GLENDORA, Calif. (Feb. 10, 2020) – NHRA announced today that Vortech Superchargers, which specializes in superchargers systems geared toward performance enthusiasts, will sponsor the Top Dragster and Top Sportsman classes through 2022.
The Top Dragster and Top Sportsman categories are for racers with a quick elapsed time. The qualified field includes 32, 48 or 64 entries. Eliminations are run using the traditional bracket format, featuring a full three-amber Christmas tree. The breakout rules are enforced.
“Vortech Superchargers is thrilled to be a part of the NHRA, and for the opportunity to showcase our products at the highest levels of drag racing competition,” said Jimmy Martz, Vortech Superchargers Sales & Marketing Director. “After winning the NHRA National Top Dragster Championship in 2019, it was natural for Vortech to sponsor the Top Sportsman and Top Dragster class. Vortech Superchargers has been the most trusted brand in Supercharging for over 30 years, and we are looking forward to continuing the legacy and expanding our reach into the highest level of racing, the NHRA. Everyone knows that the NHRA is the top level of competition in drag racing, so it only makes sense that, Vortech Superchargers, be here on this stage showing what our products can do. Customers all over the country have been amazed by the power and reliability Vortech Superchargers brings to the table. We are honored to showcase all of our products to the wide range of fans associated with the NHRA.”
Drivers in the Top Sportsman and Top Dragster categories typically run in the sub-six second range at more than 200 mph.
“We are pleased to welcome Vortech Superchargers to the NHRA family,” said Brad Gerber, VP and Chief Development Officer for NHRA. “They have supported several NHRA racers throughout the years and we look forward to bringing them on board as a title sponsor for the Top Sportsman and Top Dragster series.”
Vortech Superchargers also sponsors a wide range of drivers in various categories, including the Top Dragster class.
ABOUT VORTECH SUPERCHARGERS
Founded in 1990, Vortech Engineering, Inc. engineers efficient, technologically advanced air management solutions for automotive, marine, industrial, aeronautical, and motorsports applications. Since our inception, Vortech has been at the forefront of centrifugal compressor design and automotive accessory technology, with wide range of supercharging systems for all manner of cars and trucks, as well as fuel system components, air bypass components, and charge cooler upgrades. From daily driven street cars to 3,500 horsepower drag racers; Industrial airplane wing de-icers to nearly 8,000 horsepower quad-engine top speed boats, Vortech has the superchargers available to get the job done, with efficiency and reliability that is unmatched throughout the industry. See the complete line of Vortech Street and Racing products at www.vortechsuperchargers.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. 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.