Forrest Lucas comes from humble rural beginnings that helped shape his drive to succeed from a young age. In his teens, it became necessary for him go to work in order to help support his family. He wound up raising, fitting, and showing cattle on a farm in Harrison County, Indiana. After graduating from high school, Forrest worked at a variety of jobs including at a muffler factory and hauling loads in a dump truck. Three years after high school graduation, he purchased his first semi-truck and began long-haul trucking. His hard work and tenacity led to him purchasing more semi-trucks and even a convenience store over the following decade. Forrest met his wife Charlotte in 1979 and the couple later had a son, Morgan, whom they raised along with their children from previous marriages.
Their trucking business continued to grow. Concerned about the high cost of repairs, Forrest started mixing oils and additives to help keep his older trucks going down the road. This led to the creation of several products and the eventual incorporation of Lucas Oil Products in 1989. Since then, the Lucas family has seen Lucas Oil Products grow by leaps and bounds. With this success, Mr. Lucas has been able to pursue many other successful business ventures. The most recognizable can be found in the world of sports. Lucas Oil Stadium has been the home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts since 2006 . The Lucas Oil name is also prominent in the world of racing, with tracks located in California, Missouri, and Indianapolis, as well as the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.
Having had a lifelong association with agriculture, in 2011, Forrest and Charlotte Lucas founded Protect The Harvest (501c3) after learning about the ideology and agenda of animal extremist groups. Protect The Harvest has become an important legacy for the Lucas family. Protect The Harvest was created to defend and preserve American freedoms and to support farmers, ranchers, outdoor enthusiasts, and animal owners. Under Forrest Lucas’ guidance, Protect The Harvest has successfully fought against the activities and agenda of extremist groups who work to end animal agriculture, halt consumer access to affordable food, eliminate all hunting practices, and outlaw performing animals, and pet ownership.
In addition to leading Protect The Harvest, Forrest also enjoys spending time with his family and taking care of his cattle ranch in Missouri.