Champion Racing Oil

Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Champion Racing Oil Win at I-80 Speedway

Champion Racing Oil, a recognized leader in racing lubricants, congratulates Sam Hafertepe Jr. from Sunnyvale, Texas, landing his fifth victory of the season with the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) and first of the year with the Nebraska 360 Sprint Cars.


Clinton, MO -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/14/2020 -- Sam Hafertepe Jr., running Champion Racing Oil, topped an intense battle with Roger Crockett, also running Champion Racing Oil, for his second victory in the Casey's General Store Midwest Fall Brawl and Bobby Parker Memorial at I-80 Speedway.

Taking off with the race lead through the first four laps, Hafertepe worked the cushion of the four-tenths mile oval while Roger Crockett rode the hub in the Tracker Native Tabaco No. 11. Advancing to the point on lap five, Crockett and Hafertepe traded the top spot several times before Roger started to pull away steadily.

Pulling to nearly 3.5 seconds on the field before heavy slower traffic came into play, the race stayed green until lap 21.

Restarting with a pair of slower cars between the top two drivers, the lapped traffic did little to stop Hafertepe as the Hills Racing Team No. 15h shot to the lead on lap 26.

Trading lines the following four laps, Crockett reclaimed the point on lap 30. Only holding through the next revolution, the pair's run to the finish came after a lap-33 restart.

Trading lines again through the final two trips around I-80 Speedway, the last lap saw Crockett with a run to the back straightaway. Carrying that run to the hub as Hafertepe railed the cushion, the final dash to the finish put the two in a dead heat with Hafertepe getting the win by 0.093 seconds.

With the event paying lap money, along with other bonuses, Hafertepe's win was worth $5,280. Crockett picked up an extra $1,810 for an overall score of $4,810.

Champion Oil, celebrating its 64rd year as an industry leader, develops synthetic motor oils for racing. These multi-viscosity motor oils contain high zinc and phosphorous formulas designed to deliver the correct balance of chemistry to protect high performance engines, especially those using flat tappet roller cams operating at high RPMs and requiring high-pressure valve springs.

These "purpose-built" lubricant products contain Champion's proprietary TVSĀ® (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.

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