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Razor-Back® Professional Tools Partners with Kasey Kahne Racing For 2016 Season

Leading landscaping tool brand sponsors World of Outlaws race car driven by Brad Sweet

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 11, 2016) —

Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR), a World of Outlaws Sprint Car racing team, announces the continuation of Razor-Back® Professional Tools sponsorship, to its roster of corporate team sponsors. Razor-Back will serve as a primary sponsor of the No. 49 Sprint Car driven by Brad Sweet for 39 races. The 30-year-old California native is one of the top drivers in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and currently sits first in the driver points standings following the opening DIRTcar Nationals series held at Volusia Speedway Park (Florida) in mid- February.

"Brad is off to a fast start and, thanks to Razor-Back and other great partners, he’ll be able to compete for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car championship," said Kahne, a former USAC Midget champion who currently drives in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. "Razor-Back’s tough American-made tools fit well into the KKR family and we are looking forward to getting them to victory lane this season."

The No. 49 Razor-Back entry is off to a strong start in the World of Outlaws series with three wins and driver Brad Sweet is leading the series point standings.

"The partnership with Kasey Kahne Racing makes perfect sense for the Razor-Back brand as the World of Outlaws is the type of grassroots racing that our hardworking customers enjoy watching," said Eric Bernstein, Vice President of Marketing and Product Development of The AMES Companies, Inc., the parent company to the Razor-Back brand. "Razor-Back tools have been in the hands that tackle the toughest jobs known to man, and it doesn’t get much tougher than racing an 800-horsepower sprint car on a slick dirt track."

After being tapped to drive for Kasey Kahne Racing in 2007 by Kasey Kahne himself, Sweet became a superstar in his own right in the USAC racing world with victories including the Belleville Midget Nationals, the Knoxville Midget Nationals and both the Sprint Car and Midget "Four Crown Nationals" at Eldora Speedway. 2014 was Sweet’s first full-time season on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car tour. His five wins earned him Rookie of the Year honors.

About Kasey Kahne Racing

The Mooresville, N.C.-based company was formed in 2005 and employs more than 15 people dedicated to sprint car racing. KKR fields entries in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series for Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet. In 2013, KKR’s No. 9 Great Clips/Sage Fruit/ASE Sprint Car team driven by Pittman won the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship making Kasey Kahne a first-time champion team owner. This was the first championship for Kahne and his KKR organization. In 2014, Pittman and the No. 9 team again challenged for the WoO championship, finishing second in the season points while winning 14 feature events. Brad Sweet won Rookie of the Year honors while winning five features. The organization now has over 110 feature wins in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series. To learn more, visit, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

About Razor-Back ® Professional Tools Razor-Back

® Professional Tools is the premier tool brand for quality performance in the professional end-user markets. Razor- Back tools are constructed with superior materials and designed for ultimate strength, performance and long life. Razor-Back is a brand of The AMES Companies, Inc., which is the leading, as well as the longest established, manufacturer of lawn, garden and professional tools in the U.S. Headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, the company manufactures and markets a wide 2 variety of long-handled tools, wheelbarrows, hose reels, hoses, snow tools, cutting tools, hand tools, and striking tools, as well as outdoor lifestyle product categories such as planters and outdoor accessories. The AMES Companies is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), a diversified management and holding company. To learn more, visit or find us on Facebook.

Media Contact

Karen Richwine

The AMES Companies, Inc.

(717) 730-2528

Lisa Backer

Kasey Kahne Racing

(704) 662-8549 Ext. 207

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