READING, Pa., (April 2016) – EnerSys® (NYSE:ENS), the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications and the manufacturer of ODYSSEY® batteries, returns as an official sponsor of Tanner Foust for the fourth consecutive year.
EnerSys® will continue its support of two-time Global Rallycross Champion Tanner Foust and his 2016 racing vehicles by supplying its ODYSSEY® batteries. ODYSSEY® batteries are designed with an Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) construction and Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) technology for more engine-cranking power and reserve power than conventional batteries.
ODYSSEY® batteries feature a three- to 10-year service life and two-year storage life at 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius). They are vibration resistant, classified as “non-spillable” by the U.S. Department of Transportation and include a limited two- to four-year full replacement warranty.
The ODYSSEY® battery logo will appear on Foust’s 2016 Rockstar Energy Volkswagen® Beetle in the Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) series, his 2016 Rockstar Energy Volkswagen® Polo in the World RX Championship (WRX) and his 2016 Rockstar Energy Volkswagen® Passat in the Formula Drift series. The ODYSSEY® battery logo will appear on Foust’s driving suits and team truck.
“Tanner Foust relies on the power, performance and reliability that ODYSSEY® batteries deliver to meet the demands of the motorsports competitions in which Tanner Foust excels,” said Maria Orlando-Krick, marketing content and sponsorship manager at EnerSys.
“I have come to depend on ODYSSEY® batteries to perform in the harsh conditions I face in every race,” Foust said. “I don’t have to worry about the battery; ODYSSEY® batteries have never let me down.”
Foust is the first American driver to win a round of the European Rallycross Championship and in 2011 and 2012 finished with rankings in the top three. At home, Foust has been a dominant driver in rallycross since the sport was first introduced to the United States in 2010.
His varied race experience includes multiple years of open-wheel competition, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, rally racing, various types of sports car racing and the SCORE Baja. He has represented the USA in the annual Race of Champions three times (2010, 2009, 2008).
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