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GLENDORA, Calif. – NHRA announced today it has named Pro Line Racing and The Real Pro Mod (RPM) Association as co-presenting sponsors for the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway, May 15-17, near Atlanta. The race is the third of 10 events for the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series in 2015.
“We are celebrating 10 years of business here at Pro Line Racing, and sponsoring the race in Atlanta is a great way to say ‘Thank You’ to our customers, friends and family,” said Eric Dillard, co-owner of Pro Line Racing. “We appreciate their support in making Pro Line Racing a success.”
Located in Ball Ground, Ga., Pro Line Racing specializes in turn-key turbocharged drag racing combinations. From Pro Mods to Outlaw Drag Radial cars, Pro Line offers everything from complete racing engines and EFI Systems to just about every component racecars need to lead the pack.
The RPM Association was created by Pro Mod team owners and drivers to preserve and promote the future of this category of drag racing. All members are self-made businessmen that actively participate as drivers, team owners and/or crew chiefs. The formation of the RPM Association provides a commitment by the stars of the sport to shepherd the future of the class.
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 2015 NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series is showcased in a 10-race schedule that includes stops at several NHRA national events across the country. Veteran racer Rickie Smith of North Carolina is a two-time and reigning world champion of the class.
Each event will be televised on the Velocity Channel, which is owned by the Discovery Network. Each race will air in a half-hour show, produced by Masters Entertainment Group, and will air during 10 consecutive weeks in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Bob Rahaim won the season-opening race in Gainesville, Fla. in mid-March and Don Walsh raced to victory in the series’ second event, at Royal Purple Raceway in Houston in late April.
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 the 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 NHRA Youth Racing for teens and the NHRA 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; 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.