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Tue, 15 Dec 2015, 12:28 PM

Stringer Performance Announces Partnership with the University of Northwestern Ohio
Courtesy of Stacey Murdock
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For 2016 NHRA Season


Clay Millican
NHRA Top Fuel team Stringer Performance is pleased to announce a partnership with the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) for the 2016 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. UNOH joins the team which just concluded its premier season by finishing 11th in the point standings, as a major associate sponsor and its logo will be featured on the dragster driven by veteran driver, Clay Millican. UNOH will also have a full paint scheme in conjunction with Stringer Motorsports' partners, Great Clips, Inc. and Parts Plus, for two races including the 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in April and the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway in June.

Founded in 1920, UNOH is a private, not-for-profit university that that boasts the world's first High Performance Motorsports degree program that produces highly educated graduates and readies them for a career in the extremely competitive field of motorsports.

"Everyone at UNOH is excited about our new relationship with Stringer Performance and NHRA Top Fuel driver Clay Millican," states Dr. Jeffrey A. Jarvis, UNOH President. "Clay is a staple in the top fuel ranks with six consecutive IHRA World Championships. We are anxious for the start of the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and the results that the UNOH POWER TEAM of Clay, Erica Enders-Stevens and Jeg Coughlin Jr. will bring to our program."

Doug Stringer, owner of Stringer Performance, has a long background in all aspects of motorsports from team ownership to sponsorship management. Throughout the years he has helped groom many motorsports professionals which is just another reason that the partnership with UNOH a perfect fit.

"I am excited to have the opportunity to partner with UNOH," said Stringer. "UNOH is a leader in educating motorsports professionals and those graduates truly are the future of our sport. Mentoring up-and-coming racers and crew members is something I have strived to do throughout my career and has always been very important to me. I see it as my way of giving back to a sport I have a tremendous passion for. I have former employees that are now working for championship-caliber teams and to see their success is a tremendous source of pride for me. Similar ideologies as well as the possible synergies and co-marketing opportunities with some of our other partners like Great Clips, Parts Plus and Valvoline make this an excellent platform for UNOH to maximize brand awareness among potential UNOH students."

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