Pierce, Medtec continue Daytona Speedway tradition
A fleet of 12 vehicles from Pierce Manufacturing and Medtec Ambulance, both owned by Oshkosh, Wis.-based Oshkosh Corp., were on duty at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., for the Daytona 500 NASCAR race on Feb. 14. Pierce will be Daytona’s official fire truck for the 12th consecutive year, and Medtec is its official ambulance for the ninth consecutive year.
Both Pierce and Medtec vehicles will be on duty at the track throughout 2010 under the Daytona Speedway Fire and EMS Departments. “The Daytona 500 is NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most anticipated race of the year, and we’re proud to say that Pierce and Medtec will be on duty and ready to perform,” said Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corp. executive vice president and president of its Fire & Emergency division.
The vehicles were decorated in racing graphics and were on display on Speedway grounds when not on duty during races and events. Pierce supplied six fire apparatus to the Speedway Fire Department: four Contender by Pierce custom pumpers with either top or side control pump panels and two Contender patrol trucks. In addition, a Pierce Arrow XT 75-foot aluminum aerial ladder and a Pierce Ultimate Configuration (PUC) pumper on an Arrow XT chassis were on display.
Medtec supplied two Field Duty Sprinter Type II ambulances and four Field Duty Type II van ambulances on Ford chassis. All six vehicles have aluminum cabinetry. Daytona International Speedway is a 480-acre motorsports complex.