Team Kendall Racer of the Month - November 2013 - The Stallbaumer Family
As the holiday season draws near, many of us look forward to reconnecting with family and friends to reflect on the past year. With that in mind, we’re pleased to share that we’ve awarded the November Racer of the Month title to the Stallbaumer family—our first-ever racing family to collectively take home the monthly accolade. The family of nine based out of Wakarusa, Kan. has been racing for years, and they’ve accumulated numerous first-place wins along the way.
The long family history of racing started with Jim Stallbaumer’s father and continued with Jim when he competed in the NHRA Division 6 Super Comp Class in the early ‘90s. Now, Jim has watched all seven of his children—Lindsay (31), Talena (29), Micala (28), Landon (26), Jordan (24), Korbynn (22) and Camryn (18)—start their own racing careers.
“My wife and I have always encouraged our children to participate in extracurricular activities but we never dreamed that they’d all share a passion for drag racing,” said Jim. “We’re very fortunate that racing has allowed us to spend even more time together.”
The Stallbaumer children started their careers in the NHRA Junior Drag Racing league, where they all experienced early success. In fact, six of the seven children took home season championship titles within this division. Now, the family competes across multiple levels throughout the NHRA.
Landon, the eldest of the two sons, recently closed his 2013 season. He finished at the number eight spot out of over 1,000 drivers in the NHRA Super Comp Class—a feat that the entire family is proud of.
“All of our children take racing seriously but Landon has achieved the greatest success this year,” shared Jim. “He spends the most time on racing and is always working on the family’s vehicles to ensure they are in top condition.”
The Stallbaumers have been using Kendall Motor Oil in all their vehicles for more than 20 years because they believe it gives them a leg up on the competition. “I know I can count on my engine performing every time I pull to the starting line,” Landon explained. “Over the years, our family has made a lot of changes to ensure we’re always using the best products for our vehicles, but the oil we use always remains the same.”
“Jim Stallbaumer and his family have been loyal Kendall users for years,” said Marketer Jim Selenke of Parker Oil in Wichita, Kan. “We’re excited to have each of them represent Team Kendall on the track and look forward to cheering them on next year.”
Despite their hectic schedules and overlapping races, the Stallbaumers always do their best to support one another. As they begin planning for their 2014 seasons, they look forward to cheering for each other and, of course, engaging in a little friendly competition.
We congratulate the Stallbaumer family on being named Team Kendall’s Racer of the Month for November and look forward to watching them compete in 2014!