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.
“I’m very excited to be associated with Sunoco for 2012. They are a great company and have supported dirt late model racing forever. I’ve known Russ Bradford and the guys at Bazell Race Fuels for a while now and they have been good friends. I’m looking forward to defending my championship on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in 2012 and hopefully bring Sunoco another series title”, stated Jimmy Owens.
Team Sunoco drivers were victorious all over the country in 2011. Sunoco is also proud to be associated with Rick Eckert in winning the 2011 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Championship beating out fellow Team Sunoco driver Josh Richards at the season finale. Sunoco Race Fuels drivers have won the World of Outlaw Late Model Dirt Series Championship for the past two years with Josh Richards winning the title in 2010.