Scooter manufacturer to sponsor racing team

KYMCO, the official ATV and scooter sponsor of the NHRA, will support R2B2 Racing and its four professional race teams in 2011.

The team is headlined by Melanie Troxel’s In-N-Out Burger Funny Car. It also includes three Pro Mod entries that will compete in the Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. R2B2 Racing owner/driver Roger Burgess, Troxel, fellow team driver Brad Personett and their personnel will use KYMCO scooters at 22 NHRA events and 10 Pro Mod races in 2011, according to a report on the NHRA’s website.

The agreement, which runs for two years, also places KYMCO logos on Troxel’s Funny Car and Pro Mod car, Burgess’s ProCar Rx Pro Mod Camaro and Personett’s turbo-charged R2B2 Racing hot rod.

“We’re very pleased to welcome KYMCO into our racing family,” Burgess told the NHRA. “They are great people to work with and they make fantastic scooters. There’s a reason they’ve become the must-have piece of equipment on the NHRA tour.”

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