GLENDORA, CA – Aug. 28, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – NHRA officials have announced that Chevrolet has renewed their longstanding relationship as the “Official Truck of NHRA.”
Since 2014, Chevrolet has provided the Silverado trucks and Suburban vehicles utilized by the Safety Safari presented by AAA that are necessary at each of the 24 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national events to provide emergency response and track preparation. The dependability and capability of Chevrolet trucks are imperative to this legendary safety group as they perform their trackside duties.
“The Chevrolet products NHRA uses during race weekends allow the NHRA Safety Safari to do their jobs with flawless precision at each event,” said Graham Light, senior vice president of racing operations for NHRA. “Their continued support of NHRA and the durability of the vehicles is invaluable to our racers.”
The Safety Safari, the first full-time team devoted to safety in North American Motorsports, is known as the finest in racing. The Chevrolet vehicles are a major component of the group’s success as they perform their trackside duties at any given moment.
“Chevrolet is proud to be the ‘Official Truck of NHRA’ said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet truck marketing director. “This partnership lets us connect with NHRA fans and racers to showcase Silverado and Colorado, from the family of the most dependable, longest-last pickups, as well as Suburban which, along with Tahoe, have been the best-selling full-size SUVs for the past 43 consecutive years.”
NHRA will provide Chevrolet with recognition in National DRAGSTER as well as on NHRA.com, in addition to fan engagement opportunities and brand presence at all NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events.
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 2017 Funny Car world champion Robert Hight race their 10,000 horsepower vehicles at events across the country. Bo Butner, the 2017 Pro Stock world champion, is one of many Pro Stock racers who compete in a Chevrolet Camaro.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 100 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.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 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service. 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 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, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Source: National Hot Rod Association