08.30.12 – Holmatro Incorporated, the global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality hydraulic products and rescue equipment, announced today that it has renewed its partnership with INDYCAR as the Official Rescue Tool Supplier for the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights through 2017.
Holmatro, which has provided trackside support at every IZOD IndyCar Series race since its January 1996 event at Walt Disney World Speedway, also has extended its entitlement sponsorship of the Holmatro Safety Team through the 2017 season.
"In announcing this continuation of our sponsorship with INDYCAR, Holmatro is excited about the direction and momentum that the series is taking forward," said William "Giff" Swayne, President, Holmatro, Inc. "We have been involved with the Safety Team since the very beginning in 1996, and over the past 16 years our relationship has continued to expand and grow with one common goal, the safety of the participants in the series. The members of the Holmatro Safety Team are not only the best at what they do, they are also great ambassadors for Holmatro. We look forward to participating in the growth and success that surely lies ahead for the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights."
The Holmatro Safety Team consists of two dozen safety personnel with a minimum of 14 attending each event — two trauma physicians, three paramedics and nine firefighters/EMTs. Team personnel have an average of 20 years of experience in their respective areas.
The team travels with four safety vehicles and brings the most sophisticated racing technologies with its state-of-the-art, high-performance Holmatro rescue equipment to each venue.
The Holmatro Safety Team continually evaluates its on-track procedures to be at the forefront of motorsports safety for participants and spectators. The team works in conjunction with safety personnel staffing each venue, including firefighters, ambulance and tow-truck providers and track maintenance crews.
"We take pride in our role as a leader in on-track safety in the motorsports community, and Holmatro's innovation and dedication to producing quality equipment will help the Holmatro Safety Team and INDYCAR remain at the forefront of motorsports safety," said Randy Bernard, CEO, INDYCAR.
The Holmatro Safety Team transporter, safety vehicles and crew members also will represent Holmatro at trade shows/conferences and during spectator access to the paddock at INDYCAR events. Holmatro's U.S. headquarters is in Glen Burnie, Md.