GLENDORA, Calif. -- Federal-Mogul has extended its sponsorship of the NHRA Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series through the 2003 racing season, reaffirming its position as the leading sponsor of sportsman drag racing in the United States.
Highlighting the sponsorship extension is a significant increase in bonus packages for national and divisional series championships offered by Federal-Mogul, elevating the total series purse to more than $550,000.
Federal-Mogul's sponsorship of NHRA sportsman racing started in 1997 and since that time the company has increased the year-end championship purses for the eight NHRA Federal-Mogul racing categories: Federal-Mogul Dragster, Federal-Mogul Funny Car, Competition Eliminator, Super Stock, Super Comp, Stock, Super Gas and Super Street.
In addition, the series has seen track attendance grow steadily throughout the division schedule. Presently, more
than 36,000 racers participate in the NHRA Federal-Mogul Drag Racing Series, which includes 66 events in 2000 - 43 divisional events and 23 national events.
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