Gurtz Electric will join the No. 43 Chevrolet driven by Ryan Ellis as a sponsor for the upcoming NASCAR Xfinity Series race on the streets of Chicago.
Ellis’ Alpha Prime Racing car will compete in the inaugural Chicago Street Race, The Loop 121, on July 1.
The 2.2-mile course will see NASCAR Xfinity Series competitors racing past Chicago icons like Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, and the edge of Soldier Field on Independence Day weekend.
“Since the Chicago Street Race was announced, it has been one of the races I’ve been most excited for. It was not on my initial schedule with Alpha Prime Racing, but we worked hard to add it, knowing just how iconic this inaugural event will be. I’m very thankful for the support of Gurtz Electric. To be able to represent them in their home race is going to be so exciting,” said Ryan Ellis, driver of the No.43 Gurtz Electric Chevy Camaro. “We’re going to do all we can to ensure that we make the most of this opportunity to get the Gurtz Electric Chevy up front and make it a successful event for Gurtz to build this into a multi-year partnership!”
Gurtz Electric will also appear as an associate sponsor of Ellis’ car for the Henry 180 at Road America later in the month.
“We feel that this partnership was a perfect fit,” said Frank Gurtz, President and CEO of Gurtz Electric. “To have a Gurtz Electric car competing in the inaugural Chicago Street Race is a very exciting point of pride for our company. Many of our employees are excited to see this car on track at our “home race.” We’re very excited to support Ryan and the No.43 Alpha Prime Racing team as they take the track at this event.”