SCC: Series sponsor news 2010-01-26

ITT KONI SHOCK ABSORBERS NAMED "OFFICIAL SHOCK ABSORBER OF THE 2010 GRAND-AM CONTINENTAL TIRE SPORTS CAR CHALLENGE" DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2010) - Continuing a successful relationship that began in 2006, officials from GRAND-AM Road...

ITT KONI SHOCK ABSORBERS NAMED "OFFICIAL SHOCK ABSORBER OF THE 2010 GRAND-AM CONTINENTAL TIRE SPORTS CAR CHALLENGE"

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2010) - Continuing a successful relationship that began in 2006, officials from GRAND-AM Road Racing and ITT KONI Shock Absorbers of Ould-Beyerland, The Netherlands announced today that KONI will once again provide the "Official Shock Absorber" for the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.

All teams competing in both the Grand Sport (GS) and Street Tuner (ST) classes of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge will compete on KONI 28 Series shocks and struts, as they also did in 2009.

"GRAND-AM represents one of the toughest challenges in motorsports today, for both driver and crew," said KONI North America General Manager Jim Vance. "To be involved with a world-class racing series such as the 2010 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge is both a privilege and responsibility. We look forward to serving our old friends in the paddock and welcome the new teams in the tough fight for the championship."

"After being the series title sponsor from 2007 through 2009, KONI is pleased to remain in the GRAND-AM family, and most importantly, to offer continued support to the competitors and teams," added Lee Grimes, KONI North America Automotive and Motorsports Sales and Marketing Manager. "KONI is recognized throughout the world in virtually every form of motorsports. For more than 50 consecutive years, KONI has participated in Formula 1, winning 14 F1 World Championships and more than 240 Grand Prix victories in addition to countless wins in sports cars and open-wheel racing worldwide."

In addition to being the "Official Shock Absorber" for the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, KONI will continue to offer contingency prizes to the top-three finishers in both the GS and ST classes at every 2010 race.

"We are pleased to continue our association with KONI," said Kevin Hindson, GRAND-AM Vice President, Marketing and Communications. "I know I speak on behalf of everybody involved in the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge when I say KONI has been an outstanding partner and has played an integral role in maintaining close and exciting competition for the past several years. We look forward to another great year with KONI in 2010 and hopefully for many years to come."

The 2010 Continental Sports Car Challenge gets underway with the Fresh From Florida 200 at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, Jan. 29. Tickets are now available on RaceTickets.com and SPEED will provide television coverage of the Fresh From Florida 200 at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 13.

-source: grand-am

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