Emery Racing Announces Sponsors For 1999 IHRA/Screamin' Eagle Top Fuel Harley Championship Pursuit COLTONS POINT, MD.--- In hopes of continuing their ever-improving Top Fuel Harley-Davidson program, Emery Racing recently announced the signing...
Emery Racing Announces Sponsors For 1999 IHRA/Screamin' Eagle Top Fuel Harley Championship Pursuit
COLTONS POINT, MD.--- In hopes of continuing their ever-improving Top Fuel Harley-Davidson program, Emery Racing recently announced the signing of two significant sponsors to replace the loss of the major sponsor from the 1998 season. According to Emery Racing team owner, Anne Emery, G & H Jewelers and Jam-On Productions have filled the void by the vacated backer. She feels that the team will not miss a step in following the 1999 IHRA/Screamin' Eagle Series.
"Sponsors are what makes this racing world revolve," explained Emery. "We are very fortunate to have been able to sign Frank and Joan Haris of G & H Jewelers and Paul Jackson at Jam-On Productions in time for the 1999 season. We never lost hope for signing a sponsor and these wonderful companies came through for us when it counted."
G & H Jewelers and Gemologists was founded 35 years ago by Frank Harris, Sr. Their main store is located in the town of California, Maryland. Their 3000 sq. ft store specializes in jewelery design and restoration, servicing thousands of customers throughout the Washington DC and Baltimore, MD. region.
Frank, Jr., who purchased the company six years ago from his family admits that he has an undying love for racing. He adds, "We also sponsor other forms of motorsports as well as an the alcohol funny car of Billy Gibson. We are a regional company and we know that we will have limited success in other parts of the country. I am counting on the IHRA/Snap-On Tools event in Budds Creek, MD., to help increase our marketing. The IHRA event has been a wise investment for the people in this region of Maryland and we hope to capitalize on that."
Jam-On Productions is a motorcycle event promotions company that promotes such entities as the worlds largest bike swap meet held annually during the Daytona Bike Week at the Volusia County Fairgrounds. Jam-On was founded 25 years ago by Paul Jackson and is currently managed by Mark Weiler.
Weiler feels that sponsoring the Emery's Top Fuel Harley team was a natural fit. He explains, "Anytime you sponsor anything in the motorcycling industry and you work in it, it pays dividends down the road. The Emery family have been longtime supporters of our events and we see it as a chance to support a faithful customer. We expect any involvement with the IHRA/Screamin' Eagle Series to help us out in our business."
Jamie Emery plans to ride in events under the IHRA/Screamin' Eagle, AHDRA and ADBA sanction. He will begin his 1999 IHRA/Screamin' Eagle campaign at the IHRA Prolong Winter Nationals in Darlington, S.C., March 12-14. Each contestant will be afforded three qualifying runs during the course of the event and the quickest eight bikes will compete in final eliminations on Sunday. This event will be televised on ESPN2 with the dates TBA in an upcoming issue of the IHRA's Drag Review magazine. The family-run fueler will be testing at the upcoming Groundhog Warm-up on February 17-20 also to be hosted by Darlington International Dragway.