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Progressive AFT and Whelen Engineering Renew Official Partnership

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Progressive American Flat Track announced today that Whelen Engineering will serve as the Official Safety Lights of Progressive AFT for a fifth consecutive season in 2021.
In that capacity, Whelen will continue to deploy its superior safety light technology at all series’ events. As part of its original agreement with Progressive American Flat Track, Whelen developed a next-generation start-line solution specifically for the series to signal the opening of each race. That same forward-thinking partnership also extended to the LED lighting technology outfitted on Progressive AFT’s safety and operational vehicles.
“Whelen’s dedication to enhancing safety on the racetrack is very much aligned with what is most important to us here at Progressive AFT," said Kevin Crowther, Chief Competition Officer of Progressive AFT. "We are proud to continue this integral partnership and would like to thank them for their invaluable contribution to the sport.”
Founded in 1952 by George W. Whelen in his garage in Deep River, Connecticut, Whelen designs, manufactures, and assembles all of its industry-leading products in the United States. Globally renowned for its innovative lighting and warning systems for the automotive, aviation, industrial and public safety sectors, Whelen Engineering also boasts a long history of involvement in elite-level motorsports.
“Whelen is thrilled to be part of the Progressive American Flat Track for the fifth consecutive year," said Peter Tiezzi, GM of Motorsports at Whelen. "We can’t wait for the season to begin."
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The 2021 Progressive AFT season kicks off with a Volusia Half-Mile doubleheader event at Volusia Speedway Park on Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13, 2021. Tickets for this season-opening extravaganza are on sale now at
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