CellMark Paper Returns as F2000 Sponsor

April 9, 2012
Tim Paul's No. 06 is also sponsored by CellMark. (photo: Dennis Valet)

Sharon, CT – For the third straight year, CellMark Paper will support the 14-race, seven-weekend F2000 Championship Series. Back again will be the popular CellMark Paper Hard Charger award, given out at every race, and also a season-long competition with a $750 cash prize in addition to a $1,000 bonus for the Series Champion, and $500 the Flying Monkey Award.

CellMark Paper, of Norwalk, CT, a division of CellMark AB based in Gothenburg, Sweden, and longtime primary sponsor of SMRacing, is proud to support the F2000/F1600 Hard Charger Awards for 2012. Along with SMR, CellMark is also supporting the 2012 F2000 Champion’s Award.

For the second straight year, the Flying Monkey award will be given out at the Series banquet at Watkins Glen International in October, which is awarded to someone who generally flies under the radar on race weekend but is a big part of success of the Series.

In 2011, Series registrar Lenore Panas won the award.

"SMR and CellMark are thrilled to be back supporting the F2000 and F1600 series for 2012. 2011 was an exciting and competitive year and we expect this year to be even more challenging. As one of the great ladder series in open wheel racing, it takes team work, dedication and resiliency to be successful. Making the most of every opportunity and charging hard consistently are what CellMark and this series are all about,” noted CellMark Paper Regional Director Rick Paul.

Masters Class ace Dave Weitzenhof won the overall CellMark Paper Hard Charger award in 2011, and Series Champion Remy Audette took home a sizeable bonus check from the paper firm.

New for 2012 will also be the ability for the winners to donate their checks to the official charity of F2000, SOS Children’s Villages.

To be eligible for the overall Hard Charger award, and the Champion bonus, teams must display CellMark decals on their F2000 race cars. Additionally, Hard Charger points will only count if a driver enters at least 12 of 14 races.

About CellMark:

CellMark has grown at a pace unprecedented among its peers in the industry and since the company was established in 1984 has developed into a world leader in forest products marketing. Key elements are efficient communication, quick decision making and a structure to maintain unique competencies. As a result CellMark demonstrate’s an extraordinary continuity of management and personnel. Relationships and competence are the bricks and mortar of any business they build.

Last but not least, the backbone of their successful development has been their business partners’ confidence in integrity and professionalism. CellMark values these relationships highly and works hard to earn and maintain the industry’s confidence and professional respect. CellMark’s goal is to be the pulp and paper industry’s obvious choice as a provider of marketing related services.

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