Team Kendall Racer of the Month - July 2013 - Frank Krauss
Longtime driver Frank Krauss continues to prove himself on the track after more than 20 years, and we're thrilled to award him our Team Kendall Racer of the Month award for July. After making his way onto the racing scene in the late 1980s, Krauss has consistently seen success—grabbing countless wins at the local track, Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill.
"I've competed in a lot of races over the years, but my prodest accomplishment was finishing as the runner-up out of 600 drivers in the 2012 NMRA/NMCA (National Mustang Racing Association/National Muscle Car Association) 'Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing'," Krauss shared.
Another feat that tops Krauss' list of accomplishments is being one of the 450 racers selected to participate in Speed TVs Pinks All Out, a show where grassroot racers go head-to-head for $10,000 in cash and prizes. "There were thousands of drivers that signed up to be a part of the show, so I was honored just to be chosen," he noted. "But then I ended up finishing first in my class, which was even more exciting!"
Currently, Krauss is competing in the Pro ET class with his 1982 Pontiac Firebird. Despite facing a rocky start at the beginning of the season due to some unexpected mechanical problems with his engine, Krauss and his team were able to quickly recover and are back on the track to take home as many feature wins as possible.
"It's crucial to surround yourself with good people and quality products if you want to win," Krauss said. "I've been using Kendall Motor Oil since I started racing 20 years ago, and I'll never using anything else!"
"We congratulate Frank on being named the July Team Kendall Racer of the Month," said Marketer Mary Louise Harkins of Quality Oil in Valparaiso, Ind. "Frank is one of our seasoned racers, and we wish him a great racing season."
At Phillips 66 Lubricants, we, too, wish him the best of luck in the remainder of the 2013 season!