American Racing joins Tony Pedregon Racing in 2011
(February 10, 2011)--American Racing, the iconic market leader of performance and off-road wheels, has teamed up with 2x World Champion Tony Pedregon as an associate and primary sponsor of his Nitro Funny Car in the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.
"American Racing has long been a leader in the racing industry through vehicle sponsorships, racing event sponsorships and the development of our high performance racing products that have been used on NHRA, USAC, Off-road, Drift and Rally tracks across the country and the world" stated Jody Groce, president of Wheel Pros. "To be involved with a legend like Tony Pedregon for these premier NHRA events is an exciting opportunity. Tony brings with him a tradition of excellence to our team which will continue to build on our 50+ year racing heritage."
The American Racing brand will serve as the primary sponsor on select
* Kragen O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals, Pomona, Feb. 24-27
* Automobile Club of Southern California, Pomona, Nov. 10-13
"As a professional racer and performance enthusiast, I have grown up knowing the history and popularity of American Racing wheels and it is a privilege to partner with a company that has had such an influence and tradition in our sport" stated Tony Pedregon. "I look forward to debuting our American Racing Funny Car at one of the most exciting races of the year!"
Pedregon who won the NHRA World Championship in 2003 and 2007, will be entering his 18th year of his pro career. Tony Pedregon is 2nd on the list of all-time Funny Car wins with 43.