- LATE MODEL DIRT
- Clint Bowyer
- TEAM PEAK
Fan ZONEJohn Force
Top Fuel Funny CarCourtney Force-Rahal
Top Fuel Funny CarBrittany Force
Top Fuel DragsterRobert Hight
Top Fuel Funny CarDuane Shields
Top Alcohol DragsterSherman Adcock
Super Gas and Super CompDan Fletcher
Stock, Super Stock, and Comp EliminatorJay Payne
Top Alcohol Funny CarTony Fuller
- Don O'Neal
LATE MODEL DIRTSTEVE FRANCIS
LATE MODEL DIRT
- The Car
PEAK’s Marketing VehicleThe Grey Wolf
In-field HousingThe Team
PEAK’s Marketing VehicleThe Track
Autobahn Country ClubThe Series
24 Hours of LeMons
- Silvano Alves
3 Time PBR World ChampionNathan Schaper
2 Time PBR World Finals QualifierMatt Triplett
2 time PBR World Finals qualifier (2013 – ‘14)J.W. Harris
4 time PRCA World ChampionBlueDEF Velocity Tour
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Hometown: Emporia, KS
Clint Bowyer raced almost before he walked, competing in 50cc class motorcycle races by the age of five. He collected more than 200 wins and several championships and eventually graduated to four wheels, winning titles at tracks like Thunderhill, Lakeside and I-70 Speedways in and around Kansas. Some 30 years later, Bowyer competes in the premiere series in racing, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, for HScott Motorsports driving the PEAK Antifreeze & Coolant Chevrolet.
He's also a champion team owner with drivers Don O’Neal and Steve Francis mixing it up with best dirt late model racers in the world. O’Neal took home his first series championship in 2014 and also the first for Bowyer as a team owner.
Not bad for a 36-year-old from Emporia, Kan., who once worked in the paint and body shop at a car dealership in his hometown, which he now owns. When he’s not selling cars in his hometown, where he often returns to hunt, he is helping the community through the Emporia Community Foundation and the “79 Fund” which Bowyer started in 2007 as a way to help the children of Emporia.
Find out more about Clint at www.clintbowyer.com.
Hometown: Owensboro, KY
Michael Waltrip, known as the "King of all NASCAR Media," can be found on bookshelves, the broadcast booth, on Showtime, and still on track at the super speedways. It's amazing he has time to get behind the wheel, but Waltrip is still one of only eight drivers to celebrate multiple victories at the Daytona 500.
Learn more about Michael at www.michaelwaltrip.com.
Hometown: Northbrook, IL
Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA
John Force says putting on his fire suit has always made him feel “like Superman.” Having him drive with Team PEAK makes us feel the same way.
As the face of NHRA Funny Car racing—and it’s most prolific winner—John is the perfect fit for Team PEAK. After three decades of racing and 16 NHRA driving championships, he still lives for that 4-second, 320-mph rush. So starting in 2016, PEAK becomes his primary sponsor at all of the races as he battles to win his 17th Funny Car Championship.
John’s dominant success did not come easily. At the beginning of his career, he had no license, no sponsor, and—truth be told—no clue. In his own words, he would do “anything to get us to the next race.” But his continued persistency and self-sacrifice has definitely paid off, as evidenced by his induction into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in Talladega, Alabama on the first ballot.
With more than 143 wins to date, John is arguably the greatest champion in all of motor racing. He is a husband, a father, an American NHRA drag racer, a 16-time Funny Car champion driver, an 18-time champion car owner, and a 2008 inductee into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in Detroit, MI.
John owns and drives for John Force Racing, which operates out of Yorba Linda, CA. Find out more about John at www.johnforceracing.com.
Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA
Courtney Force-Rahal, the youngest daughter of drag racing icon John Force, wasted no time showing off her competitive skills at the wheel of the Traxxas Chevrolet Camaro. She won her first professional racing round; something that her dad, her sister Ashley, and her brother-in-law Robert Hight never did.
Courtney knew that she wanted to become a race car driver at the age of 5. After graduating from Cal State Fullerton, she followed in Ashley’s footsteps to become a racer. It has always been her dream to race her father, whom she defeated during her rookie season.
Find out more about Courtney at www.courtneyforce.com.
Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA
Brittany Force, driver of the Monster Energy Top Fuel dragster, is the second youngest daughter of racing icon, John Force. In 2013, she was awarded the Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award, recognizing her as the 2013 NHRA Rookie of the Year. She was the fifth team driver of John Force Racing to receive this prestigious award.
