Wednesday, June 3, 2009 extends NASCAR Truck Series sponsorship of Timothy Peters for the rest of 2009 season

ROXBORO, NC – announced it will continue sponsorship of driver Timothy Peters and Premier Racing’s Toyotas for the rest of the 2009 season in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series.

“I think Strutmasters and Premier Racing is a perfect match,” said Peters, a resident of Danville, Va. “The Strutmasters organization and our race team are both great Cinderella stories in their own right. We have both worked very hard to get this far. Big things lie ahead for the both of us.”
Strutmasters, which started in owner Chip Lofton’s converted dairy barn in 1999, provides consumers an affordable alternative to expensive and problematic air ride suspension systems on luxury vehicles. The company ships suspension conversion kits to thousands of auto repair shops, parts stores and dealers across North America. Retail customers can order by visiting the website.

Peters said keeping the logos on his Toyota Tundra trucks ”comes at the perfect time” because the series returns to one of his favorite tracks Friday night, Dover’s Monster Mile. He qualified fourth and came home a career-best sixth there in 2006.

“I am really stoked about going back to Dover,” said Peters, who opened the season sixth at Daytona and followed up with a ninth at California Speedway. “We’re so tickled to have Strutmasters as the final piece of the puzzle to run the whole season. Some of my best tracks are coming up and I am so glad to know we’ll be there to take advantage of it. We were there in the top 10 in points (ninth) until some bad luck dropped us back (to 16th).”

Peters was a 10-time national champion in the World Karting Association, where he forged a life-long friendship with another Danville racer, Steve Stallings. Peters, Stallings and fellow Danville businessmen Scot Jones and Philip Hudgins formed Premier Racing late last season. The team switched from Dodges to Toyotas for 2009.

“Chip Lofton and Strutmasters have always been big supporters of grassroots local racing back home,” said Peters, a champion of weekly Late Model racing at South Boston Speedway in 2004 and Orange County Speedway in 2002-2003. “Chip had helped me in the past and he promised to help us get through the first four races this year. We got off to such a good start, he agreed to two more races. Now he has really stepped up to the plate.”

Peters added: “As a racer, all you want is a chance to go racing. I can’t thank Strutmasters enough for giving us that chance. We have a great sponsor and a great relationship with Toyota. I think we’re really going to be a force to deal with the rest of the season. I know we can get the job done!”

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