CLP Motorsports LLC was founded by Chase O'Keefe, Luke Lonberger, Lori O'Keefe and Pat O'Keefe in 2014.
Pat O'Keefe - President/CEO
Pat O’Keefe is CLP Motorsports’ President and CEO. Pat started CLP Motorsports after realizing the need for a world class customer focused local motorsports shop. Pat has served in various executive management positions. He is currently the Vice President/General Manager of 70-year old Golden Gate Petroleum (GGP). This 300+ persons organization is Northern California and Nevada’s largest petroleum distribution company. Along with his wife Lori, Pat also owns Bay Biodiesel, a 10-year old biodiesel manufacturer/brokerage firm.
Growing up in a family run petroleum business, Pat has a lifelong passion for automobiles and motorsports. That passion lead to a racing career starting at the age of 12. Pat has raced just about anything with an engine from jet skis, boats, motorcycles, karts as well as cars, with NASCAR, SCCA, NASA, IMCA, and others. His passion for automobiles and motorsports is stronger than ever.
Pat grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and has degrees in Business Administration and Communications with honors from St. Mary’s College. He is also a member of various professional organizations.
|Lori "Lolo" O'Keefe - VP/CFO
Lori “Lolo” O’Keefe is CLP Motorsports’ Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. She is responsible for all financial and risk management functions. She is currently the Risk and Safety Manager for Golden Gate Petroleum and co-owns Bay Biodiesel with her husband Pat. Lori has worked for numerous Fortune 50 companies and continues to enjoy being involved in the day-to-day operations of their family owned businesses.
Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Lolo has a bachelor of science from St. Mary’s college and is a member of various professional organizations.
Lolo continues to be a huge supporter of Pat's racing and enjoys watching her son, Chase's, passion for motorsports evolve.
|Chase O'Keefe - Aspiring Team Driver
Chase O’Keefe is the youngest member of CLP Motorsports. His role is instrumental, as he greatly enjoys the sound, smell, look and feel of anything that goes really fast and has an engine. If driving fast cars is genetic, he comes from a long line of the need for speed from both his mother and father’s side of the family tree!
Chase is currently racing quarter midgets as well as riding dirt bikes, BMX, ATV’s, and Go Karts. It won’t be long before he is driving to represent our family businesses of CLP Motorsports, Golden Gate Petroleum, and Bay Biodiesel on the speedway!
|Luke Lonberger - General Manager|
Luke Lonberger is the General Manager at CLP Motorsports. Luke is responsible for all R&D, production/fabrication, and managing of the race shop. He heads up many facets of the company and is instrumental in contributing to the overall success of CLP Motorsports.
Luke previously owned the successful race car fabrication business Blu808 Motorsports LLC. Blu808 was based in Campbell, CA and built numerous race cars, high performance street vehicles, and custom fabrication projects. Blu808 built cars for General Motors for the SEMA show. Luke won the coveted GM Design Award at SEMA in 2009 in conjunction with teammate Conrad Grunewald. He has also built numerous cars for clients in Dubai, Thailand, Australia, Europe, and Canada.
Specializing in newer GM cars, Luke is an expert level technician for anything in the GM product line. He is also a AWS certified tig welder and a master level fabricator.
His motorsports experience is vast. He grew up racing sprint karts at the age of 11, and then moved into cars at the age of 16. He has built everything from Mazda, Nissan, Ford, Chevy, Porsche, Ferrari, Lotus, and kit cars over the years. He has raced in everything from Autocross to Formula Drift. He currently holds a Formula Drift professional license and drove the Hankook Tires C6r Corvette in the Formula Drift professional series. Luke has also won and competed in the Global Time Attack series, Redline Time Attack, NASA club racing, SCCA club racing, and numerous other forms of motorsports. He studied automotive technologies at De Anza College and then went to study business at West Valley College.