Arie Luyendyk Jr. Partners with GUNK� in Pursuit of  

2014 TORC National Championship



Los Angeles - Jan. 31, 2014 - Arie Luyendyk Jr. today announced his new primary sponsor, RSC Chemical Solutions, a Division of Radiator Specialty Company, and the makers of GUNK� products, the industry leader in engine cleaning and degreasing products. GUNK will sponsor Luyendyk as he returns to compete in the 2014 season of TORC: The Off-Road Championship.


Entering in his first full season of TORC, Luyendyk will advance to the PRO-2 division behind the wheel of the #25 GUNK-sponsored truck. With a successful inaugural off-road season to his credit, he is now primed to compete for the 2014 national championship.


Luyendyk Jr. is the son of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk and an open-wheel standout in his own right. The Scottsdale, Ariz. based driver and television personality transitioned to off-road racing in 2013 with the inaugural season of Robby Gordon's Stadium Super Trucks series, where he posted his first off-road heat win at the historic Los Angeles Coliseum. Luyendyk subsequently tested with Aero Motorsports, and closed the TORC season with respectable 4th- and 6th-place finishes for the team.


"I'm really excited to partner with GUNK as I compete in the 2014 TORC season" said Luyendyk. "Since my introduction to off-road last year, I've fallen in love with the high-intensity, door-to-door racing that short-course off-road brings."


Luyendyk will utilize GUNK cleaning products for his truck throughout the 2014 season, including the recently released Tough Series, a line of appearance cleaners specifically formulated for trucks and SUVs. A GUNK Tough Series branded truck wash station will be located in his pit area to clean his truck after each race.


"We are pleased to be partnering with Arie and eager to bring our strength in tough cleaning products to the world of TORC" said Marshal Livingstone, Category Manager at RSC Chemical Solutions. "Arie's goal of winning in the toughest of conditions nicely matches our focus on producing the toughest cleaners on the planet. We look forward to building a strong partnership together."  


"I'm thrilled to run a full season in PRO-2," Luyendyk added, "and compete among the best! I'm especially grateful to have GUNK on board as we begin what I hope proves to be a long-lasting partnership. The GUNK brand is authentically American, and there isn't anything more American than racing these 900hp trucks, flying through the air, spraying dirt in front of tens of thousands of loyal TORC fans!"


TORC: The Off-Road Championship will present fourteen races at seven off-road tracks across the United States in 2014, with NBC Sports providing television coverage and a revealing behind-the-scenes docu-series. The season kicks off on April 5-6 in Primm, Nev. Further partnership announcements will be released in the coming weeks.


For more information on Arie Luyendyk Jr., please visit

To learn more about GUNK and their truck focused Tough Series line of products, visit

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About Radiator Specialty Company
With more than 1,600 customers in 81 countries around the globe, Radiator Specialty Company (RSC) today develops, manufactures and markets high performance products for auto, motorcycle, plumbing, hardware and industrial applications. RSC products are manufactured at its 400,000 square foot operations facility in Indian Trail, North Carolina, which is ISO 9001-2008 Certified and includes eight state of the art production lines with an SAP Operating System. RSC trademarked brands include Liquid Wrench�, GUNK�, MotorMedic� and Tite-Seal�. Founded in 1924, RSC is headquartered at 600Radiator Road, Indian Trail, NC 28079.
(877) 464-4865


About Arie Luyendyk Jr.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. is the son of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and Indy speed record holderArie Luyendyk. Luyendyk Jr. competed in four full seasons of Indy Lights, where he finished 2nd, 3rd and 4thin the Championship on the strength of 1 win, 4 pole positions and 13 podium finishes. He also holds one Indianapolis 500 start to his credit in the IndyCar Series. The open-wheel standout was named "Most Popular Driver" for four consecutive years. Luyendyk also competed in sport car racing, driving a Daytona Prototype in the 24 Hours of Daytona and competing in the GT2 class in the 12 Hours of Sebring. In 2013, Luyendyk made the switch to off-road racing in the inaugural season of Stadium Super Trucks, where he secured a heat win at the Los Angeles Coliseum. He furthered his off-road career by joining Team Aero Motorsports, closing the 2013 season with 4th- and 6th-place finishes in TORC: The Off-Road Championship. Luyendyk also appeared on season 8 of the hit TV series "The Bachelorette," and was featured on the season 17 premiere of "The Bachelor" and on the primetime special "The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine's Wedding."


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