Austin Kimbrell is heading to the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series / LoanMart “Fight under the Lights” being held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway September 21-22 with a new sponsor and a new strategy. LoanMart, a leading provider of auto title loans, is sponsoring Kimbrell Racing’s FiberwerX Ford Raptor bodied, Toyo Tires, Method Race Wheels, Rusty’s Off-Road Products, Hughes Performance Pro Lite for the remainder of this season and through 2013.
They are also a LOORRS series sponsor and title sponsor for the Las Vegas race. LoanMart currently sponsors Lucas Oil’s Modified series and is excited to become a big part of the off-road series as well.
“The added support that LoanMart gives our team has changed our strategy,” say’s Austin Kimbrell, “We’ve been racing hard this season, our position in the top three shows that but at times we’ve had to budget race. We’ve pushed parts to the absolute limit and sometimes beyond; it has set us back at times. LoanMart’s support will allow us to spend more time testing and to push even harder when we are on the track.”
The team is already busy with changes and is applying some of the knowledge they’ve gained to modify the truck. They installed a more powerful engine and cut the entire back end of the chassis off. They replaced it with a new design that includes a larger, CBR radiator and a lower center of gravity. After a quick test and tune session this week they will analyze the results, make the necessary adjustments and then load up for the trip to Vegas.
When asked if having LoanMart as the sponsor of the race put more pressure on him, Austin replied, “The trophies this weekend will have LoanMart on them so yes, we want a couple. I don’t think that makes us feel pressured. We just need to do what we do. We’ll be ready.”
Kimbrell Racing will be on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas for an exhibition with the fans on Thursday the 20th starting at 8:00 p.m. The newly re-branded team/truck displaying LoanMart graphics by Bink Designs will be on display with Austin signing hero cards & t-shirts for the fans, so come on down and join in on the fun the entire weekend.