Nick Fillman, USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series
Exciting news has been announced out of the Rapid Tire, USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series as we have partnered with Max Papis Innovations (MPI) for some exciting opportunities for drivers following the USAC East Coast Series.
The 2019 USAC East Coast Champion will be crowned tomorrow at the Delaware International Speedway, where the champion will be awarded a brand new MPI D2-15 Steering Wheel.
The fun doesn’t stop there, as throughout the 2020 USAC East Coast Series tour, MPI will be offering MPI D2-15, and DR-15 Steering wheels for drivers to try running should they choose too. MPI will also be supplying gift cards for drivers throughout the 2020 racing season as well, to further assist any driver in making an MPI steering wheel their next choice.
The new announcement is one that is great for the series and for drivers participating on the series trail in 2020 and is just another benefit that drivers can find by participating with the Rapid Tire, USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series in 2020.
Series Owner and Promoter Curt Michael had the following statement about the new relationship: “We are very happy to have the Series involved with Max and MPI. MPI provides racers with a great product for drivers of all ages, and in a range of racing divisions.”
“MPI stands for MAX PAPIS INNOVATIONS and was founded in 2009 by Max Papis and Tatiana Fittipaldi Papis, in Mooresville, NC. Max and Tatiana have a long background in racing. Max has been a professional race car driver since he was 12 years old. Since then he has raced in Formula 1, ChampCar, IndyCar, IMSA, Grand-Am, IROC, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, being the European driver with most NASCAR start in history.”
“In MPI we take every aspect of construction and safety to our heart, in the most accurate and dedicated way possible. Before becoming an MPI product, our structures need to pass our internal quality control tests. Amongst the many, one is a torque structural steering wheel test that is considered one of the most severe on the “road car” market. Another is a stress test to see what our steering wheel does when load is applied to it. This simulates what happens when you keep your hands on the steering wheel during a severe impact. These are just a couple of examples of how our technology works and how safety and construction R&D is paramount to all MPI products.”