Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 4, 2007
"I am elated to announce the signing of Chrissy Wallace, Daughter of NASCAR star Mike Wallace, (whose brothers are racing legend and ESPN Racing analyst Rusty Wallace, and younger brother Kenny Wallace, who is a former NASCAR Rookie of The Year), to a deal where she will have her own racing jacket and other related merchandise".
"Chrissy and her Dad Mike Wallace are the inspiration behind the design that I conceived, that was so expertly interpreted through the genius of graphic artist Chris Drew here in Atlanta. Chris and I had worked together on some other things involving our Krunk Basketball franchise uniforms and Basketainment, our DVD division. That relationship made it easy for me to convey my vision to him, knowing that he already understood how my style and taste worked. He nailed it, and so did the seamstress that made the prototype. The result was pure heat. These jackets are as hot as anything on the market", beamed an elated Duane "Spyder" Hughes, Spydo Music, Inc. founder ( http://www.spydomusic.com ).
"I was introduced to the Wallaces by my good friend Sybrena Foster of VASY4. Sybrena is a producer and public relations specialist of noteriety from the Miami area, and will be handling a lot of promotion and publicity on the project. She interviewed Chrissy for me last year for my "All Ballers Allowed" e-zine, around the time I was dabbling with the idea of doing a racing jacket. I saw that the kids in the urban areas were starting to take to these NASCAR racing jackets, so, since I had first tried my hand at designing with our Krunk basketball uniform, I decided to come up with something unique in a racing jacket. After consulting with Patty Wright of Seventh House Designs, I decided to let her do the prototype and her seamstress nailed it. A virtual carbon copy of the graphic concept. As with our basketball uniforms, I wanted to do something different. We had cargo pants pockets on our uniforms! I didn't want to get too carried away with the jackets so I only added zip away sleeves to the design"
"We are close to an agreement with a manufacturing and distribution deal as we speak, and will be announcing that alliance as soon as the ink is dry", said Spyder D, as he is professionally known.
"Chrissy is an accomplished racer, at such a young age, and her family name and heritage are something we are proud to be associated with. Chrissy is a big fan of Hip-Hop, and will be co-starring in my title track video later this spring, entitled "Legendary". The last name Wallace is legendary in the annals of racing, and the song is about legendary rap artists that I have had the pleasure of working with during my career so it is a perfect fit."
The jackets will be in blue or white, and depending on the season, or geographical location, will be available in anything from leather, suede, wool, or nylon. For the hot summer months, there will also be t-shirts with the flame logo, and baseball caps. They will be available online and in retail outlets by the end of March.
Chrissy Wallace is currently racing in Charlotte, at the Cricket Arena, former home of Hughes' Charlotte Krunk ABA franchise, in the new Arena Racing USA mini stock car series, where she has won four main event races already. The season ends on March 31st. Besides Arena Racing, Chrissy has victories in Legend's Cars, Thunder Roadsters, Late Models, and Pro-Challenge. For direct interaction with Chrissy, you can chat with her on her forum on http://www.motorsportslounge.com
*2 top 5 finishes and 2 top 10 finishes out of 4 races at Hickory Motor Speedway.
*2006 Speed51.com Most Popular Driver in Lowe's Summer Shootout Series.
*Finished 9th in first Late Model race at Concord Motorsports Park.
*Won 2005 Winter Heat championship for Thunder Roadsters.
*22 wins at Concord Motorsports Park in a Legend's Car and Bandelero Car.
*10 wins at Hickory Motor Speedway in a Legend's Car.
*Won 40 feature races in 2004-2005.
*First female to win in a Legend's Car at Friendship Speedway, Elkin, NC in 2004.
*First female to finish in the top five in a Thunder Roadster at Lowe's Motor Speedway, July 2004.
*Over 20 wins at Lowe's Motor Speedway in a Legend's Car.
*Pole Night winner in Legend's car at Lowe's Motor Speedway in May 2003-2004.
*Finished 2nd in Legend car championship for Winter Heat.
*Second in track championship at Hickory Motor Speedway in Pro Challenge Cars.