OPTIMA Batteries Named the Official Battery of the SCORE World Desert Championship


MILWAUKEE (Nov. 18, 2021) – OPTIMA Batteries, a leading brand of Clarios (NYSE: BBU) (TSX: BBU.UN), has announced an official sponsorship with SCORE. The organization sanctions events including the world-famous Baja 1000, the Baja 500 and the San Felipe 250, has named OPTIMA Batteries as the official battery of the SCORE World Desert Championship race series through the end of 2024. The announcement comes on the day of the 54th running of the SCORE Baja 1000.

Beginning with the 2022 racing season, more than 60 of SCORE’s race and support vehicles will be equipped with OPTIMA batteries, including chase trucks, race support trucks, pre-runners, UTVs and 35 Wide-Open Baja race buggies and support vehicles. Additionally, all of SCORE’s company vehicles will be equipped with OPTIMA batteries moving forward.

“We are excited to come back and be a part of SCORE’s legendary race series after an almost 20-year break,” said OPTIMA Batteries Director of Marketing Cam Douglass. “We know the Baja 1000 is an intense test of any vehicle component and we are ready to prove the reliability of our product under these tremendous conditions.”

OPTIMA batteries are constructed of high-quality materials, including 99.99% pure lead. This, paired with the application of a Sealed Absorbent Glass Matt (AGM) construction, makes OPTIMA batteries virtually spill-proof as well as shock and vibration resistant.

“We are extremely excited to be in business with the most powerful name in batteries.” said SCORE President and CEO Roger Norman. “A high-performance battery like an OPTIMA Battery is the perfect fit for the toughest off-road race in the world.”

The 54th SCORE Baja 1000 runs from November 18, 2021 to November 20, 2021. This year’s race covers more than 1,200 miles from Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico to La Paz, B.C. Sur, Mexico. Drivers and their vehicles face grueling conditions during the Baja 1000, from the rigors of racing at maximum speed for over 1,000 miles to extreme weather conditions.

About OPTIMA® Batteries
OPTIMA high-performance automotive, marine and heavy-duty AGM batteries are manufactured by Clarios, LLC, the world’s largest manufacturer of automotive batteries. OPTIMA REDTOP®, YELLOWTOP® and BLUETOP® batteries feature state-of-the-art SPIRALCELL TECHNOLOGY®. This patented design allows OPTIMA batteries to deliver superior performance in both starting and deep cycling applications. The OPTIMA product family also includes a line of Digital Chargers, with advanced multi-stage charging to charge and maintain a variety of vehicle batteries, maximizing battery life and performance. The newest additions to the OPTIMA YELLOWTOP line are now offered in DIN group sizes H6 and H7. This offering allows a variety of modern vehicles, ranging from late-model domestic performance to European models, to experience the power and performance of OPTIMA Batteries. To learn more or to purchase OPTIMA products, please visit www.optimabatteries.com, call 1-888-8OPTIMA (1-888-867-8462) or find @OPTIMABatteries on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

About Clarios
Clarios is a world leader in advanced energy storage solutions. We partner with customers to meet increasing market demand for smarter applications, on a global scale. Our 16,000 employees develop, manufacture and distribute a portfolio of evolving battery technologies for virtually every type of vehicle. These technologies deliver uniquely sustainable, next-generation performance, and bring reliability, safety and comfort to everyday lives. We add value at every link in the supply chain, contributing to the progress of the communities we serve and the planet we all share. As a 2020 signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, Clarios is committed to aligning our strategies and operations with universal principles focused on human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. Clarios is a subsidiary of Brookfield Business Partners, a business services and industrials company focused on owning and operating high-quality businesses that benefit from barriers to entry and/or low production costs.