EATON CORPORATION SPONSORS OUTLAW ASPHALT DRAG SLED SERIES
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Eaton Corporation will be the presenting
sponsor for American
Snowmobiler magazine's new Outlaw Asphalt Drag Sled Series.
The series will begin on May 5, 2012, at the US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin,
Mich., where the starting line is named Aeroquip Alley in recognition of
Eaton's longtime support of the track.
"With almost 6,500 miles of snowmobile trails and nearly two miles of asphalt drag racing
facilities, Michigan is snowmobile country," said Eaton's Michael Rasnick, business
development manager, "which is why Eaton is continuing its support of U.S 131
and its new Outlaw Sled Series."
"This new series recognizes the growth of asphalt sled racing and gives enthusiastic
participants a venue to showcase their sleds, their technologyand their skills," said Mark Savage, AmSnow
editor. "Our hats are off to Eaton for sponsoring the series, where avid
snowmobilers can come to race or watch, and working with us to increase the
sport's popularity throughout North America."
Turbochargers, superchargers and nitrous oxide are all welcome in the Outlaw Sled Series that
does not enforce weight minimums. Most contenders will pack more than 500
horsepower into 700-pound race vehicles (including driver weight), which will
race on the quarter-mile, asphalt drag strip at speeds exceeding 180 mph.
Following the May 5 start, the series schedule includes races on June 2, July 7 and August 4,
with the final race on September 21-23, as part of the 23rd annual AmSnow Super Sled
Shootout. For additional information visit www.us131msp.com
Eaton's Hydraulics business is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and
marketing of a comprehensive line of reliable, high-efficiency hydraulic
systems and components for use in mobile and stationary applications. For more
information, visit www.eaton.com.