MIAMI, Fla. [January 26, 2016] – The Trans Am Race Company (TARC) has announced that K1 RaceGear will serve as the Official Safety Gear Supplier of the Trans Am Series, presented by Pirelli, in its upcoming 2017 season.
“K1 is proud to be named the ‘Official Safety Gear Supplier’ to the Trans Am Series,” said JR Twedt, General Manager, K1 RaceGear. “K1 was founded on the principle of providing the highest quality safety products at price points that keep our core customers - grassroots racers - budgets and safety top of mind. In partnering with Trans Am Series, we look to offer full-service safety solutions to race competitors, track officials and safety workers with our high-quality products."
The program will see all Series Officials sporting new K1-produced uniform shirt and a contingency program instituted for participating drivers finishing fourth and up across all Trans Am classes throughout the 2017 season.
“We look forward to working with K1 to ensure the safety of all Trans Am participants,” said John Clagett, President of TARC. “They’ve put together an encompassing program that delivers incredible value to a multitude of Trans Am stakeholders. The Series, its competitors and staff are all appreciative of K1’s efforts; and we look forward to seeing their gear throughout the paddock.”
In addition, K1 will extend a 20 percent “racer discount” extended to Series Officials and Series Participants for select safety gear and is in the process of establishing a sales presence within the Trans Am paddock.
Trans Am will kick-off its 51st season on March 4-5 at Sebring International Raceway. With the addition of the Trans Am West Coast Championship, Trans Am will host 17 individual events across the continental United States.
About K1 RaceGear:
Founded in 2003, K1 RaceGear was born with the philosophy of offering products to our customers that we ourselves would be proud to use. At K1 RaceGear, we are racers ourselves, and we understand the value of buying quality racing products at a reasonable price. K1 RaceGear provides FIA- and SFI-certified racing equipment, including racing shoes, suits, driving gloves, helmets and more, to racers of all ages at a great value.
About the Trans Am Series, presented by Pirelli:
The Trans Am Series, presented by Pirelli, began igniting the passion of motorsports fans across the world in 1966 and has been home to some of the greatest names in road racing. Today, Trans Am continues to honor its legacy, while challenging the status quo in racing, through meaningful racing platforms and a driver-oriented focus. The Trans Am Series is operated by The Trans Am Race Company, LLC (TARC), and oversees the management and marketing of the Trans Am Series, presented by Pirelli. SCCA Pro Racing sanctions Trans Am events and provides operations services to the Series.
Defending Champions include: Amy Ruman (TA), Tony Buffomante (TA2), Randy Mueller (TA3) and Ernie Francis, Jr. (TA4).