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SNT Motorsports Development To Compete in NASCAR K&N Pro Series West

Chris Cook To Race At Sonoma In June

Alamo, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2013

SNT Motorsports Development announced today that Chris Cook is set to race in the NASCAR Pro Series West Race at Sonoma Raceway on June 22 in the SNT Motorsports Chevrolet.

“We’ve been looking for an opportunity to run Chris in an SNT car at the NASCAR level”, remarked team owner Steve Tarpley. “It’s a natural extension of our coaching program, both at Bondurant, and here at Sonoma Raceway.”

Cook is widely recognized as a top road racer and coach. A Northern California native, he was raised in St. Helena, just a few miles up the road from Sonoma Raceway where his motorsports career started as a Bondurant instructor.

“We do a lot of coaching work with both current and aspiring K&N drivers,” commented Cook.“ This race gives us an opportunity to showcase the capabilities of SNT’s stock car racing team, which are now end-to-end. We offer race car development and testing, all levels of coaching, and race preparation. In addition, we have an experienced crew led by NASCAR licensed crew chief Rob Dixon. I’m thrilled to be competing with this team at Sonoma, where Bob Bondurant gave me my first coaching job.”

SNT recently expanded its operations in Northern California, adding shop space at Sonoma Raceway to support racing and coaching efforts there.

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About SNT Motorsports Development

SNT Motorsports Development specializes in all levels of stock car driver coaching, custom stock car road racing experiences, and corporate track events, running its own fleet of two-seater road course specific stock cars. The SNT stock car program is based at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in Arizona. Additionally, SNT coaches professional drivers at Sonoma Raceway. SNT Motorsports is owned and operated in the San Francisco Bay Area by entrepreneur and sports car racer Steve Tarpley. To learn more please visit SNT Motorsports at: www.sntmotorsports.com and Bondurant at www.bondurant.com.

SNT Motorsports in Scottsdale For The Holidays

SNT will be at the the central plaza in Kierland Commons in December - come by & say hello.

Stock Car @ Kierland Commons

SNT Motorsports @ PRI

SNT will be at the Performance Racing Industry show in Orlando.
Stop by and see us in booth 737.

Chandler, AZ January 11, 2013

SNT Motorsports Road Course Specific Stock Car Programs Available Full Time at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving
Introductory to Advanced Road Course Coaching Offered

The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving and SNT Motorsports Development have joined forces to add stock car driving, coaching, and track events to the Bondurant School's extensive curriculum. Students and corporate groups will now have the opportunity to hone their skills in SNT's 650-horsepower stock cars, in addition to the Bondurant School's fleet of Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro sports cars, Chevrolet Tahoe law-enforcement vehicles, open-wheel Formula Mazda cars and karts.

Guests will have the opportunity to experience a right-seat ride with a professional driver on the challenging 15-turn multi-configuration Phoenix track designed by the school's founder, Bob Bondurant. Drivers who want to take their stock car experience to the next level can get behind the wheel in introductory and intermediate courses. Advanced courses for professional racers are offered as well.

Chris Cook, a former Bondurant instructor who is currently racing in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will manage operations for the new SNT program at the Bondurant School.

"Chris is a fantastic Bondurant School instructor who has done a lot of amazing things. He has now made a full circle back to the school, bringing the SNT Motorsports stock car program," Bondurant said. "We train 90 per cent of NASCAR drivers here at the school, so SNT is a very exciting addition for us."

"We are very excited about the expansion of our operations to the Phoenix metro area and to be working with an organization the caliber of the Bondurant School," SNT owner/driver Steve Tarpley said. "The passion and skill that Bob and his team bring to the track every day sets the bar very high – there is a reason they are number one in this business. Our stock car/road course focus dovetails nicely with the tremendous product offering they have in place."

