Indianapolis, Ind. (
May 10, 2019) GESS International will continue their partnership with Harding Steinbrenner Racing as a multi-race primary sponsor of the #88 Honda-powered Indy car. GESS International will serve as primary sponsor for this weekend’s INDYCAR Grand Prix, the 103rd Indianapolis 500 and a variety of other races throughout the remainder of the 2019 IndyCar Series season. The globally established renewable energy service company previously served as primary sponsor of the #88 at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama and as associate sponsor at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.
An energy service company with twenty-one years of energy efficiency and renewable energy experience, GESS International is eager to grow their brand in the NTT IndyCar Series with race winning rookie Colton Herta and Harding Steinbrenner Racing.
“Having GESS International back on our car for the INDYCAR Grand Prix, the 103nd Indianapolis 500 and more is very exciting,” said co-owner of Harding Steinbrenner Racing, Mike Harding. “The GESS organization is making major leaps in helping improve the earth with clean energy, and we’re honored to be a part of it all. I’m looking forward to our partnership with GESS International and continuing to bring great results on the track.”
Located worldwide with offices in London, Ukraine and throughout the United States, GESS international offers solutions in the field of “green” energy and energy efficiency for the private sector, budgetary organizations, and businesses.
“GESS International is the largest and fastest growing biogas company,” said CEO of GESS International, Shaun Lee. “And we are thrilled to be working with the fastest driver and growing team of Colton Herta and Harding Steinbrenner Racing for the INDYCAR Grand Prix, the 103nd Indianapolis 500 and the remainder of the season. We are ready to connect NTT IndyCar Series fans to the benefits of biogas for years to come.”
“We are very happy to have GESS International join us as our primary sponsor for a multi-race deal,” said co-owner of Harding Steinbrenner Racing, George Michael Steinbrenner IV. “The renewable energy and biogas industries are becoming more and more prevalent in our society as people become aware of the implications of climate change. We are glad that GESS is looking to INDYCAR and HSR to help expand their platform.”
“It’s great to have GESS International back on the car for the INDYCAR Grand Prix, the 103rd Indianapolis 500 and beyond,” said Colton Herta. “And I’m very excited for clean and renewable biogas to be represented in the NTT IndyCar Series. It’s very important to keep our planet healthy and safe, and this is a company that truly believes in that as well.”
Opening practice begins Friday, May 10, at 9:10 a.m. ET. Live coverage from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway can be found on the NBC Gold App for Friday’s practice sessions. Qualifying will be Live on the NBC Sports Network at 4:30 p.m. ET Friday. Race day coverage will be live on Saturday, May 11, on NBC at 3:00 p.m. ET.
About Harding Steinbrenner Racing
Indianapolis based Harding Steinbrenner Racing is led by Indianapolis businessman Mike Harding and George Michael Steinbrenner IV. Brian Barnhart is team president, and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. serves the team as executive consultant. Harding Steinbrenner will compete on a full-time basis in the 2019 IndyCar Series with Colton Herta, driver of the #88 Honda-powered Indy car.
About Green Energy Sustainable Solutions, Inc.
Green Energy Sustainable Solutions, Inc. (GESS) is a highly experienced and globally established renewable energy service company, whose global headquarters are in relocating to Raleigh, North Carolina. With over 350 completed projects worldwide, GESS, Inc. has over 21 years of expertise in providing energy efficient solutions using co-generation and renewable energy resources such as solar and biogas. From consulting to managing operations of our completed projects, GESS, Inc. offers design and implementation solutions with a direct economic impact for its customers and their communities."
About Colton Herta
Colton Herta began racing go-karts at the age of four. At 12, he turned to cars and promptly won the Pacific F1600 Series championship and finished second in the Skip Barber Summer Series. At 16 years old, the Valencia, California, native quickly impressed by winning the second race of the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship 2017 season. That year he also led the series with seven pole positions, set five new track records and earned Rookie of the Year honors. Most recently, Herta won the Rolex 24 Hours IMSA race with the Rahal Letterman Racing team and placed second in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship with four wins, three pole positions and 13 podium finishes.