March 16, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – NHRA announced today it has named Jerry Bickel Race Cars, Inc. as presenting sponsor for the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 16-19, at Gainesville Raceway. The race is the season-opener in the 12-race NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
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 2017 season of the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing will feature thrilling racing during the 12-race schedule,” said Brad Gerber, NHRA vice president and chief development officer. “The support of Jerry Bickel Race Cars to the NHRA and our races is wide ranging and they are among the best in the industry.”
Jerry Bickel Race Cars, “The One Stop Chassis Shop,” offers a variety of services to racers looking to improve race cars. The Jerry Bickel Race Cars facility in Moscow Mills, MO., houses just about every race part and component a driver could dream of, along with a temperature-controlled manufacturing area and a temperature-controlled paint booth. Jerry Bickel Race Cars Inc. prides itself on its commitment to customer satisfaction. For more information on Jerry Bickel Race Cars, please visit www.JerryBickel.com.
“We are proud to be a sponsor of the NHRA Pro Mod race in Gainesville again this year. The Pro Mod class has been exciting and popular for NHRA, and many of the cars on the track have come through our race shop. It is an honor for us to help support our customers, NHRA and the Real Pro Mod Association.”
The 2017 NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series is showcased in a 12-race schedule that includes stops at several NHRA national events across the country. Rickie Smith is a three-time and defending champion and will have the eyes of the field on him during the season. Troy Coughlin, Danny Rowe and Steve Matusek will be top contenders furin the course of the grueling season. All 12 races in the 2017 NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series season will air 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 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 program 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; Gainesville Raceway 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