TOPEKA, Kan. (May 11, 2009) – Fluge Global Adventures and Sports Car Club of America, Inc. announced today a partnership that names Fluge Global Adventures the title sponsor of Round Five of the Muscle Milk® SCCA® Trans-Am® Series at Portland International Raceway, June 12-14. The race will be badged the Fluge Global Adventures Rose Cup Classic.
Led by founder Nick Fluge, Fluge Global Adventures custom designs a series of events and adventures each year. From a 19,000-foot summit run at Mt. Kilimanjaro to oil painting in Nice to a full-scale onslaught on the World Series of Poker, Fluge Global Adventures’ goal is to please anyone wishing to rekindle their relationship with adrenaline and excitement.
In 2007, Lead Adventurer Nick Fluge discovered SCCA racing, its GT-1 class and the annual Rose Cup race weekend. It was this introduction to motorsports and the ground-pounding cars that compete in this year’s Muscle Milk SCCA Trans-Am Series that led to his support of the event.
“Both myself and my team-mates at Fluge Global Adventures are proud to be a part of the Rose Cup Classic and the return of the Muscle Milk Trans-Am Series to Portland,” Fluge said.
Through his support of the Fluge Global Adventures Rose Cup Classic Trans-Am Series race, the purse for competitors will nearly triple through appearance incentives for drivers making the trip to the Northwest. Additionally, each event attendee will receive a free Fluge Global Adventures Rose Cup Classic/Muscle Milk SCCA Trans-Am Series race tee shirt and Fluge Global Adventures will host several charities throughout the weekend.
“Fluge Global Adventures promotes events with the same adrenaline, excitement and passion that it takes to compete at a high level in the Muscle Milk SCCA Trans-Am Series,” SCCA VP, Marketing & Communications Eric Prill said. “The series is thrilled to announce this partnership, and through Nick Fluge’s involvement and generosity, the trip to Portland has become a can’t-miss stop on the 2009 schedule.”
The Fluge Global Adventures Rose Cup Classic, Round Five of the Muscle Milk SCCA Trans-Am Series, will serve as the feature race Sunday, June 14 on the action-packed Portland Rose Festival Rose Cup Races weekend presented by Temp-Control Mechanical.
Muscle Milk SCCA Trans-Am Series
The most revered brand in American road racing, the Muscle Milk® SCCA® Trans-Am® Series returns for its 42nd season in 2009 after a two-year hiatus. Featuring ground-pounding, 700 horsepower, purpose-built Corvettes, Jaguars and Mustangs today, the series’ past champions include iconic road racing names like Mark Donohue, Parnelli Jones, Peter Gregg, Scott Pruett, Tommy Kendall and Paul Gentilozzi. Jointly-sanctioned by SCCA, Inc. and SCCA Pro Racing, the series plans an eight-race schedule in 2009. For more information, please visit www.sccatrans-am.com.
Fluge Global Adventures
Several years ago, Nick Fluge’s journey through life took new turns, leading him away from the realm of eCommerce development, to new arenas that included sitting in the seat of SCCA supercars and playing next to Las Vegas card sharks at the World Series of Poker. In the last few years, Fluge and his FGA Team-mates have climbed 19,000 foot Mt. Kilimanjaro, crossed the country in the “Cannonball Run,” tackled a serious hike to Base Camp at Mt. Everest in Nepal and explored Loch Ness in Scotland (returning without the monster). This year’s adventures got off to a great start with a final “four table” finish at the World Poker Challenge. For more information on Fluge Global Adventures, visit www.flugeglobaladventures.com.