NASCAR's Kyle Weatherman, driver of the No. 96 Our Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro SS, has found a partner in one of the most exciting and innovative young brands in the automotive aftermarket: Fanttik. The fast-growing brand will be the primary sponsor and support Weatherman on the track for three races on the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series calendar, starting 7:30pm ET on Saturday, April 15th at Virginia's storied Martinsville Speedway.
Weatherman, 25, came up through the ARCA Racing Series, and served as a development driver for Roush Fenway Racing before making his way through the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The year 2019 marked his debut in NASCAR's premier Xfinity Series, driving for Rick Ware Racing. This year marks his first driving for Our Motorsports.
Around the same time Weatherman was rising through the ranks in the world of motorsport, Fanttik was making moves of its own, garnering accolades and amassing a large fan base with its innovative and eco-conscious products. In two consecutive years, Fanttik earned the prestigious IF Design Award and Red Dot Award, given out to the most innovative and well-designed products in the industry, followed by a win of the coveted Global Media Award at last year's Specialty Equipment Market Association Show.
"We are thrilled to share the news of our collaboration with Kyle Weatherman in the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series," says Fanttik CEO Bo Du. "The Xfinity Series is an adrenaline-fueled racing competition that perfectly matches our adventurous automotive products. I cannot wait to see Kyle Weatherman come out on top and triumph in the series. The spirit of the NASCAR race coincides with our Fanttik brand philosophy. At Fanttik, our goal is to make every inch of every adventure as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. Whether it's a race, outdoor travel, or day-to-day roadside emergencies, each of our products combines high technology with down-to-earth practicality to give car lovers what they need. We never settle, because to us, evolving constructively defines progress."
What makes Fanttik's products so award-worthy? Two things: thoughtful design, and a steadfast commitment to sustainability. The latter is pervasive throughout the entire Fanttik enterprise, right down to the automated energy management systems running the company's factories and offices, and the elimination of single-use materials in packaging and production. For proof of the former, look no further than the Fanttik T8 MAX Jump Starter.
The T8 MAX is a compact, elegant 3000A jump starter with enough kick to jump gasoline engines up to 10 liters in displacement. It has an attractive LED readout, reverse-polarity protection, and an IP65-rated water-resistant case that's also flame-retardant. But the T8 MAX's real party trick is how it leverages lithium-ion battery technology to pack all this into a product measuring just ten and a half inches long, and about four and a quarter inches wide. It's largely because of that battery tech that the Fanttik T8 MAX can charge from 0% battery to enough capacity for a jump start in just 5 minutes charging through USB-C, too.
If that's more oomph than you need, even Fanttik's far more affordable lithium-ion jump starter, the T8 APEX, is packed with thoughtful features. The T8 APEX is rated at up to 2000A, enough cranking current to jump start gas engines up to 8.5 liters in displacement, and it too features an intelligent 3-inch LED readout with state-of-charge, battery voltage, and other essential information. The same IP65 rating keeps the battery and other electronics safe and dry, and the T8 APEX even offers the same spark-proof circuitry and reverse-polarity protection, all for significantly less coin.
Of course, we would be remiss if we didn't also mention the Fanttik X8 APEX Tire Inflator, which is an absolute life-saver if you ever happen to lose tire pressure on a long road trip. The X8 APEX promises up to two-times faster inflation than your typical portable electric air compressor, with up to 150 psi and fully cordless operation driven by lithium-ion battery technology. In a pinch, that lithium-ion battery can even serve as a mobile power bank for your phone. A user-friendly LED screen allows you to set the pressure you want to inflate to, and Fanttik says the X8 APEX can pump a car tire up to full pressure in one to six minutes or less, depending on the volume and pressure.
And of course, aside from being a virtual must-have for your car on your next road trip, it's also a nifty companion for the owners of bicycles, motorcycles, and beach balls, and it's small and light enough that you can take it just about anywhere.
And now, Fanttik and NASCAR Xfinity driver Kyle Weatherman is giving 100 pieces signature series of this flaghip X8 Apex inflator, combining top-quality innovation with Weatherman's prized signature.
Granted, no: the Our Motorsports pit crew will most likely not be deploying a Fanttik X8 APEX to fill Kyle Weatherman's tires before the race. Even still, one of the most exciting talents in NASCAR partnering with a young and innovative automotive brand like Fanttik? It just makes sense.