Hanratty signs with Exclusive Autosport for second year of F1600 competition. Proudly announces Juniper Networks partnership.
April 22, 2014: Exclusive Autosport, the North American Spectrum factory racing team is proud to announce that 20 year old Max Hanratty (Hartland, Wisconsin) will return to F1600 competition with the championship winning team. Hanratty, in only his second full year of racing will continue to hone his driving skills while competing full time in the Ontario-based Toyo Tires F1600 Championship, the Quebec-based Toyo Tires Formula Tour 1600 Championship and the inaugural Canadian Formula 1600 Super Series. Hanratty will also make appearances at SCCA Pro and amateur events in the United States.
Hanratty competed primarily in the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship in 2013, making appearances at races in the Toyo Tires Formula Tour F1600 championship. He finished his rookie racing year 4th in the overall Toyo Tires F1600 A-Class Championship with two podiums and 12 top 10 finishes. He is looking to improve on his 2013 finishing position, by breaking into the top three of the overall championship standings in both series.
“I am extremely excited to be returning to Exclusive Autosport and partnering with Juniper Networks for the 2014 season. Michael and Kimberly Duncalfe run an outstanding program and I can’t say enough how thrilled I am to be working with them and Remi Lanteigne (the team’s engineer) again this year. I look forward to not only learning from my teammates but taking more of a leadership role in the team this year. My focus for 2014 is my development, consistency and my race craft. I am looking forward to returning to the Toyo Tire F1600 Championship, the Toyo Tires Formula Tour F1600 Championship and the new Formula 1600 Super Series. I can’t thank my partners enough, especially Juniper Networks, for making all of this possible,” stated Max Hanratty.
Knowing that competition is fierce in both of the Canadian based championships, Hanratty has been working very hard in the off-season to prepare for what lies ahead. Hanratty relocated to Indianapolis for a brief period of time to work with one of the industries best trainers, Jim Leo (owner) at PitFit. When in Indy Hanratty engages in grueling two-a-day workouts alongside Mazda Road to Indy and IndyCar drivers at PitFit’s Indianapolis based training facility.
“I am grateful to have the opportunity to go to Indianapolis and train with Jim Leo at PitFit. The experience, although painfully difficult, has been incredible. The training is sport-specific. Everything we do there has a purpose and is relatable to our needs physically as drivers. My fitness, along with great equipment, a great team and great partners will help me in my quest for a championship this year,” continued Hanratty.
Further, Hanratty has signed a partnership with Juniper Networks for the 2014 racing season. Hanratty will pilot the blue and black #91 Juniper Networks / Exclusive Autosport / Spectrum / Sparco / Exclusive Management Inc. / Honda Racing HPD formula 1600.
The “Test Drive Juniper Networks” presented by SynerComm Inc. is a multi-channel awareness campaign designed to create preferential brand awareness around how Juniper Networks solutions can be utilized to transform the experience and economics of networking in the marketplace. You can follow Hanratty in the #91 Juniper Networks race car and the Test Drive Juniper Networks awareness campaign throughout the 2014 season on Facebook (www.facebook.com/testdrivejunipernetworks), Twitter (@MPHanratty) and Instagram. Select races will also be broadcast on national television. Broadcast schedules have not been released by the series, however are expected to be released within the next month. (Broadcast details will be announced).
Hanratty will be participating in numerous events in 2014 including high profile events such as, the F1 Grand Prix of Canada, The Honda Indy Toronto, three NASCAR Canadian Tire Series events (Victoria Day Speedfest, GP3R and iCAR), as well as the SCCA June Sprints at Road America.
“Juniper Networks is a Strategic business partner of SynerComm Inc. and has a reputation of building innovative, high-performance, and secure networks. I am excited about our season long “Test Drive Juniper Networks” campaign to spread the word on and off the track,” continued Hanratty.
The Canadian championships kick off May 2-4 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park with the open rounds of the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship.