Brittany earned her teaching credentials, having graduated from Cal State Fullerton and having studied at New York’s Hunter College. Still seeking her first national victory, Brittany is simultaneously passionate about racing and conscious of keeping her options open. Whatever happens, she will always have teaching to fall back on.
Find out more about Brittany at www.brittanyforce.com.
Hometown: Anaheim Hills, CA
Robert Hight, driver of the 320 mile-an-hour Auto Club of Southern California Ford Mustang Funny Car, has taken his car to more final rounds (52), won more races (34), and started from the Number 1 qualifying position more often the last decade than any other professional driver. He is widely considered the gold standard by which other pro drivers are measured.
In 1999, Hight married Adria, John Force’s eldest daughter and current CFO of John Force Racing. Together they have raised a beautiful daughter, Autumn Danielle, who today is her dad’s biggest fan. Robert is not only a race car driver, he is also the President of John Force Racing, Inc.
Find out more about Robert at www.johnforceracing.com.Connect With:
Hometown: Boulder City, NV
Duane Shields started his motorsports career as a youngster racing motorcycles then found a need for speed in the straight line with a foray into sand drags as a teenager.
In 1997, Duane made the leap to asphalt when he picked up a Top Alcohol dragster and with years of hard work and dedication, he’s won 18 NHRA National events including the 2012 US Nationals in Indianapolis. Shields is also an NHRA Division 2 champion and the 2011 NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster National Champion.
Learn more about Duane at http://www.shieldsracing.com.
Hometown: Fortson, GA
Sherman Adcock knows NHRA Super class racing and will again be gunning for a national championship in 2014!
The 2-time NHRA National Champion can bring the heat in his Super Gas roadster and Super Comp dragster. Adcock is one of the original pioneers of the class and his stats speak for themselves: 8 NHRA Divisional Championship, 9 NHRA National Event Victories, 1999 Winner of the prestigious $1,000,000 bracket race, and Sherman’s even a member of the Southeast Drag Racing Hall of Fame.
Hometown: Churchville, NY
Dan Fletcher is one of the most successful drag racers of all time. He’s the 4th all-time event winner in NHRA history and has over 92 national event wins. Dan’s Stock and Super Stock Camaros have won more NHRA nationals than any other cars in NHRA history. His winning form isn't limited to national events as Fletcher is also a 3-time NHRA World Champion and 6-time NHRA Division Champion.
Dan’s also helping his boys Thomas and Timothy become champion drag racers with the addition of a Chevy Nova, Wagon and a 2015 COPO Camaro to the Fletcher team! Dan’s goals for 2016 are simple. Keep winning and move onto the top 3 all-time winners list in NHRA.
Hometown: Claremont, CA
Jay Payne has raced just about everything on the strip in his 4 decade drag racing career. Payne has raced Super Stock, Top Alcohol Dragster, Pro Mod, and Top Alcohol Funny Car and has amassed 41 NHRA National event wins, 70 Divisional wins, 14 divisional titles and 2 NHRA World Championships.
Jay is also one of only 9 drivers in NHRA history to win over 100 combined national and divisional races. And Payne doesn’t have any plans to slow down in 2016!
Hometown: Fayetteville, AR
Tony is the son of drag racer Bob Fuller and brother of Top Fuel driver “Hot Rod” Fuller. Licensed in 6 different classes of drag racing (Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Comp, Super Eliminator, and Advanced E.T.), Tony made his first pass down the quarter mile at the mere age of 14. His father wanted to see if he had it in him, says Tony. Now with a number of race wins and a world championship under his belt, it seems his dad was on the right track.
Tony’s grandfather Albert took Tony’s father racing when he was 15 so it was only natural Bob would start his sons early. When Tony and Rod started racing their father set the priorities. School first and racing second was always what he preached growing up.
Tony Fuller is not only a terror on the track but is also a graduate of the University of Central Florida, receiving his degree in business marketing while racing on weekends.
Tony is very excited to join the PEAK racing family and represent such a great brand. Please follow Tony on twitter @TonyFuller515 for very up to date information throughout the racing yearConnect With:
Hometown: Martinsville, IN
Don "The Real Deal" O'Neal is the 2014 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Champion. After a successful campaign in 2015, finishing in the top five of the series standings, O'Neal is hungry for his second championship in 2016. He'll be tearing up dirt tracks across the country for Clint Bowyer Racing in the #5 PEAK Antifreeze & Motor Oil Late Model. Don O'Neal is a legend on the dirt track with 40 wins on the LOLMDS and 39 UMP Summer Nationals Series wins.
