Per Performance Tech Motorsports:
Performance Tech Motorsports’ partner Centinel Spine, LLC, is moving into the role of Title Sponsor for the team in the 2019 season of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship after a successful 2018 program.
Centinel Spine is the largest privately-held spine company focused on anterior column reconstruction and, in 2018, the company partnered with Performance Tech to support the creation of a platform to educate the public on spinal disease and options that allow individuals to continue to function at a high level.
One of Centinel Spine’s patients also happens to be Performance Tech driver and spine surgeon, Dr. Robert Masson, who had Centinel Spine’s prodisc® C Total Disc Replacement product implanted in his neck several years ago after a wakeboarding incident. Masson now is an athlete ambassador for Centinel Spine, showcasing the endurance of the prodisc device medical device while also utilizing the product with his own patients. Masson first introduced Team Principal Brent O’Neill to Centinel Spine Chairman & CEO John Viscogliosi at the start of 2018.
O’Neill and Viscogliosi quickly understood the opportunity a partnership would provide. A physical sport such as racing often leaves its veterans with long lasting injury, including spinal disease. Centinel Spine provides hope of continuing competition in the sport they’ve made a career. Together, Performance Tech and Centinel Spine set out to educate the paddock and fans about the options available to those suffering from spine disease…