Lyden Oil Co. featuring Red Line Syn. Oil to present RUSH Sportsman Mods in 2016

By Mike Leone

February 3, 2016

(Hartford, OH)…With the 2016 season just a little over two months from getting underway, Sharon Speedway is proud to announce that Lyden Oil Company featuring Red Line Synthetic Oil products has come on board to present the RUSH Sportsman Modified division.  The Lyden Oil/Redline RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will join the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and the Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks as the weekly “Steel Valley Thunder” divisions for the 87th anniversary season.

The Lyden Oil/Redline Sportsman Modifieds are under the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH banner for their third year in existence and will begin their second year as a full-time weekly division. The division averaged 12 cars per night during eight appearances in 2014 and the average count grew to 15 last year.  Several new competitors have already made plans to join the division in 2016 as car counts are expected to grow again.

In addition to weekly Sharon points, Lyden Oil/Redline Sportsman Modified drivers are eligible for Bicknell Racing Products RUSH Weekly Series Championship as well as the Bicknell “Futures Cup” for teenage racers. Sharon will host two Bicknell Tour events for the Lyden Oil/Red Line RUSH Sportsman Modifieds.  The first will be on Saturday, August 6 for “Manufacturers Night” and the second as part of the “Apple Festival Nationals” on September 16-17.  Sharon has hosted RUSH Manufacturers Nights for the Late Model division in the past, but this will be the first time for the Sportsman Modifieds.

“We’re excited about Lyden Oil joining us as the RUSH Sportsman Modified divisional sponsor,” stated Sharon GM Dave Willoughby. “All of our other divisional sponsors returned and we’re honored for them to be our first to present the RUSH Sportsman Mods.  We were happy with the growth of the division last year, and how the racing really improved.  With the returning drivers having more experience and others set to enter the class, it should be an exciting season for the Lyden Oil/Red Line RUSH Sportsman Modifieds.”

Lyden Oil Company was founded in 1919, and 97 years later remains true to their roots by continuing to deliver high quality bulk lubricants at the best price.  They carry full product lines from many different major brands, as well as their own brand, PROGUARD® and they have now added the Redline Synthetic Oils to their offering. Now, more than ever before, Lyden Oil is able to take care of every aspect of their customer’s needs, from finding the right product and equipment to use that product, to creating a delivery schedule so that the tanks are never empty.

Lyden Oil Company has locations in Youngstown, OH, Walbridge, OH, Massillon, OH, Lansing, MI and Shelby Township, MI. Their delivery area includes Ohio, Michigan, western Pennsylvania, eastern Indiana, and northern West Virginia. Lyden Oil specializes in bulk industrial, automotive, commercial, agricultural, and food-grade lubricants. In addition, Lyden Oil sells and services the equipment for storing and using their products.  Lyden Oil looks forward to delivering the highest standard petroleum products at the best prices to your company.  For more information, check out their website at

RED_LINE_OVAL_FINAL2Since 1979, Red Line Synthetic Oil Corporation has grown to manufacture more than 100 quality products, including motor oils, gear oils, assembly lubes, fuel additives, and its popular WaterWetter cooling additive for the automotive, motorcycle, marine, and industrial markets. Based in Benicia, California, Red Line has a reputation with racers and enthusiasts alike for creating products that perform and protect better than any on the market, regardless of price. Red Line was founded to produce lubricants for the racing industry, and now distributes its diverse line of products across the globe.  The company brings a knowledge of available technologies and responds to technical challenges, satisfying the high demands of the performance industry. Red Line’s employees are enthusiasts that stay on top of each racing and performance niche, ensuring that product recommendations allow customers make the significant performance gains. Red Line formulates fully-synthetic oils and chemically-advanced additives using the world’s finest base stocks. Rather than cutting costs by blending in petroleum products, Red Line’s motor oils and gear oils use superior ester base stocks that provide extreme stability at high temperatures and superior film strength at lower viscosities where more power can be produced.  For more information, check out their website at

The 2016 season at Sharon will begin with the twice rained out night two of the “Apple Festival Nationals” from 2015 on Saturday, April 16. There will also be an open practice on Friday, April 15.  Following the Lucas Oil/RUSH Late Model event on April 22, weekly racing will get underway with “Steel Valley Thunder” on Saturday, April 30.  A big season is in the works, stayed tuned throughout the winter months for updates.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at


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