I’ve worked with Mike Skinner for seven years and have learned that he only has one level of effort. If his truck is not good he gives 110% and gets the best he can, if his truck is good he gives 110% and usually contends for a win, if he’s doing a sponsor appearance he gives 110% and never complains, if it’s just dealing with life he gives 110%. He and Angie have represented Toyota around the world for seven years and have earned a solid position in our future marketing and Motorsports strategy.
Mike Skinner has been an exemplary brand ambassador for Exide, as well as a true friend. He is genuine in his interactions with our audiences at all levels – customers, Exide employees, and consumers – always going out of his way to accommodate their needs and adding that special touch to our hospitality events and promotions.
I would highly recommend Mike for many different roles: driver development/mentoring to overall race team evaluation. Mike’s years of experience would be invaluable to any organization.
Mike is constantly looking at the needs of his sponsors. He wants them to feel that not only will they have a good business ROI but they will develop a personal relationship that will extend beyond the race track.
Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. The Textron Aviation companies include Cessna Aircraft Company and Beechcraft Corporation, bringing together decades of unmatched experience in designing, building and supporting airplanes. It provides the most versatile and comprehensive general aviation product portfolio in the world through five principal lines of business: business jets, general aviation and special mission turboprop aircraft, high performance piston aircraft, military trainer and defense aircraft, and a complete global customer service organization. Its broad range of products include such best-selling aircraft as Citation and Hawker business jets, King Air and Caravan turboprops and T-6 military trainer aircraft, all of which are backed by the industry’s most capable global service network. For more information, visit txtav.com.
E-Z-Line® was established in 1952 with the development of the E-Z Line Adjustable Pipe Support. Fueled by the growth of the Houston petrochemical industry in the late 60’s and early 70’s, E-Z Line expanded into the field of structural steel fabrication. In 1984, E-Z Line expanded into natural gas transmission, supplying E-Z Line products such as adjustable pipe supports, CSB (pipe clamp, steel shim block, and base plate assemblies), structural steel pipe supports, and platforms for natural gas compressor and meter station facilities.
Today, E-Z Line supplies products and structural steel to all major oil and gas companies. E-Z Line’s products are proudly made in Texas at their manufacturing facility which spans 14 acres.
Croftgate has been in the United Kingdom producing and selling its products throughout Europe since 1998. Because of Europe’s stringent environmental regulations (among the strongest in the world), Croftgate went through a metamorphosis becoming what it is today. CroftgateUSA decided to bring a whole new technology to the United States. A high performance eco responsible range of waterless car wash and car detailing products alongside the already popular range of low water wash and waxes, leather cleaners, compounds and polishes and many other award winning products. All made wherever and whenever possible, with no petroleum solvents and no listed hazardous ingredients.
Maui Jim got its start in 1980 as a small company selling sunglasses on the beach in Lahaina, Hawaii. Seeing a need in the market for technology that could combat intense glare and harmful UV while bringing the brilliant colors of the island to life, they engineered the revolutionary PolarizedPlus2® lens. Incorporated into seven new sunglass styles, their Classic Collection was introduced. Maui Jim now offers over 125 styles of sunglasses, 100% of which are polarized and protect from 100% of UVA and UVB rays.
SiriusXM NASCAR Radio is your radio home for 24/7/365, unprecedented inside access to everything NASCAR. For more information visit siriusxm.com/nascar.
Founded in 1968 TBS is the world leader in producing automatic machinery for the lead acid battery industry. Today we develop and supply machines to OEM and replacement battery manufacturers that go on to produce millions of batteries that power the world’s biggest names in automotive engineering.
Many of the medium to large UPS systems in operation around the world have cells in them that have been produced on TBS machinery. Our engineering design and manufacture is second to none in the industry, along with our ongoing customer care and support service.
Our family-owned and operated company began in 1976 when Don Wilkens started selling produce from his cargo van at 16 years old. Each morning, Wilkens went to the produce markets in Chicago to pick up fresh produce to be delivered to his customers. After nearly 20 years operating the business alone, he hired his first driver in 1992. In 2009, we changed the name of the company to Wilkens Foodservice to better represent the products we offer.
