John Weisberg, driving the REDCOM/Solar Stik®/BERGRacing Cooper Tires Prototype Lites WEST racecar, clinched the series championship after two nail-biting races at Road Atlanta October 1st and 2nd. TheREDCOM-badged car entered the final two-race event 5 points behind in the championship. Weisberg would need to drive at his best to remain a contender. It started well, with Weisberg qualifying first for race 1, with the points leader Lee Alexander starting third. Weisberg would lead every lap but the last to finish a heartbreaking second. But Alexander, finishing seventh, handed the championship lead to John. Weisberg would now only need to finish ahead of Alexander in the second race to become the champion. The REDCOM car started race 2 from second place but shortly took the lead and won handily, taking the team and driver championship titles in the process. This is the second year in a row that the BERG Racing/REDCOM crew has brought the title home. “It’s great to win the championship again for me and the team but it’s also a pleasure to represent REDCOM, as well as have the support of Solar Stik,” said Weisberg.
Also, on September 10–12, Dinah Gueldenpfennig, VP Planning and Government Program Administration atREDCOM, drove the REDCOM/BERG Racing Ferrari 355 Challenge at Watkins Glen International during the SVRA(Sportscar Vintage Racing Association) Glenora U.S. Vintage Grand Prix. She finished second in class during the one hour enduro on September 11 and second in class during a 30-minute sprint the same day, followed by third overall during a sprint race in the rain on Sunday. The race entry was used to raise money for Hillside Children’s center.
“REDCOM is very proud to be a sponsor of this racing effort and to have our company logo appear side by side with Hillside Children’s Center logo,” said Klaus Gueldenpfennig, President of REDCOM. Hillside Family of Agencies is a family and children services organization that provides child welfare, mental health, youth development, juvenile justice, special education, and developmental disabilities services across central and western New York. The event raised over $3,000 for the organization. This was calculated based on the number of laps completed, multiplied by the dollar amount pledged. “It was an honor to race to raise money for Hillside, and an honor to represent REDCOM in doing so,” said Dinah.
About Hillside Children’s Center
Hillside Children’s Center, an affiliate of Hillside Family of Agencies, is a provider of care for youth and families with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, or life circumstance challenges. Hillside Children’s Center offers mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, special education, safety net, and developmental disabilities services to children and families throughout Western and Central New York. For more information, please visit http://www.hillside.com.
For more than 30 years, REDCOM has specialized in the design and manufacture of innovative telecommunications products noted for their quality and reliability. REDCOM products provide customers with state-of-the-art public and private network systems, ISDN systems, integrated TDM and VoIP systems, transportable systems, programmable systems, and test equipment. Located in Victor, New York, USA, REDCOM markets to a global customer base including commercial telecom service providers, private networks, integrators, emergency responders, and government and defense agencies, customizing products to meet each market’s specific needs. All REDCOMproducts are proudly designed, manufactured and assembled in the United States. The company web site is http://www.redcom.com.
About Solar Stik, Inc.
Solar Stik is proud to be the front-runner in designing versatile, user-friendly portable solar energy systems that can perform almost anywhere. Through its engineering and collaborative approach to problem solving, Solar Stik serves government, defense, commercial and individual customers across the globe. Their products and services range from portable power solutions to custom designs and integrations. To learn more about Solar Stik, visit www.solarstik.com.