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GLENDORA, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2013) – The 2014 NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series schedule has been released featuring a 10-race schedule, with each event to be televised on the Velocity Channel, it was announced today by NHRA officials.
The series will visit drag strips across the country from March through November and will include a visit to Georgia’s House of Speed, Atlanta Dragway, for the 34th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals, May 16-18.
Each race will air in a half-hour show on the Velocity Channel, which launched in October and is owned by the Discovery Network. The Velocity Channel features the best in automotive, sports, leisure and travel programming. The shows will be produced by Masters Entertainment Group and are scheduled to air during 10 consecutive weeks in the fourth quarter of 2014.
“We anticipate an exciting season of racing in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series and look forward to the Velocity Channel putting the NHRA Pro Mod Series on television to showcase these 250-mile-per-hour race cars,” said Tom Compton, president, NHRA. “We also thank the presenting sponsors of the NHRA Pro Mod Series events for their support which makes it possible to conduct the series.”
The presenting sponsors will be recognized in the applicable Velocity Channel telecast and during NHRA Pro Mod Series qualifying and eliminations at the NHRA national events at which the Pro Mod Series is contested.
J&A Services, an oil and gas exploration development company in Grand Junction, Colo., is the presenting sponsor for the second stop on the tour, the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals, April 25-27 at Royal Purple Raceway near Houston.
OFFWIRE, a national distributor of wireless accessories based in Omaha, Neb., and recently ranked as one of the fastest-growing companies in America, has been named the presenting sponsor at the Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J., May 29-June 1. OFFWIRE is also the presenting sponsor at the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAXDragway near Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 12-14.
JEGS Performance Auto Parts, a leading high-performance auto-parts retailer based in Columbus, Ohio, is the presenting sponsor for the seventh race in the series, the prestigious 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, Aug. 27-Sept. 1 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
Precision Turbo & Engine, one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of high-performance aftermarket turbochargers, located in northwest Indiana, is the presenting sponsor of the series’ penultimate race, the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, Sept. 26-28 at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis.
Aeromotive, a Kansas-based company that designs high-performance fuel systems for race, street or marine use, is the presenting sponsor for the season finale, the NHRA Toyota Nationals, Oct. 30-Nov. 2 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The series opens March 13-16 with the Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Florida’s Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville. The series will once again race on Father’s Day weekend at Bristol Dragway, during the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals (June 13-15), and also again on Independence Day weekend (July 3-6), at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio.
Featuring the world’s fastest and most unique doorslammer race cars, highlighted by ’63 Corvettes, ’68 Camaros, ’67 Mustangs and ’68 Firebirds, as well as a variety of late-model cars, the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series offers something for every kind of hot-rodding enthusiast.
The NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series is supported by the Real Pro Mod (RPM) Association, a group of NHRA Pro Mod Series team owners who works closely with NHRA on many initiatives to maintain the series.
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 Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 8 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville 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.
2014 NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Schedule
45th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals – March 13-16 (Gainesville, FL)
27th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals – April 25-27 (Houston, TX)
34th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals – May 16-18 (Atlanta, GA)
45th annual Toyota NHRA Summernationals – May 29–June 1 (Englishtown, NJ)
14th annual Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals – June 13-15 (Bristol, TN)
8th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals – July 3-6 (Norwalk, OH)
60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals – August 27–September 1 (Indianapolis, IN)
7th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals – September 12-14 (Charlotte, NC)
3rd annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals – September 26-28 (St. Louis, MO)
14th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals – October 30–November 2 (Las Vegas, NV)