Multi-year sponsorship brings advanced Mobil 1™ lubricant technology to SCCA members competing in road racing, rally and autocross
SPRING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil and the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) have signed a new multi-year agreement for Mobil 1™, the world’s leading synthetic motor oil brand, to serve as the “Official Motor Oil of SCCA”. The agreement includes an expanded racer contingency program with exclusive discounts on Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing™ oils available to the SCCA’s 65,000 members.
The new agreement will enhance ExxonMobil’s support of racers at all levels of SCCA competition while expanding the company’s global motorsports presence and leadership. In recent years the SCCA has managed a rapidly-growing membership base that participates in more than 2,000 events annually. Each year, Mobil 1 premium road and racing motor oils have continued to increase their market share in the series, now reaching a level that is more than double its closest competitor.
“The SCCA is one of the most accessible and exciting ways to experience competitive racing in the U.S.,” said Kai Decker, global motorsports and sponsorship manager at ExxonMobil. “The drivers that race in the SCCA understand and appreciate that every second matters and they are looking for ways to improve the overall performance of their engine and car. Since 2010, Mobil 1 has had the opportunity to work with SCCA drivers and teams to showcase the performance benefits of Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil in a full range of domestic, import and purpose-built race cars. Talking with SCCA drivers and teams each weekend is incredibly valuable to us, not only from a relationship standpoint, but in understanding how Mobil 1 motor oil is performing and helping them on the track. We are committed to bringing the best technology to SCCA competitors and we appreciate their loyalty and support.”
In addition to the benefit of SCCA’s focus on driver education, innovative experiential programs and youth-focused initiatives, the wide-variety of vehicles competing in and supporting the series provides an everyday showcase of the technology of Mobil 1 in various extremes. This includes the latest turbocharged engines entering SCCA competition for which Mobil 1 motor oil is specially formulated to offer exceptional protection from the extreme heat that turbochargers generate – which can be about twice that of non-turbo engines.
“Since 2010, the Mobil 1 team has shared our club’s values of passion, vision and competitive spirit as well as enthusiasm about cars and motorsport,” said Eric Prill, chief operations officer at SCCA. “From the very beginning, the Mobil 1 team has been at the races, walking the pits and taking the time to get to know our members. This hands-on approach gives our drivers and crews a competitive advantage as ExxonMobil brings them the best technology available. And if drivers weren’t using Mobil 1 motor oil before, we’ve seen them convert because they see real performance and horsepower gains and appreciate the company’s commitment to the SCCA. That’s a true partnership.”
Mobil 1 motor oil provides a full line of race-proven products for both street- and track-use including: motor oils, gear lubes, greases, hydraulic oils and oil filters. Specifically for racing, Mobil 1 Racing oils are track-use only products available in 0W-30 and 0W-50 viscosities and include fully synthetic, race-proven technology engineered to deliver maximum performance and protection for a variety of race conditions. For more information about the Mobil 1 Racing line of products, including distributor availability, please visit www.mobil1racing.com/upgrade.
About Mobil 1 in Motorsports
Racing provides the Mobil 1 brand the ultimate testing ground to improve the technology in our range of oil and lubricants. Each race season, our advanced products go to work to help improve vehicle performance and efficiency. Mobil 1 full synthetic motor oil serves as the lubricant of choice for many of the world’s top race teams who compete in some of the most demanding and popular motorsports series in the world. The knowledge we gain through these partnerships is integral to how our scientists and engineers develop future technologies and constantly push the boundaries.
Today, we are proud to partner with Stewart-Haas Racing in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series; McLaren-Honda Formula One team; Porsche, Bentley and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship; Corvette Racing and Porsche North America in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and numerous teams competing in Pirelli World Challenge.
Along with our status as the Official Motor Oil of the Sports Car Club of America, we are also the Official Lubricant Technology Partner and Official Motor Oil of NASCAR and the title sponsor of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. Furthering our goal of demonstrating proof of performance in motorsport, Mobil 1 technology is trusted by more than 50 percent of teams in NASCAR’s top three series. For more information, visit: www.mobil1racing.com. For more information, visit mobil1.com and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1 and on Twitter @mobil1.
The Sports Car Club of America, Inc., founded in 1944, is a 65,000-member motorsports organization that incorporates all facets of autocross, rally and road racing at both club and professional levels. With headquarters in Topeka, Kansas, the SCCA annually sanctions over 2,000 events through its 115 Regions and professional subsidiary. To learn more, please visit www.scca.com.
*Based on 2011 and 2014 SCCA Membership Survey