DENVER, April 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gates Corporation, a global diversified manufacturer of industrial, automotive, and heavy-duty products, announces the 2016 sponsorship of BMI Racing driver Sarah Burgess. Burgess races in the Pro Lite Truck class of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS), a short course off-road racing series with events on the west coast of the United States.
Burgess' passion for the automotive industry has resulted in a steady career that includes experience in building performance vehicles, running a business as an automotive accessories distributor, managing race teams, and racing in drift and off-road competitions. She is the only female currently competing in the 2016 LOORRS.
"I'm excited to be working with Gates this year," said Sarah Burgess. "It is an honor to represent such a longstanding brand in the industry as well as a manufacturer that really stands behind the quality of their products."
Her depth of automotive knowledge will allow her to speak with authority on topics of automotive repair and replacement. She will be promoting Gates "Be System Smart" message, which encourages the Car Care Council's recommendation to inspect the serpentine, cooling and timing systems at 60,000 miles and replace worn components at 90,000 miles or as advised by the manufacturer.
"We are thrilled to sponsor Sarah Burgess during the 2016 season," said Jack Ramsey, Gates Senior Vice President, Automotive Aftermarket. "Her impressive professional resume and knowledge base as well as her ability to connect with our market make her an ideal ambassador for the Gates brand."
For more detailed information about Gates products, please visit Gates.com. For more information about Gates Corporation, please contact Kristina Lee at 303-744-5595.
About Gates Corporation
Gates Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer of power transmission belts and a premier global manufacturer of fluid power products. Our highly engineered products are critical components used in diverse industrial and automotive applications where the cost of failure is very high relative to the cost of our products. We provide a differentiated value proposition to our customers by offering a complete portfolio of premium product and service solutions for both replacement and first-fit applications across our targeted end markets, which encompass process and specialty, construction, agriculture, energy, transportation, and automotive. We sell our products globally under the Gates brand, which is recognized by distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and installers as the premium brand for quality and technological innovation, a reputation which we have built for over a century since our founding in 1911.
As an engineering leader with a strong foundation in research and development, Gates is committed to advancing the science of motion performance by developing safe, forward-thinking products, services, systems, and solutions, as well as fostering long-term customer and employee relationships. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Gates employs over 14,000 people across 106 locations in 30 countries.
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