Samson Exhaust and Tii Tharpe Combine Forces

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Samson Exhaust and Tii Tharpe Combine Forces

by Tom McCarthy

Mike Baverstock, of Samson Exhaust is pleased to announce his alignment with Tii Tharpe and his SPEVCO backed Top Fuel Harley for at least two races during the current NHRA, Mickey Thompson Tires, Top Fuel Harley season. “I’m very happy to be aligned with the champ for at least two of the up-coming races and perhaps more” commented Mr. Baverstock from the offices of SAMSON Exhaust in Avilla, IN. “Many of our customers with SAMSON Exhaust are definitely Top Fuel Harley fans and we feel this exposure is a step in the right direction.”

Tii Tharpe, racing out of the Jay Turner Racing stable is the current NHRA TFH champion from the 2018 season and he’s carrying that #1 plate proudly and he’s out to defend it with vigor. The 2019 NHRA season began February 10th, with the 59th running of the Winter Nationals in Pomona, California. Tii qualified #2 with a stellar 6.26 @ 223 MPH and advanced to the final round with a runner-up finish to begin his year. With SAMSON Exhaust coming on-board, this will only bolster the champ’s efforts to defend his championship.





Tii commented “It’s very gratifying and humbling to partner with a major motorcycling parts manufacturer as a marketing partner. We look forward to this venture with hopes for continued mutual success.”

SAMSON Exhaust has been around since 1991 and President Mike Baverstock has a love of NHRA drag racing, having been a racer himself, work on the crew of a Top Alcohol Funny Car driven by Terry Mullins. “I’ve been around NHRA drag racing a long time” quipped Mike, “I hope this works out, we really enjoy