Justin Ashley Racing
PLAINVIEW, NY – NHRA championship contending Top Fuel driver Justin Ashley announced the addition of Aladdin Bakers, Inc., a Brooklyn based bakery and owner of Baked In Brooklyn pita chips, snack sticks, and assorted snacks, as an associate sponsor for the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. Baked in Brooklyn logos will appear on Ashley’s 11,000 horsepower Top Fuel dragster.
“We are thrilled to have Baked in Brooklyn join our team,” said Ashley, the 2020 NHRA Rookie of the Year and No. 4 finisher in Top Fuel in 2021. “As a native New Yorker, I am proud to represent a company with such delicious snacks located so close to home. I am looking forward to introducing these foods to NHRA fans across the country.”
Since Ashley made the move three years ago to the Top Fuel ranks as a driver and team owner along with Dustin Davis of Davis Motorsports creative and non-traditional sponsors have been a mainstay for the team. Ashley has worked with Menards to bring a variety of products to market and then promote them at over 330 mph at NHRA national events across the country. Baked in Brooklyn products will be available in Menards stores to coincide with this sponsorship.
PLAINVIEW, NY – Justin Ashley Racing announces its primary sponsorship agreement with Phillips Connect, a national leader in semi-trailer tracking and sensor technologies, to begin the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. The wide-ranging marketing program will initially include the NHRA Winternationals, NHRA Arizona Nationals, and NHRA Gatornationals with primary sponsorship on Ashley’s Davis Motorsports 11,000 horsepower Top Fuel dragster and comprehensive corporate hospitality and business-to-business initiatives.
“I believe this is only the beginning of what will be an incredibly valuable win-win relationship,” said Ashley, the No. 4 finisher in Top Fuel in 2021 and 2020 NHRA Rookie of the Year. “I am honored to represent Phillips Connect and anxious to be a part of their team. I want to win on the track and equally important I want to win for them in the business-to-business sector. I believe our team, the NHRA, the fans, and for that matter, the entire sport of drag racing is a high-speed golf course where some of the greatest business deals get done. I can’t wait for the season to get started.”
Through the on-track program, Phillips Connect will be demonstrating a wide range of smart-trailer technology products that improve and streamline its customers’ businesses with instant data analysis and insight in the most critical conditions to improve up-time, operational efficiencies, and driver safety.
PLAINVIEW, NY – During the final two races of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season Justin Ashley’s crew chief Mike Green had an extra set of eyes and hands at his disposal. Championship winning crew chief Tommy DeLago, was informally assisting Green as the team made a valiant attempt at winning their first Top Fuel championship in just their second year of competition. Ashley, the 2020 NHRA Rookie of the Year, finished the season in fourth place and team owners Dustin Davis and Ashley considered the season a huge success. Moving into the 2022 NHRA season the Davis, Ashley and Green decided adding DeLago in a more formal capacity would only make the rapidly improving team even stronger.
“Tommy is going to come on board and spend time working on some projects that we believe will increase our performance in 2022. He is really a smart guy who can dive into a project or task and figure it out for us. He can take on all sorts of special projects for us,” said Green, during the PRI Show in Indianapolis. “He will also come to the races to assist with the team at the track. We are excited about it because he is a championship winning crew chief with a wealth of knowledge. This is a great opportunity to add someone to the team that is an experienced, intelligent guy to help us chase this Top Fuel championship.”
BROWNSBURG, IN – In another positive move to solidify their teams’ positions as top contenders in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, Justin Ashley Racing which campaigns the Davis Motorsports Top Fueler driven and co-owned by 2020 NHRA Rookie of the Year Justin Ashley and AB Motorsports, led by three-time Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown, today announced they will be forming a Research & Development and Marketing Alliance between their organizations. The alliance will not only pair two of the most marketable Top Fuel stars behind the wheel but also two of the most decorated Top Fuel crew chiefs, with Ashley’s Mike Green and Brown’s Brian Corradi calling the shots on their teams’ 11,000-horsepower machines.
Ashley, who has had an ownership interest for two seasons along with Dustin Davis in the Davis Motorsports the Vita C Shot Top Fuel dragster team, recognizes this partnership will benefit both up-and-coming team owners on and off the race track. For the first time in his career, which began aboard a Pro Stock Motorcycle in 1998, Brown will take on the dual role of owner/driver of the Matco Tools Toyota Top Fuel dragster in its rookie season operating under the AB Motorsports umbrella.
