James Rosenberg to partner Rising Star Program
Renowned mentor of young talent within Australian motorsport Adelaide’s James Rosenberg has joined Speedway Australia as the major partner of the 2017 Rising Star Program.
The retired South Australian businessman has made an immeasurable contribution to motorsport through the development of young talent such as Supercars Mark Poole, Tim Slade, Nick Percat, Jack Perkins and James Moffatt, Development Series Driver Todd Hazelwood, New Zealand Star Mitch Evans and Australian Sprintcar drivers James McFadden and Daniel Pestka in his stable.
Rosenberg is currently developing his partnership with 2008 Rising Star graduate and 2017 World Series Sprintcar round winner, Adelaide based Brad Keller.
“I obviously love motorsport and I enjoy watching young people succeed,” said Rosenberg. “Generally I enjoy providing an opportunity for young drivers to go onto bigger and better things which is the reward for me. At the Clipsal recently I watched young Hazelwood drive to his first career win in the Super 2 Series.”
The Rising Star program is the perfect fit for Rosenberg, 15 young speedway drivers from across Australia have been selected to participate in a week long intensive learning program developed to complement their potential. The program which will be held at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra will focus Sport Psychology, Media and Marketing, Health, Nutrition and Sports Recovery.
General Manager of Speedway Australia Tim Savell believes the program is continuing to grow in popularity and credibility. “It’s great to be able to welcome James Rosenberg on board. Having someone with such a long-term commitment to motorsport development involved in the 2017 Rising Star Program will be an amazing benefit for the participants.” Savell said.
Photo: Rosenberg centre with Supercars Nick Percat left and Tim Slade