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VORTECH SUPERCHARGERS NAMED TITLE SPONSOR FOR TOP DRAGSTER AND TOP SPORTSMAN CLASSES THROUGH 2022

GLENDORA, CA – NHRA announced today that Vortech Superchargers, which specializes in superchargers systems geared toward performance enthusiasts, will sponsor the Top Dragster and Top Sportsman classes through 2022.

The Top Dragster and Top Sportsman categories are for racers with a quick elapsed time. The qualified field includes 32, 48 or 64 entries. Eliminations are run using the traditional bracket format, featuring a full three-amber Christmas tree. The breakout rules are enforced.

“Vortech Superchargers is thrilled to be a part of the NHRA, and for the opportunity to showcase our products at the highest levels of drag racing competition,” said Jimmy Martz, Vortech Superchargers Sales & Marketing Director. “After winning the NHRA National Top Dragster Championship in 2019, it was natural for Vortech to sponsor the Top Sportsman and Top Dragster class. Vortech Superchargers has been the most trusted brand in Supercharging for over 30 years, and we are looking forward to continuing the legacy and expanding our reach into the highest level of racing, the NHRA. Everyone knows that the NHRA is the top level of competition in drag racing, so it only makes sense that, Vortech Superchargers, be here on this stage showing what our products can do. Customers all over the country have been amazed by the power and reliability Vortech Superchargers brings to the table. We are honored to showcase all of our products to the wide range of fans associated with the NHRA.”

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KALITTA, BECKMAN AND COUGHLIN SCORE START THE SEASON WITH AT THE 60TH ANNUAL LUCAS OIL NHRA WINTERNATIONALS PRESENTED BY PROTECTTHEHARVEST.COM

POMONA, CA – For the third straight time, Doug Kalitta took home a national event win at the 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com. Sunday’s win marks Kalitta’s 48th career win, placing him fifth in wins on the all-time Top Fuel list.

Jack Beckman (Funny Car) and Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) also took home event wins in their respective categories, marking the first time in NHRA history that the winners from the Auto Club Finals also took home wins at the Winternationals.

Top Fuel veteran Kalitta went 3.698-seconds at 330.23 mph in his Mac Tools dragster to defeat JFR’s Austin Prock in the final round at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Kalitta has won four of the last five races at the track and has advanced to five final rounds in a row at the Winternationals. Kalitta defeated Brandon Welch, Justin Ashley and former world champion Brittany Force to advance to the finals on Sunday.

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B. FORCE, HAGAN AND COUGHLIN CLINCH NO. 1 QUALIFIERS TO KICK OFF THE SEASON OPENER

POMONA, CA – Five-time Pro Stock world champion Jeg Coughlin had a monumental day at the 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com. Coughlin kicked off the day by announcing that the 2020 season will be his last season as a professional Pro Stock driver. He followed up the announcement by claiming the No. 1 qualifying spot.

Matt Hagan (Funny Car) and Brittany Force (Top Fuel) also clinched No. 1 qualifier positions in their respective categories in the first of 24 races during the 2020 NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing Series season.

Coughlin is looking to go out with a bang after announcing that he will be retiring from full-time Pro Stock racing at the conclusion of the 2020 season. He is off to a good start by seeding himself at the top with a run of 6.525-seconds at 210.77 mph. Looking to compete for his sixth Pro Stock world title, this marks Coughlin’s 33rd career No. 1 qualifier. He will face Joey Grose in the opening round of eliminations.

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NHRA ANNOUNCES LAUNCH, NEW CAREER PORTAL PLATFORM

GLENDORA, CA – The National Hot Rod Association along with Pro Stock Motorcycle legend Terry Vance and the Vance Family Foundation are happy to announce the official start of NHRA Launch Motorsports Careers, NHRA’s motorsports career portal.

NHRA Launch Motorsports Careers will allow individuals and companies within the motorsports industry to connect for career opportunities. Individuals who are looking for jobs may search for openings within the portal while companies with available jobs may post openings.

The goal of NHRA Launch Motorsports Careers is to provide opportunities to those with a passion for motorsports to dive into the industry and begin their careers. These opportunities will range from crew member positions, to team public relations managers, to seasonal track operational work.

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