GLENDORA, CA – April 27, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – NHRA officials announced today that Racing RVs, an Ohio company that specializes in new and used Semi style motorhomes, has signed a multiyear agreement to become the presenting sponsor of the NHRA Top Dragster and Top Sportsman national championships.
Drivers in the Top Sportsman and Top Dragster classes will be awarded points at various NHRA divisional events, the JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals, and at selected NHRA national events toward the annual year-end Top Dragster national championship and the annual year-end Top Sportsman national championship.
In the program, each champion in the Top Dragster presented by RacingRVs.com and the Top Sportsman presented by RacingRVs.com classes will earn $5,000 and the series runner-up will claim $2,500. The two champions will receive their championship bonus purse, championship jacket, championship Wally trophy and championship ring while being recognized during the annual NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series awards ceremony.
“It means the world to us to bring funding and recognition to the Top Dragster and Top Sportsman national championships,” said Joe and Patty Fisher, owners of Racing RVs. “As a family racing business, we love to help racers. We are thrilled that NHRA has made the commitment to award both of these great classes with the opportunity to earn coveted NHRA national championships.”
In addition, a special Top Sportsman Shootout and Top Dragster Shootout presented by RacingRVs.com will be held during the JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals, May 27-29 at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky. In those shootouts the winners in each class will earn $1,000 and the runner-up will get $500.
“We are pleased to welcome RacingRVs.com into the NHRA family of sponsors,” said Graham Light, NHRA senior vice president of racing operations. “Their support of the Top Dragster and Top Sportsman categories will make a huge impact in the sportsman racing community. We look forward to some exciting racing in two very competitive classes as a result of this announcement.”
Racing RVs also supports its family-owned race team as well as several other NHRA Lucas Oil Series drivers. The Racing RVs family-owned Top Dragster team includes Joe and Tom Fisher. The company also provides support to two-time national champion Keith Lynch, two-time national champ Luke Bogacki, Stock Eliminator national champ Austin Williams and bracket racing standout Dean Karns.
Headquartered in Brookville, Ohio, Racing RVs sells, buys, trades, finances, services, consigns and delivers motorhomes and trailers nationwide. It is a three generation racing family-owned business. The company stocks a large amount of new and used ShowHaulers, Renegades and Haulmark motor coaches, and also stocks new and used stacker trailers and other race style trailers. The company recently moved into a 25,000 square foot indoor facility, which allows them to do anything from large interior remodels, to body work or small repairs. Their service shop performs all types of inside updates, anything from new floors, new counter tops, new couches and new TV/SAT systems, to outside updates of fridge/freezers, grills and TVs.
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Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 23 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 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.