CLEVELAND – Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes has renewed its contract with Florida-based Larsen Motorsports (LMS), sponsoring the jet dragster team with its U.S. Chemical & Plastics (USC) brand and Dominator® truck bed liner. USC was the first body filler manufacturer in the U.S. and continues to formulate and manufacture high-performance repair and refinishing products in the United States and abroad.
“Larsen Motorsports is a great fit for the Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes division and the USC and Dominator brands. The partnership is the perfect complement to our already established motorsports program,” said Bryan Nichols, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Motorsports Marketing Manager. Nichols explained, “Our core values align very well with the team at Larsen Motorsports, and this relationship is sure to be a jetway to success.”
LMS is an award-winning innovator in jet drag racing and is a featured headliner at events across the country. Initially the newly expanded relationship will focus on the USC Dominator product line with LMS Jet Dragster Driver Dewayne Hill at the wheel. Hill is a United States Marine who began his career as a crew member with LMS in 2011 and eventually moved into a driving position in 2017.
“US Chemical was the first manufacturer of body filler in the United States, and Dominator is known for being an easy-to-use bed liner that finishes the job quickly,” said Tom Smith, USC’s National Sales Manager. “Being first and being fast – our relationship with drag racing and Larsen is a perfect fit.”
Chris Larsen, CEO and co-owner of LMS, added, “Drag racing is a natural fit for USC. It’s unique among motorsports in that it brings a massive number of participants together that build high-quality specialized vehicles limited only by one’s imagination. The USC brand is supported not only in the professional collision repair setting but has an unprecedented following of do-it-yourselfers. We’re proud to continue our relationship with an such an amazing brand.”
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes manufactures and distributes a complete line of advanced technology paint and coating systems for automotive, aerospace and fleet refinishing industries. The Automotive Finishes division, includes Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes® and Valspar® Automotive brands — Valspar Refinish, DeBeer Refinish®, Prospray® Finishes, Matrix Automotive Finishes®, U.S. Chemical & Plastics® and House of Kolor®. Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes is a part of the Sherwin-Williams Performance Coatings Group.
Palm Bay, Florida-based Larsen Motorsports is a high-performance vehicles research and development company specializing in turbine powered drag racing vehicles.