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ODYSSEY Battery By EnerSys Sponsors Rutledge Wood’s 1953 Plymouth Suburban For 2014 Hot Rod Power Tour

Wood received the vehicle as a gift from Richard Petty and is rebuilding the Suburban with updates to the major components such as the battery, engine and drive train, but will maintain traditional styling.

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READING, Pa. — EnerSys, the manufacturer of ODYSSEY batteries, announced its sponsorship of Rutledge Wood’s 1953 Plymouth Suburban project vehicle, which will join the 2014 Hot Rod Power Tour in Knoxville, Tenn. on June 8, 2014. Wood received the vehicle as a gift from Richard Petty and is rebuilding the Suburban with updates to the major components such as the battery, engine and drive train, but will maintain traditional styling.

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As the official battery sponsor, EnerSys will equip the 1953 Plymouth Suburban with an ODYSSEY Extreme Series battery. Engineered with Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) technology and an Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) construction, ODYSSEY batteries provide more cranking power than conventional batteries and deep cycle capability up to 400 cycles at 80 percent depth of discharge. The ODYSSEY battery logo will also be prominently displayed on the vehicle.

“We are pleased to support Rutledge Wood by providing an ODYSSEY battery for the 1953 Plymouth Suburban,” said Dave McMullen, director of commercial marketing for specialtyand UPS markets at EnerSys. “The Hot Rod Power Tour is such an exciting event for automotive enthusiasts, and we’re looking forward to taking part in the tour by supporting Rut.”

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“With an ODYSSEY battery under the hood of the ‘53 Plymouth Suburban, I know we will have the power we need as we travel to different cities on the Hot Rod Power Tour,” said Rutledge Wood. “I’m grateful to have ODYSSEY battery by EnerSys on board as a sponsor.”

Below is the 2014 Hot Rod Power Tour schedule:

Saturday, June 7
Concord, N.C.
zMAX Dragway @ Charlotte Motor Speedway

Sunday, June 8
Knoxville, Tenn.
Chilhowee Park

Monday, June 9
Charleston, W. Va.
Downtown on the River Front

Tuesday, June 10
Norwalk, Ohio
Summit Motorsports Park

Wednesday, June 11
Crown Point, Ind.
Lake County Fairgrounds

Thursday, June 12
Bettendorf, Iowa
Isle Casino Hotel

Friday, June 13
Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
Chula Vista Resort

ODYSSEY batteries feature a 3- to 10-year service life and two-year storage life at 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius). They are vibration resistant, classified as “non-spillable” by the U.S. Department of Transportation and include a limited 2- to 4-year full replacement warranty.

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For more information about ODYSSEY batteries, visit www.odysseybattery.com.

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