OAKLEY RENEWS WITH DON SCHUMACHER RACING AS ASSOCIATE SPONSOR
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Jan. 14, 2009) - Oakley Inc. has renewed with Don Schumacher Racing as an associate sponsor on all team racing vehicles for the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.
Oakley will be the official eyewear, footwear and apparel supplier to the DSR organization for the 2009 season.
Oakley came on board with DSR as primary sponsor of the Scotty Cannon Funny Car in 2002 and then as sponsor of a second Funny Car in 2003 driven by Gary Scelzi. Scelzi claimed the company's first major NHRA championship when he was crowned the NHRA Funny Car champion in 2005.
"We are pleased to be continuing our longtime association with Oakley," said team owner Don Schumacher. "Oakley's products are unique, stylish and of the highest quality, and we are proud to be a part of the worldwide Oakley family."
"Oakley has a long history with Don Schumacher Racing dating back to 2002," said Todd Hayes, Oakley's motorsports marketing manager. "In these difficult financial times, we value the relationship we have with the DSR team and look to the future to develop a stronger tie going forward."