FUELTECH NAMED TITLE SPONSOR OF NHRA PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES FOR 2022 SEASON
INDIANAPOLIS (April 21, 2022) – The NHRA announced today that FuelTech, an industry leader in performance engine management systems, has been named the title series sponsor of the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series for the 2022 season.
The FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series opened its season last month in Gainesville and is next in action April 29-May 1 as part of the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte. The series features 10 races during the 2022 campaign, including stops at Virginia Motorsports Park, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Heartland Motorsports Park, Brainerd International Raceway, Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, the fall race at zMAX Dragway and World Wide Technology Raceway before the finale on Oct. 13-16 at Texas Motorplex.
Featuring the world’s fastest doorslammer race cars, the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series offers something for every drag racing fan. The class is highlighted by historic muscle cars and a variety of late-model American muscle cars, as well as a number of different power adders.
“We understand what it is to be something and to truly help, it takes more than just the product and support for customers,” said Luis De Leon, chief technology officer at FuelTech. “It is a whole group of people and a network of support. We couldn’t have done this without the support of our customers and great dealers.”
For nearly 20 years FuelTech has been recognized for its PowerFT line of engine management systems. They’ve been a key partner for several competitors in the NHRA, with FuelTech customers earning four NHRA world titles and a number of national event victories. That includes Kris Thorne, who won the opening race of the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series season in Gainesville to pick up his first victory in the class, as well as Gainesville runner-up Sidnei Frigo, defending world champion Jose Gonzalez and several more.
Gonzalez claimed his first NHRA world title a year ago, winning five races and advancing to six final rounds. He also made the quickest run in Pro Mod history with a pass of 5.621-seconds in his ProCharger-powered Q80 Racing Camaro.
“FuelTech has always had an incredible passion for Pro Mod racing, and we are thrilled to welcome them as the series sponsor of the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series,” said Brad Gerber, NHRA vice president and chief development officer. “They have become a trusted name for many of the standout drivers and this is another great example of their dedication to the class. We are excited to see what the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series has in store for 2022.”
2022 FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Schedule
March 10-14: Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Gainesville Raceway, Gainesville, Fla. (Kris Thorne winner)
April 29-May 1: Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, zMAX Dragway, Charlotte
May 13-15: Virginia NHRA Nationals, Virginia Motorsports Park, Richmond, Va.
June 23-26: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Norwalk, Ohio
Aug. 12-14: Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor, Heartland Motorsports Park, Topeka, Kan.
Aug. 18-21: Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd, Minn.
Aug. 31-Sept. 5: Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals, Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, Indianapolis
Sept. 23-25: NHRA Carolina Nationals, zMAX Dragway, Charlotte
Sept. 30-Oct. 2: NHRA Midwest Nationals, World Wide Technology Raceway, St. Louis
Oct. 13-16: Texas NHRA FallNationals, Texas Motorplex, Dallas
FuelTech offers four versions of its PowerFT engine management systems with its top-of-the-line FT600, followed by FT550, FT550 LITE, and FT450. The systems are powerful and known for their extensive list of standard features including sequential injection and ignition, O2 Closed Loop, data logger, delay box, Boost Controller, Nitrous Controller, and so much more. Additionally, the company has developed FTSPARK, a very powerful CDI ignition system that is offered in two versions and can fit nearly any high-powered application. The stand-alone ignition setup can be utilized in mechanical fuel injection combinations, commonly found with Roots and Twin-screw supercharger packages, or can be combined with EFI applications regularly seen with supercharged, nitrous oxide, or twin turbocharged engines.
From humble beginnings nearly 20 years ago to sponsoring the renowned NHRA Pro Mod DragRacing Series, there is a reason you’re seeing #FuelTechEverywhere
Headquartered in San Dimas, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 22 national events featuring the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown and Top Fuel Harley Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Street Legal. NHRA also offers the NHRA Jr. Street program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. With over 120 Member Tracks, NHRA allows racers to compete at a variety of locations nationally and internationally. NHRA’s Youth and Education Services (YES) Program reaches over 30,000 students annually to ignite their interest in automotive and racing related careers. NHRA’s streaming service, NHRA.tv, allows fans to view all NHRA national events as well as exclusive features of the sport. In addition, NHRA owns and operates three racing facilities: Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to www.NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.