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Gates Industrial Powers John Force Racing at Mile-High NHRA Nationals

Winningest team in motorsports history uses Gates belts to power nitro engines;
Gates hosts fan meet and greet with drivers at Bandimere Speedway

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“For decades, we have trusted Gates belts to keep our cars safe and competitive, and we think the belts are unmatched for durability, dependability and consistency."

Gates Industrial Corp. plc (NYSE: GTES), a leading global provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, is sponsoring the John Force Racing team with Poly Chain® belts that power all of the team’s race cars. This weekend, John Force Racing drivers will be signing autographs and meeting fans at the Gates trailer at Bandimere Speedway during the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals.

“Our 10,000 horsepower nitro engines go 320 mph and are incredibly demanding on all the parts,” said John Force, 16-time world champion and owner of John Force Racing. “For decades, we have trusted Gates belts to keep our cars safe and competitive, and we think the belts are unmatched for durability, dependability and consistency. In fact, the belts have played an important part in our ability to make motorsports history and we are thrilled to have them in our race cars at the Bandimere Speedway this weekend.”

“We work closely with partners such as The John Force Racing Team to keep Gates on the cutting-edge,” said Tom Pitstick, CMO, for Gates Industrial. “We turn to them to help us test new technologies to ensure our products perform under the most intense and demanding conditions.”

Made in America of carbon and aramid fibers, Gates Poly Chain belts require less maintenance, are resistant to chemicals, oil, pollutants and abrasion, and need no lubrication. The belts are fully operational in temperature extremes of -65°F to +185°F.

All four John Force Racing team drivers - John Force, Brittany Force, Courtney Force and Robert Hight – will be competing in the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals, part of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, at Bandimere Speedway in Denver July 20-22. John Force and Robert Hight will be at the Gates trailer in the vendor row from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday July 21 to sign autographs and meet fans.

About Gates Industrial Corp. plc

Gates is a global manufacturer of innovative, highly engineered power transmission and fluid power solutions. Gates offers a broad portfolio of products to diverse replacement channel customers and to original equipment (“first-fit”) manufacturers as specified components. Gates participates in many sectors of the industrial and consumer markets. Gates products play essential roles in a diverse range of applications across a wide variety of end markets ranging from harsh and hazardous industries such as agriculture, construction, manufacturing and energy, to everyday consumer applications such as printers, power washers, automatic doors and vacuum cleaners, and virtually every form of transportation. Gates products are sold in 128 countries across four commercial regions: the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Greater China; and East Asia and India. More about Gates Industrial Corp. can be found at


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