With six races left in the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series, Scotty Pollacheck has picked up a late-season sponsor in Strutmasters. The North Carolina-based “Suspension Experts” have agreed to be a primary sponsorship for the top-running Pro Stock Motorcycle driver’s 2019 campaign.
Pollacheck stock is rising
Many consider Pollacheck to be a star-in-the-making despite just missing this year’s Countdown to the Championship. The Oregon native has posted six career final-round appearances.
“This is a great way for us to finish out the last six races of the season,” said Pollacheck. “It comes at a great time because I think we may have turned the corner with the motorcycle. We’re running better and qualifying better and looking good for the rest of the year. We’re excited to be joining the Strutmasters.com family.”
Pollacheck part of Strutmasters growing family
That family has become one of the more interesting in professional racing. Strutmasters owner Chip Lofton has aggressively supported smaller “startup” racing teams this year.
The Strutmasters team includes upstart Audrey Worm, only the second woman in history to own her own racing team. Recently the company sponsored Lex Joon, a Dutch drag racing champion seeking to win in the world’s best league. Also part of the team is Pro Stock racer Wally Stroupe, a bona fide fan favorite.
“I’m one of those guys who likes to help the underdog,” said Lofton. “I try to help people get over the hump. I can’t start them from scratch but if they’ve taken the time to get as far as they’ve gotten, I can help them the rest of the way.”