Team Kendall’s Racers of the Month
Larry and Phillip Balliet are a father-son truck pulling team from Avilla, Indiana. Collectively, the two have been racing for decades and have a rich history of pulling two- and four-wheeler Chevy trucks. Both are loyal to Kendall Motor Oil, using the product not only for their racing trucks, but also on the farm for their tractors. With that said, we are very excited to share that Larry and Phillip were named Team Kendall’s Racers of the month for September!
The two pride themselves on building great racing vehicles and note that Kendall Motor Oil has been a huge help protecting their engines for many years.
“We’re like the David of David & Goliath in most of these races,” said Phillip. “We don’t have a team that makes our trucks run well. We are our own team. We build our trucks and engines with our own hands and rely on good products to keep our trucks running. It’s great to win against other racers who aren’t as directly involved in their vehicles as us!”
They’re both excited to be representing Kendall Motor Oil in the pulling category of motorsports.
“Everyone knows Kendall, and it’s great to be associated with such a well-known sponsor in this unique type of racing,” said Larry.
The two have been raking in truck-pulling championships for years and Phillip’s biggest accomplishment to date is being named Hoosier State Puller Champion.
“I love racing,” said Phillip. “There is nothing better than getting pulled off the track and having a little kid come running up from the stands wanting to get your autograph.”
Marketer Shawn Kem of Jackson Oil & Solvents said, “Over the years, the Balliets have been loyal customers to us and that loyalty holds true to Kendall Motor Oil as well. In fact, they purchase Kendall Motor Oil products nearly every time they visit our local store! We were happy to get the Balliet family on board with Team Kendall and have enjoyed hearing of their successes in truck pulling. They’ve brought good business to our store and we are extremely proud to serve as a resource for their team.”
Looking ahead, Larry and Phillip are hoping to race more in the Grand National circuit and land the Grand National Champion title. We congratulate them both on being named Team Kendall’s September Racers of the Month!
For more information on joining Team Kendall, email TeamKendall@p66.com