Entrust Makes Debut as World Challenge Series Sponsor with TruSpeed Motorsports
TruSpeed Owner Rob Morgan to drive No. 46 Entrust Porsche GT3 Cup Car
DALLAS, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Entrust, Inc., a world leader in securing digital identities and information, today announced it has become the primary sponsor of the TruSpeed Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car and a secondary sponsor of the PrivacyStar Porsche GT3 Cup Car in the 2011 Pirelli World Challenge Championships. This is Entrust’s first racing sponsorship.
The World Challenge features exciting 50-minute sprints by top-notch drivers and teams, and does not include scheduled pit stops or driver changes. It is the only North American sports car series featuring a standing start and includes popular cars from the world’s leading manufacturers racing head-to-head, including Porsche 911s, Corvettes, Ford Mustangs, Dodge Vipers and many more. The 2011 schedule runs from March 25 to October 1, and will be held at racetracks across the country.
“We are thrilled to be a part of the World Challenge series and to be partnering with a passionate, competitive team like TruSpeed Motorsports,” said Entrust President and CEO, Bill Conner. “Looking ahead, we see this sponsorship as an outstanding avenue to connect with our customers, drive sales, and showcase our brand and product offerings to a broader audience”
The No. 46 Entrust car will include a large Entrust SSL security seal on the hood of the car, an Entrust logo on the car body, and the company website on the rear wing.
The owner of TruSpeed Racing, Rob Morgan, will drive the Entrust car. Morgan has competed in hundreds of professional sports car races throughout his career and has raced everything from Chevy pickup trucks in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series to Ferrari s and Porsches. Morgan has amassed a number of top finishes in his career, including a class win at the 1996 Rolex 24 At Daytona.
The No.45 PrivacyStar Porsche GT3 Cup Car will be piloted by Patrick Long,the youngest-ever American to win sportscar racing’s four endurance classics – the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Rolex 24 At Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans. Long has amassed 20 victories in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) and is a three-time ALMS GT2 Driver’s Champion.
“I’m honored to have Entrust on board with our team as a sponsor,” said Morgan. “I’m confident that we will have a winning partnership both on and off the track.”
Racing enthusiasts can follow the Entrust-sponsored cars on Facebook. Read the latest race results, see photos of the cars, and keep up-to-date with team news by visiting: http://tiny.cc/Entrust_Racing_Security.
Entrust provides identity-based security solutions that empower enterprises, consumers, citizens and websites in more than 4,000 organizations spanning 60 countries. Entrust’s identity-based approach offers the right balance between affordability, expertise and service. For strong authentication, fraud detection, digital certificates, SSL and PKI, call 888-690-2424, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.entrust.com.
Entrust is a registered trademark of Entrust, Inc. in the United States and certain other countries. In Canada, Entrust is a registered trademark of Entrust Limited. All Entrust product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Entrust, Inc. or Entrust Limited. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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