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GLENDORA, Calif. (June 2, 2017) – NHRA officials announced today that Mickey Thompson Tires, a leader in high performance tires and wheels, has signed a multiyear agreement to become the series sponsor of the popular Top Fuel Harley motorcycle category. The powerful machines and their riders have thrilled fans at five events thus far on the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule and will compete at three more events this season.
The series will also race at the upcoming NHRA New England Nationals, NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, and the NHRA Northwest Nationals.
“Fans across the country have been amazed by the speed and skills of the Top Fuel Harley competitors this season,” said Brad Gerber, NHRA vice president and chief development officer. “We are excited and welcome the involvement of Mickey Thompson Tires and their support of what will now be known as the Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series.”
Starting with the 2018 season, points will be earned at each of the eight events towards a series championship. Bonuses will be awarded to the top three finishers for the Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series. Riders will be competing for a share of $97,000 in total awards between year-end prize money and the eight races next year.
“Mickey Thompson has been number one in motorcycle drag racing tires for more than 20 years,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Mickey Thompson. “We are excited to engage with NHRA fans this season and show them our complete lineup, including our truck tires and wheels.”
2017 MICKEY THOMPSON TIRES NHRA TOP FUEL HARLEY DRAG RACING SERIES
Feb. 9-12 Circle K NHRA Winternationals Pomona, Calif.
Feb. 24-26 NHRA Arizona Nationals Phoenix
March 31-April 2 Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals Las Vegas
April 21-23 NHRA SpringNationals Houston
May 19-21 Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals Topeka, Kansas
June 2-4 NHRA New England Nationals Epping, N.H.
June 16-18 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Bristol, Tenn.
Aug. 4-6 NHRA Northwest Nationals Seattle, Washington
Max-Trac Tire Co., Inc., DBA Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels, markets racing and high-performance tires and wheels for street, strip, truck, and off-road applications. The company was founded in 1963 by racing legend Mickey Thompson and is headquartered in Stow, Ohio, USA. For more information, visit www.mikeythompsontires.com
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 NHRA Jr. Street for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates four racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com
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