Lucas Oils backs rising oval racing star Tom Harris
Following successful debut at Lucas Oil-backed Chili Bowl in the US, multiple BriSCA F1 stock car champion gains support from specialist oil manufacturer
Specialist US oil manufacturer Lucas Oil is the latest technical partner to back British short circuit oval racing driver Tom Harris. Twenty five year old Harris, who designs, builds and races BriSCA F1 stock cars, will rely on the firm’s renowned range of specialist oil and workshop consumables for his own stock cars and sister’s National Ministox. The 2015 partnership follows Harris’ debut as the first Brit to compete in the Lucas Oil-backed Chili Bowl Midget race meeting where he challenged and beat US race legends such as NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace.
“High quality oil is essential to protect our engines that can exceed 750bhp and have to run hard for short periods on dusty tracks with high risk of contamination and restricted cooling,” says former World Champion Tom Harris. “Lucas Oil is trusted by champions in oval racing in the US and I am privileged to gain its support through oil and its growing range of workshop consumables such as greases and cleaning products. As I expand my racing efforts to include more outings in the US, support from companies who back our sport such as Lucas Oil is really appreciated.”
With British racers so seldom seen within the US stock car scene, the former World Champion is determined to succeed across the Atlantic and Lucas Oil joins a growing list of backers to accelerate Harris’ race career in the US. “It’s always been my ambition to race in the US and progress my career, ultimately to World of Outlaw Sprint Cars. In the last few months we have made an impression out there and we’ll be back there later this year.”
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