Loudon, NH — They provide the parts that create a winning ride and now they'll be there in victory lane no matter who wins the American-Canadian Tour race on Saturday, Sept. 22. New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials announced today that Bond Auto, a New England based full service auto parts retail and wholesale store, will be the title sponsor for the ACT Invitational during the fall NASCAR weekend.
The Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational will be part of "The Magic Mile's" short track Saturday Showdown during the SYLVANIA 300 weekend. The thrilling day features, NASCAR's K&N Pro Series East New Hampshire 100 and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour F.W. Webb 100. Last year, it was Rowley, Mass. native Eddie MacDonald who raced his way from 25th to first in just a few laps, capturing the checkered flag.
Bond Auto is no stranger to the motorsports industry. The Vermont company in the past has sponsored several drivers at Richard Petty Motorsports including Kasey Kahne and A.J. Allmendinger.
"As a company that is aligned so closely with motorsports, we are always looking for the best way to support the racing scene so that everyone benefits", stated Mark Mast, Vice President of Marketing at Bond Auto. "By sponsoring divisions or a particular race, everyone from the fans to the drivers are affected."
"We are ecstatic to have Bond Auto Parts as our sponsor for the American-Canadian Tour Invitational in September," said Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of the speedway. "As a New England based company, they have realized the marketing power of auto racing in the northeast. We are very pleased that they are joining us in 2012 to help showcase all of the excitement that NHMS has to offer."
For more details or to purchase tickets for the exciting 2012 season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, fans are encouraged to call the track's ticket hotline at (603) 783-4931 or by visiting www.nhms.com. See you trackside!
About New Hampshire Motor Speedway
New Hampshire Motor Speedway is the largest sports and entertainment facility in New England and will host the two biggest sporting events in the six-state region as part of its exciting 2012 racing schedule.
Located approximately one hour north of Boston, in Loudon, N.H., the speedway hosts more than 100,000 spectators at each of its two prestigious NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. Our NASCAR event weekends draw larger crowds than the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals, the World Series and the NCAA Final Four events. The facility is active every day from April through October and attracts more than 500,000 guests during the season. For more information on NHMS, please visit us at http://www.nhms.com/.
About Bond Auto Parts
Bond Auto Parts, Inc. is northern New England's automotive aftermarket leader and is continually ranks among the top 25 auto parts chains in the country. Bond offers retail customers, professional installers, and jobbers the unbeatable combination of outstanding inventory, quality, price and service. A family business, which started over 50 years ago, Bond Auto, is a thriving company with an extensive regional network of over 45 store locations throughout Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
In 1956, Earl Bond, founded and opened the first Bond Auto Parts store in Barre, Vermont. In 1963, Bond started it's own warehouse operation with the help of his sons Bill and George; all along, continuing to add store locations. Today, the third generation of Bond family members are in charge, providing the same dynamic leadership that has characterized the company's success for more than 5 decades. "Team Bond Auto" also includes an outstanding staff. Together, Bond Auto forms a cohesive unit dedicated to providing the utmost in service to our clientele in the industry.
Sources: Kristen Costa/NHMS PR