We're looking forward to getting the 2016 season underway!Connect With:
Hometown: Ashland, KY
Steve Francis began putting his foot into it at 15 years old and has never looked back. His first Late Model Dirt feature event in 1984 kicked off a streak of victories that shows no signs of letting up.
Steve’s first major sanctioned win came in ’92 in the Renegade DirtCar Series, where he eventually became the first driver to ever win three consecutive championships.
Francis’ continuing victories and ambassadorship of the sport eventually earned him the honor of being recognized by the Governor of Kentucky as an Official and Honorary Kentucky Colonel.
Steve can be found tearing up dirt tracks across the country in the LOLMDS for Clint Bowyer Racing.
Hometown: Chicago, IL
A 1989 Mustang Foxbody forged from Motor City metal during the age of the mullet and Miami Vice, PEAK’s Marketing Vehicle is a testament to American muscle – and the DIY-er in all of us. Like a phoenix from the ashes, PMV rose from years of neglect to become a force on one of the most competitive, demanding race series in the US.
Okay, that’s crap – mostly. Truth is, we rescued the rustbucket off of Craig’s List in 2010 while its owner was honing his license-plate-making skills in the Illinois penal system. Countless hours and safety equipment dollars later, the Foxbody made her LeMons debut, where we learned that we did too good of a job cleaning her up – and immediately got sacked with a 500-lap penalty.
She’s been running LeMons fast & hard ever since and is (mercifully) still pretty easy to work on.
The Grey Wolf
Hometown: South Haven, MI
Life is more fun at the track, so why would anyone want to leave? The Grey Wolf is designed to comfortably sleep four without ever leaving the side of our beloved Marketing Vehicle.It’s a great spot to rest while you’re running hot laps around the Autobahn Country Club, so enter our sweepstakes now to roll deep while running a $500 racecar.
Hometown: Northbrook, IL
Wrangled by Sr. VP of Marketing, Bryan Emrich, PEAK’s Marketing Tools is a collection of wrench-turning speed freaks with attitude. The team’s been known to feature TJ “Danica’s Dad” Patrick, off-road icon Ricky Johnson and NHRA Top Fuel racer TJ Zizzo. The races are always an adventure and a guaranteed good time.
Sound like you’d fit in?
We like the cut of your jib.
Hometown: Joliet, IL
The next 24 Hours of LeMons appearance for PEAK’s Marketing Tools is at the Autobahn Country Club in beautiful Joliet, IL. Yes, it’s near the former home of “Joliet” Jake Blues, although you don’t have to go to prison – unless you blow up PEAK’s Marketing Vehicle.
Are you ready to join PEAK’s Marketing Tools and race the 24 Hours of LeMons on our dime? Enter now for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to race Doing Time in Joliet with our team & NHRA racer TJ Zizzo.
Want to know what you’re getting into? Take a look at the gallery for shots from our last run at the GingerMan track in South Haven, MI.
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
The 24 Hours of LeMons is real racing.
That said, between the thick scrum of crapcans in front of you and the series’ aversion to long, flat-out straightaways, you're not going to set any speed records.
It's like a loud, hot, noisy version of driving to work.
For a really, really long time.
Without actually getting anywhere.
And it's a lot harder to drink coffee through the helmet.
Sound like a good time to you? Good.
Hometown: Pilar do Sul, Brazil
3 Time PBR World Champion
Alves is the second rider to win three PBR World Championships and the second highest earning Bull Rider in Western sports history with $5.58 million in career earnings. He was the fastest bull rider to earn $1, $2, $3, $4 and $5 million. He was the first rider to win back to back championships and the first to win the World Title in the season immediately after winning PBR Rookie of the year. The third generation Brazilian bull rider lives with his family in Decatur, TX.
Won second event of season, Chicago Invitational; spent three of first four weeks number one in World Standings. Had his PBR Built Ford Tough Series record of Consecutive Bulls Ridden streak end at 24 in Oklahoma City. The streak lasted through seven events, including the 2014 World Finals. Won RFDTV’s The American Rodeo and it’s $100,000.00 payout. A mid-season hip injury kept him from attending 5 events, the longest IR stretch of his career. Silvano finished the BFTS season with six top 5, and eight top 10 finishes. His 12th place finish is the first time he finished outside the top 8.
