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MAHLE Aftermarket to Host Leading NHRA Drivers at PRI 2021

MAHLE will host some of National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) leading drivers in Booth 1601 at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show 2021 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN from December 9 to 11. During the show, NHRA superstars John Force, Robert Hight, Brittany Force, Shawn Langdon, Clay Millican, Antron Brown, Stevie “Fast” Jackson and Ryan Gustin, will be onsite with MAHLE to “meet-and-greet” attendees.

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The exhibit will also feature MAHLE Performance gaskets, which are made to deliver the best seal protection for each engine application, and MAHLE Performance piston rings, which incorporate cutting edge technology in both materials and manufacturing to provide maximum horsepower and durability. The exhibit will also feature Clevite® engine bearings, which are designed to meet the demands of high-performance cars. 

“MAHLE’s legacy for supplying high-quality parts includes its contributions to the cars of winning drivers on all kinds of tracks, all over the world,” said Jon Douglas, President, MAHLE Aftermarket North America. “Our exhibit will give attendees an idea of our place in the performance industry, with examples like our gaskets and rings, which cover millions of applications, and Clevite® engine bearings, which are track-proven in engines with thousands of horsepower.

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Visitors will also have the chance to see champion drivers when they appear at the booth. All of these drivers have been invaluable partners in MAHLE’s success in motorsports and we are honored to have them join us onsite at this premier event.”

Following is the schedule of NHRA drivers who will appear at MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. Booth 1601. All times are Eastern Standard: 

Thursday, December 9

10:00-10:30 – Clay Millican, Clay Millican Racing – Six-time World Champion Top Fuel drag racer

11:30-12:00 – Stevie “Fast” Jackson, Killin Time Racing – 2019 Pro Modified Champion

Friday, December 10 

11:00 – 11:30 – Antron Brown, Antron Brown Motorsports – the sport’s first Black American Top Fuel drag racer Champion 

2:30-3:00 – JFR Racing – Team with multiple championships, represented by founder John Force, 16-time NHRA Funny Car Champion, his daughter, Brittany Force, the first JFR Racing driver to win Top Fuel, and Robert Hight, who holds two NHRA Funny Car titles and numerous other wins

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Also dropping by the MAHLE booth during this year’s show will be Shawn Langdon, a multiple-time Top Fuel winner with Kalitta Racing, and Ryan Gustin, two-time USMTS National Champion, with Reaper Nation Racing.

The MAHLE Aftermarket exhibit will display products that have established the company as a leading supplier of automotive parts, including the following lines:

MAHLE gaskets – In the last 15 years, MAHLE has invested in gasket tooling to cover 10,000 part numbers for nearly 900,000 applications, making the company the industry leader. Each gasket set includes every component needed to complete a repair and is packaged to display the contents inside or an illustration of them.

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Clevite® engine bearings – Used to modify stock engines or build racing engines, Clevite® engine bearings have repeatedly demonstrated their performance and reliability in racing applications. Available as TriMetal engine bearings, they feature three layers: copper-lead alloy layer, steel back layer and white-metal electroplated surface layer. The three-layer construction reduces drag, increases horsepower and offers a load capacity of 12,000 psi. Also available as TriArmor coated engine bearings, these bearings combine TriMetal technology with a moly/graphite, high-pressure, high-load, dry-film treatment that provides additional protection across a wide range of temperatures. 

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From a small test workshop to one of the top 20 automotive suppliers, MAHLE is proud to celebrate 100 years of delivering superior quality products around the world. For more information about MAHLE Aftermarket and its brands, visit www.mahle-aftermarket.com, or contact your local sales representative.

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