Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels Returns To NHRA Drag Racing As A Major Mello Yello Series Sponsor In 2013

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Stow, OH - Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels returns to National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) drag racing as a major national event sponsor of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in 2013. Mickey Thompson Motorsports will support Sportsman racers as a contingency sponsor for all Sportsman racing classes including Pro Mod and Pro Stock Motorcycle, and will be on site at all 24 national events with the fully equipped Mickey Thompson trailer to provide trackside support to racers throughout the season.

"Sportsman class racing is one of the cornerstones of the Mickey Thompson legacy," stated Tom Kundrik, Motorsports Manager, Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels. "Mickey Thompson has supported NHRA racers for nearly 30 years, and as our company celebrates 50 years, we want to continue to provide outstanding support to Sportsman racers in a variety of ways."

The 24-event Mello Yello Drag Racing Series kicks off with the Winternationals February 14-17 at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif., followed by the Arizona Nationals February 22-24 at Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix, Ariz. For a complete event schedule, visithttp://www.nhra.com/schedules/2013fts.aspx.

In addition to its return to national event sponsorship, Mickey Thompson will continue to serve as a divisional level associate contingency sponsor of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series in all Sportsman classes including Stock Eliminator, Super Stock, Competition Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster. Mickey Thompson Motorsports will continue to support the NHRA racers through its Team M/T program, and racers interested in joining Team M/T may contact Tom Kundrik, Motorsports Manager, at 800-222-9092 X3114 for more information.