J&B Motorsports to kick off 3 yr. deal with Rislone in San Antonio MARION, Texas - The J&B Motorsports team will kick off it's new three year major sponsorship with Rislone Engine Treatment during this weekend's IHRA Amalie Oil Nationals...
J&B Motorsports to kick off 3 yr. deal with Rislone in San Antonio
MARION, Texas - The J&B Motorsports team will kick off it's new three year major sponsorship with Rislone Engine Treatment during this weekend's IHRA Amalie Oil Nationals presented by Napa Auto Parts at San Antonio Raceway. Team driver Paul Lee scored a runner-up finish here in the Torco Pro Nitro Funny Car division, and hopes to start a run at the IHRA title this weekend.
Team Owners Jeff and Bonnie McGaffic are excited about having a long term deal in place to battle for the IHRA National Championship.
"We're very pleased to have Rislone Oil Treatment and Bar's Leaks back on board for another three years," said Jeff. "I think this year is going to be a lot of fun for us all, going for the IHRA Championship. It's a great opportunity for us. We have Nicky Boninfante on board as our tuner, and Paul now has a full season under his belt as a Nitro FC driver. We ran well at the end of last year, and hopefully we can build on that this season."
"In addition to Rislone and Bar's Leaks, we're also have a very supportive group of associate sponsors," Jeff continued. "Allied Machine & Engineering, Kimberly Clark, Cradin High Performance Coatings, Aerospace, Justice Bros., Perfect Circle Rings, Permatex, Calcutta Auto Parts, Hussey Copper and Boninfante Clutches will be with us this year. We hope to gain our sponsors maximum value by performing well on the track as well off the track. This is going to be a great year for our team and we look forward to bringing our partners for the ride."
Team Driver Lee is also excited about having full time backing this season.
"This is absolutely a big deal to us," commented Lee. "With Rislone and Bar's Leaks behind us, it will let us do battle with the heavy hitters of the sport. We have Nicky Boninfante calling the tuning shots this year, and that's a neat deal because we raced together over 25 years ago with my alcohol car, and now we're back together in the nitro ranks. This is definitely a step for this team to grow to the next level; we're becoming more of a full time team."
The team enters the year as one of the favorites to challenge for the IHRA Torco Pro Nitro Funny Car Championship on the heels of making the final round at three of the final four events of the tour last season. "Hopefully we can just pick up where we left off last season," stated Lee. "We have some new parts and pieces and the new tire this year, but Nicky has experience with them. We just want to take it one step at a time and creep up on it. We can't go too lightly though, because a lot of heavy hitters will be there this weekend, so whoever wins this weekend will have deserved it. Hopefully it's us holding the Ironman on Sunday."
Qualifying begins on Friday with two sessions, followed by two more sessions on Saturday. Final eliminations will conclude the event on Sunday. Stay tuned to IHRA.com for the latest news in IHRA Drag Racing.