John Hale Earns Drag Racing Online AA/FC Challenge Victory Over Jason Rupert And Resets Series Record On Mickey Thompson Tires


Stow, OH - Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels congratulates John Hale for a stunning performance against Jason Rupert in the Drag Racing Online (DRO) AA/FC Challenge action at the Rockabilly Rod Reunion at the Strip in Las Vegas. Defending 2011 DRO AA/FC Challenge Champion John Hale was pitted against the DRO AA/FC Challenge 2011 Heritage Series Champion Jason Rupert in the finals. Hale achieved a scorching 5.737/251.81 mph victory over Rupert's 5.848/252.19 mph finish and set a new elapsed time record for the series.

"Nostalgic nitro funny car racing is always exciting, and we congratulate John for a great performance," stated Tom Kundrik, Motorsports Manager, Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels. "We know this was a really tough competition between a couple of fierce competitors, and seeing John earn the win on our tires was fantastic."

DRO AA/FC Series competition culminates in the October NMRA/NMCA World Street Finals and LSX Shootout in Indianapolis. Winning AA/FC racers using Mickey Thompson tires and displaying the Mickey Thompson logo decal earn $300, with $100 awarded to runners up. For more information on this exciting series, visit

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Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels designs, develops, and markets racing and high-performance tires for drag-racing cars and motorcycles, modified street cars, off-road race vehicles, modified pick-up trucks, Jeeps, 4x4’s and sport utility vehicles. The company, founded in 1963 by racing legend Mickey Thompson, is headquartered in Stow, Ohio, USA, and offers a wide range of tires and wheels in unique sizes to enhance the look and performance of these specialty high-performance and racing vehicles. For more information, visit, or visit the new Mickey Thompson TV at