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Rockford Fosgate Gets Sideways!

19 years, 3 months ago Tempe, AZ

This week Rockford Fosgate finalized an agreement with Slipstream Global Marketing to become the official audio supplier of the Formula Drift Series. As part of this sponsorship Rockford Fosgate will be exhibiting at all six of the series events in 2005:
• April 16th - New Jersey
• May 7th - Atlanta
• June 11th - Houston
• July 9th - Sonoma
• August 6th - Chicago
• August 28th – California

The Rockford Fosgate booth will include product displays and the latest award-winning demo vehicle. The Rockford Fosgate event team will be on site to field questions from consumers as well. Drifting is all about car control. Getting sideways but maintaining full control over the car through a set course. Points are awarded based on entry speed, drift angle and style. The field is rounded down through process of single elimination. The top drivers then go head to head in a tandem drift with both drivers taking to the course in a lead-follow format. The winner moves on and the loser goes back to the pits. Zach Luke, Rockford Fosgate Mobile Marketing Manager stated, “True to the game… Formula D brings drifting and the import motorsport culture to the streets of the U.S., this is the real deal…these F&^%$!S get down…it’s one of those things…if you don’t live it stay at home on your couch!” Ryan Sage from Slipstream Global Marketing adds, “We are extremely excited to have Rockford Fosgate back on as sponsors of Formula D. They stepped up to sponsor the series and we feel their support has contributed to the reason the series has been a success.”

Rockford also plans to sponsor the premier US drift team, Drift Alliance featuring JR Gitten, Chris Forsberg, Ryan Hampton and Tony Angelo. This will help to activate the series sponsorship giving the fans in the stands a kick ass team to cheer for – all wearing Rockford Fosgate gear! Rockford Fosgate plans to bring their dealers into the mix as well with the overall goal of getting local dealers in the cars for the “sideways” ride of their life. Additionally, Rockford Fosgate will help promote local dealers at the track. For more information please visit… Rockford Fosgate is a division of Rockford Corporation in Tempe, Ariz., a publicly traded company under the NASDAQ stock symbol ROFO. Company websites can be viewed at and

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).