2015/16 BNT NZ Touring Cars Class Two champion Brock Cooley has announced that his naming rights sponsor Speedy Signs will carry over their support into this season as he moves to Class One of the category.
The Wellington driver has had the support of Speedy Signs for his entire V8 career to date and says he’s pleased to be able to work with the nationwide signage company for another season.
“The whole team is excited to resign with Speedy Signs. It is awesome that we can make the move up to Class One with them as our naming rights sponsor and I’m thankful for having had them support me for the last three seasons in Class Two. It is also rewarding for us that Speedy Signs see the value in our partnership to move up with us.”
Speedy Signs is part of the world’s largest sign franchise (known under the name of SIGNARAMA in many parts of the world. It is one of the business-to-business brands operated by New Zealand owned; Business Franchise Group Ltd. Their award-winning network of sign centres currently consists of 23 locations within New Zealand.
In addition to this, there are nearly 1000 other locations in 50 countries operating within the international network.
Speedy Signs Penrose Director Craig Simmons says the company is excited to partner Cooley in the next phase of his racing career.
“The Speedy Signs group is proud to partner with Brock and his team again for the 2016/17 season. We’ve supported Brock for a number of years and to be with him as he steps up to Class One is something we’re very excited about,” says Simmons.
“Brock’s success and growth in motor racing reminds us of our own networks success, and the fast paced racing fits well with our ‘Speedy’ branding. We wish Brock and team the best of luck for the upcoming season and look forward to celebrating his success again this year.”
Cooley says he’s itching to get behind the wheel of the more powerful Speedy Signs Class One Ford Falcon and has podium finishes and a championship top five finish in his sights.
“We know we will have a lot to learn with it being a new car to us, but at the same time I have an awesome team behind me and our goal is to be top five overall,” says Cooley.
“I think podiums are definitely achievable once we get our heads around what we need to be at the front. No one in our team is scared of learning and hard work. We proved that in class two.”
“One of the biggest differences compared to the old car will be the speed. Class One cars are seven seconds a lap faster around Manfeild, but I feel I am ready to make the move and do a good job of it.”