DETROIT, MI – MGM Grand Detroit has entered into a partnership agreement with Berkley, Michigan-based National Hot Rod Association Top Alcohol drag racing team, Gutierrez Brothers Racing. The arrangement includes financial and marketing support for the team at regional NHRA competitions, as well as other auto and racing related events.
“This is a great way to increase the visibility of our award-winning property on a grassroots level in a number of key markets throughout the Midwest”, said Matt Buckley, Vice President of Marketing at MGM Grand Detroit. “We are able to work with a local Michigan team in a mutually beneficial partnership. We are excited about this great opportunity.”
CAYUGA, ON – Canada’s insurance provider to the motorsports industry, JB Motorsport Insurance, will return this year with its Safety Initiative Program for the Pro Modified Racing Association, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series.
Offering a wide range of products specifically designed to protect motorsports associations, facilities, teams and special events, and as Canada’s only dedicated supplier of motorsports insurance products and services, Jones Brown provides the broadest coverage, exclusive risk management advice and the strongest negotiation available in motorsports.
DELAWARE, OH – After a nice off-season, JEGS.com Top Sportsman Camaro driver Mike Coughlin is ready to get back in the seat.
Coughlin will once again start his season alongside nephew Troy Jr. at the JEGS NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals in Belle Rose, La.
“Belle Rose is one of our favorite races,” Coughlin said. “It’s always a good time and everyone is really friendly. We’ve been going there a while now, and it’s always a great place to start the season. I can’t wait to get behind the wheel and do some racing.”
The JEGS.com team will head down to No Problem Raceway Park a few days early to test before the event, which runs March 21-23. Coughlin will be joined once again by crewmembers Greg Cody, Rick Rossiter, and Ron Richards this year.
Stow, OH – Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels is proud to return to the NMRA racing scene as an official 2014 series sponsor for all national NMRA events. The company will also be posting contingency awards in all Pro and Sportsman classes as well as special-event classes, and Mickey Thompson Motorsports will be on site as most events offering trackside support.
“Supporting the Sportsman racers in this all Ford Mustang series is something we look forward to every year,” stated Tom Kundrik, Motorsports Manager, Mickey Thompson. “With the series kick off at the 20th annual NMRA Spring Break Shootout, this season is already shaping up to be one of the best yet.”
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CAYUGA, ON – One of the top spark plug manufacturers in the world has renewed it support with three popular drag racing series.
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AUBURN HILLS, MI – JEGS.com/Mopar driver Jeg Coughlin Jr. was invited last week on a private tour of Chrysler Headquarters & Technology Center, where he met with a handful of key executives and numerous members of the SRT group.
“It was quite a privilege to be invited up there and pretty darn exciting to see all the things going on at Chrysler,” said Coughlin, a five-time champion in NHRA’s Pro Stock class. “Not many people get an all-access, behind-the-scenes tour like this, so I was honored to have the chance.”
The highlight of the visit was lunch with Chrysler President and CEO Pietro Gorlier in the executive dining room. Afterward, Gorlier presented Coughlin with a special shadowbox to commemorate Coughlin’s 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock championship.