Perhaps nothing shows off pure horsepower like drag racing. Cars that go from a dead stop to over 330 MPH in about 4.5 seconds create an extremely demanding environment for engine parts to function in. Clevite® engine bearings are the only engine bearings that can stand up to this torture repeatedly. Where Clevite engine bearings have no competition in terms of strength and durability, the market for piston rings is much more competitive with many manufacturers offering rings that can get the job done. MAHLE Original® piston rings are the only ring of choice for several of Drag Racing's top teams including Don Schumacher Racing, Kalitta Motorsports, John Force Racing and Snake Racing.
Beginning in 2007, the MAHLE Clevite Nitro Club™ was born in terms of official straight track involvement. The Nitro Club is an engineering support program for participating teams in Drag Racing. The program began in 2004 and has continued to grow every year - membership now includes virtually all of the top Nitro Class teams.
With more than 20 categories of competition, including Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle at the Professional level, Clevite remains at the top of everyone’s list when it comes to race engine bearings. Brothers and Funny Car Drivers, Tony and Cruz Pedregon know that to have over 75 combined career wins they couldn’t have done it without the strength and durability of Clevite® and MAHLE Original® engine parts. Clevite engine bearings and MAHLE Original piston rings are the only choice when you’re pushing a vehicle to its limit with 7,000 HP going 330 MPH in 4.4 seconds flat down a 1/4 mile strip of pavement.
MAHLE Clevite is proud to sponsor the nation’s premier sanctioning body for the sport of 1/8 mile drag racing. Based out of O’Fallon, Missouri the American Drag Racing League, now in its eighth year features 8 different categories of the quickest full-bodied class in all of drag racing. Who else but Clevite® engine bearings to lead these dragsters to the finish line each weekend.
Each weekend dragsters battle it out on the asphalt under the bright lights of the 1/4 mile dragways across America. Making it to the finish line First is the only thing on these drivers’ minds, which is why they count on MAHLE Clevite’s full line of internal engine parts to lead them to victory. Regardless of if the engines are spec motors or custom built in a speed shop you can count on Clevite, Victor Reinz and MAHLE Original to deliver.