Whisnant sponsor announced

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - Mark Whisnant and the RW Performance Racing team is proud to announce the acquisition of a new sponsor on their Pro Stock Truck. PiranaZa Sportswear will take over as the major sponsor on Whisnant's Chevrolet S-10 for the entire...

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - Mark Whisnant and the RW Performance Racing team is proud to announce the acquisition of a new sponsor on their Pro Stock Truck. PiranaZa Sportswear will take over as the major sponsor on Whisnant's Chevrolet S-10 for the entire 2001 NHRA Drag Racing season.

PiranaZa Sportswear is a sports apparel-manufacturing company based in Cottage Grove, Wis. PiranaZa has been in business since 1994 and is owned by Jeff Sommers. A unique, extreme, cutting-edge look is what the PiranaZa line is based on. The lines uncommon look is attractive to younger generation "X" market. Currently PiranaZ sportswear is distributed nationally and internationally, and can be found in retail outlets such as J.C. Penneys, Gadzooks, most motorcycle/ATV shops, on their website www.piranazracing.com, and this year at NHRA national events. Whisnant's sponsorship is not PiranaZ first motorsports endeavor. They are also involved in AMA Moto-cross, Super-bike, the "X" games, and IHRA drag racing.

"We are proud and very excited to announce that PiranaZa Sportswear has come on board as our primary sponsor for the 2001 NHRA Pro Stock Truck season," said Whisnant. "I'm fired up about having PiranaZa as our sponsor this year.

"We have been working very hard for the last year to land a sponsor that would provide enough financial support for us to race the full season, and would also fit in well with our team image. PiranaZa sportswear is extreme, cutting edge apparel company. They have a unique look, and I think they fit well with our team.

"PiranaZa will start the season with us in Pomona, and then by the time we get to Gainesville we will have a new paint scheme to unveil. PiranaZa will also unveil some cool new T-shirt and apparel designs to go along with the paint scheme.

Jeff Sommers, owner of PiranaZa, talked about his company's new association with Whisnant and NHRA Drag Racing.

"We are excited to be associated with Mark Whisnant and his team for the 2001 NHRA Winston Drag Racing season," said Sommers. "Our company likes to work with racers that we feel are up and coming in their sport. Mark and his team have the image and drive our company is looking for. They are young, aggressive, and extreme. Mark looks good and knows how to go fast. That is what we were looking for.

"When we looked at getting involved in NHRA Drag Racing, we wanted to stay away from the standards. Our company was founded on being unique, so we didn't want to sponsor yet another funny car. We wanted to start out in another class, and give someone else a chance. We looked around and felt that Whisnant and his team had the look and the ambition to represent and support our product in the style of our company; extreme.

"At the race in Gainesville PiranaZa will unveil our new PiranaZa 2001 collection of extreme racing designs, and an extreme paint design on Mark's truck. The collection is designed by wicked science and technology with the racer and the fan that is looking for something different in mind. We look forward to a great year with Mark both in the pits and on the midway."

-Patti Miles-

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Series Automotive , NHRA
Drivers Mark Whisnant