PANTHER DRR'S ORIOL SERVIA WILL PILOT THE NO. 22 WIX FILTERS PRIMARY LIVERY IN BALTIMORE

Baltimore, Maryland (August 30, 2012)- As Panther DRR heads to Baltimore this weekend for the 14th round of the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series season, they are proud to announce that Oriol Servia will campaign the WIX Filters "We Love Engines" primary livery for the Grand Prix of Baltimore Presented by SRT.

WIX, whose highly-engineered filtration products have become a staple in auto racing around the country, has served as an associate partner on the team's entries since the 2011 season. WIX® Filters, a member of the Affinia Group family of brands, launched a new integrated marketing communications program to promote a single, cohesive WIX Filters message under a creative platform titled "We Love Engines."The new platform is designed to demonstrate that WIX and its customers and partners share one unified passion - a love for the one thing that got the WIX brand where it is today - engines.

"Panther DRR is excited to partner with WIX Filters on the No. 22 car this weekend. It is a true privilege and honor to represent WIX Filters and their valued customers, distributors, retailers and employees at our premier event on the streets of Baltimore. WIX continues to be a valuable partner to Panther DRR and we look forward to a successful event, both on and off-track this weekend," commented Panther DRR Co-Owner Robbie Buhl.

This weekend's race will mark the second time this year, and the third time since 2011, that WIX Filters has been the primary on the team's car. The Gastonia, N.C.-based company first joined Panther DRR at the Indianapolis 500 in 2011; this past April, WIX was the primary at the Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 in Brazil.

"There is perhaps no better street circuit in the U.S. than around the Inner Harbor of downtown Baltimore," said Mike Harvey, brand manager for WIX Filters. "The Grand Prix of Baltimore has quickly become a major motorsports event for the global IZOD IndyCar Series.  Both the venue and the series gives us a tremendous opportunity to extend the WIX brand to fans of the one of the fastest-growing motorsports around the globe."

Panther DRR will be back on track this weekend for the Grand Prix of Baltimore Presented by SRT in Baltimore, Maryland on Sunday, September 2nd at 2:30 pm ET. The race will be telecast live on the NBC Sports Network. Please visitwww.dreyerreinboldracing.com for more updates.

 

About WIX Filters

Since 1939, WIX® Filters has been an innovator in filtration products. WIX designs, manufactures and distributes products for automotive, diesel, agricultural, industrial and specialty filter markets. Its product line includes oil, air, cabin interior, fuel, coolant, transmission and hydraulic filters for automobiles, trucks, off-road equipment and manufacturing applications. For more information, visit www.wixfilters.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/wixfilters, follow us on Twitter @WIXFilters and visit our YouTube page at youtube.com/TheWIXFilters.