AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, BorgWarner President and Chief Executive Officer James R. Verrier presented the Borg-Warner Trophy™ to 2016 winner Alexander Rossi in Victory Lane. With the win, Rossi earned his place on the famous trophy, a sterling silver icon of racing history.
"When it comes to the Indianapolis 500, BorgWarner's roots run deep. From helping establish the speedway to winning the first race, from commissioning the first trophy to presenting the iconic Borg-Warner Trophy to the winner every year, BorgWarner has proudly participated in the long tradition of achievement, performance and technology leadership at the Indianapolis 500," said Verrier. "We are thrilled to celebrate this historic milestone in the Greatest Spectacle of Racing, where every racecar speeding around the track is boosted by BorgWarner EFR™ turbochargers."
Since 2012, BorgWarner's EFR turbochargers have offered competitors in the Verizon IndyCar Series powerful, reliable performance. The unprecedented combination of advanced technologies includes low-weight Gamma-Ti turbine wheel and shaft assemblies for quick boost response. The investment cast stainless steel turbine housing increases efficiency, improves durability and resists corrosion. Patent-pending ceramic ball bearings increase thrust capacity and durability while improving turbine efficiency at low expansion ratios. Now available through authorized distributors, BorgWarner's EFR-7163 turbocharger offers street and race enthusiasts the same powerful performance as professional teams.
About the Borg-Warner Trophy
The Borg-Warner Trophy features the sterling silver image of every Indianapolis 500 winner dating back to Ray Harroun in 1911. Made of 110 pounds of sterling silver and standing 5 feet, 4-3/4 inches tall, the trophy originally cost $10,000 and is currently valued at $3.5 million. The Borg-Warner Trophy stays on permanent display at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum. To give the winner and team owners a personal keepsake of their victory, BorgWarner established the BorgWarner Championship Driver's Trophy™ (also known as the "Baby Borg") in 1988 and the BorgWarner Team Owner's Trophy™ in 1998. Both are sterling silver replicas of the Borg-Warner Trophy. For more information about the trophies, visit borgwarner.com and choose "The Indianapolis 500" from the "Company" pull-down menu at the top of the home page.
BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for powertrains around the world. Operating manufacturing and technical facilities in 74 locations in 19 countries, the company delivers innovative powertrain solutions to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance performance. For more information, please visit borgwarner.com.
The Borg-Warner Trophy, BorgWarner Championship Driver's Trophy, and BorgWarner Championship Team Owner's Trophy are trademarks of BorgWarner Inc. IndyCar (and Design) are registered trademarks of Brickyard Trademarks, Inc., used with permission. Verizon is a registered trademark of Verizon Communications Inc., used with permission.
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