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Bluebeam Heads to the Port of LA for Red Bull Global Rallycross Media Day!

April 11, 2014

It was great hanging out with our new Rallycross driver, Joni Wiman.
Photo credit: qnigan.com

Last week, Bluebeam visited the Port of Los Angeles for the Red Bull Global Rallycross media day! It was great to attend a Rallycross event in our own back yard, and we’re excited to come back to the Port of LA in September to cheer on our new driver, Joni Wiman. Watch a recap video of the event and get the full 2014 race schedule on the Red Bull Rallycross website!

We’ll be live tweeting on race days, so be sure follow us on Twitter.

Until next time,

Jenn

Bluebeam Rallycross Driver Heads to the US!

July 9, 2013

Topi heads to the US

After his big win in Munich, Bluebeam Rallycross driver Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen is heading to the US to continue his winning streak at the next Global Rallycross event on July 11th in Loudon, NH. Read all about it here.

Topi Takes Gold and Bronze at X Games Munich Double Header

July 3, 2013

Topi takes gold

Congratulations to Bluebeam’s RallyCross driver Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen, who won gold and bronze at last weekend’s X Games in Munich, Germany!  Sunday’s victory makes him the youngest RallyCross gold medalist in X Games history. For the full race report, check out this article on the Bluebeam rally site.

Bluebeam Rally Driver All Revved Up for the X Games Munich

June 25, 2013

X Games Munich Topi

Bluebeam’s Global RallyCross driver Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen is setting his sights on not one, but two gold medals this Thursday at the X Games in Munich, Germany. After last month’s rainout in Barcelona, Topi is eager to get in the driver’s seat, and this time he’s not letting anything stop him from winning gold. Check out the official press release for complete details on the race, or go to www.bluebeamrally.com for updates on the 2013 Global RallyCross season. Topi will also be tweeting live updates over the weekend, so be sure to follow @topicrossLIVE on Twitter.

– Jenn

Bluebeam’s Rallycross Driver Looks to Take Gold at the Barcelona X Games

May 15, 2013

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Bluebeam’s Global RallyCross driver Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen is gearing up for another big race at this weekend’s X Games in Barcelona, Spain. After claiming the silver medal at the X Games Brazil, Topi is looking for nothing less than a gold medal victory lap. For complete details, check out the official press release here or go to www.bluebeamrally.com for continuous updates on the 2013 Global Rallycross season. You can also get live updates this weekend by following @topicrossLIVE on Twitter.

Cheers,

Kyle

Bluebeam Rally Racing: Global Rallycross Season Comes to a Close in Vegas

November 2, 2012

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During Tuesday’s main event, Topi  finished fifth out of fifteen drivers, only five seconds behind the leader . The final race, which ended-up being re-run after officials pulled a red flag due to a small fire in Ken Block’s engine compartment, was an all-out battle between Tanner Foust and everybody else. Even after the restart, Foust dominated the track, placing first. For a third time in this event, Brian Deegan managed to come from behind and placed second.

Although this season was filled with a lot of challenges for Topi, he handled everything like a pro and finished 14th overall in the GRC standings. We couldn’t be more proud of him, and we are looking forward to seeing more of his aggressive racing style again next year when he returns to claim the GRC championship. Until then, remember to keep on PDFin’.

Congrats on a great season Topi!

-Kyle

Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen Set for Global RallyCross Season Finale

October 29, 2012

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Looking to finish his Global RallyCross Championship (GRC) season strong, Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen will be hitting the track in his Bluebeam-sponsored Ford Fiesta during the season finale taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center today and tomorrow. The convention center’s Gold Lot has been transformed into a rallycross super circuit with pavement to dirt transitions and a high-flying, 70-foot gap jump. Many of the racers have commented that this will be one of the most competitive tracks of the season because it moves away from the NASCAR style track they have become accustomed to.  In fact, it’s similar to a European style track, which should give Topi an edge. The track saw its first casualty yesterday when David Binks crashed his eBay Ford Fiesta after coming up short on the gap jump during practice runs. He was taken to hospital for precautionary measures, but was back on the track today.

Gates will open at 3:00 p.m. Pacific today and tomorrow with on track activity starting at 4:30 p.m. The main event is scheduled for Tuesday at 6:10 p.m. Full race coverage can be seen live on ESPN2 and ESPN3 starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Good Luck Topi! And, remember to keep on PDFin’.

-Kyle

Bluebeam Rallycross Driver Topi Heikkinen Dominates in Vegas

October 1, 2012

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This past weekend, RallyCross sensation Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen took the first step in his comeback from a devastating crash at last June’s X Games, when he went head-to-head with the likes of Tanner Foust , Samuel Hubinette and Brian Deegan during the fifth round of the Global RallyCross Championships (GRC) at the Las Vegas MotorSpeed.  Despite blowing out a tire during the final laps of the main event, Topi barely missed a third place finish.

Topi showed no fear and wasted little time hitting the gap jump during the first lap of his qualifying heat leading up to Saturday night’s main event.  This made quite the statement considering he was still walking with crutches.  He continued his aggressive driving straight through to the main event where he held the third position for the majority of the race until being slowed by a flat tire that left him with a still impressive fourth place finish following Tanner Foust in first place, Brian Deegan in second place and Sverre Isachsen in third.

Tanner Foust walked away with the $25,000 Global Rallycross Championship Discount Tire Cup, having finished the GRC season with the most points overall, 53, accumulated from races at Texas Motor Speedway on June 9, New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 14, and Saturday’s event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  Brian Deegan edged out Samuel Hubinette for second with 50 points while Hubinette finished in third with 33.

Topi has been through a lot these past three months and it was really exciting to see him attack the track this weekend. He looked like he didn’t miss a step. Everyone here at Bluebeam is very proud of him and can’t wait to see him tear it up in Vegas again later this month. Stay tuned for more details, and remember to keep on PDFin’.

-Kyle

Bluebeam Software Issues Statement in Support of its Rally Car Driver, Toomas Heikkinen, Following X-Games Accident

July 16, 2012

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As many Bluebeam customers know, Bluebeam is sponsoring Finnish Rally Car driver Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen this year as he makes his Global RallyCross debut. In June at the X-Games, Topi suffered a fractured ankle after crashing his Ford Fiesta rally car while attempting a 70-foot jump during practice runs. In response to his accident, Bluebeam President and CEO, Richard Lee, issued the following statement:

“Topi, his family and teammates are in our thoughts as he recovers from the injuries he sustained during the X-Games,” said Lee. “Throughout the Global RallyCross season, Topi has demonstrated that he is a fearless, no limits competitor. Topi is a part of the Bluebeam family and we know that his winning spirit and competitive edge will help him recover quickly from this accident. We are looking forward to his full recovery and seeing him back on the track.”

In addition to Topi’s accident last month, teammate Marcus Grönholm was injured during practice runs the following Saturday.

“We would also like to extend our thoughts and best wishes to Topi’s teammate, Marcus Grönholm and his family,” added Lee. “I had the honor of working with Marcus last year, and have admired his skill and love for rally ever since. We at Bluebeam are wishing him a healthy and speedy recovery.”

For further questions or comments, please contact Karen Tantzen at ktantzen@bluebeam.com.


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