HOUSTON, TX (October 10, 2012) – Mahindra USA, the number one selling tractor in the world based on volume, congratulates its sponsored race driver DJ Kennington, DJK Racing and the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge team on winning the 2012 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series in a record-breaking season. This is the team’s second championship in three years.
In addition to winning the championship, Kennington set several series records including seven victories in a single season, six oval track wins in a year, and, a testament to the team’s consistent performance in 2012, eleven top five finishes in a year.
“We are proud to be a part of the DJK Racing team and are pleased for DJ’s success in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series,” said Cleo Franklin, Mahindra USA’s Vice-President, Marketing and Strategic Planning. “Our partnership with DJ and his racing team is a great pairing with Mahindra USA’s brand. The drive and commitment to excel is key to DJ’s success and an integral part of Mahindra’s culture.”
This is the fourth consecutive year Mahindra has sponsored the Kennington team. DJ and his team won the Canadian Tire Series Championship in 2010 and finished the 2011 series with a second place finish.
“We value the partnership with Mahindra USA and really appreciate their commitment to our continued success,” said Kennington. “Mahindra’s support and enthusiasm for the sport and especially for the DJK Racing team goes above and beyond our expectations.”
See Mahindra USA on the Mahindra You Tube channel. Race fans can stay connected with Mahindra USA and DJ Kennington team at www.mahindraracing.net, by following them on twitter @djkracing and by “liking” the DJK Racing page on Facebook.
Photo Caption: Mahindra USA Racing Team driver DJ Kennington of DJK Racing and the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge celebrate championship win in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.
About Mahindra USA
Mahindra USA (MUSA) is part of the US $ 15.4 billion Mahindra Group’s Automotive and Farm Sector – the #1 selling tractor company in the world, based on volumes and the only tractor manufacturer in the world to win the industry’s top two quality awards – the Deming Application Prize and the Japan Quality Medal, care of Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers.
Houston, Texas based Mahindra USA (MUSA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and began selling tractors in the USA in 1994. MUSA has since grown rapidly due to high customer satisfaction levels and strong customer referrals. Mahindra USA has three distribution points in the USA to help meet the needs of its customers and the growing demand for its products.
Mahindra’s professional-grade tractors range from 22 HP – 83HP – and include the revolutionary new Max series tractors. The Mahindra Max 22 and Max 25 are the first real tractors in the sub-compact market and feature true tractor performance and capabilities. The Mahindra Max 22 and Max 25 are joined by the industry’s first mid-compact tractor, the Mahindra Max 28 XL, which has compact tractor performance and versatility in a near compact tractor size. All Mahindra Tractors are built with heavy-duty components that allow them to outperform other tractors in their class and are designed to provide consumers with the ability to push more, pull more and lift more, so they can do more, in less time. To learn more about Mahindra USA’s Farm Equipment Sector, please visit www.mahindrausa.com.
About The Mahindra Group
The Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology and vacation ownership. Mahindra has a presence in the automotive industry, agribusiness, aerospace, components, consulting services, defence, energy, financial services, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, retail, steel and two wheelers.
A US $15.4 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India, Mahindra employs more than 144,000 people in over 100 countries.
In 2011, Mahindra was featured on the Forbes Global 2000 list, a listing of the biggest and most powerful listed companies in the world.