Media Release: Scott-Eklund Racing Secures TiAL Sport Backing For GRC Campaign
Texas Motor Speedway, Dallas - Thursday, June 7, 2012: Scott-Eklund Racing has secured vital support from American giant TiAL® Sport Inc. USA for the remainder of the 2012 Global Rallycross Championship (GRC).
Founded in Michigan in 1994, TiAL Sport is committed to manufacturing industry-leading turbo components to meet the harsh demands on and off the race track, and will back the new team, comprising Team Principal and lead driver Andy Scott and Technical Director Per Eklund, together with new driver signing Samuel Hübinette, for the remaining five GRC rounds.
The two Scott-Eklund Racing 600bhp, two-litre, 16 valve Saab 9-3s of Scott and Hübinette are already equipped with TiAL - Garret ball bearing turbos, so a partnership between GRC debutants Scott-Eklund Racing and TiAL Sport was a logical development.
Winner of the 2009 Outstanding Contribution Award and 2010 Distributor of the Year Award, awarded by Garrett Turbochargers, TiAL Sport boasts many high-performance products among its portfolio including wastegates, blow off valves, turbochargers, turbo components, and intercoolers, as well as being an authorised Garrett Performance distributor.
Announced on the eve of the second round of the Global Rallycross Championship, the inaugural Hoon KaboomTX event at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, the news adds further credence to the thriving privateer team as it goes head-to-head with major motor manufacturer-based teams vying for automatic entry into X Games Los Angeles 2012.
The GRC action is scheduled to start this evening (Thursday 7 June) with official practice at 20.30 (local time), followed by practice and seeding sessions from 10.00 on Friday, June 8. The Hoon KaboomTX race activity kicks off at 15.30 on Saturday, June 9.
Tickets for the June 9 event will include admission to both the Firestone 550 IndyCar Series Race and the Hoon KaboomTX Global Rallycross round priced at $35 plus taxes, or two for $49. To purchase tickets, call the Texas Motor Speedway ticket office at (817) 215-8500 or visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com/hoon.
Jake Niergarth, TiAL® Sport Inc. USA Marketing and Technical Manager:
“TiAL Sport is pleased to welcome Andy Scott, Per Eklund, Samuel Hübinette and the rest of the Scott-Eklund Racing team to its 2012 sponsorship lineup. After learning more about the Global Rallycross Championship race programme recently and the high level of professionalism it exhibited, it was an easy decision to give our full support to Scott-Eklund Racing. We wish them the best of luck in 2012!"
Andy Scott, Scott-Eklund Racing Team Principal & Driver:
“Here at Scott-Eklund Racing we are very pleased to be working with TiAL Sport. The company designs, engineers and manufactures high performance automotive products to the highest standard, which fits perfectly with the Scott-Eklund Racing ethos. Like TiAL we believe there is no room for compromise and on the track it is critical to the success of a team to have an innovative approach, which we feel TiAL offers. We believe they will deliver the highest level of product for us, and their support gives us great hope for future developments of the Saab 9-3.”
Per Eklund, Scott-Eklund Racing Technical Director:
“We currently use the TiAL - Garret ball bearing turbo on both our Saab 9-3s so naturally we are more than happy with the products TiAL supply. We take great pride in the preparation of our cars and TiAL has a great reputation for designing the best performance turbo charging systems in the world. We’re confident that this will allow us to achieve good results while the support of TiAL Sport will allow us to continue to establish ourselves as a front-running team amongst the manufacturer-based teams and build on the fourth and fifth places we achieved last time out.”
Scott-Eklund Racing Press Office:
Emma Spearing: +44 (0)7736 341828 |
Cathy Metcalfe: +44 (0)7802 332398 |