Gates NHRA Top Qualifier Award
3/21/2007 -


Through its NHRA Top Qualifier Award, Gates Corporation will recognize top qualifiers in all pro categories (Pro RWD, Pro FWD, Modified, Hot Rod, and Honda Tuning All Motor) and the Sport RWD and Sport FWD sportsman categories. 

The top qualifiers at each NHRA Xplod Sport Compact Racing Series national event will receive a monetary award ($250 – Pro RWD and Pro FWD; $200 – Modified; $150 – Hot Rod and Honda Tuning Magazine All Motor; $100 – Sport RWD and Sport FWD) and recognition during the opening ceremonies at each NHRA Xplod Sport Compact Racing Series event.

“We are excited to have Gates Corporation as an official sponsor and sponsor of the top qualifier award,” said Josh Peterson, general manager of the NHRA Xplod Sport Compact Racing Series. “Gates’ recognition of the top qualifiers from each event rewards teams for their efforts during qualifying.”

In order to be eligible for the Gates NHRA Top Qualifier Award drivers will be required to display Gates NHRA Top Qualifier decals on both sides of their car.

Gates Corporation is the largest non-tire rubber manufacturer of automotive and industrial products, systems and components in North America.  Gates maintains sales and marketing operations in every major automotive market, including North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America.  Gates is part of the Industrial and Automotive Group of Tomkins plc.  Headquartered in London, Tomkins is a publicly traded company (NYSE) with 37,000 employees worldwide.

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