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Lucas Oil Signs as Title Sponsor for Michele Abbate of Grr Racing for Trans Am Effort

Michele Abbate

(January 27, 2021) - Coming off a very successful 2nd year effort in the Trans Am series, Michele Abbate, driver and team owner of the Grr Racing team, earned several notable accomplishments in 2020 despite the challenging times world-wide. Heading into the 2021 season Abbate has signed with Lucas Oil, who will become her title sponsor for her Trans Am West Coast Championship effort.

"I could not be more proud and excited to be representing Lucas Oil both on and off the track. We have been protecting all of our vehicles with Lucas Oil products for several years and their history of hard work, dedication, and passion aligns perfectly with the Grr Racing team. I am beyond grateful for this opportunity and can't wait for the season opener at Sonoma in April!", Michele shared.

Michele Abbate

Abbate finished 2nd overall in the Trans Am West Coast Championship Series with top 5 finishes in every race on the schedule, as well as becoming the first woman in history to ever stand on the TA2 podium and the only female in the world to be campaigning in the TA2 series. 

"Our results reflected our efforts and I am so proud of the progress we have made; The team learned a lot during my debut in the National Series at Road Atlanta last year with BC Race Cars and we are taking this off season to capitalize on that knowledge to come back even stronger in 2021", said Abbate.

As the 2020' fan favorite awarded Most Popular Driver of the Series there is no doubt as to the value she brings to the Trans Am series and Lucas Oil. “We are thrilled to be aligned with such a young talent like Michele. She will be a great addition to our list of Ambassadors for our Brand,” said Brandon Bernstein, Director of Partnership Marketing at Lucas Oil.

You can catch all the action of the Trans Am West Coast Championship series on the Trans Am app and on the Trans Am (www.gotransam.com) website. The 2021 West Coast Schedule includes the following races:

April 24-25 - Sonoma Raceway - Sonoma, CA

May 1-2 - Laguna Seca - Monterey, CA

May 15-16 - Thunderhill - Willows, CA

June 12-13 - The Ridge - Shelton, WA

July 24-25 - Portland - Portland, OR

Oct. 9-10 - UMC- Toole, UT

Nov. 6-7 - COTA - Austin, TX

Be sure to follow Michele Abbate on social media (@M1cheleAbbate) as well as Lucas Oil (@LucasOilProducts) for updates all year long. The team will be revealing their 2021 livery and we can promise you it's a looker!