Pro Nitrous receives continued support

Will Hanna

Switzer Dynamics and MoTeC Continue Pro Nitrous Support
JESEL to Sponsor Low Qualifier Award

PITTSBORO, N.C. (February 12, 2017): The strength of the PDRA Pro Nitrous program can largely be attributed to the support the class receives from sponsors, manufacturers, fans, and racers. Switzer Dynamics has been the cornerstone sponsor of the class since the series’ inception. The committed nitrous innovator will be back as the title Pro Nitrous sponsor in 2017.

“The PDRA is a very professional organization. We like how it’s owned by the racers. The way it’s ran and the professionalism is top notch. Judy and Tommy Franklin and the Scruggs family are some of the best people you could ever meet. We are happy to support them for the fourth year now,” stated Dan Carver of Switzer Dynamics.

“Nitrous is what our business is based around, so involvement with the Pro Nitrous class is an obvious choice for us, but we do a lot of work for people in the other classes as well,” Carver added, referring to the intake manifolds the company manufacturers for blown and turbocharged applications. Carver says that these latest Switzer Dynamic endeavors have taken off well and will continue to grow. “The one piece billet nitrous manifold starts out at 420lbs, but after the Switzer Dynamics makeover weighs 15.8lbs. We have quite a few engine builders that are looking to start using our one piece billet manifolds.
“We’ve started working with a lot of new engine builders in the last couple of years. We have started making different engine kits, and that doesn’t mean that it has to be nitrous related, to meet the needs of different engine builders. We’re a manufacturing company and we can make nearly any part there is a demand for. We’ve definitely started doing a lot of things other than nitrous. We’re always developing new products. There’s always something to improve. We’re continuously working on the flow bench, trying to improve.”

Switzer Dynamics holds claim to the first 3.60s run conquered by customer Pat Stoken. While Switzer Dynamics customer success is nothing new, Carver points out that Switzer Dynamics will be on board several new teams this season, as well.

“We are proud to welcome Switzer Dynamics back for a fourth year,” stated PDRA Director of Marketing, Will Smith. “Brandon, Melissa, and Dan are outstanding people who are truly brilliant in their work. Pro Nitrous will continue to be as exciting as ever and this wouldn’t be possible without Switzer Dynamics. We are also very grateful for MoTeC as the class presenting sponsor and JESEL coming back again as sponsor of the Pro Nitrous Low Qualifier Award.”

MoTeC Systems East became the class presenting sponsor in 2016 and continues now for a second year. “We’re a big fan of the PDRA and what they’re doing to have an affordable, successful drag racing series,” offered Drake DeVore of MoTec. “The PDRA has been great to work with, from a sponsor perspective. We also enjoy that they have left it open for these Pro Mod categories so that teams, engine builders, and electronic suppliers like us can spread our wings and have some fun in the class. That’s something MoTeC has always enjoyed doing.”

While MoTeC products can be used in any number of motorsports applications, DeVore pointed to the company’s close ties with Switzer Dynamics as one of the main reasons for getting involved with the Pro Nitrous category, specifically.

“We’ve supplied Switzer Dynamics with electronics for various projects,” DeVore explained. “We’ve really enjoyed seeing the success of those projects. Sponsoring Pro Nitrous seemed like a natural progression for us. Even though we’re involved in all different categories and classes, supporting Brandon [Switzer] in the nitrous category was a good place for us to get involved.”

For 30 years MoTeC has provided ECU engine control solutions, data acquisition, display systems, and more for categories across motorsports. “We’ll be attending as many events as we can, showcasing our digital color displays and data acquisition products. We’re just very excited to be involved with the PDRA and let people see what we have to offer on both data acquisition and fuel injection.”

Pro Nitrous support continues with Jesel Valvetrain Innovation, which returns this year to once again present the Pro Nitrous Low Qualifier Award. “The PDRA is an ideal community of drag racers for Jesel to be involved with,” stated Jesel’s Rob Remesi. “It is made up of serious, professional racers that race extreme, no-compromise engines - just the type Jesel valvetrain components were designed for. And no class represents this all-out approach to conquering the eighth-mile more than the Pro Nitrous class, where the RPM and cylinder pressure of 900+cid engines collides. Jesel provides the valvetrain solutions, including rockers, roller lifters and belt drives, that make these incredible performances possible, round after round!”

Based in Pittsboro, North Carolina, the Professional Drag Racers Association is the top sanctioning body in the United States for the sport of eighth-mile drag racing. The PDRA’s professional categories include Pro Extreme, Pro Nitrous, Pro Boost, Extreme Pro Stock and Pro Extreme Motorcycle along with several sportsman and various exhibition categories. The 2017 PDRA schedule consists of eight national events. For more on the world’s premier eighth-mile drag racing organization visit Follow the PDRA: Facebook, Instagram, Youtube.

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