Ventrilo Sponsors No.15 Camry at Gateway International Raceway



Mooresville, N.C. – July 15, 2009 – Ventrilo, a product of Flagship Industries and the premier group voice communications program used in internet-based tournaments and multiplayer games, announced last week that they will be the presenting sponsor for the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 presented by Ventrilo at Gateway International Raceway on July 18, 2009.  To complement the presenting race sponsorship, Ventrilo is proud to announce the sponsorship of Germain Racing’s No. 15 Ventrilo Camry which will be driven by Michael Annett in Saturday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race. This will be the second time Ventrilo has been on board the No. 15 Ventrilo Camry this season; the first was at Daytona International Speedway (Daytona Beach, FL) on July 3, 2009.


“As a long time race fan, I’m excited to expand our continuing partnership with Germain Racing,” said Brian Knapp, president, Flagship Industries.  “This is the perfect avenue to expand awareness of the Ventrilo brand beyond the traditional user in the online computer gaming industry.”


This spring, Ventrilo embarked on a growing NASCAR sponsorship program. The St. Louis area-based company announced sponsorship of Germain Racing’s No. 30 Ventrilo Tundra driven by Todd Bodine for three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races – Kansas Speedway (Kansas City, KS), Bristol Motor Speedway (Bristol, TN) and Gateway International Raceway. Since the announcement in April, Ventrilo has added sponsorship of the No. 30 Ventrilo Tundra at O’Reilly Raceway Park (Indianapolis , IN), the No. 15 Ventrilo Camry at Daytona and presenting sponsorship of the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Gateway to the company’s expanding sponsorship program.


“Watching Brian Knapp grow more and more excited about the branding opportunities available to Ventrilo with Germain Racing has been a great pleasure.  We kicked off our relationship with Ventrilo in the Truck Series at Kansas Speedway, and we enjoyed giving them a great race at Daytona with the No. 15 Ventrilo Camry.  Everyone at Germain Racing is looking forward to running the Ventrilo Camry at Gateway, a track where our team has a strong record of success,” said Mike Hillman Sr., general manager of Germain Racing and crew chief for Iowa-native Michael Annett and the No. 15 Ventrilo Camry. 


Ventrilo Camry driver Michael Annett is in his rookie year driving in NASCAR’s second-highest division. Annett has earned wins in the ARCA RE/MAX Series and has enjoyed some very strong runs in the No. 15 Camry this season.


“It was a great opportunity to have Ventrilo as a sponsor on the hood of our No. 15 Toyota Camry at Daytona, and I’m looking forward to having their support this weekend at Gateway as well,” said Annett. “As a competitor in the Nationwide Series, it’s always exciting to have the involvement of a new sponsor in our division, both on our No. 15 Ventrilo Camry and as a presenting sponsor of the race. With the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 presented by Ventrilo being a non-companion Nationwide Series event, this should really give Ventrilo and our No. 15 Germain Racing team a chance to shine.”


Look for the No. 15 Ventrilo Camry at Gateway International Raceway on Saturday night, July 18, 2009. Tune in to ESPN 2 at 9:30 PM Eastern to see the action.


Ventrilo will next be on track with Germain Racing’s No. 30 Ventrilo Tundra on Friday night, July 24th at O’Reilly Raceway Park, followed by Bristol Motor Speedway on August 19th and Gateway International Raceway on September 12th.


About Germain Racing:

Germain Racing is located in Mooresville, N.C. The race team debuted in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2004 and 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 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




3D Rendering of the Ventrilo No.15 Camry by Germain Racing. Click the image for larger version.




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