Gearwrench Breaks into SX

BALTIMORE - GearWrench, a premier hand tool brand from Danaher Tool Group, today announced its sponsorship of the Monster Energy Cernic's Kawasaki 2009 supercross racing team. As the exclusive hand tool sponsor of the top-level professional team, GearWrench will outfit the team with its full line of ratcheting wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, torque wrenches, and more.

In the 13 years since the Cernic's Kawasaki team formed, it has won eight National Arenacross and four Canadian Outdoor National Championships. Monster Energy Cernic's Kawasaki includes: Paul Carpenter, the 2008 U.S. Supercross Top Privateer Award Winner and 2007 Canadian Motocross Champion; Bobby Kiniry, a top 10 competitor in the West Coast Supercross Lites Class; Jack Carpenter, a rookie American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Supercross competitor; and Heidi Cooke, the 2007 Canadian Women's National Champion. The 2009 U.S. supercross schedule includes 17 races in 12 states as well as Toronto. The Canadian motocross schedule will include 9 races throughout Canada.

"Supercross has grown to be the second most popular motorsport in the U.S. with event audiences approaching one million," said Marc Mangus, senior brand manager for GearWrench. "Speed is the name of the game in motocross whether on the track or in the pit.  Recognized for helping technicians work smarter and faster, GearWrench will play an important role in optimizing the team's performance."

"The Monster Energy Cernic's Kawasaki Team is extremely happy to be partnered with GearWrench for the 2009 season," said Team Manager Derek Sorenson. "GearWrench was not only the first to patent the original ratcheting wrench, but they are also one of the leaders in the quality hand tool market.  Our team is pleased to be able to draw upon GearWrench's years of research and development to provide our mechanics with some of the tool industries finest and most innovative wrench's, allowing them to do their important job a little bit easier."

GearWrench has demonstrated a commitment to supporting the racing community through sponsorships of NASCAR and Bimmerworld Racing. 

Supercross races are telecast on CBS and SPEED networks. For a complete listing of the 2009 schedule go to

About GearWrench
GearWrench is a premier hand tool brand from Danaher Tool Group, one of the largest hand tool manufacturers in the world. Since the launch of the original patented 5-degree ratcheting wrench, the GearWrench brand has continuously led the industry with breakthroughs in pass-thru ratchets, sockets, screw/nut drivers, pliers and specialty tools. More than 70 million GearWrench products have been "Professionally Tested" throughout the world. Additional information about GearWrench is available online at

About Danaher
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