Local Go Kart Racing Shop Sponsors Two NASCAR Teams at Auto Club Speedway

Photo by Rachel Schuoler / Kickin' the Tires

FONTANA, CA — Red Six RaceGear, a local southern California go kart parts and racing shop, sponsored two cars during the NASCAR weekend at Auto Club Speedway.

Red Six RaceGear sponsors Chad Finchum at Auto Club Speedway

Only a few hours before Friday’s practice session, local karting shop Red Six RaceGear secures sponsorship for Chad Finchum’s car (above) for the Performance Auto Group 300. Photo by Rachel Schuoler / Kickin’ the Tires

Chad Finchum, driver of the NASCAR Xfinity Series No. 13 Manscaped Toyota, and Timmy Hill, piloting the NASCAR Cup Series No. 66 Manscaped LasVegas.net Camry, both added a new sponsorship decal to their machines before heading out for practice sessions on Friday. It was a last minute deal that brought some exposure to one of the newest and fastest growing automotive racing shops in Orange County.

“The opportunity came up kind of accidentally,” said Patrick Britain, owner of Red Six RaceGear. “I saw on Twitter that there were some spots on Morgan Shepherds car that we’re available for a really inexpensive price. I had previously never really figured that we could afford any sort of NASCAR sponsorship just yet, but when I saw that I figured, ‘Why not?’ I started asking around, because I wanted to be on a car that would run the full race.

“After a little bit of talking, I got in contact with MBM Motorsports and we worked a deal out pretty quickly.”

Britain was enthusiastic on social media about checking off one of his life goals by sponsoring a competitor in a national motorsport division. As a successful go kart racer turned shop owner, he understands the experience of racing and the automobile industry. NASCAR was built on many local shops teaming together to put cars and drivers on the track, but over the years, it’s becoming more and more rare to see local shops sponsor cars at the national level. That didn’t stop Britain from supporting a sport he loves.

“I’m super happy about everything,” said the proud shop owner. “To end up with not only a car in Xfinity, but also Cup is surreal. I honestly can’t wait to work with MBM for this race again next year.”

The opportunity came to Red Six RaceGear accidentally, as he stated, but also a positive one. For local shops, it can be intimidating to sponsor NASCAR teams at their highest national touring levels, but Britain shared how valuable it has been for him and pitched some advice to those 

“My experience has been amazing,” Britain shared. “Considering the short turnaround time, I don’t think I could ask for more. My only advice for anyone interested would be to start asking questions a few weeks ahead of time, not 24-hours before the green flag.”

It was a goal of Britain’s for quite some time, and to get it at a time like this with his newly opened race shop is more than just a dream come true.

“My long term goal for a long time has been to have primary sponsorship on a Cup car. We’ve got a ways to go before that happens, but this is the first step.”

Finchum finished 20th in Saturday’s Performance Auto Group 300 in the Xfinity Series. Hill completed 184 laps in his MBM Motorsports car in the 37th position. To learn more about Red Six RaceGear, visit their website at https://redsixracegear.com/ or call them today at (714) 502-0360. Britain is already looking forward to sponsorship opportunities next year.

“Next year we’ll do it right and put a bigger logo on the No. 66.”

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