GLENDORA, Calif. – NHRA officials announced Thursday that Racing RVs, an Ohio company that specializes in new and used Semi-style motorhomes, has extended its agreement as the presenting sponsor of the NHRA Top Dragster and Top Sportsman national championships.
Drivers in the Top Sportsman and Top Dragster classes will be awarded points at various NHRA divisional events, the JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals, and at selected NHRA national events toward the annual year-end Top Dragster national championship and the annual year-end Top Sportsman national championship.
In the program, each champion in the Top Dragster presented by RacingRVs.com and the Top Sportsman presented by RacingRVs.com classes earns $5,000 and the series runner-up claims $2,500. The two champions will receive their championship bonus purse, championship jacket, championship Wally trophy and championship ring while being recognized during the annual NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series awards ceremony.
Racing RVs has been working with NHRA to elevate these categories and expand their impact on the sport. This year, for the first time, the Top Dragster and Top Sportsman categories will compete at the iconic 65th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, thanks in part to the efforts of the team at Racing RVs.
“Racing RVs is proud to be a part of the NHRA,” said Racing RVs owner Joe Fisher. “Our business has been built because of racers and we are blessed to be able to give back in some small way to help our fellow sportsman racers with the Top Dragster and Top Sportsman national championships as well as being able to be a part of the first time Top Dragster and Top Sportsman will compete at the prestigious U.S. Nationals. This is one of the most exciting things we have been able to do with NHRA. Being a Top Dragster competitor myself and having a small part in getting these classes to compete at Indy is a dream come true.”
Additionally, a special Top Dragster Shootout and Top Sportsman Shootout presented by RacingRVs.com is held during the JEGS SPORTSnationals, September 20-22 at National Trail Raceway. In those shootouts, the winners in each class earn $1,000 and the runners-up receive $500.
“We are happy to continue this partnership with Racing RVs,” said Brad Gerber, NHRA vice president and chief development officer. “We look forward to exciting racing action from these two very competitive categories.”