WHITLOCK AND NMT TEAM UP AGAIN FOR 2006 May 2, 2006 -- Wyoming, ON: Dave Whitlock is pleased to announce that NMT/Nitrex Metal Technologies is returning for a fourth season as a partner with Whitlock Motorsports as they...
WHITLOCK AND NMT TEAM UP AGAIN FOR 2006
May 2, 2006 -- Wyoming, ON: Dave Whitlock is pleased to announce that NMT/Nitrex Metal Technologies is returning for a fourth season as a partner with Whitlock Motorsports as they make a bid for their fourth National Championship in the CASCAR Super Series. NMT's logo will again be displayed on the side of the #39 NTN Bower/NMT Dodge Charger.
"We are very excited to welcome Dave Orosz and NMT back again in 2006," stated Whitlock. "They have been huge supporters and we look forward to entertaining NMT employees and customers at special events again this year."
"We are extremely pleased to again be associated with Dave Whitlock and the entire Whitlock Motorsports Team for the 2006 season", said company President, Dave Orosz. "Over the years, NMT has always felt that we have been very well represented by the dedicated and professional organization led by Dave Whitlock. We know that Whit and his crew have been very busy during the off-season preparing their equipment for the coming year. And we look forward to an exciting and successful 2006 Super Series program with the #39 Dodge of Whitlock Motorsports leading the pack, in Dave's quest for a 4th National Championship."
Nitrex Metal Technologies Inc. provides premium heat treating services to the North American metals industry. Founded in 1990, NMT's main production facility is located in Burlington, ON with satellite operations in Edmonton AB and Erie PA.
Nitreg® computer-controlled gas nitriding and nitrocarburizing, the primary surface treating technologies utilized by NMT, are low temperature automated heat treating processes. This state-of-the-art technology coupled with a unique furnace design in which to process the finish-machined or stamped steel components, yields parts with optimized properties for wear resistance, improved fatigue strength and corrosion resistance. Key applications served are machinery and tool and die components, mining, construction and energy sectors, as well as high volume parts for the automotive and heavy transportation sectors.
NMT has evolved into a highly technical and specialized company that has also forged close links with the North American Motorsports industry and processes components for several leading teams. Visit www.nitrexmetaltech.com.
In other exciting news, Dave Whitlock is pleased to announce a three-race deal that will see veteran road racer Pierre Bourque field a Whitlock Motorsports prepared Dodge. These events include the Grand Prix of Edmonton, Grand Prix Trois Rivieres and the Montreal Indy. "We are excited to have the opportunity to prepare cars for Pierre for these three events" said Whitlock. "Pierre is a former open-wheel racer and has competed in F3000, F3, Formula Atlantic and IndyLights among others. We expect Pierre to be very competitive in these CASCAR events."
"I'm really excited about joining Whitlock Motorsports," stated Bourque. "I've been a longtime fan of CASCAR and I am very much looking forward to working with Dave Whitlock, an exceptionally successful racer and team owner. I am convinced we will be extremely competitive and in the hunt for the win at all races. I see great things ahead!"
Pierre Bourque is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame. He is also President of Bourque Newswatch, Canada's top independent online news website and a frequent radio host and guest on Canadian radio from coast-to-coast.
In team news, Whitlock Motorsports is pleased to announce the return of Sam & Cherie Putnam to the Whitlock team. Putnam changed tires for Whitlock teammate Mark Dilley during the early 2000's. "Sam brings several years of tire changing & tire preparation experience to the team and we look forward to putting that experience to good work" stated Whitlock.
Whitlock Motorsports attended the annual Mopar Day event sponsored by Mopar at Barrie Speedway on Friday April 28 where they had a chance to practice and do some fine-tuning on their new Dodge Chargers. A big thank you to Mopar for a great day.
The first event on the schedule is Victoria Day weekend at Barrie Speedway, located on the 8th Line of Oro just north of Barrie. Racing action will take place on Saturday May 20th and Sunday May 21st.