Ignition system partner announced

MSD named "Official Ignition System" of the Trans-Am Series. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- MSD Ignition has been named the "Official Ignition System" of the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup. As part of the agreement, MSD will supply the...

MSD named "Official Ignition System" of the Trans-Am Series.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- MSD Ignition has been named the "Official Ignition System" of the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup. As part of the agreement, MSD will supply the spec ignition systems required by this year's Trans-Am Series rules.

MSD had been a Series contingency and award sponsor in previous years, but in 2003 it has stepped up its involvement with America's longest continiously running road racing series.

"MSD has been involved with the Trans-Am Series for a long time," said MSD National Sales Manager Russell Stephens. "It's a great racing program. We're happy to be the official ignition system and to provide the ignition to all of the cars out there. MSD is the ignition of choice for motorsports.

"When people see the MSD on the race car they want to buy it for their street car," added Stephens. "People that have performance and muscle cars make up our biggest market. Those are the people that pay attention to motorsports. That's why being involved in the Trans-Am Series is so important."

This year MSD will provide spec, sealed ignition systems - which include all necessary ignition parts such as coils and rev limiters - to competitors. The ignition systems will be distributed during pre-race inspection by a blind draw.

MSD Ignition operates out of an 84,000-square-foot building with more than 400 employees, including an excellent core of highly trained engineers, technicians, assembly specialists and a host of performance enthusiasts. Together, that team designs, develops, tests and manufactures the entire line of MSD products including ignition controls, coils, timing accessories and spark plug wires and accessories.

The Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup features closed-fendered, production-based, V-8-powered sports cars. The Trans-Am Series celebrates its 38th anniversary in 2003.

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