Fuchs Lubricants ink new deal as Winternationals event sponsor

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Willowbank Raceway announced today that Fuchs Lubricants will continue as the naming rights sponsor of Australia’s largest drag racing event – the Fuchs Winternationals.

Founded as a German family company in 1931, Fuchs Lubricants today has global reach and among the independent producers is the world’s largest independent manufacturer and supplier of lubricants. Its wholly owned Australian subsidiary has been supplying specialised lubricants since the late 1890s and is the leading market player in many lubricant sectors.

Fuchs Lubricants (Australasia) Managing Director Wayne Hoiles said the many benefits enjoyed by the company through its Willowbank Raceway partnership had made the decision to extend the relationship further an easy one.

“Fuchs Lubricants is a long-time supporter of motorsport and Australian drag racing and have so far enjoyed two years of partnership with Queensland’s premier drag racing facility Willowbank Raceway and the largest championship drag racing event held outside of the US – the Fuchs Winternationals,” said Hoiles.

“The event has such a vibrant history as a leading light in the Australian drag racing scene, so I am very excited to be able to confirm that we will be continuing our support of Willowbank Raceway.”

Willowbank Raceway was established in 1985 and is Queensland’s premier drag racing facility. Willowbank Raceway CEO Tony Manson said he was pleased to see the strong relationship with Fuchs Lubricants continuing to prosper.

“The continuing support of our Raceway and the Fuchs Winternationals by such an outstanding and internationally significant company is really positive,” said Manson.

“As the largest championship drag racing event held outside of the US and a lynch-pin in the Australian drag racing calendar, the Fuchs Winternationals attracts up to 500 racers from all across the country and even overseas, as well as tens of thousands of spectators from far and wide.

“In 2014 the event will return to the traditional Thursday to Sunday format much to the delight of racers, sponsors and fans alike, with four massive days of racing set to be held from Thursday 5 June to Sunday 8 June 2014.”



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