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Pingel Named Title Sponsor of NHRA Top Fuel Motorcycle Series

NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing SeriesPingel Named Title Sponsor of NHRA Top Fuel Motorcycle Series

The NHRA Top Fuel Motorcycle Series has quickly become a fan-favorite and NHRA officials announced today that Pingel Enterprise, Inc., a longtime manufacturer of high-quality motorcycle performance parts, has been named the title sponsor for the series, which will make four appearances during the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season.

 

The Pingel NHRA Top Fuel Motorcycle Series will take place at four events in 2024, beginning with the NHRA’s national event at Route 66 Raceway in Chicago. Pingel has been a key partner for top riders in drag racing’s motorcycle ranks, including Larry “Spiderman” McBride, who set the record for the fastest motorcycle pass in drag racing history at the NHRA national event in 2022 at Virginia Motorsports Park.

Pingel Named Title Sponsor Of Thrilling Nhra Top Fuel Motorcycle Series

McBride and a variety of standout competitors will deliver edge-of-your-seat action at incredible speeds at four NHRA national events and Pingel is thrilled to be the title sponsor in the category.

“This class is loaded with incredible riders who put on one of the most exciting shows in drag racing and we’re proud to be title sponsors of the Pingel NHRA Top Fuel Motorcycle Series,” Pingel Owners Wayne and Donna Pingel said. “Our goal for nearly 60 years has been providing the best parts for better performance on the dragstrip, and we can’t wait to see what these riders and race teams have in store for NHRA fans during the upcoming season.”

Following the season-opening race in Chicago, the Pingel NHRA Top Fuel Motorcycle Series will entertain fans at NHRA national events at Virginia Motorsports Park in Richmond (June 22-23), Brainerd International Raceway (Aug. 16-18) and the finale at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte on Sept. 20-22. The category will receive final-round coverage on FS1 at each of the four stops, while Pingel will get on-site exposure at NHRA events with displays, announcements and Sunoco-vision. Riders will also be involved in autograph sessions at each of their four events.

Pingel Named Title Sponsor Of Thrilling Nhra Top Fuel Motorcycle Series

Featuring stars like McBride, the class is a nonstop thrill ride, with riders reaching speeds of more than 260 mph, running the quarter-mile in less than six seconds. Two years ago, McBride went 268.38 mph at his home track in Virginia, shattering his previous record, while also going a remarkable 5.61-seconds.

Fans can expect more of that type of action from the entire class in 2024 and Pingel will be a key part of it all. They’ve been a manufacturer and distributor of motorcycle parts for the street and dragstrip since 1967, boasting a wealth of experience and success.

“The Top Fuel Motorcycle category has been a huge success in the NHRA the last two seasons, and we’re thrilled see them increase to four races in 2024 and have Pingel as the title sponsor of the category,” NHRA Vice President and Chief Development Officer Brad Gerber said. “Pingel is a company deeply dedicated to motorcycle performance, which makes them a perfect fit for this class, and I’m sure we’ll see a number of outstanding performances from these riders this season.”

For more information on Pingel, please visit www.pingelonline.com. For more information on NHRA, including the 2024 schedule, please visit www.NHRA.com.

About Pingel
Pingel Enterprise, Inc., is a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality motorcycle performance parts for street and drag racing since 1967. Whether you’re simply looking for a way to secure your motorcycle properly with one of our wheel chocks or want to enhance performance for the dragstrip, we offer a variety of products to make your riding experience better. Pingel Fuel Valves and Wheel Chocks have long been known as the best. Pingel Electric Speed Shifters offer something for all riders, from the weekend rider to the drag racer wanting an edge with faster shifting. For more information, please visit www.pingelonline.com.


ABOUT NHRA

The National Hot Rod Association, the largest auto racing organization in the world, has come a long way since Wally Parks founded it in 1951.

Though it has grown into a global sports-entertainment business, NHRA has not lost sight of Parks’ original goal: to provide competitors a place to race. But now those places are deluxe supertracks in major U.S. markets, and the racing runs the gamut from 11,000-horsepower Top Fuel dragsters to 5-horsepower Jr. Dragsters. Drag racing’s journey through the decades has been sometimes swift, sometimes rocky, but always exciting and always worth the trip.

In the 1950s, top performance marks were 140 mph in 9 seconds. Today, they’re more than 330 mph in less than 3.7 seconds. Back then, winners earned little more than a trophy and bragging rights. Today’s racers compete for trophies and bragging rights as well as a share of more than $3 million in prize money.

In 2024, NHRA joined forces with Mission Foods to present the world’s fastest motorsports attraction as the flagship sponsor of the national touring series, the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series.

Under the leadership of President Glen Cromwell, NHRA raced forward in 2020 with a number of key initiatives, including a multiyear partnership with FOX Sports to televise NHRA events from the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series, the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, and the Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. FOX Sports networks aired more than 500 hours of programming throughout the year, highlighted by 22 race-day shows, including eight on FOX’s national network, in addition to primetime Friday night qualifying shows, and fans are in for more of the same this year.

NHRA has extremely loyal fans that are committed to the sport they love, and it’s easy to see why. They continue to have the best access to the behind-the-scenes action of racing. NHRA’s open-pits policy allows fans to get an up-close-and personal view of how teams rebuild engines. Drivers are often found in their pit areas, signing autographs and chatting with fans, who have the rare opportunity to get behind the wheel themselves in a variety of racing simulators in the Nitro Alley Fan Zone. Those are just a few reasons NHRA fans continue to be some of the most loyal in any sport.

For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.


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