PITTSBORO, NC – The PDRA is proud to announce that Lee Sebring will join PDRA staff as the series’ Promotions Director. The first order of business for Sebring, who has been the Quarter-Max Top End Zone reporter since late 2015, is to host PDRA’s “Live with Lee” a new Facebook Live program that will be held every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm eastern. The first show will be Thursday, February 9th.
“I’m excited to expand my involvement with the PDRA through this position,” stated Sebring. “PDRA’s ‘Live with Lee’ will be an exciting inside look at current happenings with the series, our racers and our sponsors. We’ll go over rumors, points, race recaps and everything that’s happening in the PDRA. We’ll have call-in guests and hopefully visit some of our partner locations to highlight their companies.”
PITTSBORO, NC – MVM by GALOT Motorsports makes its first public move since the company changed ownership in October. The innovative wheelie bar manufacturer was started in 2012 by Mike Valerio. When the company was purchased by GALOT Motorsports everyone knew there were good things ahead. The first of new things for the company is a partnership with the PDRA to become the Official Wheelie Bar of the eighth-mile doorslammer series. GALOT Motorsports representative and 2016 PDRA Pro Boost World Champion, Kevin Rivenbark, has been heading up MVM by GALOT with Valerio’s continued expert design input.
“We were very fortunate to be able to acquire a proven product such as MVM carbon wheelie bars,” stated Rivenbark. “MVM has the only proven carbon wheelie bars on the market today, and that is what separates us from the rest. We are planning to carry it to the next level.
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PITTSBORO, NC – Andy McCoy Race Cars has been a staunch PDRA supporter since the series’ inception. Now the premier chassis builder is increasing involvement by stepping up to sponsor PDRA’s Pro Boost category for the 2017 season. As well as backing the incredible Pro Boost action this season, Andy McCoy Race Cars is sponsoring the ‘Ask the Pros’ segment on the PDRA/Speed Video Live Feed for the second consecutive year.
Andy McCoy Race Cars Pro Boost has been a wildly popular category, both in terms of racer participation and fan response. Pitting different power adders against one another, Pro Boost is reminiscent of Pro Mod’s beginnings and provides similar excitement as turbocharged and import entries continue to increase, battling the more traditional blown, domestic machines. Andy McCoy Race Cars’ customer Tylor Miller of the Pee Dee Fleet team runs in the category and hopes to overtake the domination of GALOT Motorsports team members exhibited last season. He will debut a new AMRC-special body, a 1979 Corvette, later this year. AMRC is also building a new Pro Boost ride for Chris Russo, among others.
BRADENTON, Fl – The Extreme Pro Stock team from ‘The One Happy Island’ of Aruba left its mark on the Mountain Motor world in 2016. It was their best season yet, with a strong championship chase that earned driver Trevor Eman and the team a solid second place finish. After a brief off season Team Aruba is back in the states, prepping for another championship run in 2017.
With the International Hot Rod Association making drastic changes to its program this year and the Professional Drag Racers Association welcoming Extreme Pro Stock back for a full schedule, Eman and the Aruba.com Mustang will switch gears from quarter-mile to eighth-mile racing this season. The team is currently testing at Bradenton Motorsports Park to prepare for the eight race PDRA schedule.
PITTSBORO, NC – The PDRA is proud to announce the Flatout Gaskets Nitrous Wars are back for 2017. Last year’s inaugural season established an official battle between PDRA Pro Nitrous drivers and their respective engine builders. Industry-leading gasket manufacturer, Flatout Gaskets stepped up to sponsor the Wars and has committed to do so again in 2017.
“Flatout Gaskets is excited to back the Nitrous Wars for a second year,” stated Flatout Gaskets President, Mark Adelizzi. “The talent in that class is incredible. Any of the 16 qualifiers could find themselves in the winner’s circle on race day. Add in the clash of engine builders and it makes every qualifying and eliminations pass a must-watch. The professionalism and desire to continually surpass performance barriers exhibited by Pro Nitrous exhibit is much the same as what we strive for here at Flatout Gaskets. It’s a perfect fit for us and I’m excited to see who comes out on top in 2017.”
Flatout Gaskets prides itself on top-notch customer service and the highest quality parts available for drag racing’s most demanding applications.
PITTSBORO, NC – For the third consecutive year Pilot Flying J is showing its support for PDRA teams, helping reduce travel costs to and from events. The program that began in 2015 allows teams to obtain a fuel discount card to automatically save $0.03 on every gallon of gas or diesel fuel. The discount card is valid at all Pilot Flying J centers across the U.S.
“The Pilot Flying J program has been extremely popular among our racers,” stated PDRA Director of Marketing, Will Smith. “We appreciate the ongoing support from the great people at Pilot. Saving on fuel costs is an asset to our racers and partnering with upstanding companies like Pilot Flying J is something we pride ourselves on and strive for here at PDRA. We are excited that our racers can continue to take advantage of this program and encourage everyone who hasn’t already to join the program this year.”
PITTSBORO, NC – Robert Tighe Racing has announced its plans to run the majority of the PDRA events this year. The team fields an 07 Toyota Scion TC, Toyota 2jz inline 6 cylinder, 94mm gen 2 Turbo by Garrett and driven by Robert Tighe III. Team owner Robert Tighe (pronounced TIE) says the North Carolina-based team will compete at the six eastern-most events on the tour and to expect to see several other import teams join the Pro Boost ranks this year.
Teams like Mech-Tech and EKanoo Racing brought their unique import flavors to the mix in 2016, with their solid performances paving the way for more diversity in the Pro Boost ranks.