BROWNSBURG, IND. (February 6, 2012) – American Racing, the iconic market leader of performance and off-road wheels, has extended its partnership with 2x World Champion Tony Pedregon through the 2013 race season.
American Racing will be the primary sponsor for Pedregon in four NHRA national events and associate sponsor at all remaining races in the 23-event NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Season.
“Tony is one of the legends of the NHRA and we’re pleased to return to the sport with him this season,” said Rhett Sander, Marketing Director for Wheel Pros, the company that owns American Racing. “The new livery of the car for 2012 looks amazing and it speaks to the long history of drag racing and American Racing.”
The American Racing Funny Car will carry a special Rat Rod themed paint scheme that pays homage to the early hot rods of the 40′s, 50′s, and 60′s. This wild Rat Rod style design will debut this week at the Winternationals in Pomona.
American Racing will serve as the primary sponsor on select races including:
O’Reilly NHRA Winternationals, Pomona, Feb. 9-12
NHRA Arizona Nationals, Feb. 17-19
Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals, March 8-11
Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, July 5-8
“It has been a great experience learning about the American Racing brand and getting to share and continue their passion about racing” stated Tony Pedregon. “American Racing is an iconic wheel brand and we are thrilled to have them continue their marketing activity through our race team.”
Other team partners of Tony Pedregon’s Funny Car include K-LOVE, STP/Armor All, Snap-on, Herzog and Mahle.
Pedregon who won the NHRA World Championship in 2003 and 2007, will be entering his 19th year of his pro career. Tony Pedregon is 2nd on the list of all-time Funny Car wins with 43.
About American Racing
Founded in 1956 manufacturing magnesium and aluminum racing wheels, American Racing Equipment® is one of the world’s largest aftermarket wheel manufacturers and distributors. Owned today by Wheel Pros, American Racing® markets its products in more than 22 countries on four continents. In the U.S., American Racing® products are sold through a network of more than 25,000 authorized dealers. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, American Racing® is a wheel industry leader in craftsmanship, engineering, innovation and performance offering more than 140 wheel styles. For more information on American Racing® , log onto www.americanracing.com.