INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, April 3, 2008 — The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Tucker Rocky Distributing have formed a partnership to promote and enhance the overall fan experience for the inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP.
A part of the MotoGP World Championship, the inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP will take place Sept. 14, 2008 on a new, 2.620-mile road course at IMS. The relationship between IMS and Tucker Rocky will last through the 2010 event and includes many pre-event and event weekend promotional elements, including signage, vending and display space and event advertising.
"We're pleased about the opportunities provided by this partnership with Tucker Rocky," said Joie Chitwood, IMS president and chief operating officer. "Tucker Rocky brands are among the best in powersports, and we are eager to work together to help convey the excitement of the inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP to Tucker Rocky customers and motorcycle racing fans around the world."
Tucker Rocky is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of aftermarket parts, apparel and accessories in the powersports industry. More than 75,000 items for powersports enthusiasts are distributed by Tucker Rocky and sold under such popular brands as Answer, Biker's Choice, Pro Taper, MSR, QuadBoss, River Road, Ducks Unlimited, Bully Locks and Firstgear.
"We are certainly excited to be a part of the inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP," commented Tim Pritchard, Tucker Rocky VP of Sales and Marketing. "The IMS has done an outstanding job of creating what will be the largest motorcycle race event in the U.S. We are looking forward to a great weekend of racing and sharing it with our dealers, vendors, customers and MotoGP fans around the world."
Tucker Rocky is owned by LDI, Ltd. of Indianapolis and is based in Fort Worth, Texas, with seven distribution centers located around the United States that provide products to dealers in the U.S. and worldwide.
Tickets are on sale for the inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Sept. 14. They are available online at any time; on the phone by calling (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area or (317) 492-6700 locally between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; or visiting the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Ticket Office on the first floor of the IMS Administration Building at 4790 W. 16th St. in Indianapolis from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
All tickets for this event are three-day tickets, with both reserved and general admission seating available.