- Published on Wednesday, 15 February 2017 18:29
Courtesy of NHRA Communications
Edelbrock, an industry leader in automotive performance products, has been named the preferred automotive aftermarket products of the NHRA, it was announced today.
Edelbrock’s participation with the series will include the NHRA Edelbrock Never Rest Performer of the Race award which will be given to a competitor at each NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event. The winner of the NHRA Edelbrock Never Rest Performer of the Race award will take part in an awards ceremony with a photo opportunity and chance to receive an Edelbrock product. Winners of the award will also be featured on NHRA and Edelbrock’s social media platforms.
“Edelbrock has long been known as one of the most prestigious, dedicated and passionate companies in the aftermarket industry,” said Brad Gerber, NHRA vice president and chief development officer. “Many of their products are used by racers at every level throughout NHRA and their continued support of the racers is invaluable to the racing community.”
Founded in 1938, Torrance-based Edelbrock, LLC is recognized as one of the nation’s premier designers, manufacturers and distributor of performance replacement parts for the automotive aftermarket. Edelbrock produces their core products in the United States of America using state-of-the-art equipment in their world class manufacturing facilities. Edelbrock, LLC encompasses five locations in Southern California and one location in North Carolina totaling more than 500,000 square feet. For more information, visit www.edelbrock.com
“We’re really excited about partnering with the NHRA this year. Edelbrock has been involved in drag racing since the early days we can’t wait to see what is in store for the sport in 2017. We support all levels of drag racing with products for the Sportsman racer up to the Pro Mod racer, and this partnership with the NHRA will give us more exposure across all of their media platforms,” states Edelbrock's vice president of sales and marketing, Steve Whipple.
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series, NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.