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For Immediate Release - June 2, 2011

Siemon-Sponsored Connecticut NASCAR Racer to Donate Winnings to Waterbury Fire Victims

Rookie Late Model Division driver volunteers to donate 100% of his 2011 prize money to the Bisson family - victims of a fire that critically burned their father and destroyed their home.

Peter Thickett of Watertown, CT

NASCAR Racer Peter Thickett

Watertown, CT/Stafford Spring CT — Peter Thickett of Watertown, CT today announced that he will race in the 2011 NASCAR Late Model Division series at Stafford Springs Motor Speedway. Although this is the young driver's rookie season in NASCAR, he comes to the series with an extensive road racing background in his native England and expects to have a very competitive season.

But there's more to this than racing. Thickett has very generously volunteered to donate 100% of his winnings for the upcoming season to benefit the Bisson family of Waterbury, CT - victims of a fire that destroyed their home and left their father critically burned. So, when Thickett wins, the Bisson family wins.

The Competition Auto Supply team's "Racing for the Bisson Family" effort has also received sponsorship support from local businesses, including The Siemon Company of Watertown, a global leader in high-performance network cabling solutions ( and Competition Auto Supply, a Watertown-based online retailer of performance auto parts and tools (

Even some rock bands have stepped up to help the "Racing for the Bisson Family" effort. On Sunday, July 10th, from 2-8pm, local bands River Mud and ALL IN are hosting a fund-raising event for team at City Limits Cafe in Waterbury. A donation of $10 at the door helps ensure that every checkered flag is a victory for a family in need. For more information on this fundraiser, call 203-903-4MUD (4683), e-mail or visit

"Like any race team, we're approaching this season with the goal of winning races," explained Thickett. "But when we heard about the Bisson family, we realized that winning could mean more than trophies. Thanks to the support from Siemon, Competition Auto Supply, River Mud and ALL IN, we can make a real difference for the Bissons."

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About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specializing in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance IT infrastructure solutions and services for Data Centers, LANs and Intelligent Buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suites of copper and optical fiber cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data center power and cooling systems and Intelligent Infrastructure Management solutions. With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of Industry Standards, underlining the company's long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Through an ongoing commitment to waste and energy reduction, Siemon's environmental sustainability benchmarks are unparalleled in the industry, including 179% global carbon negativity and zero-landfill status
Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. We provide custom network infrastructure solutions to: OEM's, Leading Manufacturers, Value-Added Resellers and System Integrators.
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