La Mirada, CA - Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, has joined Industrial Distribution Group (IDG) and Cagnazzi Racing to form IDG Makita Power Tools Racing Team in NHRA Pro Stock. Dave Connolly, a twenty-one time NHRA Pro Stock event winner, will be the team's driver.

IDG Makita Power Tools Racing will debut this weekend at the O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals in Charlotte, N.C., September 16-17, 2010.

"The emotions are pretty indescribable right now," Connolly said. "Pro Stock is the class I love the most. When I wasn't driving one, I was in the stands watching them. Knowing that I'm going to get to drive a Pro Stock car again is really exciting, especially since I'll have a competitive car and the horsepower under the hood."

"It's awesome to be a part of a winning team with IDG, Cagnazzi, and Dave Connolly," said Brent Withey, director of marketing at Makita. "On the race track, Dave Connolly has the pure drive and passion that makes him a fan favorite and, like Makita, IDG and Cagnazzi Racing are leaders in technology and innovation. Makita Industrial Power Tools can be found in the pits of top race teams across the US, and this partnership is the next step in Makita's growing presence at the track."

Makita-Sponsored Teams in Racing and Action Sports

IDG Makita Power Tools Racing is the latest in Makita's growing presence in racing and action sports. Makita and Suzuki's long term partnership has yielded over 20 championships in Supercross, Motocross, Superbike, ATV, and Amateur - including Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Ryan Dungey's historic 2010 championship run in Supercross and Motocross. Makita is also a sponsor of Rockstar Makita LeDuc Racing in short-course off-road racing, and Scheuring Speed Sports in snocross racing. In every case, Makita power tools - including 18V LXT Lithium-Ion cordless drills, impacts, and grinders - can be found in pits of top race teams.

About IDG

Industrial Distribution Group is a national distributor of indirect materials providing 400,000 products to over 15,000 customers, throughout North America and China. Additionally, IDG is well known for its broad product offering of industrial products such as abrasives, cutting tools, lubricants, material handling and storage systems, safety products, hand and power tools, and electronic components. The company is also the market leader in the design, build, and management of integrated supply chain solutions including full storeroom management, commodity management, vendor managed inventory (VMI), customer managed inventory (CMI), and automated dispensing.

About Makita

Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita's extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion®, and 10.8V Ultra-Compact Lithium-Ion®. Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology™ (AVT™), 4-Cycle outdoor power equipment, Super Joint System (SJS) grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT), and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S.

Source: Makita

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