TAVARES, Fla., (Feb. 27, 2013) – Deltran Battery Tender® is teaming with Team West Alex Job Racing (TWAJR) for the 2013 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) GT schedule on the No. 23 Team West Alex Job Ferrari 458 GT.
Battery Tender®, a market leader in battery charging systems, and Alex Job Racing have been together since 2010. The winning partnership has resulted in several top finishes, including a victory at Sebring in 2012 in the GTC Class. In 2013, the distinctive Battery Tender® colors will be riding on the team’s new Ferrari 458 GT.
“We are proud to back with Bill Sweedler, Townsend Bell, Alex Job and Eduardo Espindola on their new Ferrari 458 GT for 2013,” Evin Prelec, director of marketing for Deltran Battery Tender®, said. “We have been with the Alex Job Racing organization since 2010 and have enjoyed our relationship with the team and crew as well as being a part of a great win at Sebring in 2012. We plan to continue that winning relationship in 2013.”
Alex Job is a strong supporter and user of Battery Tender® products.
“We very much enjoy our relationship with Battery Tender®,” Job said. “We have had a lot of success, especially with our win last year at Sebring. Their products are everywhere in our shop and charging our cars at the track. The technology in that little green and yellow box charging our batteries is one less thing we have to think about when preparing our cars for competition.”
A staple in the ALMS series since 2011, as the Official Battery Charger of the ALMS, Battery Tender® also honors the hard-working mechanics by awarding $5,000 to the top mechanics of the series. The company also donates an additional $5,000 to the Austin Hatcher Children’s Cancer Foundation, the official charity of the ALMS. In addition, the Battery Tender® logo is displayed prominently on the ALMS technical inspection area, assuring that all the competitors measure up before competing on the track.
Later this year Deltran Battery Tender® will introduce a line of Lithium batteries for powersports and automotive racing applications.
The Battery Tender® brand of products maintains a commitment to excellence. Deltran’s strategic initiative continues to focus on innovation and customer satisfaction. At Deltran, performance is a way of life. Battery Tender® constantly improves processes, while leveraging new technologies in virtually all aspects of battery charger system engineering, manufacturing, and quality system management to achieve the most cost effective product configurations. The Battery Tender® Plus is ideal for most applications: automobiles, motorcycles, RVs, ATVs, trucks and general use. The Waterproof 800 is unique for boats, watercraft and other outdoor applications. Battery Tender® Jr. for compact size, hard to fit places. For complete information on Battery Tender® products visit batterytender.com.
Alex Job Racing is one of the most successful teams in sports car racing with 68 wins (since 1995); including two Rolex 24 GT Class wins in 1999 and 2013. This record is supported by 48 pole positions and 106 podium finishes. The team has won four championships (GTC 2012, GT in 2004, 2003 and 2002) complimented by their two GT class wins at Le Mans. The team also boasts eight Sebring 12-hour wins.
The ALMS GT Class is production-based, moderately-modified, two-wheel drive race cars comprise the GT class – BMW Z4, Corvette C6.R, Ferrari F458 GT, Viper SRT and Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. The GT cars share many similarities to their showroom brands. With top speeds of up to 180 mph, these elite GTs produce between 450-500 horsepower and have a minimum weight of 1,145 kilograms (2,480 pounds). All GT race cars have green Leader Light System race position lights and green car numbers.
In 1989, Deltran introduced the Battery Tender Plus into the marketplace. The main reason was that many more AGM style lead acid batteries were being used in a variety of power sports engine start applications. Each and every Deltran Battery Tender Battery Charger® regardless of its size is programmed with a microprocessor that will correctly charge a battery then automatically switch to a maintenance/float mode. Refer to www.batterytender.com for more information.