Russell Roulo in Line for Klotz Engine Mechanic of the Year Award
(TOLEDO, Ohio) - After six race award wins in the first 18 races of 2012, Russell Roulo stands ready to take the Klotz Engine Mechanic of the Year Award if driver Chris Buescher can hold the points lead and win the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship.
Competing mechanics must register at the beginning of the season and carry the decal of Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Inc. on the car to be eligible to win. At the end of the season, the highest-ranking participant - as determined by the final overall point standings - will win the award.
Roulo and the No. 17 Roulo Brothers Racing Ford have won the Klotz Engine Mechanic Award of the Race three times in the last four races, at Berlin Raceway, the Illinois State Fairgrounds, and Salem Speedway. Roulo also won the award three times earlier this year, at Toledo Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, and New Jersey Motorspors Park.
"It's been a great season of competition for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards," said John Klotz, president of Klotz Synthetic Lubricants. "The mechanics and crewmen are the heart and soul of these teams and we're proud to support that dedicated group of crewmen and women with the Klotz Engine Mechanic of the Year Award. The Roulo Brothers have been a staple in the ARCA garage for many, many years, so I'm thrilled to see that Russell Roulo is a potential recipient of this year's award."
Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Inc., a Fort Wayne, Ind. company, is the Official Synthetic Lubricant of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.
Todd Stalcup, the registered mechanic for Frank Kimmel's No. 44 ThorSport Racing Toyota, stands second in line for the award with Kimmel only 85 points behind Buescher in the overall standings. Stalcup has two race award wins this year.
Other race award winners from 2012 include: Cunningham Motorsports' Paul Andrews, four; Venturini Motorsports' David Smith, two; Venturini's Tyler Allen; Drew Charlson Racing's Lanny Barnes; Coulter Motorsports' J.R. Norris; and CGH Motorsports' Kevin Reed.
This Friday, October 19, the ARCA season will close in the Kansas Lottery 98.9 at Kansas Speedway, with race action starting at 8:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. local) on SPEED. ARCARacing.com will also feature live timing and scoring coverage for the season finale.
2012 is the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards' 60th Anniversary Season, featuring 20 races at 18 tracks. The complete 2012 event schedule is available at ARCARacing.com.
The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards has crowned an ARCA national champion each year since its inaugural season in 1953, and has toured over 200 race tracks in 26 states since its inception. The series has tested the abilities of drivers and race teams over the most diverse schedule of stock car racing events in the world, visiting tracks ranging from 0.375 mile to 2.66 miles in length, on both paved and dirt surfaces as well as a left- and right-turn road course in its most recent season. This year, the series visited Alabama's Mobile International Speedway and Minnesota's Elko Speedway for the first time.
Founded by John and Mildred Marcum in 1953 in Toledo, Ohio, the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is recognized among the leading sanctioning bodies in the country. Closing in on completing its sixth decade after hundreds of thousands of miles of racing, ARCA administers over 100 race events each season in three professional touring series and local weekly events.
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Team Dillon Racing's McDowell Wins Winchester 200!
Klotz Sponsored Driver, Dale McDowell, wins at his first Winchester speedway appearance at the 49th annual Winchester 200!
McDowell’s stellar weekend started on Friday as he became the 15th different late model winner of the season with his win in the divisions 35-lap event that featured the top-24 drivers in qualifying. After setting fast-time in time trials over the 45-cars on hand, Austin Hubbard earned the pole to start the feature, with McDowell lining-up second. As the green was displayed, McDowell beat Hubbard into the first-turn to become the race leader, a spot he wouldn’t relinquish. As McDowell lead, Hubbard and Nick Dickson waged a furious battle for second that would last the entire event, with Hubbard prevailing at the finish as McDowell would go on to take the win and the $3500 pay day that went along with it. “This is a brand new MasterSbilt race car and it was darn near perfect tonight.” The 46-year old pilot stated. “This track was bad-fast tonight and you could move all over, but our car seemed to like the top, and that’s where we stayed.” McDowell had high praise for the refurbished Winchester facility. “Greg (Gunter) and all the staff have done a wonderful job with this place.” Said McDowell. “It sure has changed a lot since the last time I was here and the improvements are amazing."
