GLENDORA, CA – June 1, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Chevrolet and NHRA announced today they will continue their longstanding relationship as Official Trucks of NHRA that began in 2014. The renewal highlights their continued involvement with the sport.
“We look forward to continuing our partnership with Chevrolet as their products allow NHRA Safety Safari to provide support for racers at 24-national events across the country,” said Graham Light, senior vice president, racing operations, NHRA. “The vehicles are essential to the events and invaluable during the race weekends.”
The Silverado trucks and Suburban vehicles utilized by Safety Safari presented by AAA are a key component to provide emergency response and track preparation. The dependability, and capability of Chevrolet trucks are imperative to the legendary safety groups as they perform their trackside duties.
“We at Chevrolet are proud to extend our involvement with the series as the Official Truck of NHRA,” said Jim Campbell, vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “This platform allows our Silverado and Colorado trucks, as well as our Suburban vehicles to be showcased as the most dependable, and longest-lasting trucks in America.”
NHRA will provide Chevrolet with recognition in National DRAGSTER as well as on NHRA.com, track signage at all NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events and video spots on the event big screen.
Chevrolet also has a presence with the sport of NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing as the Chevrolet Camaro brand is represented in the Funny Car ranks as John Force, his daughter Courtney and Robert Hight race their 10,000 horsepower vehicles at events across the country. Jason Line, the 2016 Pro Stock world champion, is one of many Pro Stock racers who campaign a Chevrolet Camaro. Chevrolet Performance is the title rights sponsor of the iconic Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
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