RSC Chemical Solutions' GUNK Brand Renews with Arie Luyendyk Jr. for 2016 TORC Season
 
MOORESVILLE, N.C. --February 15, 2016--The iconic paint scheme of the GUNK-branded PRO 2 of Arie Luyendyk Jr. will light up the track again this season for the Charlotte-based company. RSC Chemical Solutions, the parent company of GUNK, LIQUID WRENCH, MOTOR MEDIC and TITESEAL, will partner with Arie Luyendyk Racing (ALR) in all seven TORC: The Off-Road Championship events. Arie Luyendyk Jr. will drive the GUNK #25 truck for a third consecutive season.

"I'm so fortunate and thankful that GUNK has stood beside me the last few years. We have definitely grown together and enjoyed some success," said Luyendyk. "More than ever I can't wait to see what 2016 brings. I'm excited to wear GUNK blue and show everyone what we have been working on this winter. You won't find tougher cleaners and degreasers in the market, and I'm proud to represent them."

"We're excited to be supporting ALR again this year," said Marshal Livingstone, RSC Director of Marketing. "Luyendyk's commitment to racing and our brand is unparalleled and we're looking forward to many exciting podium finishes this year."

2015 marked a few milestones in Luyendyk's career. His company, Arie Luyendyk Racing, added Cam Reimers in the Pro Light Series who grabbed a win for partner LIQUID WRENCH. In the driver's seat at X Games, Luyendyk charged from the rear of the main event to grab a Bronze medal behind mentor Robby Gordon and Gold-medalist Sheldon Creed. 

Luyendyk has set his sights on a breakthrough year in 2016, moving the ALR shop to Charlotte, N.C., and purchasing a championship-caliber PRO 2 truck. 

"With a new truck, new shop, and a professional staff, we have redesigned our program for 2016," said Luyendyk. "We have formed great partnerships over the years that allow us to grow our team. We are ready to get racing and turn some heads." 

Arie Luyendyk Jr. and the GUNK PRO 2 kick off the 2016 season at Texas Motor Speedway May 27th and 28th, 2016. The TORC Series has announced its confirmed schedule:

Dallas, TX:  May 27 - 28
Chicago, IL:  June 10 - 11
Crandon, WI:  June 25 - 26
Elk River, MN:  July 16 - 17
Bark River, MI:  July 30 - 31
Charlotte, NC:  August 19 - 20
Crandon, WI:  September 2 - 4

For more information please visit www.ariejr.com 

About Arie Luyendyk Racing (ALR)
ALR is a Mooresville, North Carolina-based team competing in TORC: The Off-Road Championship. In 2014 Luyendyk became a team owner, partnering with RSC Chemical Solutions. RSC brands include GUNK, LIQUID WRENCH, MOTOR MEDIC and TITESEAL. In 2015, the team expanded to include Cam Reimers, fielding an additional truck in the PRO Light class. Cam Reimers drives with LIQUID WRENCH branding under the ALR banner. 
About RSC Chemical Solutions

With more than 1,600 customers in 81 countries around the globe, RSC Chemical Solutions a division of Radiator Specialty Company develops, manufactures and markets high-performance chemical products for automotive, hardware and industrial applications. Its 400,000-square-foot facility in Indian Trail, North Carolina is ISO 9001-2008 Certified and includes eight state-of-the-art production lines with an SAP Operating System. Today they make over 600 products under many well-known and well-respected brands including GUNK®, LIQUID WRENCH®, MOTOR MEDIC®, and TITESEAL®. Founded in 1924, RSC is headquartered at 600 Radiator Road, Indian Trail, NC 28079. For more information call 704-821-7643, or visit www.RSCBrands.com.

About TORC
TORC: The Off-Road Championship Presented by AMSOIL is the nation's premiere short-course, off-road truck racing series. Known as a collision between action sports and motorsports, TORC is the ultimate battleground for 900-horsepower race trucks competing to win the prestigious TORC National Championship. Fans from all over the world enjoy TORC through high-energy events as well as the TV broadcasts. For more information, visit  www.torcseries.com.
About Arie Luyendyk Jr.
Driver and team owner Arie Luyendyk Jr. comes to TORC for his third full year in off-road, driving the GUNK PRO 2. Luyendyk earned nearly all his credentials in Formula racing where he drove up through the ladder system claiming victories in Indy Lights, F2000, Formula Dodge, and F1600 along the way. Arie Jr. has one Indianapolis 500 credit to his name, competing in the 93rd running of the race in 2006. He concluded his Indy Lights career with 15 podium finishes (placing 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 7th in the Championship), 3 pole positions and 1 victory. Arie was named "Most Popular Driver" four consecutive seasons in Indy Lights. He has also competed in A1GP, the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Luyendyk was recently awarded the bronze medal in Off-Road Racing at the 2015 X Games Austin.

Luyendyk Jr. looks to improve on his single podium result from 2014 and returns to TORC with a two-truck team, with PRO Light driver Cam Reimers in the LIQUID WRENCH-sponsored truck.

Arie would like to thank his partners: GUNK, Hostile Wheels, Cooper Tires, Genius Tools, SSI Decals, MOTOR MEDIC, LIQUID WRENCH, TITESEAL, AMSOIL, Bilstein Shocks, OMP, and Bell Helmets.  
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2016 Schedule
May 27-28
Dallas, TX
Texas Motor Speedway

June 10-11
Chicago, IL
Chicagoland Speedway

June 25-26
Crandon, WI
Crandon International Raceway

July 16-17
Elk River, MN
ERX Motorpark

July 30-31
Bark River, MI
Bark River International Raceway

August 19-20
Charlotte, NC 
Charlotte Motor Speedway

September 2-4
Crandon, WI 
Crandon International Raceway
 
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