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3TEX Sponsored Speed Boat Wins Its Class in New York Race

  • Friday, 13th July 2001
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The PAY 2 PLAY racing boat won the 80+ mph class at the recent New York State POKER RUN race. The 45 foot SONIC USA boat, which is sponsored by both 3TEX and SONIC USA, was built using 3TEX’s patented 3WEAVE preforms. PAY 2 PLAY also won the “”Best Looking Boat”” award at the race.

The recently designed boat, known as PAY 2 PLAY, is owned by Byron Unger – a world class racer who resides in Apex, North Carolina. In a special promotional venture between 3TEX, SONIC USA and Mr. Unger, PAY 2 PLAY will compete in a dozen individual POKER RUN RACES this Summer from Canada to Southern Florida.

“”We are thrilled with our relationship with SONIC USA and world-class racer Byron Unger and we look forward to the other upcoming races,”” said Brad Lienhart, CEO of 3TEX. “”SONIC USA is a leader in this industry and 3TEX is proud to be sponsoring one of their boats.”” Located in Hollywood, Florida, SONIC USA is recognized as a premier builder of individualized performance powerboats.

Through a long-term strategic partnership, SONIC USA expects to annually produce more than 200 premier 26-45 foot class boats using 3TEX composite products. Through the use of 3WEAVE preforms and a vacuum infusion process, 3TEX believes boat hull weight can be reduced by up to 20-30%, while improving overall durability and impact resistance.


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