Monday, March 4, 2019

Lucas Oil And Ross Motorsports - A 25 Year Partnership

Via David Ross Motorsports PR

COLTON, CALIFORNIA (March 4, 2019) – 25 year partnerships don’t happen often in the world of motorsports. David Ross Motorsports and Lucas Oil have forged such a pairing, going back to the early days of Forrest Lucas’ effort to create the world’s best lubricants. Today, David Ross competes in both pavement Late Models and in 2019, will embark on a new journey in dirt Street Stocks. It was all made possible by a chance encounter in 1994.

The Ross family has been involved in the plumbing business for decades. David’s late father, Greg, met Forrest Lucas to do some plumbing work on the Lucas Oil facility in Riverside. Lucas Oil was a burgeoning company with just one product – Lucas Oil Fuel Stabilizer. The two started to talk racing and the relationship was born.

Lucas Oil adorned the stock cars owned by Greg Ross and driven by Greg Schiedecker, who later would go on to be an integral part of Lucas Oil as the director of the Lucas Oil Modified Series.

In 1999, David Ross took over as the team’s primary driver beginning with a quarter midget program. Over the course of three years, David captured 50 wins and two track championships. He then advanced into Legends cars where he won the championship at Irwindale Speedway. Late Models were next on the docket, peaking with the 2010 Orange Show Speedway championship. All along the way, Lucas Oil has been by Ross’ side.

His 2019 program will include competing in Late Model races at Orange Show Speedway and also at Madera Speedway in Madera, CA. The events at Madera are televised by MAVTV, owned and operated by Lucas Oil. The team tentatively plans to compete in the $5,000 to win race in July.

Ross will also hit the dirt this year in a new Street Stock, also carrying Lucas Oil colors. Ross expects to compete at Perris Auto Speedway and also at Barona Speedway, located not far from his Colton, CA home. Ross makes his home with his wife and two children.

“Working with Lucas Oil and Forrest for 25 years has created an amazing, long friendship,” Ross said. “It is pretty neat for our family team to still have Lucas Oil help and support over all these years.”

DRM also thanks: Swift Springs, RACECAR Factory, E.R. Block Plumbing and Max Papis Innovations.

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