BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (February 18, 2013) – Derek Thorn's #6 Sunrise Ford, owned by Bob Bruncati, will carry the sponsorship of Road Safety, Inc. as it competes in the inaugural UNOH Battle at the Beach at Daytona International Speedway on Tuesday.  Thorn carries a locked-in starting position for the 150 lap event on a temporary four-tenths of a mile oval.


The logos of Road Safety, Inc. will adorn the hood on Thorn's blue and orange Ford during live coverage of the event on SPEED.  Road Safety is based in Rocklin, CA and offers a variety of services to the road construction industry including flagging, road closures, detours, and other forms of traffic control.


Thorn earned his starting position on the strength of wins at Havasu 95 Speedway and NAPA Speedway during the 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West and Daytona will mark the kick-off to his 2013 campaign with Sunrise Ford.


“To be going to Daytona is a huge opportunity for our Sunrise Ford/Road Safety Inc. Team. Daytona will kick off our 2013 season and will be a great time for our entire crew," Thorn said.  "They’ve put a lot of time and energy into our Daytona car and I’m really excited to see where we stack up with the rest of the country. With Road Safety Inc. now onboard for Daytona we are geared up to really turn some heads on the East Coast.”


Not only will Road Safety Inc. and owner Jason Bamberg support Thorn at Daytona, Bamberg is part-owner of the Eclipse Racing Driver Development Team that will field NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models at All American Speedway in 2013.  Young drivers from across the country will drive for Eclipse and the opportunity to align with a major K&N program such as Thorn's is a great one for Eclipse Racing.


“Modifieds and Late Models are an important part of any young driver's career and teaming up with Eclipse Racing to be a driver coach is a lot of fun," Thorn said.  "Modifieds and Late Models were a huge part of my asphalt racing career and its great getting to help out young kids trying to move their way up the racing ladder."


"I raced against Eclipse Racing's Jay Linstroth growing up and learned a lot from him!  He’s a great guy to have in house as a teammate for any young up and comer's career.”


Drivers from all over the world will descend on Daytona this week for the event that pits NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West regulars together.  Thorn was third quickest in Monday's lone practice session as one of the few cars to crack into the 19 second bracket.  On Tuesday, the K&N cars will practice from 2:05-3:45 p.m. local time with 25 lap qualifying races slated for 5:40 p.m.  The 150 lap "Battle at the Beach" goes green at 8:30 p.m. with live coverage on SPEED and Motor Racing Network as well.


Race fans can follow Derek Thorn on his Twitter page @DerekThorn6 and for more information on the Battle at the Beach they can visit www.nascarhometracks.com


Race fans can also learn more about Derek Thorn on his official website at www.derekthorn.com


Derek Thorn thanks his sponsors Sunrise Ford, Road Safety, Inc. Lucas Oil Products, Eibach Springs, Loctite, RPM12, and Blakesley Sports Media for their support.



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