American Racing joins Tony Pedregon Racing in 2011

American Racing, an iconic market leader of performance and off-road wheels, has teamed with two-time NHRA Funny Car world champion Tony Pedregon as an associate and primary sponsor of his nitro Funny Car in the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.

“American Racing has long been a leader in the racing industry through vehicle sponsorships, racing event sponsorships, and the development of our high-performance racing products that have been used on NHRA, USAC, off-road, Drift, and Rally tracks across the country and the world,” said Jody Groce, president of Wheel Pros. “To be involved with a legend like Tony Pedregon for these premier NHRA events is an exciting opportunity. Tony brings with him a tradition of excellence to our team, which will continue to build on our 50-plus-year racing heritage.”

The American Racing brand will serve as the primary sponsor at select races, including the Kragen O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Valvoline in Pomona, Feb. 24-27, and the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals in Pomona, Nov. 10-13.

“As a professional racer and performance enthusiast, I have grown up knowing the history and popularity of American Racing wheels, and it is a privilege to partner with a company that has had such an influence and tradition in our sport,” said Pedregon. “I look forward to debuting our American Racing Funny Car at one of the most exciting races of the year!”


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