Schumacher names Torco Fuels as associate sponsor on all eight teams
INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 7, 2005) - Torco Racing Fuels, Inc., has been named by multi-team owner Don Schumacher as an associate sponsor on all eight of his teams competing in the 2005 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.
Torco Racing Fuels, billed as "the fuel with an attitude," is the official fuel of the IHRA series, and through its partnership with ProNitro, LLC, distributes nitromethane to racers in the IHRA series and makes it available during testing sessions to NHRA pro competitors. Torco also provides racing gasoline to the IHRA as well as to the sportsman classes of NHRA.
"We at Don Schumacher Racing are proud to have Torco Racing Fuels join our family of associate sponsors," said Schumacher. "Torco produces high-quality products and its mission to take the company and its line of fuels to another level is one we at Don Schumacher Racing share."
"This is fantastic," said Evan Knoll, president/owner of Torco Racing Fuels, Inc. "With the expansion of our different flavors of racing fuel, as well as our apparel line and all the companies of our business that we're involved with coast to coast and abroad, being affiliated with Don Schumacher Racing will no doubt take us to the next level.
"Don has put together a phenomenal world organization and he and I are an awful lot alike on our philosophies and business tactics," he added. "To be associated with NHRA and Don Schumacher Racing is a wonderful thing. While our fuels are legal during NHRA tests, we would like to see our nitromethane used in NHRA competition in the pro classes. We are presently negotiating with the NHRA."
Torco Race Fuels is the largest independently owned producer of racing fuels through its brand and private label distribution. The Decatur, Mich.-based company was founded in 1995 as a spinoff of the highly-successful Knoll Gas.
Don Schumacher Racing teams include the Matco Tools Iron Eagle Dodge Stratus driven by Whit Bazemore, the Mopar/Oakley Dodge Stratus steered by Gary Scelzi, and the Ron Capps-piloted Brut Dodge Stratus in the Funny Car class. Also part of the largest team in NHRA history are reigning Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher, in the U.S. Army Dragster, Antron Brown and Angelle Sampey, on the U.S. Army Pro Stock Motorcycles, and Pro Stock Car drivers Jeg Coughlin Jr., in the Jeg's Mail Order/Mopar Dodge, and Richie Stevens in the Team Mopar HEMI-powered Dodge Stratus.
Additional information may be found on donschumacherracing.com and torcoracefuels.com.