Event: Las Vegas
Cajun Industries Expands Racing Platform with Josh Wise and Go Green Racing; Heitz Trucking, StopRepairBills.com sign on as associate sponsors for Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (March 4, 2011) – Cajun Industries is pleased to announce the company will expand their racing program with Josh Wise and Go Green Racing as the primary sponsor of the No. 39 Cajun Industries Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. After partnering with the team at Daytona International Speedway, Cajun Industries will return to Go Green Racing and support Wise’s effort this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Wise will also pilot the No. 39 Cajun Industries Ford Mustang at Bristol Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.
Cajun Industries LLC, based in Baton Rouge, La., is one of the nation’s largest full-service, self-performing contractors. The company, which employs upwards of 2,000 people, has been heavily involved in the reconstruction of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.
Cajun Industries first teamed with Josh Wise and Go Green Racing last month at Daytona International Speedway. After a solid performance for most of the race, Wise finished 31st after an accident on lap 103 left the No. 39 Cajun Industries Ford Mustang unable to finish the race. Despite the incident, Josh Wise impressed Cajun Industries President and CEO Ken Jacob.
“I had the opportunity to meet with Josh, and he is a fine young man,” Jacob said. “He is a talented driver, and I am proud and excited to continue our relationship with him. We had a lot of interest from our employees who all enjoyed watching the No. 39 Cajun Industries Ford Mustang on television at Daytona. Everyone is happy to be associated with Josh.”
In addition, Heitz Trucking will also serve as an associate sponsor for Wise and the No. 39 Go Green Racing team at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Heitz Trucking is a refrigerated/frozen food transportation service with facilities in Vernon and Oakland, Calif. The company, established in 1973, has a strong focus on customer service and provides high quality service at competitive rates. Heitz Trucking owner Corky Heitz is also eager to partner with Wise.
“We are so happy to be teaming up with a driver from California,” Heitz said. “My wife and I are both from California and Josh is from Riverside. We look forward to being associated with him and his team and are excited to spend time with him this weekend at the track.”
StopRepairBills.com, which sponsored the No. 39 team’s effort at Phoenix International Raceway, returns as an associate sponsor at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as well.
Wise will take to the track for the Sam’s Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 5 at 1:00 p.m. MST. He will also compete in the No. 39 Cajun Industries Ford Mustang at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 19 and Talladega Superspeedway on April 16.
About Josh Wise Josh Wise began his racing career at the age of seven and quickly worked his way up the open wheel ranks. In 2009, at the age of 16, Wise became the youngest USAC champion. He went on to race for Tony Stewart Racing for three seasons before making the transition to stock car racing. Josh was signed as a development driver for Michael Waltrip Racing, where he spent 3 years racing in stock car feeder series including the ARCA RE/MAX Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and most recently, the NASCAR Nationwide Series. For more information on Josh Wise, please visit www.joshwiseracing.com.
About Cajun Industries Cajun Industries, based in Baton Rouge, La., and founded in 1973, is a nationally recognized construction leader providing a broad range of services to various markets, including government works, water quality, power, manufacturing and industrial. As a specialty contractor in heavy civil, mechanical and deep foundation construction, customers rely on Cajun's meticulously maintained equipment, proven project management procedures and sound financial resources for excellent results. Cajun has offices in Baton Rouge and Abbeville, La., as well as Houston and Port Arthur, Texas. For more information on Cajun Industries, please visit www.CajunUSA.com.
About Go Green Racing Go Green Racing, owned by Archie St. Hilaire, is based in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, with a full service race shop in Mooresville, N.C. Go Green Racing operates the No. 39 Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Nationwide Series as well as the No. 38 Chevrolet in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. For more information on the team, please visit www.gogreenracing.net/.
- source josh wise PR