Stringer Performance has taken back the reins of the Clay Millican Top Fuel race team in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. Stringer Performance also will continue to build on an already strong marketing alliance, Nitro Funny Car driver Paul Lee, owner of McLeod Racing, and Street Outlaws/No Prep Kings star Jeff Lutz.
Also back with Stringer and Millican is longtime primary sponsor Parts Plus, who recently announced their new partnership with Pronto. Parts Plus has been with Top Fuel champion Millican for many years and continues to support the race team with a highly successful branding and hospitality program that will continue throughout the entire 2021 NHRA Camping World Series racing campaign.
“I am beyond ecstatic with what lies ahead for this team as we have been able to bring on some great new partners on the marketing side while at the same time developing a new more centralized group of team members,” said Top Fuel team owner Doug Stringer. “We have been representing Parts Plus and all of their members for more than seven years now, and in an ever-changing sponsorship environment today, that speaks volumes. The family atmosphere is never far from this organization from our marketing partners and team members, to our friends at Paul Lee Racing and Jeff Lutz Racing. I cannot wait to get Mike Kloeber and Clay Millican and this team into the winner’s circle this year!”
“It has been a long but good offseason for our team,” said Millican. “We are excited for our continued relationship with longtime partner Parts Plus. Super excited for the opportunity to go out there and ‘Stomp On That Loud Pedal’ for all the NHRA Drag Racing fans.”
A new-look expanded hospitality trailer has been added to the overall pit area to serve both Professional race teams, which includes Paul Lee Racing and Stringer Performance. This Paul Lee Racing hauler will sit between the McLeod Racing Nitro Funny Car and the Parts Plus Top Fuel dragster for invited VIP guests, company employees, and corporate sweepstakes winners.
“Personally, and as a team, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Doug Stinger, Clay Millican, Steven Cole, and the entire Stringer Performance team,” said Lee. “We seem to have a family and fun environment, which is important to me. Yes, we are there to race hard, but we also have a lot of fun. We had an awesome 2020 working together, and I’m looking forward to 2021 with high expectations for both our teams and our marketing partners. Can’t wait for Gainesville!”
New for 2021 with both race teams is an official eyewear partner, Fatheadz, which has been outfitting professional racers since 2004. Rico Elmore is the founder of Fatheadz Eyewear and has renewed his partnership and friendship with Stringer Performance.
“Doug and I have been friends for quite some time, so I’m excited to officially partner with him for the 2021 season,” said Elmore. “It’ll be great to see, not only the Stringer Performance cars carrying the Fatheadz Eyewear brand, but to see Clay, Paul Lee, and all of the team members showcasing our eyewear at the track each weekend.”