The full 2014 Schedule can be found on the Exclusive Autosport website www.exclusiveautosport.ca
For more information about Max Hanratty, Exclusive Autosport or Exclusive Management Inc. (who owns and operates Exclusive Autosport and is the North American importer and distributor of Spectrum Race Cars), please contact Kimberly Duncalfe (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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About Max Hanratty
Max Hanratty was born July 9, 1993 to Kirk and Marcia Hanratty and resides in Hartland, Wisconsin. He attended Arrowhead High School (2008-2012). He played competitive basketball for many years. He works at SynerComm Inc. and aspires to be an Indy Car Driver. Max has an older brother Kyle who lives in Minneapolis.
Max began his racing career in 2012 when he completed a 3-day racing school at Skip Barber Racing School in August of 2012. He participated in the Skip barber IndyCar Academy in 2012 where he finished 10th. In 2013 he participated in the Skip Barber Formula Winter Series where he accumulated an 11th place overall finish with one podium and 9 top ten finishes. He made his way to Canadian competition in 2013 where he finished 4th overall in the 2013 Toyo Tires F1600 Championship A-Class with 2 podium positions and 12 top ten finishes.
Max will return to Canadian racing in 2014 with championship winning team Exclusive Autosport. He will contest the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship, the Toyo Tires Formula Tour F1600 Championship and the Canadian Formula 1600 Super Series. Max proudly welcomes Juniper Networks as his primary sponsor for the 2014 year.
About Exclusive Autosport
Exclusive Autosport was founded in 2013 by Michael Duncalfe (President and CEO of Exclusive Management Inc.). The team is owned by Exclusive Management Inc.
When the opportunity presented itself for EM Inc. to work with Borland Racing Developments and alongside their American distributors (Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing and Cameron Racing) EM Inc. felt it was the right time and a natural fit to move into the F1600 race circuit.
Exclusive Management Inc. (EM Inc.) has already established themselves in the motorsports industry and is well known for their driver management and driver development. Their drivers have secured numerous race wins, podium finishes and pole positions, rookie of the year championships, a Team USA Scholarship and nominations for Team Canada F1600. EM Inc. drivers are on the podium in over 80% of the races they enter. Exclusive Management Inc. has had great success in both open wheel and sports cars and have worked with standout drivers Thomas McGregor, Jack Mitchell Jr., Shelby Blackstock, Gregory Liefooghe, Jayson Clunie and David Levine. EM Inc. drivers are highly sought after in the motorsports industry.
2013 was a breakthrough year for the young Exclusive Autosport team. The team won the 2013 Toyo Tires F1600 A-Class Championship, The Formula Tour F1600 Pro-Class Championship, the Formula Tour F1600 Rookie-of-the-Year Championship and the Formula Tour F1600 Masters Championship.
On route to their championship titles, EA collectively captured 13 A-Class / Pro-Class Wins, 38 A-Class / Pro-Class podium finishes, 14 A-Class / Pro-Class Pole Positions, 4 A-Class / Pro-Class Track Records, 2 Masters Wins and 3 Masters Podiums.
Exclusive Autosport will return to Canadian Formula 1600 racing focusing their efforts on the Ontario-based Toyo Tires F1600 Championship, the Quebec-based Formula Tour F1600 Champions and the Canadian Formula 1600 Super Series. The team will also run select races in the United States.
About Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks (NYSE: NJPR) delivers, innovation across routing, switching and security. From the network core down to consumer devises, Juniper Networks’ innovations in software, silicon and systems transform the experience and economics of networking. Since being founding Juniper’s sole mission has been to create innovative products and solutions that meet the growing demands of the connected world. Juniper Networks customers include the top 100 global service providers, 30,000 enterprises, including all of the Global Fortune 100, as well as hundreds of federal, state and local government agencies and higher educational organizations.
(Note: About Juniper information sourced from: www.juniper.net)
About SynerComm Inc.
SynerComm Inc. (Brookfield, WI) is a leading IT solutions provider (security, network, data center, and mobility) with an information assurance practice focused on audit, assessment, and penetration testing and (FFIEC, PCI, and HIPAA) compliance for enterprises and service providers located throughout the Midwest, North America and the world. For more information, visit www.synercomm.com.
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