GLENDORA, Calif (November 6, 2019) – AMALIE Motor Oil has extended its title sponsorship of NHRA Championship Drag Racing’s traditional east coast opener in Gainesville, Fla., the AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, in a multi-year extension agreement.
One of the most legendary races on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series circuit, the AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals is a destination race for fans and drivers alike. It also traditionally serves as the season opener for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle category.
“AMALIE Motor Oil is excited to announce the continuation of our title rights sponsorship of the AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals,” said Rick Barkett, “We are fortunate to have one of the premier drag racing events in the world so close to our global headquarters in Tampa, Florida. The 50th anniversary Gatornationals this season was a huge success and we look forward to being an integral part of this great event for many more years.”
AMALIE Motor Oil has been involved in NHRA drag racing across numerous platforms through its presence in NHRA’s contingency program as well as its sponsorship of drivers including Top Fuel pilot Terry McMillen. This renewal will continue to build upon the partnership and provides AMALIE Motor Oil with opportunities to connect with NHRA fans including product placement, signage, interactive displays, media exposure and more.
“AMALIE Motor Oil is a valued partner to NHRA Championship Drag Racing,” said Brad Gerber, NHRA vice president and chief development officer. “We are extremely happy to continue our relationship with AMALIE Motor Oil as the title sponsor for one of our largest, longest running and most iconic events.”
AMALIE Motor Oil, one of the original “Pennsylvania Crude” oil companies, was founded in 1903 in Franklin, Pa. Today, headquartered in Tampa, Fla., with state of the art R&D and production facilities in Tampa, Charleston, and Los Angeles. AMALIE Motor Oil continues 100 years of excellence with a full line of premium racing, automotive, fleet, industrial, and specialty lubricants. For more information, log on to www.AMALIE.com.
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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 E3 Spark NHRA Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service. 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 Jr. Street program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. NHRA’s Youth and Education Services (YES) Program reaches over 30,000 students annually to ignite their interest in automotive and racing related careers. In addition, NHRA owns and operates four racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to www.NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube & Twitter.