Learn more about the impressive lineup of sponsors that participate in Nine Racing's success.
Sponsors play an important role in Nine Racing's ability to compete at the highest level. Their cutting-edge, race-winning performance parts, services and equipment help the team's talented drivers become victorious.
K&N Engineering, of Riverside, California, is the inventor and leading innovator of reusable cotton gauze filter technology for automotive applications. From humble beginnings as a family-run business over 35 years ago, K&N Engineering, now a truly global company with offices in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, continues to exist as a family-owned business with an enthusiast mindset and a direct connection with motorsports that carries over throughout all levels of management and manufacturing. Today, K&N exists as both the sales and brand leader for performance filters, and maintains a stocking catalog of over 3,500 part numbers, including an extensive line of both factory replacement drop-in filters, FIPK (Fuel Injection Performance Kit) applications, and its line of innovative Performance Gold oil filters.
Eibach Springs are created to meet the extreme requirements of racing, from the 245-mph Mulsanne straight of Le Mans to the fender-to-fender combat of the Daytona International Speedway. Eibach regards motorsports as the ideal proving ground. The experience the company gains at the highest levels of racing is directly converted into the development of the highest-grade chassis components on the planet. And the enthusiasm created by the challenges of motorsports drives the company to ever-higher performance whether you pull out of the pits or your own garage. Eibach production technology is recognized worldwide as leading its field, from its high-strength spring-steel alloys, advanced CNC winding process, high-quality corrosion protection, and the legendary longevity of its components.
Until the early 1970s, consumers had no way to distinguish between incompetent and competent mechanics. In response to this need, the independent, non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) was established in 1972. ASE's mission is to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service through the testing and certification of repair and service professionals. Being competitive on the race track is important to the Leesburg, Virginia-based company. There is a high level of commitment from Team ASE's certified technicians involved in the program, both on and off the track. However, its success in motorsports is not solely measured by pole positions, top-five finishes or by slapping hundreds of decals on race cars. There is much more to the Team ASE program.
For over 50 years, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has focused on meeting the needs of racers, performance enthusiasts, and consumers that care enough to use the best available synthetic products. Klotz synthetic products have been proven in the motorsports industry for automotive, motorcycle, snowmobile, marine, SkiCraft, kart, and RC scale model markets.
SSi Decals, located in Galena, Illinois, manufactures a complete line of quality screen-printed decals that offer durability, color that lasts, and protection from the elements. The company's wide selection of motorsports products include vehicle wraps, team graphics, sponsors decals, trailer and rig graphics, and more. In addition to auto racing, SSi Decals also offers graphics for karting, motocross, and OEMs.
From its inception in 1986, the monthly business magazine Performance Racing Industry (PRI) has served tens of thousands racing entrepreneurs as their key source for industry trends, merchandising ideas, new products, business strategies, and much more. Strictly for the racing trade, Laguna Beach, California-based PRI connects manufacturers of racing products and technology with the all-important distribution pipeline of racing retailers, race engine builders, race car builders, and warehouse distributors, in addition to thousands of professional race teams. Performance Racing Industry is ranked #1 as "the most useful publication in sourcing new performance racing product lines" from a study conducted by Readex Research, a leading independent research company in publishing. It is the most closely read magazine inside racing and widely recognized as the voice of the racing marketplace.
Held in Orlando, Florida, the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show annually attracts over 45,000 members of the racing industry from 50 countries. With 1450 companies exhibiting in 4200 booths, it is the world's largest auto racing trade show and gateway to the worldwide racing marketplace. Regarded as the biggest and most influential business event in racing, the three-day PRI Trade Show provides a professional business atmosphere where racing retailers, race engine builders, race car fabricators, race engineers, and WDs can conduct business face to face with suppliers, preview up-and-coming racing products and technology, make buying decisions, and reach new lines in inventory for the start of the next racing season. The PRI Trade Show has been named the 45th largest trade show in the US by Tradeshow Week Magazine, and one of the 50 fastest growing trade shows in the country.
