McNICHOLS CO. Returns to Spotlight as Amy Ruman Scores Back-To-Back Trans Am Championships and Third Daytona Win

TAMPA, Fla.--()--Mark Saturday, Nov. 12th as another milestone in Amy Ruman’s racing career. Her win at Daytona International Speedway catapulted her to the 2016 Trans Am Class Championship for the second consecutive year.

Ruman—driver of the No. 23 McNICHOLS CO. Chevrolet Corvette—also took first place in the TA class at Daytona for the third year in a row. A triumph for Ruman, the race marked Trans Am’s 50th anniversary.

Ruman’s second championship comes on the heels of last year's victory when she became the first woman to win a Trans Am Championship, and one of the few women to win a major motorsports championship.

McNICHOLS, Ruman's race car sponsor, is the nation’s leading supplier of “Hole Products” including Perforated and Expanded Metals, Wire Mesh, as well as Metal and Fiberglass Gratings. The achievement is significant for Amy Ruman and a source of pride for McNICHOLS.

Amy Ruman is the niece of McNICHOLS Chairman and CEO Gene McNichols. "Amy and her outstanding crew have worked hard to be the best and stay on top," McNichols said. "We are proud to play a part in her second pioneering victory.”

“I am thrilled and proud to deliver another championship for McNICHOLS, and what a great way to finish out a 50th Anniversary Season for the Series,” stated Ruman. “A huge thank you to the Hole Team for their continued support of the Ruman Racing Team.”

McNICHOLS has sponsored the Ruman Racing Team since 2001. The sponsorship demonstrates the company’s belief in the value of family entrepreneurship.

Gene McNichols’ father Bob McNichols, who founded McNICHOLS in 1952, was a Corvette fan who owned a 1978 Silver Anniversary Corvette. Following his father’s passing in 1981, Gene McNichols took the helm at McNICHOLS and has overseen the company’s growth in the decades since.

Today, the third generation of the McNichols family—including President Scott McNichols, Vice President Steven McNichols and Jennifer McNichols Sack—is privileged to serve in the company. Together, they continue to grow the company and advance its mission to be the No.1 service provider of Hole Products through superior Service, Quality and Performance … That’s The Hole Story®!


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McNICHOLS CO. Chevrolet Corvette

McNICHOLS CO., founded in 1952, is North America’s leading supplier and fabricator of Perforated and Expanded Metals, Wire Mesh and Designer Metals, as well as a full line of Metal and Fiberglass Grating and Flooring Products. Driven by a strong family legacy and Catalog and Internet marketing, the company serves customers in over 800 industries from 18 Metals Service Centers conveniently located throughout the United States. Headquartered in Tampa, FL, McNICHOLS actively maintains the ISO 9001:2008 quality standard at each of its Service Centers. For more information on McNICHOLS, please call 800.237.3820 or visit them on the web at


Mary Estes, 813-839-3324

Release Summary

McNICHOLS CO. spotlighted as Amy Ruman's McNICHOLS-sponsored car takes consecutive wins at Trans Am National Championship. Winner is source of pride for nation’s leading supplier of “Hole Products.”


Mary Estes, 813-839-3324