ANAHEIM, Calif. – Paul Lee will return to the Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd, Minn., this month with event sponsor Lucas Oil as a major partner.
Lee’s nitro Funny Car will have a special scheme to showcase the Lucas Oil Slick Mist Car Care line, and he and the McLeod Racing team hope to continue their recent performance on track.
As growing partners both on and off the track, Lucas Oil and Paul Lee are both anxious to showcase a new look for the Lucas Oil Nationals.
“I’m excited to return working with and representing the Lucas Oil family this year with the NHRA Funny Car team as well as our McLeod Racing business,” said Lee, owner of McLeod Racing. “This new partnership will promote increased sales of Lucas Oil products and allows crew chief Jim Oberhofer and our team to continue a near perfect start in my return to NHRA drag racing.”
McLeod is now a distributor of Lucas Oil products and will provide their products in conjunction with sales of transmissions and other driveline components.
“We are looking forward to a long working relationship, as well as on-track performance with Paul Lee and the entire team at McLeod,” said Tom Bogner, Lucas Oil’s Director of Motorsports. “Lucas Oil Products and McLeod Racing have many of the same goals including selling products. This year marks our 30th celebration of business and our Lucas Oil brand is stronger than ever.
“As two great American companies, we will continue to grow in the American Muscle aftermarket.”
Both partners are equally energized for this collaboration.
“All of us at Lucas Oil are eager to get to Brainerd for the launch of this partnership,” noted Duane LaFleur, Lucas Oil Business Development for High Performance. “In the meetings with Paul, each party is optimistic about the future development for both NHRA drag racing and the aftermarket industry.”
The Jim Oberhofer-led team is looking to build on their accomplishments thus far in 2019. With a third-place qualifying position and a second-round appearance in Norwalk, Lee looks to improve his racing program and become a competitive force in NHRA Funny Car action.
“Driving this funny car has been one of the best experiences in my racing career thus far,” added Lee. “I have complete trust in my team and I am confident that we will continue to rack up the round wins on Sunday. This year continues to impress with the performance of the car, as well as B2B opportunities with McLeod.”