Speedway, Indiana (December 17, 2018)
American Rally Association officials announced today a three year agreement with lubricants producer AMSOIL to become the presenting sponsor for the ARA National Rally Championship effective immediately. ARA is also happy to welcome the return of AMSOIL to the ARA Contingency Program alongside their increased support of the series.
The growing partnership between AMSOIL and ARA also benefits the entire North American stage rally community through an expanded rally contingency program. Up to 25 drivers per weekend, the top 5 in each combined regional and national class, will receive contingency awards at all ARA National Rally Championship stops in 2019; nearly doubling the number of available rewards from AMSOIL in 2018.
“Rally racing is an exciting and challenging arena for AMSOIL to demonstrate and prove the importance of synthetic lubricants,” said Kevin Kastner, Racing and Events Manager AMSOIL. “We are looking forward to working with ARA to reach hardcore car racing enthusiasts who want the very best for their high-performance sports cars. AMSOIL has a rich history of automotive racing success and this partnership with ARA opens a new chapter of proving our performance.”
AMSOIL first partnered with ARA last year to support the 2018 championship season. Their easily accessible contingency program and direct support of competitors in the paddock has earned the company a stellar reputation among the rally community. The AMSOIL Contingency Program will continue to reward podium finishers who run AMSOIL engine oil with discounts on AMSOIL products.
For 2019, through AMSOIL's increased role as presenting sponsor, that contingency program will expand in scope and scale. The number of awards per class will increase from three in 2018 to five in 2019 and the total value of the rewards per event will nearly double.
“AMSOIL lubricants perform well in extreme racing environments like the ARA National Rally Championship,” said ARA President Doug Shepherd. “This three year partnership will benefit the ARA competitors with product and recognition. We look forward to the expanded program and the recognition it brings our racers.”
More details on the expanded AMSOIL Contingency Program are available at americanrallyassociation.org/contingency.
About American Rally Association
American Rally Association is a member-driven organization dedicated to the sport of Stage Rally. The ARA provides a transparent, inclusive, and growing sanctioning body to competitors throughout America. A 501 (c)(3) non-profit and wholly owned subsidiary of the United States Auto Club (USAC), ARA is led by seasoned Stage Rally professionals who work hand-in-hand with an experience Board of Directors to deliver a framework for: safety, competition, promotion, and education for all aspects of the sport. The common goal for our members, volunteers, and organizations is a thriving Stage Rally program in America. To connect with ARA, go to americanrallyassociation.org.