Red Line Synthetic Oil Corporation

Red Line Synthetic Oil is a synthetic lubricants manufacturer located in Benicia, California, United States.[1] It is part of Phillips 66 Spectrum Corporation.[2]

Red Line Synthetic Oil
IndustryChemical
Founded1979 (1979) in Novato, California
FounderTim Kerrigan
Peter Filice
Headquarters,
United States
ProductsSynthetic lubricants
OwnerPhillips 66 Spectrum Corporation

HistoryEdit

Red Line was founded in 1979 by Tim Kerrigan and Peter Filice in Novato, California. As it grew, it moved to Martinez, California, and then to Benicia, California.

In 1986, Roy Howell, a Cornell graduate and chemist working for Lubrizol, was appointed as Chief Chemist at Red Line Synthetic Oil Corporation.

In 2014, Spectrum Corporation (parent to Red Line) was acquired by Phillips 66.[3]

ProductsEdit

Red Line started as a company producing oils for the racing industry, later expanding their business to the more mainstream markets. They have a full line up of multigrade and monograde polyol ester base stock (Group V) engine and gear lubricants.[4][5][6]

RacingEdit

Starting in 2009, they are the official oil for the Formula Mazda Challenge series [7] Other partnerships and contingency programs include Drag racing,[8] Road Racing,[9] Time Attack,[10] Pro Stock Bike racing,[11] and Motorcycle racing.[12]

Red Line Synthetic Oil sponsored touring car racer Eddie Garrison in the Grand Bayou Race Series in 2007. Red Line also sponsored Doug Kalitta's NHRA Top Fuel Dragster beginning in 2009 [13] and Stillen's Rally-Spec Nissan GT-R.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Red Line Synthetic Oil, Official website, Retrieved August 21, 2008.
  2. ^ Phillips 66 Acquires Specialty Lubricants Manufacturer, News release, Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  3. ^ "Phillips 66 Acquires Specialty Lubricants Manufacturer". investor.phillips66.com. Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  4. ^ [1], Esters in Synthetic Lubricants, BITOG Paper by T.G. Schaefer
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-04-07. Retrieved 2009-06-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link), Red Line Motor Oil Technical Information
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-08-24. Retrieved 2009-06-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link), Red Line Race Oil Technical Information
  7. ^ [2][permanent dead link], Formula Mazda Challenge
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-07-13. Retrieved 2009-06-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link), Drag Racing partnerships
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-07-13. Retrieved 2009-06-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link), Road Racing partnerships
  10. ^ [3], Time Attack partnership
  11. ^ [4], Pro Stock Bike Partnership
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-07-13. Retrieved 2009-06-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link), Motorcycle Racing partnerships
  13. ^ "Red Line and Doug Kalitta Team for Sonoma NHRA". www.redlineoil.com. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  14. ^ "Red Line Synthetic Oil -". www.redlineoil.com. Archived from the original on 2017-04-19. Retrieved 29 June 2017.

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