Klotz along with Cometic Gasket will be exhibiting at the Auburn Fall Collector Car Action this weekend. This event is a classic car and collector swap meet, auction and car corral held annually in September at the Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana. Whether you're shopping the swap meet for that elusive part or finding the car of your dreams in the car corral, you'll soon understand that Auburn Fall is a great place to buy, sell and celebrate all things automotive.
Stop by and see us at the Manufacturers Midway!
Auburn Fall Collector Car Action August 30- Sept 2 Auburn, Indiana
Landers Captures Second Place @ Batesville Motor Speedway
Locust Grove, AR (August 18, 2012) - As the race went green Klotz Sponsored Driver Jared Landers would quickly find his way into the second spot behind race leader, Steve Francis. At least three drivers took a shot at Francis during the race, but only Jared Landers consistently stayed within striking distance of him. Landers would go on to race his way to a second place finish.
Landers relies on Klotz Estorlin and Race Gasoline to get to the finish line!
Good luck to Clint Bowyer Dirt Team racing this weekend @ Volunteer Speedway | Bulls Gap, TN
McDowell Wins @ 411 Motor Speedway!
Seymour, Tennessee- August 13th, 2012 - Klotz Sponsored Driver, Dale McDowell knocked down his sixth win of the season on Friday at 411 Motor Speedway in a $3,000-to-win, Southern Regional Racing Series (SRRS) Event. He started the night by setting fast time in his group and second fast time overall to earn the outside-front-row starting spot for the 50 lap feature. He was joined on the front row by Billy Ogle Jr., and as the race went green McDowell bolted to the lead. Despite a late race challenge from Ogle Jr. he led all of the laps in the main event to score the win! He was followed across the finish line by Ogle Jr., Brett Miller, Vic Hill, and Riley Hickman.
Klotz Sponsored Driver, Ty Dillon was also in action, and he earned the twelfth starting spot for the feature after finishing second in his b-main. For much of the event he would race in the top ten before crossing the finish line in the eleventh position.
Klotz along with Cometic Gasket will be exhibiting at the Corvettes at Carlisle Event this weekend. The largest and most fun-filled Corvette event in the world features more than 5,000 Corvettes representing all generations of America's classic sports car.
Corvettes at Carlisle Aug 24 - Aug 26 Carlisle, PA
Klotz Sponsored Driver, Johnathan Davenport featured in National Speed Sports News Magazine | June 2012 Issue
Team Dillon Racing | Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis, Ind. – (July 29th, 2012) –Congratulations to Team Dillon Racing, for 2 top 5 finishes at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! Ty Dillon, driver of the #51, earned 3rd place after a routine pit stop, that had turned into a yellow flag, after leaving the pit area and making contact with a competitor. Ty was able to finish the race with minor damages. Austin Dillon, driver of the #3, brushed the right side of turn one wall allowing them to pit after the caution flag was out. Quick pit work made it possible to gather 6 positions to finish 5th.
“Gil Martin and the guys did a great job all weekend giving me a fast car and working hard on pit road. This is a weekend I'll never forget."
– Ty Dillon
“I had fun racing in this inaugural NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”
– Austin Dillon
Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Slides Into a Partnership with World Racing Group and DIRTcar HP Program
Program Targets Four Major Racing Series and Engine Builders
CONCORD, N.C. – July 28, 2012 – World Racing Group announced today that Klotz Synthetic Lubricants has become the newest partner to join the DIRTcar HP Program. The DIRTcar HP Program targets both racers and their engine builders in World Racing Group’s four top series including; World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Super DIRTcar Series, and DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour.
"I've always been impressed with the World of Outlaws group, going all the way back to 1978 when the series was first formed," explained John C.Klotz Jr., President of Klotz Synthetic Lubricants. "When the World Racing Group came up with the DIRTCar HP program, we felt like it was a perfectfit for Klotz. The engine builders who supply the teams that compete within the series are certainly individuals that we'd like to build relationships with and this program provides us with the perfect opportunity to engage those companies and individuals. We've had a great deal of success with the teams that we currently sponsor and being involved with the World Racing Group allows us to take our marketing platform to the next level."
