Friday, August 3, 2012
Steve Fox Bringing 'The Southside' to Pocono
BERWICK, Pa. -- When Steve Fox hits Pocono International Raceway theis weekend for the running of the Pennsylvania ARCA 125 presented by Menards he and his team will have a new supporter on the hood of the #3 Universe Racing Dodge Charger. The SOUTHSIDE, an indie feature motion picture that shares the tragic true story of 19 year old Robert Areizaga Jr.’s final months leading to his untimely death will be proudly displayed on the team’s racecar.
Robert Areizaga Jr. was born and raised in Yonkers, NY. After struggling through a series of trials and tribulations commonly faced by urban youth, Robert realized he needed to change his life and decided to take the Yonkers Civil Service Police Exam. Shortly after he learned he had passed the exam, Robert was brutally stabbed to death at a house party in White Plains, NY. A life filled with promise was cut short.
Coming off his best career finish at Pocono, Fox is optonistic about an even better run and he’s phsyched about The South Side being on his car.
“Tony Aquilino, my car owner, is one of the actors in the motion picture and helping him promote the film is just one way to help with giving hom something back after everything that he’s done for my racing career over the years”, said Fox.
“I hope that we have a car that is just as good or even better than the one that we had for the Pocono race last year. If so, we should be in great shape to get our best finish yet.”
The SOUTHSIDE is written and directed by record-breaking director, Gregori J. Martin (director of the Emmy-nominated series The Bay and recently released vampire thriller Raven). The film stars Kristos Andrews (X Games Skateboarding Champion and Guinness World Record Holder), Douglas Santiago (star of the Green/Renzi and Independent Film Channel’s blockbuster hit Girlfight), Hip-Hop sensation of the early part of the millennium, Cuban Link (Flowers for the Dead, a tribute to Big Pun), and featuring Puerto Rican film and TV icon Miriam Colon, best known for her role as “Mama Montana” in the Universal Pictures motion picture Scarface.
Additional information regarding The SOUTHSIDE can be found at the official website: www.newuniversepictures.com
The Pennsylvania ARCA 125 will begin at 3 PM on Saturday. The event will air live on SPEED. Practice will be held Friday, beginning at 1:40 PM and Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell will start at 5:15 the same afternoon.
For more information on Steve Fox and all of his usual team supporters, including Universe Towing and Autobody, Invis-A-Rack, FireHouse, The SOUTHSIDE, Valve Tech Sales LLC, Tri State Towing Equipment, Himmer Graphics, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, G-Force Racing Products, Keenan Auto Group, Road Scholar Transport, Wentz Auto Body & Sales and StockCar Racing Experience at Pocono Raceway, please visit www.universeracing.net
Sponsorship, marketing and partnership opportunities with Universe Racing in the ARCA Racing Series and/or the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series can be directed to Tyler Jett Motorsports Marketing, LLC at www.tylerjett.com.