Mach 1 Global Services to support rookie sensation Langdon in Texas

DALLAS (Sept. 22) -- Coming off his first final-round appearance of his rookie campaign, Top Fuel driver Shawn Langdon has picked up the sponsorship support of Mach 1 Global Services, a worldwide industry leader in the overnight freight forwarding business.

Langdon will race the Mach 1 Global Services/Lucas Oil Top Fuel dragster at this weekend's 24th annual O'Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals and will pick up a boisterous group of supporters from the organization's Dallas office as well as a huge group of Mach 1 customers.

The company will also have a presence on team owner Morgan Lucas' GEICO Powersports/Lucas Oil dragster.

"We're excited to join Morgan Lucas Racing and be on Shawn's dragster for this event," CEO Jamie Entzminger said. "Dallas is a very important market for us and to have a chance to introduce our loyal customers to NHRA drag racing through a professional race team as highly regarded as this one should only strengthen our position in the DFW area.

"We had a chance to meet Shawn and Morgan earlier this year and have been following them ever since. The synergy between Lucas Oil and Mach 1 is tremendous. We're both family-owned and operated businesses that strive to be the best in our respective industries. We're very excited about this upcoming weekend and our future with Morgan Lucas Racing."

Mach 1 certainly joins the race team at a perfect time as both Langdon and Lucas are solidly in the fight for 2009 Full Throttle Championship. Langdon's big weekend in Charlotte at the first of six Countdown to 1 playoff races lifted him to fifth place in the crowded rankings. He's now just 48 points off the class lead. Lucas is just a few ticks behind Langdon in eighth place.

"Mike Entzminger (Mach 1 founder) and his daughter Jamie are great people and it's very cool to have Mach 1 Global Services on Shawn's car this weekend," Lucas said. "Hopefully, he'll have another big weekend and we can kick off our relationship with Mach 1 in the winner's circle.

"Shawn's car and crew won the Dallas race last year so they know how to get it done at the Texas Motorplex. Plus, the way Shawn is driving this year you know they're going to be tough. It should be a great weekend."

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