Employees of Elk Grove Village, IL-based Flooring Resources Corp. traveled to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Kansas City, KS, recently courtesy of MAPEI Corp. As the largest purchasers of MAPEI’s floor covering installation products in the country between May 1 and July 31, 2009, Flooring Resources were rewarded with the MAPEI 2009 “Easy Pass to the Track” Contest for floor covering installers.

Flooring Resource employees Nick Krueger and George Lullo, shared the trip to the Kansas Speedway race with MAPEI distributors Marty Elrod and Chris Orban from Carpet Cushions & Supplies in Naperville, IL.

MAPEI representatives and their guests were ushered past security into Robby Gordon’s autograph trailer, where Gordon was meeting with his fans. The group was given a full tour of the RGM operation, enjoyed lunch with Gordon, had a personal autograph session with him, and were able to take photos with Gordon and his #7 Toyota Camry. MAPEI had also arranged “hot pit” passes for their guests, so everyone went onto pit road to see the race from a perspective few people ever get a chance to enjoy.

“I just wanted to say thanks to MAPEI for a fantastic experience,” Orban said. “The whole weekend was a blast; MAPEI did a first-class job, and spending the day in the pits with Robby Gordon’s team was a real thrill!”

“We used the MAPEI products on some important projects this year, including the Trump Tower and the Willis Tower in Chicago,” Krueger said. “We worked hard, and winning the MAPEI contest was a great reward for us. It’s about teamwork – MAPEI and RGM are a great team, and Flooring Resources and MAPEI are also a great team. Our MAPEI rep, Rick York, is always there to help us. His presence is the winning difference.”