Mooresville (August 14, 2015)- TriStar Motorsports is proud to announce today that Blake Koch will be back with TriStar Motorsports in 2016 to compete full time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.
“This is a big day for TriStar Motorsports,” said Mark Smith, owner of TriStar Motorsports. “We are excited to announce our continued partnership with Blake Koch and LeafFilter™ Gutter Protection for 2016. Blake has been a driver at TriStar since 2014 and we are looking forward to finishing out 2015 strong. LeafFilter™ came on board this season and they have been great partners of our racing program, so having the opportunity to continue working together in 2016 is exciting.”
LeafFilter™ Gutter Protection first sponsored Koch in the Sprint Cup Series for two races in the fall of 2014. That led to LeafFilter™ sponsoring Koch in the XFINITY Series for what was slated to be 13 races. With the success of LeafFilter™ and the sponsorship Matt Kaulig, Owner and President of LeafFilter™, has stepped up to take over the remaining available races in 2015. In addition, LeafFilter™ will serve as the primary sponsor for all NXS races during the 2016 season.
“Continuing to evolve our relationship with Blake Koch and TriStar Motorsports into the 2016 NXS Season is an exciting opportunity for not only the LeafFilter™ Brand, but our employees and customers as well,” said President and Owner of LeafFilter™, Matt Kaulig. “Koch is a great representation of LeafFilter™ and we are proud to have him driving a successful partnership – both on and off the racetrack.”
LeafFilter’s micromesh gutter protection system is professionally installed on existing gutters and provides clog-free gutters for the life of the home. As an award winning and nationally recognized home product, LeafFilter™ protects and prevents serious and costly damages associated with clogged gutters. With no holes, gaps, or openings, LeafFilter™ has been independently tested and proven to keep debris out of gutters. The gutter guard company recently expanded to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, bringing the total number of offices to 26, serving 32 states across the United States.
Blake Koch will make his 135th NASCAR XFINITY Series start this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, his third at the 15-turn, 2.4-mile road course. Koch has been an active driver in the NASCAR XFINITY Series since 2009.
“Ever since I first met Matt Kaulig and the LeafFilter™ guys, I knew it was going to be a great relationship,” said Blake Koch, driver of the No. 8 LeafFilter™ Gutter Protection Camry. ” Just being around Matt and the people at LeafFilter™ motivates you and encourages you to be the best you can be, and that has really rubbed off on me and my team. LeafFilter™ has grown at a rapid rate after beginning 10 years ago and they are continuing to grow at an unbelievable pace. The fact that Matt has chosen me to be his driver is such an honor and the opportunity I have to be a part of such a fast growing company is truly a dream come true. I am also very excited to continue my relationship with TriStar Motorsports in 2016. Mark and Kathy Smith took a chance on me two years ago, when I had very little sponsorship, so to be able to put this plan together for 2016 feels extra special.”
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About LeafFilter and LeafFilter North, Inc.
LeafFilter™ Gutter Protection has been rated the #1 professionally-installed gutter guard system by two leading consumer publications. By keeping gutters clog-free, LeafFilter prevents roof, structural, and foundation issues. If left neglected, your home can be susceptible to serious and costly damages that stem from clogged gutters. Two of the leading consumer reporting agencies have named LeafFilter the best gutter guards in the nation.
LeafFilter™ Racing is the primary sponsor of Blake Koch and the No. 8 Toyota from the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series. Additionally, more information about LeafFilter Racing can be found at www.leaffilterracing.com.
About TriStar Motorsports NC, LLC:
TriStar Motorsports NC, LLC currently fields Toyota Camry’s in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for Mike Bliss, Cale Conley, Blake Koch and David Starr. Located in Mooresville, North Carolina, TriStar Motorsports has competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series since 2010; fielding cars for some of NASCAR’s top drivers. To find out more information about TriStar Motorsports please visit www.tristarmotorsportsnc.com, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.