EnerSys® (NYSE:ENS), the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications and the manufacturer of ODYSSEY® batteries, is pleased to become the official battery partner of NASCAR Racing Experience (NRE), the leading experiential racing company in North America. As part of this exclusive agreement, NRE will power its racing vehicles with ODYSSEY® batteries, engineered with Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) technology, to deliver virtually maintenance-free and long-lasting power. In addition, a fully ODYSSEY® battery branded race car will be featured at one of the nation’s premier speedways, Charlotte Motor Speedway (Concord, North Carolina), and available for customers to ride during a timed NRE racing session.
“Our partnership with NASCAR Racing Experience will help ensure that enthusiasts will have a high-performing, reliable battery for their once-in-a-lifetime driving experience at a track of their choice,” said Alan Kohler, Marketing Manager at EnerSys. “ODYSSEY® batteries are uniquely designed to deliver the power and durability to withstand the rigors of the speedway, as well as the dependability and longevity consumers expect for their drive to work or vacation.”
ODYSSEY® batteries provide deep cycle reserve power and maximum cranking power, with engine cranking pulses up to 2,700 amps for five seconds, which is double that of equally sized conventional lead acid batteries. The rugged, Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) construction and non-spillable design of ODYSSEY® batteries protect against high-impact shock and mechanical vibration, helping to provide longer service life.
“ODYSSEY® batteries reinforce our confidence that we’re providing a racing experience that is safe, reliable and exciting,” said Kurt Weinhardt, Chief Revenue Officer at NASCAR Racing Experience. “Racing is available throughout the year, so our partnership with ODYSSEY® Battery ensures that the driver can concentrate on the speedway without concerns of extreme temperature conditions brought on by changes in the season or the performance of the car. We are certain that our relationship will enhance this experience for drivers well into the future.”
Backed by an industry-leading warranty, ODYSSEY® batteries feature a three- to 10-year service life and a two-year storage life at 77°F (25°C).
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EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes energy systems solutions and motive power batteries, specialty batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Energy Systems, which combine enclosures, power conversion, power distribution and energy storage, are used in the telecommunication, broadband and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies and numerous applications. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other industrial electric powered vehicles requiring stored energy solutions. Specialty batteries are used in aerospace and defense applications, large over-the-road trucks, premium automotive, medical and security systems applications. EnerSys also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers in over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world. With the recent NorthStar acquisition, EnerSys has solidified its position as the market leader for premium Thin Plate Pure Lead batteries, which are sold across all three lines of business. More information regarding EnerSys can be found at www.enersys.com.
ABOUT NASCAR RACING EXPERIENCE
NASCAR Racing Experience is the leading experiential racing company in North America, offering the most realistic racing programs available to motorsports fans nationwide. There’s no lead car to follow and drivers race without an instructor alongside. The drivers compete in real NASCAR race cars driven by NASCAR drivers including Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart and Michael Waltrip, among others. Gift Cards are available for any amount and never expire. The customer service department is available seven days a week. NASCAR Racing Experience programs are conducted at 16 racetracks across the United States and the Mario Andretti Racing Experience is held at 14 racetracks. Both offer a vast array of corporate outings and motorsports-themed events. For more information, including reservations and availability, please call 704-886-2400 or visit www.NASCARRacingExperience.com.
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