MB2 MOTORSPORTS ANNOUNCES WILEY X EYEWEAR AS AN ASSOCIATE SPONSOR ON THE U.S. ARMY CHEVROLET CONCORD, N.C. (March 2, 2005) -- Wiley X Eyewear, a major supplier of eyewear to the U.S. Armed Forces and law enforcement agencies, has joined MB2 ...
MB2 MOTORSPORTS ANNOUNCES WILEY X EYEWEAR AS AN ASSOCIATE SPONSOR ON THE U.S. ARMY CHEVROLET
CONCORD, N.C. (March 2, 2005) -- Wiley X Eyewear, a major supplier of eyewear to the U.S. Armed Forces and law enforcement agencies, has joined MB2 Motorsports as an associate sponsor on the No. 01 U.S. Army Chevrolet driven by Joe Nemechek in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series.
According to the New England Journal of Medicine (Dec. 9, 2004), Wiley X ballistic eyewear is one of the main reasons for the decreasing amount of eye injuries suffered by soldiers.
Along with manufacturing high velocity eye armor for the military, Wiley X produces a line of specialty eyewear for the motorcycle, mountain/street bike, boating and fishing markets as well as a line of sophisticated sunglasses for both casual and active wear.
"To be a sponsor on the U.S. Army Nextel Cup racecar is a natural fit for us," said Myles Freeman, co-owner and vice president of sales for Wiley X Eyewear. "Since we manufacture the No. 1 tactical eyewear that U.S. Armed Forces prefer, we felt that this was an excellent opportunity to join the U.S. Army NASCAR team and assist in the recruitment process of future American heroes. It is also a great feeling knowing that we're supporting our troops who fight for our freedom every day. This is a proud moment in the rich history of Wiley X Eyewear."
Jay Frye, general manager of MB2 Motorsports, said that Wiley X Eyewear has been a welcome addition in more ways than one for the U.S. Army team.
"We are proud of our new affiliation with Wiley X Eyewear for two main reasons," said Frye. "First, it is a company that has dedicated itself in researching and producing an eyewear product that protects our troops. And secondly, the durability, the fit and ballistic protection of Wiley X Eyewear make it a perfect product for our pit crew members."
Wiley X Eyewear, based in Livermore, Calif., is privately owned by Myles Freeman Sr. and his two sons Myles and Dan. The company began manufacturing shatterproof eyewear in 1986 and has supplied more than one million frames to the U.S. Armed Forces. Wiley X also supplies eyewear to the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Military Special Forces. Some models of Wiley X Eyewear have been tested to withstand a 12-gauge shotgun blast from 10 yards away.
For additional information about Wiley X Eyewear and its products, search the company's web site at: www.wiley-x.com