RAVENSWOOD, W.V. (3 February 2016) – Mustang Sampling and Valtronics president Ken Thompson has announced the purchase of a Bill Patterson original painting to benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation for pediatric cancer. Ken Thompson and his wife Brenda are the primary sponsors on the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype fielded by Action Express Racing.
“When Brenda and I had the opportunity to purchase this Bill Patterson original we were absolutely delighted,” said Thompson. “We have the painting at our home in West Virginia that Bill masterfully created at the 2015 IMSA Night of Champions at the Georgia Aquarium, and this painting will make a wonderful addition to that.
“More importantly, we have children and grandchildren so the opportunity to support the Austin Hatcher Foundation for pediatric cancer was one we simply couldn’t pass up. The foundation continues to work hard to raise funding and awareness to erase the effects of pediatric cancer and optimize each child’s quality of life through essential specialized intervention beginning at the time of diagnoses and continuing throughout survivorship. We’re thankful to be a part of that like so many other people have been in the IMSA community.
“We would like to extend a sincere thank you to Continental Tire for their continued efforts to help benefit the foundation through Bill Patterson’s amazing artistic talent,” said Brenda Thompson, vice president of Mustang Sampling. “Hopefully through Bill’s beautiful art we’ll get a step closer to finding enhanced treatment and ultimately a cure for cancer.”
Since 2006, the Austin Hatcher Foundation has provided services to over 60,000 families across 28 states and 44 hospitals. Much of the support stems from IMSA and the assistance of the teams and partners who help raise awareness and funding to continue providing services to children who have been diagnosed with cancer and their families.
“We are so incredibly grateful for the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Thompson of Mustang Sampling as they joined Continental Tire in purchasing the Mustang Sampling original by Bill Patterson as a donation to the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer,” said Amy Jo Osborn, President and Co-Founder of the Foundation. “Its campaigns like this that allow the Foundation to fulfill the mission to erasing the effects of pediatric cancer on children and families across the country.”
About Mustang Sampling:
MUSTANG SAMPLING was formed in the 1990’s to address the void in the natural gas industry for creating and maintaining proper sample phase conditions in natural gas analysis systems. Although basic heaters and electric heat tracing were in use, neither prevented the unwanted condensation of natural gas components near pressure reducing regulators where Joule-Thomson cooling occurred. Mustang Sampling developed Analytically Accurate® products to maintain proper and stable gas phase from sample extraction at the pipeline through sample analysis.
Action Express Racing
2015, 2014 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Champions
2015, 2014 Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup Champions
Two-time winners of the Rolex 24 at Daytona
Four victories in 2015, Twelve Hours of Sebring, Chevrolet Sports Car Classic in Detroit, Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America, and the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta
Winners of twelve events since the team was formed in 2010