SEMA eNews Vol. 18, No. 7, February 12, 2015

Racing News: Red Line Oil to Sponsor Kalitta Motorsports Top Fuel Dragster

Compiled by SEMA Editors

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Red Line will sponsor Kalitta Motorsports Top Fuel Dragster and driver JR Todd in the NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing Series.
   

Red Line Oil Announces Primary Sponsorship of Kalitta Motorsports Top Fuel Dragster

Red Line synthetic oil has announced its primary sponsorship of the Kalitta Motorsports Top Fuel Dragster and driver JR Todd in the NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing Series, which began last weekend with the opening round in Pomona, California, February 6-8, 2015. Red Line Oil will sponsor the team at selected events throughout the year.

WELD Commits $125,000 Contingency Sponsorship Program for 2015 NHRA Season

WELD has announced it has committed more than $125,000 in prize money for its 2015 NHRA contingency sponsorship program. This year, the company has added contingency sponsorship for the Top Fuel Dragster and Fuel Funny Car categories in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. In addition, WELD continues its contingency sponsorship of the Pro Stock, Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Competition Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster categories. Competitors who use WELD wheels and display the brand’s decal on their race cars are eligible for contingency payouts in these NHRA classes.

Edelbrock Renews Its Contingency Agreement With the United States Racing Association

Edelbrock LLC has announced the renewal of its contingency sponsorship agreement with the United States Racing Association (USRA) for the 2015 race season. This will be Edelbrock's third year as an official USRA Contingency Sponsor. Edelbrock will again supply cash rewards to the top national drivers at the end of the year awards ceremony for the Modified, Stock Car, B-Mod and Hobby Stock classes.

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The 2014 GT Champion was the Red Star Racing driver, Daniel Akhromstev, who won the GT class with four wins.
   

USTCC Champions Presented With Awards at the 2014 Awards Gala in San Francisco

The Nitto Tires United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC), sanctioned by the National Auto Sport Association, awards banquet provided a memorable night for all participants as the top finishers received their awards. The 2014 GT Champion was the Red Star Racing driver, Daniel Akhromstev, who won the GT class with four wins. In the Touring Car battle, the Life’s Good Racing Team finishing in third and second place overall with drivers Mario Lento in the Hawk Performance/CCI Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart and Beau Borders/Karl Chicca in the Hawk Performance/CCI BMW M3. Winning the Touring class for 2014 was the team of Ali Arsham and Gary Sheehan who racked up three wins during the season and never finished worse than fifth place in their GoGoGear.com/UTI/Konig Wheels Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

Receiving special awards was the Plastex Top Rookie of 2014, Lento, as he won the rookie title with two seconds and two thirds. The Orange Sportsman Champion was the team of Larry Bani and Becky Arsham who won the title driving the GoGoGear.com/UTI/Konig Wheels BMW M3 and the GoGoGear.com/UTI/Konig Wheels Honda Civic. The Cobra Electronics Top Team award went to the Life’s Good Racing team who finished in second and third place overall in the Touring class. The Miller Welders Crew Chief of the Year award was presented to Daniel Rose of TNI Racing Team.

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