win at the 4/10 mile banked track. But Robertson’s night Sunday was cut short after a brake problem parked the #31 Sheetz Chevrolet midway through the 50 lap race.

The young driver has also had his share of strong seasons at Bowman Gray Stadium over the past few years.  So when Ace Speedway announced that they would run the Madhouse Meltdown featuring Bowman Gray cars, it looked to be a promising mix.  Robertson posted the 2nd fastest qualifying time, and held 2nd position through the first half of the race.  At that point, a brake caliper came loose, snapping the brake line and bringing an early end to what looked to be a promising night.

The team’s other entry, Bryant Robertson, driving the #72 Carolina Wood Floors/Winston-Salem State University Motorsport Management Chevrolet, qualified sixth.  In a similar scenario, the #72 car also had some minor brake issues, but Bryant was able to hold on for a 13th place finish.  Bryant has become a popular driver at Bowman Gray Stadium this year, finishing the Sportsman division season there in the top ten.

Ryan Robertson’s next race will be in the Sheetz machine at Martinsville Speedway on October 9th for the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300.  The race is one of the top LMSC races in the country every year, attracting nearly 100 drivers from across the country vying to make the race.  Robertson stunned the Martinsville crowd here last year with an impressive fourth place qualifying run, and a top 20 finish.

Robertson will complement his Martinsville showing for Sheetz with a driver’s appearance at the Sheetz on Greensboro Road in Ridgeway near Martinsville on Thursday, October 6th from noon to 3 PM.

Robertson will also make an appearance this Saturday for Ice Epilepsy Alliance at Rock the Block in Winston-Salem, NC from 11AM – 2PM.

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Sheetz, Inc.
Founded by Bob Sheetz in 1952, Sheetz is a family owned convenience store chain based in Altoona, Pennsylvania, with locations throughout Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Sheetz is known for their Made-To-Order® food and specialty coffeez™, providing kicked-up convenience for people on the go, 24 hours a day. For more information or store locations visit www.sheetz.com.

 

Carolina Wood Floors
Carolina Wood Floors has been the Triad’s specialist in hardwood floors for over 20 years. Their showroom displays hundreds of hardwood flooring choices. CWF covers residential, commercial, and sports floor applications throughout the Triad area. For more information, visit www.carolinawoodfloors.net.

 

Winston-Salem State University Motorsport Management
Are you ready to shift gears into one of the hottest fields in the country? Winston-Salem State University invites you to pursue a career in Motorsport Management, our newest and most exciting major. www.wssu.edu/motorsports.

 

ICE Epilepsy Alliance
ICE Epilepsy (Intractable Childhood Epilepsy) is a non-profit organization that links patients, neurologists, government, industry and advocacy groups to improve the lives of children with drug resistant epilepsy and to expedite advancement toward a cure.  More information: www.ICE-Epilepsy.org.

Sheetz Racing At Bowman Gray Stadium

Sheetz Racing At Bowman Gray Stadium

Winston-Salem, NCFollowing last week’s win at Ace Speedway, The #31 Sheetz Chevrolet, driven by Ryan Robertson, had another strong showing Saturday at Sheetz Ladies Night at Bowman Gray Stadium.

After greeting his fans, Ryan Robertson and his #31 Sheetz Chevrolet, began the night with an 8th place start in the first 20 lap Sportsman race.  Narrowly avoiding a bumper to bumper pile up in lap 12, Robertson quickly moved into the sixth position.  Two short laps later, Robertson was able to quickly weave his way into the top five where he crossed the finish line in 4th place.

The second 20 lap Sportsman race of the night saw Ryan Robertson in the 7th starting position.  After a restart resulted in a bunch up of the 22 car field, Robertson dropped back to the 9th position, but that didn’t last long.  With just two laps to go, Robertson moved into sixth place and held this position until the checkered flag flew.

“The car was really great,” said Robertson.  “I wish these Sportsman races were a little longer because I think that we could have pulled off at least a top three for Sheetz if we had a few more laps. As everybody knows, it’s tough here when you don’t get a strong draw.”

Fred McConnell, Director of Brand Development for Sheetz, said that he was glad to be in attendance for Sheetz Ladies Night on Saturday.  “Not only did we see some exciting racing, but we also got to see Ryan and our Sheetz car in action.  Ryan’s having a good season this year and he put on a good show for all of our local Sheetz employees who were in the stands cheering him on.”

For the latest news on Ryan Robertson and the entire Robertson Motorsports team, visit www.RyanRobertsonRacing.com.

About Sheetz, Inc.
Founded by Bob Sheetz in 1952, Sheetz is a family owned convenience store chain based in Altoona, Pennsylvania, with locations throughout Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Sheetz is known for their Made-To-Order® food and specialty coffeez™, providing kicked-up convenience for people on the go, 24 hours a day.  For more information or store locations visit www.sheetz.com.