Hurst named offical rescure tool

GLENDORA, Calif. (Oct. 4, 2000) - The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) has announced that Hurst Jaws of Life*, a division of Hale Products, Inc., has been named "Official Rescue Tool and Official Supplier of NHRA" through 2004. As the...

GLENDORA, Calif. (Oct. 4, 2000) - The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) has announced that Hurst Jaws of Life*, a division of Hale Products, Inc., has been named "Official Rescue Tool and Official Supplier of NHRA" through 2004.

As the Official Rescue Tool of NHRA, Hurst logos will be prominently displayed on all NHRA Safety Safari trucks and trailers. The NHRA Safety Safari has long been considered the premier safety crew in all of motorsports, servicing the needs of race drivers and teams in the event of an accident.

In addition to signage, the company will participate in many other NHRA marketing opportunities, including video advertisements on Winston Vision, the on-track jumbotron; official recognition in National Dragster, NHRA's weekly magazine; and feature status in all pre-race parades at NHRA national events.

As part of the agreement, Hurst will make available to NHRA the latest in safety equipment that will be used at all NHRA national events and at its owned and operated facilities in Ohio, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Indiana.

"We are excited about our relationship with NHRA," said Jim Kaye, National Sales Manager, Hurst Jaws of Life. "The NHRA Safety Safari has long been considered the best safety crew in the business and our affiliation emphasis the quality of our products."

"The relationship with Hurst and Hale Products, Inc. assures that the latest in safety equipment will be available at all NHRA national events and its owned and operated tracks," said Ray Ricchi, director of national account sales. "Hurst makes the finest rescue and safety equipment in the world and its association with the best safety crew in the business makes for a perfect fit."

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., the NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. It presents 23 national events through its NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. The NHRA has 85,000 racers and members nationwide and 144 member tracks. The NHRA-sanctioned sportsman and bracket racing series' provide competition opportunities for drivers of all levels. The NHRA develops the stars of tomorrow by offering the Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series, NHRA Summit Racing Series and the Street Legal Program. The NHRA also offers the Castrol GTX Jr. Drag Racing League for youths ages 8 to 17.

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