Innovative Foto’s BlabaBooth sponsored Japanese professional stock car racing driver Akinori Ogata, for the Crayon 200 in the NASCAR 2022 Xfinity Race Series in New Hampshire July 16, 2022. The unique partnership is the first for photo booth manufacturer, Innovative Foto and its BlabaBooth line of photo booths. Ogata finished 25th, completing 167 laps before dropping due to engine failure.
“I couldn’t be more excited to partner with BlabaBooth for the Crayon 200,” said Ogata. “As someone who enjoys collecting and looking back on old photos, having the opportunity to race with a company that prints cherished moments into lifelong keepsakes is truly something special.”
Ogata and BlabaBooth are teaming up with MBM Motorsports, a NASCAR Xfinity Series racing team based out of Statesville, NC. Carl Long, Managing Partner of MBM Motorsports, addressed the partnership with BlabaBooth. “NASCAR, plain and simple, is an advertising platform. We use fast cars and a TV fan-based sport to promote these items. BlabaBooth fits our NASCAR fan base perfectly. Akinori Ogata has a unique driver story to even get to this level of competition. I first worked with Akinori on a late model car 8 years ago, and we have developed a friendship and racing respect for each other. I’m proud to have him behind the wheel of the MBM #13.”
BlabaBooth captures memories with its photo booth technology across 1,650 booths in the United States. With BlabaBooth technology, customers can access photos and videos of their photo booth experience online to share with family and friends. Customers can also transform their photos into a physical memento like a keychain or mug.
The 2022 race marked Ogata’s third appearance in the NASCAR Xfinity Race Series.