KYMCO Announces National IZOD IndyCar Series Sweepstakes

| March 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

Spartanburg, S.C. (March 19, 2010)KYMCO USA, in conjunction with the IZOD IndyCar Series, Andretti Autosport Team IZOD driver Ryan Hunter-Reay and Team IZOD sponsor AirTran Airways, is launching the “Live Like an IZOD IndyCar Series Driver” sweepstakes, giving fans the opportunity to win a trip to the IZOD IndyCar Series season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The sweepstakes launch will coincide with the IZOD IndyCar Series race on the streets of St. Petersburg, FL on March 28, 2010.  During the six month sweepstakes period, fans will have the opportunity to pick up a free entry coupon at IZOD IndyCar Series events by visiting the IZOD IndyCar Series Fan Zone and at participating KYMCO dealerships.  After entering their information and code on the sweepstakes website, the winners will be notified by September 15, 2010.

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The Grand Prize is a weekend trip for two to the season finale race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, including airfare provided by AirTran Airways, hotel and race tickets along with VIP credentials so they can truly “Live Like an IZOD IndyCar Series Driver.”  First Prize is a KYMCO UXV 500 Side X Side Off Road Vehicle and there are two Second Prizes: KYMCO Driver Autographed Super 8 49cc Scooters.

“We are so happy to be able to work with the IZOD IndyCar Series on this promotion and further integrate our fan bases,” said Rick Pawelka, KYMCO USA Marketing Director.  “The IZOD IndyCar Series drivers have been very enthusiastic about our product and really enjoyed signing the two scooters we’re giving away.  I’ve been working closely with Ryan Hunter-Reay and he is excited about this opportunity as well.  You’ll see a lot of him during this promotion.”

“I am thrilled to be involved with KYMCO and this promotion.  I’ve been riding KYMCO scooters since they partnered with the IZOD IndyCar Series last year and have really enjoyed them.  I’m excited to help make this promotion happen and get more involved with the fans,” added Hunter-Reay.

KYMCO USA is the official scooter and off-road utility vehicle of the Indy Racing League, the sanctioning body for the IZOD IndyCar Series.

To check out the KYMCO Super 8 49cc Scooters signed by the stars of the IZOD IndyCar Series, visit KYMCO USA’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/KYMCO.Scooters.

About KYMCO USA

KYMCO’s roots in the motorsports industry go back to its founding in 1963 as the Kwang Yang Motor Company, Ltd., with headquarters in Taiwan.  Long a leader in quality, fuel economy, and versatility, today KYMCO manufactures motor scooters, motorcycles, and ATVs at five plants in Asia, including the main facility in the city of Kaohsiung.

KYMCO is the largest scooter manufacturer in Taiwan and currently exports to 88 countries worldwide. All KYMCO plants use the latest technology for the engineering and production of reliable engine, chassis, and other components. Since 2004, KYMCO has been officially accredited for ISO-9001 quality in manufacturing.  KYMCO is committed to maximum customer satisfaction and constant innovation, making use of the most advanced CAD/CAE tools to bring superior engineering and design to their products.

The company’s partner in the United States is KYMCO USA with headquarters, marketing and distribution centered in Spartanburg, South Carolina. KYMCO USA is dedicated to building the brand’s reputation and market share through superior value, frequent new product introductions, strategic industry partnerships, and excellence in dealer network support. KYMCO USA has a reputation and expertise gained through over 30 years in the U.S. motorsports industry.

About the IZOD IndyCar Series:

The IZOD IndyCar Series is the premier open-wheel series in the United States, competing on a challenging combination of superspeedways, short ovals, scenic road courses and temporary street circuits. In 2010 the IndyCar Series will conduct 13 races in the U.S., two in Canada and one both in Japan and Brazil, all available worldwide through comprehensive, long-term agreements with ABC and VERSUS in high-definition. The IZOD IndyCar Series continues to the be the fastest and most competitive racing series, attracting a diverse lineup of drivers including Marco Andretti, Ryan Briscoe, Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Tony Kanaan, Danica Patrick, Graham Rahal and Dan Wheldon. A leader in motorsports technology, the IZOD IndyCar Series is the first racing series to power its Honda engines on 100 percent fuel-grade ethanol, a renewable and environmentally friendly fuel. For more information on the IZOD IndyCar Series, visit www.indycar.com.


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