The Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda has announced that Sunoco – the Official Fuel Partner of INDYCAR – has entered into a multi-year relationship with the series to become the Official Fuel Supplier beginning with the seven-event, 14-race 2013 season.
Sunoco began its association in motorsports during the mid-1960s and has grown into a powerhouse, supplying its premium racing fuel to more than 500 race tracks and 50 racing series in the United States including also NASCAR and GRAND-AM.
“Sunoco has a tremendous footprint in motorsports and we are excited to have them as a partner,” said Dan Andersen, Owner and CEO of Andersen Promotions, the series promoter. “They have set the benchmark with their high-quality racing fuels, and their relationship with INDYCAR provides the perfect synergy for our series to align and welcome them as our fuel supplier. The additional activation around our program that Sunoco will be providing greatly enhances our partnership and will offer additional exposure for our series and competitors.”
Sunoco’s off-track support of USF2000 will include credit card mailing inserts, social media, custom messaging on gosunoco.com
and radio spots during INDYCAR race broadcasts.
“Developing successful relationships with grassroots motorsports has been our business model for as long as we have been manufacturing our industry standard products,” stated Rob Marro, Sunoco Race Fuels General Manager. “It has been these types of partnerships that have not only assisted in paving the way for the stars of tomorrow, but it has also allowed us to earn the confidence of the top tier series such as INDYCAR, NASCAR and GRAND-AM. Our dedication to quality products and diverse marketing activation capabilities allow us to distinguish ourselves in our industry.”
Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., Sunoco has been a leader in supplying quality products to consumers and industry for over 120 years. It markets its brand of gasoline through 4,900 retail outlets in 23 states and operates nearly 400 APlus convenience stores.
The Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda season will open with the 61st running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida on March 14/15. The pair of races at Sebring International Raceway will be in support of the American Le Mans Series. The 2013 schedule will see the series expand into three new markets with events at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif., and two street circuit venues in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and at Reliant Park in Houston, Texas.
The series preseason Cooper Tires Winterfest Championship – a six-race mini-series – will take place at Sebring on February 5-6 and Palm Beach International Raceway on February 9-10.