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Iconic 100 per cent Australian family owned company, Penrite Oil, has today announced it will become the official naming rights partner of one of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship flagship events, the Penrite Oil Sandown 500.
The two-year deal covering 2019 and 2020 was announced today at the historic Melbourne circuit, which this year will be the final stop of the coveted PIRTEK Enduro Cup.
As part of the deal, Penrite will continue as the official Oil and Lubricant partner of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and will have significant brand presence and activations at both events.
Supercars General Manager – Commercial Jamie Black said the commitment from Penrite Oil continues the success of previous partnerships with the category.
“Penrite Oil has a strong pedigree in motorsport and has provided unwavering support of Australian-based teams, drivers and organisations from a raft of motorsport disciplines over the past 90 years,” Black said.
“As a company entrenched in Supercars it is a logical step to add naming rights to one of the biggest races in Australia’s biggest category to its’ brand portfolio.
“We’re proud to continue to build a strong partnership through today’s announcement of the Penrite Oil Sandown 500.”
Penrite Oil General Manager Toby Dymond said the Sandown event is a perfect fit for the homegrown Melbourne based company.
“Our family grew up with a great interest in all forms of motorsport and our staff share our passion. Many of us have even raced at this track and so our association with Melbourne’s home of motorsport, Sandown, makes sense to us,” Dymond said.
“Penrite has grown from humble beginning to today, being a leading Australian oil brand. We are proud to employ over 250 people, export to more than 35 different countries and continue to manufacture right here, on Australian soil.”
The commitment to take naming rights of the Penrite Oil Sandown 500, follows the manufacturer’s announcements earlier this year to sponsor both of Erebus Motorsport’s Commodores in the 2019 Supercars season, under the new Penrite Racing banner.
A partnership that started late in the 2015 season and has included three years of naming rights for 2017 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 winner David Reynolds, grew this year into a full naming-rights deal.
This year’s Sandown event is one of the most eagerly awaited in years, with the likes of former Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 winners Luke Youlden, Garth Tander, Steven Richards, Jonathon Webb and the great Craig Lowndes confirmed as co-drivers for this year’s event, alongside the biggest names in the sport currently competing for this year’s Championship.
The 2019 Penrite Oil Sandown 500 will this year support the Movember charity, with a “retro bar” being activated at the event, where a gold coin donation will go towards the Movember cause. Further details regarding Supercars support of Movember will be released closer to the event.
The Penrite Oil Sandown 500 will run from November 8-10 at the historic Melbourne circuit.
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