Sunday
Apr152007

TEAM NEWS: NORTH-SOUTH TO SPONSOR TAFEL No. 71 AT LONG BEACH

NORTH-SOUTH TO SPONSOR TAFEL No. 71 AT LONG BEACH

North South Machinery, Southern California’s No 1 distributor for traditional and non-traditional machining, is proud to extend its current sponsorship with Tafel Racing in to the very highly regarded American Le Mans Series for this weekend’s Long Beach Grand Prix.

The Tafel Racing No. 71, driven by Robin Liddell and Wolf Henzler, will not only feature the North South Machinery.com livery on the side of the car, but will also carry several of North South’s associated partners, including Tornos, ANCA, and Dunkel Brothers Machinery Moving. This same group of sponsors currently supports the Tafel Racing No. 72 entry in the Grand-American Rolex Sportscar series, driven by Nathan Swartzbaugh and Andrew Davis.

Specializing in the sale of high precision EDM machines, waterjets, high precision turning solutions, CNC mills, as well as specialty machines, North-South Machinery has prided itself on being at the forefront of machining technology for over 20-years.

“Everyone at North South is extremely excited to be involved with such a quality organization as Tafel Racing,” states Wayne Henderson, CFO of the Brea, CA based company. “Our participation in the Grand-American series has provided a great fit to demonstrate our commitment to competition and technology, but extending this to our own backyard out in Long Beach, and in the American Le Mans Series, has only taken it to the next level. Many of the high precision parts and molds involved in such technology driven racing comes from machinery very similar to what we sell.”

“It is great to represent North South in one of their biggest markets,” Jim Tafel, Tafel Racing team owner said. “Wayne and his group have been with us this year on our Grand-Am cars and we are happy to extend the relationship on our ALMS cars as well. We are looking for a good result this weekend in front of the North South cheering section.”

After leading during the initial laps of the most recent event in St. Petersburg, Florida, Tafel Racing is eager to make good on the potential they’ve shown in their initial foray in to the series. With the long straights and very technical corners of Long Beach, the team approaches this weekend with a lot of confidence.

The race this Saturday from Long Beach, Calif. will be televised on the SPEED Channel, tape delayed, starting at 5:00 p.m. ET.

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