New partner announcement for series uniforms

Design 500 Racewear Partners with the Trans-Am Series. LANSING, Mich. -- Noted driving suit and safety equipment manufacturer Design 500 Racewear has signed on as the "Official Uniform Supplier" of the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires...

Design 500 Racewear Partners with the Trans-Am Series.

LANSING, Mich. -- Noted driving suit and safety equipment manufacturer Design 500 Racewear has signed on as the "Official Uniform Supplier" of the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup. Series officials unveiled the new sponsorship during the Feb. 23 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in Florida, by wearing new blue and white uniforms supplied by the Seattle-based company.

"We are pleased to be able to join the Trans-Am Series family," said Design 500 Racewear President James Standley. "For the last 20 years, our company has prided itself on supplying the best safety equipment to many racers at all levels of the sport. The Trans-Am Series is the perfect platform for us to showcase what we think is the best line of driver safety equipment and team apparel."

With a motto of "Safety With Style," Design 500 Racewear driving suits feature the latest innovations in safety materials coupled with custom styling and fit that protects the driver and makes a bold visual statement for both sponsor and competitor.

In addition to using Nomex® fire-retardant fabrics, Design 500 Racewear was chosen to help develop the latest innovation in fire protection^ËCarbonX®. A carbon fiber derivative, CarbonX® gives superior protection from fire and heat, while offering unique wicking properties that keep the driver comfortable regardless of the length of the race or atmospheric conditions.

Design 500 driving suits and crew apparel are worn by Trans-Am Series champions Paul Gentilozzi and Scott Pruett, "King" of the World of Outlaws Steve Kinser, dirt late model legend Scott Bloomquist and many others.

Design 500 has won the Daytona 500 with driver Derrike Cope, sat on the front row of the Indianapolis 500 with Davey Jones, won the Knoxville Nationals with Kinser, won the Unlimited Hydroplane World Championship with Chip Hanauer and triumphed twice in midget racing's prestigious Chili Bowl Nationals with Dan Boorse.

Design 500 Racewear manufactures driving suits for auto racing and karting; crew apparel, CarbonX and Nomex underwear; socks and balaclavas; and custom gear bags. In addition, the company is an authorized dealer for Bell helmets, Crow Enterprizes safety harnesses, No Fear racing gloves and shoes; and Ringers' DriverX® CarbonX® gloves. For information, call Design 500 at (206) 447-9860; fax, (206) 447-0824; email, info@design500.com; or mail, 6333 First Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98108.

-scca pro racing/trans am-

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Derrike Cope , Scott Pruett , Paul Gentilozzi , Scott Bloomquist , Steve Kinser , Davy Jones