PITTSBORO, N.C. April 8, 2015: One of the fastest growing parts distributors in the industry, Speed City, has partnered with the Professional Drag Racers Association as the organization’s Official Performance Parts Distributor. Speed City specializes in supercharged alcohol and nitromethane racing, with several highly recognizable brands such as Star Racer Belts and Magnum Fuel Systems. The Ohio-based company will have parts available at each PDRA event in 2015 through Pro Extreme racer Wesley Jones.
“As a company that is run by racers, for racers, Speed City is a great fit for an organization that operates on the same premise,” stated PDRA Senior VP of Marketing, Mike Congdon. “We are thrilled to have Speed City join us as the Official Performance Parts Distributor and look forward to the benefits this will bring our racers.”
Speed City is owned by Australia native and drag race standout, Diana Harker, who made her fame in A/Fuel Dragster before founding Speed City. Now she, along with husband John Bojec, are making Speed City a leader in international racing sales. Bojec explains that Speed City is much more than just a parts distribution company, however:
“We build cars. We have a complete engine rebuilding facility. We have complete fabrication capabilities. We also manufacture our own line of fuel pumps for alcohol and nitromethane cars under the Magnum Fuel Systems brand. New for 2015, we are going to have a system available to customers that contains over 80,000 parts numbers. That will service street, strip, circle track, boat, off road racing. We will have all of those standardized parts numbers available in the next 30 days.
“Wesley Jones will act as distributor for us at the PDRA events,” Bojec went on to explain. “He’s also a Star Racer distributor, so anybody that needs to buy our supercharger belt products can get them through Wesley.”
One of the main keys to success for Speed City is their R&D at the track. Because of this the company can not only provide parts, but expertise as well. Steve Harker, patriarch of the Harker family, secured both the National and Divisional NHRA Alcohol Funny Car Championships in 2014. Diana still competes in Top Alcohol Funny Car and Dragster and Bojec, accomplished in TAFC as well, made his Nitro Funny Car debut at the final three events of 2014.
“The Harkers are very successful career racers,” Bojec added. “Not only did we win the Championship in 2014, but we made record runs all year, some of the fastest runs in history. Diana and her twin sister Kate were very well known on the NHRA circuit as competitors. Now Diana is not only a racer, but is also a business owner that supplies products to the racing community. One look at the success of these race teams gives our customers the confidence they need in coming to us for their performance parts.”
Speed City products have also been utilized by PDRA Champions, such as 2014 Pro Boost Champion, Todd Tutterow. For more on Speed City visit www.speedcityperformance.com.
ABOUT THE PDRA
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, and Pro Extreme Motorcycle along with Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Pro Jr. Dragster, and Top Jr. Dragster. The 2015 PDRA schedule consists of ten national events. For more on the world’s premier eighth mile drag racing organization visit www.pdra660.com. Follow the PDRA: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube.
ABOUT SPEED CITY
Speed City is a female owned company with a passion for racing, service and quality. Speed City was founded with the goal of selling quality pre-owned racing parts and has since grown to include big name performance brands along with race car and trailer sales. Speed City pride is about providing racers with professionalism, knowledge, experience and service to the best of our abilities.
PRESS CONTACT: Lisa Collier
Professional Drag Racers Association