MBRP Athlete Kyle Marcelli Returns To Trans Am At VIR
September 19, 2017
Tuesday, September 19th 2017 (Richmond, VA USA) - MBRP Athlete Kyle Marcelli returns to action this weekend (September 21-24) for the Trans Am Series Presented By Pirelli at Virginia International Raceway. Marcelli returns with Fields Racing in the teams #96 Chevrolet Camaro TA2. The duo finished 4th last year after limping the car to the finish with a flat rear tire, so keep an eye on the #96 as they seek redemption and a podium result this time around.
MBRP Performance Exhaust Inc is a leader in the performance exhaust industry. The company built it’s name and quality reputation first in the snowmobile industry with the introduction of the “famous” B&B Eliminator. From there, the company entered the diesel exhaust industry and quickly rose to the top as a preferred brand for diesel enthusiasts. Not long after, MBRP Performance Exhaust responded to it’s customers requests and continued to expand it’s line-up by providing exhaust systems for the sport truck, muscle car, and now tuner car markets.
MBRP began a relationship with racing driver Kyle Marcelli in 2012 while racing the American Le Mans Series. Together, they launched an incentive VIP Hospitality program that was sales driven. The companies top performers would earn exclusive VIP opportunities to enjoy some of the most iconic auto racing events such as the Sebring 12H and Petit Le Mans. These guests would go behind the scenes and feel part of the team. Fast forward to 2017, Marcelli has now assumed a brand ambassador role (#MBRPAthlete) and continues to carry the MBRP brand on his driver suit and helmet as well as on-board the #61 R.Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 488 GT3 and #96 Fields Racing Chevrolet Camaro TA2.
“Kyle’s expertise behind the wheel and his respect for the sport is shown in the enthusiasm and is easily shared when you are in his company.” Commented MBRP Co-Founder and CEO Martin Barkey
“It’s been a wonderful relationship both on and off the race track” Commented Kyle Marcelli. “The leaders of MBRP Performance Exhaust; Martin and Ginger Barkey are exceptional people to work with. Together they have built a quality brand with excellent reputation and have done it simply by hard work, determination, grace and humility. This is really the foundation for anyone in pursuit of success, and has certainly played a key role in the development of my auto racing career. It’s an honour to align my role as a racing driver with an iconic performance brand and represent MBRP as a ambassador and athlete.”
MBRP Performance Exhaust will be the primary brand on the #96 Fields Racing Chevrolet Camaro this weekend. MBRP seeks to promote there new 3” quad tip race and street series exhaust for the new sixth generation Chevrolet Camaro. The MBRP cat-back race series exhaust will give owners an extra +8HP, +10 FT-LBS of Torque and a weight savings of -5 LBS!
Join us as we go on a behind the scenes on a factory tour with MBRP CEO Martin Barkey -
About MBRP Performance Exhaust Inc:
Since 1995 MBRP Inc. has been delivering performance enthusiasts the most in power, the most in product quality and the most in customer responsiveness. Starting from little more than a vision and an absolute passion for all things performance MBRP Inc. is now at the forefront of performance exhaust technology. Marshalling over ten decades of manufacturing and marketing expertise between them, the MBRP design team developed a line of performance exhaust products that has made the rest of the industry take notice, and rush to catch up.
MBRP is the recognized leader in diesel performance exhaust products, the #1 line of aftermarket snowmobile silencers and produces the fastest growing line-ups of exhaust products for gasoline powered pick-ups and SUVs, late model muscle cars and ATVs. It's Off Camber Fabrications division is the trusted Jeep off road accessories source for many thousands of enthusiasts.
The central reason behind MBRP's remarkable growth has been its absolute dedication, not just to excellence in its products, but in building on the success it has had in ensuring that every customer's MBRP experience exceeds all expectations. Key to providing this experience is the superior network of distributors and dealers that have themselves made MBRP their product of choice.
For more information, please visit www.mbrp.com
About Kyle Marcelli:
As most Canadian’s do, Kyle started out on a pair of ice skates playing hockey on ice rinks and outdoor ponds across Ontario, Canada. However, before he could even walk there were signs of a passion for cars and speed. Kyle debuted in his first go kart race at the Simcoe Kart Club in 2001 at age 11 and finished 2nd place.
Today, at 27 years of age, Canada’s Kyle Marcelli has established himself at the professional level of sportscar racing. After a successful career in go-karts and single-seaters, Kyle made his rookie debut in the American Le Mans Series in 2010. From his series debut until the demise of ALMS in 2013, Kyle built a reputation of being a consistent front runner earning; six pole positions, six wins and eighteen podiums. Since then, Kyle has been part of successful programs both in Prototype and GT in a number of series including; the European Le Mans Series, the Grand Am Rolex SportsCar Series, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Series, the Trans Am Series and the Pirelli World Challenge.
For 2017, Kyle joined R.Ferri Motorsport and pilots the teams #61 Ferrari 488 GT3 in the Pirelli World Challenge as well as returned to Fields Racing in the #96 Chevrolet Camaro TA2 for select events in the Trans Am Series.
Kyle and his marketing team understand that there is a job outside of the race car and have successfully campaigned many partnerships and brand ambassador roles with industry leaders.
Following his career aspirations of professional auto racing; Kyle is a consummate professional both on and off the race track. Kyle represents his passion, sport, sponsors, team and fans proudly and effectively. He’s winning, engaging and always visible.
For more information, please visit www.kylemarcelli.com or contact Graeme Jenvey - Graeme@KyleMarcelli.com
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