01/27/13 10:22AM ChumpCar Races, circle track, dirt track, Optima Batteries, Racing

ChumpCar Has A New Sponsor!

Exciting ChumpNews!

Morgan Hill (CA) - ChumpCar International LLC (dba ChumpCar World Series) is extremely pleased to announce Optima Batteries, a division of Johnson Controls Inc., (Milwaukee, WI) has signed a multi-year agreement to be the worldwide Executive Sponsor of ChumpCar!

The new name of the series is the Optima Batteries / ChumpCar World Series... and here's the new look:

ChumpCar's relationship with Optima Batteries is an extremely strong and mutually supportive one. The agreement involves financial support, joint event and tradeshow engagements, co-marketing and public relations participation, advertising and media promotion, event naming rights, charitable program development, and Optima Batteries' product distribution to all ChumpCar participants! That's right! We're talking about Optima's world-famous Red-, Blue-, and Yellow-Top batteries... The Ultimate Power Source for the Ultimate Racing Series!

In addition to our new Executive Sponsor, the Optima Batteries / ChumpCar World Series is pleased to announce its current (and continually growing) lineup of Series Sponsors for the 2013 season!

The excitement continues to build around the Optima Batteries / ChumpCar World Series as it starts its 4th season of REAL, AFFORDABLE, COMPETITIVE international endurance racing. No gimmicks; no pranks. Just real racing, real tracks, real cheap cars! Highlighting the upcoming season is the 2013 Optima Batteries /ChumpCar World Series competition calendar - 43 events and 66 separate races throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

ChumpCar racing in 2013 will continue to feature such world-class facilities and tracks as Daytona International Speedway, Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway, Road America, Texas World Speedway, Virginia International Raceway, Portland International Raceway, Sebring International Raceway, Auto Club Speedway, Road Atlanta and many, many others - altogether, 36 separate tracks! Making their debut on the Optima/ChumpCar schedule are Watkins Glen International, Autodrome St. Eustache and Mosport Canadian Tire Raceway.

In addition to the full complement of 7-hour to 24-hour endurance races on the schedule, the ChumpCar World Series will be hosting four (4) Regional Chumpionship events at season-end, culminating in the determination our 2013 Regional Chumpion Teams.

Already recognized as the largest sports- and touring-car endurance road racing sanctioning body in the world, the Optima Batteries / ChumpCar World Series will be setting another international record in 2013 - the longest closed course endurance road race in North America... possibly the world! It all happens at Spokane Raceway, 5-7 July, when the Optima Batteries / ChumpCar World Series will host a non-stop, 36-hour endurance race.

Support our sponsors!

Check out each of these fantastic websites!

  • OMP Sport - www.OMPsport.com
    • The best driver safety gear on the planet
  • Bruce High Performance Transporters - www.brucetransporters.com
    • Trailers, awnings, graphics, trailer modifications - Bruce does it all!
  • Red Line Synthetic Oil - www.redlineoil.com
    • The very best lubricants you can buy. End of statement.
  • Frozen Rotors - www.frozenrotors.com
    • Race-ready brake rotors that will meet the ChumpCar challenge
  • Vick Racing Outfitters - www.vro.com
    • Safety gear, supplies, equipment, tools... every race starts at VRO.com
  • Cometic Gasket - www.cometic.com
    • Superior performance demands superior gaskets - Cometic Gaskets
  • Recaro - www.recaro-automotive.com
    • Innovation, engineering and safety in motorsports seating systems
  • Street Rate Parts - www.streetrateparts.com
    • Race gear, parts, assembly and fabrication services for Canadian racers
  • Roll Cage Components - www.rollcagecomponents.com
    • Quality roll cage kits that fit the first time
  • Golden State Foods - www.gsffoundation.org
    • Philanthropic endeavors for a better tomorrow
  • Stardeck Industries - www.stardeckrvs.com
    • Living-quarter redesigns & upgrades for motorhomes and trailers
  • Perry Performance & Competition - www.perryautolaval.com
    • Motorsports supplies for the Canadian motorsports market
  • AWOL Photo - www.awolphoto.com
    • ChumpCar's Official Event Photographer

More? Why, of course, there's always more! It's ChumpCar!

The Optima Batteries / ChumpCar World Series is pleased to announce the formation of the Optima Batteries / ChumpCar World Series International Ice Racing Series... an entirely new segment for ChumpCar!

Ice racing continues to be a great winter sport for those with frozen lakes and fast reflexes! From Coast-to-Coast, the new racing division of the Optima Batteries / ChumpCar World Series promises great times, great racing and really cold beer after the event!

Event rules will be posted on the Optima Batteries / ChumpCar World Series website. Event schedules will be based solely on safe ice conditions and all event news will be posted EXCLUSIVELY on the Optima Batteries / ChumpCar World Series membership Forum (http://forum.chumpcar.com/).

Endurance Racing... Ice Racing... Car Shows... World-class Tracks! It's going to be an amazing 2013 season!

All the fun begins at the inaugural Optima Batteries Grand Prix @ Road Atlanta on 9 February 2013!