Hi-Tide Boat Lifts to Partner with Connery for 2015
 December 2, 2014| 
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VERO BEACH, FL - Florida-based Hi-Tide Boat Lifts, the premier U.S. manufacturer of boat lifts and accessories for over three decades, announced today that it will join Kyle Connery in the 2015 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires as the primary program partner.

"I could not be more excited about this," said Connery. "I first met Craig Wood, the owner of Hi-Tide Boat Lifts, through an introduction of my marketing agency and manager, Matthias Czabok, who approached Hi-Tide earlier this year regarding my program. Over a period of a couple months, they discussed how an involvement in my program could benefit Hi-Tide and support the growth of the company and brand. We met in September to discuss more in detail how to accomplish this. Craig and I clicked right away and after meeting the rest of the Hi-Tide team in November, we agreed to partner up for the 2015 Pro Mazda Championship."

“We’re very excited to partner with Kyle,” said Craig Wood, CEO and Owner of Hi-Tide Boat Lifts. “His drive and ambition embodies the spirit of our company, so this is a terrific fit. When we were first approached by his manager to take a look at Kyle's 2015 program and consider getting involved, I was not sure if that would be the right strategy for us. After spending some time discussing all the options and possibilities we see in him and his program, I have to say 2015 is just the beginning of a long partnership to come. The other aspect of our decision to support Kyle was simply the potential we see in him as a person. He has shown his talent and capabilities as a driver, but we also are very impressed with what he has shown us off the track. He understands the connection side of creating a team very well and as much as we like him as a person, he understands that we have to be successful on and off the track with this program."  

Connery, due to educational obligations, competed in Pro Mazda with JDC Motorsports on a selected schedule in 2014, and is now set for a full season run at the championship in 2015. The series is sanctioned by INDYCAR and is the second official step on the Mazda Road to Indy ladder system. 

Fifteen of 16 races on the 2015 calendar will be in support of Verizon IndyCar Series events. The series kicks off in March with a double-header event on the streets of St. Petersburg, Connery's and Hi-Tide’s home race.

Connery is currently finishing his winter semester at Indian River State College, pursuing a Mechanical and Aeronautical engineering degree before focusing on an intense testing schedule starting in January.

"The last time I was in the car was during the oval race at The Milwaukee Mile back in August, so it's been a while since I’ve driven the Pro Mazda car, but school and working on our 2015 program has kept me busy," added Connery. "For 2015 we opted out of any series testing over the winter, focusing our attention on testing just prior to the season’s opener."

"It will be great to see Kyle running in Hi-Tide colors for the first time when testing starts in January," said Wood. "Until then, there is still a lot of work planning the events we have scheduled around the race weekends."

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About Hi-Tide Boat Lifts: Hi-Tide Boat Lifts is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of boat lifts and accessories.

In business since 1979, Hi-Tide Boat Lifts is one of the most established boat lift manufacturing companies in the industry. This family-run business, now in its second generation of ownership, prides itself on its exemplary reputation throughout the country. Company staff, some of whom have been employed for over two decades, demonstrate an unparalleled quality of workmanship.

Hi-Tide® products are manufactured in the US and shine above the competition in very specific and measurable ways. Its Gear Drives, electronic controls and construction methods combine to create a final product of vastly superior quality. With quality that far exceeds the competition, Hi-Tide’s products are the best value in the industry.

Hi-Tide delivers product through a large network of 240 trained and professional dealers covering 21 states, including Canada and the Caribbean. Through this loyal dealer network, some of whom have been in partnership with Hi-Tide for over thirty years, your safety and peace of mind are ensured. For more information, visit www.hi-tide.com

For more information about Kyle Connery, please visit: www.KyleConnery.com

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