OPTIMA Batteries will be the presenting sponsor for the 10-day event and sponsor multiple drivers in the toughest single-day off-road race on the planet
MILWAUKEE (Jan. 27, 2022) – OPTIMA Batteries, a leading brand of Clarios (NYSE: BBU) (TSX: BBU.UN), has announced its official presenting sponsorship of the 2022 Progressive King of the Hammers. OPTIMA Batteries has been a continued sponsor of the event since 2016.
Regarded as the toughest single-day off-road race in the world it has evolved into a week-long festival of the most technical and extreme off-road racing. OPTIMA Batteries also sponsors multiple drivers competing in the race, including two-time King of the Hammers, champions Loren Healy, and Erik Miller, as well as Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Jason Blanton in the Unlimited 4400 class. Additionally, Christopher Polvoorde is racing his OPTIMA Batteries-sponsored Spec Trophy Truck in the Toyo Tires Desert Challenge.
“King of the Hammers is such a unique race and a true torture test of all vehicle components,” said OPTIMA Batteries Director of Marketing Cam Douglass. “We’ve been very involved over the last six years, and we are excited to come back in 2022 to be a big part of the toughest one-day off-road race on the planet.”
OPTIMA batteries are constructed of high-quality materials, including 99.99% pure lead. Paired with the application of a sealed Absorbent Glass Matt (AGM) construction, OPTIMA batteries are virtually spill-proof as well as shock and vibration resistant.
The 2022 Progressive King Of the Hammers takes place in Johnson Valley, Calif., and the racecourse incorporates all off-road disciplines, including highly technical rock crawling and high-speed desert sections. Qualifying events and other classes run from Jan. 29, 2022, to Feb. 4, 2022. The 16th Annual Progressive King Of The Hammers Powered By OPTIMA Batteries Ultra4 Class runs from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022.
About OPTIMA® Batteries
OPTIMA high-performance automotive, marine and heavy-duty AGM batteries are manufactured by Clarios, LLC, the world’s largest manufacturer of automotive batteries. OPTIMA REDTOP®, YELLOWTOP® and BLUETOP® batteries feature state-of-the-art SPIRALCELL TECHNOLOGY®. This patented design allows OPTIMA batteries to deliver superior performance in both starting and deep cycling applications. The OPTIMA product family also includes a line of Digital Chargers, with advanced multi-stage charging to charge and maintain a variety of vehicle batteries, maximizing battery life and performance. The newest additions to the OPTIMA YELLOWTOP line are now offered in DIN group sizes H6 and H7. This offering allows a variety of modern vehicles, ranging from late-model domestic performance to European models, to experience the power and performance of OPTIMA Batteries. To learn more or to purchase OPTIMA products, please visit www.optimabatteries.com, call 1-888-8OPTIMA (1-888-867-8462) or find @OPTIMABatteries on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Clarios is a world leader in advanced energy storage solutions. We partner with customers to meet increasing market demand for smarter applications, on a global scale. Our 16,000 employees develop, manufacture and distribute a portfolio of evolving battery technologies for virtually every type of vehicle. These technologies deliver uniquely sustainable, next-generation performance, and bring reliability, safety and comfort to everyday lives. We add value at every link in the supply chain, contributing to the progress of the communities we serve and the planet we all share. As a 2020 signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, Clarios is committed to aligning our strategies and operations with universal principles focused on human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. Clarios is a subsidiary of Brookfield Business Partners, a business services and industrials company focused on owning and operating high-quality businesses that benefit from barriers to entry and/or low production costs.