With third- and second-place finishes this week, the FJ Propeller team of throttleman Gary Ballough and driver Jimmie Harrison remains in the hunt for a Stock-class title at the Super Boat International Offshore World Championships in Key West, Fla. Sunday’s double-points race leaves open plenty of possibilities.
Courtesy of Cooper Standard, the FJ Propeller team placed the Folds of Honor logo atop the canopy of its 32-foot Doug Wright catamaran. Photo courtesy/copyright Jason Johnson/Speedonthewater.com.
But in at least one way, thanks to sponsor Cooper Standard backing the Folds of Honor program that serves surviving family members of veterans who died serving their country, the team already is a winner. The Folds of Honor logo on the team’s 32-foot Doug Wright catamaran is a byproduct of Cooper Standard’s sponsorship.
“Cooper Standard takes great pride in our sponsorships and the professionalism found with GB (Gary Ballough) Racing is no exception,” said Mark Slater, a representative for the global automotive components company. “One of our Cooper Standard Foundation directives in 2018 and 2019 is to raise funds for Folds of Honor and to support the efforts to provide scholarships for children and spouses of military personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice. This year we raised $125,000 for this cause.”
In addition to sponsoring FJ Propeller, Cooper Standard previously backed the Superboat Extreme-class Twisted Metal team.