LESCURE AND AUGUST BUILDING FOR TOP FUEL IN 2010 Danville, Calif. - It's been said, you have to learn to walk before you can run. For the newly formed Lescure -- August Motorsports team, lessons learned in a decade of racing in the Top Alcohol...
LESCURE AND AUGUST BUILDING FOR TOP FUEL IN 2010
Danville, Calif. - It's been said, you have to learn to walk before you can run.
For the newly formed Lescure -- August Motorsports team, lessons learned in a decade of racing in the Top Alcohol Funny Car division will pay dividends as they plan to make their NHRA Top Fuel Dragster debut at their home track, Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. during the Fram Autolite NHRA Nationals, July 2010.
The partnership between Mike Lescure, President of the Lescure Company Inc. ( www.lescurecompany.com ), the San Francisco bay area's leading provider of plumbing and heating services and NHRA Division 7 Top Alcohol Funny Car and Top Fuel driver Ron August Jr., began thirty years ago though a business partnership between the Lescure and August families. The relationship eventually matured turned into a primary sponsorship for Augusts' very competitive TAFC which has produced several NHRA National and Divisional event victories in the past decade. Over the years, the two business partners have become the best of friends who now have one goal in mind; moving towards Top Fuel competition.
"We began to explore the possibilities of a Top Fuel Dragster team shortly after the 2009 season ended in Pomona, Calif.," noted Lescure. "Last year we got our feet wet in Top Fuel when Ron earned his Top Fuel Dragster competition license with the assistance of Mike Strasberg and Mitch King. It has always been our goal to have our own Top Fuel team and we feel the time is right for us to turn our vision into reality."
As Lescure stated, the hope of racing in Top Fuel will become a reality in 2010. And for team driver Ron August Jr., the opportunity to drive in Top Fuel under the Lescure-August Motorsports banner is a distinguished honor. "Driving last year for Mitch King and Paul Smith gave me some quality seat time and we are very thankful for their help," stated August Jr. "But, I've always been an on hands kind of guy. With this new team my dad and I will be maintaining this car. We're going to do everything we can in house. We are experienced plumbing and mechanical contractors and are not afraid to get our hands dirty."
While the team works towards building their new Top Fuel team, they will race their Top Alcohol Funny Car in the extremely competitive NHRA Division 7, kicking off their 2010 campaign at the season opening Kragen O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals Feb 11th-14th. The Ron August Jr. driven Lescure Co. TAFC team has retained the services of legendary Blown Alcohol tuner Les Davenport who will help the car return to the successful form the team expects. "We're ecstatic to have Les come and help us out for the beginning of the season," noted August Jr. "He is one of the best tuners out there and we feel he can help us return to the level of success we are accustomed."
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