AZUL TEQUILA TO SPONSOR KV RACING TECHNOLOGY AT 2009 INDIANAPOLIS 500
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - - MAY 16, 2009 - - KV Racing Technology announced today that Azul Tequila, will sponsor KV Racing Technology during the 2009 Indianapolis 500, May 24, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana.
Azul is the newest addition to the portfolio of tequilas from the world's most-awarded tequila distillery -- Gran Centenario. Azul is Mexico's fastest-growing 100% agave tequila brand, but is newly available in the U.S.
"We are extremely excited about the partnership with KV Racing Technology," said Elwyn Gladstone, Marketing Director for Proximo Spirits, Inc. "Azul is fast becoming one of America's most buzzed about tequilas; it's smooth and well-crafted. We are looking forward to watching Car #5 have a smooth run in the race."
KVRT co-owner Kevin Kalkhoven said, "We are very pleased to announce that Azul Tequila has joined KV Racing Technology for this year's Indianapolis 500. This is a company that has been making award winning products for many years. That is a model that fits perfectly with KVRT's mission statement."
The 2009 Indianapolis 500 will mark KV Racing Technology's second appearance in the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing." The team has already qualified two cars for the race, which will take place on May 24. Mario Moraes, #5 KV Racing Technology -- Votorantim Honda/Dallara/Firestone, qualified seventh with a four-lap average of 223.331 mph. He will start on the inside of Row #3. Teammate Paul Tracy, #15 GEICO -- KV Racing Technology Honda/Dallara/Firestone, also qualified with a speed of 223.111 mph. Tracy will start 13th and lineup on the inside of Row #5. The team will attempt to qualify a third car for Townsend Bell, #8 Herbalife -- KV Racing Technology Honda/Dallara/Firestone, this weekend.
KV Racing Technology was established in 2003. The Indianapolis-based team is contesting its seventh open-wheel season and second in the IndyCar Series in 2009. KVRT is owned by successful venture capitalist Kevin Kalkhoven and 1996 Series Champion, Jimmy Vasser. Veteran motorsports manager Mark Johnson is the team's General Manager. KVRT has earned two victories the first by Cristiano da Matta in Portland in 2005 and the second by Will Power in Long Beach in 2008. They have captured two poles, Tristan Gommendy at Mont Tremblant in 2007 and Vasser at Milwaukee in 2005 (Will Power captured the pole at the 2008 Surfers Paradise, Australia exhibition race).
About AZUL Tequila:
Azul is Mexico's fastest-growing 100% agave tequila brand and represents a revolution in the extremely competitive tequila category, with its sleek packaging and affordable price. Azul's modern packaging combined with its super-smooth taste -- due to the use of the finest 100% Agave, sourced directly from family-owned ranches in Jalisco, Mexico - results in an incredible product at an exceptional value. Azul from the House of Gran Centenario (40% Alc./Vol.) is available in 750 ml, Liters and 1.75 Liters, priced at $19.99 per 750 ml.