Mickey Thompson will sponsor the Million Dollar Drag Race
Set for Oct. 19 – 23 at South Georgia Motorsports Park, the 1/8-mile bracket racing challenge will feature cash prizes each day, including the Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels Million that will pay up to $1 million depending on the number of eligible racers who enter.
“We’re proud to support bracket racing and the excitement that builds around the Million Dollar Drag Race,” said Jason Moulton, motorsports director for Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels. “This is a great event for racers, fans and the sport of drag racing.”
The Million Dollar Drag Race offers free admission for fans and crews and includes special race awards. Last year’s winner of the Million, Kevin Brannon, used Mickey Thompson ET Drag Tires to cash in on the big payday.
For more information on the 26th annual Million Dollar Drag Race sponsored by Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels, visit themilliononline.com.
Leading the small-tire category with its ET Street Radial Pro line, Mickey Thompson has supported small-tire events, including No Mercy, since 2009.
Produced by Duck X Productions, home of “The Baddest Small-Tire Races in the World,” No Mercy 12 is set for October 14-17 at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Adel, Georgia.
Moulton brings 23 years of experience in race tire development to new role
STOW, OH – Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels has named Jason Moulton Director of Motorsports. With 23 years of experience in race tire development for Mickey Thompson, Moulton notably has led the development of several successful new drag race products.
“With the help of Jason’s hard work and talent, Mickey Thompson is now a top choice in drag radial racing tires, with racers setting new records and sanctioning bodies creating new race competitions around the globe,” Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels, said. “We are excited for Jason to continue to build and expand the Mickey Thompson footprint in the motorsports world in his new role.”
Moulton also has led the development of Mickey Thompson’s big drag tire program. After on-track testing with several racers, Moulton developed the first innovative “Bubba” ET Drag tire for Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Super Comp classes and more.
Weekend event is known as one of the best grudge, bracket and index races on the West Coast
WCHRA’s sixth annual The Battle is set for April 21-25 at Tucson Dragway in Arizona. Known as one of the best grudge, bracket and index races on the West Coast, The Battle features huge payouts for Big Tire, Pro 275, Small Tire, Nitrous Only, Outlaw 8.5, Limited Small Tire, Ultra Street, 4.00 Index, .500 Index, Super Pro Bracket (Electronics) and Pro Bracket (Non-Electronics) contests.
Mickey Thompson has a complete line of bias ply and radial drag tires for all Sportsman drag racing classes.
Drag bike tires will be put to the test in fast-action Sportsman class
The Mickey Thompson Tires Top Sportsman class features 7-second bikes from the XDA’s MPS Pro E.T. class battling it out for cash prizes at seven monthly weekend events.
“We believe our ET Drag Motorcycle racing tires are the best around, and the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Sportsman class is the perfect proving ground,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels. “XDA racers always put on a great show, and we’re happy to be part of these exciting events.”
“For more than 20 years, drag racing has been an important part of what we do, and who we are,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing, Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels. “We offer a complete line of competition tires for racers, and we look forward to an exciting 2021 NHRA season.”
In addition to continuing its role as a contingency sponsor for all NHRA sportsman racing and Pro Mod classes, the company will also attend all national events with the fully equipped Mickey Thompson trailer to provide trackside support to racers throughout the 2021 season.
The NHRA season begins March 11-14 with the AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fl. To see the full schedule of 2021 NHRA events, go to www.nhra.com.
Three-event schedule debuts in March at the Spring Break Shootout
STOW, OH – Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels has signed on as title sponsor of the NMRA’s newest small-tire drag racing category. The Mickey Thompson Street Car Challenge class is a three-event, non-championship category aimed at attracting small-tire/DOT-equipped tire Ford-brand vehicles that don’t fit into the regular lineup for NMRA Heads-Up, Index or QA1 True Street categories.
“Mickey Thompson is a leader in the DOT/drag radial tire market, so it is a natural fit for us to back a street car-type class. We look forward to seeing all sorts of Mustangs and Fords get involved at these NMRA events and have some fun,” said Tom Kundrik, Motorsports Manager, Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels.
The new Mickey Thompson Street Car Challenge category is designed to replace NMRA Turbo Battle and Terminator/Cobra vs. GT500 Shootout races that have run at select events over the last several years. It consolidates those two categories into one group and is also open to many other Ford vehicles and combinations at any level.