The NHRA’s West Central Division recently announced Patterson Elite Performance as the title sponsor to the NHRA West Central Top Qualifier Bonus Award for 2019. This season will mark the third consecutive year for this partnership. The Patterson Elite Performance Top Qualifier Bonus is awarded to racers who earn the #1 qualifier position in Competition Eliminator, Super Stock, and Stock categories at every NHRA West Central Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events.

Lifetime Division V racers, the Patterson family, is well known for providing high-powered, reliable performance to Sportsman racers across the country and around the globe. This year marks a major milestone for the company as they celebrate their 40th anniversary. In the past four decades, Patterson power has propelled Sportsman racers to win well over 100 NHRA, FIA, and ANDRA events. Top racers from across many forms of motorsports, from the drag strip to the wild world of winged sprint cars rely on Patterson Elite Performance to keep them winning, season after season, decade after decade.

“Not only do we sell complete engines, but we supply a wide range of performance parts and equipment from over 100 top brands,” says Patterson Elite owner, Todd Patterson, “We also pride ourselves in being one of the finest machine shops in the mid-west. If you are a do-it-yourself kind of racer, but need someone to bore, hone, balance or lighten your engine components, we can make that happen. We have also added a complete race car shop now so we can upgrade not just your engine, but your car as well. We are proud to support the race teams who have made Patterson Elite Performance what it is today and sponsoring the Low Qualifier Bonus Award is just one way we do that.” Look for Patterson Elite Performance at Division V tracks this season racing their 40th anniversary special edition Super Stock COPO Camaro.

The NHRA West Central Division’s Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series kicks off June 14-15 at Bandimere Speedway.