Clevite, part of the MAHLE Aftermarket family, brings more than 95 years of customer service and experience to the IHRA as the world leader in engine bearings for racing applications. Clevite will present a special award at IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series events run in conjunction with the Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL. The Clevite Bonus Program awards the winner of each of the seven major IHRA sportsman classes at those double weekends a $200 bonus and a special presentation in the winner’s circle.
The Clevite Bonus Program will be awarded at Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series events held at Bradenton Motorsports Park (April 1718), Cordova International Raceway (May 29-30), Maryland International Raceway (June 19-20), Grand Bend Motorplex (June 26-28), Castrol Raceway (July 17-19) and U.S. 131 Motorsports Park (Aug. 7-8).
“We are pleased Clevite is the sponsor of a great program rewarding our sportsman racers,” said IHRA President Scott Gardner. “This is a relationship that continues to grow as Clevite continues to team up with the IHRA on a national level.”
Clevite has been in the bearing business since 1919 when it first started up operations in Cleveland, Ohio. Over the past 95 years, Clevite has grown into a world leader in providing quality engine bearings and is the number one engine bearing in racing engines. Owned by German automotive parts supplier MAHLE Aftermarket Inc., Clevite continues to grow with research and operations centers in the United States as well as Rugby, England, that will continue to expand the Clevite product offering.
Headquartered in Norwalk, Ohio, the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) promotes professional, semi-professional and local level racing for drivers of all levels. The Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series is a North American professional drag racing series comprised of events in major cities throughout the United States and Canada. The IHRA also oversees multiple sportsman racing programs including the Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL, Summit Racing Equipment SuperSeries presented by AMSOIL and Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions presented by AMSOIL. For more information on IHRA Motorsports visit www.ihra.com or the official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages @IHRA.