First Female’s Run To NHRA Super Gas Title Fueled by C16™
LAS VEGAS (November 10, 2016) Mia Tedesco became the first woman to win the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Super Gas national championship when she claimed the title during the running of the Division 7 event Sunday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Powered by VP’s C16™ racing fuel, the 22-year-old had finished accumulating national points for the season but had to wait for the outcome at Las Vegas where challengers Tommy Phillips and Brad Pierce went out in the second round, assuring Tedesco of the championship.
Tedesco’s Super Gas Chevrolet Cavalier is sponsored by VP Racing Fuels, campaigning in support of VP’s Mad Scientist® and its popular Madditive® fuel additives. “Our relationship with VP couldn’t have come at a better time,” said Tedesco. “We have always loved their product and when we decided to partner up this winter we were very excited. We wanted to represent them well and a championship wasn’t exactly the plan, however we couldn’t have done it without such amazing companies backing us. We couldn’t be happier with the relationship and can’t wait to see what the future holds!”
Tedesco won two Super Gas races this season, a national event and a Division 3 race at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. She’s held the lead since the summer, and no one could catch her. In addition to the Super Gas national title, Tedesco also won the Division 3 Super Gas championship as well as the North Central Region Top Alcohol Dragster.championship.
“We’re very happy for Mia, who is clearly a rising star in this sport,” said Chris Wall, VP’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We congratulate her on her championships and are happy to be a part of it.”
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