March 1 , 2011, Felton, Calif. – Desert Dingo Racing announced today that Poly Performance, a leading manufacturer and retailer of suspension, drivetrain and off-road components, will sponsor the team’s 2011 race season.
Poly Performance will be providing the team with safety equipment, including a Synergy Suspension Quick Release Fire Extinguisher Mount, which offers an innovative way to safely mount a fire extinguisher to any flat or round surface using bolts or hose clamps.
Poly Performance manufactures the two-piece mounting system from laser-cut 3/16-inch and 1/8-inch-thick high-strength steel. Zinc plating provides corrosion resistance — even in marine environments — and a finished look. Right Hand and Left Hand Release Pins are available.
“Poly Performance has a longstanding reputation for durable, high quality products for the off-road racing world and their new quick release extinguisher mount is a significant safety enhancement to the car,” said team co-founder Jim Graham.
Desert Dingo Racing makes the car available for public events and distributes hero cards with the warning signs of diabetes printed on the back. Two team members have Type 2 diabetes and several other team members have a history of the disease in their families.
The team completed the 2010 season ranked second in class in the Valley Off Road Racing Association series and competed in the Baja 1000 in 2007, 2008 and 2009. For 2011 the team plans to campaign the entire VORRA series and return to Mexico for its fourth run at the Baja 1000.
Link to image of quick release fire extinguisher mount – http://tinyurl.com/4fr93ga
About Poly Performance
Poly Performance Inc., located in San Luis Obispo, California, is a manufacturer and retailer of suspension, drivetrain and off-road components. Since 2001 Poly Performance has specialized in the 4×4/rockcrawling market and currently is expanding their manufacturing and retail divisions to include premium products for all off-road markets. For more information, visit them online at http://www.polyperformance.com or call 760-253-3760.
About Desert Dingo Racing
Desert Dingo Racing is a team of high tech professionals based in Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley who campaign a 1969 VW Beetle in off road races in the U.S. and Mexico. They are the official World Diabetes Day race car and the team raises money for diabetes education and awareness programs sponsored by the International Diabetes Federation. To learn more, visit http://www.desertdingo.com.