EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced it will feature Aeroquip® performance products with its title sponsorship role at the newly combined Michigan Snowmobile Association’s All-Sports Show & Swap Meet and the American Snowmobiler (AmSnow) magazine’s Super Sled Shootout. The event will be held on September 23 - 25, 2011, at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan.
Snowmobilers and motorcyclists from across North America will convene at the park—where the starting line is named Aeroquip Alley—to race on the quarter-mile, asphalt drag strip at speeds exceeding 180 mph and to view the latest in snowmobiles and accessory products, such as Eaton’s Aeroquip performance hose and fitting products.
“Eaton is a longtime supporter of all forms of motorsports and the Martin track, and we are excited to feature Aeroquip performance products with our title sponsor role at the first side-by-side Swap Meet and Super Sled Shootout,” said Eaton’s Mike Rasnick, retail aftermarket account manager. “The weekend will offer a dynamic opportunity to promote Aeroquip products among asphalt snowmobilers, recreational racing enthusiasts and trail groomers. Aeroquip products have been the number one choice of racing enthusiasts for over 60 years, thanks in part to educating customers at racing events.”
The weekend lineup will include:
- Friday, September 23, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.—All-Sports Show and Swap Meet will feature all four snowmobile and ATV manufacturers, aftermarket and power sport products and more. Asphalt snowmobile racers, as well as motorcycle and drag racers, will participate in evening test and tune runs on the U.S. 131 track.
- Saturday, September 24, 9 a.m. to dark—All-Sports Show and Swap Meet will continue with ATV test rides. Following a morning test and tune session, the Super Sled Shootout will begin approximately at noon with premier Outlaw, All Motor, Pro 9.0 Index, Pro Stock, and Big Twin classes, as well as classes for all levels of sled riders and motorcyclists. Bracket races will follow.
- Sunday, September 25, 9 a.m.—After a morning practice session, the Super Sled Shootout will wrap up with several class races and final bracket races.
Eaton’s Hydraulics Group is a segment of the company’s Industrial Sector. The business is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of a comprehensive line of reliable, high-efficiency hydraulic systems and components for use in mobile and stationary applications. Mobile and stationary markets include agriculture, alternative energy, construction, forestry, manufacturing, material handling, mining, oil and gas, processing, transportation and utility equipment. Eaton’s Hydraulics Group provides customer-driven solutions under product names such as Aeroquip®, Boston®, Char-Lynn®, Eaton®, Hydrokraft®, Hydrowa®, Hydro-Line®, Integrated Hydraulics®, Synflex®, Vickers®, Walterscheid™, and Weatherhead®. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/hydraulics.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.