SPEEDY AUTO SERVICE RETURNS AS TITLE SPONSOR OF THE ...
SPEEDY AUTO SERVICE RETURNS AS TITLE SPONSOR OF THE #88 JACOMBS RACING FORD TAURUS IN 2000
Monday April 3, 2000: Hamilton Ontario native Dave Jacombs is pleased to announce that Speedy Auto Service has re-signed with the #88 Jacombs Racing Ford Taurus Team as title sponsor for 2000. "It will indeed be an honour for us to fly the Speedy banner again this year" said an excited Dave Jacombs. "We are also looking forward to participating in special events and store promotions at Speedy Auto Service locations across Canada."
Selected Speedy suppliers will also be joining the team in 2000. Raybestos Brakes, a division of Dana Canada Inc. will be featured as the secondary sponsor on the Speedy Taurus, while other partners include Castrol, Kleen Flo, ACD Tridon, Snap--On/Sun Equipment and Tenneco Automotive.
Bryan Held, President and CEO of SMK Speedy International Inc. said "We are delighted to be returning to the CASCAR Super Series in partnership with driver Dave Jacombs and his team. Our involvement with CASCAR and Jacombs racing is a natural extension of our marketing and operations direction -- name brand products; installed by trained professionals at great prices. Our store locations, employees and marketing initiatives mirror the CASCAR image of performance and professionalism."
Scott Stone, Director of Marketing, Under Car Products for Dana Canada said, "We are pleased to extend our partnership with Speedy from the 138 Speedy Auto Service locations across Canada to the #88 Jacombs Racing Team."
In other news, Dave Jacombs is pleased to announce the #88 Speedy Auto Service/Raybestos Brakes Taurus will be prepared and maintained out of the Whitlock Motorsports racing facility in Petrolia, ON. Jacombs is also pleased to name long time CASCAR veteran Tim Ellis to the position of crew chief. Ellis' racing resume includes several years as crew chief including a national championship with Dan Shirtliff and most recently as a CASCAR official.
The #88 2000 Taurus will sport a new paint theme this year -- watch for the debut at Mosport International Raceway on Media and Practice Day, Thursday May 4th.