Today, Wilkens Foodservice supplies fresh meats, dry and frozen goods, dairy, paper supplies, janitorial supplies, and equipment. Our fleet of delivery trucks are equipped with dual temp refrigeration to ensure our customers get their products stored and delivered at the proper temperature. We proudly serve customers in Illinois and Indiana from our corporate office in University Park, Ill., and also have satellite facilities in Fort Myers, Fla., and Las Vegas, Nev.
Toyota’s racing history includes a list of diverse and notable accomplishments including numerous championships and victories in some of the world’s most prestigious events. Toyota has worked diligently to become a strong competitor in American motorsports since 1983 and the manufacturer has amassed numerous victories in professional auto racing from the 2003 Indianapolis 500, the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” with Gil de Ferran to a victory in the 2015 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis by Kyle Busch. In addition to multiple victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and the Baja 1000 and 500, Toyota also has earned manufacturer’s and driver’s championships in NASCAR, NHRA, the Indy Racing League, CART, IMSA, SCORE, USAC, MTEG, CORR, TORC and LOORRS. The manufacturer also won titles in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NHRA, USAC and TORC Off-Road Racing.
Chin Track Days are a leading provider of non-competition track events for sports car enthusiasts. We provide advanced driver coaching for sports car owners to acquire the skills needed to drive their machines. With Chin Track Days, enthusiasts can enjoy their cars and receive driver education at some of the legendary road courses in America. Our emphasis is on fun and skill training, not racing. In our non-competition events, entry level drivers receive high-quality instruction on high-performance driving skills. If you are already an experienced track driver, you may be exempt from instruction to enjoy generous, high-quality track time. All training and driving is done in a low-stress, non-competition environment; there is no racing, time-trials, or contests at Chin Track Days events. Events are defined as driver’s education activities, and are governed accordingly. We welcome all enthusiasts; there is no limitation to a particular marque of car.
JRi Shocks was founded in 2007 by some of the most legendary innovators in motorsports to produce the world’s most technologically advance, highest performance suspension systems. Race-proven designs have allowed JRi to successfully implement the highest performance, most durable technology into all vehicle platforms, including racing, OEM needs, other transportation platforms (planes, boats, trains, etc), bio-mechanical/cyborg devices as well as numerous applications within the Defense/Military sector. JRi Shocks is an engineering-led company with over 300 combined years of collective racing and manufacturing experience amongst our employees. JRi focuses on providing the best design, parts, and service in the business which in turn creates the best suspension in the world.
“MPI” (Max Papis Innovations) and was founded in 2009 by Max Papis and Tatiana Fittipaldi Papis, in Mooresville, N.C. Max and Tatiana have a long background in racing. Max has been a professional race car driver since he was 12 years old, racing in Formula 1, ChampCar, IndyCar, IMSA, Grand-Am, IROC and NASCAR. During Max’s long racing career, he collaborated with several top steering wheel manufacturers where passion and knowledge about the business grew. Max’s goal has been to apply his experience and knowledge to produce a state-of-the-art product for the racing community. Tatiana was born into racing with parents Emerson and Maria Helena Fittipaldi. At MPI, we take every aspect of construction and safety to our heart, in the most accurate and dedicated way possible.
The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) is the largest and one of the oldest Vintage racing organizations in the United States. Originally called the Southeast Vintage Racing Association, the organization was founded in 1978 by Ford Heacock III following the success of the Kendall Vintage Grand Prix held as part of the annual 12 Hours of Sebring. With an initial membership of approximately 25 drivers and supporters, the organization has become the premier vintage racing organization in the United States with over 2,500 licensed competitors.At the heart of SVRA are the core values that our events will provide; Safe, Fair and Fun competition for the enjoyment of our competitors, their crews and our fans. In short, SVRA provides race weekends at legendary tracks throughout the country that are open to virtually any type of vintage/historic race car.
The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame was conceived in 2001 as a means of recognizing significant contributors and contributions to the sport of stock car racing. The mission of the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame is founded to preserve history and heritage of the important role west coast stock car competitors have played in the sport’s development and continuation and to recognize, through annual enshrinement, of outstanding individuals and groups within the sport such as, but not limited to, designers, engineers, mechanics, drivers, race track owners, promoters, publicists and members of the motorsports media.