Gray Motorsports has signed a multi-race agreement with household and boating extinguisher company FireAde 2000 that will include primary sponsorship of the team’s Pro Stock Chevrolet Camaro driven by Shane Gray at two events during the 2014 season of NHRA's Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, including next weekend’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway, May 16-18.
The FireAde colors also will fly on the Gray Motorsports Camaro at the NHRA Kansas Nationals in Topeka, where Gray and his Jerry Haas-built Camaro will be at Menards, 6401 SW 17th St., Topeka, Kan. 66604, on Thursday, May 22, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Gray will meet fans and sign autographs, and the public will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with his r racecar. Menards will have 16-ounce cans of FireAde 2000 available for purchase.
According to the company, FireAde 2000 is the newest chemistry in firefighting foam agent technology and the most complete and user-friendly firefighting agent. Using a proprietary blend of non-toxic chemicals, FireAde 2000 is an environmentally safe product tested by more worldwide government environmental agencies than any other product currently manufactured. The product, manufactured in Fayetteville, Ga., is non-toxic, non-corrosive and biodegradable. FireAde 2000 is used in 42 countries and by over 3,500 fire departments across the United States and in the U.S. Military.
"This is a real neat deal for us to partner with FireAde, especially right there in Atlanta where their headquarters are based," said Gray, a three-time NHRA national event winner. "They've got a great product that is something we should all have in our pit areas and on our tow vehicles out there at the races, and keeping it on the rig and at the shop just gives us peace of mind.
"We are very excited to partner with Gray Motorsports and take FireAde into Menards stores with a retail promotion," said Ron Thames, President of FireAde. "This is a great opportunity for all, and we are looking forward to working together."