GLENDORA, CA – September 21, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – NHRA announced today it has named Precision Turbo & Engine as the presenting sponsor for the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at St. Louis, Sept. 23-25. The race is the ninth of 10 events for the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series in 2016.
“Precision Turbo & Engine is always excited to visit St. Louis,” said Precision Turbo and Engine Vice President Roger Conley. “We love the people and always have a great turnout for the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod class.”
Since 1987, Precision Turbo & Engine (PTE) has been a leader in turbocharger technology for street and race applications. PTE offers a complete line of replacement, upgrade and custom turbochargers featuring the exclusive CEA® (Competition Engineered Aerodynamics) compressor and turbine wheels. Additionally, PTE manufactures its own line of high performance lubricants, intercoolers, boost control products, electronic fuel injectors, and is a top distributor for stand-alone engine management systems and fuel system components. Each sale comes with expert advice and support.
“The NHRA is very excited that Precision Turbo & Engine will be the presenting sponsor of the Pro Mod race in St. Louis for the third year,” said Brad Gerber, NHRA vice president and chief development officer. “The AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals is the second-to-last race of the 2016 NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series season and drivers will be on top of their game as a championship is within grasp. The Pro Mod class has been action packed this season and we are so happy PTE will again help the NHRA bring the fans of St. Louis another weekend of thrilling Pro Mod racing.”
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 2016 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. Rickie Smith, a two-time Pro Mod champion, won the season opener in Gainesville, Fla., and the third race of the season in Atlanta, while Troy Coughlin, another two-time world champ, raced to victory at the fourth event of the year in Englishtown, N.J. Jim Whiteley earned his first career victory at the event in Houston and Mike Castellana raced to a win at Thunder Valley in Bristol, Tenn. Bill Glidden pushed the Precision Turbo Chevy Camaro to the Winner’s Circle in Norwalk, Ohio, and Von Smith hoisted the trophy at the next event in Indianapolis. At the most recent Pro Mod event in Charlotte, N.C., Bob Rahaim bettered the competition to earn his first win after two runner-up finishes earlier in the season.
All 10 races in the 2016 NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series season are airing on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) and FOX Sports 2 (FS2).
About National Hot Rod Association
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.
Source: National Hot Rod Association