Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) January 30, 2013
CNC machine tool manufacturer Okuma America Corporation and Target Chip Ganassi Racing, Inc. have renewed their multi-year sponsorship agreement for the No. 9 and No. 10 Indy cars driven by Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti in the IZOD IndyCar Series and for the No. 01 Daytona Prototype driven by Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series.
The Indianapolis-based Chip Ganassi Racing teams utilize Okuma CNC machine tools and technology in their machine shop to produce parts and equipment that have contributed to 15 championships and more than 125 wins across Indy car and sports car racing.
Okuma President and COO, Jim King, noted, “Okuma produces high precision, premium CNC machine tools used in a variety of industries. It’s only natural that we partner with a winning team like Chip Ganassi Racing, Inc. Their desire to improve performance by leveraging top-quality personnel and equipment parallels our business philosophy and we hope to help them win races and championships.”
Grant Weaver, Team Manager – Shop Operations for Chip Ganassi Racing, stated, “Okuma’s commitment to excellence in their CNC machine tools has helped us produce championship winning products for our racecars. The productivity and accuracy levels that we are able to produce from the Okuma equipment have allowed us to manufacture extremely precise parts with finishes so exacting that we have been able to finish parts in house without having to use outside processes like grinding. We are very proud to have a partnership with a company that is as committed as us to building the best equipment possible.”
For more information, visit http://www.okuma.com/target-chip-ganassi-racing.
About Okuma America Corporation:
Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools and machining process optimization, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. The company is the industry’s only single-source provider, with the machine, control, drive and spindle all manufactured by Okuma. Along with its industry-leading distribution network (largest in the Americas), Okuma delivers an expansive breadth of products, technology strength and innovation, and deep service and support offerings that empower the customer. For more information, visit http://www.okuma.com.
About Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto racing industry for over 25 years and is considered one of the most successful as well as innovative owners the sport has anywhere in the world. Today his teams include three cars in the IZOD IndyCar Series, two cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and one Daytona Prototype in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series. Overall his teams have 15 championships and 151 victories, including four Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400 and five Rolex 24 At Daytonas. Ganassi boasts state-of-the-art race shop facilities in Indianapolis and Brownsburg, Ind. and Concord, N.C., with a corporate office in Pittsburgh, Penn. For more information log onto http://www.chipganassiracing.com