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NHRA Pro Bike Battle to Resume in Indianapolis

Mickey Thompson-sponsored special event will be held at the Denso Spark Plug U.S. Nationals in September

STOW, OH – Always one of the standout special events of the NHRA season, the Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle will return on Saturday, Sept. 5, at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis at the Denso Spark Plugs U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis.

The special event, which annually pits eight of the top NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle riders in head-to-head shootout for a $25,000 winner payout, was originally scheduled to take place at its traditional site at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals in July, but was moved after that event was cancelled due to COVID-19 and other factors.

“It’s great to get back to racing, and moving the Pro Bike Battle to Indy is a terrific way to showcase our tires in the home of motorsports,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Mickey Thompson. “The excitement of the Pro Bike Battle is Pro Stock Motorcycle racing at its best, which is why Mickey Thompson has been proud to sponsor the event for four years now.”

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MICKEY THOMPSON TIRES PRO BIKE BATTLE TO BE CONTESTED AT DENSO SPARK PLUGS NHRA U.S. NATIONALS IN 2020

GLENDORA, CA – The Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle event, which annual pits eight of the class’ best riders in head to head competition for a $25,000 winner payout, will take place this season at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals. The special event, originally scheduled to take place at its traditional site at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals, was moved after that event had to be canceled for this season because of the COVID-19 pandemic and other considerations.

“It’s great to get back to racing and moving the Pro Bike Battle to Indy is a terrific way to showcase our tires in the home of motorsports,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Mickey Thompson. “The excitement of the Pro Bike Battle is Pro Stock Motorcycle racing at its best, which is why Mickey Thompson has been proud to sponsor the event for four years now.”

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Mickey Thompson in the Thick of a Mustang Rivalry

Returns as sponsor of 2020 NMRA Cobra/Terminator vs. GT500 Shootout events

STOW, OH – Building on a rivalry years in the making, Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels has again signed on as sponsor of an exclusive Ford Mustang drag race showdown, in addition to its continued support of the National Mustang Racers Association.

The NMRA Cobra/Terminator vs. GT500 Shootout class runs at two of the largest NMRA events on the schedule: the NMRA Spring Break Shootout season opener Feb. 27-March 1 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida; and the NMRA All-Ford World Finals Oct. 1-4 at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

“The Mickey Thompson Cobra/Terminator vs. GT500 Shootout features some of the baddest Ford factory-produced street cars on the planet battling heads-up for national bragging rights,” said Steve Wolcott, NMRA CEO and co-founder. “There has always been a rivalry between the supercharged Cobra segment and the GT500 community, and Mickey Thompson is helping to fan the flames with prize money and bonus tires up for grabs for the winner. Fans can witness this insane battle at the Spring Break Shootout and World Finals events courtesy of Mickey Thompson.”

The Cobra/Terminator vs. GT500 Shootout is for OEM chassis (VIN-verified) 1996-2004 Cobra and 2007-’14 GT500 stock-appearing vehicles using a Ford modular 4.6L-, 5.4L- or 5.8L- V-8 (4v)-based engines only.

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Mickey Thompson Back as Title Sponsor of Lights Out 11

ET Street Radial Pros again ready to prove they’re the ‘Baddest Small Tires on the Planet’ 

STOW, OH – Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels is again serving as title sponsor of Lights Out 11, “The Baddest Small Tire Races in the World.”

Leading the small tire category with its ET Street Radial Pro line, Mickey Thompson has supported the annual event since 2009. This year’s races are set for Feb. 13-16 at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Adel, Georgia.

“The largest small-tire radial drag race in the world is back, and we wouldn’t miss it,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing, Mickey Thompson. “As always, the event promises to provide a unique brand of motorsports excitement for racers and spectators alike and is a great showcase for our ET Street Radial Pro line.”

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Mickey Thompson Again Backing the Bikes 

Returns as title sponsor of the NHRA Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series

STOW, OH – Back by popular demand, the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series will be featured at 10 events during the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

“The Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels Top Fuel Harley motorcycle category has quickly become one of the most exciting of the NHRA series,” said Brad Gerber, NHRA vice president and chief development officer. “Top Fuel Harley thrilled fans at events in 2019, and we look forward to another electrifying season.”

The Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels Top Fuel Harley series features bikes capable of exceeding 220 mph, making it the fastest motorcycle racing action on the circuit. Races are often decided by thousandths of a second.

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Mickey Thompson Returns as an NHRA Major Sponsor

The company will support racers, events & series for 2020

STOW, OH – The 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series is just around the corner, and Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels will again have a prominent sponsorship presence to showcase its championship lineup of racing products.

“Drag racing is an important part of what we do and who we are,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing, Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels. “We offer a complete line of competition tires for drag cars and bikes, and our products set new standards and break traditions in innovation.”

The company will again attend all NHRA national events with one fully equipped onsite trailer to attend to racers’ needs as well as a marketing trailer to activate with fans in Nitro Alley showcasing their off-road tires and wheels. Fans can enter to win a set of light truck tires and participate in family-friendly games for giveaways.

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Nitromethane-powered bikes will again compete in 10 races throughout the year at some of the fastest tracks in the country

Stow, OH – Some of the baddest drag bikes in the business will return to the track next year as part of the Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series.NHRA officials have announced a 10-race schedule, bringing the popular competition back to select events throughout the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.

“We are honored to be the title sponsor for the 2020 Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing, Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels. “The competitors and the fans have grown to love the high-stakes, pulse-pounding action this series provides, and we know that next season will be the best one yet.”

The series features NHRA’s only nitromethane-powered two-wheeled machines at some of the fastest racing facilities in the country. The bikes are capable of exceeding 220 mph with each pass, and races are regularly decided by just thousandths of a second.

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