PTH RACING OIL TEAM
Rick Lee, Principal
Mr. Lee has over 20 years of management experience within the petroleum industry, specifically in the branded finished lubricants US Markets for Chevron, British Petroleum, and Petro Canada. Mr. Lee served as Vice President-Sales and Marketing at SC Fuels until March of 2015. He has also served as General Manager of Kellerstrass Oil in the Intermountain States and Western Regional Sales Manager for Thomas Petroleum.
In 1992-2007 Mr. Lee served as Vice President of Investments for the Wells Investment Group Inc., responsible for revenue generation through private and institutional investors as an executive to the Laffer-Wells Capital Group. He received a B.A. in Business Administration from California State University at Humboldt in 1992. He attended the University of California at Berkeley, completing graduate level coursework in Physics.
Mr. Lee has holds a competition racing license with NASA SCCA and has raced Formula Continental in the Pacific 2000 Professional Series. He currently campaigns a Porsche 996 GT3 in SCCA T2.
Thomas Kirkham, Principal
Mr. Kirkham is world renowned for establishing the first western enterprise in Poland after the Cold War. He and his brother formed Kirkham Motorsports transformed a former MIG Fighter plant into an operation producing the finest aluminum cobra replica automobiles in the world with over 800 cars produced and sold.
Kirkham Motorsports has been chronicled in the Wall Street Journal and featured on the cover of Autoweek Magazine twice. Mr. Kirkham former Vice President of Kirkham Motorsports, is a mechanical engineer and former United States Air Force Officer and graduate of Brigham Young University.
Mike Sweeney, Technical Contributor
Mr. Sweeney brings a wide variety of experience in motorsport to his role as a technical contributor to PTH Racing Oil.
His ﬁrst job in racing was as an 18-year-old junior mechanic at a Porsche specialty and race shop. Since then, Mike has worked as a tow driver for vintage racers; mechanic for a racing school; race driver for many club and professional teams; driving instructor for go-kart, sprint car, stock car, formula car and sports car schools; private coach for many racers; marketing manager for a professional racing team; and spotter for IMSA, Pirelli World Challenge, and the Intercontinental GT3 Challenge.
As a driver, Mr. Sweeney has raced and won at local and national levels—driving everything from dirt track sprint cars to front drive touring cars—and has the experience necessary to thoroughly understand the difference between a properly prepared car and an “also-ran”.
As a student, he enjoys learning everything he can about the technical side of the sport, and as a fan, he dedicates himself to studying the history of motor racing.
As the Manager and in-house driver at Paciﬁc Throttle House, Mike’s setup and development experience and coaching abilities, combined with his technical expertise in racing, add valuable insight into the PTH Racing Oils testing and development.