Grassroots from the get-go: Stage 8 celebrates 17 years supporting Contingency Connection

San Rafael, CA: It’s not uncommon to see major performance manufacturers supporting local tracks and grassroots racing today, but it wasn’t always as easy for weekend warriors to get support from the industries’ leading manufacturers. For nearly two decades, Leading Locking Fastener manufacturer and Performance Industry heavyweight, Stage 8 Locking Fasteners has been supporting the Contingency Connection Racer Rewards and Engine Professional Rewards programs, giving thousands of dollars in free or discounted product to thousands of racers on a budget nationwide. Their tenacious support of grassroots racing through programs like Contingency Connection is an important part of the overall success of the Northern-California company, according to founder Bruce Bennett. “We have always known how paramount the weekend warriors are to the performance industry as a whole,” Bennett said. “Those are the guys out there every week with a true passion for motorsports. He added that Contingency Connection has proven to be a great partner to help do just that. “There’s just no better way to reach that many racers on a grassroots level on a consistent basis.” The program reaches approximately 18,000 racers per week, at more than 50 tracks and series, hosting 1500 events nationwide, according to Contingency Connection’s Jackie Ressa. Sponsors of the Racer Rewards program are included in the coveted product certificate books given out to first and second place winners at each event, plus track signage, public address commercial announcements, and decals on thousands of racecars. “Stage 8 has been a great and valued partner with us over the past 17 years,” Ronnie Ball of Contingency Connection said. “They have really put their money where their mouth is and continued to show their support of local and grassroots racing.” For more information on Contingency Connection, visit www.contingencyconnection.com. For 31 years, Stage 8 Locking Fasteners has built the world’s best locking fasteners in a myriad of industries including automotive, industrial, railroad and military. Since 1985, Stage 8 has consistently delivered measurable increases in equipment reliability and safety as well as dramatic reductions in maintenance costs and equipment failures, especially header, exhaust and turbo applications.