Hangsterfer's Metalworking Lubricants will become a major associate sponsor on the Matco Tools/U.S. Army dragster of three-time Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown.
Brown was introduced to Hangsterfer's Laboratories, which specializes in the research, development and manufacturer of metalworking lubricants. about four years ago when he was looking to purchase a Jr. Dragster for his oldest son. That meeting has developed into a marketing partnership with Don Schumacher Racing, for which Brown drives the sport's most successful Top Fuel team of the decade.
The relationship will also continud support with Hangsterfer's vast array of straight cutting oils and technological expertise for use at Schumacher's Don Schumacher Motorsports CNC machine shop, a sister company to the racing enterprise located in the same 145,000-square-foot headquarters near Indianapolis.
"We're a family company so we respect the family aspect of the sport and the Sackman family team," said Mike Ditzel, Hangsterfer's Performance Racing Product Specialist whose brother, Randy Ditzel, owns Half Scale Junior Dragsters and introduced Brown to Hangsterfer's. "We believe in supporting the sport at all levels. We support DSR, the Midwest Jr. Super Series as young racers begin their driving careers. We supported the Sackman brothers, who started driving Half Scale cars in the Junior Dragster ranks and now race NHRA and PDRA Top Dragster. At the sport's highest level, we support Antron Brown and the DSR Top Fuel and Funny Car teams."
"It's an honor to be affiliated with DSR and Antron, and to be able to sponsor Matt and Zach and help them progress through the sport," said Bill Jones, Hangsterfer's Metalworking Lubricants vice president. "I've been talking to Matt for years and I've always told him that we'll be sponsoring him someday. This year it's finally come to full fruition. We've done a few races every year, and this year it's the full deal."