FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (September 12, 2019) – $hameless Racing, a Michigan-based Pro Outlaw 632 team, has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the Professional Drag Racers Association’s (PDRA) final two races of the 2019 season, series officials announced today.
The PDRA Fall Nationals presented by $hameless Racing is set for Oct. 3-5 at Darlington Dragway in Hartsville, S.C., while the Brian Olson Memorial World Finals presented by Pro Line Racing and $hameless Racing will close the eight-race season Oct. 17-20 at Virginia Motorsports Park in Dinwiddie, Va.
“Wes Distefano and his $hameless Racing team came to us and wanted to get involved with the PDRA on a bigger level,” said Will Smith, marketing director, PDRA. “Wes has been a strong competitor in our Schwing America Pro Outlaw 632 presented by Precision Chassis and East Side Auto Transport class all season, and now it’s exciting to have him and $hameless Racing on board as the presenting sponsor at the Fall Nationals and World Finals.”
Based in Waterford, Michigan, $hameless Racing is a Pro Outlaw 632 team led by Wes Distefano, who drives the team’s Musi-powered ’68 Camaro. Distefano is second in Schwing America Pro Outlaw 632 points after runner-up finishes at the East Coast Nationals and the North-South Shootout. $hameless Racing was also the presenting sponsor of the $7,500-to-win Pro Outlaw 632 Shootout during the PDRA Northern Nationals presented by Callies Performance in July.
“We’ve enjoyed our time with PDRA and we just wanted to do our part to support them so they can continue doing what they’re doing and giving us a place to race,” Distefano said. “The PDRA puts on a program that is organized and enjoyable for racers, run by racers.”
While $hameless Racing doesn’t have a product or service to promote, they’re using their sponsorship of the Fall Nationals and World Finals to promote charitable organizations bannering causes near and dear to Distefano and his family.
“We’re looking to support autism research and awareness, as well as cystic fibrosis research and awareness,” Distefano said. “I have a nephew who is autistic and a niece who has cystic fibrosis. This is a way for us to make people more aware of the foundations we’re going to promote. We’re going to give them some exposure and we hope that in doing so we can help those organizations achieve some of their goals.”
Distefano and $hameless Racing are in talks with various organizations to plan their promotional strategy for the upcoming events. Those organizations will be announced in the weeks leading up to the events.
Visit www.PDRA660.com to buy tickets to the PDRA Fall Nationals presented by $hameless Racing at Darlington and the Brian Olson Memorial World Finals presented by Pro Line Racing and $hameless Racing at Virginia Motorsports Park.
ABOUT THE PDRA
Based in Fredericksburg, Va., the Professional Drag Racers Association is the top sanctioning body in the United States for the sport of eighth-mile drag racing. The PDRA’s professional categories include Pro Boost, Pro Nitrous, Extreme Pro Stock, Pro Nitrous Motorcycle and Pro Outlaw 632. The series also features sportsman racing in Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Pro Jr. Dragster and Top Jr. Dragster. The 2019 PDRA schedule consists of eight national events. For more information on the PDRA, visit www.PDRA660.com.
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