Escopeta recently became the first independent oil and gas company in U.S. history to receive the Jones Act Waiver from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Presently Escopeta is the third largest leaseholder in the Cook Inlet Basin in Alaska with 130,000 acres under lease.
“We are very pleased to be involved in the Houston event with Lee, Larry and the Rapisarda team,” said Davis. “What is more American than drag racing? And a lot of the fuel used at the track comes from right here in Texas. There is nothing more exciting that watching two Top Fuel cars run side-by-side. We look forward to our association with the Rapisarda team this weekend. I really like the team owner, Santo, too. He is such a great guy and the team should be strong this weekend.”
Dixon, a three-time Houston winner and four-time Houston runner-up, believes the team will be very competitive at Houston after the team recently secured additional parts. In addition, Dixon recorded the team’s first sub 3.80 run at Charlotte last Sunday.
“We have been running the older cylinder heads so far this year,” said Dixon. “We just got the new 2013 heads and I think we can get back to running with the top contenders. We got into the 3.70s with the old equipment, so I think everyone with the Rapisarda squad is excited about the Houston race. Adding the Houston Oil companies is big for our team too.”
In addition to the Escopeta Oil sponsorship, Rapisardo Autosport International will have another Houston-based corporation involved with the team this weekend at Houston with Dupre Energy Services participating in the Spring Nationals.