Despite the tough economic climate in the United States of America, organisers of the Dana Point Grand Prix have secured a new title sponsor for 2009. The California race's third edition will be sponsored by Roger G. Worthington's legal firm Worthington P.C. – a supporter of the Team OUCH/Maxxis outfit.
"I'm delighted to partner with the Dana Point Grand Prix," said Worthington. "My family is privileged to live and play in a progressive city that values cycling, fitness and fun for the entire family. Every year the Dana Point Grand Prix gets bigger and better."
The news is a positive sign for the National Racing Calendar race, which has already lost some races due to the global financial crisis. Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling is organised by local non-profit advocacy group Dana Point Community Cycling Foundation.
"With our beautiful course and our organisation, it's no wonder the Tour of California has approached Dana Point about hosting a stage of next year's prestigious race," said Worthington.
Team OUCH/Maxxis Cycling is expected to contest the April 26 race, with Australia's Rory Sutherland leading the squad. The event will also feature live music, a beer garden, and a fan zone expo.