Aerospace Components named class sponsor for NHRA Unleashed presented by Lucas Oil events
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

NHRA has signed Aerospace Components as sponsor for the Outlaw class and all of the heads-up classes at the NHRA Unleashed presented by Lucas Oil events that will take place across the country. The Aerospace Outlaw class features eighth-mile racing for full-bodied, stock-appearing production cars with slight modifications to the vehicle. The heads-up classes are designed for the racer who wants to compete in affordable heads-up racing with full-bodied production-type vehicles.

The class names will be Aerospace Components Outlaw 10.5, Aerospace Components Limited Street, Aerospace Components EZ Street, Aerospace Components 8.5, Aerospace Components 9.0, Aerospace Components 9.5, Aerospace Components 10.0, Aerospace Components 11.0, Aerospace Components 12.0, and Aerospace Components 13.0.

“Aerospace's parts are thoroughly tested to provide customers with the best products and latest technology,” said Al Kussy, president/chief design engineer. 

“We are excited to be working with the NHRA Unleashed series presented by Lucas Oil and Disrupt/ive Studios,” said Kim Kussy, executive vice president/chief marketing and financial officer. “As sponsors of all the classes, these drag racers are the heartbeat of our company.” 

“During the inaugural NHRA Unleashed presented by Lucas Oil event at Atlanta, Al and Kim Kussy were able to witness firsthand the excitement and the level of enthusiasm the racers had for this event,” stated Ray Wilkings, general manager of Atlanta Dragway. “We believe that this partnership and Aerospace’s involvement in drag racing will further grow these events.”

Aerospace Components for 24 years has provided high-tech drag race car components and systems, designed and fabricated at its 35,000-square-foot facility utilizing the latest in CNC manufacturing equipment, including lightweight aluminum billet disc brake systems, strut/shock systems, vacuum pumps, water pumps, fuel pumps, crank triggers, billet NOS brackets, Powerglide shifters, and battery trays. The Aerospace team of researchers, machinists, racers, and financing/marketing personnel constantly strives to produce the finest drag racing parts available and provide top-notch customer service. With great appreciation to all of the racers who look to Aerospace Components for the latest in innovative racing parts, the team looks forward to helping them achieve the highest performance possible for their racing vehicles. Log on to or call 727-347-9915 for more information. Products are manufactured in the USA.

NHRA Unleashed presented by Lucas Oil events will be featured nationwide on Fox Sports Net in a series airing on consecutive weeks in November and December. Two half-hour shows will be produced from each of the four NHRA Unleashed presented by Lucas Oil events, at O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis (Aug. 6-7), National Trail Raceway near Columbus, Ohio (Sept. 10-11), Gainesville Raceway (Nov. 5-6), and the recently completed event at Atlanta Dragway. The shows will be hosted by Steve Watson and Sarah Karges and produced by Disrupt/ive Studios, producer of Pinks, Pinks All Outtakes, and Pinks All Out.

NHRA Unleashed presented by Lucas Oil will feature Saturday-night-under-the-lights racing that will bring out the best in the racers at each event. They will all be vying for the coveted Wally, one the most coveted trophies in all of motorsports. 

The NHRA Unleashed presented by Lucas Oil events also will include casting auditions for Who Wants to Be a Race Car Driver?, a new reality television show that will identify America’s next great race car driver. Interested participants attending the event will be ushered through interviews and on-camera auditions for the show, currently in the developmental stages. Those selected for the show will prove that they have the drive, ambition, and desire to become the next great race car driver. Signage will be clearly posted throughout the event to direct candidates to the staging areas.

Tickets are on sale for the NHRA Unleashed presented by Lucas Oil event at O’Reilly Raceway Park and can be purchased by logging on to