Black Diamond to Partner with The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity

Updated: March 1, 2013

Black Diamond Motorsports, the nationally acclaimed X-treme Pro Stock team, proudly announced on Thursday the launch of its partnership with The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. Under the sponsorship, Black Diamond Motorsports will feature ACCCE logos and members of the team will be coordinating with ACCCE to both inform and educate Americans about the importance of coal-based electricity to the United States.

“We’re proud to partner with American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity to continue to raise awareness for the importance of coal and how 21st-century coal equals jobs,” said Kevin Bealko, a Coal Mining Executive and owner-operator of Black Diamond Motorsports.

Evan Tracey, Senior Vice President of Communications at ACCCE stated, “We are proud to be working with folks at Black Diamond Motorsports. This level of grassroots support for the coal-based electricity industry is exactly what is needed to help keep America on track.”

Black Diamond Motorsports achieved national recognition in June 2012 as part of its standout season in Pro Stock. While qualifying in front of a hometown crowd at Gateway Motorsports Park, John Deflorian, builder of both cars and driver of the second Black Diamond Motorsports car, recorded both the E.T. and speed world record with a spectacular run of 4.01 at 179.90 miles per hour in the 1/8-mile. In July 2012, John added another accolade for Black Diamond Motorsports by winning for the first time in the Pro Stock class at Martin, Mich.

The pair of cars, which were built at Jerry Haas Race Cars, where DeFlorian is a longtime employee, are consistently recognized as two of the most eye-catching in the Pro Stock scene. Both are also expected to be top contenders in the X-DRL for 2013. Bealko has a new EFI set-up, and both are excited for the X-DRL season, which begins April 6-7 with the X-DRL Spring Nationals at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park.

Over this summer and fall, the ACCCE sponsored team will be traveling to races all over the US participating in events with drivers Kevin Bealko and John DeFlorian “We are extremely proud to fly the ACCCE colors on our 2012 Jerry Haas GXP”, states team owner Bealko. “We will be racing in both the X-Treme Drag Racing League and American Drag Racing League. Both of these leagues will be a great venue for Black Diamond Motorsports to reach out to American families about the important role that coal plays in delivering affordable, reliable power for American families and businesses. We’re excited to talk with all our drag racing fans about how coal keeps electricity affordable, reliable and increasingly clean. We have every intention to win a World Championship for our new partner America’s Power,” states Bealko.

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