Located in Reading, Pennsylvania, Penske Racing Shocks has been serving the racing industry for over a decade. Using the technology first developed for IndyCar, Penske Racing Shocks engineers have designed shock absorbers for all forms of racing. Every shock is built for quality, simplicity, repeatability, and high performance. All of its racing shocks are assembled to the customer's specifications.
Founded in 1971, Aurora Bearing Company is a world leader in the rod end and spherical bearing industry. Offering a wide range of product configurations, Aurora Bearing is involved in virtually all forms of motorsports. Open wheel, stock, sprint, drag, endurance, road race, off-road, and rally cars are just a small selection of the styles of automobile racing where Aurora products deliver race-winning performance. In addition to serving high-performance racing vehicles, the company serves nearly every industrial and aerospace market.
Weld Racing is a US-based manufacturer of aluminum wheels for performance automotive enthusiasts and the auto racing industry. The company was founded in 1967, and has a single manufacturing and distribution facility in Kansas City, Missouri. For over four decades, the Weld Racing brand has been known throughout the automotive aftermarket as the premier aluminum race wheel manufacturer in all forms of motorsports.
Earl's Performance Plumbing, Rancho Dominguez, California, brought aviation fluid transfer technology to the automotive performance market over four decades ago and numerous top motorsports teams still rely on Earl's today. Ear'ls has the most extensive line of plumbing products available, from hose and hose ends, adapters, brake lines, radiator and heater hoses to coolers, gaskets, and much more.
Hundreds of races and more than 1500 championships have been won on Performance Friction Carbon Metallic pads, ranging from NASCAR to IndyCar to the Australian Porsche Cup. The motorsports team at Clover, South Carolina-based Performance Friction Corporation (PFC) has over 80 years of combined actual race team experience, which means a "pit-level knowledge" of customers' needs. Performance Friction offers over 2100 custom-made part numbers for motorsports applications, offering smooth or slotted, one- or two-piece rotors; race pads in seven different compounds; and now calipers for stock car style racing. There are applications for nearly every venue around the world, including club racing.
Performance leader PJ1, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers a range of specialty lubricant, paints, and maintenance products for motorsports and bike enthusiasts.
For over 35 years, the company has constantly improved its products to help the world's bikers and motorsports enthusiasts go faster, higher, farther, and last longer than ever before. The company's products feature durability, rust and corrosion control, extreme weather protection, chemical resistance and high-temperature tolerance. Its advanced formulas have even played a role in the US Air Force's Stealth Fighter, NASA's Space Shuttle, the B-2 Bomber, and just about every satellite circling the Earth.
"Products for the serious racer" is the motto of Full-Bore Race Products, known for its popular 1/4 turn fastener, the Full-Bore Super Button. Full-Bore also offers its stainless steel Full-Bore Super Button Washer, the Valve Lash Wrench for valve adjusting, an inexpensive set of feeler gauge handles to complement its E-Z Wrench Valve Adjuster Tool, and its Fuel and Filler Caps and Bungs for all sorts of applications, from rearends to fuel tanks.
The history of race tire manufacturer Hoosier started over 50 years ago when Bob Newton, along with his wife Joyce, began producing their own race tires after not being satisfied with racing on street tires. Over the years, manufacturing capabilities have been a primary marketing tool for Hoosier, based on constant innovation, flexibility, responsiveness, and quality.
Hoosier's manufacturing process is a high tech, multi-plant operation. The goal of Hoosier's manufacturing process is to maintain a supply of consistent, high-quality race tires that the consumer can rely on, at an affordable price.
Hoosier tires are designed for various racing applications, including oval track (dirt and asphalt), road racing, drag racing, karting, quarter-midgets, and more.
Steele Performance Parts and its predecessor, Autocraft, have been fixtures on the Florida racing scene for nearly 30 years. Founded by Mac Steele, a longtime sprint car owner who has competed on both the regional and national levels, Autocraft catered primarily to Tampa-area race teams. With Steele Performance, Mac's son Dave has greatly expanded inventory and product lines, with an eye toward developing an online store and a catalog.
Calico Coatings is a performance coating applicator that works with race teams, engine builders, military and other industries that have issues with friction, wear, heat and corrosion. We provide coatings solutions such as ceramic, DLC, TFE and dry film lubricants.