INDIANAPOLIS—Hurco Companies, Inc., an Indianapolis company that designs and manufactures CNC mills and lathes for the worldwide metal cutting market, has finalized a sponsorship agreement with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing (SFHR) for the Indianapolis 500 race and the balance of the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series season. Therefore, the Hurco logo will appear on both the #21 SFHR car and the #22 Panther Dreyer & Reinbold (DRR) car at today’s Indianapolis 500.
As part of the agreement, Hurco will provide the race team with CNC machining centers for the team’s machine shop located at their new facility in Speedway. In addition to the Hurco logo being featured on the #21 car, Hurco will receive VIP access to the team’s race facilities during the IZOD IndyCar season that will be used to give customers behind-the-scenes track experiences.
Greg Volovic, President of Hurco Companies, said, “Actually, the sponsorship decision we made with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing is due in large part to the success we’ve had as the sponsor of another Indianapolis team, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. We have had an extremely positive experience with DRR. The team has treated us and our customers like family. Our customers continually tell us how much they appreciate the track experience and hospitality,” explained Volovic.
Hurco has been a sponsor of the DRR #22 car for the past three seasons, but the team owners announced plans to exit IndyCar for the balance of the 2013 season after the Indianapolis 500.
About Hurco Companies, Inc.
Hurco Companies, Inc. is an industrial technology company that designs and produces interactive computer controls, software and computerized machine tools for the worldwide metal cutting and metal forming industry. The end market for the company's products consists primarily of independent job shops and short-run manufacturing operations within large corporations in industries such as aerospace, defense, medical equipment, energy, transportation and computer equipment. Hurco is based in Indianapolis, Indiana, with manufacturing operations in Taiwan and China, and sells its products through direct and indirect sales forces throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. The company has sales, application engineering support and service subsidiaries in Canada, China, England, France, Germany, India, Italy, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea and the United States of America. More information about Hurco can be found at www.hurco.com
About Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing
Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing (SFHR) was established in 2008 and is owned by former driver Sarah Fisher, the youngest woman ever to compete in the Indianapolis 500 and the first woman to run a full IZOD IndyCar Series schedule, and businessman Wink Hartman. SFHR has competed in the IZOD IndyCar Series since 2008, earning its first victory in 2011 at Kentucky Speedway.
About Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing is entering its 14th season of full-time competition in 2013, making it one of the longest-tenured teams in IZOD IndyCar Series competition. Current Co-Owners, Dennis Reinbold and Robbie Buhl, first teamed in full-time competition at the Walt Disney World Speedway in January of 2000. With Buhl behind the wheel, the two owners tasted victory in their debut race. The 2009 IZOD IndyCar Series season-opener, on the streets of St. Petersburg, marked Dreyer & Reinbold Racing's 200th series start. DRR now has over 270 starts to tuck under its belt and has qualified a total of 27 cars for the Indianapolis 500. In its history, the team has boasted a championship list of alumni drivers. Besides Buhl, the team has run Indianapolis 500 winners, Al Unser, Jr., Buddy Lazier, and Buddy Rice, along with IZOD IndyCar Series race winner, Ryan Briscoe. The team has one of the longest lines of heritage in American open-wheel racing and the Indianapolis 500 as Dennis Reinbold's grandfather, "Pop" Dreyer, built leading roadsters that raced at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the 30s, 40s, and 50s.More information about the team can be found at www.dreyerreinboldracing.com