Aaron’s Pro Challenge Racing Series
Pro Challenge Race Cars and Team United sanctioning Association (TUSA) have announced that Aaron’s Sales and Lease Ownership will be the Title sponsor of the 2006 Aaron’s Pro Challenge Racing Series and the Aaron’s Dream Team.
Aaron Rents, Inc. (NYSE:RNT) is a leader in the sale and lease ownership of residential furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances, now with over 1,250 Company-operated and franchised stores in 46 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. The Company also manufactures an exclusive line of furniture, bedding and accessories at 10 facilities in four states. Aaron’s stores offer customers access to high quality furniture, appliances, electronics and computers for sale or on a lease-ownership arrangement. Customers have the option of buying their merchandise for an attractive cash price, or opting to lease their merchandise for even greater flexibility. With a lease option, customers make modest monthly payments and have the immediate use of the items they need without waiting for credit checks or other delays. Plus, Aaron’s will take care of delivery, set-up, repairs and more for the duration of a customer’s lease.
“We’re very proud Aaron’s is back on board,” said John Litzinger, owner of Pro Challenge Race Cars, based in Blountville, Tennessee. We had a very successful season in 2005 and look forward to another great year in 2006.
Pro Challenge is a scale Nextel Cup style car and a Craftsman Truck style vehicle. The vehicles are powered by Kawasaki 1100 and 1200 engines, which are sealed. The division also uses identical parts throughout the car and are checked at each race to ensure parity in the division. The division uses a spec Hoosier tire on 13” wheels.
“The racing is very competitive in the Aaron’s Pro Challenge Series,” says Raymond Williams, General Manager of Pro Challenge Race Cars. “We have a great mix of drivers in the series including some very talented young drivers that will compete in our new Aaron’s Jr. program. That program will enable young drivers to compete against each other before they move to the Aaron’s Dream Team.”
TUSA President Walt Breeding added, “We are proud to represent the Aaron’s Pro Challenge Series. Aaron’s Sales and Leasing, Pro Challenge Race Cars and TUSA are dedicated to the success of this series and the Aaron’s Dream Team. The Aaron’s Pro Challenge Series is a fun, economical way to enjoy and participate in motor racing.”
The Aaron’s Dream Team will comprise of the drivers that finished in the top 20 in points for the 2005 season. The team members must commit to competing in the 2006 Aaron’s Pro Challenge National Tour, which will guarantee them a starting position and additional qualifying money on that tour. They will also receive a personalized Aaron’s Dream Team racing shirt with the Aaron’s Dream Team logo.
The Aaron’s Pro Challenge Tour will consist of six (6) National races in four (4) different regions. Racing in Florida will start in February with others to follow in Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. A full schedule is posted at www.t-usa.org. For more information call TUSA at 302-424-7700 or Pro Challenge Race Cars at 423-323-4015.