It was announced today that Verizon IndyCar Series team Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) has aligned with top tool brand GEARWRENCH® during a special garage design unveiling. In addition to becoming the presenting sponsor of the team’s iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway garage design, which is in its third year, GEARWRENCH becomes the Official Hand Tool brand of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in a multi-year partnership.
The maker of the original five-degree ratcheting wrench and a go-to brand for automotive technicians, GEARWRENCH offers a wide assortment of over 4,100 professional automotive and industrial hand tools, each designed for unprecedented speed, strength, and access. The GEARWRENCH partnership and the innovative tools the brand is famous for will be a valued benefit to the 20 technicians at Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.
“This is an extremely exciting opportunity for the GEARWRENCH brand,” said John Constantine, SVP and President, North American Hand Tools, Apex Tool Group. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, their drivers, and their top mechanics. Motorsports is a natural fit for GEARWRENCH and this new alignment with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports holds tremendous upside potential for both organizations.”
Jon Flack, President of SPM noted, “Everyone at Schmidt Peterson Motorsports is hugely excited to welcome GEARWRENCH to the team as our Official Hand Tool Partner. GEARWRENCH is a brand that understands the needs of the talented men and women using their products, and its history in motorsport speaks for itself. We couldn’t be happier for this opportunity to bring them onboard for years to come.”
“It’s great to have GEARWRENCH on board with our team because it directly affects my Lucas Oil guys and the entire SPM team,” commented Robert Wickens, driver of the No. 6 Lucas Oil SPM Honda. “I’m excited that the partnership will bring top-notch products for everyone at the shop and at the track.”
A special time-lapse video will be available later this week for fans who wish to see the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Garage presented by GEARWRENCH being installed. SPM will next take to the track later this week in preparation for the INDYCAR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 2.439-mile permanent road course.