Feather-Lite Batteries offers NHRA Mountain Motor Pro Stock Bonuses

NHRA’s six-race Johnson’s Horsepowered Garage Mountain Motor Pro Stock class has a new No. 1 qualifier bonus, as Feather-Lite Batteries, which provides high-performance racing batteries to the racing trade, has signed up to offer a bonus to the fastest car in each event on the calendar.

Additionally, Feather-Lite is offering its customers the chance to win a double-up bonus for winning a race on the six-event calendar. The Feather-Lite bonuses will be available to claim, starting with the category’s season-opening race, the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, being held April 26-28 on the zMAX Dragway dragstrip.

“We wanted to do something different to support the class, when we found out NHRA was stepping up the Mountain Motor Pro Stock program,” Jonathan Pickett, president and CEO of Feather-Lite Batteries stated. “We have a lot of customers in the class, and I’ve been a fan of Mountain Motor Pro Stock for years. We reached out to Richard Freeman, who’s been working hard behind the scenes on the NHRA Mountain Motor program, to see how we could get involved,” Pickett revealed. “”I felt like the No. 1 qualifier bonus and a couple of other things we have going would be a good way to support the class and our customers.”

The new bonus program for No. 1 qualifiers – regardless of battery brand affiliation – will pay out $500. If the No. 1 qualifier wins the event while utilizing a Feather-Lite battery and showing their Feather-Lite decals, they’ll receive an added $500 bonus. If a Feather-Lite-equipped car with decals wins the event but doesn’t have No. 1 qualifier status, they’ll receive $250.

Feather-Lite is also introducing a bonus points program for its customers. To qualify, racers must run a Feather-Lite battery and display the company’s decals to participate. The low qualifier at each of the six races will receive three points, the No. 2 get a pair of points and the No. 3 qualifier using the associated equipment gets a single point. If the No. 1 qualifier wins the race, they’ll get an additional three points. Winners from any other position receives a pair of points. The racer with the most points after the Las Vegas season finale earns a custom built trophy from Tom Patsis’ Cold Hard Art.

“We’re trying to do something a little bit different,” Pickett said. “Yeah, it’s cool to get a bunch of trailer checks, but at the same time, it’s nice to have a trophy at the end of it all! There’s a chance that somebody that didn’t win a race all year still has the most bonus points and goes home with a trophy at Vegas!”

This Feather-Lite Batteries bonus points program is separate from the overall NHRA Mountain Motor Pro Stock championship program, a first for the class. The winner at each of the six races on the 2024 Johnson’s Horsepowered Garage NHRA Mountain Motor Pro Stock schedule will win $10,000 and a coveted NHRA Wally; the season champion collects $25,000.

Feather-Lite Batteries, a J&J Motorsports Inc. company, began when racers were looking for a safer, better battery with reliability and more power. The company specializes in racing battery applications, but also offers batteries for motorcycles, street cars, motorhomes, boats and more.

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Anne Proffit traces her love of racing - in particular drag racing - to her childhood days in Philadelphia, where Atco Dragway, Englishtown and Maple Grove Raceway were destinations just made for her. As a diversion, she was the first editor of IMSA’s Arrow newsletter, and now writes about and photographs sports cars, Indy cars, Formula 1, MotoGP, NASCAR, Formula Drift, Red Bull Global Rallycross - in addition to her first love of NHRA drag racing. A specialty is a particular admiration for the people that build and tune drag racing engines.

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