Special race challenge will feature semifinalists from previous race matching up on Saturdays with additional purse and playoff bonus points on the line
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – January 19, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – NHRA and Mission Foods, the world’s leading brand for tortillas and wraps, have partnered together for the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge, an exciting new race program for the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
Beginning at the NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix on March 24-26, the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge will introduce competitive racing to the Saturday schedule at regular-season events during the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series campaign, pitting semifinalists from the previous race against each other in a rematch for all professional categories as part of a must-see challenge.
They will face off during the first qualifying session on Saturday, with the two winners then matching up in the final qualifying session with an additional purse and bonus points for the Countdown to the Championship on the line, adding another marquee attraction to the NHRA race weekend. The #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge is also part of Mission Foods’ overall motorsports initiative to help racers and race teams.
“We are very excited to partner with NHRA and become the official sponsor of the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge” said Juan Gonzalez, Mission Foods Chief Executive Officer. “This is a great opportunity to interact with NHRA fans in a fun and exciting setting, and I strongly believe that our partnership will create some unforgettable moments on Saturday race weekends.”
Following the Saturday competition at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Phoenix, the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge will take place at all regular season races during the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, except for the two four-wide races in Las Vegas and Charlotte, ending at the prestigious Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals. Overall, fans will have the chance to watch the can’t-miss challenge on Saturdays at 12 regular-season events.
Along with the additional purse and the chance to celebrate a victory on Saturday during a race weekend, competitors in the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge will also be racing for bonus points that will be awarded at the start of the Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Each challenge winner will earn three bonus points that will be added to their point total to begin the playoffs, with the runner-up at each challenge earning two points and the quickest losing semifinalist earning a point, adding another massive incentive for race teams to chase a Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge victory.
“It’s exciting to see a great partner like Mission creating a program like the #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge that gives back to the racers,” said Brad Gerber, NHRA Vice President and Chief Development Officer. “Mission is a company that is passionate about motorsports and drag racing, we’re thrilled to have them board with a unique challenge that puts the racers first and is something the fans will certainly enjoy.”
Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge Breakdown:
- Contested at 12 regular-season races, starting with the NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix on March 24-26, and ending at the prestigious Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals on Aug. 30-Sept. 4. The challenge won’t take place at the two four-wide races in Las Vegas and Charlotte, or during the Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
- Takes place on Saturday during the two qualifying sessions and in all Camping World Drag Racing Series categories.
- Features the semifinal matchups from the previous race. Saturday’s first qualifying session will include the semifinal rematch.
- Winners of the semifinal rematch will meet in the final, which will take place as part of Saturday’s final qualifying session.
- Bonus points will be awarded to the winner (3), runner-up (2) and quickest losing semifinalist (1).
- These bonus points will be added to a driver’s total points at the start of the Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
About Mission Foods
MISSION®, owned by GRUMA, S.A.B. de C.V., is the world’s leading brand for tortillas and wraps. MISSION® is also globally renowned for flatbreads, dips, salsas and Mexican food products. With presence in over 112 countries, MISSION® products are suited to the lifestyles and the local tastes of each country. With innovation and customer needs in mind, MISSION® focuses on the highest quality, authentic flavors, and providing healthy options that families and friends can enjoy together. For more information, please visit https://www.missionfoods.com/
About Camping World Holdings, Inc.
Camping World Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Lincolnshire, IL, (together with its subsidiaries) is America’s largest retailer of RVs and related products and services. Our vision is to build a long-term legacy business that makes RVing fun and easy, and our Camping World and Good Sam brands have been serving RV consumers since 1966. We strive to build long-term value for our customers, employees, and shareholders by combining a unique and comprehensive assortment of RV products and services with a national network of RV dealerships, service centers and customer support centers along with the industry’s most extensive online presence and a highly trained and knowledgeable team of associates serving our customers, the RV lifestyle, and the communities in which we operate. We also believe that our Good Sam organization and family of programs and services uniquely enable us to connect with our customers as stewards of the RV enthusiast community and the RV lifestyle. With RV sales and service locations in 42 states, Camping World has grown to become the prime destinations for everything RV. For more information, visit www.CampingWorld.com
Headquartered in San Dimas, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 21 national events featuring the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, Flexjet NHRA Factory Stock Showdown™ and Top Fuel Harley Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and NHRA Street Legal™. NHRA also offers the NHRA Jr. Street® program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League® for youth ages 5 to 17. With 120 Member Tracks, NHRA allows racers to compete at a variety of locations nationally and internationally. NHRA’s Youth and Education Services® (YES) Program reaches over 30,000 students annually to ignite their interest in automotive and racing related careers. NHRA’s streaming service, NHRA.tv®, allows fans to view all NHRA national events as well as exclusive features of the sport. In addition, NHRA owns and operates three racing facilities: Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park; and In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip in Southern California. For more information, log on to www.NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
Source: National Hot Rod Association