INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (February 5, 2015) – Andretti Autosport Short Track and Schaeffer Manufacturing Company announced today that Schaeffer Oil and Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants will continue as a sponsor of Jarett Andretti and his No. 18 Sprint Car in 2015.
Schaeffer’s Oil and Specialized Lubricants helped power the talented Andretti to the 2014 United States Auto Club (USAC) National Rookie of The Year honors in the Sprint Car class. Jarett now joins a long list of legends who have also won the award. Schaeffer’s will continue to provide their oils and lubricants to the Andretti Autosport Short Track team, which includes fielding an entry in the USAC Silver Crown Series, and use Jarett as an ambassador for their products.
“It’s great to have Schaeffer’s back with our program for 2015,” said Jarett. “They have already played a big part in helping me early in my career. We had success in 2014, but I’m looking to do some great things on the track with their support this season.
“I feel that our Sprint Car program is going to be better this year and we can compete for wins on the national stage,” continued Andretti. We can’t do it without support and great products. Schaeffer’s always been first in line to help and I can always depend on them at the track.”
Schaffer’s is American made and family owned. Their success and quality has made them a global brand, however, based in St. Louis, Missouri, they are aware of the impact that grassroots racing has to their community. And, partnering with a trusted name like Andretti, they always know they can expect excellence on-and-off the track.
“We’re proud to continue our relationship with Jarett and Andretti Autosport Short Track,” said Jay Schaeffer Shields, President of Schaeffer Oil. “Jarett has quickly proved that he can compete against the best at the national levels of Sprint Car racing. Our partnership has also extended beyond the track and Jarett is a young professional who thinks strategically and is always willing to give back to our customers. We are looking forward to more success in 2015.”
Jarett, grandson of Aldo and son of John Andretti, has championships in go-karts and the USAC Eastern Ignite Pavement Midget Series. He has also won Rookie of The Year honors at the Oswego Speedway in the supermodified class and now the USAC National Rookie of The Year in Sprint Cars. Andretti is a recent honors graduate at North Carolina State University.