Mickey Thompson Returns as Title Sponsor of the NHRA Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series

Schedule expanded to 10 events for 2018.

February 9th, 2018

STOW, OHIO - Feb 9, 2018: Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels is back for another year of exciting motorcycle drag racing.

The popular Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series will be featured at 10 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series calendar-up from eight races last year.

"We're excited to welcome back the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley motorcycle category with an extended schedule," said Graham Light, NHRA senior vice president. "Top Fuel Harley thrilled fans at events in 2017, and we look forward to seeing their growth this season."

The new events for the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series are the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida in March; and the season-ending Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, Aug. 29-Sept. 3, in Indianapolis.

The category will also return for races at the season-opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Pomona, California, as well as the NHRA Arizona Nationals, Denso Spark Plugs Four-Wide Nationals, NHRA Spring Nationals, Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties, NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, NHRA New England Nationals and NHRA Northwest Nationals.

"Adding two new venues to the schedule for the 2018 Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series means more fans will experience the excitement these elite riders bring to the track," said Ken Warner, vice president of marketing for Mickey Thompson. "We've produced the best drag motorcycle tires in the market for over 20 years, and are proud to partner with the NHRA and support the riders, teams and fans who help make the Top Fuel Harley Series one of the most exciting."

The powerful two-wheel class will see an increase to four qualifying sessions during the weekend, and all 10 events will count toward the year-end championship, including a $17,000 purse.

Last year, Jay Turner claimed the inaugural Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series championship with three wins and five final-round appearances.

About Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels
Max-Trac Tire Co., Inc., dba Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels, markets racing and high-performance tires and wheels for street, strip, truck, and off-road applications. The company was founded in 1963 by racing legend Mickey Thompson and is headquartered in Stow, Ohio, USA. For more information, visit www.mickeythompsontires.com. Connect on Facebook and Instagram.
Media contact: Don Sneddon, Advertising Manager, 800-222-9092, 330-928-9092 ext. 3750, dsneddon@mickeythompsontires.com