Kyle Lucas Set For ProLite Drive

Kyle Lucas will wheel this Ford truck in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.

Kyle Lucas is the grandson of Lucas Oil founder Forrest Lucas, and this year he’ll be stepping up his racing program.

Lucas will drive a ProLite Truck for Jeff Carpenter Racing in the ProLite Truck class of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.

I have been racing for 13 years. I was 9 years old when I began racing go-karts and I moved through the ranks for six years,” Kyle Lucas said. “Since then I have been racing off road buggies for seven years. Last year in 2011, we moved into the SuperLite class for a couple of races. That was a lot of fun and we did fairly well, but I am really excited to step up into a professional truck class.”

Lucas wants to race, but acknowledges the company his grandfather has built.

“It has been a lifelong dream to become a professional race car driver,” Lucas said. “At the same time, I would like to stay highly involved in my grandfather’s company, Lucas Oil. I currently work at our Indiana facility when I’m not at school or racing. I am very proud of what my grandparents [Forrest and Charlotte] have started, and I am pursing a degree in Industrial Manufacturing. I hope to support the company and grow Lucas Oil wherever and whenever we can.”

This will be Lucas’ first season in a pro class vehicle.

“I have changed my diet and have been hitting the gym a lot here lately. School is a real priority so I am always really busy with college,” he said. “I always have lots of things going and it is so easy to get distracted from the end goal. But I intend to develop my aptitude as a racer, so I must stay focused and sharp. There are a million little things that go along with being a racer like putting deals together for sponsors and teaming up with a quality race program like Jeff Carpenter Racing Inc. I don’t think it has really sunk in that I’m going to be racing in a pro class driving the SpeedCo ProLite. A few months ago, I did not even know if I would be racing the 2012 season.”

Based in Perris, Calif., Jeff Carpenter Racing will field a Ford Rancer for Lucas this season.

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