IZOD IndyCar® Series Holmatro Safety Team

HOLMATRO RESCUE TOOLS TO SPONSOR
INDY RACING LEAGUE SAFETY TEAM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., (Feb. 24, 2010) – Holmatro Rescue Tools have been an important resource for the Indy Racing League’s safety team for many years and, beginning with the 2010 season, the company will be the sponsor of the Holmatro Safety Team, which debuted its new look today during the IZOD IndyCar Series Open Test at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
The Holmatro Safety Team has provided at-track support at every Indy Racing League race since its January 1996 inaugural event at Walt Disney World Speedway. In 2010, the Holmatro Safety Team will accompany the Indy Racing League, the sanctioning body for the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights, to 17 events in the United States, Canada, Brazil and Japan.

Holmatro CEO/president quotes:

Under the supervision of Dr. Mike Olinger, Indy Racing League director of medical services, and Mike Yates, Indy Racing League manager of track safety operations, the Holmatro Safety Team consists of approximately 24 safety personnel with a minimum of 14 attending each event – 2 trauma physicians, 3 paramedics and 9 firefighters/EMTs. Team personnel have an average of 20 years of experience in their respective areas.
The Holmatro Safety Team travels with four safety vehicles and brings the most sophisticated racing technologies and state-of-the-art and high-performance Holmatro rescue equipment to each venue. It continually evaluates its on-track procedures to be at the forefront of motorsports safety for participants and spectators. The Holmatro Safety Team works in conjunction with and coordinates the safety personnel staffing each venue, including firefighters, ambulance and tow-truck providers and track maintenance crews. An eight-hour instructional course is held at every new venue on the schedule and the team meets with tracks for update sessions before each event.

“Holmatro tools have been a staple of our safety team’s equipment over the years, and we’re excited to now have the company serve as the title sponsor of the crew,” said Terry Angstadt, president of the commercial division, Indy Racing League. “We continue to take pride in our role as a leader in on-track safety in the motorsports community and with Holmatro’s support, we look forward to further expanding our leadership position.”
The Holmatro Safety Team transporter, safety vehicles and crew members also will represent Holmatro at trade shows/conferences and during spectator access to the paddock at Indy Racing League events.

About Holmatro:

Since 1967, Holmatro has manufactured and supplied high-pressure hydraulic equipment for specialized industries around the world. It is a globally operating company, with branches in the Netherlands, United States, China, and Poland. Holmatro designs, develops, manufactures and supplies rescue equipment, industrial equipment and marine equipment globally. Its products are innovative, high quality and above all effective under the most diverse conditions.

For more information, visit www.holmatro-usa.com.
More Information regarding the IZOD IndyCar® Series can be found at: www.indycar.com

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