Atlas Copco Compressors is pleased to announce its partnership with the Ford Performance Racing School in Concord, North Carolina, as it becomes the official compressed air partner of the school. The partnership will see Atlas Copco providing the compressed air and dryer equipment needed for the school to function and ensuring it’s optimized and in perfect working condition.
In July 2019, in a move made to accommodate its growing number of programs and driving enthusiasts, the Ford Performance Racing School expanded operations by relocating its pavement-based programs to Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.
The Charlotte Motor Speedway location offers a diverse array of facilities to support a variety of driving experiences, including a new infield road course, the oval itself and the zMAX Dragway with its unique four-vehicle-wide configuration, plus many buildings on-site. These amenities provide the Ford Performance Racing School with unmatched opportunity to conduct a wide variety of owner programs, as well as retail high-performance driving instruction. The East GT350 Track Attack and ST Octane Academy programs, as well as the paid 1-Day School and 2-Day School programs, are scheduled to be offered on the track in spring of this year.
“All of us at the Ford Performance Racing School are proud to include Atlas Copco among the partners we work with to deliver the experiences of a lifetime to our guests,” said Brian Smith, CEO at the Ford Performance Racing School. “This innovative, multinational company operates to the highest performance and ethical standards, and delivers products that work behind the scenes to support the many experiential programs we offer.”
After looking at the needs of the school, Atlas Copco chose one of its tough, reliable AR piston compressors, along with auxiliary equipment, to ensure air quality. As part of the partnership, all students attending the school will receive details about the available Atlas Copco compressors, along with the opportunity to purchase products with a special discount code through the company store. Atlas Copco employees will also receive extra benefits if they sign up for a Ford Performance Racing School class.
“Ford is a tremendous global brand, and it’s great to see the Ford Performance Racing School coming to Concord, North Carolina,” said Paul Humphreys, vice president of communications at Atlas Copco Compressors. “We have had a relationship with the track and several race teams in that area for many years. When the opportunity to partner with Ford was presented, it was a quick decision. We are delighted they wanted to put their faith in the quality of our air, and we look forward to the partnership ahead.”