Bayside Oil II Sponsors Desert Dingo Racing 2009 Off-Road Racing Season
July 16, 2009, Santa Cruz, Calif. – Bayside Oil II, Inc., one of Santa Cruz County’s oldest and most respected oil distributors and lubricant recycling centers, announced today that it is sponsoring Desert Dingo Racing’s 2009 off-road racing season, including the Baja 1000 in Mexico in December.
Desert Dingo Racing campaigns a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle in off road races in the U.S. and Mexico. The team is the official World Diabetes Day off road race team and works with the International Diabetes Federation to raise money for diabetes education and awareness programs.
Bayside Oil II, Inc., a family-owned business founded in 1973, provides local industrial companies with fuel, lubricants, absorbents and antifreezes and is a licensed recycler for antifreeze, batteries, corrosives, flammable liquids, fluorescent lights, oil filters, paints, solids, and used oils.
“Several members of our family live with diabetes and we found Desert Dingo’s education and awareness efforts appealing,” said company owner Kim Glenn. “We’re proud to lend our support to their racing efforts and work with them to education people on the growing threat of diabetes.”
Desert Dingo Racing makes the car available for public events and distributes hero cards with the warning signs of diabetes printed on the back. Two team members have Type 2 diabetes and several other team members have a history of the disease in their families.
“Fuel is our No. 1 cost and Bayside Oil’s support is tremendous,” said Desert Dingo crew chief and Felton resident Richard Palasik. “We typically travel hundreds of miles to a race in Nevada and between the race car, chase trucks and support vehicles, log thousands of miles for the Baja 1000.”
The team is ranked third in the Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts racing series, recently finishing third in class at the Caliente 250 in Las Vegas. The team has competed in the 2007 and 2008 Baja 1000 and uses the Nevada series to as warm ups for the race in Mexico.
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