Charlotte, N.C. (June 8, 2015) – Arie Luyendyk Jr. brought home the bronze medal this weekend at X Games, driving the #25 GUNK® off-road truck at the Circuit of Americas in Austin, TX. Luyendyk, forced to go to a back-up truck after breaking an axel in practice, qualified 9th securing a spot in the quarterfinal heat races. Going out in Heat 3, Luyendyk finished second behind Burt Jenner to avoid the LCQ round and lock-up a spot in the final. Starting the race towards the back of the pack, Luyendyk came back to win the bronze in the action-packed final. The race ended with a red flag on the last lap; Sheldon Creed took Gold, Robby Gordon Silver and Luyendyk Bronze.
“I can’t express how happy I am to grab a medal here at X Games. We started off with some mechanical issues, but Robby Gordon’s crew did an amazing job switching the trucks out before qualifying and that made all the difference,” said Luyendyk. “The race was insane. I knew if I could stay close to Robby, I’d have a chance. We cut through the field together and I drove like mad to catch LeDuc to be able to overtake him when he would serve his penalty. LeDuc never served the penalty and was disqualified. After all the bad luck at the beginning of the event, the chips fell our way. I’d love to thank my partners GUNK, Hostile Wheels and all the other people involved for believing in me. Time to come back next year and grab the gold.”
“What a great day for Arie and all of us at RSC. Arie and entire team in Austin showed what it means to be “GUNKTough” by getting that backup truck race-ready and out on the track and driving his way through a very talented field of drivers from 8th to 3rd,” said Marshal Livingstone, Director of Marketing and Consumer Insights at RSC Chemical Solutions. “Winning the bronze at X Games, in just our second year of competition, is huge and we’re excited for the rest of our racing season with Arie.”
Luyendyk also races the #25 GUNK PRO 2 truck in the TORC Off Road Series.
About RSC CHEMICAL SOLUTIONS
With more than 1,600 customers in 81 countries around the globe, RSC Chemical Solutions a division of Radiator Specialty Company develops, manufactures and markets high-performance chemical products for automotive, hardware and industrial applications. Its 400,000-square-foot facility in Indian Trail, North Carolina is ISO 9001-2008 Certified and includes eight state-of-the-art production lines with an SAP Operating System. Today they make over 600 products under many well-known and well-respected brands including GUNK®, LIQUID WRENCH®, MOTOR MEDIC®, and TITESEAL®. Founded in 1924, RSC is headquartered at 600 Radiator Road, Indian Trail, NC 28079. For more information call 704-821-7643, or visit www.RSCBrands.com.