WKA: IRL SoK: Pole award sponsor renews

THE GATORZ POLE AWARD WILL RETURN TO THE SNAP-ON STARS OF KARTING PRESENTED BY INDYCAR SERIES Seattle , WA . -- April 2, 2007 -- The Snap-on Stars of Karting presented by IndyCar Series is pleased to announce that Gatorz Eyewear will return to...

THE GATORZ POLE AWARD WILL RETURN TO THE SNAP-ON STARS OF KARTING PRESENTED BY INDYCAR SERIES

Seattle , WA . -- April 2, 2007 -- The Snap-on Stars of Karting presented by IndyCar Series is pleased to announce that Gatorz Eyewear will return to the Snap-on Stars of Karting presented by the IndyCar Series for the third consecutive season. Gatorz Eyewear returns to the national championship series to sponsor 'Gatorz Pole Qualifying.'

Gatorz Eyewear will provide each and every pole winner in every class at every event with a certificate for a free pair of Gatorz Eyewear of their choice. Along with the 'Gatorz Pole Award' announcement, Gatorz Eyewear will be named the official eyewear of the Snap-on Stars of Karting presented by IndyCar series and all series officials will be equipped with Gatorz Eyewear.

"This is a great program that really is appreciated by all of our racers and series officials," expressed Stars of Karting Marketing Director Jeff Swoboda. "We're glad to be associated with a great brand like Gatorz and appreciate all the product an in-house effort they put towards fulfilling this program."

"Gatorz is committed to helping the future race champions through the grassroots program and Stars of Karting provides a top quality venue for the development of such champions," explained Gatorz President Kerry Lynch. "Gatorz is proud to be involved with such a dynamic program."

With the agreement, Gatorz Eyewear will receive trackside signage at all events, online promotion via the Stars of Karting website and public address announcements throughout every race weekend. Also, throughout the 2007 season, each and every qualifying session will be known as 'Gatorz Pole Qualifying.'

Gatorz Eyewear also supports former karters and current motorsports stars including Marco Andretti, Bryan Herta and Memo Gidley

The Snap-on Stars of Karting presented by IndyCar Series will kick off in Norman, OK April 13-15. The annual East-West showdown traditionally attracts over 260 racers competing in five classes.

-credit: sok

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Series Kart
Drivers Memo Gidley , Bryan Herta , Marco Andretti