KYMCO USA partnered with the IndyCar Series to be the official scooter and off-road utility vehicle of the series. KYMCO also will have official status with Firestone Indy Lights, a premier ladder series for drivers and teams striving to compete in the IndyCar Series, according to a KYMCO press release.
The partnership will help KYMCO USA expose its brand, says Eric Bondy, president of KYMCO USA.
“It’s a thrilling form of American racing with an established fan base that is only getting bigger,” he said in the release.
Greg Gruning, vice president of sales for the Indy Racing League, added in the press release, “We couldn’t be more pleased to have a company like KYMCO come on board with the IndyCar Series. KYMCO manufactures quality products that the IndyCar Series staff will rely on throughout the course of the IndyCar Series season.”
Throughout 2009, IndyCar Series personnel will use KYMCO Super 8 150cc scooters and UXV 500 4X4 utility vehicles for various needs.