Fuchs still with Kenny twenty years on

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Fuchs Lubricants continues one of biggest supporters of Australian motorsport but for the German-based lubricants manufacturer, the involvement with motorsport all started with one sponsorship property, Kenny Stewart. The relationship with driver of Modified Dragster continues into its twentieth year in 2014.

“Our relationship with Kenny is probably one of the longest in drag racing and motorsport full stop for that matter,” explained Fuchs Managing Director Wayne Hoiles.

“To be able to work side-by-side for 20 years is a credit to both parties. We have grown over that time and so has Kenny and Amanda’s (Ruddle) commitment to doing a great job on and off the track. We are very proud to be able to work with Kenny again and have him a part of Team FUCHS.”

Kenny and Amanda’s dragster has achieved a best time of 7.49 seconds at 187 mph and carries them to the title of ANDRA Modified National Champion.

“It is very satisfying knowing that I have been a part of the growth and brand recognition of Fuchs in Australia, not only on the race track but by displaying at car and trade shows or charity events,” explained Stewart.

One of the highlights was undoubtedly the achievement of the national title.

“Apart from winning the Australian Championship in 2012, the most memorable moment was being top qualifier and winning the Fuchs Australian Nationals in front of Fuchs Management and their corporate guests. It was a dream come true to win at my sponsor’s event.

“I love the speed and it is very rewarding and sometimes frustrating finding new ways of improving the car’s performance but sometimes it’s more than that.

“One memorable time was at Calder where a father asked if his young son could touch my car. He had the biggest smile on his face as the father was explaining what his son was touching, I realised that his son was blind. This made me realise how lucky I am to drag race but how great it is to be involved in this sport where spectators do have the opportunity of getting close to the cars and talking to the drivers,” concluded Stewart.


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