Justin Ashley Racing, which recently announced it had acquired a complete A/Fuel Dragster operation to compete in the NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster class, will hit the track for its first official race at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.
Along with the team’s debut, Ashley will be introducing its new primary sponsor, 1800CASHOUT, Inc. The company buys distressed residential properties nationwide and is backed by Investor Licensees.
“I’m excited to introduce the 1800CASHOUT brand to the NHRA,” said the New York native. “I guess the best way to explain it is; you’ve heard of 1800FLOWERS for flowers and 1800LAWYERS for lawyers, 1800CASHOUT is for real estate.”
Being a real estate investor, Ashley has tested the concept successfully in New York and now the company is expanding nationally its expansion spearheaded by this sponsorship. Also, for the U.S. Nationals, the team has partnered with Dr. Price Pritchett, a best-selling author, expert on self-directed change, and advisor to top executives on fast-growth strategies.
A successful day of testing last week showed real potential for the newly formed team. The team made four runs and the car ran its quickest e.t. of the day on its first full pull right out of the trailer at 5.39 and its top speed of 269.68 MPH. on the last run of the day. The majority of the day was spent testing different clutch and tune-up combinations and a lot was learned.
“This test day showed the incredible synergy among this group.” explains Justin Ashley, new team owner. “This was the first day that our team worked together at the track and it went beyond expectation. We learned a lot from this test session and we are anxious to learn a lot more. This is a highly competitive class and I’m well aware that sustainable success cannot come overnight. But we are committed to going all the way with this program. Lance Larsen, Anthony Dicero, Tom Abbett, Mark Adkins, Kevin Anderson and Krista Baldwin are all unique, talented and genuinely special teammates. I’m very, very fortunate.”
In addition to its primary and associate sponsors. the team enjoys marketing partnerships with Lucas Oil, Manley Performance, Clevite & Mahle, and Noonan Race Engines.