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Ventrilo Expands Relationship With Germain Racing: Adds Two More Races
2009-06-30

VENTRILO EXPANDS RELATIONSHIP WITH GERMAIN RACING. ADDS TWO MORE NASCAR RACES IN 2009

 

Mooresville, N.C. – June 30, 2009 – Ventrilo, a product of Flagship Industries and the premier group voice communications program used in internet-based tournaments and multiplayer games, announced today that it has expanded its primary sponsorship of the No. 30 Ventrilo Tundra to include O'Reilly Raceway Park (Indianapolis, IN) as well as the previously scheduled Bristol Motor Speedway (Bristol, TN) and Gateway International Raceway (Madison, IL) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.  In addition, Ventrilo will be the primary sponsor this weekend at Daytona International Speedway (Daytona Beach, FL) for Germain Racing’s No. 15 Ventrilo Toyota Camry driven by Iowa-native Michael Annett.

 

“As a racing enthusiast, I am thrilled to expand our partnership with Germain Racing this season,” said Brian Knapp, president, Flagship Industries. “This sponsorship has been the perfect means to expand awareness of the Ventrilo brand beyond the traditional user in the online computer gaming industry.”

 

Adding the Indianapolis Truck Series race to the Ventrilo sponsorship schedule gives Ventrilo four races as primary sponsor of the No. 30 Ventrilo Tundra, with the added bonus of being the primary sponsor of Germain Racing’s No. 15 Ventrilo Camry at the biggest venue on the NASCAR schedule, Daytona International Speedway.

 

“It was great working with Brian Knapp and Ken Griffith at Kansas Speedway when we kicked off our relationship with Ventrilo. We were able to increase awareness of the Ventrilo brand with NASCAR fans,” said Mike Hillman Jr., crew chief for Todd Bodine and rear tire changer for the No. 15 Ventrilo Camry.  “Flagship is headquartered outside of St. Louis, so adding Indianapolis gives them another race very near home. Germain Racing has been to victory lane at Daytona and Gateway and we’ve had very strong performances with the No. 30 Tundra at Bristol. Michael Annett has been to victory lane at Daytona and its sister track, Talladega. We’re looking forward to turning this on-track success into brand marketing success for Ventrilo.”

 

Ventrilo Tundra driver Todd Bodine has enjoyed two wins this season, including kicking off 2009 with a repeat win at Daytona International Speedway which stretched his superspeedway winning streak to four consecutive races. Bodine then became the first Truck Series driver with five wins at a Truck Series track when he and Germain Racing continued their dominance at Texas Motor Speedway, bringing their total win count at Texas to six – five of which belong to Bodine.

 

“I’m very excited about our expanded relationship with Ventrilo and Flagship Industries,” said Bodine who is currently fourth in the Truck Series championship standings after eleven of 25 races. “The No. 30 Ventrilo Tundra was a great truck at Kansas, unfortunately, we spent most of that race putting the truck back together after we crashed. We were able to get the Ventrilo name out to NASCAR fans and I am looking forward to having Ventrilo with us at O’Reilly Raceway Park, Bristol and Gateway.”

 

The No. 15 Ventrilo Camry will feature NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year contender Michael Annett behind the wheel. Nationwide Series champion crew chief and Germain Racing’s general manager, Mike Hillman Sr., will call the shots from pit road.

 

Annett has two wins on superspeedways including one at Daytona (2008) and one at Talladega Superspeedway (2007) in the ARCA RE/MAX Series.

 

Look for the No. 15 Ventrilo Camry at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night, July 3rd. Tune in to ESPN or ESPN - HD to see the action. Germain Racing’s No. 30 Ventrilo Tundra team has collected 17 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victories and four pole awards.  The Ventrilo Tundra debuted at Kansas Speedway and races next at O’Reilly Raceway Park on July 24th, followed by Bristol Motor Speedway on August 19th and Gateway International Raceway on September 2nd.

 

About Germain Racing:

Germain Racing is located in Mooresville, N.C. The race team has collected 18 wins, six pole awards and one championship in four full-time seasons of Camping World Truck Series competition, along with four consecutive top-five points finishes. In 2008, Germain Racing added a full-time NNS team to its ranks, earning an eighth-place points finish in the team’s first full-time season in NNS. To put your company’s marketing efforts into high-gear, visit www.germainracing.com to learn about becoming a Germain Racing sponsor.

 

About Flagship Industries:

Flagship Industries Inc, located in Maryville, Illinois, was founded in 2003 to pursue the development and marketing of the Ventrilo product line which was originally started in the spring of 1999. Due to its superior sound quality, reliability, scalability, user interface and ever evolving feature set, Ventrilo has become the preferred group communications tool. Ventrilo 3.0.0 is the next evolutionary step of Voice over IP (VoIP) group communications software. Ventrilo is also the industry standard by which all others measure themselves as they attempt to imitate its features. More information can be found at www.ventrilo.com.

 

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