Valvoline Extends Official Motor Oil Program with ARCA

Valvoline has extended their partnership as Official Motor Oil of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards through 2019. With the announcement, Valvoline will extend a relationship that has named the company the exclusive motor oil approved for use in the ARCA Ilmor 396, a relationship which dates to the engine's introduction in 2015.

"We’re proud to extend our partnership with ARCA through the 2019 Season,” Travis Montgomery, Valvoline Associate Brand Manager – Sports Marketing commented. The announcement was made during the Thursday broadcast of “PRN At The Track” on Performance Racing Network, and includes the news that Valvoline Pro-V Racing 0W30 motor oil will continue to be the exclusive oil for use in the ARCA Ilmor 396 engine package. 

The ARCA Ilmor 396 engine with Valvoline Motor Oil debuted at the Daytona ARCA 200 in 2015. The Valvoline/ARCA Ilmor 396 combination is undefeated in the 80 events contested since, and has also won every pole award over that time frame.

“Valvoline Pro-V Racing, as the exclusive oil approved for use in the ARCA Ilmor 396 engine, has delivered the excellent performance demanded by race teams in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards,” said ARCA President Ron Drager. “From the initial testing conducted by Ilmor through 80 consecutive victories since 2015, Valvoline has lived up to and exceeded its long standing reputation as a winning brand of the highest quality.” 


Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV) is a leading worldwide marketer and supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, with sales in more than 140 countries. Established in 1866, the company’s heritage spans more than 150 years, during which it has developed powerful brand recognition across multiple product and service channels.


The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading and most versatile auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, ARCA sanctions over 100 motorsports events per year in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Midwest Tour, at Toledo Speedway and Flat Rock Speedway, and the Monroe County Fair Demolition Derby. In 2018 it was announced ARCA would be acquired by NASCAR.


Ilmor Engineering, Inc. is globally recognized provider of high-performance engines. We deliver innovative solutions, precision design and manufacturing, and the highest levels of customer support for each and every one of our products, and we continually seek new and better ways to maximize power, durability and efficiency in everything we do.