Dixon & Rapisarda Land One-Race Sponsor


BAYTOWN, Texas – Rapisarda Autosport Int’l has added an Houston-based company as a sponsor for this weekend’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway with Escopeta Oil joining the Larry Dixon-driven Top Fuel dragster.

Dixon, the three-time NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel champion, and veteran engine tuner Lee Beard, the director of operations, have been in the Houston winner’s circle many times in the past and they look forward to putting Escopeta Oil in victory lane this weekend.

“I am very excited about racing in Houston,” said Beard, a three-time winner at Houston. “Over the years I have had success in Houston. Giving a crossover driver from motorcycle racing, rookie then and now world champion, Antron Brown, his first win was certainly one of the highlights. This is the first time that the Rapisarda Racing Team has had a corporate sponsor on its car since Santo Rapisarda started racing here in the USA. Escopeta Oil is certainly a great company that represents the industry that has made Houston, the oil industry!”

Escopeta Oil, led by company president Danny Davis, is a Houston-based independent oil and gas company and has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of leasing, drilling and operating in the energy arena.