HOUSTON, Dec. 7, 2017 — TOTAL Specialties USA, Inc., TOTAL S.A.'s US marketing affiliate, has renewed its sponsorship of The Mid-Ohio School and expanded it to include the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Through a new five-year agreement extending through 2022, TOTAL continues its designation as the Official Lubricant Partner of both properties.
“TOTAL's partnership with The Mid-Ohio School has been an excellent testing ground to demonstrate the protection TOTAL Quartz provides to engines, even when used in extreme conditions,” said Christophe Doussoux, Senior Vice President, Lubricants for TOTAL Specialties USA, Inc. “We are excited and energized to continue to grow the partnership by extending our sponsorship to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the next five years.”
“We truly appreciate TOTAL's support of The Mid-Ohio School over the past five seasons, and we could not be more pleased to expand their presence to now include Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course,” said Craig Rust, president of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School. “TOTAL's oil and lubricants are known worldwide for their excellence, and we are proud to partner with this global brand and help further grow its footprint in North America.”
TOTAL will have a more visible presence at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with additional trackside signage, plus entertainment opportunities with race tickets, hospitality and high performance driving courses at The Mid-Ohio School. TOTAL supplies all the oil and brake fluid used in The Mid-Ohio School's fleet of Honda vehicles through TOTAL Quartz synthetic performance engine oils.
About MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE
A comprehensive motorsports facility in Lexington, Ohio, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course sits on 330 acres and features a permanent road-racing circuit with two primary configurations: 2.4-mile, 15-turn or 2.258-mile, 13-turn layout. Located 60 miles north of Columbus and 75 miles south of Cleveland near Mansfield, the natural terrain road course is commonly referred to as the “Most Competitive in the U.S.” and annually hosts a diversity of locally, regionally and nationally sanctioned racing events for amateur, club and professional drivers and riders. It is also home to The Mid-Ohio School, featuring over 20 driving and riding courses, for teenagers to professional racers using Honda vehicles. Opened in 1962, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is owned and operated by Green Savoree Racing Promotions, just the facility's third private ownership group in its history.
About THE MID-OHIO SCHOOL
Based at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in Lexington, Ohio, The Mid-Ohio School provides professional driving and riding instruction to drivers and motorcyclists of all skill levels. The school's 16 automobile courses include the renowned Honda Teen Defensive Driving program, as well as High Performance and Racing programs. The motorcycle side features two Performance Track Riding formats. Students enjoy classroom sessions, skill drills, expert private instruction and lapping on the same track that challenges the world's top racers. The school is a member of the AAA Approved Driving School Network and a past recipient of the prestigious Ohio State Highway Patrol's Partners for Safety Award. In 25 seasons, The Mid-Ohio School boasts 71,855 all-time graduates, including almost 21,300 teenage drivers and 18,012 motorcyclists.
TOTAL is a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas company, and a major player in solar energy with SunPower and TOTAL Solar. Our 98,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible. As a responsible corporate citizen, we focus on ensuring that our operations in more than 130 countries worldwide consistently deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.
About TOTAL Specialties USA, Inc.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, TOTAL Specialties USA, Inc. is a part of the Americas Division for the Marketing & Services Branch of the TOTAL Group. TOTAL Specialties USA, Inc. offers a wide range of lubricant products including TOTAL Quartz synthetic performance engine oils. Our products are sold through a comprehensive network of distributors, direct channels and an online presence. In addition to a growing distribution network and evolving production capabilities, we're committed to heightening our brand awareness through partnerships in motorsports.
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