ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — Road America President and General Manager, Mike Kertscher, announced today that Holmatro is now the Official Rescue Equipment provider for America’s National Park of Speed!
Along with over 500 events held seasonally at the 640-acre facility, ten major weekends are open to the public, which include the NTT IndyCar Series, the MotoAmerica Superbike series, three vintage racing events, numerous Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) events, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Additionally, Road America’s award-winning safety team staffs numerous track days and test days where they will rely on Holmatro Rescue Equipment.
“Our first priority at Road America is the safety of our fans, drivers, teams and those who utilize our facility,” said Kertscher. “We all know that potential dangers exist in racing, but having the best equipment and knowledge in the hands of our safety team when they respond is vital whenever an incident occurs.”
Holmatro has a proven track record of supporting the racing industry through race safety teams like in the NTT INDYCAR Series along with various tracks. Most recently Holmatro signed a partnership with The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).
Road America will have several response vehicles equipped with the Holmatro Rescue Equipment and first-in supplies, along with extinguishing and cleanup systems that can assist all of the different types of cars that utilize the 4.048-mile racetrack and the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex during events.
Holmatro is a leading rescue equipment manufacturer founded in the Netherlands in 1967. It is the single biggest global supplier of innovative high-pressure hydraulic rescue tools, with manufacturing facilities in the US and the Netherlands. With over 400 employees, it has three headquarters worldwide to serve authorized business partners in more than 160 countries. Holmatro’s cordless portable and powerful tools are ideal for the motor sport environment, where drivers need to be extricated from carbon fibre monocoques and high-strength roll-cage structures. Over the years it has been Holmatro’s goal to translate their learnings in racing into innovative rescue tools that raise the level of global post-crash response. Visit www.holmatro.com Follow Holmatro on www.facebook.com/HolmatroRescueWorld.
About Road America
Established in 1955, Road America is located midway between Milwaukee and Green Bay in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The world’s best racers have competed at this legendary four-mile, 14-turn road circuit for over 60 years. The 640-acre, park-like grounds offer amazing viewing opportunities, fantastic concessions and high-speed excitement to hundreds of thousands of spectators each year. In addition to public race weekends, Road America offers a variety of group event programs, the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex for karting and supermoto, and the Road America Motorcycle and Advanced Driving Schools. For more information, visit www.roadamerica.com Follow Road America on www.facebook.com/RoadAmerica and on Twitter: @roadamerica or call 800-365-7223.