Klotz Synthetics are the highest-graded synthetic motor oils available on the market today and are always formulated and blended in-house. Klotz Estorlin Racing Engine Lubricant 15w/50 contains the finest ingredients known to science. Klotz’s proprietary formula provides maximum performance and durability for racing and high-performance applications. The Estorlin Lubricity System delivers superior thermal deferment properties, helping lower engine oil temperatures and providing maximum protection while increasing performance.
Klotz products are always race-tested which translates into proven results with every product. With over 53 years of experience, Klotz meets the needs of racers, performance enthusiasts, and traditional end-users who won’t settle for anything less than the best available lubrication products on the market today.
“Klotz’s aggressive approach to creating the highest quality products in the industry aligns well with our thought process,” said World Racing Group CMO Ben Geisler. “The DIRTcar HP Program is the perfect platform to launch our partnership with such a terrific company like Klotz.”
Klotz Synthetics involvement with the DIRTcar HP Program will target nearly 1,100 racers and close to 400 of their engine builders across the four series. Racers will be awarded a cool cash prize weekly while their engine builders will receive a case of Klotz Estorlin Racing Engine Lubricant 15w/50 valued at $130.
Swindell takes the Win at Chicagoland | Ansell ActivArmr® 150
Joliet, Ill – (July 21st 2012) –Congratulations to ARCA driver, Kevin Swindell, for winning the Ansell ActivArmr® 150 at Chicagoland!
At the height of the race, Kevin expanded his lead to over 6 seconds on Lap 27, lapping cars in his path. Eventually, 2nd place finisher, Brandon Poole, closed the gap to 1.202 with only 10 laps left. In the end Swindell was just to much, and he finished having led every lap for his first win. Klotz is the official synthetic lubricant of ARCA!
McDowell from Team Dillon Racing Grabs 5th Win of 2012!
Gaffney, SC - (July 3rd, 2012) - Kotz Sponsored Driver, fast qualifier and polesitter Dale McDowell, dominated the seventh annual Robert Pursley Memorial at Cherokee Speedway, leading all 40 laps and pocketing $5,000 in the Battle of the Eastern All Stars event. At the drop of the two. Behind them, last year's race winner Ross Bailes of Clover, SC lost the spot to Casey Roberts of Toccoa, GA in the first couple laps.
The track visibly began to rubber up prior to the field taking the halfway mark. As the track distance on McDowell. But McDowell's machine ratated through the corners well and he maintained his advantage despite his right-rear brake rotor glowing orange.
"I was riding the brake to keep the car really straight," McDowell said. "It was just for tire wear because I felt like it was really good on tires."
At the Checkered flag, McDowell had a half-straightaway advantage on Pursley while Bailes, Roberts and Franklin rounded out the top five.
"The car was good, but my hats off to John and Johnny Pursley tonight. This race was about their father and grandfather. It was pretty neat with Johnny starting up there next to me (outside of row one). I lost my mother last year, so it's pretty special when you honor someone like that. But the car was really good. Shane, my brother, and Sean and the guys did a great job. We're in Ty's car. I wrecked mine last week at Lernerville, so Ty had a car there. So everything went right. Qualifiying went good, and leading the first lap was important." - Dale McDowell
Congratulations to Austin Dillon | Nationwide Dash 4 Cash
New Hampshire Motor Speedway, NH – (July 15th, 2012) –Congratulations to Klotz Sponsored Dirt Late Model, Austin Dillon,
in his 3rd place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. After starting in 12th, Austin worked his way up to finishing with
the team’s 10th top – five finishes of the 2012 season. Dillon won $100,000 bonus, after besting the performances of fellow competitors’ for the Nationwide Dash 4 Cash, qualifying him for the race at Chicago Speedway.
Congratulations to Austin Dillon | Winner of the Feed the Children 300
Sparta, KY - (June 30th, 2012) – Congratulations to Klotz Sponsored Dirt Late Model Driver, Austin Dillon, winner of the Feed the Children 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway. Austin’s dominating performance allowed him to lead 192 laps out of the 200 lap race, making it possible for him to take home his first Nationwide Series win of the season. Dillon earned a perfect driver rating score of 150.0, which marked the first time a No. 3 entry has won in the Nationwide Series since Dale Earnhardt Jr. did so in July 2010.
