TOP 1 Oil partners with BAR1 Motorsports as prototype lites title sponsor

BAR1 Motorsports team owner, Brian Alder, will pilot the #8 TOP 1 Oil Prototype Lites L2 car in all 14 rounds of the 2014 Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Series.

TOP 1 Oil and BAR1 Motorsports join forces in 2014. BAR1 Motorsports team owner, Brian Alder, will pilot the #8 TOP 1 Oil Prototype Lites L2 car in all 14 rounds of the 2014 Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Series as he is set to defend his 2013 Lites L2 Championship. TOP 1 Oil has previous involvement in motorsports, including Land Speed Racing with the world’s fastest motorcycle, The Top 1 Ack Attack, Dakar Rally, MotoGP, Formula Drift and AMA Supersport, but will make their IMSA debut with BAR1 Motorsports.

Brian Alder
Brian Alder

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

“TOP 1 OIL is very pleased to be partnering with BAR1 Motorsports and looks forward to this being an exciting debut for us in the IMSA series,” said Frank Ryan, V.P. Sales and Marketing at TOP 1 Oil. “The TOP 1 OIL/BAR1 Motorsports partnership is about more than racing, it is about two organizations that share values of quality and teamwork and we are looking forward to many years of working together.”

“We are very excited to begin a new relationship with TOP 1 Oil,” said Brian Alder. “The Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Series is a great feeder series for drivers as well as sponsors interested in becoming involved in sportscar racing in America. We completed a great 2 days of testing in Sebring last week, setting the quickest times in L2 both days. We are anxious to get the 2014 season underway.”

The west coast company, TOP 1 Oil Products Company, U.S.A., is the title sponsor of the #8 Elan DP-02 in the 2014 Cooper Tires Prototype Lites championship. TOP 1 Oil also joins BAR1 Motorsports as an associate sponsor of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship PC car. The family owned and operated company is one the largest exporter of synthetic lubricants from the west coast of the United States. TOP 1’s vision to become a provider of high-quality lubricants worldwide remains true today, and the company still operates with the same innovative yet humble spirit of William Arthur Ryan who established the company in 1979. TOP 1 Oil has been continually owned and operated by three generations of the Ryan family since it was founded. Today, TOP 1 Oil has become the preferred lubricant for its millions of loyal consumers in Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

The 2014 season kicks off during the 62nd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. After four straight wins and clenching the 2013 L2 Driver Championship, Alder is ready to pick up where he left off with new partner TOP 1 Oil.

The Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Series will kick off their 2014 season at Sebring International Raceway with a doubleheader on March 13th and 14th.

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Series IMSA
Drivers Eric Gilbert , Brian Alder
Teams BAR1 Motorsports
Article type Breaking news
Tags bar1 motorsports, brian alder, frank ryan, sebring, top 1 oil