Stratco to sponsor Kelly Racing

STRATCO TEAMS UP WITH KELLY RACING FOR 2010 SEASON Kelly Racing has announced that Stratco will sponsor the team's ...


Kelly Racing has announced that Stratco will sponsor the team's #16 entry for the rest of the 2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series season.

Former Bathurst winners Todd and Rick Kelly helped Tony Ricciardello, driver of the #16 Stratco Holden Commodore, unveil the team's new red and white Stratco Racing livery at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne today.

Shane Jones, National Marketing Manager for Stratco, said that the company's new relationship with Kelly Racing was a perfect fit.

"Both Stratco and Kelly Racing are family companies that pride themselves on hard work and engineering excellence," said Jones.

"Countless V8 Supercar fans would no doubt work on their own car inside a Stratco garage, host a Bathurst barbeque underneath a Stratco Outback verandah or continue the age-old Holden versus Ford debate with their neighbour while leaning over a Stratco fence.

"The V8 Supercar Championship Series is a hugely-popular national sport and we are extremely excited to be teaming with Kelly Racing to take our brand and product range to people right around Australia as well as internationally."

Stratco is an Australian-owned retailer and manufacturer of building and hardware solutions, supplying its quality product range to consumers and the trade across the country.

Stratco has state of the art manufacturing facilities in all mainland states of Australia along with a network of over 40 home improvement stores throughout Australia and New Zealand.

With over 60 years experience in the building and home renovation markets, Stratco has become one of the largest producers and marketers of quality building and home improvement products in Australia and is actively pursuing a place on the world stage.

Team co-owner Todd Kelly said that he was excited that a building and home improvement company as respected and well-renowned as Stratco has joined Kelly Racing, which is in its second year of operation in 2010.

"A little over a year ago we were putting the finishing touches on Kelly Racing's new headquarters and right now I'm actually building a new home of my own, so I'm already exploring the building solutions that Stratco has to offer," said Todd Kelly.

"We are already getting along really well with everyone at Stratco, they are a great fit for Kelly Racing and we look forward to representing them to the best of our abilities for the rest of 2010."

Tony Ricciardello, driver of the #16 Stratco Holden Commodore, was excited to debut the new livery this weekend in what is the Adelaide-based company's first major sponsorship in Australian sport.

"The new Stratco Racing Commodore looks sensational," said Ricciardello.

"The entire team is really excited to have Stratco onboard and we will be working hard to repay their faith in us.

"I'm quite proud to be representing the Stratco brand in 2010 and we are all determined to continue to put in the hard yards and work on doing our best for them, starting this weekend at the Grand Prix in Melbourne."

Kelly Racing also acknowledges the support of Super-Max Razors, which backed the #16 entry for the first three events of the 2010 season and continues on in its first season as a major backer of the team's Jack Daniel's Racing squad.

-source: kelly racing

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Series Supercars
Drivers Rick Kelly , Todd Kelly , Tony Ricciardello