CELEBRATION, Fla., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As a 30-year veteran of NASCAR competition, Mark Smith knows engines. Smith is the owner of Pro Motor Engines (PME), a leading builder of race engines for all three NASCAR series, and owner of the TriStar Motorsports NASCAR Nationwide Series team.
Building and preparing high performance racing engines is Smith's business and key to his team's success. Starting this season, TriStar has chosen G-OIL, the world's first and only American Petroleum Institute (API) and USDA BioPreferred® certified bio-based full synthetic motor oil for all four of his 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series cars.
"We put G-OIL to the test on our PME dynos and on the track," said Smith. "We saw that running our NASCAR engines on G-OIL produced more power and reduced engine wear in back-to-back tests against the top competitors."
Smith's engines have won three NASCAR Truck Series championships (2003, 2004, and 2009). He also received the prestigious MAHLE Clevite Engine Builder of the Year award in both 2008 and 2009 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition.
"The key measures of racing motor oil are horsepower and engine wear, and G-OIL delivers on both counts. That is why we are running G-OIL Racing Oil in all four of our TriStar Toyotas on the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series," said Smith.
G-OIL will be the motor oil for Tayler Malsam in the #19 G-OIL Toyota Camry, Eric McClure in the #14 Hefty® Reynolds Wrap® Toyota Camry, former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion Mike Bliss in the #44 TriStar Toyota Camry and the #10 Toyota Camry driven by former Nationwide Series Champion Jeff Green.
"We are very pleased that Mark, PME and the TriStar team are proving the benefits of G-OIL every day," said Jeffrey Loch, President and CMO of Green Earth Technologies, (www.getG.com) makers of G-OIL. "We want to race in NASCAR to prove to consumers that bio-based G-OIL works even in an extreme environment like NASCAR competition. We also wanted to tell the G-OIL story of clean, American-made, environmentally preferred motor oil not only to NASCAR fans, but to everyone who cares about performance, the environment, and American energy independence."
Like most gains in a highly competitive motorsports world, the TriStar Motorsports team's G-OIL edge may be short lived. "Some of our other PME customers are already asking us about buying G-OIL Racing Oil for their teams," said Smith. "The word is getting out fast."
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