Hubinette: "Heyyy… what's up guys! So… you got an extra racing suit that fits me?"
It's been a while since people have seen me post up here on Speedhunters; I've been on a much needed vacation – traveling, relaxing, and working on other projects. Anyway, I received a shocking phone call this evening from one of the guys I do business with at Mopar. Apparently, due to unfavorable financial issues, Mopar has been forced to withdraw from their sponsorship and support of Samuel Hubinette and the Nuformz Racing team.
Honestly, I think people could have guessed that this would happen, due to all the "economic crisis" propaganda that's constantly blaring on the television and everywhere else you look. (It's always so negative, it makes me not want to watch TV nowadays.) For many companies, 2009 is a year for budget cutbacks and financial regrouping. Unfortunately, Chrysler and its performance division, Mopar are definitely included in the long, long list of companies affected by the "I might lose my job, so I'm afraid to spend money" situation that's plaguing US residents.
It's really shocking that Mopar would announce such a decision mid-season, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Either way, we at Speedhunters wish the best to Samuel, Shaun Carlson, the entire Nuformz crew, and of course, our longtime friends at Mopar. (There I go name dropping again.) If we know Samuel and the Nuformz guys like we think we do, then we're sure they'll bounce right back with new sponsors right away, as if this never happened.
For any potential sponsors interested in working with Samuel or Nuformz, contact Samuel Hubinette or Shaun at Nuformz through the websites below.