WAYCROSS, GA (November 3, 2016) - Colton Flinner of Allison Park, PA, has quickly established himself as a future star in dirt late model racing. Flinner clinched the 2016 Lucas Oil Products Rookie of the Year - Presented by Hot Rod Processing.

"We have had a lot of ups and downs this year, but we stuck with it. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot this season. It's been a dream come true," said Flinner. "I am grateful for all the advice from everyone at Clint Bowyer Racing, along with Dennis Erb Jr. and his Crew Chief, Heather Lyne."

Flinner battled against the toughest competition in the nation each and every week, at new venues across the country and not only claimed Rookie of the Year honors, but was the Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Year.

The 2016 Rookie of the Year will collect over $10,000 in cash and other prizes at the series year-end awards banquet. "I have to thank my mom and dad for letting me live my dream. It was just my dad and I traveling from track to track all season long. I'd like to thank All-American Framers, A.W. Beattie Career Center, Randig Towing, Stan's Transmissions, DeVenny's Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis."

Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives, and car-care products.  Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry.  Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company's marketing strategy.  Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more.  Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA. More information about Lucas Oil Products, Inc. visit:

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