Burson and Lamattina join forces
Burson Auto Parts has formed a marketing partnership with one of Australia’s most successful drag racing teams, Lamattina Top Fuel Racing.
The four-time Australian Top Fuel Championship winning team will showcase an Australian themed Burson Auto Parts livery across one of its two top fuel dragsters. The Burson car will be driven by highly experienced racer, Shane Olive, in the 2022 Burson Auto Parts Australian Top Fuel Championship.
The Burson Auto Parts ambassador has raced from the age of 17, having worked his way through the ranks in brackets such as super street, super sedan, doorslammer, fuel altered and nitro funny cars.
Olive will race with more than 11,000 horsepower, reaching speeds of more than 500km/h across six events around the country.
“I have worked on top fuel dragsters and been around them most of my life. I have always admired the speed and challenge that these cars offer, and it is awesome to have the opportunity to race one with Lamattina Top Fuel Racing and with the fantastic support of Burson Auto Parts. I’m so excited and thankful,” said Olive.
Team owner and champion drag racer, Phil Lamattina said, “We have much of the same crew and some new faces to help the team run at the highest level this season, so it is business as usual with the second car, now featuring the support of the country’s leading trade supplier of parts, tools accessories and equipment in Burson Auto Parts – we are more than ready.”
Burson Auto Parts General Manager – Marketing, Anthony Hughes, welcomed Olive and Lamattina Top Fuel Racing to the company’s extensive motorsport program for 2022.
“We are fortunate to not only be sponsoring the Australian Top Fuel Championship from this year, but to also be on board with one of the country’s best drag racing teams in Lamattina Top Fuel Racing. There are few motorsport events that compare with the sound, speed and exhilaration of Top Fuel drag racing.
“We look forward to being a part of it in 2022 and beyond, joining our many other motorsport involvements from grass roots level upwards.”