WAYCROSS, GA (April 8, 2016) - The fans of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series can look forward to a brand new young driver tackling the grueling demands of the nation’s premier dirt late model national tour in 2016.
Colton Flinner will look to capitalize on his regional success in recent years as he chases the Lucas Oil Products Rookie of the Year - Presented by Hot Rod Processing in 2016. The 21-year-old hails from Allison Park, PA and pilots the #75 Rocket Chassis-powered by a Pro Power Racing Engine. Flinner receives sponsorship from: Randig Towing, Stan’s Transmission, Bellisario’s Lounge, A.W. Beattie Career Center, All-American Framers, Paradise Vending, and JR Hall Excavating.
On his decision to tackle the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and goals for this season, Flinner commented: “I decided to run for Rookie of the Year for a lot of reasons. The TV package with the series offers great exposure for drivers and our sponsors. I’m looking forward to lots of seat time at all the different venues across the country this year. It’s truly a dream come true for me, to be able to race against the best drivers in the country all year on the Lucas Oil tour. My goals for this year are: to learn a lot this season, become more-and-more competitive each week on the tour, and to have a lot of fun, all while building my knowledge-base on what it’s going to take for me to get to the next level.”
In 2016, the Lucas Oil Products Rookie of the Year - Presented by Hot Rod Processing will earn $10,000 in cash and several other prizes at the year-end awards banquet. Throughout the season, Hot Rod Processing will award $100 cash to the Rookie of the Race, at each points-earning event. Associate sponsors of the Rookie of the Year program in 2016 will be awarding several product awards and include: Performance Bodies, FAST Shafts, AR Bodies, C&R Racing Inc., Keyser Manufacturing, QA1, and Wrisco Aluminum.
Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives, and car-care products. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry. Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company's marketing strategy. Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more. Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA. More information about Lucas Oil Products, Inc. visit: www.lucasoil.com.
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