Partnership Extends Into Fourth Season and Primary Sponsorship for Jarett Andretti
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (March 2016) – Both extending and increasing their partnership with Andretti Autosport Short Track, Schaeffer Manufacturing Company announced today that Schaeffer's Oil and Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants will continue as a sponsor of Jarett Andretti and his No. 18 Sprint Car in 2016. Schaeffer’s Oil and Specialized Lubricants will increase their sponsorship to serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 18 in the full months of June and October as Jarett races throughout the Midwest. The company will be an associate sponsor the remainder of the racing season
Jarett Andretti is beginning his third full season racing Sprint Cars, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Aldo, and father, John. Throughout the last three seasons, Schaeffer’s Oil and Specialized Lubricants has been a loyal partner of Jarett as he continues his progression in professional motorsports. Jarett and the team trust Schaeffer’ products such as motor oil, gear oil, greases, cleaners, lubricants and more not only in their race cars, but also in their transporter.
Jarett has seen the direct results of the partnership with Schaeffer’s Oil and Specialized Lubricants.
“There is no doubt that our engines and parts last longer than others because we’re using Schaeffer’s products,” said Jarett. “Every time I roll onto the track I trust that all the Schaeffer’s products are giving us the best chance to win and using their products extends the life of our engines, parts and transporter- all which are vital when you’re racing up to five or six nights in one week. We can’t thank the sales reps at Schaeffer’s enough for their loyalty to our race program. We see them and interact with them at the track weekly and we’re really grateful for their primary sponsorship in June and October. I expect to see good results throughout the year and we can’t do it without all the great people at Schaeffer’s.”
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’ve seen our partnership have success and we’re proud to increase our involvement with Jarett and the Andretti Autosport Short Track team in 2016,” said Jay Schaeffer Shields, President of Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants. “The Andretti organization, like ours, prides themselves on superior quality and performance. We’re looking forward to another successful racing season and once again seeing our brand with the Andretti name.”
Jarett 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 is the 2014 USAC National Rookie of The Year in Sprint Cars. Jarett is an honors graduate of North Carolina State University.
About Andretti Autosport Short Track
Based in Indianapolis, IN, Andretti Autosport Short Track is focused on short track racing competing on both pavement and dirt including a national presence under the USAC National Sprint Car Series and USAC Silver Crown banners among other sanctioning bodies. Owned by NASCAR, IndyCar, Sports Car and NHRA race winner John Andretti, Andretti Autosport Short Track is located in the same facility as Race and Championship winning organization, Andretti Autosport and mirrors the philosophy of winning on the track with an equal focus on professional representation of it’s partners.