In the summer of 2004 BIGFOOT#17 owner and builder Nigel Morris met Lucas Oils UK MD Les Downey at the TruckFest show in Scotland.They struck up a conversation and later that day Les called over to the BIGFOOT hauler, only to be greeted by an autograph line with hundreds of BIGFOOT fans in it. It was clear to Les (by his own admission) that BIGFOOT was a great marketing tool, and an agreement was reached that saw Lucas Oil becoming the official oil supplier to Team BIGFOOT #17 Racing, that as they say was just the beginning!!
In the following years the two men and their spouses Lisa and Maureen all became firm friends, and cooperative business partners. BIGFOOT #17 was drafted in for the 2008 Lucas Oils display at the UK's largest motor sports exhibition, Autosport at the NEC in Birmingham. BIGFOOT was a huge hit for Lucas Oil and returned again the following year.
With the help of Les and his team at Lucas Oil UK, team BIGFOOT has been on the podium at the end of the year in ever single year that the European Monster Truck Racing Championship has been run, developing a totally unequalled 4 first place finishes with a second and their lowest placing ever a third. That's quite some racing record, and one that was only possible with the help of Lucas Oil and their exceptional products.
Following a meeting at the 2010 Autosport event between Les Downey, Nigel and Lucas Oil USA's motor sports manager Tom Bogner an agreement was reached that saw the development and building of the first ever LUCAS OIL BIGFOOT Truck. This truck will run all of the 50 odd event days in the 2011 BIGFOOT events calendar with this all new body fitted.
In typical Team BIGFOOT style, the brand new body has been luxuriously painted with amazing air brush detailing and lovingly clear coated to within an inch of its life. This baby shines!!
BIGFOOT #17 and LUCAS OIL, an amazing Team!!