NHRA & R.P.M. — Pro Mod Series Sponsor Updates

NHRA’s rekindled Pro Mod Drag Racing Series for 2014 roars into the Houston area this weekend more fully equipped with important new sponsorship support…

J&A Service, a leader in oil and gas well servicing exploration, will be the presenting sponsor for the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series event at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals, April 25-27, at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas. The race is the second race of the season for the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

Featuring the world’s fastest and most unique doorslammer race cars, highlighted by ’63 Corvettes, ’68 Camaros, ’67 Mustangs and ’68 Firebirds, as well as a variety of late-model cars, the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series offers something for every kind of hot-rodding enthusiast.

“J&A Service along with all the presenting sponsors of the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series are instrumental to the success of the series,” said Gary Darcy, senior vice president of sales and marketing, NHRA. “Twenty-seven Pro Mod cars attempted to qualify for the season-opening event and we expect another full field of high caliber cars at Houston.”

The J&A Service Pro Mod Camaro (Photo by:  Bruce Biegler)

The J&A Service Pro Mod Camaro is driven by Steve Whitely (Photo by: Bruce Biegler)

J&A Service, owned by veteran racers Jim and Annie Whitely, is located in Grand Junction, Colo. The company, a national oil and gas well-servicing business, leases and operates all forms of well-completion equipment, and is the innovator of its patented Green Completions Unit, a self-contained, high-capacity mobile flowback separator that contains 99 percent of all airborne contaminates. Mobile units are available for sale or lease. J&A Service is also a proud sponsor of the nationally acclaimed YNOT Racing Team.

In addition, the participating Real Pro Mod Association (RPM) is pleased to announce Protect The Harvest as a supporter of racers competing in the NHRA Pro Mod Series.  Racers will have Protect The Harvest identification on their cars to promote the cause beginning with the upcoming NHRA Pro Mod Series race presented by J&A Service in Houston, and continuing through the 2015 season.

Started by Lucas Oil founder, Forrest Lucas, Protect The Harvest was organized to bring a collective voice to American farmers, sportsmen and animal owners who have been challenged by organizations trying to interfere with their way of life.

“I’ve really enjoyed putting together a program with the RPM Association to benefit all of the drivers in the Pro Mod class at NHRA national events,” said Forrest Lucas. “We are going to generate even more awareness for Protect The Harvest through RPM over the years.”

Racers supported by Protect The Harvest will compete in the upcoming NHRA Pro Mod Series presented by J&A Service at Houston, April 25-27.  The Houston race is the second stop of the annual 10-race series which starts in Gainesville, FL and ends at Las Vegas in October.  More than 30 racers are members of the RPM Association and compete in the high speed door-slammer series.

“We are so thankful for all of the support that Forrest Lucas and his family have provided to NHRA racers over the years and especially thrilled to have all the RPM members participate in the Protect The Harvest promotion,” said RPM board member Mike Knowles. “It’s a tremendous cause that Forrest is an advocate of for families.”

The 2014 NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series competes during a 10-race schedule, with each event televised on the Velocity Channel. The season kicked off at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals with Mike Castellana taking the opening victory over 2013 series champion Rickie Smith. Each race will air in a half-hour show on the Velocity Channel, which launched in October and is owned by the Discovery Network. The shows, produced by Masters Entertainment Group, will air during 10 consecutive weeks in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Posted with files from Nicole Erickson and NHRA Commuications