|Date: 3/30/2010 9:08:06 PM|
Rifenburg Companies commit to primary sponsorship for Austinís IMCA Dirt Modified Car for the 2010 Racing Season
Concord, N.C. (03/09/10)
It was announced today the Rifenburg Companies of Troy, NY and Raleigh, NC, have agreed to join KAR Racing as the primary sponsor on the #7 IMCA Dirt Modified Car, to be driven by Austin Langenstein, for the 2010 IMCA Dirt Modified Series.
The sponsorship agreement will showcase the Rifenburg Companies logos on the hood and rear quarter panels of the new Dirt Modified Car the team recently acquired from famed car builder Larry Shaw. The car will be painted Rifenburgís perennial red color with Austinís #7 on the side as he competes in IMCA sanctioned races at tracks in North and South Carolina and at other race tracks in the Central Atlantic States.
"We are truly thrilled to have the Rifenburg Family and their companies as a major part of our racing team for the 2010 season", said Charlie Langenstein, team owner. "I have enjoyed a long relationship with the Rifenburgís and look forward to having them on board for Austinís inaugural season competing in the IMCA Dirt Modified Series".
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"This is a major step in Austinís racing career and the Rifenburg Family has had a rich and successful history in motorsports, especially in the dirt modified ranks", noted Charlie. "At speedwayís like Lebanon Valley, and other tracks throughout New York State: with racing legends like Tommy Corellis and Kenny Tremont, along with up and coming star Donnie Corellis; Rifenburg Dirt Modified Cars have recorded hundreds of feature wins and numerous series championships over the past 20 years", noted the elder Langenstein.
"It will truly be an honor to have the Rifenburg name on my race car for 2010", added Austin. "They understand what it takes to win championships", he continued, "and Iím truly excited to have them with me as I move into the modified series". "Being associated with legendary drivers like Corellis and Tremont can only make my transition to dirt modified smoother and help my development as a driver, which makes this deal even sweeter", concluded Austin.
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"The Rifenburg Companies are extremely excited to be a part of Austinís move into the IMCA Dirt Modified Series," remarked George Rifenburg, President of Rifenburg Companies. "We helped Austin some in 2009 and, after watching this young man progress as a driver, I am confident he will be a successful race car driver for years to come, no matter what he drives". "He is very talented and our goal is to assist him in any way we can to achieve his goal of becoming an IMCA Dirt Modified Champion", remarked Mr. Rifenburg.
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"Austin shows a lot of promise and, if he continues to develop like we feel he will, we would love to give him an opportunity to drive one of our Northeast DIRTcar style cars this summer in
upstate New York", observed David Rifenburg, Vice President of Rifenburg Companies. "Weíd start him out in a 358 small block car and then, as soon as heís ready, move him up to the big block series", Dave concluded.
"Iíve been around racing all my life and I know what it takes to be a successful race car driver and this kidís got it", noted Tommy Corellis, retired Rifenburg driver and former Northeast DIRTcar Modified Champion and Hall of Fame Inductee. "I watched this kid drive and he is an exceptional young talent who is mature beyond his years", he added. "He is disciplined, focused and committed to his sport and I see a young man with a great future in motorsports", concluded Tommy.
RIFENBURG COMPANIESĖ Founded in 1958 by Ken Rifenburg, this "family-owned" business has strived to satisfy customers with their dedication to the project, its emphasis on safety and its ability to take on big challenges while completing jobs responsibly, on budget and on time.
"Our father started the business with a dedication to customer service and high-quality work. Our reputation continues to be built on the satisfaction of our clients", stated George Rifenburg, President. "Our employees are all family and every project we undertake is a labor of love."
Over the years, the company has evolved from when, in 1972 the company consisted of approximately 60 people, and its projects included many small New York State Department of Transportation projects, to today where it employs more than 350 people and annually completes more than $90 million in projects for municipalities, state agencies and private companies including: industrial sites, commercial and residential developments, office parks and more.
Collectively, the Rifenburg Companies: Rifenburg Construction, Inc.; Rifenburg Contracting Corporation; Marcy Excavation Services, LLC; and Park East Sales, Inc.; provide their customers with a wealth of experience and services, including: highway construction and restoration, site development, landfill technologies, environmental clean-up, utilities installation, mining, aggregate sales, equipment sales, leasing, rentals, and airport maintenance and runway reconstruction.
An avid supporter of dirt modified racing, the Rifenburg Family sponsors numerous Northeast Dirt Modified cars and annually sponsors a DIRTcar Modified Race at Lebanon Valley Speedway.
For more information about the Rifenburg Companies, visit their website at www.rifenburg.com.
For more information about Austin Langenstein, his team and sponsors, please visit the KAR Racing Team website at www.karracing.net.
KAR Racing Communications, Press Release
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