GLENDORA, Calif., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NHRA announced today that Copart, Inc., a leading provider of vehicle auction services, will continue as the Official Online Vehicle Auction of NHRA.
"We are pleased that Copart has renewed its official sponsorship with NHRA," said Gary Darcy, senior vice president of sales and marketing, NHRA. "The NHRA fan base, with countless thousands of car enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers, has proven to be a key audience for Copart to engage."
Copart has used NHRA's unique race team hospitality platform and their affiliation with Kenny Bernstein Racing, to drive buyer membership throughout the course of the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing season.
As part of the multi-year agreement, Copart will continue to have a major presence at all 22 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series events in 2011 through trackside signage, public address announcements, corporate and race team hospitality and an inflatable at the top end of the race track. In addition, Copart will continue its team sponsorship of the Kenny Bernstein-owned Copart Top Fuel dragster driven by Brandon Bernstein in the NHRA Full Throttle Series.
"Our sponsorship with NHRA has proven rewarding to Copart on so many levels," said Copart CEO Jay Adair. "This partnership has provided us with the ability to build client relationships, develop onsite event marketing which has raised awareness of the Copart brand, and also provided member generation, which has proven invaluable to our business. The tremendous support given to us from the NHRA as we completed our first year as a sponsor assures me that we are moving in a positive direction as we continue to work with NHRA."
About Copart, Inc.
Copart, Inc., founded in 1982, provides vehicle sellers with a full range of remarketing services to process and sell cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles to dealers, dismantlers, rebuilders, exporters, and to consumers. Copart remarkets the vehicles through an Internet-based auction utilizing its patented VB2 technology. Copart sells vehicles on behalf of insurance companies, banks, finance companies, fleet operators, dealers, car dealerships, the general public and others. The company currently operates 152 facilities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information, or to become a member, visit www.copart.com.
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA has 80,000 members and 140 member tracks nationwide. As the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States, NHRA presents 22 national events featuring the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. Two NHRA-sanctioned bracket racing series provide competition opportunities for drivers of all levels: the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers the Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 8 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the Official NHRA Pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
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