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