Wheatland, Missouri (April 7, 2021) – Lucas Oil MLRA officials today announced a new three-year partnership agreement with spring manufacturer SWIFT SPRINGS. The Chino Hills, CA based company is a leading manufacturer of racing springs and will add to the growing list of series supporters that are dedicated to giving back and supporting the racers that follow the MLRA in 2021 and beyond.
As part of the contingency agreement, Swift Springs will present the “Swift Springs Move of the Race” award at each series event, going to the driver that makes the best overall move of the event. The recipient will receive a product certificate from Swift Springs valued at $99. In addition, the MLRA Champion will receive a $400 product certificate for four springs at the season ending MLRA awards banquet.
Swift Springs Motorsports Director Frank Simonetti, commented on the new partnership by saying, “It’s a great opportunity for us. Anytime we can do anything to give back to the racers and to be a part of any type of a Lucas Oil series it’s just a great opportunity. These racers appreciate things that sponsors do and they spend a lot of money to go racing, and we want to make sure that they are rewarded for their efforts.”
MLRA drivers running Swift Springs have captured the last three series championships, along with sweeping the entire top five positions in the final 2020 series standings with drivers Jeremiah Hurst, Chad Simpson, Payton Looney, Tony Jackson, Jr., and Garrett Alberson.
Swift Springs is the only spring manufacturer that has their own foundry and makes their own materials, which is just one unique feature that Simonetti says sets them apart from the competition. “Our focus is 100% on the racing industry. We have great competitors, it’s just that we try to be a little different and think outside of the box and come up with new innovative ways to create better traction for the cars through our springs.”
Visable in the pits with trackside support at many marquee Late Model events, the Swift Springs team is convinced that being at the track with the drivers using their products is another key factor that is helping to spur their growth and on track success.
“We believe that the best place for R and D is at the race track and working with racers,” continued Simonetti. “We have been fortunate enough to align ourselves with so many great racers across the country and the MLRA series is just another extension of that. We get to work with racers that might not be ones that are on a touring series like the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, but they are still in a smaller scale of a touring series and still looking for the same technology, or they have different challenges that need to be faced. By going to the race tracks and talking to them and working with them we are able to address those needs."