LAS VEGAS — Cleveland-based Nextant Aerospace, the world leader in business aircraft remanufacturing, today announced it will join ThorSport Racing for the 2014 and 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series seasons.
The No. 98 Nextant Aerospace Toyota Tundra, piloted by Johnny Sauter, will take flight beginning at Daytona Int’l Speedway next February for a total of 12 races per season as well as associate sponsorship throughout the duration of the alliance.
“Sponsoring ThorSport is more than just a business tie-up: we’re both passionate about innovative technology – and about keeping ahead of the competition. Now we’re backing them on the race track just as we back their new Nextant 400XTi jet wherever they fly,” said Nextant President Sean McGeough
“I am excited to represent Nextant Aerospace, a company that understands our drive to a championship,” Sauter said. “To have them join our organization as we continue to test our limits seems like the perfect arrangement. And most important, Nextant seems to have the same bold spirit as my driving – the will to win drives us every day.”
Nextant and ThorSport Racing are proud of their shared Ohio heritage. For ThorSport, its geographical location far from the majority of other teams in North Carolina, makes the organizations NASCAR success including 12 wins, 110 top-5, 245 top-10 finishes and 14 pole awards, all the more significant. To make its competitive efforts more efficient, ThorSport Racing has acquired a Nextant 400XTi to support racing logistics.
“It makes perfect sense,” said Duke Thorson, owner of ThorSport Racing. “Two Ohio-based companies both focused on building their businesses, selling aircraft, and winning in their respective industries. Together, we will build brand identity for Nextant Aerospace in the motorsports world while continuing to run for championships.”