Real Pro Mod Association (RPM) has been named the presenting sponsor for the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the upcoming NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway on June 16-18. The event marks the seventh of 12 races on the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series 2017 schedule.
The series returns to Bristol which has long been a hot bed of ravenous fans of the wildly popular door-slammer category. The growing and competitive class is highlighted by historic muscle cars, like the ’67 Mustangs, ’68 Firebirds and ’69 Camaros, as well as a variety of late model American muscle cars. With more than 3,000 horsepower, the suspended door pro mod cars travel the quarter-mile in less than six seconds at speeds exceeding 250 mph.
“The series enters into the second half of the 2017 NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series season and we have seen great racing at the opening half of the year,” said Brad Gerber, NHRA vice president and chief development officer. “The continued success of the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series is due in part to the support of RPM and their hard working group.”
The RPM Association was created by Pro Mod team owners and drivers to preserve and promote the future of the category. Pro Mods are frequently touted as the fuel altereds of the 21st century. RPM is committed to securing sponsorship to the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, providing input to NHRA on rule changes to achieve parity between the different power adder combinations, promoting diversity within the class to invite spectator interest and involvement, as well as maintaining the most exciting and competitive door-to-door racing on the planet.
“We have seen a wide variety of winners thus far this season and the fields are tightly contested at each event,” said John Waldie, board member of the RPM Association. “The championship will be toughly contested all the way to the final race in Las Vegas.”