Wayne Taylor Racing Chooses Petrol Eyewear

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Petrol's Polarized Driving Sunglasses are on the Track as Team Prepares for the Prestigious Rolex 24 At Daytona

Clearly the team at Petrol understands what's important to motoring enthusiasts, and they have delivered it in their eyewear line.

As Wayne Taylor Racing (WTR) gears up for the 47th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona--the opening race of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series 2009 season--its team drivers, mechanics and pit crew are doing so in Petrol Eyewear's premium driving sunglasses. A 2009 sponsor of WTR, Petrol Eyewear has equipped every member of the team with its polarized driving sunglasses, including veteran drivers Wayne Taylor and Max Angelelli, who--along with Brian Frisselle and Pedro Lamy--will pilot the No. 10 SunTrust Racing Ford Dallara during the classic endurance race January 24-25.

Petrol Eyewear will also be seen on IndyCar phenom Ryan Briscoe, who is returning to endurance racing and the Rolex 24 At Daytona as a driver for Penske Racing.

Now available at http://www.petroleyewear.com and select retail locations, the Petrol line features a mix of high-performance Grilamid/plastic frames along with metal and ultra-light titanium models, suitable for a variety of sport and leisure activities. What truly sets Petrol apart, however, is its focus on lens quality. Most styles feature the company's signature Repelium7 lens--a multi-layer, injected polarized polycarbonate with an ultra-slick surface that resists scratches, smudges, oils, water, fogging and fingerprints. Inside the lens, an anti-reflective coating eliminates eye strain-inducing "bounce-back" glare. Petrol light filtering technology provides 100% protection from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays--absorption to 400 nanometers--while built-in blue light suppression sharpens the wearer's vision while protecting the eyes from damaging, high-intensity visible light. Optically correct and distortion-free, Petrol Repelium lenses are individually cast and vacuum-coated in France and Italy.

"These are excellent sunglasses," said Wayne Taylor, a two-time champion at Daytona who functions as owner and occasional driver for SunTrust Ford Dallara of Wayne Taylor Racing. "Clearly the team at Petrol understands what's important to motoring enthusiasts, and they have delivered it in their eyewear line."

Petrol driving sunglasses range in price from $120-200 USD and carry a one-year warranty.

About Petrol Eyewear
Established in 2007, Petrol Eyewear is a manufacturer of premium quality polarized driving sunglasses. Headquartered in Huntington Beach, Calif., Petrol is a subsidiary of TSW, a leading producer of alloy wheels with a 30-year history of incorporating race-inspired technology into everyday driving. Developed by automotive enthusiasts and endorsed by professional race car drivers, Petrol offers superior optics designed to increase depth perception, sharpen vision, reduce eye fatigue, and protect the wearer from harmful UV and high-intensity visible light.


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