GunSkins, a popular protective, nonporous DIY vinyl wrap for guns, was announced today by Enders and Elite Motorsports as a sponsor for the upcoming 2021 racing season, which begins March 5-7 with the CTECH World Doorslammer Nationals presented by JEGS in Orlando and continues the next weekend in Gainesville to kick off the NHRA campaign.
On the heels of her fourth world championship in 2020, Enders is thrilled to add a marquee name to the team’s list of partners for the 2021 campaign.
“It’s a great pleasure to be involved with companies within our industry, but every once in a while it’s fun to branch out and attach our team and my name to a mainstream company that I already use and believe in,” Enders said. “I want to give a big thanks to GunSkins for this opportunity, and I know they won’t regret getting involved in drag racing. We are the demographic they cater to and it’s very exciting.”
Eight-Car Shootouts in Modified Pro Compact and ‘Old School’ Import Classes Added to CTECH World Doorslammer Nationals Presented by JEGS
ORLANDO – An already loaded show at the CTECH World Doorslammer Nationals presented by JEGS will now include another thrilling aspect at the second annual race, which takes place March 5-7 at Orlando Speed World Dragway.
Race officials announced today a special eight-car invitational shootout in Modified Pro Compact during the race, bringing the quickest and fastest import cars to the biggest doorslammer event of the year to thrill fans with runs in the low 6-second range at more than 230 mph. There will also be an “old school” eight-car import shootout featured cars with a 90-inch wheelbase running in the 6.50s and known for their massive wheel stands the entire race.
The facility has annually become a hotbed for some of the most impressive import events, and will now host a special shootout in two wildly-popular import classes with $10,000 in prize money on the line in each at the CTECH World Doorslammer Nationals presented by JEGS.
ORLANDO – Bill Miller Engineering (BME), the industry-leading manufacturer of aluminum connecting rods, forged racing pistons and more, is continuing its support of the second annual CTECH Manufacturing World Doorslammer Nationals presented by JEGS as an event sponsor. The race is set for March 5-7 at Orlando Speed World Dragway.
The race features $75,000-to-win Pro Stock and $50,000-to-win Pro Mod, as well as a slew of sportsman classes like Top Sportsman, Factory Shootout, Comp Eliminator and Stock/Super Stock.
“We were proud to be a part of the inaugural World Doorslammer Nationals last year, and we’re thrilled to continue our support of the event,” said Bill Miller, founder, BME. “We’ve always supported the team at Drag Illustrated, whether it’s through advertising in the magazine or signing on as a sponsor of their events. This is where our customers are, so it’s a natural fit for us.”
The largest annual sporting event in Southeast Texas will feature professional drag racing in three categories of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series: Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock, as well as a variety of classes in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.
“As host of this event for more than three decades, we are thrilled to welcome back our loyal fans to one of the quickest and fastest racetracks in the country,” said track operator Seth Angel. “And we’re super happy to return to our traditional spring date on the NHRA schedule.
“Houston Raceway Park Powered By Pennzoil has long enjoyed a reputation as a place where, when the weather conditions are just right, world records can be set. We’ve always worked diligently to make sure our guests have a memorable time whenever they come to visit and we’re certain this 34th running of the race will be nothing short of amazing.”
LAKE ST. LOUIS, MO – American Drag Racing League officials announced today the ADRL Gateway Drags, originally scheduled to kick off the 2021 ADRL season March 26-27 at World Wide Technology Raceway near St. Louis, has been moved to June 11-12. ADRL’s Dragpalooza, April 30-May 1 at the Texas Motorplex outside Dallas, is now the season-opening event for the second-consecutive year.
The date change was made after much discussion between the Madison, Ill.-based race facility, the ADRL, and Illinois government officials. It was decided that utilizing the June date for the race would allow WWT Raceway to return to pre-COVID event crowd standards.
“We are currently able to host approximately 20 percent of the venue capacity, but we are optimistic that increased capacity will be coming in the days, weeks, and months ahead,” said World Wide Technology Raceway Executive Vice President and General Manager Chris Blair. “Adjusting the date to June should enable us to host the series in a manner that ADRL fans and competitors will enjoy.”
YPSILANTI, MI – During the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, Kalitta Motorsports will be partnering with A Kid Again, a nonprofit organization fostering hope, happiness and healing for children facing life-threatening conditions and their families. Kalitta’s support will help A Kid Again further their mission of giving families the opportunity to take a time out from illness by attending ongoing Adventures together at NHRA races while they work through significant medical situations. The multi-time world championship team will also be supporting A Kid Again through social media promotions, branding on all three race cars and hosting familiesa the races during the race season.
“We were introduced to the folks at A Kid Again and immediately knew we should get involved with this organization,” said Kalitta Motorsports General Manager Chad Head. “NHRA is a family sport that is all about making memories and having an amazing experience. One of the things that drew us to A Kid Again was their mission of having entire families participate in events and experiences. This is a great organization and we are thrilled to partner with them.”
$hameless Racing Pro 632 Presented by C&C Pumping to Race for Class-Record $15,000 Payday at World Doorslammer Nationals
ORLANDO –$hameless Racing and C&C Pumping have signed on as the official class sponsors of Pro 632 at the second annual CTech Manufacturing World Doorslammer Nationals presented by JEGS at Orlando Speed World Dragway, race officials annnounced today. $hameless Racing Pro 632 presented by C&C Pumping will race for $15,000 to win, the richest payday in the history of Outlaw 632, when the event takes place March 5-7.
Featuring purpose-built race cars running naturally aspirated or nitrous-assisted engines, primarily 632ci, Pro 632 is a heads-up doorslammer class. The class was contested at the inaugural World Doorslammer Nationals in 2020, where Florida’s own Dillon Voss won the $10,000 prize.
“Pro 632 is one of the most exciting doorslammer classes that’s come about in the last 10 years or so,” said Wes Buck, event promoter as well as founder and editorial director of Drag Illustrated. “The drivers in this class are fierce competitors and they really added to the show last year. We’re thrilled to include the class again thanks to Wes Distefano at $hameless Racing and the Holdorf family and their C&C Pumping Services team.”