CONCORD, N.C. - Bad Boy Buggies soon will gain exposure from a partnership between its parent company, Textron Inc., and Chip Ganasssi Racing Teams.
Chip Ganassi, a fixture in the auto racing industry for more than 25 years, has announced a multi-year partnership with Cessna Aircraft Co., another Textron company, to sponsor cars across all three series in which CGRT competes. Cessna will sponsor multiple races on the No. 1 Chevrolet SS of Jamie McMurray in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, sharing assets with sister Textron companies Bell Helicopter and E-Z-GO, the latter of which makes golf carts and Bad Boy Buggies side-by-sides.
Cessna will also sponsor one race on the No. 10 Honda with Dario Franchitti in the IZOD IndyCar Series and one race with Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series on the No. 01 Dinan-Prepared BMW.
Each of Textron’s brands is often incorporated into every race event where CGRT competes. Bad Boy Buggies, for example, could provide ground transportation at the events.
In addition to the full primary sponsorships, a Textron brand will have placement on every team, race car, driver uniform and transporter, across all of CGRT’s diverse reach of racing assets, including each of the seven full-time drivers: NSCS drivers McMurray and Juan Pablo Montoya, IZOD IndyCar Series drivers Franchitti, Scott Dixon and Charlie Kimball; and Rolex GRAND-AM Sports Car Series drivers Pruett and Rojas.
Headquartered in Augusta, Ga., E-Z-GO manufactures more than 50 different vehicle models under the E-Z-GO, Cushman and Bad Boy Buggies brands. The Bad Boy Buggies Ambush, for example, is a “parallel hybrid” utility vehicle with dual independent gas and electric powertrains, either of which can power the machine in two-wheel-drive, or can work in tandem for four-wheel-drive operation.
Posted by Arlo Redwine. Photos courtesy Textron.