Jim Read Racing Press Release –
This coming weekend 15-17 July at Willowbank Raceway in Queensland the
Winternationals re-run not only signals the end of the 2010/2011 ANDRA
Championship season, but also the end of one of Drag Racing’s most
successful partnerships – Jim Read Racing and Auto One.
Pic courtesy John Bosher
With Auto One deciding to exit Drag Racing and support another form of
motorsport, this also means Jim Read Racing will lose their long term
naming rights sponsor.
“We have had 10 fabulous
years together’ stated Team Principal Jim Read, “Auto One have been a
wonderful supporter of our team through the lean times, and then our good
times, and I will always be grateful to John Scott from Scott’s Auto One
at Penrith (in Sydney’s west) for having the vision to convince Auto One
to invest in our sport at a time when we didn’t have a venue in Sydney and
limited opportunities elsewhere”!
“Our partnership with and obligation to Auto One officially ended at the
Winternationals’ rained out meeting in June” said Bruce Read “however out
of respect and gratitude to all of the Auto One store owners Australia
wide, we will carry their colours one last time by running at the
Winternationals re-run this coming weekend”.
“Since 2005 we have
delivered 4 ANDRA Top Fuel Championships (3 with Phil Read and 1 with
), and have finished 1 and 2 numerous times in the
Championship” said Bruce, “and it would be a wonderful way to show the
Auto One store owners how grateful we really are for their support over
the last 10 years by winning this coming weekend”.