ORAFOL Americas Expands Partnership with Andretti Rallycross

07 Jun 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (June 1, 2017) – Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross will have a new look racing into the first two double-headers of the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallyross season, shifting colors as Scott Speed shifts gears in his No. 41 ORAFOL Beetle GRC at Global Rallycross events in New England and Ontario.

ORAFOL Americas, a recognized global manufacturer of premium vinyl graphic products, reflective solutions and adhesive tape systems used in signage, graphics, industrial, traffic and safety applications is extending their partnership with Andretti Autosport under a multiyear agreement. Through the partnership, ORAFOL will have a significant presence with the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross effort for the next two events and will adorn Scott Speed’s color-shifting car as he takes to the track for Rounds 3 and 4 in Thompson, Connecticut, and Rounds 5 and 6 in Ottawa, Ontario.

An integral part of Andretti Autosport’s family of partners, ORAFOL has been heavily used within the team’s Indianapolis-based motorsport facility and race car entries since 2008, providing products used across the team’s IndyCar, Indy Lights and Global Rallycross programs.

“We’re thrilled to extend our partnership once again to Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross, supporting their search for victory in Thompson, Connecticut, and Ottawa, Ontario,” said ORAFOL Americas President and CEO Randall Mertz. “The color-changing wrap featured on the No. 41 ORAFOL Beetle GRC is our ORACAL 970RA Premium Shift Effect Cast in Ultramarine Violet, and we can’t wait to see it on track this weekend!”

“It’s great to extend and expand the ORAFOL partnership across our teams, said Doug Bresnahan, Chief Marketing Officer, Andretti Autosport. ORAFOL is a long-standing partner and provides our team with innovative graphic media technology, products and solutions that bring the colors of our sport to life at the race track. Having their support is critical to our success and we are fortunate to have ORAFOL as our Official Graphic Media Supplier.”

Rounds 5 and 6 of the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship hit the track at Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa, Canada, Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18. The action from Canada airs live, Saturday, 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, 4 p.m. ET on NBC Sports.

About Andretti Autosport
Based in Indianapolis and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport boasts a wide racing portfolio rooted in tradition and designed for success. Together with Andretti Formula E and Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross, Andretti Autosport fields multiple entries in the IndyCar Series and Indy Lights, along with entries in the FIA Formula E Championship and Global Rallycross. The company boasts four IndyCar Series championships (2004, 2005, 2007, 2012), two Indy Lights titles (2008, 2009), one Pro Mazda championship (2013) and one USF2000 championship (2010) and has captured victory five times at the famed Indianapolis 500-Mile Race (2005, 2007, 2014, 2016, 2017). Additionally, the team holds two X Games Gold Medals and two Global Rallycross championships (2015, 2016). To share in the Andretti story, please visit online at AndrettiAutosport.com and follow along on Twitter via @FollowAndretti.

About ORAFOL Americas
ORAFOL Americas Inc., a subsidiary of ORAFOL Europe GmbH, is a leading global manufacturer of premium vinyl graphic products, reflective solutions and adhesive tape systems used in the signage, graphics, industrial, traffic and safety applications. The company’s distribution network spans the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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