Archive for July, 2006

Brian Olatunji Remains Upbeat Despite Motor City Nationals Upset


July 10th, 2006 in News by

Milan, MI – Brian Olatunji and team Leadfoot Motorsports made a most valiant showing at the Suzuki Motor City Nationals, held July 7-9, 2006. The burnouts were sensational, the engine roared to perfection, qualifying went well and the 1978 Chevrolet Monte Carlo held up by Toyo tires sat fiercely at the starting line, only to be beaten by a 50 cent piece of equipment that popped off right before the take off of the ‘purple rocket’ on Saturday afternoon. “It’s disappointing to say the least… Unfortunately, the o-ring on the Trans dipstick tube failed causing Trans fluid to get onto the track, but this is drag racing…things happen, you learn and you move forward. My team did an excellent job all weekend and I’m confident great things are just around the corner,” Olatunji offered.

Drag racing fans from all over the country still stopped by the Leadfoot Motorsports pit area all weekend to get autographs, hero cards and another look at Olatunji’s revered Von Dutch / Olaraceway.com Chevy Monte Carlo Super Rod entry. Brian was even nice enough to let one young fan get behind the driver’s wheel before handing him an autographed hero card. “I wanted to sit in the purple hot rod and meet Brian,” the 5-year old enthusiastically shared. Olatunji is very dedicated to youth and has slated Leadfoot Motorsports to develop a program with the Boys and Girls Club of America in the near future.

The mood of Olatunji and the Leadfoot Motorsports team remains positive, which many fans commented on throughout the weekend. “He’s a really nice person [who] will come up and start a conversation with you even if the race didn’t go the way he wanted… some of these other [drag] racers who have been in the seat for years won’t make that effort for fans,” a drag racing fan of 15 years said of Olatunji.

The 2006 drag racing season will continue, as the broken part has been replaced and the team has planned to head out to test later this week. The next scheduled race is set to take place at National Trail Raceway, the Jeg’s NHRA Northern SPORTSnations for Olatunji and Leadfoot Motorsports for July 28-30, 2006. For the rest of Brian Olatunji’s racing schedule and information on the team’s many marketing partners, please check out the Leadfoot Motorsports website at www.olaraceway.com.

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Brian O’s Blog


July 6th, 2006 in Blog by

I’ve been waiting all season for the IHRA Motor City Nationals at Milan Dragway and here they are this weekend. The season is going by so fast and I’m loving every minute of it! I also love being able to do what I love, drag race, so close to Detroit, where I grew up. There should be many famous faces appearing in the stands as well as behind the wheel and I can’t wait to amaze them all!

 The crew and I have been working around the clock to get the purple rocket running and looking its best. We’ll be prepared for all the challenges we might face over the three day event. Thank you to my fans, who are sending words of loyalty and encouragement through the Leadfoot Motorsports website! The purple rocket is ready to fly; this weekend ‘rock city’ is going to be blown away! Live fast, drive hard!!! Later…

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