MAHLE Aftermarket Hard Charger Award announced for SOD in 2019
FORT WAYNE, IN (February 14, 2019) – Long-time Sprints On
Dirt partner MAHLE Aftermarket has returned for 2019 as the title sponsor of
the SOD hard charger award.
The MAHLE Aftermarket Hard Charger Award is a new role for
the company. Previously MAHLE was
sponsor of the MAHLE/Clevite Short Track Challenge, then the MAHLE/Clevite
Beyond Limits Challenge from 2016 through 2018.
The MAHLE Aftermarket Hard Charger in each 2019 Sprints On
Dirt race will award $50 to the driver who advances the most positions from
their original starting position in the A-main.
2018 SOD Champion Chad Blonde was hard charger four times to lead all
drivers last year.
Ted Hughes, MAHLE Aftermarket Inc., Marketing North America stated:
“The MAHLE commitment to performance on tracks and roads around the world
is evident in all of the vehicles we help power – nowhere is this more evident
than in great American grass roots series like Sprints on Dirt where the
passion of the American racer is captured week in and week out.”
John Naida, Sprints On Dirt Director of Operation, announced
MAHLE’s return, stating: “SOD is proud of our long-time partnership with
MAHLE. The MAHLE brand has provided high
quality products for several generations of racers and SOD is honored to share
our success with MAHLE once again.”
MAHLE products are used in every second automobile around
the world; this is no wonder since the company is one of the 30 largest
automotive suppliers and one of the top 3 systems providers. Almost all
automobile and engine manufacturers work with MAHLE when dealing with piston
systems, cylinder components, valve trains, air management, and fluid
management systems. The MAHLE
Aftermarket division transfers this knowledge to our partners in retail, repair
shops, and engine rebuilders—and of course into the corresponding products.