Milwaukee, Wis., May 21, 2014…. Gardner Denver, Inc., a leading worldwide manufacturer of highly engineered compressors, blowers and pumps for industrial, medical, environmental, transportation, food and other industries, is counting down to the Saturday, June 21 NASCAR® Nationwide® Series race at Road America, The Gardner Denver 200 Fired Up by Johnsonville. Gardner Denver is the title sponsor of the race, taking place in Elkhart Lake, Wis., and broadcast live on ABC-TV.
The Gardner Denver 200 Fired Up by Johnsonville will feature a 50-lap format on Road America’s legendary four-mile, 14-turn road course. Race fans will have the opportunity to watch NASCAR’s future stars as they test their skills on one of the nation’s most storied circuits that separates the good from the great drivers. Positioned for a 2:06 p.m. CT start time, the featured event is slotted in between races from both the Pirelli World Challenge and the SCCA Trans-Am Series, providing fans with a full day of action-packed racing.
“Our exciting partnership with Road America allows us to promote Gardner Denver’s market-leading products and solutions on a unique platform, while showing support for our distributor network and our team of highly talented employees both locally in Milwaukee and at our manufacturing facility in Sheboygan, Wis., as well as around the world,” said Timothy W. Sullivan, President & Chief Executive Officer of Gardner Denver, Inc.
“This partnership is a natural fit; our compressors are used in NASCAR garages and pits, our pumps are used in the track-side emergency medical vehicles, and many of our customers are NASCAR and motorsports fans, who, like Gardner Denver, are fueled by innovation. We look forward to using the power of motorsports to raise recognition of Gardner Denver's best-in-class technologies to a whole new level," Sullivan added.
To build momentum for the race, the company will launch The Gardner Denver 200 website, www.gardnerdenver.com/gd200 on June 1, 2014. The Gardner Denver 200 website will feature everything fans need to know as they gear up for the race, such as information about ticket packages and additional weekend attractions including fan activities, camping and more. Advanced ticket pricing applies now through June 12, 2014, and children 12 and under are admitted free with an adult. Tickets can be purchased through the Road America website.
“We’re revving up for a tremendous weekend of racing that will bring NASCAR’s rising stars to Elkhart Lake, including Chase Elliott, Regan Smith and Elliott Sadler,” said George Bruggenthies, Road America President and General Manager. “Big screens, fan activities and great support races will create non-stop action at America’s National Park of Speed! Last year’s race provided fans with incredible drama and NASCAR fans truly relish Road America’s park-like atmosphere, plus the opportunity to enjoy many different vantage points around the track. We encourage all fans to come for the experience and stay for one of the best racing weekends in the country this summer.”
The ABC broadcast kicks off at 1:45 p.m. CT, with the green flag dropping at 2:06 p.m. CT Saturday, June 21 for The Gardner Denver 200 Fired Up by Johnsonville NASCAR Nationwide Series race. The race weekend begins with Pirelli World Challenge action on Friday, June 20, followed by more incredible door-to-door Pirelli World Challenge excitement on Saturday morning. SCCA Trans-Am series racing will round out the weekend on Saturday evening. Additional information can be found at www.roadamerica.com, or by calling 800-365-7223.
About Gardner Denver
Gardner Denver, Inc. is a leading worldwide manufacturer of highly engineered products, including compressors, liquid ring pumps and blowers for various industrial, medical, environmental, transportation and process applications, pumps used in the petroleum and industrial market segments and other fluid transfer equipment, such as loading arms and dry break couplers, serving chemical, petroleum and food industries. Gardner Denver is privately owned by affiliates of leading investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. For more information, please visit the company's website: www.gardnerdenver.com.