Hercules Tire to Sponsor Greg Wilson Racing for 2018 World of Outlaws Tour
December 7, 2017
Hercules and Wilson team up for a third full Outlaws season
FINDLAY, OHIO, December 7, 2017 - Hercules Tire today announced that the company will continue its partnership with Greg Wilson Racing in 2018. This announcement follows Wilson's commitment earlier today to run once again with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on the 2018 tour.
“Greg and his team have been a part of the Hercules Tires family since 2012. In that time, he’s become a trusted and valued brand ambassador for Hercules,” said Jedd Emans, vice president of marketing for Hercules Tire. “Our relationship with Greg doesn’t end when he leaves the track. He visits with our dealers, employees and consumer customers – taking the time to get to know them and to talk about the sport and the role that Hercules has played in his career.”
As in past years, Hercules Tires’ Strongman logo will be featured prominently on Wilson’s #w20 car, as well as his racing suits, crew uniforms, trailer and driver’s merchandise. In turn, Wilson was recently the subject of a series of videos produced by Hercules Tires to give race fans a glimpse of the heart and drive of a competitor like Greg Wilson (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFPtUdpwYms&t=1s).
“I’m thrilled to continue the Outlaws tour and to do that with Hercules Tires at my side again this year,” said Wilson. “Hercules has been a faithful partner for years and has made possible other relationships that have helped move the Greg Wilson Racing team forward. I think 2018 is going to be a big year for both of us.”
Greg Wilson is regarded as one of the most accomplished and popular Sprint car drivers in the country. In 2016, Wilson was honored with the World of Outlaws Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award. He has won over 100 Sprint car features, and is two-time All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Points Champion. Wilson has raced in the World of Outlaws, All-Star Circuit of Champions, United States Auto Club, NRA Sprint Invaders, Midwest Open Wheel Association, Interstate Racing Association and American Sprint Car Series.
About Greg Wilson
Racing to Greg Wilson is not a hobby; it is his living and a life long passion that started at the age of five when he began racing go-karts. His family provided his first experience in a sprint car at the age of 15. He remained in the family car until he had a chance to drive for his Uncle Bob Hampshire in the popular #63 sprint car. Greg later joined with Warnimont Motorsports in 2006, and in 2014 he made the decision to form Greg Wilson Racing and take over ownership of the team. Greg’s racing experience in dirt and pavement ranges from Winged Sprints, Non-wing Sprints, USAC Silver Crown, and Modifieds. He has enjoyed success at all levels and his accomplishments are numerous.
Greg resides in Benton Ridge, Ohio with his wife Mackenzie and daughters Lilli and Alivia. A winner of over 100 Sprint car features, he is considered to be one of the most elite, popular and well-respected Sprint car drivers throughout the country by both the fans and his peers.
Additional information can be found at www.gregwilsonracing.com.
About Hercules Tires
Hercules Tires is widely recognized as the industry’s premier value brand with a comprehensive selection of passenger, UHP, light truck, medium truck, specialty trailer and specialty commercial tires. Since 1952, independent tire dealers and distributors have trusted Hercules to deliver outstanding quality, exceptional support and unsurpassed value.
Hercules is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Tire Distributors, Inc. American Tire Distributors is one of the largest independent suppliers of tires to the replacement tire market. It operates over 140 distribution centers, including 27 distribution centers in Canada, serving approximately 70,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada. The company offers an unsurpassed breadth and depth of inventory, frequent delivery and value-added services to tire and automotive service customers.
Additional information can be found at www.herculestire.com.