CLEVELAND (February 5) - Parker Hannifin is pleased to announce it
will sponsor sprint car driver Donny Schatz during the Pennzoil World of
Outlaws Series' "100 Years of Trucking" tribute in 1999.
The World of Outlaws, the world's largest sprint car racing series, is
scheduled to run a 73-event schedule over 105 race dates at 47 racing
facilities across the country. The "100 Years of Trucking" tribute
includes 10 events in July. This year, 12 select Pennzoil World of Outlaws
Series events will be nationally televised live on TNN Motorsports.
"This is a great opportunity for us to take our racing efforts to the
next level," Jeff Sloan, Marketing Projects Manager with the Fluid
Connectors Group, said. "We've been supplying fluid connector products to
the motorsports market for a number of years. The high-tech, fast- paced
environment of racing is a natural match for Parker."
Schatz has been racing competitively for 11 years and is expected to
be a front-runner during the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series' 1999
season. He was the series' Rookie of the Year in 1997 after winning the
National Wissota Sprint Car Championship the year before.
"We're confident Donny Schatz will do a great job representing
ParkerStores," Sloan said. "The World of Outlaws has events in many of our
major markets and this is a great way to promote the ParkerStores. The
racing industry continues to grow and it's a great avenue to showcase
Parker and the high-quality products we manufacture. We're looking forward
to an exciting partnership."
Parker Hannifin is a $4.6 billion leader in the production of motion,
control, instrumentation and fluid flow components and systems for
hundreds of industrial and aerospace markets. For more information about
Parker, ParkerStores or its racing program, visit its web site at site at
For more information concerning the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series,
visit its web site at http://www.goracing.com/outlaws. WoO