May 19, 2016 // Franchising.com // Tucson, AZ, USA – Pirtek Palo Verde in Tucson is now sponsoring Tucson Speedway, a local venue for NASCAR races. As part of the sponsorship, Pirtek provides and maintains hoses in an official capacity for the raceway.
Matt Mejia, operations manager, said the sponsorship is part of the Service & Supply Center’s outreach and commitment to the community. “Tucson is a vibrant business community,” Mejia said. “Everybody knows everybody, and people like the racing scene here. This sponsorship is a perfect fit.”
Pirtek is the only franchise of its kind in the United States, providing hydraulic and industrial hose replacement sales and services. There are 57 Pirtek Service & Supply Centers and a fleet of Mobile Service Vehicles throughout the United States. Globally, Pirtek has more than 400 locations and 2,000 Mobile Service Vehicles in 23 countries around the world.
Built in 1968, Tucson Speedway features NASCAR competition throughout the year. Races are televised. The International Speedway Corp. bought the venue in 1982 and paved the racing surface in 1993.
In exchange for its sponsorship as the official hose provider, the raceway has placed a large Pirtek-branded banner under its scoreboard.
Mejia said the sponsorship is consistent with Pirtek’s support of Pirtek Team Murray, which includes IndyCar driver Matt Brabham, and the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation – established in honor of the famed American Sniper. “Since we’re sponsoring this activity at the corporate level, we thought this would be a good fit getting into the races here,” Mejia said.
Brabham, grandson of triple Formula 1 World Champion, Sir Jack Brabham, is driving the Pirtek Team Murray IndyCar in front of an estimated 350,000 spectators. It will be the 100th running of the Indy 500, which is the world’s biggest single-day sporting event.
Pirtek is the fluid transfer solutions leader in sales and service and the only franchise of its kind in the United States. Pirtek boasts more than 400 Service & Supply Centers in 23 countries around the world, and has more than 30 years of experience in the hydraulic and industrial hose replacement field. Powered by an industry-leading approach to sales and service and backed by a corporate center passionate about its franchisees and customers, Pirtek offers unmatched service and logistics. For additional information about Pirtek USA, visit http://www.Pirtekusa.com.
PR on behalf of Pirtek USA