Archive for April, 2006

Brian O’s Blog

April 26th, 2006 in Blog by

I’m not sure if I should congratulate myself or Kenny at Pro-line trailers for FINALLY closing the deal with the trailer. We should expect to receive a black 28′ Vintage Outlaw trailer complete with chrome corners and chrome wheels the week of May 15 th. Considering this task is done the Leadfoot design team has to get back into the lab to concoct another visual desert to make the trailer truly representative of Leadfoot Motorsports, Von Dutch and Planet Color.

Speaking of eye candy we have just sent the informal renderings of our new paint scheme to the scientists at Planet Color and North Channel Graphics. Once it is completed it will be like rainfall to a drought… B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L… Stay tuned. We don’t want to give it away by releasing the rendering early, therefore you’ll have to wait till it’s applied. Meanwhile, today was very productive and we have a phenomenal photographer in Davide who will be working with us for the Von Dutch Leadfoot Motorsports model search at Milan Dragway on May 5 th. Davide’s creativity can be viewed at His creativity is sure to provide a great canvas of photographs for your viewing pleasure. With the race car rendering just about wrapped up as well as the confirmation of our new trailer’s build the list of things to do before the season kicks into high gear is moving along. Check back soon as I’ll have more info to update you with. As always, Thanks!

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Brian O’s Blog

April 25th, 2006 in Blog by

The excitement of spring is in the air with constant daily deliveries of race car parts arriving at our race shop. Today we received our new rear slicks and front runners from our sponsor Toyo Tires. Toyo has been working to develop tires for our combination for the past couple of seasons and we are looking forward to the performance we know they will provide. In addition to the tires we also received my helmet shell from Bell racing another of our marketing partners that our shop manager will have sent out to North Channel Graphics for an interesting concept to be applied by our graphics guy.

North Channel Graphics is known for their design and application of graphics on the Dodge Viper, Ford GT numerous NASCAR programs such as Mark Martin’s team and now they are part of the Leadfoot Motorsports family. Working with these companies allows me the opportunity to chase the dream because of their immense support. Today I have also been working with my sister Toyin. She is the Charity and Special events coordinator of Leadfoot Motorsports and also an employee of the United Way foundation. We have been discussing ideas on how to develop the Leadfoot Foundation charity program for the upcoming season. Hopefully we can make a little more progress on the approval of our new trailer tomorrow. Check back soon and I’ll keep you posted. Thanks!!!

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Gehring Partners with Brian Olatunji

April 24th, 2006 in News by

Brian Olatunji and Leadfoot Motorsports Announce a Marketing Parternship with Gehring L.P. for the 2006 NHRA Season

Farmington Hills, MI – Brian Olatunji and Leadfoot Motorsports are proud to announce a marketing partnership with Gehring L.P. for the upcoming 2006 NHRA POWERade and Lucas Oil drag racing season. Brian Olatunji and Leadfoot Motorsports are currently looking for the best situation to make a dynamic impact on the NHRA tour for the upcoming 2006 season. They are currently in negotiations with several prominate teams in hopes that an agreement can be reached to compete for the NHRA Top Alcohol Championship.

“We are both excited and looking forward to this partnership with Gehring L.P.,” said Olatunji. “Through my engineering background I know the tremendous opportunity partnering with an innovative company with cutting edge technology can offer. Talk about excited! Gehring is an international company and a new player in the NHRA. We look to help them develop their technology and utilize their expertise to make our program a top contender. They are known as the leaders in honing technology and we look to be leaders in NHRA Top Alcohol Racing. It’s a perfect match.”

Motorsports Account Manager, Dave Riley from Gehring L.P., says “Partnering with a young and exciting driver who has a technical background can do nothing but enhance our products and offers a unique opportunity to become involved with the great sport that is NHRA drag racing. We believe Brian Olatunji is a future star of the NHRA and we at Gehring want nothing more than to help propel him to that status. We’re looking forward to working with Brian.”

Brian Olatunji and Leadfoot Motorsports are open to inquires pertaining to Gehring as well as driving offers for the 2006 NHRA season. If you would like to contact them feel free to send your information to or visit Leadfoot Motorsports website at

The GEHRING Group is the leading corporation for honing technology worldwide. The GEHRING Group has production plants and sales agencies in Germany, France, England, USA, India, China and Brazil. Customers all over the world profit from the GEHRING Group’s international technological lead in honing and finishing machines. For more information visit their website at .

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Von Dutch Model Call Press Release

April 24th, 2006 in News by

Los Angeles, CA – Von Dutch Originals and Leadfoot Motorsports are searching for “serious”, professional models to lead the way by representing a well renowned designer as well as a groundbreaking and forthcoming superstar. Von Dutch, as you all know is a lifestyle brand and specifically a chic clothing company which caters to the stars. Leadfoot Motorsports, pioneered by Brian Olatunji, is a company well on its way to making a mark in drag racing.

This is Von Dutch’s first foray into the world of drag racing as a major sponsor and we would love nothing more than to set the standard in motorsports advertising along with Leadfoot Motorsports. Here is where you come in….

Von Dutch’s motto is: Freedom, Style, Sex, Power and Motion. and we are looking for the ideal young ladies that exude all of these qualities to represent Von Dutch and Leadfoot Motorsports for the 2006 racing season. To apply please send a headshot, two full body shots, a resume and contact information to You must be at least 18 years of age to apply and photos and information must be received by July 14th 2006. If you are looking for a doorway into the entertainment industry this could provide that avenue if you are ambitious enough to take it. We are looking for models with unique personality and beauty and invite all to apply!!!!

The selected models will compete for the opportunity to be featured as a calendar model, the title as Ms. Von Dutch / Leadfoot Motorsports 2006, and also an opportunity to be featured in an upcoming, Von Dutch clothing ad campaign. There will be at least two mandatory dates that you must attend, if you are selected as a finalist. The location will be at a raceway in the metro Detroit area and transportation is not provided.

This is a phenomenal opportunity to gain exposure with one of the most recognized companies in the fashion industry, as well as a chance to represent Leadfoot Motorsports in the drag racing limelight.

Feel free to stop by Von Dutch’s site at and Leadfoot Motorsports at Check out some of the world famous personalities that rely on Von Dutch Originals to outfit their lifestyle at Thank you and good luck!!!

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Brian O’s Blog

April 24th, 2006 in Blog by

Hello everyone and welcome to my site. As you can see from our schedule our first race, scheduled May 5th, is fast approaching. Each day that passes is more like a week considering I am awaiting the arrival of the engine from the engine builder as well as our new trailer ordered three weeks ago. I’m also working on getting some new crew shirts to represent all of our marketing partners properly.

The car has gone through a complete transformation over the last two months. We have a complete new combination (i.e. engine, transmission, converter, rear-end gear, tire size and power adder). We are eagerly approaching the season optimistically with hope that the new combination will produce some awesome performance on the track. In addition to all of these changes with the combination, I am the only drag racer in the country sponsored by Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes and their new “Planet Color” product line. The fine folks at Sherwin Williams have me beaming with the creation of my very own color – “Purple Olatunji.” If that’s not support then I don’t know what is. The Leadfoot Marketing team led by Vice President Ian Moore and I are currently working on a rendering for a new slammin’ paint scheme for the purple rocket. Hopefully we’ll have something to show you in the not to distant future. Check back soon as I’ll let you know how our progress is coming along. Thanks!!!

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