USAR: Knight's Racing, Rogers renew sponsor

Termidor Returns with Andrew Rogers & Knight's Racing In 2006 19-Year-Old Fortunate to Have Sponsor Return for His Race for the Title INDIAN TRAIL, NC (January 20, 2006) -- In a day and age when sponsorship dollars are just as important as a ...

Termidor Returns with Andrew Rogers & Knight's Racing In 2006
19-Year-Old Fortunate to Have Sponsor Return for His Race for the Title

INDIAN TRAIL, NC (January 20, 2006) -- In a day and age when sponsorship dollars are just as important as a driver's skill on the track, 19-year-old Andrew Rogers knows how fortunate he is to have both of them. That is because Termidor Termite Defense will return as primary sponsor for Rogers' assault on the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series in 2006 with Knight's Racing.

"I'm extremely happy that Termidor is coming back with us in 2006," said Rogers, who is currently working full-time in the Knight's Racing shops in Summerville, SC. "We didn't have the best of years in 2005, but we had certain places where we shined pretty bright. A lot of those times, we had our sponsors there and they really liked what they saw. That, coupled with all of the effort my dad puts into promoting the sponsors through the racecar simulators we have and all of the PR work we do for them, really impressed them and gave them a lot of exposure."

Termidor is America's #1 termite defense with more than 2 million homes treated since 2000. Termidor is the most effective and fastest at completely eliminating termite populations. So it's not surprising that millions of homeowners have made Termidor the #1 termite defense product in America. Termidor is marketed by BASF Professional Pest Control, a division of BASF Agricultural Products, North America.

"It is our second year with them, so this isn't a short-term deal. We think this will remain a long relationship. They were really happy with what we did with them last year, so we got them back with us and hopefully, this is a relationship that will continue well into the future. They enjoy sponsoring us because they enjoy racing, but they also like how we help them promote their product to the best of our abilities. And I know a lot about their product since I have used it while working for my father's pest control business.

"There are a lot of good drivers out there, but there aren't a lot of good drivers with big sponsors like I have. When Shane Huffman won the (Pro Cup Series) championship in 2003, he lost his sponsor that following off-season. So that just goes to show you that sponsors are hard to come by and they are even harder to keep; that's why we are so pleased with our association with Termidor."

Rogers' rookie season in the Pro Cup Series was full of highs and lows. He finished a season-best second to Shane Huffman at South Georgia Motorsports Park in the second event of the season. From there, Rogers continued to be impressive, despite falling victim to a number of mechanical problems with his family-run team.

Just before the 2005 season ended, Rogers announced he would be driving for Knight's Racing in 2006. He made his first start with the team in the 2005 season finale, competing as a teammate to Knight's Racing's full-time driver, Shane Huffman. Rogers was impressive, but engine problems forced him out of the race.

Rogers and his #81 Termidor / Knight's Racing team will open the 2006 season in Lakeland, Florida, on Saturday, Feb. 25th. For more information on Andrew Rogers, please contact Jeremy Troiano at (704) 726-6849 or check out AndrewRogersRacing.com.

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