By Juliet Umeh
United States (US) company, Fueltrax, says it has expressed interest in sponsoring a Nigerian-American Naval Academy graduate and US Navy officer, LT Jesse Iwuji, for a marine race competition in Las Vegas, US.
Fueltrax, is a United States-based company that operates in the maritime industry. The sponsorship will see Iwuji making his first ever Las Vegas Motor Speedway start in the NASCAR gander outdoor truck series race, making him the only serving military member racing in NASCAR.
Announcing the sponsorship, CEO of the company, Anthony George, said: “It’s a passion for us to give back to young men and women and help them reach their dreams. Iwuji is a big dreamer and a hard worker and we are honoured to help him continue on his journey to success in NASCAR.”
The West Africa Operations Manager of Fueltrax, Bene Okorie, said: “We are so grateful for our Nigerian-based marine operators and proud to support Iwuji both as one from our community and as a first-generation American pursing his dreams. Nigerians everywhere should be proud of Jesse’s success” he added.
Meanwhile, Citracks, a locally-based service partner for Fueltrax in Nigeria, also expressed excitement over the partnership deal, adding that it will further boost marine operations management both in Nigeria and in the United States of America, more so that over 50 per cent of Fueltrax operations are based in Nigeria.
Head of operations at Citracks, Frances Ogujawa, said: “We partnered Fueltrax to oversee system installation because they set the standard for Electronic Fuel Management System (EFMS) in Nigeria, making the services that we both provide our clients more reliable and easier to support locally. The partnership highlights the high performance standards of not only Fueltrax, but also of their local partners like Citrax.”