Affinia’s Raybestos brand brakes have been added to the USARacing lineup as an official status partner for the 2009 USARacing Pro Cup Series. Affinia, through its Raybestos brand, will support the series with title sponsorship of the series rookie of the year award and by creating a contingency program for competitors using Raybestos brake products.
“We are thrilled to have our Raybestos brand entering USARacing Pro Cup Series for the 2009 season,” says Josh Russell, vice president of marketing for Affinia Global Brake & Chassis, manufacturer of Raybestos brand brakes. “In addition to supporting the USARacing contingency awards and Raybestos Rookie of the Year programs, we’re excited to make Raybestos Advanced Technology racing brake components available to USAR teams and drivers. They’ll be able to benefit from running some of the very same lightweight calipers, rotors, or aggressive racing friction compounds relied on by championship caliber teams throughout NASCAR, IndyCar, Ford Racing Mustang Challenge and more.”
The top finishing Raybestos Rookie in each USARacing Pro Cup race will receive a $100 cash award. To be eligible, the Rookie competitor must have a Raybestos Brakes “Rookie Contender” decal affixed to the race vehicle. The driver earning Raybestos Rookie of the Year honours will receive a $5,000 cash year end award plus another $10,000 in Raybestos Racing Brakes products.
To be eligible for the contingency money, a competitor must have a Raybestos racing product (pads, rotors or calipers) on the race vehicle. The Raybestos brake product must be functional and must have a Raybestos Brakes Contingency decal affixed to the race vehicle. The race winner or top finishing competitor using Raybestos products will be paid $100 per race.