LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. – Off-road racing legend Carl Renezeder has announced plans to retire at the end of the current season.
During his lengthy career Renezeder has amassed 121 victories and nine short course championships.
“As I look toward the future and my retirement from racing, I am overwhelmed by the great memories I have made with my family, my team, my sponsors, and all of my fans,” said Renezeder. “I would like to express my gratitude to Charlotte and Forrest Lucas, Dawn and Bob Patison, and Tom Fredrickson from Lucas Oil for standing behind me these past 19 years. Lucas Oil has been more than a sponsorship to me – I have gained lifelong friendships.”
While Renezeder’s race accomplishments speak for themselves, it’s his business expertise that has enabled him to transform his race team into an international marketing force. In order to attain this scope, Renezeder had to create meaningful relationships with his many sponsors including his title sponsor, Lucas Oil.
“Carl has been a great ambassador for Lucas Oil and for the sport of off-road racing. He is a true professional in every sense of the word. Carl is not just a sponsored racer of Lucas Oil, he has become a close and valued friend,” said Forrest Lucas, president & CEO of Lucas Oil Products.
“Lucas Oil has been with Carl for 19 years. He has been our guy in the off-road world. The idea of saying goodbye to Carl at the end of this year seems a bit surreal right now. He is a class act and the impression he has made on the sport of short course will last forever,” said Lucas Oil Products Executive Vice President Robert Patison.
Renezeder said he is looking forward to a memorable final season.
“Each moment behind the wheel has been a learning experience and a great privilege,” said Renezeder.