Today officials with the Big 8 Late Model Series and Klotz Synthetics are proud to announce a multi-year partnership between the two entities, making Klotz the “Official Fuel of the Big 8 Late Model Series.”

“For almost 60 years, Klotz has taken tremendous pride in our involvement with grassroots racing by supporting and servicing racers at the local level,” said John C. Klotz Jr., Founder and CEO, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants. “With that commitment in mind, Klotz is proud to forge a new partnership as the Official Fuel of the Big 8 Late Model Series. We’re very enthusiastic to provide Klotz 110 Octane fuel trackside at every Big 8 race and to be able to service the racers throughout the Big 8 community. “

Klotz continued, “Our Fort Wayne (Ind.) manufacturing facility is close in proximity to practically every race on the schedule so we’re invested in the health of the sport. This relationship also provides Klotz the opportunity to showcase our high performance line of synthetic lubricants, additives and aerosols to the competitors and race fans throughout the Midwest. This is an exciting new partnership for Klotz and we’re eager to begin working closely with the teams, engine builders and officials from the Big 8.”

The Big 8 Late Model Series was conceived back in 2004 as a gathering place for the best weekly short track racers in the Midwest. The schedule each year includes stops at some of America’s most well-known and demanding short tracks. The same stars that make each Big 8 Series race unforgettable are the same drivers who compete at short tracks every weekend across the Midwest. This makes Big 8 Series regulars the “Best Weekly Warriors in the Country!”

Rockton Illinois’ Jeremy Miller and Edgerton Wisconsin’s Casey Johnson are the only multi-time titlists in series history, claiming four and two series titles respectively. Former Big 8 Rookie of the Year winners include Ty Majeski, Ross Kenseth, Tanner Whitten and Cole Anderson. Rockford Illinois’ Jon Reynolds Jr is the all-time series wins leader with eleven victories.

The 2016 Big 8 Late Model Series season begins at Rockford (IL) Speedway on Sunday April 17th, with the running of the Midwest’s traditional first BIG RACE, the 39th Annual Spring Classic. Joining the Big 8 Late Models that day will be the Mid-American Stock Cars and Super Trucks. Racing begins at 1 PM.

For more information on Klotz Synthetics, please visit klotzlube.com.

For more information on the Big 8 Late Model Series and to view the complete 2016 schedule, please visit big8series.com.

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As of 4/28/2024

Rank Car # Driver Name Points
1 2B Michael Bilderback 116
2 66K Kendrick Kreyer 109
3 11S Randy Sargent 109
4 X Jon Reynolds, Jr. 96
5 49M Jerry Mueller 88
6 14B Grant Brown 85
7 11L Joshua Lundy 84
8 50G Jacob Gille 81

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