Officials with the Lucas Oil MLRA are pleased to announce the All-New Sunoco Race Fuels Rookie of the Year Program. The addition of this exciting program will ensure the first year drivers a nice bonus at the year end series banquet. The 2013 Sunoco Race Fuels Rookie of the Year will receive a $2,500 cash prize and six barrels of Sunoco Fuel for the 2014 season. Second place will receive a $1,000 bonus and the third place finisher will earn an extra $500.

“It’s no easy task to compete at this level,” commented Series Director Dan Robinson. “We’re really pleased with the opportunities Sunoco Race Fuels have provided for our rookies in the upcoming season. I can’t thank Alvie Merrill and the group with Simons Petroleum enough for their help.” In addition to the yearlong chase, there will be the Sunoco Race Fuels Rookie of the Race as well. A page dedicated to tracking the performance of all the first year drivers on

The 2013 season will get underway on April 5th and 6th, with a two day show at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE. From there the series will head to Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO on April 13th. To round out the month of April, the Lucas Oil MLRA will look forward to returning to Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee, OK and Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, OK.

About Sunoco Race Fules – Information from
For decades, Sunoco’s race fuels have been associated with excellence. Since the mid-1960s, when Sunoco and the Roger Penske Racing Team with Mark Donohue forged what would be a long and successful alliance, the company has grown into an industry powerhouse.

Today, Sunoco has expanded the reach of its racing fuels line around the world to include all types of professional motor sports and other activities where premium race fuels make a difference.

With its unsurpassed innovations and years of experience, it’s easy to understand why more and more engine builders, racers, tracks and sanctioning bodies choose Sunoco over all other racing gasoline combined.

As the largest manufacturer of racing gasolines in the world, Sunoco has a 40-year track record of winning performances.
The Lucas Oil MLRA (Midwest Latemodel Racing Association) sanctions regional Super Dirt Late Model touring series events in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Iowa.

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The Lucas Oil MLRA would like to thank their marketing partners; Lucas Oil Products, MAV TV, Protect the Harvest, Lucas Cattle Company, Hoosier Racing Tires, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, Canidae, Optima Batteries, Speedco, Sunoco Race Fules, Marriott Properties, Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps, JRI Shocks, Afco Racing Products, Peterson Fluid Systems, KRC, Fast Track Photos,, BSB Manufacturing, Racing Optics, Outpace Racing Products, ATL Fuel Cells, Schoenfeld Headers, Weld Wheels, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Powertrain Industries, Performance Bodies, Wilwood Engineering, R2C Performance Products, Keizer Wheels.

by Trenton Berry