Stow, Ohio –August 11, 2017 – Jay Turner is the champion of the inaugural Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley series, claiming his trophy Sunday at the NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle. Turner clinched the top spot in June after finishing second at the Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Tennessee.
Turner had an impressive season, only missing the final round in two races. Turner also ran the quickest elapsed time of the season, a 6.117-second pass during Bristol qualifying.
“Congratulations to Jay Turner and his team on earning the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley title,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Mickey Thompson. “The excitement of the series did not disappoint fans and we look forward to continuing our support next season.”
Mickey Thompson will increase its presence in the Top Fuel Harley class next year. Starting with the 2018 season, points will be earned at each of the eight events toward a series championship. Bonuses will be awarded to the top three finishers for the Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series. Riders will compete for a share of $97,000 in total awards between year-end prize money and the eight races next year.
About Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels
Max-Trac Tire Co., Inc., DBA Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels, markets racing and high-performance tires and wheels for street, strip, truck, and off-road applications. The company was founded in 1963 by racing legend Mickey Thompson and is headquartered in Stow, Ohio, USA. For more information, visit www.mickeythompsontires.com. Connect on Facebook and Instagram. Media contact: Don Sneddon, Advertising Manager, 800-222-9092, ext. 3750, email@example.com.