Leaf Racewear & Safety Equipment Inc. manufactures and distributes high quality fire resistant driver suits, undergarments, gloves, shoes, sublimated team shirts and seat belt harness systems worldwide.
Garwood, who has his sights set on earning back to back Formula 1200 Challenge Cup Series Championship titles, will work closely with Leaf Racewear on the design of his made to measure Elite series race suit featuring a double layer ultra light Nomex. The completed suit will be released at the 2016 Motorama Custom Car & Motorsport Expo March 11-13th.
The 20 year-old racecar driver from Elmvale, Ontario who’s currently studying at the Automotive Business School of Canada powered by Georgian College, recently had the opportunity to visit Leaf Racewears’ facility in London Ontario Canada. Garwood was able meet with the staff and see firsthand the amount of time, preparation and skill that goes into designing and fabricating motorsport safety equipment.
“This is a special year for Leaf Racewear as we are celebrating our 31st anniversary in Canada. Everyone at Leaf Racewear are excited and proud to partner with Matt as he strives for a second consecutive Formula 1200 Challenge Cup Series Championship and we welcome him to our extensive list of Canadian championship drivers.” said Colin Grandy, Founder and Owner of Leaf Racewear
Over the past six years Garwood has had many accomplishments to be proud of racking up Four Karting Championships, the 2012 Formula 1200 Rookie of the year award recipient as well as the 2015 Formula 1200 Challenge Cup Series Championship.
“I am excited to partner with Leaf Racewear for the 2016 season and to now be part of their team. Colin and his team design and produce top-notch race apparel used by drivers throughout North America. A driver’s suit is not only a crucial safety feature but it also reflects the driver’s personality and all the partners a driver proudly represents.” said Garwood.
Guests attending the upcoming Performance Racing Industry Trade Show (PRI) December 10-12th Indianapolis, Indiana are encouraged to visit Leaf Racewear - booth #2536 to learn more and to place their orders early to avoid the pre-racing season rush.
Find out more about Leaf Racewear online by visiting: www.leafracewear.com and connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/leafracewear and on Twitter at @LeafRacewear.
Garwood is also proud to represent that include; FEL (Franczak Enterprises Ltd.) Vallis Motor Sport, Driverseat Barrie, The Automotive Business School of Canada, KarmaComa Studio, Core Evolution Fitness, Athletes Brand and Autoglym Canada.
Garwood is also proud to be "Laps for Muscular Dystrophy" (Laps4MD) driver where he has pledged to donate $1 for every lap he leads to go to Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
To learn more about Matt Garwood and his racing program please visit www.mattgarwoodracing.com, www.facebook.com/MattGarwoodRacing and follow him on Twitter at @mattgarwood31.
About Matt Garwood: Matt is a 20 year-old race car driver from Elmvale, Ontario currently studying at the Automotive Business School of Canada. Matt competes in the Formula 1200 open wheel racing series and in the near future looks to jump from regional racing to a national level series such as the Canadian Touring Car championship. He is the 2015 Formula 1200 Challenge Cup Series Champion and is a 4-time Canadian Karting League Champion and the 2012 Formula 1200 Rookie of the Year.