ENVIRO PACKAGING SOLUTIONS FOR 2010 GRAND-AM ROLEX SPORTS CAR SERIES --World's Fastest Neurosurgeon Kicks off Season at Rolex 24 At Daytona-- LOS ANGELES, January 5, 2010 - JLowe Racing, a professional sports car racing team competing in ...
ENVIRO PACKAGING SOLUTIONS FOR 2010 GRAND-AM ROLEX SPORTS CAR SERIES
--World's Fastest Neurosurgeon Kicks off Season at Rolex 24 At Daytona--
LOS ANGELES, January 5, 2010 - JLowe Racing, a professional sports car racing team competing in NASCAR's GRAND-AM Rolex Series, announced today its partnership with Siemens Gigaset, one of the world's largest manufacturers of cordless phones, and Enviro Packaging Solutions, a world leading environmental packaging manufacturer. Siemens Gigaset and Enviro Packaging Solutions will debut as the team's sponsors at the 48th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, which takes place January 30-31. Marking its fifth season in the series and fifth time entered in the 24 hour classic, JLowe Racing's strong driver lineup includes team owner/neurosurgeon Dr. Jim Lowe, multi-time Daytona winner Jim Pace, racing veterans Tim Sugden and Eric Lux, and World Series by Renault standout James Walker. They will be running the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car with renowned crew chief Roger Reis leading a strong collection of some of racing's best mechanics and crew.
Dr. Jim Lowe states, "What a great way to start off our fifth season in GRAND-AM! Our partnership with Siemens Gigaset enables us to simultaneously expand JLowe Racing's commitment to GRAND-AM and to two worthy causes. Through Siemens Gigaset and Enviro Packaging Solutions, we now have a tree-planting program to support the environment while proceeds continue to help the ThinkFirst Foundation and the Urban Youth Racing School. The best way to introduce a new partnership is to have a strong showing at the biggest endurance race of the year - the 24 Hours At Daytona. With our collection of drivers and crew, we're positioned better than ever for a run to the front."
Siemens Gigaset CEO, North America, Rod Keller comments, "We are honored and excited to partner with JLowe Racing and debut the national tree planting program while supporting the racing team in 2010. Together with JLowe Racing, Siemens Gigaset hopes to support both the sport of racing, as well as strengthen and grow the nation's environment initiatives through the proactive tree-planting efforts."
Adam Melton, CEO of Enviro Packaging Solutions adds, "There could not be a better time to combine JLowe Racing with Siemens Gigaset and Enviro Packaging Solutions to help make the world a better place, one tree at a time."
Jim Pace continues to be the spiritual leader of the team. As a former overall winner at the 24, Pace knows what it takes to get to the top step Sunday afternoon. British GT Champion and 2005 Porsche Cup winner Tim Sugden is back for his third year with JLowe Racing. Sugden is no stranger to endurance racing success with many great runs at Le Mans, Spa, and Daytona under his belt. Team newcomer Eric Lux joins the team with his 6th start at The Rolex 24 and his established success in GRAND-AM complimenting greatly his youth and speed. Lux led 33 laps of the 2009 Rolex 24 en route to a 5th pace finish. Finally, Rolex 24 rookie James Walker jumps out of his front-running Renault single-seater into the #64 JLowe Racing Porsche.
To compliment such proven drivers with great support, Engineer Steve Bunkhall is back for a third run at Daytona with the team after his much continued success in Europe and Asia in 2009. With Bunkhall and his crew, and the rest of the JLowe Racing team members, the team is primed as one of the best-equipped and best-prepared organizations in the paddock.
In its debut year, 2006, JLowe Racing enjoyed three top 10 finishes at Watkins Glen (6th), Daytona Brumos (9th) and Miller (10th). In 2007, the team placed 3rd at the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona and 4th in 2008. In 2009 JLowe Racing was 8th at the Daytona Brumos race.
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