"What an amazing feeling to be at the front of the field and crossing the finish line at lap 200 for our team's first NASCAR Nationwide Series win. I'm so proud of the guys. We've been working really hard to get to Victory Lane in my rookie season and I feel like maybe now that we have that first win under us, additional victories will come easier.” - Austin Dillon
Klotz along with Cometic Gasket will be exhibiting at the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals Event this weekend.
This event is a true Mopar-lover’s paradise! There’s nothing quite like it anywhere in the world with over 2,100 vehicles from all eras of the Chrysler brand: classics, muscle cars, high-performance new models and more.
Stop by and see us at the Manufacturers Midway!
Carlisle Chrysler Nationals
July 6 - July 8 Carlisle, PA
Good Luck to Clint Bowyer Racing Dirt Team at Muskingum County Speedway!
Dresdon, OH - (July 2, 2012) - Clint Bowyer's dirt late model team, Jared Landers (#5 Car) & Jonathan Davenport (#15 Car),
will compete at the Budweiser 50, Late Model Dirt Series Tuesday, July 3rd.
Sonoma, CA – (June 24, 2012) – Congratulations to Clint Bowyer for winning the Toyota/Save Mart 350! While holding off Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch, Bowyer pulled the #15 over the checkered flag for his first victory of the season, and sixth victory in his career.
“You know, [Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch] behind me were champions of this sport, and that’s big, to be able to hold them guys off.” --- Clint Bowyer
Read more about Clint Bowyer's Win at Sonoma here!
Welcome, NC - (June 18, 2012) - In his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start of the 2012 season and the second of his career, Austin Dillon posted lap times consistent with the top 10 competitors and was running in the top 15 before a broken radio caused him to fall one lap down to the race leader and finish 24th.
“We had a really strong American Ethanol Chevrolet during the race today. Gil Martin did an awesome job knowing what I needed in the car as a rookie. He made the car tight enough at the beginning of the race for me. The radio in the car broke and it caused us to go one lap down. If it wasn’t for that, we would have had a chance at a top 15 finish.” - Austin Dillon
Michigan International Speedway - (Brooklyn, MI - June 13, 2012) - Klotz Sponsored Dirt Late Model Driver, Austin Dillon, also the 2011 Camping World Truck Series Driver Champion, will attempt to make the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway in the #33 American Ethanol Chevy fielded by Richard Childress Racing on Sunday. In addition to Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race, Dillon is scheduled to compete in RCR’s No. 3 ADVO Care Chevrolet in the Nationwide Series Alliance Truck Parts 250 at MIS on Saturday afternoon. Good luck to Austin this weekend!
Dover Internation Speedway - (June 4th, 2012) -Klotz is the official lubricant and fuel sponsor for Ty Dillon's dirt late model car and team, Team Dillon Racing. As he branched out this past weekend, Ty made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Dover International Speedway. He raced to an impressive eighth-place finish. Dillon posted the third-quickest time Saturday morning’s qualifying session. After taking the green-flag, the Richard Childress Racing driver was scored in the sixth position when NASCAR officials displayed a competition caution at lap 40. Crew chief Ernie Cope directed Dillon to pit road for four fresh Goodyear tire, fuel and a chassis adjustment to combat a loose-handling condition on the No. 33 Chevrolet. Dillon restarted in the 13th position on lap 45 and maintained position through the halfway point of the 200-lap affair. The 2011 ARCA Racing Series champion moved into the 11th position but fell one lap down to the leaders just past the race's halfway point. Following a routine green-flag pit stop on lap 116, a caution flag slowed the field and positioned the No. 33 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet ninth for the ensuing restart. Dillon held onto the ninth-position and was awarded the Lucky Dog Award, placing the team back on the finish in his Nationwide Series debut. Team Dillon Racing (Austin Dillon) remains third in the Nationwide Series owner's point championship standings after earning the top-10 finish.
"I knew they put together a great car and it was up to me to perform in it, and we came out with a top-10 finish. I learned a lot from this race that I hope I can use in other Nationwide Series races. It's a great series, and I'm looking forward to running in it full time one day." - Ty Dillon, Driver of the #33
Glenville, Pa. – (May 7th, 2012) – Klotz Sponsored Driver, Todd Peck, announced Peck Motorsports schedule for the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race season. Peck Motorsports will compete in five race events this season beginning at the Iowa Speedway on July 14th.
