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KALITTA MOTORSPORTS ADDS IDT AND OUTER CIRCLE AS PREMIER SPONSORS

YPSILANTI, MI – Kalitta Motorsports has added two premier level sponsors for the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season bringing on Ion Defense Technologies (IDT) and Outer Circle Motorsports wear, to the multi-time world championship organization. IDT will be recognized as the premier face covering sponsor and Outer Circle Motorsports wear will be the premier team apparel provider. Both companies will begin supplying Kalitta Motorsports immediately with products and apparel.

“Our goal is to continue to keep all our team members as safe as possible,” Kalitta Motorsports General Manager Chad Head said. “The addition of IDT and their superior face coverings is an outstanding solution during these unprecedented times with regards to keeping our teams healthy. Outer Circle has a long history of providing great looking apparel for motorsports teams and we are looking forward to wearing their gear in 2021.”

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Bullet Racing Engines Named Official Engine Builder of the ADRL

LAKE ST. LOUIS, MO – Officials from the American Drag Racing League announced today that Bullet Racing Engines has signed a multi-year agreement to become the Official Engine Builder of the ADRL.

Bullet Racing Engines is a full service engine machining and building business specializing in drag race, dirt race, truck pull and virtually all high horsepower engines.

“The ADRL and its racers put on a show that is second to none,” said Bullet Racing Engines General Manager Jim Gray. “We couldn’t be more excited to grow our customer base within the world’s premier eight-mile drag racing series.”

To learn more about Bullet Racing Engines, follow them on social media or visit their website at www.bulletracingengines.com.

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STRUTMASTERS.COM EXTENDS SPONSORSHIP WITH JUSTIN ASHLEY 

PLAINVIEW, NY – National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Rookie of the Year Justin Ashley announced today that Strutmasters.com will continue its marketing and sponsorship relationship with the Davis Motorsports Top Fuel team. The marketing partnership will cover the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season beginning with the historic Gatornationals, March 21-22, 2021.  Strutmasters.com and owner Chip Lofton back a number of NHRA competitors throughout the various NHRA classes and his involvement with Justin Ashley Racing remains strong.

“I am thankful for the support Chip Lofton and Strutmasters.com continue to provide our team,” Ashley said. “They have been with us from the beginning and we wouldn’t be in the position we are today without them. It was great to get our first win and collect Rookie of the Year honors together last season. There are a lot of great things in store for this team in 2021 and I’m proud to continue representing Strutmasters.com on and off the racetrack.”

Winning the 2020 NHRA Summernationals in July propelled Ashley’s season and moved him to the forefront of the Rookie of the Year conversation. A semifinal finish at the U.S. Nationals and consistent performance numbers including the best reaction time average in the Top Fuel class sealed the deal for the national media panel voting for Rookie of the Year. Ashley was a regular on a number of national and regional radio shows as well as frequent subject of interviews during the NHRA FOX broadcasts.

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A Unique SCSN For Unique Times Kicks Off Thursday in Vegas

LAS VEGAS—In a year of uncertainty, Mel Roth made it a mission to ensure his annual marathon of drag racing returned to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Thanks to that mission and the fans, racers, and businesses that have stood by Roth and the Premier Street Car Association in 2020, the COMP Cams Street Car Super Nationals 16 Presented by FuelTech kicks off Thursday as originally scheduled.

The COVID-19 pandemic that has changed America’s way of life since March will still have an effect on the event. Spectator tickets will not be sold at the track as has been customary in years past. This year, tickets are only available for purchase online. Tickets can be purchased by clicking HERE. Racer and crew passes can be purchased at the credential booth located to the left of the drag strip entrance as has been customary in the past.

In an open letter to fans, racers, and media earlier this week, Roth explained that while this year’s race may have a different feel, everything is being done to still provide an incredible experience.

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Construction Underway on New Musi Racing Facility

MOORESVILLE, NC — Musi Racing will soon have a new state-of-the-art home near Mooresville Dragway.  The race team broke ground in September on their new 9,000-square foot building located near the dragstrip and construction has progressed quickly since then. The scheduled opening date for the building is slated for early 2021.

The new building will be the race shop for the Musi Racing cars, which include the Frank Brandao-owned Edelbrock/Lucas Oil “King Kong 7” 2018 Dodge Dart and the Edelbrock-equipped “Aftershock” Camaro, both driven by Street Outlaws star Lizzy Musi. Customer cars will also be kept at the new facility as they come through, while Pat Musi Racing Engines will remain in its current 10,000-square foot building near downtown Mooresville.

The two shops will be within ten minutes of each other, giving Pat Musi easy access to both, and a world of opportunities with the new facility.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun and we’ve got a lot of good ideas for this building. There’s definitely a lot of excitement coming,” Pat Musi said. “We were really crunched for space and this new building gives us a great spot for the race team and to set up cars for customers. It’s all coming together really well.”

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AFRICAN AMERICAN RACERS ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES TO  SUPPORT DIVERSITY IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL – The African American Racers Association (AARA) was launched September 1, 2020 by co-founders Christopher Harris and Sinclair Gordon. The AARA is focused on recognizing and promoting African American contributions and spotlighting individuals, businesses and organizations that exemplify equality within the motorsports world.

Open to all races, colors and creeds, AARA is membership based and provides the opportunity to network with people at all levels and in all professions of the automotive industry. Benefits of becoming a member of AARA not only include access to webinars with industry leaders, opportunities for sponsorships and scholarships but over 300,000 member-only discounts across 10,000 cities in categories such as travel, meals and entertainment.

“I am very excited to have partnered up with Sinclair to create the African American Racers Association. There’s a need for this association in the industry to help shed light on the accolades of African Americans and to help create opportunities as well,” said Harris who has over 20 years’ experience volunteering and creating programs in underprivileged communities. “The AARA combines two of my greatest passions, motorsports and grassroots social work.”

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Innovators West Named Official Harmonic Damper of the ADRL

LAKE ST. LOUIS, Mo. – American Drag Racing League officials today announced a multi-year agreement with Innovators West to become the Official Harmonic Damper of the ADRL.

For more than 25 years, Innovators West has produced high-quality SFI 18.1 certified harmonic dampers right here in the United States with all-American components. With a standard all-aluminum case design for lower reciprocating weight, stress-proof steel hub, and 1040 steel internal inertia rings for outstanding durability, Innovators West dampers are a great investment for your street or race vehicle.

“The ADRL is quickly re-establishing themselves as one of the top series in motorsports,” said Innovators West Sales and Marketing Manager Chris Rose. “Innovators West is excited to be an official sponsor and looking forward to fantastic events in 2021 and beyond.”To learn more about Innovators West, follow them on social media or visit their website at www.innovatorswest.com.

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