Champion Oil, a global leader in racing and performance lubricants, announced this week that it’s racing oils will be available at the Jocko’s Sprint Car Parts booth during the 52nd Annual Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa. This year’s event is held August 8th thru the 11th.
Clinton, MO -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/03/2012 -- Jocko’s Sprint Car Parts has been in business for over 10 years. Known for their dedication to Sprint Car Racing, Jocko’s carries an extensive inventory and keeps experienced personnel on staff, including 9-time Knoxville Raceway feature winner and Hall of Famer, Bob Thompson, as General Manager. You can contact Jocko’s Sprint Car Parts at 2102 Milton Ave., Des Moines, IA 50317 or at 877-564-1204 or on-line at http://www.sprintparts.com
The Knoxville Nationals was originally scheduled as a one day event for Super Modifieds and was later expanded to two, three, and finally four days of racing for Sprint Cars. The first Knoxville Nationals was held in 1961 with Roy Robbins taking the win. The purse has risen dramatically: in 1961 it was $5,455, 1971 - $22,000, 1981 - $82,000, 1991 - $284,052, 2001 - $707,000, and 2003 - $750,000. Today, the total payout exceeds $1,000,000.
From 1961 through 1977, the race was unsanctioned, meaning that it was 'open competition'. From 1978 through 2005, the race was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws. Because of a split in the sport, the Nationals are again unsanctioned and have run with track rules since 2006. Drivers such as Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Kenny Schrader, Ryan Newman, Kasey Kahne, A.J. Foyt, and many other famous drivers have raced on the famous half-mile
Champion Brands, celebrating its 56th year as an industry leader, develops synthetic motor oils for the racing, diesel, classic, vintage, hot rod, muscle car, and the engine builder markets. They manufacture numerous multi-viscosity racing motor oils with high zinc and phosphorous formulas designed to deliver the correct balance of chemistry to protect vintage and high performance engines, especially those using flat tappet roller cams operating at high RPM's and requiring high-pressure valve springs.
These “purpose-built” racing products contain Champion’s proprietary TVS® (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer) which extends oil film capacity for better protection at high temperatures. The Champion oils also contain special lubricity modifiers to reduce friction, and unlock the full potential of any engine by providing increased compression, horsepower and torque.
Champion Racing Catalogs are free and available in print upon request or can also be viewed online or downloaded in Adobe® PDF format at http://www.championsusechampion.com/catalog
About Champion Brands, LLC
Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 55 years. Champion also produces and blends over 300 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets.
For more information contact your nearest Champion Distributor, or call Champion at 800-821-5693. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championsusechampion.com