SEMA eNews Vol. 20, No. 50, December 14, 2017

Racing News: Lucas Oil Extends NHRA Sponsorship Agreement

Compiled by SEMA Editors

Lucas Oil Extends NHRA Sponsorship Agreement

Lucas Oil Products has announced that the organization is renewing its longstanding sponsor partnership with NHRA. This multi-year agreement includes Lucas Oil’s recent decision to sign on as the title sponsor for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series opener, the 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com. Most notably, Lucas Oil sponsors NHRA’s premier sportsman series, the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, in which more than 30,000 sportsman drivers compete each year at venues across the nation. Additionally, this agreement includes Lucas Oil’s designation as the Official Oil of NHRA.

  TOPP
TOPP Performance Race Parts and TOPP Motorsports have announced a new 2018 partnership with The Bow Foundation.
   

TOPP Performance Race Parts/TOPP Motorsports Partners With Rare Disease Charity for 2018 Season

TOPP Performance Race Parts and TOPP Motorsports have announced a new 2018 partnership with The Bow Foundation. The charity is focused on supporting medical research and increasing awareness for patients with GNAO1, a rare genetic disorder with no common name. TOPP will donate a portion of their winnings to the Bow Foundation, in addition to partnering with the foundation for fundraising events throughout the season. Seasoned sprint car veteran Justin Grant will sport the Bow Foundation’s logo on the TOPP Motorsport’s number 4 car throughout the 2018 season.

Formula DRIFT Announces Two-Year Title Sponsorship With Link Engine Management for PRO2 Championship

Formula DRIFT has announced a two-year sponsorship agreement with Link Engine Management for the Formula Drift PRO2 Championship. The sponsorship will allow expanded Livestream coverage and dedicated social media for the PRO2 Championship.

Greg Wilson
Hercules Tire will continue its partnership with Greg Wilson Racing in 2018.
 
   

Hercules Tire to Sponsor Greg Wilson Racing for 2018 World of Outlaws Tour

Hercules Tire has announced that the company will continue its partnership with Greg Wilson Racing in 2018. This announcement follows Wilson’s commitment to run once again with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on the 2018 tour. As in past years, Hercules Tires’ Strongman logo will be featured prominently on Wilson’s #w20 car, as well as his racing suits, crew uniforms, trailer and driver’s merchandise. In turn, Wilson was recently the subject of a series of videos produced by Hercules Tires to give race fans a glimpse of Wilson as a competitor. 

  Permatex
The Permatex/Follow A Dream Race Team finished a successful 2017 season in the Top Alcohol Funny Car NHRA Series. 
   

Permatex Follow A Dream Team Finishes Season as Top-Ranked Team in NHRA East Region

The Permatex/Follow A Dream Race Team, sponsored by Permatex, finished a successful 2017 season in the Top Alcohol Funny Car NHRA Series. Jay Blake’s Permatex/Follow A Dream Team finished the year ranked sixth in the nation and first in the East Region. The Permatex/Follow A Dream Race Team collected a pair of back-to-back wins during the 2017 season, capturing the NHRA Division 1 (Northeast) regional events at the team’s hometown track, New England Dragway, July 22, 2017, and at Atco Raceway in Atco, New Jersey, August 5, 2017. The 2017 season was the second year that the Permatex/Follow A Dream Team car was helmed by driver Phil Burkhart and tuned by Anthony Terenzio.

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