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Fram Group Renews Sponsorship With Racers Edge Motorsports

Feb 28, 2019

Lake Forest, IL, February 28, 2019Fram Group, a leader in North American vehicle-replacement parts for the car-care market, is pleased to announce that its FRAM® filters and Autolite® spark plugs brands have renewed their sponsorship with DeLand, FL-based Racers Edge Motorsports. Specifically, FRAM and Autolite products will be used to outfit the team’s new Acura NSX GT3 Evo racing vehicle scheduled to compete in the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge America championship.

This sponsorship is the continuation of a successful collaboration between Fram Group and Racers Edge Motorsports that dates back to 2016. Since that time, Racers Edge Motorsports has secured 10 World Challenge GT4 wins. MBRP Performance Exhaust and Honda Performance Development (HPD) will be joining Fram Group in this year’s partnership with Racers Edge Motorsports.

“We’re extremely excited to be partnering with Racers Edge Motorsports again this year, and we look forward to helping outfit the team’s entry in the Blancpain GT World Challenge America championship,” said Jay Buckley, Motorsports & Event Marketing Director for Fram Group. “And to make things even more exciting, Racers Edge Motorsports is moving up to do battle in the more competitive GT3 division with its Acura NSX GT3 Evo racing vehicle. We are confident that FRAM oil filters and Autolite spark plugs will continue to play a significant role in what has proven to be a very successful and fruitful relationship with Racers Edge Motorsports.”

Piloting the Acura NSX GT3 Evo racing vehicle this season will be Canadian driving duo Kyle Marcelli and Martin Barkey. Marcelli and Barkey are both veterans of past Racers Edge GT World Challenge America campaigns.

“Heading back to the World Challenge is a thrill, and stepping up from GT4 to the highly competitive GT3 division adds even more excitement,” said Barkey. “I have no doubt that this year’s Blancpain World Challenge America field will be super competitive, and with our newly updated Acura NSX Evo, we’ll be ready for it!”

The first race of the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge America championship takes place on March 1-3 at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, TX.

For more information on any of FRAM Group’s complete product lines of filters visit, and to view spark plugs.

Headquartered in Lake Forest, IL, Fram Group, a division of New Zealand-based Rank Group Limited, is among North America’s largest and most diversified companies that serves the vehicle-replacement parts and car-care market with its well-known FRAM® filters and Autolite® spark plugs product brands. Fram Group’s customer base includes leading aftermarket companies, as well as a diverse group of original equipment manufacturers in the automotive, trucking and industrial-vehicle markets. It serves these markets through a global network of manufacturing facilities, distribution centers and sales offices located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and China. For more information, please visit


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