About Bondurant

Bondurant Enterprises provides a full range of driving training, from grooming future race stars to helping families improve their driving skills to hosting unique corporate events. Bob Bondurant, an internationally recognized leader in advanced driving training, opened the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in 1968. The largest purpose-built driving school in the world, it features a 15-turn, 1.6-mile road course, an eight-acre asphalt pad for advanced training and more than 200 race-prepared vehicles, sedans and open-wheel cars. Situated on Firebird Raceway in Phoenix, the facility has access to three additional race tracks, a water sports lake and three skid pads. To learn more please visit www.bondurant.com

Tomy Drissi Joins SNT Motorsports Driver Lineup For The 25 Hours Of Thunderhill

Pleasant Hill, CA    November 9, 2011 - SNT Motorsports Development Corporation announced today that veteran driver and Trans Am Champion Tomy Drissi has joined the SNT driver lineup for the 2011 25 Hours of Thunderhill race in December. The addition of Drissi rounds out a lineup that includes Dave Smith, Kai Goddard, Jared Thompson, and team owner Steve Tarpley. The team will be racing in the SNT Motorsports Ford GT.

Highlights of Drissi’s career include the 1999 Trans-Am Rookie of the Year Award, 2000 Trans-Am BBS Most Improved Driver, 2000 Trans-Am Crew of the Year, and Trans-Am Champion. In 2010 Tomy competed in Trans-Am competing in 7 rounds and taking 1 win, 1 pole, 3 podiums, 4 Top Fives, 7 Top Tens; following up in 2011 in ALMS Prototype races - 2nd Long Beach, 3rd Lime Rock, 1st Mid Ohio, 1st Baltimore and 2nd Petit Lemans. A native of Hollywood, Drissi owns an advertising firm that produces upcoming film displays for cinemas.

The SNT Motorsports Ford GT represents a significant challenge by an American built race car to the dominance of Porsches in the 25-hour race in recent years.

Team owner Steve Tarpley commented, "Adding Tomy to our team really pulls the lineup together. We have been working with Genoa Racing this fall to get the car to where we want it, now the last piece of the puzzle is in place."

Drissi remarked, “I’m very excited to be joining the SNT Motorsports team for the 25 Hours of Thunderhill.  It’s a great opportunity to race an iconic American built car in a highly competitive environment. This is a race that really tests drivers, cars, & crew. I took a short break after the regular season ended, but I don’t like to be away from the drivers seat for too long and I am ready to go."

SNT Motorsports Development Acquires Chris Cook Performance

Pleasant Hill, CA    September 8, 2011 - SNT Motorsports Development Corporation announced today that it has acquired Chris Cook Performance, a Napa, CA based company specializing in driver development and coaching.

Chris Cook has long been recognized as an elite driver coach and racer. The roster of drivers he has coached includes Tony Stewart, Joey Logano, AJ Allmendinger, Clint Bowyer, David Reutimann, and Paul Menard.

He has also worked with Joe Gibbs Racing, Dale Earnhardt Inc., Richard Childress Racing, Red Bull Racing, Michael Waltrip Racing, and Richard Petty Motorsports. Chris joins veteran coach Dave Smith on the SNT driver development team. Along with coaching, both Smith & Cook have been active in NASCAR racing during the 2011 season.

Cook remarked, “Our goal is to offer every NASCAR team/driver the most advanced road course coaching programs in the country. SNT Motorsports is developing an entirely new fleet of road course specific stock cars. Each car will have an onboard telemetry system, state-of-the-art radio communications, and the ability to run laps on your preferred tire: radial or bias. To coach world-class drivers, it is critical to have the proper equipment.”

SNT Motorsports owner Steve Tarpley commented, “We are very pleased to welcome Chris to our organization, he brings a wealth of talent and experience to the table. His proven record as a top road course coach combined with our proximity to Infineon Raceway positions SNT Motorsports to make a very strong offering of road course training and driver development at both the professional and enthusiast levels.”

In addition to its professional offering, SNT’s customized driver development and coaching programs can be tailored for stock car and sports car drivers, corporate groups, driving clubs, and specialized security drivers, as well as individuals. Coaching programs include extreme car control training, which is also available as a standalone course.