CORONA, Calif. – Optima Batteries will return to Team Lucas in 2013 with a advertising/marketing and sponsorship program that will leave a deep imprint on the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Modified Series presented by Loan Mart and the Lucas Oil Off Road Southern California Regional Series presented by Kartek.

Optima Batteries will be a presenting sponsor for 13 television broadcasts, 11 in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, one in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and one in the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series. Optima Batteries will also utilize on-board cameras extensively in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series presented by Loan Mart, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series and Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League.

LAKE FOREST, CA – Carl Renezeder begins the fourteenth year of his short-course off-road career with a contest for his fans to win a ride-along with the legend himself.  With 97 wins in his record book, the countdown to Renezeder’s hundredth career win is well underway on his social networking sites (links are below), and fans are jumping at the chance to fly through the air and throw some dirt with The Man.

“Not only has Nissan come back to our program, but they’ve launched the partnership in a huge way,” explained Renezeder, who will run Nissan Titan trucks in both the Pro-2 and Pro-4 classes in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.  “They’re giving fans a chance to climb in our two-seater truck with me – I can’t wait to give someone the ride of their life!”

Renezeder’s team has spent the short off-season making sure the hundredth win happens sooner rather than later. Crew chief Bill Smith has been fine-tuning and refining the trucks front to back, from suspension to drivetrain, giving Renezeder trucks that will be powerful, nimble, predictable and flat out fast.

“We continually worked on these trucks throughout last season, and with the progress we’ve also made this off-season, we feel more confident in our program than ever,” commented Renezeder.