NHRA Story
Tonglet to ride Autolite bike in Sonoma
Monday, July 25, 2011


LE Tonglet

Reigning Pro Stock Motorcycle champion LE Tonglet will ride onto the track for the 24th annual FRAM/Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway aboard a unique Autolite Suzuki GSX-R. The orange graphics, designed just for the race, will complement those of Spencer Massey’s FRAM/Prestone Top Fuel dragster.

“I feel great about riding the Autolite bike,” said Tonglet. “Being able to represent Autolite at the FRAM/Autolite Nationals is awesome. I just hope we can do well for them.”

According to Sean Lyon, senior product manager for Autolite, the feeling is mutual.

"We are very excited to be able to have such a rising star represent Autolite at our event and look forward to Autolite spark plugs playing a vital role in LE’s quest for a second consecutive NHRA world championship,” said Lyon.

Last season’s Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future (rookie of the year) Award winner is having a solid season, sitting fourth in the Pro Stock Motorcycle standings with two victories (Atlanta and Chicago) along with two No. 1 qualifiers (Houston and Atlanta) to his credit in the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season. 

Tickets are available for the FRAM /Autolite NHRA Nationals. Please call Infineon Raceway at 800-870-RACE or at www.infineonraceway.com.