Diehard Named Official Trans-AM Battery

SOURCE: SCCA DIEHARD NAMED OFFICIAL BATTERY OF THE NTB TRANS-AM SERIES AND THE SPORTS CAR CLUB OF AMERICA Englewood, colo. (March 3, 1998)—Making a return to its racing roots, DieHard—America's most preferred batter y—has...

SOURCE: SCCA

DIEHARD NAMED OFFICIAL BATTERY OF THE NTB TRANS-AM SERIES AND THE SPORTS CAR CLUB OF AMERICA

Englewood, colo. (March 3, 1998)—Making a return to its racing roots, DieHard—America's most preferred batter y—has been named the official battery of the NTB Trans-Am Series and the Sports Car Club of America.

DieHard made its racing debut in 1969 as an integral component of Roger Penske's championship-winning Trans-Am Chevrolet Camaro, driven by the legendary Mark Donohue.

As official battery of America's road racing muscle car championship, the NTB Trans-Am Series, DieHard will offer contingency awards for competitors using the DieHard, with $1,500 posted for each race and $3,500 offered in year-end awards.

"We welcome the return of DieHard to the NTB Trans-Am Series," said John Clagett, SCCA Pro Racing Vice President, Marketing Communication. "The long, successful history of DieHard batteries in racing parallels that of the Trans-Am. With the rebirth of the NTB Trans-Am Series in 1998 it is only fitting that DieHard returns this season to the series where its racing success began."

As official battery of the SCCA, Diehard will also offer a contingency program for SCCA amateur racers, posting $900 in awards per class for the 1998 SCCA Valvoline Runoffs.

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Roger Penske , Mark Donohue