SafeRacer sponsor news 2010-02-10

SafeRacer Named Sponsor of First Gear Membership, SCCA Preferred Provider TOPEKA, Kan. (Feb. 10, 2010) -- Sports Car Club of America announced today that SafeRacer has become the title sponsor of its First Gear youth membership program in...

SafeRacer Named Sponsor of First Gear Membership, SCCA Preferred Provider

TOPEKA, Kan. (Feb. 10, 2010) -- Sports Car Club of America announced today that SafeRacer has become the title sponsor of its First Gear youth membership program in addition to the previously-mentioned National Racing Series.

The multi-faceted partnership also names SafeRacer the Preferred Driver Safety Equipment Provider of SCCA, joining a cadre of quality official SCCA sponsors.

SafeRacer First Gear is SCCA's discounted membership program for individuals under the age of 25. Each SafeRacer First Gear member enjoys all the benefits of membership, but at an annual dues price of $45--which constitutes a $20 to $45 savings over a full membership, depending on local Region dues.

"My first competition event was with the SCCA as a teenagerin the Arkansas region," SafeRacer CEO Charlie James said. "While that might have been over 30 years ago,weappreciate the challenges facing First Gear members and the great energy and enthusiasm that they bring to the SCCA. We are excited to be involved with this vital growing segment of the SCCA membership."

As part of the program, SafeRacer will award a $200 gift certificate to one First Gear member each month. Additionally, SafeRacer will provide unique marketing opportunities to its customers.

"Our First Gear program has grown by four percent in the last two years, representing the largest membership type increase," SCCA President and CEO Jeff Dahnert said. "SafeRacer's commitment to young racers will help us continue and foster this growth, hopefully for years to come."

To become a SafeRacer SCCA First Gear member, visit ams.scca.com/netforum/eweb/firstgear.htm

SCCA
Founded in 1944, Sports Car Club of America, Inc. is a 50,000 member motorsports organization that incorporates all facets of autocross, rally and road racing at both club and professional levels. It annually sanctions over 2,000 events through its 114 regions and professional subsidiary. Landmark events and series for the Club include the SafeRacer SCCA National Racing Series; the Club Racing National Championship Runoffs at Road America; and The Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships and ProSolo Championship at Lincoln, Neb. For more information, please visit www.scca.com.

SAFERACER
Located in Neosho, Mo., SafeRacer is the country's number one source for racing safety equipment. Featuring products from the highest quality manufacturers, including HANS, Alpine Stars, Sparco, Oakley, Arai, G-Force, Bell, Simpson and FAST, SafeRacer has a great variety of helmets, suits, gloves, shoes, underwear and seats for every budget. SafeRacer's 25,000 square-foot facility includes more than $1million in inventory. To satisfy your safety needs, visit www.saferacer.com.

-source: scca

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