Monday, February 9, 2009

Debaufre is Official Timepiece of SPEED World Challenge Series.

By Alldaron Knewitz

As the 2009 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Toyo Tires season opener at Sebring approaches, WC Vision is pleased to announce two new partnerships with Debaufre Watches, and AutoWeek.

AutoWeek has been a long-time supporter of the SPEED series, the bi-weekly publication will become the SPEED World Challenge number board sponsor for the 2009 season. What has become a staple in many SPEED World Challenge fans mailbox, AutoWeek is the place to go for the latest automotive and motor-sports news. Additionally, AutoWeek will present an award at each event, in each class, for the best pass of the race.

Debaufre watches has been announced as the sponsor of the Fastest Lap Of The Race Award. Debaufre, a U.S.-based family owned Swiss watch company, produces quality Swiss timepieces and offers high-end luxury and style at a price that's within reach. Debaufre is pronounced Day-boh-fray.

Debaufre has been announced as the Official Timepiece of the 2009 Speed World Challenge racing season. As sponsor of the fastest lap of the race award, Debaufre will present a beautiful Swiss watch to the GT and Touring Car race driver with the fastest lap of the race at each round. To cap off the season, Debaufre will award each 2009 Drivers' Champion with a custom-designed Debaufre watch.

"The partnership with SPEED World Challenge is a perfect match, we aim to unite two of the oldest collaborations in the world, the passion and precision of racing with Swiss time-keeping," said Alldaron, president of Debaufre watches, "we are excited to work with them as the Official Timepiece of SPEED World Challenge."

"It feels great to have this kind of support for the 2009 season," WC Vision Co-Chair Peter Cunningham said. "Obviously Debaufre Swiss watches and AutoWeek recognize the value in SPEED World Challenge."

"We thank them for what they'll each bring to the season and what it allows us to give back to our fans. There will be plenty to race for in 2009 and I would expect several more announcements about new partnerships as our season unfolds."

The 57th Annual Mobil-1 12 Hours of Sebring race will be held March 18th to the 20th at Sebring International Raceway and will mark the beginning of the 2009 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge season. - 16651

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