Deltro Energy Joins Indy Light’s Rookie Colton Herta and Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing as Primary Sponsor for the 2017 Season
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 9, 2017) – Deltro Energy, a member of The Deltro Group of Companies, has partnered with Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing to support Colton Herta in his rookie Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season.
Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Deltro Energy designs and installs energy storage systems with emerging technologies such as Lithium-ion batteries and fly wheels. Deltro Energy delivers innovative solutions for public power utility grids, renewable energy integration into electrical distribution systems and behind-the-meter applications.
Becoming the primary sponsor of the No. 98 Deltro Energy Mazda, the company joins the newly-formed Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing for the 2017 season. Expressing excitement about this weekend’s Mazda Indy Lights Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Cooper Tires, Deltro Energy’s Chief Executive Officer, David Del Mastro said, “On behalf of Deltro Energy, we are proud to be working with Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing this season and are excited to be the primary sponsor of car No. 98. We are looking forward to a successful season with our driver Colton Herta, who is a promising up-and-comer.”
Steinbrenner Racing President George Michael Steinbrenner IV agrees with David Del Mastro. “We’re really excited to have Deltro Energy on board. It is always great to have a sponsor that provides a service that you support, and it’s also great that they are just as excited as we are to get the season started!”
“It’s great for Deltro Energy to be on board this season,” said driver of the No. 98 Deltro Energy Mazda, Colton Herta. “I can’t wait to see how we mutually grow our companies together this year.”
The Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires takes to the Streets of St. Petersburg, Florida for a double-header to kick off the season this weekend, hitting the track for Race 1, Saturday, March 11, at 5:10 p.m. ET. Green flag for Race 2 will drop, Sunday, March 12, at 9:45 a.m. ET. Fans can tune in to the action, live-streamed through IndyCar.com, IndyLights.com, through the RoadtoIndyTV app and the IMS Radio Network.
Rounds 1 & 2 of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires competition will be broadcast on NBCSN, Saturday, March 18, at 2 a.m. ET.
About Deltro Energy
Deltro Energy Inc. is a member of The Deltro Group of Companies which strives to empower communities through the provision of reliable electricity. Providing turnkey solutions that are scalable, practical, deployable and commercially feasible makes Deltro Energy Inc. a leading energy storage solution developer in Canada. Deltro Energy Inc. is currently constructing a 53 megawatt/hour battery energy storage system in Toronto, Canada. Deltro’s experience with respect to renewable energy construction has expanded rapidly over the past number of years in Ontario. With momentous global growth in the renewable energy industry, Deltro quickly expanded from completing subcontract installations through major Canadian construction contractors to partnering on renewable projects and entering into its own Power Purchase Agreements. Deltro has also made significant investments into energy storage research and development. While solidifying its position here in Canada, Deltro has begun its expansion into The Caribbean. Learn more at Deltro.com or connect with us on Twitter @DeltroGroup.
About Andretti Autosport
Based in Indianapolis and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport boasts a wide racing portfolio rooted in tradition and designed for success. Together with Andretti Formula E and Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross, Andretti Autosport fields multiple entries in the IndyCar Series and Indy Lights, along with entries in the FIA Formula E Championship and Global Rallycross. The company boasts four IndyCar Series championships (2004, 2005, 2007, 2012), two Indy Lights titles (2008, 2009), one Pro Mazda championship (2013) and one USF2000 championship (2010) and has captured victory four times at the famed Indianapolis 500-Mile Race (2005, 2007, 2014, 2016). Additionally, the team holds two X Games Gold Medals and two Global Rallycross championship (2015, 2016). To share in the Andretti story, please visit online at AndrettiAutosport.com and follow along on Twitter via @FollowAndretti.
About Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing
Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing was formed as a partnership between four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champions Andretti Autosport and newly formed Steinbrenner Racing. The jointly-operated team makes its maiden journey fielding the No. 98 entry in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship for the 2017 season. Established in 2016, Steinbrenner Racing is an American open-wheel race team headed by George Michael Steinbrenner IV, grandson of the legendary New York Yankees owner, George Steinbrenner. A life-long racing enthusiast, George Michael Steinbrenner IV started his involvement in motor racing as an employee at Bryan Herta Rallysport in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Series and has transformed his experiences into team ownership. Returning from the European racing ranks, second-generation racer Colton Herta will pilot the No. 98 joint-entry in 2017, marking his rookie season in the US-based Indy Lights program.
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