O'Reilly Auto Parts-Spring Nationals
March 11, 2013The Thunder Road Show
O’REILLY AUTO PARTS EXTENDS TITLE RIGHTS SPONSORSHIP OF NHRA MELLO YELLO SERIES EVENT IN HOUSTON GLENDORA, Calif. (March 7, 2013) –
NHRA announced today that O’Reilly Auto Parts has agreed to a multi-year extension of its title rights sponsorship of the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway in Houston.
The 26th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals presented by Super Start Batteries, April 26-28, is the sixth of 24 races in the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The event has been a staple in the early part of the season since the late ’80s and among the favorite stops for the racing community.
“We’re excited to extend O’Reilly Auto Parts’ sponsorship of the Houston event,” said John Siragusa, senior director of sales and business development, NHRA. “O’Reilly Auto Parts is a valued partner of NHRA and a strong supporter of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.”
In addition to sponsorship of the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway in Houston, the auto parts giant maintains title rights for three additional NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events: the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California, the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Chicago, and the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Seattle.
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 8 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.