The British Drag Racing Hall of Fame is excited to announce that Lucas Oil Products has agreed to become its headline sponsor. Lucas Oil Products is an American manufacturer and distributor of automotive oil, additives, and lubricants and was founded by ex-trucker Forrest Lucas and his wife Charlotte in 1989.
In drag racing, Lucas sponsors several NHRA events and many drag racers in the US, Europe and Australia. It also sponsors other forms of motorsport with its marketing platform Team Lucas and, since 2011, has owned the cable network MAVTV, which it has transformed into a leading motorsports network Lucas Oil Racing TV. In Europe, Lucas has a network of retailers extending right across the continent.
Les Downey, Managing Director of Lucas Oil UK, said, ‘Since it was formed almost twenty years ago, Lucas Oil has been heavily involved in supporting UK and European Drag Racing. Our story has been built upon hard work, an unparalleled line of premium lubricants and fuel treatments and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. So we are proud as providers of premium products to be associated with the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame, which has grown into an organisation that honours the great champions of the sport.’
Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio is pleased to welcome Lucas Oil Products as an official sponsor.
As part of the three-year program, Lucas Oil Products will be the title sponsor of the highly-anticipated Lucas Oil Products Super 64 presented by McIlvain Race Cars, which will see the top 16 racers in Edelbrock Super Pro, Edelbrock Pro, Edelbrock Sportsman Delivered on Time by TFC Transportation and Wiseco/Cycle Tech Super Bike race for a chance to win $25,000 on Aug. 10, 2018 at Summit Motorsports Park.
Additionally, Lucas Oil Products is declared the Official Oil of Summit Motorsports Park.
GLENDORA, CA – Lucas Oil Products announced today that the organization is renewing its longstanding sponsor partnership with NHRA. This multi-year agreement includes Lucas Oil’s recent decision to sign on as the title sponsor for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series opener, the 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
Most notably, Lucas Oil sponsors NHRA’s premier sportsman series, the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. More than 30,000 sportsman drivers compete in the series each year at venues across the nation. Additionally, this agreement includes Lucas Oil’s designation as the “Official Oil of NHRA.”
“We are thrilled that Lucas Oil is renewing its investment in NHRA drag racing,” said NHRA president Peter Clifford. “The passion that the Lucas Oil company and the Lucas family have for NHRA drag racing is felt throughout the sport.”
POMONA, CA – Although the 2017 season didn’t end as he had hoped, Hector Arana Jr. was in good spirits as he began packing his trailer for the offseason. The reason for his optimism stems from the early results turned in by his brand-new Lucas Oil EBR during the last two races of the season.
“The only bummer about this season ending is I won’t get to ride this new EBR for a few months,” Arana Jr. said. “What a great bike and the future is going to be very exciting for me and my dad (teammate Hector Arana Sr.). Once we get this bike totally dialed in, and now we have four months to get it ready, we’ll be better than ever.”
After detonating a motor in Friday’s first qualifying session of this weekend’s 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals, Arana Jr. and crew discovered enough damage to their trusty Buell that they made the call to switch machines and finish the race with the EBR V-Twin Hector Arana Sr. captained two weeks ago in Las Vegas.
The first run Friday night — a 6.953/194.94 — was decent, but given a night to fine-tune the new bike to their horsepower, the team put together the best run they’ve ever had on the bike, a 6.828 at 198.15 mph, in Q3. Considering future plans call for the Buell to be retired permanently, this weekend is a great start on next year’s championship charge.
Corona, CA – Lucas Oil Products has signed a multi-year agreement to become the title sponsor of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national event held in Pomona, Calif., each February. Lucas Oil is a longstanding partner of NHRA supporting several ongoing drag racing series and events.
The 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com will be held February 8-11, 2018 and will kick off the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season. One of the most iconic events of the series, the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com is highly anticipated as race teams reveal new cars, introduce new drivers, and present new sponsors.
POMONA, CA – Hector Arana Jr. has had a great 2017 campaign. He’s raced to four final rounds, earned low qualifier honors in Brainerd, and risen as high as third in the Mello Yello championship points. The only thing missing is a win, something he’d like to remedy this weekend at the 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals.
“I want to win in the worst way,” Arana Jr. said. “It would be the perfect way to end the year. I’ve won Pomona before (in 2014) and I think we showed in Las Vegas that our bike and our engines are right where they need to be to give us the chance. It’s simply a matter of everything coming together in