Continental Tire Drives Fittipaldi Driving Experience

Continental Tire Drives Fittipaldi Driving Experience

02Jun 2016
  • Continental Tire named official tire of Fittipaldi Exotic Driving.

 

Ft. Mill, S.C., June 2, 2016 – Continental Tire has teamed up with Fittipaldi Exotic Driving to be the official tire of the experience. This one-of-a-kind experience gives individuals and groups the opportunity to drive Ferrari, Lamorghini, Nissan GT-R, and Porsche cars on racetracks across Texas all rolling on Continental tires. The program operates monthly at MSR Houston, Texas Motor Speedway and Driveway Austin.

 

“We’re honored to partner with Christian and his team at Fittipaldi Driving Experience,” said Travis Roffler, director of marketing for Continental Tire. “This program is an excellent opportunity for Continental to showcase the performance and handling of its UHP product lineup. If you are a car enthusiast, we encourage you to give this program a try. It’s a really fun day!”

 

“I am excited about our deal with Continental,” said Christian Fittipaldi, owner Fittipaldi Exotic Driving and driver in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. “As I race Continental tires in the IMSA WeatherTech series, I know what a great performance tire Continental makes. Fiitipaldi Exotic Driving programs are a great way to showcase the handling, grip and performance of Continental tires on amazing supercars at the racetrack.”

 

Two of Continental’s ultra-high performance (UHP) tires will be used on the various exotic cars. Participants will drive on the ExtremeContact DW, a premium UHP summer tire tuned for drivers seeking extreme grip in dry and wet conditions without sacrificing tread life or a comfortable ride. The ContiSportContact 5P will also be in rotation. This summer tire excels at responsive handling, excellent grip in dry and wet conditions and has outstanding braking performance.

 

Additionally, there will be a Porsche Cayman GT car fitted with the same slick tires used in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the ExtremeContact Dry Race from Continentals ExtremeContact family of performance tires. This race car is the same car raced in the Grand Sport (GS) class of IMSA competition.

 

“Continental tires were our first and only option,” said Bill Scott, CEO of Fittipaldi Exotic Driving. “Our program requires tires that stand up to vigorous racetrack use on high performance street cars. Continental has a rich and diverse motorsports program, and provides a tire with superior performance as a result. We look forward to sharing the Continental message with our participants.”

 

For more information on Fittipaldi Exotic Driving, or to book an experience or a group, visit www.drivefittipaldi.com, or call 281-584-6618. Also, just in time for Father’s Day, Fittipaldi Exotic Driving is running a special Father’s Day promotion, a 20% discount for Dad which is available online.

 

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About Fittipaldi Exotic Driving

Fittipaldi Exotic Driving is located in Houston at MSR Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth at Texas Motor Speedway and Austin at Driveway Austin. FED is an exciting entertainment option for consumers and businesses alike. For group, team building and incentives, FED customizes events ranging from half-day meetings to trackside dining and riding experiences. Consumers can make reservations at drivefittipaldi.com or (281) 584-6618. For group sales, call (321) 624-9100 or email pjones@drivefittipaldi.com.

 

About Continental Tire the Americas

Based in Fort Mill, S.C., Continental Tire the Americas, LLC manufactures and distributes a complete premium line of passenger, light truck and commercial tires for original equipment and replacement markets. Our ultra-high, performance tires include award-winning technologies that focus on safety, help save money, and reduce CO2 emissions. Continental’s premium products are available at leading independent tire dealers, car dealers, and mass retail companies across North America. Continental Tire is a proud supporter of IMSA, Major League Soccer (MLS), College Basketball, Team är-kªn', West Coast Customs, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, and Petty’s Garage. For more information visit, www.continentaltire.com.

 

About Continental AG

Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2014, the corporation generated sales of €34.5 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tire, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs more than 208,000 people in 55 countries.

 

Media Contact

 

Sheri Herrmann

PLT Communications Coordinator

Continental Tire The Americas

1830 MacMillan Park Drive

Fort Mill, SC; 29707

Phone: +1-(704)583-8151

E-mail: sheri.herrmann@conti-na.com

 

 

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