NORRKOPING, Sweden – Eight-time FIA Pro Stock champion Jimmy Alund has inked a multi-race sponsorship with Summit Racing Equipment.
Alund will fly the Summit Racing colors in 2014 as he chases a historic ninth FIA Pro Stock championship.
The announcement comes after Alund returned to Sweden after substituting for Greg Anderson in his Summit Racing Camaro for the first five races of the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. Alund gathered not only qualifying and round points but capped of his 2014 season in the USA with a win at the fifth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Alund became the first European driver to win a Wally in an NHRA professional class.
“I am stunned, these positive hits from Summit Racing keep coming,” said Alund. “When the Summit Pro Stock racing team asked me to drive one of their cars it took me by complete surprise and last week Jim Greenleaf, Summit Racing’s Motorsports and Events Manager, called and politely asked if I would accept an associate sponsorship for 2014.
“The 2014 season has been a dream so far and to get to drive for such a legendary team sponsored by the finest business in the industry is a great honor. Add to that a sponsorship from Summit Racing for the European racing season. I’m at a loss for words.”
“Jimmy Alund filled in for Team Summit’s Greg Anderson while the four-time NHRA Pro Stock champion recovered from heart surgery at the start of the 2014 season. Greg’s are big shoes to fill; and fill them Jimmy did, taking his first NHRA win in Charlotte, NC at the NHRA 4 Wide Nationals in April. Summit Racing is very excited to extend the relationship as Jimmy competes in the 2014 FIA Drag Race Series in Europe” said Greenleaf. “We’ve learned that the eight-time FIA Pro Stock Champion is very interested in American muscle cars. It’s a great fit.”