(TOLEDO, Ohio – January 14, 2016) – Officials from the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) and ATI Performance Products announced today that ATI has renewed its ARCA Racing Series Performance Partners Program sponsorship for 2016.
“We are pleased to welcome ATI and their Super Damper products back to the ARCA family of corporate partners for 2016,” said Mark Gundrum, Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Partnerships for ARCA. “When we partnered with Ilmor to build the next generation ARCA power plant, our first and only call for a Harmonic Balancer was to ATI for the Super Damper.”
ATI Performance Products is one of the leading manufacturers of high-performance auto aftermarket components worldwide, from oval track stock car racing, to road racing, to drag racing. This past season, the ATI Super Damper was on 34 teams’ engines built by Ilmor Engineering, Inc., and Super Damper equipped engines won 20 out of 20 races.
“After an extremely successful roll out of the ARCA Ilmor 396 engine that carries our ATI Super Damper, we felt that continuing our partnership with the series, and ultimately the teams was very beneficial,” said ATI Chief Operating Officer and Head of Damper Development JC Beattie Jr. “The ARCA Racing Series offers the final stepping stone for the grassroots racers to make their way to the pinnacle of the circle track racing ladder. ATI Performance Products is proud to be associated with that along the way.”
ATI will once again post per-race contingency awards and a year-end award during the 2016 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season.
The 2016 season begins with ARCA open testing at Daytona on January 15 and 16, with live timing and scoring featured at arcaracing.com each day, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. The 53rd annual Lucas Oil 200 on February 13 is live on FOX Sports 1, and serves as the show opener for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited Saturday night following the ARCA race.
About Automobile Racing Club of America:
The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA / CRA Super Series, the ARCA Midwest Tour and the ARCA Truck Series, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.