GLENDORA, Calif. (May 11, 2016) – NHRA announced today it has named Pro Line Racing (PLR) and FuelTech as co-presenting sponsors for the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the NHRA Southern Nationals, May 13-15, at Atlanta Dragway. The event is the third of the 10-race NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series season.
Featuring the world’s fastest and most unique doorslammer race cars, the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series offers something for every kind of hot-rodding enthusiast. The growing class is highlighted by historic muscle cars, like ’67 Mustangs, ’68 Firebirds and ’69 Camaros, as well as a variety of late model American muscle cars. With more than 3,000 horsepower, the suspended door Pro Mod cars travel the quarter-mile in less than six seconds at speeds exceeding 250 mph.
"Pro Line Racing is proud to be a sponsor of the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series at the NHRA Southern Nationals for the second consecutive year!” said Eric Dillard, co-owner of Pro Line Racing. “Watching Pro Mods at our home track, Atlanta Dragway, is something we look forward to every year. We will be there supporting and cheering on our PLR-powered customers and enjoying the J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series action!"
Pro Line Racing specializes in turbocharged drag racing engines and electronic fuel injection (EFI) combinations. PLR’s custom engines have set the standard for turbocharged drag racing for over a decade. PLR-powered race cars have broken records and held championships from Pro Mod to small tire racing and they continue to push the limits of turbocharged doorslammer racing. The Ball Ground, Ga., based company offers custom built engines, turn-key EFI combinations, Race Team Management, and is the No. 1 source for same-day shipping on Billet Atomizer Injectors. For more information on PLR, visit www.prolineracing.net or call 770-481-8000.
“FuelTech is proud to be a sponsor at the NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway,” said FuelTech Chief Executive Officer Matt Petka. “There will be no shortage of exciting Pro Mod action delivered to the fans! Reigning 2015 Pro Mod champion, Troy Coughlin, will have FuelTech's FT500 electronic fuel injection on board once again, as will many other Pro Mod racers. We can't wait!”
FuelTech, a Brazilian based company, specializes in manufacturing state of the art performance engine management systems. FuelTech’s elite team of engineers use the best technology available to provide racers with a large variety of performance products, including engine management systems, electronic control systems, meters and dataloggers, wire harnesses, and sensors, valves and accessories. The greatest advantage of FuelTech’s product line is its overall simplicity, from painless installation to real time tuning in just hours. FuelTech also has a rich history in a variety of motorsports including sportsman racing, professional drag racing, circuit racing, off-road racing, rally racing, motorbike racing and nautical applications. For more information, please visit www.fueltech.net.
“We are very excited to announce that Pro Line Racing and FuelTech are co-presenting sponsors for the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Atlanta,” said Brad Gerber, NHRA vice president and chief development officer. “Both Pro Line Racing and FuelTech are heavily involved with the action-packed Pro Mod series and we are looking forward to working with them to put on a great event in Atlanta.”
The 2016 NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series is showcased in a 10-race schedule that includes stops at several NHRA national events across the country. Veteran racer Troy Coughlin of Ohio is a two-time and reigning world champion of the class. Rickie Smith, another veteran and two-time world champ, raced to victory at the 2016 season-opener in Gainesville, Fla., while Jim Whiteley earned his first career victory at the most recent event in Houston.
All 10 races in the 2016 NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series season will air on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) and FOX Sports 2 (FS2).