UTV World Championship Welcomes Rigid Industries as a Sponsor

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  1. JoeyD23

    JoeyD23 #utvunderground

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    UTVUnderground.com Announces Rigid Industries LED Lighting As Sponsor Of The UTV World Championship
    UTVUnderground.com Announces Rigid Industries As Sponsor Of The UTV World Championship

    January 30th, 2014 -- San Diego, CA – UTVUnderground.com announced today that Rigid Industries, manufacturers of the sports most popular off-road LED lighting products, has signed on as sponsor of the first annual UTV World Championship, to take place in Laughlin, Nevada February 19th through the 21st. This exciting new event will feature two world championship UTV races including a Best In The Desert Championship points race, and a short course / motocross style Production UTV Championship race. In addition to the growing prize purses and contingency cash, Polaris RZR will be awarding the winner of both Championship races a brand new Polaris RZR XP1000! More prizes will to be announced as the race weekend draws near.

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    “I have a relationship with Rigid Industries that goes back even before UTVUnderground.com was around. Taylor, Jason and Steve as well as the entire staff at Rigid has always supported UTVUnderground.com and it made me really excited when they jumped on as part of the UTV World Championship. We have a lot of great companies joining this first year event, Rigid is definitely one of them!” stated UTVUnderground.com CEO/Founder Joey “Joey D.” DiGiovanni

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    The four-day event format will feature one full day of racing, contingency and tech in downtown Laughlin, demo and enthusiast rides, and a business-to-business UTV industry summit. The UTV World Championship is part of The Best in The Desert (BITD) Off-Road Racing Association series and will be marketed, co-produced, and covered for television by motorsports media heavyweights, Mad Media. The format will bring together UTV desert racing, UTV motocross style short-course racing, and enthusiast rides, into one massive multi-day event on the edge of the Colorado River in Laughlin, Nevada. The event will also be a showcase for UTV manufacturers and aftermarket manufacturing companies. Enthusiasts and racers will be able to pre-run the racecourse in stock UTVs during the “Family Fun Poker Run”.

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    “We have been working with Joey D. and UTVUnderground for over 6 years now, and Rigid is proud to be part of this first time event, and even more excited to go and have some fun with the UTV community. I really look forward to seeing how well it all comes together” – stated Rigid Industries VP Marketing – Strategic Relationships Taylor Anderson


    For more information go to:
    http://www.utvunderground.com/utv-world-championship

    For racer registration go to:
    http://www.bitd.com/best-in-the-des...ip/item/73-gpr-laughlin-ushs-information.html

    For booth registration for to:
    http://shop.utvunderground.com/products/utv-world-championship-booth-space

    For media registration go to:
    http://www.utvunderground.com/utvwc-media-credentials

    For sponsorship information:
    Matt Martelli - Matt@utvunderground.com

    Do not wait! This event will sell out.
    DO NOT WAIT! THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT.

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    About UTVUnderground.com
    UTVUnderground.com is the worlds fastest growing all-inclusive UTV website, that features content and articles by both enthusiasts and manufacturers alike. In a mere six years, it has become the go-to site for all the latest news and entertainment surrounding the UTV industry. Thousands of monthly visitors from over 100 different countries around the world go to UTVUnderground.com for their daily dose of UTV news and information.

    About Rigid Industries
    Thanks to its unparalleled patented Hybrid™, Specter™ and Hyperspot™ optics and its torture-tested housings, Rigid Industries® is a world leader in the forward projecting LED lighting industry. Rigid Industries® ranked 316th on the Inc. 500 list for 2014 and ranked as the fastest growing off-road LED lighting manufacturer in America. Rigid LED lighting products can be used in a plethora of applications across industries such as: agriculture, construction, emergency response, industrial, marine, military, mining, and, of course, off-road and power sports. Rigid Industries® is committed to providing top-notch, innovative technologies and always guarantees a quality product which has been designed, engineered, and assembled in the USA. For more information and a comprehensive list of products, visit http://www.rigidindustries.com or follow the company on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
     
  2. warlock

    warlock Wanna Go Fast? - UTVUnderground Approved

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    Hey Joey I heard Yesterday that Penske bought Rigid.
     
  3. megadesertdiesel

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    Rigid Industries® LED Lighting, the world’s leader in forward projecting LED lighting via its patented optic systems and torture-tested housing, announces its acquisition by Truck-Lite Co., LLC of Falconer, NY., a member of the PENSKE Corporation. Together, Rigid Industries and Truck-Lite will now offer the complete package of DOT, off-road and accessory LED lighting for not only on and off-road vehicular markets, but markets the world over in a wide variety of heavy-duty and commercial vehicle categories.

    Jason Christiansen, CEO of Rigid Industries, said, "We’re excited to join the Truck-Lite team. We look forward to partnering and combining our industry experience, and will continue to deliver the same high quality products that have made Rigid the industry name it is today. Our two companies are a perfect fit as we both focus on long lasting products, state-of-the-art technology, and a commitment to world-class customer service.”

    According to Brian Kupchella, CEO of Truck-Lite, "Rigid Industries provides an ideal platform for Truck-Lite's further expansion into the off road, power sport, agricultural, marine, industrial, and mining markets. It positions Rigid to grow as a major player in the LED lighting industry while maintaining its own distinct brand identity. Rigid has proven themselves a unique and successful company with superior quality, innovation, and a high level of customer interaction."

    Both Truck-Lite and Rigid Industries take pride that their products are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA. With Truck-Lite’s 59 years in existence, they have evolved and expanded their technology with headlights, safety lights, signal switches and emergency lighting. Rigid Industries has seen extremely fast paced growth as a leader in forward projecting lighting and it is approaching its 10th year in business. Total employment for the two companies is over 2,400. With customers already in 40 countries, both Truck-Lite and Rigid Industries look to expand their presence in the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand in 2015.

    Houlihan Lokey served as the exclusive financial advisor to Rigid Industries.

    About Rigid Industries®:
    Thanks to its unparalleled patented Hybrid™, Specter™ and Hyperspot™ optics and its torture-tested housings, Rigid Industries® is a world leader in the forward projecting LED lighting industry. Rigid Industries® ranked 316th on the Inc. 500 list for 2014 and ranked as the fastest growing off-road LED lighting manufacturer in America. Rigid LED lighting products can be used in a plethora of applications across industries such as: agriculture, construction, emergency response, industrial, marine, military, mining, and, of course, off-road and power sports. Rigid Industries® is committed to providing top-notch, innovative technologies and always guarantees a quality product which has been designed, engineered, and assembled in the USA.

    About Truck-Lite
    Truck-Lite Co., LLC is headquartered in Falconer, New York, with additional U.S. manufacturing facilities in Wellsboro, Coudersport, and McElhattan, Pennsylvania and Saline, Michigan. International facilities are located in Harlow and Birmingham England; Puebla, Mexico; and Eisenach, Germany. Truck-Lite is a major producer of safety lighting, forward lighting, wiring harnesses, mirrors, turn signal switches, and safety accessories to the heavy-duty truck, trailer, and commercial vehicle industries. To learn more about Truck-Lite, visit their website: http://www.truck-lite.com
     
  4. JoeyD23

    JoeyD23 #utvunderground

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    Yes Penske bought them. It was a long time coming. Very happy for my friends Taylor, Jason and Steve. They have worked hard to build the rigid brand.
     

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