INGERSOLL RAND BECOMES ‘OFFICIAL POWER TOOLS OF IMSA'
January 23, 2015 by IMSA (International Motor Sports Association)
• Multi-Faceted Agreement Makes Company an Official Partner of IMSA
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 23, 2015) – The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and Ingersoll Rand has announced a multi-year partnership designating the global brand as the 'Official Power Tools of IMSA.'
The multi-faceted agreement also designates Ingersoll Rand as the 'Official Power Tools of NASCAR' and as a contingency sponsor of the NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Touring & Weekly Series.
'Our company has been rooted in racing for decades and this partnership ensures that Ingersoll Rand will be engaged with the industry and fans for years to come,' said John Evans, president of power tools at Ingersoll Rand. 'This new partnership will allow us to put high performance tools into the hands of the best auto technicians in the world while interacting with a fan base that has a passion for cars.'
An innovator in tool technology, Ingersoll Rand power tools have been a staple in sports car racing garages for decades. In addition to the new partnership with IMSA, Ingersoll Rand also continues its partnership with Rebel Rock Racing in the IMSA-sanctioned Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.
'Ingersoll Rand is known for its standard for quality, performance and innovation, making this partnership a natural fit for IMSA,' said David Pettit, IMSA vice president, marketing. 'Professionals have relied on Ingersoll Rand products for years, matching up perfectly with our very discerning fans, teams and partners.'
The 2015 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship opens this weekend with the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona. The 2-hour race starts Saturday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. ET with a live FOX network telecast as part of 15 hours of live FOX Sports coverage.
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The International Motor Sports Association, LLC (IMSA) was originally founded in 1969 with a long and rich history in sports car racing. Today, IMSA is the sanctioning body of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the premier sports car racing series in North America. IMSA also sanctions the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda, as well as four single-make series: Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama; Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin; Ferrari Challenge North America; and Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America. IMSA – a company within the NASCAR Group – is the exclusive strategic partner in North America with the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) which operates the 24 Hours of Le Mans as a part of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The partnership enables selected TUDOR Championship competitors to earn automatic entries into the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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