We wish him the best of luck in his NASCAR career.
Carlisle, PA - (May 12 - May 13, 2012) - Klotz sponsored professional motorcycle stuntmen StarBoyz will be attending the Carlisle Performance & Style event this weekend. Carlisle Performance & Style is more than a car show; P&S is a motorsports and lifestyle festival - celebrating the hottest trends in the motorsports world. Carlisle PA Fairgrounds will host the hottest, loudest, fastest and most tricked-out cars, trucks and SUVs on the East Coast.
Klotz Sponsored Driver | Matt Westfall Places 3rd in Last Weeks’ Eldora Race
New Weston, OH - (April 21st, 2012) – Tracy Hines claims the winning title after overcoming Darland at Eldora's Speedway. The race started with Matt Westfall and Darland in the front row of the 30-lap main event. Eventually, Darland took the lead at the start with Westfall and Hines falling behind around the top of the speedway. Westfall began to real in Darland, but jumped over the cushion in turn four and lost second position to Hines.
In the middle of lap seven, current USAC National Sprint Car Series point leader Bryan Clauson broke a throttle linkage and slowed on the front stretch. Kyle Larson then made contact with Clauson’s car and flipped violently into turn one to bring out the red flag. Larson exited the car under his own power. Clauson’s team was unable to make repairs in time for the restart.
Clint Bowyer Racing 2012 Official Lubricant & Fuel Sponsor Announced | Klotz Synthetic Lubricants
Fort Wayne, Indiana (March 16, 2012) - The 2012 season will mark the second consecutive year in which Klotz Synthetic Lubricants is the Official Lubricant & Fuel of Clint Bowyer Racing
"I couldn't be happier about continuing Clint Bowyer Racing's already successful partnership with Klotz Synthetic into 2012. Klotz is always on the leading edge of lubrication technology and, more importantly, the company is a first class organization. Lubrication is the lifeblood in our race cars and when you're turning laps at 9,000 RPM night after night, oil and lubricants are areas where you can't afford to compromise. That's why we won't settle for anything other than Klotz Synthetic Lubricants to get us to the checkered flag."
BARBERVILLE, Fla. - (Feb. 21, 2012) – A lot of racing families dream of the success the Dillon family experienced Tuesday night at Volusia Speedway Park as Klotz sponsored driver Austin Dillon raced to a Triple 20 feature victory and younger brother Klotz sponsored driver Ty claimed the overall UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment DIRTcar UMP Modified points championship.
“It feels great,” said Ty Dillon, the 19-year-old grandson of Richard Childress. “Me and Austin and Team Dillon Racing have been coming down here for quite a few years in our young racing career. We fought so hard. We’ve won a couple of races. This year it finally paid off. Me and Austin got a win and we finally got the Gator championship
Ty, last year’s “Gator Championship” race winner, earned his first overall UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit points title on the strength of seven top-10 finishes – four of which saw him finish inside the top three. Ty Dillon’s victory came during the Friday makeup race, which was held Sunday afternoon during the first week of competition.
“It’s tough,” he said. “There are some awesome racers out here and the level of competition gets harder and harder every year we come back. We didn’t run as good as we wanted to at the beginning of the week, but we worked hard, we didn’t have any DNFs and we finished out races. Our worst finish (in seven events) was seventh. We were solid every night.”
Older Brother Austin started the final event a row in front of his brother and made quick work of Kyle Bronson and Dave Hess Jr. of Waterford, Penn. Dillon broke into the top three on the fifth lap of the main event and reeled in leader Devin Gilpin of Columbus, Ind., making the winning pass just before the midpoint. Ty worked past Kyle Bronson of Brandon, Fla., on lap 18 and then swept past Gilpin on the final lap to earn runner-up honors. Gilpin finished third, Bronson crossed the line fourth and NASCAR veteran Kenny Schrader rounded out the top five.
“It was cool because it was the top 20 in points in that race,” said Austin Dillon, the 2011 NASCAR Truck Series champion. “That was the toughest competition out here. Starting eighth it makes it even better. We were really able to drive up through there and were able to move around. We gained constantly all week on the car and how it drove. Tonight it really showed. I think going into next year we got something to go after these guys with.”
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