The Australian Formula Jet Sprint Association [AFJSA] have revealed that Australia’s own KINCROME Tools & Equipment will join the sport as a partner for the 2018 season opener at Griffith in the Riverina area of new South Wales this weekend (24 February).
For many of the V8 Superboat teams, KINCROME is a well respected figure as the perfect partner in preparing – and often repairing – their boats every season, whilst also helping them to keep their huge array of businesses running across the country.
KINCROME are perhaps best recognised for their iconic blue tool kits and the wide range of associated tools they provide for the automotive, industrial, hardware and retail industries.
At Griffith, the hotly-contested 400-Class (also recognised as ‘International Group A’) will be known as the ‘KINCROME 400 Class’ where one of the biggest fields in recent Superboats history will look to dethrone 2017 champion Ben Hathaway as he works to defend his second V8 Superboat title.
For KINCROME’s Donn Traylen, an association with V8 Superboats provided a great synergy for their burgeoning range of products.
“When we first began operation in 1987, we had four staff and 250 products available for sale,” he confirmed. “Now we have more than 180 staff and over 3500 products in our catalogue. When could see that passion played a big part of V8 Superboats, teams are very hands-on and intimately involved with the performance of their boats. On top of that, many competitors run their own businesses and tools form part of that everyday trade, so we felt that there was an ideal opportunity to make them – and their legion of fans – aware of the fantastic range of KINCROME tools on offer.”
The opening round of the 2018 Australian V8 Superboats Championship gets underway at Griffith’s notorious Lake Wyangan venue this Saturday, 24 February with a day/night event for the Unlimited Superboat, KINCROME 400-Class and LS-Class competitors.
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