MONAVIE JOINS TOMAS SCHECKTER AND DREYER & REINBOLD RACING FOR THE INDIANAPOLIS 500 Indianapolis, IN (April 27, 2010) - Dreyer & Reinbold Racing announced today that MonaVie will be a sponsorship partner on the team's third entry for the 94th...
MONAVIE JOINS TOMAS SCHECKTER AND DREYER & REINBOLD RACING FOR THE INDIANAPOLIS 500
Indianapolis, IN (April 27, 2010) - Dreyer & Reinbold Racing announced today that MonaVie will be a sponsorship partner on the team's third entry for the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500. South African driver, Tomas Scheckter, will pilot the vibrant blue and black No. 23 machine.
"We are very excited to have MonaVie back. We developed a good relationship with MonaVie and Tomas last year. We had some successes and we hope to have another one this year for the Indianapolis 500," stated Dennis Reinbold, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing co-owner.
MonaVie and it's 's EMV energy drink will be showcased on Scheckter's car. EMV is designed to provide the antioxidants a body needs to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle and . MonaVie is proven to stimulate healthy joints and offers the nutrition needed to support the cardiovascular system. Tomas will also be using EMV Lite, the newest generation of EMV energy drink products.
"Thousands of MonaVie distributors will tune in to watch Tomas Scheckter compete at over 220 miles per hour whizz around the race track at the Indy 500," says MonaVie Founder and Vice Chairman, Henry Marsh. "We wish Tomas the best of success during the qualifying rounds, and expect MonaVie EMV -- the perfect equation for healthy, sustained energy - to accelerate his performance to the next level. We're happy to renew our relationship with Tomas for a second season. We expect MonaVie EMV Lite to make a big splash on the Indy Race track, and the entire MonaVie organization will be cheering Tomas on from pit lane, the grandstands and from Indy 500 watching parties around the globe the sidelines."
The new partnership with Scheckter and the Indy 500 will help MonaVie introduce its new energy drink -- MonaVie EMV Lite^Ù -- to a whole new demographic of sporting enthusiasts. MonaVie EMV Lite^Ù recharges the body and mind with a boost of sustained energy with fewer calories. Featuring a proprietary blend of antioxidant rich fruits, including the Brazilian superfruit acai, and other natural sources of energy, MonaVie EMV Lite increases performance, endurance, and concentration by kicking up energy levels and keeping them there--without the subsequent crash. MonaVie EMV Lite offers a healthy, calorie conscious solution to the body's everyday energy needs.
Scheckter and MonaVie came on board with DRR last year competing at nine races for the team. Together they earned three top-ten finishes (6th- Iowa, 8th - Chicago, 9th- Miami). This year will mark MonaVie's second and Scheckter's ninth time to compete in the famed event. Scheckter started on the fourth row of the Indianapolis 500 for his first seven races until 2009, when he qualified 26th, but finished 12th. His best result was 4th with Ganassi Racing in 2003. He also ranks 5th among active drivers in most laps led at Indy with 148 laps (behind Wheldon, Castroneves, Dixon and Kanaan). Scheckter also ranks 37th all time in laps led at Indy and has completed 1,292 laps in competition at Indy.
"I am very happy for MonaVie to be back on again for another Indianapolis 500. Like I have said many times before, this is a product that I believe in and used before they ever sponsored me. I will make sure that I give it my all to make sure that we can get put the MonaVie car in victory lane and drink some MonaVie active along with the traditional glass of milk," commented Scheckter.
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing will make another sponsor announcement for the No. 23 car in the coming weeks.