November 29, 2010, Felton, Calif. – Desert Dingo Racing announced today that TrailGlow Lighting, a leader in electroluminescent lighting systems for the racing community, is renewing its support for the team in 2011.
TrailGlow’s INERGY lighting systems greatly increase visibility during night races. In addition to number panels, the company produces custom illuminated decals, pit signs and illuminated pit crew, media and staff vests.
“Night racing is some of the most dangerous there is and having TrailGlow’s illuminated number panels and sponsor logos makes us a lot more visible to faster vehicles,” said team co-founder Jim Graham. “We also get waived through checkpoints faster. It’s a definite competitive advantage.”
Desert Dingo Racing competes in off road desert racing in California and Nevada and is the official World Diabetes Day race car in the Baja 1000. The team raises money to support diabetes awareness and education programs sponsored by the International Diabetes Federation.
“Jim and the Dingos have done great work helping raise our visibility in the offroad racing community and we support their community outreach efforts on behalf of diabetes,” said TrailGlow Lighting President Paul Lukey. “Our goal is to keep racers safe at night and we’ve developed solutions that work for everything from the Class 11s all the way up to Trophy Trucks.”
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 is 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.
About TrailGlow Lighting
TrailGlow Lighting is a leader in electroluminescent lighting systems for the racing community. TrailGlow provides custom lighting systems, including INERGY number panels and decals that greatly increase visibility and safety during night racing. The company has its headquarters in Barstow, California. For more information, visit them online at http://www.trailglow.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.