RJ Race Cars, Quarter-Max Named Major Sponsor For 2011 ADRL TourThe American Drag Racing League (ADRL) is pleased to announce RJ Race Cars and Quarter-Max Chassis & Racing Components as a new major sponsor for the 2011 season……

With nearly 25 years in the drag racing business, RJ Race Cars is widely-regarded as one of the top complete chassis fabrication shops and parts manufacturers in the business.

Owner and President Rick Jones is thrilled with the new partnership, which will also include a number of exciting future announcements.

“The ADRL has a great family atmosphere that I really like and there are so many people at each event,” Jones said. “It’s a great place for a lot of these racers and I think the future is going to be great. There is such a great atmosphere at these races.

“This will be good for us because it will generate more business for us, but it’s a win for our customers and also gives the ADRL another business partner. It’s good all the way around.”

RJ Race Cars, which recently debuted a new PN car for Al-Anabi racing driver and class legend Shannon Jenkins, will have a strong and noticeable presence at each ADRL race, starting with the season-opening race on March 25-26 at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas.

They will be in attendance for every event with a support trailer, offering parts and assistance to the teams and racers at all of the 2011 ADRL Tour stops. RJ Race Cars will also provide contingency for its customers.
“We are thrilled to have RJ Race Cars as a major sponsor in the ADRL. Rick and his team are dedicated to making unbelievable race cars and working with the ADRL will be the perfect scenario for everyone,” ADRL VP of Sales and Marketing Brian Evans said.

“They are a great business partner and they will undoubtedly be a valuable asset to the ADRL racers in 2011.”
After spending considerable time as a sponsor in the NHRA while his son, Rickie, raced in the Pro Stock division, Rick Jones was left impressed with the ADRL after attending a number of races in 2010.

Coming from a Pro Stock background, Jones was also thoroughly impressed with the remarkable doorslammer racing in the nation’s premier eighth-mile drag racing league.

“There is nothing cooler than fast doorslammers going down the track,” Jones said. “With all of these different car styles, it’s a really, really exciting place to be.”

RJ Race Cars has also quickly moved into building more Pro Nitrous, Extreme 10.5 and Pro Extreme cars.
“It’s something new for us and it’s definitely a new chapter for our company,” Jones said. “It’s going to be very cool and we really wanted to move into the this market. We thought coming on board with the ADRL would be a natural fit and we’re very excited.”

In addition to being a sponsor, Jones’ son, Rickie, will also be racing in the class for the first time.

He participated in two Extreme Pro Stock (XPS) races in 2010 and the challenge of performing in a new and highly-competitive PN class is another aspect that has Rick Jones eager for the 2011 season.

“We’ve never raced nitrous before, but it’s going to be something we’re going to have a lot of fun with,” Jones said. “I think Rickie will adapt well.”

ABOUT THE ADRL ;  Based in O’Fallon, Missouri, the American Drag Racing League is the nation’s premier sanctioning body for the sport of eighth-mile drag racing. The professional categories featured in the ADRL are Pro Junior Dragster, Extreme Pro Stock, Pro Extreme Motorcycle, Extreme 10.5, Pro Nitrous and Pro Extreme, the quickest doorslammer class in all of drag racing. The 2011 ADRL tour consists of nine national events run throughout the United States. For more information on the ADRL, visit www.ADRL.us