PENGILLY, Minn. – Dan Motter, owner of the Motter Equipment 71M entry that competes on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, has announced that the team has signed HE&M Saw as an associate sponsor.
“I met Doug Harris, president and CEO of HE&M Saw, at the PRI show in December,” explained Motter. “There was a rare synergy between us from the beginning. We share common philosophies on life and business, and we both have our families involved in our businesses. It’s not often that you feel that you have made a good friend so quickly.
For driver Joey Saldana, having Doug involved with the race team will be a reunion of sorts. HE&M was an associate sponsor on Saldana’s car in 2002 and 2003 and again when he drove for Kasey Kahne Racing in 2008.
“We feel very fortunate to have Doug in our racing family and we feel our sport and our team will contribute unique marketing and sales opportunities for the HE&M Saw brand,” Saldana said.
“HE&M Saw has always been committed to the racing community; and we are excited to be back sponsoring Joey Saldana with Motter Motorsports,” said Doug Harris, HE&M Saw president. “We look forward to the season and lots of success while building a loyal following where our customers and distributors can follow our winning race team.”
Saldana, a veteran of dirt track racing, is seventh on the World of Outlaws all-time win list and drove the Motter Equipment 71M to fourth in final point standings last year, winning the Sept. 6 event at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. The team also bested over 100 competitors to win the pole for the prestigious Knoxville Nationals.
“We are looking forward to an exciting season in 2014 and making a serious run for the championship,” said Motter.