STOW, Ohio – official release — Harry Cella photo — Matco Tools, a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality automotive technician tools and equipment products, and Don Schumacher Racing have agreed to extend their partnership through the 2017 racing season.
Matco will be the primary sponsor of DSR’s Top Fuel Dragster and will participate in all 24 races during each of the 2015 – 2017 seasons. Behind the wheel of the Dragster will be the 2012 NHRA Top Fuel World Champion driver Antron Brown.
“The team at Matco Tools is thrilled to extend our partnership with Don Schumacher Racing and we look forward to continued success on the race track. We’re seeing a lot of great races in 2014 and are eager to keep the momentum going,” said Tim Gilmore, president of Matco Tools.
Brown and the Matco Tools Top Fuel Dragster frequently make visits to schools throughout the nation and spend time talking with future technicians who anticipate the start of their careers, making them an asset on and off the race track.
“For Matco Tools, it goes beyond winning at the track; it’s also about building relationships with future automotive technicians and mechanics and showing them that we support them as they embark on their new career paths,” said Gilmore.
Brown has 29 NHRA Top Fuel victories to his name, including four this season. He is currently second in the NHRA Top Fuel championship standings.
“It’s great that we’ll be working with Matco Tools and its distributors for several more years,” Brown said. “I couldn’t imagine what it would be like not to visit tech schools with Matco and not to have the distributors, their families and customers with us at the races. It’s a fantastic partnership and we’re going to continue to race hard and dig deep to try and bring another championship home for Matco.”