VENTRILO PARTNERS WITH GERMAIN RACING AND DRIVER TODD BODINE FOR THE 2009 NASCAR SEASON
Mooresville, N.C. – April 15, 2009 – Ventrilo, a product of Flagship Industries and the premier group voice communications program used in tournaments and multiplayer games, announced today that it is the primary sponsor of the No. 30 Ventrilo Tundra at Kansas Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and Gateway International Raceway for the 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Veteran NASCAR racer, Todd Bodine, is the driver of the No. 30 Ventrilo Tundra of Germain Racing.
“As a racing enthusiast, I am thrilled about our partnership with Germain Racing this upcoming NASCAR season,” said Brian Knapp, president, Flagship Industries. “This is the perfect opportunity to expand the Ventrilo brand beyond the traditional user in the online computer gaming industry.”
Crew chief Mike Hillman Jr. is anxious to get to Kansas and show Flagship Industries how much fun it is to be a part of a top-ranked, highly competitive race team.
“We are excited to partner with Flagship Industries and make the Ventrilo Tundra part of their ongoing marketing efforts. We know that our No. 30 team will create expanded visibility and interest in Ventrilo,” said Hillman Jr. “The Flagship Industries headquarters are just outside of St. Louis, so the Kansas and Gateway races are very important to them. We’ve been to victory lane at both tracks and I know Todd and I would like nothing more than to get the No. 30 Ventrilo Tundra into victory lane at Kansas – the track where we earned our first win together.”
Bodine opened the 2009 Truck Series season with a record-setting fourth-consecutive win on a superspeedway by capturing a repeat victory at Daytona International Speedway. He has earned a combined total of 31 victories in both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series. Together with Hillman Jr. at Germain Racing, Bodine has pushed the No. 30 Ventrilo Tundra to the forefront of the Toyota Tundra lineup by earning more wins than any other Tundra team. Team sponsor Ventrilo is the industry standard by which all other group communication software is measured and the No. 30 Ventrilo Tundra is the truck all the competition wants to beat each race weekend.
“Obviously to carry the logo of a Midwest company to race at Kansas Speedway, Gateway and again at Bristol is a big honor. I’m very excited about our new relationship with Ventrilo and Flagship Industries,” said Bodine who is currently second in the Truck Series championship standings heading into the Kansas race weekend. “The No. 30 Ventrilo Tundra was very fast last year at Kansas. We have a win there and with all we’ve learned this season, I’m looking forward to giving the folks at Flagship Industries a great performance and a lot of exposure for the Ventrilo brand.”
Germain Racing’s No. 30 Ventrilo Tundra team has collected 16 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victories and four pole awards. Look for the Ventrilo Tundra to debut at Kansas Speedway on Saturday, April 25th. Racing action begins at 6:00 PM ET and can be heard on your local MRN affiliate or seen live on SPEED Channel.
About Germain Racing:
Germain Racing is located in Mooresville, N.C. The race team has collected 17 wins, six pole awards and one championship in four full seasons of Camping World Truck Series competition. To put your company’s marketing efforts into high-gear, visit www.germainracing.com and learn about becoming a Germain Racing sponsor.
About Flagship Industries:
Flagship Industries Inc, located in Maryville, Illinois, was founded in 2003 to pursue the development and marketing of the Ventrilo product line which was originally started in the spring of 1999. Due to its superior sound quality, reliability, scalability, user interface and ever evolving feature set, Ventrilo has become the preferred group communications tool. Ventrilo 3.0.0 is the next evolutionary step of Voice over IP (VoIP) group communications software. Ventrilo is also the industry standard by which all others measure themselves as they attempt to imitate its features.
More information can be found at www.ventrilo.com