Craft 1861 To Sponsor R. Nate Aranda and Juncos Racing Team For Strategic Races and Testing in Indy Pro 2000 and Indy Lights Championship

INDIANAPOLIS, IN., Monday, March 9, 2020 –  Craft 1861, a global leader in hemp CBD sports and wellness products, will be the new sponsor of American racer R. Nate Aranda who tested with Juncos Racing during first of the season events at Homestead-Miami Speedway March 4-8.

Craft 1861’s production and content marketing partner, WePURSUIT, will be a secondary sponsor for the No. 69 Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires car.

“We are thrilled to partner with Juncos Racing and Nate Aranda in 2020,” said Eric Lujan, Chief Revenue/Business Development Officer, Craft 1861. “Our company offers CBD hemp products with zero THC for athletes promoting wellness and a healthy lifestyle, which is a perfect match for the rising millennial Indy fan. Nate represents CRAFT 1861 commitment to “Generation Z” and the rise and influence of the next generation.”

Aranda added, “I’m grateful to Craft 1861 for this opportunity and thankful for the chance to drive in the Road to Indy Series once again. Juncos Racing is a championship-winning team. I’m anxious to demonstrate to Craft 1861 and Juncos Racing my commitment to excellence both on and off the track and in my first official Indy Pro race at Circuit of the Americas.”

Craft 1861 sponsorship in 2019  of the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tire Series and the NTT IndyCar Series delivered a positive return on investment raising brand awareness and media attention for the company. Craft executives expect to repeat those positive results this year with a multi-year commitment to “Racer Z”, professional race car driver Nate Aranda, Virtual 2 Reality (V2R) Global E-Sports Racing Series and Juncos Racing.

Craft 1861 will work with Aranda to collect real-time wellness data from competition for use in related Craft 1861 sports and wellness initiatives with the World Boxing Council (WBC) including the development of new CBD based recovery protocols and nutrition programs for athletes along with educational initiatives to inform the results for all sports organizations.

“We are excited to be working with Nate and Craft 1861,” said Ricardo Juncos, President of Juncos Racing. “Nate is a very talented driver and has already shown he has huge amount of potential. With Craft 1861’s backing, he could be one of America’s next INDYCAR stars. We look forward to a long relationship with Nate and Craft 1861.”