“Today we welcome another first class sanctioning body, and two more outstanding series, into the Sunoco family,” said Terry Thompson, Sales Manager for Sunoco Race Fuels.
“We think this partnership is very important because NARRA not only attracts top professional teams and drivers, but allows the country’s amateurs to take on the best in a very cost effective and level playground. It’s for both David and Goliath.
The USGTC and Whelen USTTC is how racing should be.”
A few years ago, the now-defunct Sunbelt Super Late Model Series was the place for drivers to race at different venues across the state of Florida. One of their big venues was USA International Speedway in Lakeland, FL and raced at more facilities such as New Smyrna, Orlando, Auburndale, Ocala and more. In 2008 both USA International Speedway and the series ended and a major touring Super Late Model Series in Florida were no more.
Fast forward to 2011. A rookie series, the Florida United Promoters Late Model Series, had a strong debut at tracks throughout Central Florida. A successful year of “united promoters” of several facilities working to make a home for Super Late Model racing, the series is ready to make the next step.
This season, the promoters of Auburndale Speedway, Citrus County Speedway, Desoto Super Speedway, Orlando SpeedWorld and New Smyrna Speedway that make up the FUPLMS, have brought in Rick Williams to be the series director for an idea that is working in Florida.
Linwood, PA (January 3, 2012) - Sunoco Race Fuels is pleased to announce that Jimmy Owens, 2011 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, will join Team Sunoco in 2012. Sunoco Race Fuels has been a proud supporter of dirt late model racing for many years supporting hundreds of race tracks, numerous national and regional drivers in the industry along with sponsoring several racing series including the “Official Fuel” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the past six years.
Jimmy Owens is considered one of the top drivers in the country in super dirt late model racing. Jimmy won numerous crown jewel events in 2011 including the CBS broadcasted Show-Me 100, World 100, Sunoco North/South 100 along with winning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Championship. Jimmy had 13 victories in 2011 including the season finale at the Dirt Track at Charlotte during the World Finals that was broadcasted “Live” on SPEED.
“Sunoco is very proud to welcome Jimmy Owens as one of the key members of Team Sunoco. Certainly, Jimmy's racing record ranks him as one of the best drivers in the U.S. but to be a part of Team Sunoco requires more than just winning races. Sunoco's commitment to integrity and honesty is well known in the industry and Jimmy is admired by friends and competitors alike for those very qualities. He reflects Sunoco's high standards and is a perfect fit for us. Sunoco has been friends with Jimmy for several years now and we look forward to a long term relationship”, stated Terry Thompson, Sales Manager for Sunoco Race Fuels.
AMA Pro Racing and Sunoco Announce Multiyear Extension of AMA Pro Road Racing Partnership and Expansion to AMA Pro Flat Track
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (December 12, 2011) - AMA Pro Racing, America's premier professional motorcycle racing organization, and Sunoco, a world leader in the manufacturing of high quality race fuels, have expanded their established partnership with a multiyear agreement which now names Sunoco as the Official Fuel of AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track. AMA Pro Racing is also pleased to announce that beginning in 2012 the lucrative Sunoco "Go The Distance" Award, previously presented exclusively within the AMA Pro Road Racing paddock, will be awarded to the AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track riders that achieve excellence in their respective disciplines.
Since the 2009 season, Sunoco has fueled the outstanding competition found at AMA Pro Road Racing events with Sunoco 260 GTX, a premium unleaded racing fuel designed to meet the performance needs of AMA Pro Road Racing in addition to having numerous other high performance racing applications. Each division of AMA Pro Road Racing, which includes AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike, AMA Pro Daytona SportBike, AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport and the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series, has thrilled audiences across the country with neck-and-neck racing followed by photo finishes thanks in large part to the exceptional performance, quality and consistency of Sunoco 260 GTX.
As part of the new agreement, Sunoco will begin supplying AMA Pro Flat Track with Sunoco Supreme, a uniform Sunoco gasoline tailored specifically to the unique performance characteristics of the motorcycles raced in the AMA Pro Grand National Championship and Pro Singles divisions.