WARMINSTER, Pa., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CRC Industries, Inc., a chemical specialties manufacturer for maintenance and repair professionals and do-it-yourselfers in the automotive, marine, heavy trucking, electrical, industrial and hardware markets, is sponsoring BimmerWorld Racing in the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series for 2011.
"CRC has sponsored BimmerWorld on a smaller scale over the past few years," says Julie Williams, marketing manager for CRC. "We are so impressed with the growth and hunger we've seen from this team, that it was an easy decision to increase our partnership. This year we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of CRC BRAKLEEN, the original aerosol brake parts cleaner and #1 seller in the industry. BimmerWorld will play a pivotal role in advertising this product and conveying our brand message to automotive technicians and do-it-yourselfers."
BimmerWorld team owner James Clay says, "CRC is our brand of choice for automotive performance chemicals to service our race cars. We only partner with manufacturers of products that we trust enough to use ourselves, and we know we can always rely on CRC for superior quality and to keep our parts operating and cars running at peak performance."
As part of the newly expanded program, CRC and BimmerWorld unveiled the #79 CRC BRAKLEEN car at the Kia 200, the 2nd event of the season in the Grand-Am series. The BMW E92 M3 turned heads at Homestead-Miami Speedway with its hot new look - a complete graphics wrap of the car, prominently displaying the CRC BRAKLEEN image and CRC logos.
"The graphics wrap process is amazing," adds Clay, co-driver of the #79 car. "The wrap is printed on a vinyl film material using a 3-color process. The repositionable vinyl allows the installer to lift and apply multiple times, and also leaves paths for trapped air to work its way out. Installation takes about 5 hours for a complete car and the standard toolkit includes squeegees, a razor for trimming, and a blowtorch to stretch and shrink the vinyl."
To view a video of the #79 BRAKLEEN car wrap application, go to: http://www.youtube.com/crcauto
The team is gearing up for the Barber 200, the next race of the series at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama on April 9th. (SPEED channel broadcast: April 16th.)
For additional photos of the CRC BRAKLEEN car, the BimmerWorld team and for motorsports updates and new product information, visit the CRC Automotive Division's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/crcauto.
CRC trademarked brands include: CRC®, K&W®, Sta-Lube®, and Marykate®.
SOURCE CRC Industries, Inc.