Lucas Oil Global News...
UNITED KINGDOM: Lucas Oil UK's new and improved website is up and running with a fresh new look and more features: download product information, view product brochures and features links to YouTube and Facebook.
UNITED KINGDOM - Birmingham: Lucas Oil UK exhibited at the annual Autosport International show in the NEC arena Birmingham. Tom Bogner from Lucas Oil was in attendance to launch the new range of Racing Only Motor Oils. Also showcased on the stand was Team Geriatric's MSA British Rally Cross Championship Suzuki Swift in the new livery as Lucas Oil has backed them as a major sponsor this season.
UNITED KINGDOM: As well as backing Tony Lynch this season Lucas Oil UK have also agreed to sponsor European Pro Stock team MB Motorsport. Lucas Oil continues to branch out into Europe with new distributors for Sweden.
AUSTRALIA - Warrnambool: Under far better weather conditions than the above, the "Lucas Oils Australian Sprint Car Championship Title Race" was run in Warrnambool, a 3 ½ hour's drive south-west of Melbourne. This was forty-ninth running and Lucas' first time sponsoring this yearly event. Lucas's sponsorship accelerated brand awareness and produced strong sales for Lucas' new Racing Only oil products.
UNITED STATES - Riverside, California:Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has announced seven-time Supercross Champion Jeremy McGrath's return to Team Toyo Off-Road. Competing in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, McGrath will race his 900-horsepower Pro 2 truck on 17-inch Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires. "I'm excited to have this opportunity to once again be competing on Toyo Tires," said McGrath.
AUSTRALIA: And finally ... Lucas has secured naming rights for the "The Classic" which is held in Warrnambool every year , this is the premier sprint car event in Australia, and annually attracts many top U.S. drivers. This prestigious Sprint Car evenT is known as the "Down Under" version of the classic Knoxville Nationals.
UNITED STATES - Germantown, Tennessee: Lucas Oil has been named the Official Premium Motor Oil brand of Parts Plus Auto Parts, a division of The Automotive Distribution Network of Germantown, Tennessee. All 35+ Parts Plus warehouse distributors are now eligible to stock and support the complete line of Lucas motor oils. That includes passenger car, motorcycle and heavy duty motor oils, including Lucas Race Only products.
Lucas Oil is the official lubrication sponsor of the Parts Plus Top Fuel Dragster driven by Clay Millican for the 2011 NHRA National Schedule and by is used by many other Top Fuel drag racers including, Morgan Lucas and Shawn Langdon.
UNITED STATES: The newly labeled Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series will feature the most competitive racing in the country and is known to draw open wheel racing's top drivers.
Lucas Oil's Executive Vice President, Bob Patison shared his enthusiasm for the success of the proven series and plans for the future of Midget racing. "With Lucas Oil backing the POWRi National Midget Series and scheduling co-sanctioned events with ASCS, we are laying down the ground work for a stable future." Several of the 2011 event highlights will feature TV Coverage on SPEED with Lucas Oil's On The Edge produced by NEWAVE Productions. The series' schedule includes 26 dates throughout the Midwest.
UNITED STATES: Lucas has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions, at all levels for many years now. Recently the Lucas research team went to work on producing even more advanced motorsports lubricants. The end result is an all-new line of high performance products, including purpose-built engine oils and gear oils which are now used in motorsports competition around the world. Lucas Oil racing products have proven themselves in NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL, INDYCAR, ARCA, SCORE, BITD, AMA and nearly every other form of motorsports around the world.
UNITED STATES - Concord, North Carolina: TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates has just announced that Lucas Oil Products has been added as a partner to the team's GRAND-AM program. Lucas Oil Products will have presence on the reigning Rolex 24 At Daytona Winner and four-time GRAND-AM Rolex Series Champion's No.01 TELMEX Dinan-prepared BMW/Riley.
The partnership with the TELMEX Team is the first for Lucas Oil Products in the GRAND-AM Rolex Series.
Forrest Lucas, President and CEO, Lucas Oil Products Inc: "Lucas Oil Products and Chip Ganassi Racing have worked together on a technical level for several years. I have been advised by our Technical Director, Mark Negast that the data logged and produced during that period has been essential to our product development program, especially our drive line Racing Only Gear Oils."
CANADA: Mid USA of Canada is now Lucas Oil Canada's newest distributor and its exclusive national motorcycle oil distributor.
ADD CANADA: Canadian Tire and Lucas Oil Canada will stage Ultimate Car Shows in Ontario and Quebec this summer.
UNITED STATES - Wheatland, Missouri: Lucas Oil Speedwayhas welcomed Bill Roberts Chevrolet/Buick (Bolivar, Missouri) and Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps (Sedalia, Missouri) to the Lucas Oil Speedway Team for 2011. Chevrolet is now "The Official Truck of Lucas Oil Speedway" and Impact has provided the artwork and the graphics wrap for the Speedway Pace Truck and the track's fleet of passenger golf carts used throughout the Speedway. "... Our Pace Truck and golf carts are absolutely beautiful and both promote our image as the Diamond of Dirt Tracks," said Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson.