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GLENDORA, Calif. – NHRA announced today that J&A Service, a leader in oil and gas well-servicing exploration, has extended its series entitlement sponsorship for the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. In 2016, the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series will compete at 10 NHRA national events.
As part of its series sponsorship, J&A Service will provide a $200,000 purse that pays the national champion $50,000 and the series runner-up $20,000. Each individual event winner will earn $10,000 and the event runners-up will claim $3,000 each.
“We were pleased with our first season as series sponsor and we look forward to continuing to help the NHRA Pro Mod Series grow for both fans and competitors,” said Jim and Annie Whiteley, owners of J&A Service.
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.
“The NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series continues to provide our fans with a very diverse mix of high-horsepower machines and excitement on the track with every side by side run,” said Gary Darcy, NHRA senior vice president of sales and marketing. “Through J&A Service’s extension of the series entitlement we can continue to build upon the momentum that the NHRA Pro Mod Series has been gaining since it was launched in 2010.”
J&A Service is also a primary sponsor for the YNOT Racing team, which includes competition in the Pro Mod, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman classes, featuring drivers Jim Whiteley, Annie Whiteley, Steven Whiteley, Anita Strasburg and John Baker.
The NHRA J&A Service 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.
J&A Service, owned by veteran racers Jim and Annie Whiteley, is located in Grand Junction, Colo. The company, a national oil and gas well-servicing business, leases and operates all forms of well-completion equipment and is the innovator of its patented Green Completions Unit, a self-contained, high-capacity mobile flowback separator that contains 99 percent of all airborne contaminates. Mobile units are available for sale or lease.
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 Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers the NHRA Jr. Street program 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.