WILL RODGERS TO RACE FOR KEN SCHRADER’S ARCA RACING TEAM WITH DRYDENE OIL
CONCORD, N.C. (January 12, 2018) – Will Rodgers, a two-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series winner will drive for Ken Schrader Racing (KSR) in the 2018 ARCA (Automobile Racing Club of America) Racing Series in select races starting with the February 10 Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida. Ken Schrader Racing is the defending ARCA Racing Series Championship team and will field two race cars in 2018.
The multiple race sponsorship is the first for Drydene Performance Products in stock car racing, commencing with the season opener at Daytona International Speedway.
“I, along with everyone at Drydene Performance Products, am honored and extremely excited to team with an incredible young driver like Will Rodgers, and industry icon Ken Schrader. Will and Ken embolden all the values and performance that Drydene represents. I couldn’t think of two better partners, or a better venue than Daytona, to launch our brand on a national scale,” said Dave Klinger, president of Drydene Performance Products. “I think Drydene, Will Rodgers and KSR will be a winning formula. We are hoping to see our team in victory lane,” Klinger continued enthusiastically.
“We’re excited to welcome Will Rodgers and the Drydene brand to Ken Schrader Racing. Will is coming off a successful 2017 season with two NASCAR K & N Pro Series wins. Having Will with us for select ARCA races brings a new perspective to the team. He has a great attitude and talent behind the wheel. I look forward to Will and Brandon Grosso working together on the track!” said Ken Schrader.
Rodgers, born in Maui, Hawaii in 1994, will test this weekend at Daytona International Speedway in a No. 52 KSR Ford and it will be his first visit to the historic superspeedway.
“I am thankful for this newly formed relationship with Drydene. Becoming a part of its brand in the market place is a special thing for me. The program that we have constructed with Ken Schrader Racing in the ARCA Racing Series coupled with our social media campaigns, will find great success on and off the track. Drydene’s brand is all about putting its customers first, its heritage while providing the best service possible. I believe we will represent all of those brand attributes well,” said Rodgers.
Rodgers finished fifth in the 2017 NASCAR K & N Pro Series West Points Championship and is the 2015 Mazda Sports Car Champion.
ABOUT KEN SCHRADER RACING
Ken Schrader Racing, Inc., established in 1982, is a family owned business specializing in motorsports with locations in Concord, North Carolina and Dittmer, Missouri. Its North Carolina operation houses the KSR, Inc., ARCA and Truck Series teams, showcases a selection of Schrader’s race cars and employees 10 people. Schrader’s dirt car program is managed from the Missouri location. Schrader has driven race cars since the 1970s, including more than 29 years at the NASCAR Sprint Cup level. He has also competed with the ARCA, IMCA, UMP, USAC, USMTS, WoO sanctioning bodies and is co-owner of race tracks in Macon, Ill.; Pevely, Mo. For more information call KSR, Inc. at (704) 788-8315.
ABOUT DRYDENE LUBRICANTS
Since 1893, Drydene Lubricants have been made in America and made to last…paving the way into two centuries on our highways, in our fields and on the production line. In the dawn of American industry, Drydene was there as we built our first roads, laid the blocks for our first factories, spanned rivers with new bridges and rail. And we’re still right here today doing what we do best; helping America get the job done.
We keep in mind our heritage and all that we have helped build for more than a century. And we instill that tradition into every Drydene product that we put our name on. Because it’s much more than just the name on the bottle, it’s the uncompromising tradition of performance, value and durability that make the product inside the bottle help you get the job done.
Our Drydene products featuring ALL Technology™, Advanced Lubricity Life chemistry, are built to meet modern challenges. We feature a complete line of automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants:
• Engine oils
• Transmission fluids
• Hydraulic & Gear Oils
• Industrial and Function fluids
• Natural Gas products
• Diesel Exhaust Fluid
The Drydene brand is proud of its Heritage, and even more proud of today and what the future holds.
Team.Media Contact: Susan Russo, Ken Schrader Racing, Inc. 704-788-8315
Sponsor Contact: Joyce Caron-Mercier, Phoenix Marketing, 704-906-4547