Archive for February, 2007

Brian Olatunji to Concentrate on Professional Career


February 22nd, 2007 in News by

Detroit, MI – Aspiring 24 year old NHRA Fuel Funny Car driver Brian Olatunji has decided to run a limited schedule for the 2007 drag racing season in favor of utilizing his and Leadfoot Motorsports’ resources to acquire the funding to compete at the sport’s highest level. After a successful 2006 campaign, which saw the team dawn the colors of Von Dutch as a primary sponsor, Brian and his marketing company—Leadfoot Marketing (a division of Leadfoot Motorsports)—are making a consorted effort to put the right corporate partner at the forefront of NHRA PowerAde drag racing.

Last season Brian spent much of his time at the wheel of the team’s Chevrolet Monte Carlo Super Gas entry. The same can be expected this season, however only on a limited schedule. “Last season was fantastic representing; Von Dutch, Sherwin Williams / Planet Color, Lucas Oil, Jegs, Toyo Tires, Splitfire Spark Plugs, Drive Train Specialists, Print Max, Bell Racing Company, North Channel Graphics and Olaraceway.com. The fan reception was great and acquiring seat time is paramount regardless of the category. All in all it was a definite success!” Olatunji commented.

Brian went on to add that, “last season we went to 17 events, however this season we intend on competing in much fewer. Our schedule has not been finalized, however I expect somewhere around half as many as last season.”

In spite of a consolidated schedule, the licensed Top Alcohol Funny Car driver and 2005 Mechanical Engineering graduate of Kettering University is focused on finding a corporate partner in hopes of cultivating a career in the drag racing limelight. “The key is representing a company who is just as emphatic about representing you as you are about them. Meeting the objectives of the company is always at the forefront of your marketing initiatives; however a career partner that will not compromise winning on and off the race track is essential,” Olatunji revealed.

With Leadfoot Marketing’s proven track record of finding corporate partners to establish Brian O’s imminent professional career, they are confident that an ideal partnership will be forged.

For more details, please visit Olatunji’s website at www.olaraceway.com.

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Brian O’s Blog


February 18th, 2007 in Blog by

Decisions at times can be very difficult to make and ultimately determine which way you go when posed with the fork in the road of life. Such is the case for my team and me. Following up a successful campaign (2006 season) with another is marquee, however the focus has somewhat changed while the objectives remain the same. Ultimately the goal of all of our collective efforts is to land yours truly in a competitive fuel ride in the NHRA’s top series. The current state of the sport and motorsports in general warrant the ideal time to strive for the NHRA’s pinnacle professional series right about now.

Considering I’m only 24 and soon to be 25 years old, I feel as though the world is passing me by, however I have to keep in mind I am a very ambitious person. Much can be said of our ultra creative and equally ambitious staff at Leadfoot Motorsports. Undaunted by the decision to run the “Purple Rocket” at considerably less events this season, my team and I are hell bent on making the ultimate transition from the sportsmen ranks to the pro’s. Our sport has reached a fever pitch with the addition of many new faces and exciting personalities. I know my imminent transition to the professional ranks will help it reach the summit of all professional motorsports. I am truly looking forward to the day we establish a marketing partner who has just as much of a vested interest in me and my team as we do them. For one, this sport is all about passion and I couldn’t think of representing anyone who didn’t possess this quality. In my next rant I’ll divulge deeper. Until next time… Live fast, drive hard!!!

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