YORBA LINDA, Calif. (March 04, 2020) – It was announced today that John Force Racing and MAHLE Aftermarket have signed a multi-year extension. MAHLE, who has been a trusted partner of John Force for most of his career, provides the team with MAHLE Performance Piston Rings and Clevite Performance Engine Bearings, parts that were essential to a successful 2019 NHRA season that included team president Robert Hight’s third Funny Car world championship and legendary driver John Force’s 150th, and 151st career victories.
“The Team MAHLE mission to partner with the very best in Motorsports continues today as we announce an extension of our partnership with John Force Racing. The entire John Force Racing team is committed to the highest success in the most elite levels of drag racing, and their willingness to partner with us in technical development as part of our longstanding relationship embodies the spirit of Team MAHLE,” said Jon Douglas, President of MAHLE Aftermarket in North America. Douglas continued, “We wish John, Robert, Brittany, and Austin the very best as they chase championships throughout the 2020 season.”
“We’ve always had a great partnership in MAHLE Aftermarket, for years now, and this extension helps prove that. MAHLE Aftermarket is committed to a high-level of perfection that we at John Force Racing strive for on an everyday basis. Continuing to grow the relationship we have with MAHLE will help guarantee our success on the racetrack,” said John Force Racing CEO and founder and driver of the BlueDEF Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car John Force. “The future looks bright for John Force Racing and it’s partners like MAHLE that allow us to be able to say that.”
While racing with the MAHLE products, the four teams of John Force Racing will continue to work closely with MAHLE Aftermarket throughout the year to aid in new product development and provide valuable feedback.
About MAHLE Aftermarket
MAHLE Aftermarket, the business unit specializing in spare parts, uses the expertise from the series production of original equipment in its automotive aftermarket product range and supplies trade, workshop, and engine repair partners. The portfolio also includes products developed by MAHLE Service Solutions for workshop equipment as well as comprehensive services and customized training programs. The full extent of this expertise is found in the MAHLE, BEHR, BRAIN BEE, CLEVITE, IZUMI, KNECHT FILTER, and METAL LEVE brands. MAHLE Aftermarket is represented at 25 locations and other sales offices worldwide, with around 1,700 employees.
In 2018, the business unit achieved a global sales volume of over EUR 928 million.
For more information on MAHLE Aftermarket Inc., visit www.mahle-aftermarket.com.
About John Force Racing
John Force Racing, Inc., based in Yorba Linda, Calif., and Brownsburg, Ind., is a professional sports dynasty, one that has earned 21 NHRA championships and claimed 280 professional victories in Funny Car (269) and Top Fuel (11). Led by team owner and driver John Force, a 16-time Funny Car world champion, 1996 Driver of the Year for all of American motor racing, 2011 International Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee, and driver of the PEAK Coolant and Motor Oil Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car, JFR is additionally comprised of Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro SS driver Robert Hight, 2019, 2017 and 2009 Funny Car world champion and 2005 Auto Club Road to the Future Award winner (NHRA’s Rookie of the Year); Top Fuel driver Brittany Force, 2017 Top Fuel world champion and 2013 Auto Club Road to the Future Award winner; and Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist driver Austin Prock, 2019 Auto Club Road to the Future Award winner.
For more information, please visit www.johnforceracing.com.
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