NASCAR Modified Tour Gets Safety Kleen Sponsorship
Press Release By: JASON CUNNINGHAM / NASCAR SERIES MEDIA
Photos By: DAVE DALESANDRO / RACERSGUIDE.COM
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – February 7, 2017– Safety-Kleen has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season opener on March 18 at Myrtle Beach Speedway.
The event, which will also feature NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action, will be the Performance Plus 300 presented by Safety-Kleen. Safety-Kleen has been an official partner of NASCAR since 2004.
The Performance Plus 150 will be the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour portion of the race event, and will be the first opportunity for fans to see the Northeast’s top modified teams compete against the South’s best under the unified tour banner.
Four-time Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby will lead a stout field that is expected to also include North Carolina’s Burt Myers, who won the Modified division title at Bowman Gray Stadium, the final NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship and the Southern Modified Racing Series title last year.
“We are excited about being able to open the season at Myrtle Beach,” said NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour director Jimmy Wilson. “The track has produced some great races over the years and is steeped in NASCAR tradition. To be able to have a company like Safety-Kleen support the tour as the sponsor for our season-opening event is a testament to the passion and following of our fans, and we look forward to an exciting event.”
The overall Performance Plus 300 will feature 300 combined laps of racing between six divisions, including the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, as well as the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model, Charger, Mini Stock, and Super Truck divisions, as well as Vintage Cars.
“We are excited and honored to be a part of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and to sponsor the race at Myrtle Beach Speedway,” said Safety-Kleen President David Vergo. “Our Performance Plus lubricants are known for their high-quality, high-performance oil formulations, so the brand is a perfect fit to sponsor this outstanding inaugural event.”
For the first time the North and South NASCAR Modified Tour will compete together giving fans the opportunity to see the best of the best at Myrtle Beach Speedway.
“When I committed to NASCAR that we would host the season opener for the very first Whelen Modified Tour race at Myrtle Beach Speedway, I reached out to Safety-Kleen,” said Robert Lutz, president and CEO of Myrtle Beach Speedway. “I am a big supporter of green alternatives and products that can help us meet our sustainability goals and Safety-Kleen helps get us there. We were able to put a package together that was a perfect fit for Performance Plus Lubricants. I am proud to be hosting the Performance Plus 300 presented by Safety-Kleen and seeing the best Modified racers battle it out at Myrtle Beach.”