Team Marines Racing has an iconic brand image and is actively seeking corporate partners who want to connect with the Marine Corps brand. TMR's sponsorship of Vision One Motorsports is one way to reach out to corporate partners and it will provide additional marketing value to the team. Team Marines Racing is focused on gaining the team sponsors exposure to military personnel and their families across the globe. TMR will be arranging special events and rider visits at military events, Veteran's hospitals and military bases nationwide for the team and sponsors to attend.
"We are pleased to add Vision One Motorsports to our Team Marines Racing family," said Team Marines Racing Chief Strategy Officer, Chip Dykes. "Supercross fits with our image because Supercross riders are some of the best conditioned athletes in the world. The military is a close-knit family with an unprecedented loyalty factor. They truly appreciate any company that supports the men and women in uniform. This is a perfect opportunity to show respect for our military and gain considerable exposure in the one of the fastest growing motorsports around."
As part of the agreement, the team will donate a portion of sponsor funds and merchandise sales to two non-profit groups, the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and Wounded Warrior Project. The agreement allows team sponsors to give back to injured military men and women who have fought for our freedom.
"I'm extremely happy with our agreement with Team Marines Racing," explained team owner, Billy Whitley. "This is our way of giving back to those service members that protect our country while providing huge exposure to our partners. TMR has a unique connection to the U.S. Marines that will help our sponsors achieve more exposure with their sponsorship."
Vision One Motorsports is currently competing as the Monster Energy Cernic's Kawasaki Racing Team. The team races in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series and the CMRC Monster Energy Motocross Nationals with Paul Carpenter, Bobby Kiniry, Jack Carpenter and Heidi Cooke. Paul Carpenter is the 2007 CMRC Motocross Champion and 2008 AMA Supercross Privateer of the Year.