No. 36 Ford to Debut Paint Scheme with Three New Partners
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 18, 2019) - Matt Tifft is helping to promote cross-country collaborations between business investors and accelerators in his hometown NE Ohio area this weekend. The Front Row Motorsports (FRM) driver will sport a new paint scheme at Sonoma Raceway featuring Akron, Ohio's Acquire Investments; Akron, Ohio's Bounce Innovation Hub; and San Francisco, California's Unshackled Ventures. The groups from Ohio and California are taking advantage of this opportunity to bridge the interstate gap in an effort to promote business investments and accelerate small business growth between the regions.
NE Ohio-based Acquire Investments, LLC is a private investment company focused on creating better connectivity between investors and opportunities near its hometown. "There is no question our region can benefit from the expertise, experience and capital existing in other areas of the country, specifically Silicon Valley," said Bill Manby, CEO of Acquire Investments. "We feel we have created an opportunity to be the lightning rod and generate collaboration that creates significant opportunities for all involved. Acquire is thrilled to draw attention to the Akron-based Bounce Innovation Hub, Palo Alto-based Unshackled Ventures and Napa Valley's Venture wines. Driving interactions like these will help to spur new relationships that can result in accelerating business growth."
"I'm proud to be supporting small to medium businesses in my hometown", said Tifft. "NE Ohio has so much to offer business owners and is a great place to work and live. I'm pleased to be part of an effort to bridge the gap between Ohio and California investors and businesses."
San Francisco-based Unshackled Ventures invests in early stage startups founded by immigrant entrepreneurs throughout the U.S. Founding Partner Nitin Pachisia has taken special interest in the educational and industrial hubs in the Heartland, spending time in communities like NE Ohio. "I visited Ohio on the Comeback Cities Tours with Congressman Tim Ryan and saw the opportunity the region presents," Pachisia said. "I am working with regional leaders like Bill Manby to lay the foundation of a promise that attracts coastal VCs and startups to the Heartland. The relationships and bridges we are building will show results in years to come. The group we have at this race is an example of investors and operators from San Francisco colliding with their counterparts from NE Ohio!"
The new paint scheme for the No. 36 Acquire Investments Ford will make its debut at Sonoma Raceway on Friday June 21 for practice. The "Toyota/Save Mart 350" Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will air Sunday, June 23 at 3 p.m. ET on FS1 and PRN.
About Front Row Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports (FRM) is a winning organization in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by successful entrepreneur, Bob Jenkins. FRM fields three full-time entries - the No. 34 of Michael McDowell, the No. 36 of Matt Tifft and the No. 38 of David Ragan - from its Mooresville, N.C., headquarters just outside of Charlotte. The team's partnership base includes CITGO Petroleum Corporation, Ford Performance, Love's Travel Stops, Select Blinds, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Tunity, Surface and Speedco. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on social media: Twitter at @Team_FRM, Instagram at @team_frm and Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports.
Sunscreen Company Offering 36% Discount with Code
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 5, 2019) – The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Michigan International Speedway this weekend, which is a “home track” of sorts for Matt Tifft. The No. 36 Surface Sunscreen/Tunity Ford Mustang will once again carry the updated primary paint scheme featuring a 36% discount code for Surface Sunscreen products. Tifft is looking to build momentum from key gains made throughout the season thus far.
“We’ve had some good results in our speedway program this year with a couple of top-20s,” said Tifft. “We’re always looking for ways to build upon our notes and make improvements as we go along. I think Michigan is a great place for us to continue to make progress and try out some different strategies. Track position and restarts are crucial to a good finish, so you have to find the balance between being aggressive and being patient.”
The Hinckley, Ohio native will continue to encourage everyone to protect themselves from the sun’s harmful rays when spending time outside.
“I’ve got a lot of family coming to town for the weekend, and you can be sure we’ll all be using our Surface Sunscreen at the track. Fans can visit SurfaceCorp.com and use the code ‘Tifft36’ to receive a 36% discount on their suncare products.”
Tifft is encouraging fans who cannot attend Sunday’s race to tune in and watch on TV, even if they aren’t at home. “The Tunity app is a great solution for fans who are on the go to be able to follow the race. With an average of 500,000 out-of-home users tuning in last week, it’s another way to make life a little easier when you’re multitasking at the gym, in a restaurant or at the airport.”
The No. 36 Surface Sunscreen/Tunity Ford Mustang will take to the track at Michigan International Speedway on Friday, June 7 for practice. The “FireKeepers Casino 400” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will air Sunday, June 9 at 2:00 p.m. ET on FS1.
For more information about Surface Sunscreen and Tunity, visit surfacecorp.com/ and tunity.com/.
About Front Row Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports (FRM) is a winning organization in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by successful entrepreneur, Bob Jenkins. FRM fields three full-time entries – the No. 34 of Michael McDowell, the No. 36 of Matt Tifft and the No. 38 of David Ragan – from its Mooresville, N.C., headquarters just outside of Charlotte. The team's partnership base includes CITGO Petroleum Corporation, Ford Performance, Love's Travel Stops, Select Blinds, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Tunity, Surface and Speedco. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on social media: Twitter at @Team_FRM, Instagram at @team_frm and Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports.
FireKeepers Casino 400
Michigan International Speedway
Sunday, June 9
2:00 p.m. ET FS1, MRN
Saturday, June 8
12:05 p.m. ET FS1, MRN