ATLANTA (Dec. 17, 2002)— The NOPI Drag Racing Association (NDRA) has signed on Mopar and BFGoodrich as sponsors for upcoming races.
Michelin North America Inc.'s BFGoodrich unit will sponsor the Pro Street Tire class for the NOPI “The Fast and the Furious” Racing Series. The new class requires that cars use street tires with tread, unlike the slicks favored by many professional drag racers.
Mopar has signed up to be the title sponsor of the NDRA's final race of 2003, the Mopar NOPI L.A. Race Wars in October in Banning, Calif. Mopar also signed sponsorships with three NDRA drivers.
NOPI, or Number One Parts Inc., distributes parts in the sport-compact accessories market. The NDRA is the governing body over NOPI's The Fast and the Furious Series, which starts its 10-race season in April in Texas.