Spartanburg, SC , May 22 –(Motor Sports Newswire)- KYMCO USA, a longtime leader in quality, fuel-efficient scooters, motorcycles and ATVs has teamed up with the IndyCar Series, the premier open-wheel racing series in the United States, as an official partner. The multi-year partnership will make KYMCO the official scooter and off-road utility vehicle of the IndyCar Series. KYMCO will also have official status with Firestone Indy Lights, the premier ladder series for drivers and teams striving to compete in the IndyCar Series.
“We are extremely pleased to be involved in IndyCar Series racing,” said Eric Bondy, President of KYMCO USA. “It’s a thrilling form of American racing with an established fan base that is only getting bigger. This gives us an excellent opportunity to expose our brand to new customers around the country and throughout the world.”
“We couldn’t be more pleased to have a company like KYMCO come on board with the IndyCar Series,” said Greg Gruning, Vice President of Sales for the Indy Racing League. “KYMCO manufactures quality products that the IndyCar Series staff will rely on throughout the course of the IndyCar® Series season.”
Throughout 2009, fans will notice IndyCar Series personnel using KYMCO Super 8 150cc scooters and UXV 500 4X4 utility vehicles for various needs in and around the venues where the series races as well as at its headquarters in Indianapolis. With its aggressive sportbike looks, the Super 8 150 will be right at home at the track. It features a fuel-efficient 150cc, SOHC air-cooled engine, front disc brakes, and KYMCO’s popular CVT transmission. KYMCO 4×4 UXV 500 side-by-side utility vehicle provide a comfortable ride for driver and passenger, and the 420-pound capacity cargo bed is perfect for hauling parts.