CNC Machine Tool Builder Okuma Corp. and Target Chip Ganassi announce partnership renewal.
CNC machine tool manufacturer Okuma America Corp. and Target Chip Ganassi Racing Inc. have renewed their multi-year sponsorship agreement for the No. 9 and No. 10 Indy cars driven by Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti in the IZOD IndyCar Series and for the No. 01 Daytona Prototype driven by Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series.
The Indianapolis, IN-based Chip Ganassi Racing teams utilize Okuma CNC machine tools and technology in their machine shop to produce parts and equipment that have contributed to 15 championships and more than 125 wins across Indy car and sports car racing.
Okuma President and COO, Jim King, notes, “Okuma produces high precision, premium CNC machine tools used in a variety of industries. It is only natural that we partner with a winning team like Chip Ganassi Racing Inc. Their desire to improve performance by leveraging top-quality personnel and equipment parallels our business philosophy and we hope to help them win races and championships.”
Grant Weaver, Team Manager – Shop Operations for Chip Ganassi Racing, states, “Okuma’s commitment to excellence in their CNC machine tools has helped us produce championship winning products for our racecars. The productivity and accuracy levels that we are able to produce from the Okuma equipment have allowed us to manufacture extremely precise parts with finishes so exacting that we have been able to finish parts in house without having to use outside processes like grinding. We are very proud to have a partnership with a company that is as committed as us to building the best equipment possible.”
For more information, visit http://www.okuma.com/target-chip-ganassi-racing.