Norwalk sponsor named

ACDelco Adds Its Name to IHRA Norwalk Race Grand Blanc, MI, August 9, 2006 -- Officials from ACDelco today announced that they have agreed to be the presenting sponsor of this month's International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) race in ...

ACDelco Adds Its Name to IHRA Norwalk Race

Grand Blanc, MI, August 9, 2006 -- Officials from ACDelco today announced that they have agreed to be the presenting sponsor of this month's International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) race in Norwalk, Ohio. The event, which is the eighth stop on the 11-race eMax Drag Racing Series schedule, will be known as the Skull Shine World Nationals presented by ACDelco, and held at Norwalk Raceway Park on August 24-27.

"ACDelco has a long history with the IHRA through our sponsorship of Harold Martin in the Pro Modified ranks, as well as our title sponsorship of previous events in Richmond and Cayuga," said Susan Christophersen, Event Marketing Manager for GM Service and Parts Operations. "In addition, we have had a long and productive association with Norwalk Raceway Park, which is the crown jewel of the eMax Drag Racing Series. Therefore, when we were offered the chance to be a part of arguably the biggest IHRA race of the season at its premier facility, we jumped at the opportunity."

Naturally, IHRA officials enthusiastically greeted the news of ACDelco's increased involvement in this year's Ohio race.

"We're pleased to welcome ACDelco as the presenting sponsor of the Skull Shine World Nationals at Norwalk Raceway Park," said IHRA President Aaron Polburn. "As one of the premier stops on the eMax Drag Racing Series, it's a perfect fit for one of the premier automotive parts companies in the world."

In addition, today's announcement increases ACDelco's support of the Bader family's state-of-the-art facility. Throughout the course of the year, the leading automotive replacement parts supplier sponsors two other Norwalk Raceway Park events, including the annual "Night of Fire" extravaganza, as well as the ACDelco High School Nationals, a single-day event where over 800 high school students from across the Midwest gather and compete for over $20,000 in scholarship money.

"Norwalk Raceway Park has been involved with ACDelco for a long, long time," said Bill Bader Jr., president of the famed Ohio quarter-mile. "In fact, they play a major role in some of the biggest events that we do throughout the year, so we are thrilled to have them involved with the World Nationals.

"To have a company like ACDelco be able to believe in us enough to put their name on our race is a validation of what we are doing, as well as drag racing as a whole. I enjoy working with them, and they bring a lot to the table, not only as a sponsor, but as a marketing associate, helping us to fill the stands. I look forward to working with them on this year's World Nationals."

ACDelco is a global leader in automotive replacement parts and services offering products for virtually all vehicles. Headquartered in Grand Blanc, Mich., ACDelco markets automotive replacement parts worldwide under its brand name. For more information, please contact ACDelco at 1-800-ACDelco, or visit them online at www.acdelco.com. ACDelco -- the Official Parts Supplier of the Real Car Guys.

-credit: ihra

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