The NHRA announced today it has named Aeromotive Inc. as the presenting sponsor for the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the NHRA Toyota Nationals at Las Vegas, Oct. 29-Nov. 1. The race is the 10th and final event for the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series in 2015.
"We are excited about this opportunity to partner with the Pro Mod series and to be the race sponsor for Vegas," said Steve Matusek, president of Aeromotive Inc. and Pro Mod racer. "The NHRA Pro Mod class is the most exciting and fastest-growing class in the NHRA, and we at Aeromotive are proud to be a part of it. The diversity in cars, power adders and combinations is a manufacturer's dream."
Aeromotive Inc. is a true high performance aftermarket manufacturer specializing in fuel delivery and fuel delivery components. Utilizing aerospace tolerances and procedures, three generations of track experience and a meticulous approach to engineering, Aeromotive Fuel Systems has become the absolute pinnacle of performance fuel delivery.
Aeromotive leads the way with a complete line of high performance fuel systems for street rods, muscle cars and late model performance vehicles. Aeromotive offers more fuel system options for more applications than anyone has before.
"Aeromotive is the only company that has fueled each and every different type of power adder combination, which made involvement in the Pro Mod class a natural for us," Matusek said. "We hope that this partnership will only help strengthen what we already have and springboard both Aeromotive and the Pro Mod series to unparalleled levels."
Featuring the world's fastest and most unique doorslammer race cars, the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series offers something for every kind of hot-rodding enthusiast. The growing class is highlighted by historic muscle cars, like '67 Mustangs, '68 Firebirds and '69 Camaros, as well as a variety of late model American muscle cars. With more than 3,000 horsepower, the suspended door pro mod cars travel the quarter-mile in less than six seconds at speeds exceeding 250 mph.
The 2015 NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series is showcased in a 10-race schedule that includes stops at several NHRA national events across the country. Each event will be televised on the Velocity Channel, which is owned by the Discovery Network. Each race will air in a half-hour show, produced by Masters Entertainment Group, and will air during 10 consecutive weeks and started Oct. 4.
It's been a very competitive Pro Mod season so far as nine different drivers have been victorious. Bob Rahaim won the season-opening race in Gainesville, Fla., in mid-March, while Don Walsh raced to victory at the next event in late April in Houston. Kenny Lang won the third event at Atlanta Dragway in early May, and Bill Glidden raced to his first career victory at the season's fourth event in Englishtown, N.J.
Veteran racer Rickie Smith, a two-time and reigning world champion of the class, won the series' fifth event in Bristol, Tenn., while current points leader Mike Janis won the sixth race in Norwalk, Ohio, in early July. Rick Snavely won the seventh event in Indianapolis, and Danny Rowe won the eighth race in Charlotte, N.C.
Mike Knowles won the most recent Pro Mod race at St. Louis in September.
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17.
In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.