Mouser Electronics shifts into high gear with champion driver Tony Kanaan for the GoPro™ Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma at Infineon Raceway on August 26, where the tenacious driver will campaign the No. 11 Mouser Electronics/GEICO/KV Racing Technology Chevrolet/Firestone IndyCar on the famous California purpose-built road course.
The track is a 2.52-mile road course nestled in the beautiful Sonoma Wine Country. In 2005, Kanaan claimed the inaugural victory when IndyCar returned to Sonoma Valley after a 35-year hiatus. With a previous win at Sonoma on his record, Kanaan is sure to keep fans on the edge of their seats this year as he races for another win.
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"We are hoping for a repeat of 2005," says Larry Johannes, Mouser Electronics' Vice President of Strategic Marketing. "And with Tony behind the wheel of the No.11 Mouser car, we are thinking the odds are in his favor. Rest assured it will be an exciting race."
"We are getting so close to another win," states Kanaan. "We are still in the championship hunt. We just have to keep producing good results. Hopefully we get a win very soon."
To view a video interview with Kanaan during his recent visit to Mouser's corporate headquarters, click on http://mou.sr/GSTKHT. The champion driver has logged seven Top 6 finishes so far this season, including three Top 3 showings – a season-high 2nd place at Milwaukee and two outstanding 3rd place finishes at Iowa and the historic Indianapolis 500. He now holds on to 7th place in the championship point standings.
Joining Mouser as co-sponsors for the 2012 Izod® IndyCar Series are TTI, Inc, Sager, Murata, Molex, TE Connectivity, Phoenix Contact, Littelfuse, KEMET, Ohmite, Hammond, Harwin, ebm-papst, Omron, BIVAR, Fluke, and Amphenol.
Mouser's comprehensive IndyCar racing program provides a high-tech platform to showcase its valued supplier partnerships and connect with the industry's leading electronic design engineers and buyers. Engineers are invited to take the Mouser 500 Challenge, a series of three engineering challenges to help find design solutions to various technical problems relating to the high-speed sport of IndyCar. To learn more about Mouser's 500 Engineering Challenge, visit www.mouser.com/500challenge/.