Championship Win for Gary “Gee” Armstrong
Spectro Oils sponsored pro atv sand drag racer Gary “Gee” Armstrong—headquartered in Florence, Oregon—wrapped up his racing season by winning the 2012 championship title in the Sport Bike 2 Division of the Sand Drag Race Series in the Pacific Northwest. He also claimed second place in the Pro 2 Division. The 24 race series runs from May through October and this year was comprised of a grid of 37 racers from throughout the Pacific Northwest.
“Last year, I finished in fifth and seventh place in the two Divisions. I’d won the Oregon Off-road Racing Association’s prestigious Pro Race in 2010, my rookie year as pro, so I knew I was better than that. So my racing goal and training for 2012 was to finish in the Top 3 in both of our Divisions. A bold reach for me,” Gee grins. “Although competition in our Division was incredibly intense this season, our Spectro Oils, Florence Yamaha/Redline Racing YFZ kept us first place points leader in both Divisions for most of the season. We traded first and second place in the championship points a bunch of times, even tied for first place several times. The fans loved it. It was what racing should be: suspenseful, nail bitingly tight contests between just two of us at the top wanting to claim both Division titles.”
“I went into the October finals at Albany Speedway in first place in both our Divisions. I won the Sport Bike Championship by 13 points. But I fumbled a bit the last day of the Finals with a couple of slower reaction times launching at the lights in the Pro racing because I’d come down with the flu. We still brought home the Sport Bike championship title and runner-up in Pro for our friends and sponsors. So I achieved—actually exceeded—my 2012 goal. That feels really good!“
Commenting on his use of Spectro Oils products, Gee says: “At Armstrong Motorsports Racing we’re always looking to sharpen our competitive edge. We look for products that deliver ultimate performance with superior reliability. That’s why we exclusively use Spectro Oils’ synthetic oil in our racing machines. When your sport is all about acceleration and winning a championship, Spectro Oils products deliver the goods.”