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U.S. AutoForce Sponsors Indy Car In Road America Race


Appleton, Wis.  (August 5, 2015) – U.S. AutoForce®, a division of U.S. Venture announced today that it will be aprimary sponsor for the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase and the Team Michael Shank No. 60  P2 car at the legendary Road America circuit this weekend.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have U.S. AutoForce on board with us at Road America,” said Team Owner Mike Shank. “They are a big supporter of the Continental Tire brand, as are we, so it’s a natural fit for us as a team. We’ve had two podium finishes there in the past three years. This year we’ll be at the track for the first time with our P2 car. We’re really looking forward to this collaboration with U.S. AutoForce.”

Continental Tire, a key strategic partner and premium brand distributed by U.S. AutoForce, is not only the tire of choice for the TUDOR Championship prototype teams, but also the headlining sponsor of the Road America event. “This is an ideal sponsorship opportunity for us. We have many dealers who love racing, selling Continental tires and buying from U.S. AutoForce. We’re confident of a victory for the Michael Shank racing team and his U.S. AutoForce sponsored car!” said Director of Marketing, U.S. AutoForce Steve Demsien.

With three podium finishes already this year for Michael Shank Racing and its drivers John Pew and Ozz Negri, the team aims to bring U.S. AutoForce to victory lane in Sunday’s 2 hour, 40 minute race.

The sponsorship on the No. 60 prototype race will run in conjunction with the U.S. Venture Open charitable golf event held the Wednesday after the Road America race. U.S. Venture, Inc. is the parent company of U.S. AutoForce. The U.S. Venture Open is Northeast Wisconsin’s single largest one-day philanthropic event dedicated entirely to fighting poverty. This year it celebrates its 30th anniversary and since its inception has raised over $25 million for the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs.

The Continental Tire Road Race Showcase event kicks off at Road America on Friday, August 9 for official practice.