TROY, OH – The E.A. Schaeffer Oil Company has joined Herd Racing as an associate sponsor for the 2012 race season, the team and company jointly announced January 30. The Troy, Ohio –based oil company is part of the AMSOIL dealer network and will serve as Herd Racing’s “Official Oil Provider” as part of the agreement between the company and team, Herd Racing President Dana Tomes said.
“It is an honor to welcome Elmer Schaeffer and his company’s AMSOIL product line to our growing family of supporters,” Tomes said. “Elmer is a longtime supporter of racing and it is a joy to form an affiliation with his company and use his product line in our racing boats.”
Elmer Schaeffer, owner of E.A. Schaffer Oil Company and a longtime race team sponsor, said his company’s 2012 sponsorship agreement with Herd Racing will be the firm’s first venture into the sport of boat racing.
“We have been involved with sponsorship in auto racing for quite some time but we are excited to promote our company and product line with Herd Racing in the tunnel boat racing realm in 2012,” Schaeffer said. “We will be at some of the races and be available to answer questions about our complete line of AMSOIL products and offer product for sale to both fellow competitors and fans alike.”
As part of the year-long sponsorship agreement, Schaeffer will provide the Herd Racing program with AMSOIL Dominator two-cycle racing engine oils, synthetic racing gear oils, engine fogging sprays and marine synthetic greases.
“We have been in talks with many oil companies since getting into the sport of outboard tunnel boat racing,” Herd Racing Crew Chief Jeramey Wentz said. “We have used a variety of products and have confirmed that AMSOIL products are the way we want to go. The performance and engine durability that the AMSOIL products promote are second to none.”
Schaeffer promotes its racing involvement, and markets its AMSOIL product line through its ZoilRacing name. You can log on to the company’s product website at http://www.lubedealer.com/zoilracing. Fans or race teams interested in more information or to purchase AMSOIL product can contact Schaeffer by phone at 937-214-0866. You can follow Schaeffer on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/zoilracing or like him on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ZoilRacing . His MySpace page can be found at http://www.myspace.com/zoilracing. Schaeffer’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org .
AMSOIL, sold nationally through independent dealers since 1972, was founded by fighter squadron commander Albert J. Amatuzio. Seeing the need for a synthetic lubricating oil, Amatuzio’s first AMSOIL product was 10W 40 motor oil. Since that time the company’s product line has grown to include nearly every oil and lubricating product imaginable.
A 15-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force himself, Schaeffer has been selling AMSOIL products for more than 20 years. Schaeffer’s involvement in racing has spanned from local late models and midgets in northwest Ohio to team support for national auto racing teams as high as the ARCA series.