CHARLOTTE, NC (April 3, 2014)—Tyler McQuarrie Racing and AERO™ Advanced Paint Technology today announced a partnership for the 2014 season for the Formula Drift race in Long Beach, CA highlighting the team’s GoPro, Mobil1, and Hankook Tire sponsorships.
McQuarrie, who also is a respected driver in the Continental Tires Sportscar Challenge for CJ Wilson Racing, assisted with the preparation and install of the AERO™ film-based paint applique livery on his Chevrolet Camaro. The multi-talented driver stated that the “AERO product was amazing in the way everything pops so much more.” In comparison to vinyl, the AERO product does have a much better aesthetic, while also being half as light and much more durable.
Jim McGuire, CEO of entrotech, Inc., AERO’s parent company was excited to work with McQuarrie. “In addition to the huge performance gains from AERO, we’re providing a valuable platform for sponsors where we can actually make their logos look significantly better, while stripping weight from the car,” McGuire said. “No one else in our industry is doing that—it’s unheard of.”
Tyler McQuarrie Racing will debut the AERO™ Advanced Paint Technology livery at the Formula Drift race in Long Beach, CA, this weekend. The livery will be significantly lighter, more durable, than paint and vinyl, while providing enhanced brand equity for GoPro, Mobil1, and Hankook through a greater depth of image, protection of embedded graphics, and high-resolution printing by industry leading printer, The Decal Source.
In addition to its performance benefits, AERO™ Advanced Paint Technology reduces maintenance time versus ordinary paint. The film-based paint applique can be applied and stripped in minutes, since it does not require drying. More information on AERO™ Advanced Paint Technology is available at www.rethinkpaint.com.
About Tyler McQuarrie Racing
Tyler McQuarrie started racing karts at age 14, and moved up to formula cars later in his younger years. He went on to win two championships in the US, then spent a season racing Formula Vauxhalls in Europe, and returned to the states to run in the USF2000 Series. McQuarrie raced Porsches in the American Le Mans series, which led to NASCAR Southwest Tour, Sprint cars, Touring cars and Drifting.
McQuarrie has been an instructor at Jim Russell Racing School since 1997. There he has coached thousands of drivers and many pro drivers, such as: Bill Elliott, Scott Speed, Regan Smith, and Scott Riggs. In 2012 McQuarrie became an Owner/Driver of his own team in Formula Drift.
About AERO™ Advanced Paint Technology
AERO™ Advanced Paint Technology is a division of entrotech, Inc. Established in 1999, entrotech is a technology business that designs, develops and commercializes innovative materials used in many of the world’s most advanced products. The company’s focus is on life sciences, data storage, display enhancement and protection, green paint applique films and premium carbon fiber products. With executive offices and laboratories in San Francisco, the company has manufacturing and development facilities in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, visit: www.entrotech.com