Thursday, June 23, 2011
OIL TWINS AMSOIL DRIVER TO RACE TWO DIVSIONS AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY!
Fangmeyer's, association with the Riverside County oval goes back 13 years. When he was 12-years old, Fangmeyer and his father helped work on Ken Searcy's Super Stock. "My dad and some of his friends helped work on Ken's car," the 25-year-old racer said. "I was just a little kid hanging around the shop doing what I could do. Putting on tires and stuff like that."
Fangmeyer's association with Searcy grew until he eventually became crew chief on the blue and yellow #50 car when it won The PAS championship in 2009. While being a championship crew chief was very satisfying, Fangmeyer wanted more. He wanted a championship as a driver and in 2010, his second full season of racing, he parlayed his dream into reality when he was crowned PASSCAR Factory Stock champion.
This Saturday night he will expand his racing horizons again. In addition to competing in the Factory Stocks, he will take his first ever green flag in a Street Stock driving the Camaro normally raced by Jeremy Culp. It will be double duty at the track, but as the affable Fangmeyer explains, it is a lot of extra work getting two cars ready in the shop. "Between last week and this week, we have done two or three times the work getting the cars ready," he said via telephone on Wednesday afternoon. "It makes it harder with all of the little things you have to do. They pile up and you have to get them done."
2011 is Fangmeyer's second straight season racing with the Oil Twins Amsoil logo boldly emblazoned on his car. He is not only pleased with the sponsorship, but also with the fantastic results produced by Amsoil products and by the friendship he has made with Andy and Casey Jones of the Oil Twins. "When I won the last race in 2009, they joked around and Andy put an Amsoil sticker on my car," he said laughing. "For the first two races in 2010, my power steering system went to trash, so Andy said to try Amsoil and gave me some product. It worked on the power steering so then I went to the rear end. Their products worked there, too. Soon after and ever since, all of the fluids I run in my car have been produced by Amsoil. I wanted to pay him back somehow for helping me out and being a friend, so I signed up and now I am an Amsoil dealer, too."
Speaking for the Oil Twins, Andy Jones, talked about their relationship with Fangmeyer. "Steve is a joy to work with. The best about him is the passion he brings to whatever he is doing. Whether it is motorsports or his personal life, he always does it to the fullest."
In the short time since he began his racing career, Fangmeyer has quickly grown into a crowd favorite. Nicknamed "Bam Bam" for pounding on the roof of his car in victory circle after posting a win, Fangmeyer's popularity has not gone unnoticed by Perris promoter Don Kazarian. "Steven is a great racer to have around," Kazarian said. "He has a fun personality and the fans love him. Especially the kids. He is always a very positive guy."
In addition to his Stock Car endeavors, Fangmeyer has joined the pit crew of the Oil Twins sponsored #23 Sprint Car driven at Perris by rising young start Greg Alexander in the Amsoil USAC/CRA Series.
Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM on Saturday and the first race will be at 5:30.
Highlights of last Saturday's racing is available from Raceway Video. http://racewayvideo.com/
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