DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 16, 2018) – Performance Tech Motorsports is teaming up with Centinel Spine for the Rolex 24 At Daytona with an effort to bring together two technological leaders with the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Centinel Spine develops, manufactures, and distributes products used by spinal surgeons across the world. The company was founded in 2008 after the merger-acquisition of Raymedica, LLC and Surgicraft LTD, two pioneering medical device companies. Today, with over 31 years of experience Centinel Spine has implanted over 46,000 devices.
Centinel Spine’s partnership with Performance Tech comes with a hefty goal. To educate not just fans, but the hundreds of athletes under the IMSA banner that spinal injury and disease doesn’t have to end your career nor should you have to live with pain and downgrade your lifestyle. Every day patients are sharing their success story on how the multiple Centinel Spine products concerning both lumbar and cervical gave them their life back.
Performance Tech Motorsports made the perfect pairing to share and achieve this goal. The team offers a chance to raise awareness nationally through various venues and programming. With access to a group of drivers of different ages and at different strides in their career Centinel Spine can better connect to the vast audience affected by spinal issues yearly.
As Centinel Spine Chairman & CEO John Viscogliosi and Performance Tech Team Principal Brent O’Neill formed their sponsorship, they saw the comparisons building between the two companies.
“We believe that Centinel Spine has a similar mission as Performance Tech, utilizing cutting-edge technology to provide solutions to high performers,” Viscogliosi. “Centinel Spine’s mission is to address spinal disease and allow individuals to continue to function at a high level, even after major spine surgery. Racing is the ultimate team sport and incorporates many of the same principal’s necessary to develop effective patient solutions. Centinel Spine is excited to be part of such a well-established, successful organization as Performance Tech.”
O’Neill has a healthy appreciation for what Centinel Spine and Viscogliosi accomplish as someone who has spent a majority of his life in a race paddock.
“All race car drivers are athletes and at some point, if you have you have a long enough career you crash and often that ends with a back injury and you need someone to fix it,” O’Neill said. “That’s where Centinel Spine comes in. They make continuing a normal lifestyle doable. That’s what makes them one of the most relatable and needed sponsors in the paddock.
“They are certainly a sponsor that can bring some awareness to the paddock to fans, driver and crew that suffer back injuries. If you ask around there are a ton of guys that suffer from spinal injury and back problems. This relationship is also exciting for us because new car, new program, new sponsor. It’s a national sponsor so they can receive a lot out of IMSA and the national TV program. I think IMSA can get a lot out of Centinel Spine because they can keep people out and about in the paddock.”
The 56th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona takes place Jan. 25-28 in Daytona Beach at Daytona International Speedway. Qualifying kicks off the endurance mayhem Thursday, Jan. 25 at 3:55 p.m. for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The twice around the clock race begins Saturday, Jan. 27 at 2:40 p.m. with the checkered flag set to fly Sunday, Jan. 28 at 2:40 p.m. The race will be broadcasted live on various FOX affiliate channels and live streamed on IMSA.tv.
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Centinel Spine, LLC. is a privately-held spinal device company leading the development and commercialization of the No- Profile, Integrated Interbody fusion technologies. The company recently acquired the prodisc® Total Disc Replacement portfolio, an extensive cervical and lumbar disc replacement platform with the longest history of global clinical use. For more information on Centinel Spine products and technologies, please visit the Company’s website at www.CentinelSpine.com.
The company began operations in August 2008, through the merger-acquisition of two pioneering medical device companies: Raymedica LLC and Surgicraft LTD. Today, Centinel Spine still embraces the pioneering culture developed at both originating companies and continues its corporate mission of becoming the leading anterior column support spine franchise, providing elegantly simple implants and instruments that are tissue-sparing and generate superior clinical outcomes.
Centinel Spine derived its name from the “Sentinel Sign” the radiographic confirmation of a successful fusion anterior to the interbody device.
About Masson Spine Institute:
Masson Spine Institute offers advanced microsurgical spine surgery solutions in all aspects of its comprehensive spine surgery platforms. Masson Spine Institute is committed to world-class preventative, rehabilitative and conservative health care in the complex management of the spine-injured individual.
Dr. Masson is the creator of iMAS, intervertebral Microsurgical Access Solutions. He is a world leader in the TLIF approach and in complex microsurgical decompression and reconstruction of the spine. He is a Lead Surgeon developer of the TPAL Interbody Spacer System and was involved in the development of the Matrix Pedicle Screw System as per iMAS and iMERGENT, all for Johnson and Johnson Medical Devices. He served as a Chairman of Prodisc Surgeon Education and Certification during the first several years of product release and was responsible for education and training in iMERGENT Procedural Solution and Prodisc Artificial Disc Training. He has trained several hundred spine surgeons globally.
The physicians at Masson Spine Institute not only perform the most sophisticated spinal procedures in the world, in most cases, they have developed the techniques, built the products to support them and teach their use globally. The Masson Spine Institute is committed to delivering the best, most affordable and most efficacious products to its patients.
About Performance Tech:
Competing in IMSA races for over three decades as a driver and/or team manager, Brent O’Neill founded Performance Tech Motorsports with the goal to help drivers become more competitive and move up the racing ladder. Whether you are a driver or a sponsoring company or team owner/partner, it takes more than talent, money and desire to win a racing championship. It takes racing management experience. With over 30-years in the racing business and a cumulative team experience of over 110 years, Performance Tech Motorsports has a full range of leading edge engineering, vehicle enhancement, program management/logistics and at track support to help our clients win on and off the track.
About Justice Brothers, Inc.:
Justice Brothers, Inc. is a manufacturer and worldwide distributor of over 100 car care products, fleet, farm, and industrial lubricants and cleaners. Since their beginnings in the additive industry, the Justice Brothers Corporation has been an innovator in the development of new and better products to solve problems in the automotive service industry. During their over 80 years in the automotive industry, Justice Brothers has built a large and loyal customer base that encompasses quick lubes, dealerships, and independent auto stores.