Hometown: Grassy Butte, ND
Nathan continued his rise through the PBR ranks with a solid tenth place finish in the 2015 World Standings. An impressive 21 position increase from 2014. Nathan lives and raises cattle with his family in Grassy Butte, ND.
Competed in 26 of 27 events qualifying for his third consecutive PBR World Finals. A Built Ford Tough Series event win in Billings, MT and Touring Pro Division win in Williston, ND kept Nathan inside the top ten for 21 weeks of the tour. Schaper managed BFTS event career highs with seven top five and ten top ten finishes. His tenth place finish is a career high as well.
Hometown: Columbia Falls, MT
Matt set Built Ford Tough Series career highs in wins, top five and top ten finishes. A fifth place World Standings finish is his second consecutive top five finish.
Matt won his first PBR BFTS event in Oklahoma City, and followed that win up two weeks later with another win at Anaheim. A late season 15 – 15 event win in Allentown brought his Series win total to a career best 3. He took over the lead in the World Standings with a top five finish in the fourth event of the season in Sacramento, CA and he held that spot for 8 weeks. He registered a top 10 finish in five of the first six events. Matt was ranked either number one or number two in the world standings for 16 events. Matt finished the BFTS season with six top 5, and 14 top 10 finishes. His 5th place finish is the second consecutive year he has finished inside the top five.
Hometown: Mullin, TX
2008, 2009, 2010, 2013 PRCA World Champion
A four time PRCA World Champion, J.W. made the move to PBR mid way through the 2014 season. He dominated the PRCA rodeo circuit with four titles in six years; with three straight spanning 2008 – 2010. J.W. lives in Mullin TX with his wife Jackie, Daughter Aubrey and son Dillon Cash.
Built Ford Tough Series event wins in Kansas City, Springfield and Allentown kept him inside the top ten for 16 weeks during the season. His 7th place finish in the world standings is the second consecutive year he has finished inside the top ten. JW completed the BFTS season with eight top 5, and 13 top 10 finishes.
BlueDEF Velocity Tour
Hometown: Pueblo, CO
Bull riding fans have the opportunity to experience the toughest sport on dirt when the Professional Bull Riders BlueDEF Velocity Tour bucks into their town. During the event, 35 of the best up-and-coming bull riders in the world face off with bulls nearly 10 times their weight during the most thrilling 8 seconds in sports. The PBR BlueDEF Velocity Tour brings all the high-energy sound, lighting, and special effects that fans witness on the PBR’s elite Built Ford Tough Series.
WHAT IS IRACING
Hometown: Bedford, MA
iRacing is the world’s premier motorsports racing simulation. An iRacing.com membership provides entry into the newest form of competitive motorsport: Internet racing – a fun, easy and inexpensive way for race fans, simracers and gamers alike to enjoy the thrill of the racetrack from the comfort of their home.
PEAK has even teamed up with iRacing to sponsor our very own racing series, the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series powered by iRacing.com, where the world’s top simracers compete for more than $20,000 in cash and prizes in precise digital models of Generation-6 stock cars over a 17-race schedule. The Series features iRacing’s laser-scanned versions of some of NASCAR’s most challenging tracks.
ABOUT IRACING.COM NASCARS
Hometown: Bedford, MA
When it comes to racing videos, the question is: Do they feel real?
Actually, yeah. They do. iRacing.com works closely with major auto manufacturers and race car constructors to gather exact masses and dimensions for car components, from data both collected through 3D laser scanning or even physically disassembling cars to weigh and measure parts of the chassis, suspension and driveline. Basically, it feels real because mathematically it is. Good thing they know their numbers!
And even the tracks themselves are accurate. iRacing.com uses laser scanning to replicate the precise physical features of each track’s racing surface – the camber, cracks, curbs, undulations and patches. They also use hyper-accurate sight pictures and mapping software to allow racers to hone their skills and improve real-world performance.
Over 30 Years in Motorsports
It's in our blood.
At PEAK®, we're not afraid to mix it up with the big boys. This is why we've been actively involved in motorsports for over 30 years. We identify with the straight shooters like John Force and Clint Bowyer, just two of the truly great racers who've been part of the PEAK family throughout the years.
Today, PEAK still aims to shock the motorsports establishment partly as a way to showcase the excellence and competitive quality of our family of brands, but mostly, because it's so much fun. Look for our drivers and teams to challenge the heavy hitters in NASCAR, NHRA, and Dirt Late Model racing!