CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The IZOD IndyCar Series makes its annual swing north of the U.S. border at the Honda Indy Toronto taking place July 6-8 on the Streets of Toronto. The Honda Indy Toronto is one of the most exciting motorsports events in North America and will feature supporting race events including the Ferrari Challenge, Firestone Indy Lights, and the Star Mazda Championship.
Quaker Chemical (NYSE:KWR), an official sponsor and technical partner of Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, will again support the Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing entry of star rookie driver, Josef Newgarden, as he seeks to get back on track after disappointing results in the last two events at Iowa and Milwaukee.
"The IZOD Indy Car Series is one of the most spectacular racing series in North America. It pushes the drivers, teams and cars to the very limit," said Joe Berquist, Quaker VP and Managing Director North America. "We are excited to bring our technology to this series and help the Sarah Fisher team meet the challenges ahead."
After visiting three oval track races on the IZOD IndyCar Series schedule, the tricky 11-turn, 1.755 mile street circuit will be a challenge to all of the participating drivers and teams. Newgarden relishes the opportunity to hustle the blue Quaker-backed #67 car around a road course again, having never raced on an oval track until last season in Firestone Indy Lights (where he won three of the five oval races).Heading into the Toronto race, Josef Newgarden notes, "More than ever, we are just looking to maximize the potential of the car, driver and team for the weekend, so if we have a fifth place car we come away with a fifth place finish and stay away from some of the trouble we have had lately. There's still a lot of racing left to go this season and there will be plenty of opportunities to fight it out with the top guys and climb back up in the points standings." The Honda Indy Toronto IZOD IndyCar Series race will take place on Sunday, July 8th and will be broadcast live on ABC beginning at 1:00PM ET. About Quaker Chemical Corporation: Quaker Chemical Corporation is a leading global provider of process chemicals, chemical specialties, services, and technical expertise to a wide range of industries -including steel, aluminum, automotive, mining, aerospace, tube and pipe, coatings and construction materials. Quaker's products, technical solutions, and chemical management services enhance customers' processes, improve their product quality, and lower costs. Quaker's headquarters is located near Philadelphia in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. For more information on Quaker Chemical, visit www.quakerchem.com. About Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing: Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing (SFHR) was established in 2008 and is owned by former driver Sarah Fisher, the youngest woman ever to compete in the Indianapolis 500 and the first woman to run a full IZOD IndyCar Series schedule, and businessman Wink Hartman. SFHR has competed in the IZOD IndyCar Series since 2008, earning its first victory in 2011 at Kentucky Speedway. SOURCE Quaker Chemical Corporation