August 19, 2019 | 9:00 AM
The inaugural Open-Wheels.com 500 Mile Race presented by Mitchell Transmissions continues to grow. Today, the website would like to announce AG Trucking as the presenting sponsor for Qualifications Weekend, to be held November 9 and 10, 2019.
“One of the most important presenting sponsorship packages left on the board recently was our Qualifications Weekend package, and it has been exciting to connect with the folks at AG Trucking on a wonderful partnership for 2019, and hopefully, beyond,” said Tanner Watkins, owner and editor of Open-Wheels.com and the president of the Open-Wheels.com 500 Mile Race.
“AG Trucking is a respected company in Indiana, and it has been a pleasure to work with Tyson Landis and Casey Stump while putting this deal together. Their contribution will help fund the drivers’ prize pool and offset any expenses associated with Qualifications Weekend – which is invaluable in our event’s first year.”
AG Trucking is a leader in the bulk transportation industry. Since the company’s formation in 1978, AG has served many of America’s largest companies, hauling a wide variety of bulk commodities. Their food-grade liquid division is well known throughout the industry as being exceptionally safe and reliable.
AG’s industrial dry bulk division has an equally stellar reputation of handling bulk commodities with both dump and pneumatic service. From their corporate office in Goshen, Indiana, the company operates six terminals in the Midwest and Southeast.
“AG Trucking is a Hoosier-based company that has racing in its blood, and we are thrilled to be supporting this event,” said Casey Stump, the CEO of AG Trucking. “One of our long-time employees will be racing in this event and that is the reason why we decided to support this event.”
The driver racing under the AG banner this fall will be Tyson Landis, a veteran of the popular Lionheart IndyCar Series and a regular on the iRacing dirt sprint car scene.
For more information on AG Trucking, you can check them out on Facebook by clicking this link. The company also has a fine recruitment video which tells more about AG Trucking, why employees love working for them, and more! Watch below to understand who the new Qualifications Weekend presenting sponsor is.
Qualifications for the 2019 Open-Wheels.com 500 Mile Race will be held on November 9 and 10. The first day will determine the pole winner for the 2019 race, and day two will set the field of 33 starters. RaceSpot TV will have live Happy Hour coverage of both days as part of their 2019 event coverage.
The entry form for the 2019 race will become available on October 1, and entries will be accepted until October 25 at 6:00 PM Eastern. The form will be posted on Open-Wheels.com, the iRacing forums, and on the Open-Wheels social media network. Practice for the 2019 race opens on Sunday, November 3.
Race day will be Sunday, November 17, and the day will be filled with excitement and tradition. A special two-hour airing of Today at the 500 will stream many of the pre-race festivities before RaceSpot TV takes the race broadcast for the big show. Green flag is tentatively scheduled for 11:45 AM ET.
Stay tuned to Open-Wheels for coverage of the inaugural Open-Wheels.com 500 Mile Race presented by Mitchell Transmissions.