“Heavy D”, “Diesel Dave” and Pat O’Keefe to Debut New Polaris RZR 1000s in the UTV Production 1000 Class
Pittsburg, Calif.– Safecraft Safety Equipment today announced that President and CEO Pat O’Keefe and Discovery Channel’s “Diesel Brothers” Heavy D (aka Dave Sparks) and Diesel Dave (aka Dave Kiley) will each be driving three new Polaris RZR 1000s as part of Team RZR in the Lucas Oil Offroad Nationals short course production 1000 class at the national race this weekend at Utah Motorsports Campus. Built by Holz Racing, Car #920 will be driven by O’Keefe; #933 by Heavy D and #944 by Diesel Dave. All three will be pitting with RJ Anderson and his RJ37 team. In addition, Heavy D will be driving a Safecraft sponsored Pro-Lite truck. Discovery Channel will be filming the race to air on a future episode of “Diesel Brothers.”
“I can’t think of better team members than Heavy D and Diesel Dave to make a debut,” said Safecraft’s Pat O’Keefe. “They’re fearless when it comes to unconventional solutions that ultimately make things more powerful or better. Doing things in a BIG way never hurts either.”
“I can’t think of a better way to kick off our relationship with Safecraft/Nexgen than by teaming up with them to break in their new short course RZRs,” said Heavy D. “If these machines can survive a weekend of our ruthless driving, they will be well on their way to winning championships! It’s also nice to know that we are in very good hands with the Safecraft fire suppression systems in these cars. Pat O’Keefe is a class act and his racing program is a well-oiled, tight running ship.”
The Lucas Oil Off Road Nationals is June 24, at the Utah Motorsports Campus. For more information: http://www.lucasoiloffroad.com/tracks/utah-motorsports-campus
About Safecraft Safety Equipment
Safecraft Safety Equipment is the leading provider of fire suppression systems and is used by most of the top professionals in a wide range of industries including Motorsports, Automotive, Aviation and Marine. For over 20 years, Safecraft is known for its innovative design and use of the highest quality components available.
Safecraft extinguishers are used by more NASCAR, NHRA, NASA and SCCA teams than any other brand and is the only manufacturer to offer several models of extinguishers and extinguishing agents approved to SFI 17.1 Visit www.safecraft.com for more information.
About Discovery Channel’s “Diesel Brothers”
In the world of diesel vehicles, no one has more fun or builds bigger, badder trucks than Heavy D, Diesel Dave and their crew at DieselSellerz. Their mega builds and awesome truck giveaways are the stuff of diesel legend. “Diesel Brothers” follows the team at DieselSellerz as they trick out trucks, work hard and play harder in the process. Starting off their business by buying used, or broken down trucks and tricking them out for sales… Heavy D and Diesel Dave use the internet/social media as marketing tool to share their best pranks and stunt driving. Millions of hits later, DieselSellerz has become the destination for diesel lovers looking for tricked out trucks, crazy stunts, pranks and hilarious antics Follow the team at DieselSellerz as they dream and execute unbelievable builds, pull elaborate and hilarious pranks and push the limits with new stunts.
About Pat O’Keefe
Pat’s successful corporate career as President and CEO of Safecraft Safety Equipment, President and CEO of NeXgen Fuel, Vice President of Golden Gate Petroleum and CEO and President of CLP Motorsports had its humble beginning as a successful racer in his youth. His passion for automobiles and motorsports lead to an impressive racing career starting at the age of 12 where he has since raced anything with an engine including jet skis, boats, motorcycles, karts and cars with NASCAR, SCCA, NASA, IMCA and others. Pat acquired Safecraft Safety Equipment adding a valuable driver’s perspective in the continuing development of innovative fire suppression systems for the racing industry. Pat started CLP Motorsports after realizing the need for a world-class customer focused motorsports shop. He started NeXgen Fuel by recognizing the need to meet customer’s demands for a high quality, clean-burning, high performance premium renewable diesel.
About Heavy D (Dave Sparks)
Dave Sparks is an American entrepreneur, custom vehicle builder and social media personality from Salt Lake City, Utah. He goes by the name Heavy D. Since he was little, Dave has been fascinated by anything with an engine or wheels. From his first motorcycle, a 1976 Yamaha YZ80 to his most famous creation, the Mega Ram Runner, he has always pushed the mechanical limits of vehicles.
Dave spent the majority of his time in high school studying auto mechanics, welding, and fabrication. After high school he managed an ATV and motorcycle rental business for his close friend and mentor, Rich Eggett. This allowed him to obtain countless hours of hands-on experience. At age 21, Dave enrolled in college at Weber State University; but after one semester he determined he could learn better on his own with real-world experience than in a classroom. Dave began operating heavy equipment for his uncle’s construction business, which soon turned into Dave running his own small excavation business building rock walls, waterfalls, and other types of landscaping. In 2008, he hired his first employee, his best friend “Diesel Dave” Kiley, to help him run the equipment.
In 2009, Dave met the girl of his dreams at church and married her one year later. Once married, he picked up his dealers license, opened a small used car lot, and started working to build his dream company, DieselSellerz.com. His business has grown and so has his family — he has two adorable kids.
About Diesel Dave (Dave Kiley)
The first time Diesel Dave met Heavy D, they were at a church event for young singles and Heavy D invited Diesel to the lake with friends in his pickup. Knowing that diesel trucks, boats and lakes are the perfect recipe for wooing single ladies, Diesel accepted the invitation; but, little did he know that this would lead to a successful career in selling and building diesel trucks. After Heavy D accidentally put gasoline in his new pickup truck, Diesel Dave came to the rescue and helped syphon the tank. It was over the syphoning of gasoline at a fule station that the Daves bonded over their love of diesel trucks and where they decided to start up DieselSellerz.
DieselSellerz is a haven for diesel fanatics everywhere. Building and selling diesel trucks at DieselSellerz, diesel passion runs rich in Diesel Dave’s blood. He wants nothing more than to put the hammer down and spread torque, horsepower and diesel joy to all people through the land—letting Diesel freedom ring!