Littelfuse Sponsored Behind-the-Scenes Race Activities at Firestone 550
CHICAGO, IL - June 11, 2012 - Littelfuse, Inc., the worldwide leader in circuit protection, co-sponsored the No. 11 MOUSER ELECTRONICS/GEICO/KV Racing Technology Chevrolet Dallara driven by Indy Racing League champion Tony Kanaan at the 2012 IZOD® IndyCar race in Fort Worth, Texas, on June 9, 2012. Kanaan finished 11th on the 1.5 mile D-shaped Texas Motor Speedway course, earning 19 points in the championship tally to remain ninth in the championship race with 160 points. Kanaan battled for position all evening, his 13th appearance at the Texas Motor Speedway, coming back twice from as far back as 21st place before a late-race collision with Will Power damaged his wing and effectively ended his chances for a victory.
Littelfuse participated in the Firestone 550 as part of its co-sponsorship of the No. 11 KV Racing car, through its "Speed2Design" contest. "Speed2Design" creates a behind-the-scenes weekend experience for engineers that involved spending time with the team engineers and pit crew behind the Littelfuse co-sponsored race car. Since engineers value and understand the technology-related challenges, demands and reliability requirements involved with these high-speed racing machines, "Speed2Design" provides a unique opportunity for them to explore this advanced engineering technology in a personal, accessible setting.
During several of this year’s IndyCar races, Littelfuse is hosting a series of design engineer-focused events. Along with attending the race, "Speed2Design" participants will enjoy pit access, hospitality and exclusive conversations with the team engineers and crew members—all courtesy of Littelfuse.
At the Firestone 550, the five "Speed2Design" participants included mechanical and electrical engineers from across the country, including a new engineering grad set to start her first job two days after the race, as well as seasoned professionals who design everything from RF equipment to military electronics. "Speed2Design" participants stood side-by-side with members of the pit crew throughout the weekend, and during TechTalk conversations learned how Littelfuse circuit protection is embedded in racing electronics. Littelfuse profiled its TMOV, SP1003, LC03 and other products that are used for protection against surge, ESD and lightning events in the crew’s high speed broadband communications, in monitors used by the crew and in power supplies and other devices throughout the pit’s electronics support infrastructure. Go behind the ropes with the Firestone 550 "Speed2Design" participants by viewing the weekend's videos.
The next "Speed2Design" promotion will take place at the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma, Sonoma, Calif., August 26, 2012. To enter for a chance to participate in upcoming "Speed2Design" events and learn more, visit www.speed2design.com .
Founded in 1927, Littelfuse, Inc., the worldwide leader in circuit protection, offers the industry's broadest and deepest portfolio of circuit protection products and solutions. Littelfuse devices protect products in virtually every market that uses electrical energy, from consumer electronics to automobiles to industrial equipment. In addition to its Chicago, Illinois, world headquarters, Littelfuse has more than 30 sales, distribution, manufacturing and engineering facilities in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Technologies offered by Littelfuse include Fuses; Gas Discharge Tubes (GDTs); Positive Temperature Coefficient Devices (PTCs); Protection Relays; PulseGuard® ESD Suppressors; SIDACtor® Devices; TVS Diode Arrays (SPA™ Family of Products); Switching Thyristors; TVS Diodes and Varistors. The company also offers a comprehensive line of highly reliable Electromechanical and Electronic Switch and Control Devices for commercial and specialty vehicles, as well as underground Power Distribution Centers for safe control and distribution of electricity in mining operations.
For more information, please visit Littelfuse's Web site at littelfuse.com.
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