January 24, 2011, Barstow, Calif. – TrailGlow Lighting, a leader in electroluminescent lighting systems for the racing community, announced today that it is renewing its support for Rose Racing 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.
“We put our truck on its side at night at the 2008 Vegas to Reno race,” said team owner Steve Rose. “We damaged the battery and lost radio communications. Fortunately, we were running our TrailGlow number panels off a battery pack. We found the truck quickly, got it repaired and got back in the race. Without them, we might not have found the truck and team for hours.”
Rose started on the drag racing circuit in the ‘70s, shifting to dirt track racing in 2005, taking the Victorville Speedway championship in 2005. The team won its first off road race – the 2005 MORE Powder Puff Race — shortly after purchasing a 7S truck, went on to win the MORE Toys for Tots race the same year. Rose and driver Robbie Cockrell won their class in the MORE series in 2007 and 2009 and in 2010 took class wins at Battle at Primm, Vegas to Reno and Rage at the River, with a career total of 23 wins in 28 races.
“Steve is a phenomenal competitor, we’re proud to support his racing program and are looking forward to more podium finishes in 2011,” said TrailGlow president Paul Lukey.