Rockford Fosgate and Legendary Driver Paul Tracy Team Up for 2011-2012 Racing Season
Rockford Fosgate, the industry leader in high-performance car audio systems, is joining forces with legendary racer Paul “PT” Tracy. Considered one of the most successful open wheel drivers in North America, Tracy will debut the Rockford Fosgate logo at the 100th anniversary of the famed Indy500 on Sunday, May 29, 2011 while piloting the #23 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing entry.
"Paul embodies the Rockford Fosgate lifestyle," said Bill Jackson, CEO and president of Rockford Corporation. "He leads an active life, enjoys music and all things motorized. We’re excited to have Paul in the Rockford Fosgate family."
Tracy will sport the Rockford Fosgate logo during the Indy 500 and five other races during the remainder of the IRL season. Off the track, he'll enjoy a full throttle music experience in his high performance vehicles, which will be outfitted with Rockford Fosgate sound systems.
"I'm really excited to partner with such a great audio brand like Rockford Fosgate and look forward to supporting all of their products this season," said Tracy. "I've been a fan of their high-performance equipment for some time now, and I'm honored they would allow me to be their brand ambassador in motorsports. I look forward to outfitting my classic '64 Riviera and '51 Mercury with some of the coolest Rockford Fosgate car audio amps and speakers."
Tracy's high level of energy and enthusiasm serve him well on the track. Now in his 21st season of open-wheel racing, Tracy has earned an impressive record. He was named 2003 Champ Car Champion, was listed among the Top10 in almost every statistical category, including 31 Wins, and captured 25 Poles (9th all-time). He has also served as a TV commentator and star in various automotive TV shows.
Finishing 16th in his first event of the season at The Grand Prix of Long Beach, Tracy will compete for Dragon Racing at Texas, Toronto, Edmonton, Sonoma and Las Vegas.
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About Rockford Corporation Setting the standard for excellence in the audio industry, the Rockford Corporation markets and distributes high-performance audio systems for the mobile audio aftermarket and OEM market. Headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., Rockford Corporation is a publicly traded company and distributes its products under six brands: Rockford Fosgate®, Rockford Acoustic Design®, Lightning Audio®, Brax™, Helix™ and Renegade®. For more information, please visit: www.rockfordfosgate.com, www.rockfordacousticdesign.com, www.lightningaudio.com, www.braxhifi.com, www.helixhifi.com and www.renegadecaraudio.com.
About Dragon Racing Dragon Racing is an IndyCar race team, owned by Jay Penske. Originally named Luczo Dragon Racing, it was started by Penske and Steve Luczo, the Chairman and CEO of Seagate Technologies. The team debuted in 2007 at the Indianapolis 500 with Ryan Briscoe at the wheel and finished fifth. In 2009 the team won rookie of the year with Driver Raphael Matos piloting thecar. In 2011 the team has Paul Tracy running select races and will field two cars in the Indy 500. For more information contact: [email protected].
About Rockford Fosgate
Setting the standard for excellence in the audio industry, Rockford Corporation markets high-performance audio systems under the brand Rockford Fosgate® for the mobile, motorsport, and marine audio aftermarket and OEM market. Headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., Rockford Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: PATK).