From Schmidt Peterson Motorsports:
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 9, 2017) – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) has re-signed longtime team sponsor KECO Coatings.
KECO Coatings, which supplies coating processes to high performance industries, has sponsored SPM co-owner Sam Schmidt since he began his career as an IndyCar driver in 1997.
“KECO is an extremely important sponsor because their relationship with me goes all the way back to my first year of driving an Indy car,” Sam Schmidt said. “They continually work to improve their product and what they deliver to us on the coatings level.”
KECO relies on feedback from SPM to research, develop and further improve its coating processes. KECO’s application of data gathered from SPM’s teams is used on pistons, exhaust systems, wheels, suspension components, gearbox housings, race equipment and more.
“Sam’s highly successful IndyCar program, which sat on the INDY 500 pole and has multiple wins in the Verizon IndyCar Series, has been particularly satisfying in terms of seeing KECO’s technology at work on Sam’s winning cars,” said Mike Klinge, president of KECO Coatings. “We have been happy to continue our relationship with Sam and SPM with their entries in the Verizon IndyCar Series.”
About Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
Established in 2001 and owned by former IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt and Canadian businessman Ric Peterson, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) currently competes in the Verizon IndyCar Series. With a storied history in the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires series with over 70 wins, over 70 pole positions and seven championship wins, the Indianapolis-based team has also found success in IndyCar with five wins, two Indianapolis 500 pole positions and four poles claimed overall, as well as three top-five finishes in the championship points standings. For more information, please visit spmindycar.com.
About KECO Coatings
KECO, an Indianapolis-based company, with a location also in North Carolina, has been supplying coating processes to the racing and high performance industries since 1983. Processes include Kephos, dry film lubricants, thermal barriers, custom powder coatings, custom coatings, Cerakote, and Teflon®. Some applications include pistons, exhaust systems, frames, wheels, suspension components, gearbox housings, and race equipment. KECO continues to develop coating processes through research and development and relies on the technical feedback and results from team members. KECO utilizes this information as they specialize in developing and applying high performance coatings for various industries including Printing and Packaging, Automation, Food Processing, Automotive, Chemical Processing, and Racing. R & D is essential to the ongoing advancement of coating processes in KECO’s portfolio.
Veronica Knowlton/ Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
Brian Cook/KECO Engineered Coatings