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Wed, 14 Dec 2005, 07:11 AM

Summit Racing Equipment Reaches Three-Year Sponsorship Agreement with Warren and Kurt Johnson
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TALLMADGE, Ohio -- Summit Racing Equipment has signed NHRA Pro Stock veterans Warren and Kurt Johnson to a new three-year associate sponsorship deal. The new agreement extends Summit Racing's partnership with Warren and Kurt Johnson through 2008.


Kurt Johnson

Warren Johnson
"Warren and Kurt's track records speak for themselves," Kirk Heinbuch, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports and Events Manager, said. "They're consistent Top Five finishers in the Pro Stock points standings and are great representatives for drag racing away from the track, too. We're excited to have them on the Summit Racing team for the next three years." Warren Johnson is a six-time Pro Stock champion, earning titles in 1992, 1993, 1995, 1998, 1999, and 2001. He's the all-time winningest NHRA Pro Stock driver with 94 wins and was voted number seven on NHRA's list of Top 50 drivers in 2001. "The Professor" finished fourth in points in 2005. Kurt Johnson finished second in NHRA Pro Stock points in 2005. He's earned 32 career victories since making his Pro Stock debut in 1993. He was voted the 1993 NHRA Rookie of the Year and has since finished second in points four times-1993, 2000, 2003, and 2005.

"We've always had an enjoyable relationship with Summit Racing," Warren Johnson said. "They've obviously got a great marketing program, which has put them at the forefront of the aftermarket parts industry. We're very pleased to be a part of that again."

Warren and Kurt Johnson joined Team Summit in 2004 and will return to a team that dominated Pro Stock in 2005. Summit Racing is the primary sponsor of 2005 Pro Stock champion Greg Anderson and Jason Line, who finished third in Pro Stock in 2005. The company is also an associate sponsor of Pro Stock drivers Larry Morgan and Mark Pawuk; Top Fuel drivers Doug Kalitta, Scott Kalitta, David Grubnic, and Larry Dixon; and Funny Car drivers Tim Wilkerson and Tommy Johnson Jr.

Summit Racing Equipment is the world's largest direct marketer of automotive performance parts and accessories. Headquartered in Tallmadge, Ohio, the company offers the largest selection of parts, lowest prices, and best customer service in the high performance industry. Summit Racing Equipment has retail locations in Tallmadge, Ohio; Sparks, Nevada; and beginning in February 2006, McDonough, Georgia.





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