“I am excited to be joining forces with Antron and his team. This alliance is going to improve the performance of both our programs on and off the racetrack,” said Ashley, the 2021 Texas NHRA Fall Nationals Top Fuel winner. “My team has made great strides the past two seasons with our Vita C Shot Top Fuel dragster and now is the time to keep moving forward in an effort to establish a high-level of success for years to come. Getting our crew chiefs together to share on-track and off-track technical information is invaluable. When it comes to marketing, working together opens the door to so many possibilities for our existing partners and any new relationships we start in 2022 and beyond.”
POMONA, CA (November 14, 2021) — As the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing season wrapped up today at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona second-year driver and team owner Justin Ashley was looking to pick up his second win of the season. The 2020 NHRA Rookie of the Year powered the Vita C Shot Top Fuel dragster to the No. 12 qualifying position heading into race day. Through two days of qualifying Ashley made three runs with his quickest effort, 3.765 seconds at 320.97 mph, was the fourth quickest run of the second session and solidified his spot in the field. A very tight Top Fuel field stacked up the Winternationals finalist against three-time Top Fuel champion Antron Brown in the opening round.
“We battled in qualifying and put ourselves into the show but unfortunately drew a tough first round opponent,” said Ashley, who raced to two final rounds in the Countdown. “Antron has been very supportive to me throughout my career.”
In the first round both 11,000 horsepower Top Fuel dragsters launched hard off the starting line. They were side by side the entire way down the 1,000-foot racetrack. At the finish line Brown’s Top Fuel dragster was just able to push the nose of his racecar out in front to get the win light. Ashley made his quickest run of the weekend, a strong 3.713 second pass at 329.42 mph but it wasn’t enough to advance to the quarterfinals.
POMONA, CA – As the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing season comes to its conclusion this weekend at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona second year driver Justin Ashley is in position to have his best career finish. The 2020 Rookie of the Year could finish as high as second in the points with a strong effort. Throughout the Countdown Ashley and his Justin Ashley Racing Vita C Shot Top Fuel dragster has been racing at an extraordinarily high-level racing to a win, a runner-up finish and three additional semifinals over the last six races. The effort jumped the team from seventh to fourth going into the season finale.
“We have had a successful Countdown,” said Ashley, following the Las Vegas Nationals. “We are going to put our best foot forward in Pomona with the intent of finishing strong and moving up in the points standings. I have to thank Dustin Davis, Mike Green and this whole team for their effort throughout the countdown and entirety of the season.”
Ashley’s sophomore season has been a tribute to hard work and team effort. The off-season addition of veteran crew chief Mike Green accelerated the progress of the young team. Throughout the season the overall performance improved at a steady pace with major improvements taking hold in the summer with a runner-up finish at the July Winternationals in Pomona followed by another final round to start the Countdown at the Reading Nationals.
LAS VEGAS – Second year driver Justin Ashley and the Justin Ashley Racing Vita C Shot Top Fuel dragster raced to another semifinal in the incredibly competitive NHRA Countdown to the championship today at the NHRA Las Vegas Nationals. Through six races Ashley has a win, a runner-up and two semifinal finishes. Today, the No. 3 qualifier, outran Cameron Ferre and Alex Laughlin before dropping a close race to point leader Steve Torrence in the semifinals.
“It was a really productive weekend for us,” said Ashley, a two-time Top Fuel national event winner. “Every Top Fuel car out here is tough. We are fourth in the points but when you look at our collective Countdown, we have had a tremendous amount of success. We can’t worry about what the other cars do. We have to focus on ourselves. I am proud of the group that we have, and I am proud of the job they did all day today and all weekend.”
In the first round Ashley was facing Cameron Ferre and the second-year driver knew he could not take the young driver for granted. Both race cars launched hard and by half-track Ashley was on his way to the quarterfinals after Ferre smoked the tires. Ashley’s run was smooth and right down the middle of the groove. His winning time of 3.734 seconds at 326.71 mph was enough to give him lane choice in the quarterfinals over Alex Laughlin.