The Ray Price Akea Express Drag Racing Team will begin its 2013 season in the newly formed National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Harley Davidson Drag Racing Series, at the Royal Purple Raceway in Houston, Texas on Friday, March 1.
The team of Ray Price, Jeremy Hoy, Justin Heinle, Mark Morgan and rider Tommy Grimes is excited about the start of another race-packed season. In 2012, they won four races, were runner-up four times and made it to the finals eight times in the 15-race schedule. Overall, the team finished number two in points in the AHDRA series. The team consistently finishes in one of the top spots every year.
The team will compete at 10 NHRA races from March through November in addition to the American Motorcycle Racing Association (AMRA) race in Rockingham, NC with the possibility of additional races throughout the year.
“Since the new bike won’t be ready for the beginning of the season, we will start out with last year’s bike,” Price said. “However, we have built new clutch parts and various assemblies to replace the race-worn units used for the last number of years. Specialty parts are designed and built in-house from scratch then added to the bike.”
The Ray Price Motorsports team sends sincere thanks to all their sponsors for their support. They include our Primary Sponsors: Akea, Ray Price Harley-Davidson, with special thanks to our Associate Sponsor Raleigh H.O.G. and our Support Sponsors: Vanson Leathers, PJ1 Products, RC Components, CP Pistons, Barnett Clutches & Cables, Autolite Sparkplugs, Mickey Thompson Tires, Gates Belts, Nationwide Insurance, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, JIMS USA, Industrial Machine Solutions, Wiley X, LAT Racing Oils and Nitrolube. Additional thanks: Bill Hayes, Hargis Consulting, Ultra Pro Machining and Freddie Robbins.