Sponsor - Schaeffler Group
Official Web Site: www.Schaeffler.com
The Schaeffler Group is returning for another year as a sponor! With a major INA facility located right in Cheraw, SC, and INA's manufacturing of rolling, plain, and precision bearings for automotive applications, it's a natural fit to be involved with one of the toughest styles of motorsport competition that exists! The constant drag of the deep sand that the rally vehicles endure is a showcase for exactly the sort of powertrain durability that INA delivers for engines and transmissions the world over.
2007 marks a new level of involvement for the company: one of their own employees is entering the event! Brian Shaver will be battling the toughest roads in the southeast in NASA Rally Sport's new RallyMoto™ class. This allows road-legal motorcycles, usually modified dual-sport bikes of the sort seen in the famous Paris-Dakar rally, to compete on the same roads as the fantastic rally cars.
INA brand products are known for top levels of engineering and creative applications. It's no secret that the advanced engines in the top cars at the Sandblast Rally sport INA products in their valvetrains. With a 60 year history of excellent products for the automobile industry, INA and the Schaeffler Group are no strangers to the winner's circle.