2012 Team Kendall Racer of the Year: Douglas Herzog


As recently announced in the January issue of our Team Kendall newsletter, Phillips 66 Lubricants is excited to name Douglas Herzog as the 2012 Team Kendall Racer of the Year.

For the second year in a row, we asked Kendall Motor Oil Facebook fans to vote for which of our 2012 Racers of the Month they wanted to see take the Racer of the Year honor by "Liking" that racer's image. After an exciting round of back-and-forth leads, Herzog was deemed the winner with 534 "likes," or votes - the most out of all the Racer of the Month contenders.

2012 proved to be a busy year for Herzog. He raced competitively in the Nostalgia Pro Stock Car bracket racing division with his 1964 Super Stock Chevelle Station Wagon while rebuilding the famous 1969 Fast Eddie Schartman, in his free time. Although Herzog didn't take home any titles this past season, he's hopeful that this year will lead to many victories since he will be competing with the Cougar for the first time.

"After many years of reviving the Cougar, including finding and testing the correct vehicle parts, I'm thrilled to say that the Cougar is finally on its scheduled tour for 2013!" Herzog said excitedly.

"Doug has been working on the Cougar for years now, and we're all looking forward to watching him compete with it," said Marketer Jeff Ory of Interstate Petroleum, Inc., in St. Louis, Mo. "The community has shown an incredible amount of support for him as well - it's great to see."

Eager to start the new season, Herzog's first race with the Cougar will be at the NHRA Winter nationals in Pomona, Calif. He will also continue racing his 1964 Super Stock Chevelle Station Wagon at local speedways throughout the Warrenton, Mo. area.

"In addition to finally being able to compete with the Cougar, I'm thrilled to represent Team Kendall as the 2012 Racer of the Year," said Herzog. "It's an honor to be given this title from a brand known for its quality and durability - something I hope to embody out on the track."

Congratulations to Douglas Herzog! We're proud to call you 2012's Team Kendall Racer of the Year. Best of luck for the upcoming season!