Vertical Partners West, LLC; Hawaya Racing Victory in Bristol, TN

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Venom Group International, a division of Vertical Partners West, LLC is proud to announce that Venom LiPO batteries have helped Hawaya racing claim another victory, this time in the NHRA Lucas Oil Screamin’ Eagle Series at Thunder Valley in Bristol, Tennessee.

Hawaya Racing in the Winner's Circle in Bristol, Tennessee.

'Hawaya’s trust in Venom batteries helped push their bikes to the 200mph mark is a testament to the quality and reliability of the product,' said Keith Wallace, General Manager at Vertical Partners West, LLC.

Venom Group International a division of Vertical Partners West, LLC is proud to announce that Venom LiPO batteries have helped Hawaya racing claim another victory, this time in the NHRA Lucas Oil Screamin’ Eagle Series at Thunder Valley in Bristol, Tennessee. “We are very proud to be associated with the Hawaya Racing program and their drag racing school. We have seen a dramatic increase in interest from the motorsport market for our offering of high power, low weight lithium polymer batteries to power onboard electronics. Hawaya’s trust in Venom batteries helped push their bikes to the 200mph mark is a testament to the quality and reliability of the product," said Keith Wallace, General Manager at Vertical Partners West, LLC.

In qualifying, Vickers landed in the #1 spot in the second round of qualifying setting a new track record for the Pro Dragsters at 7.370 seconds (low ET of the meet) at 172.45 MPH. The remainder of the field would prove to be incredibly competitive with only 1/1000th of a second being difference in racing on Sunday and going home.

This was Johnny Vickers second NHRA event this year, riding the #1 school bike. 9 Pro Dragsters showed up for the 8-bike field, meaning someone was going home early. During a very exciting first round of eliminations on Sunday, Vickers ran right on his qualifying time running a 7.371. Round #2 was just as exciting as Vickers ran a 7.440 ET at an awesome 180.79 MPH (high MPH for the meet) to advance over Gary Stroud. Rich Vreeland out ran Steve Pleasant with a 7.658 ET to face Vickers in the final.

When all the tire smoke cleared, it was Vickers taking his second “Wally” in as many events, defeating Vreeland in a great side-by-side race for the fans, 7.48 seconds vs. 7.58 seconds.

“Bristol is one of my favorite tracks, but this was my first win there, so I was pleased with the out come,” said Johnny. “It was great to run Rich in the final and to see him back running up front. HRP was well represented with 8 out of the 9 bikes there being Derringers.”

The next stop for the Hawaya Racing Team will be the AMRA race in Bowling Green, KY in which Johnny will again be on the #1 school bike looking to defend his national record set at that event last year.

About Vertical Partners West

Vertical Partners West, LLC maintains it’s global headquarters in Rathdrum, Idaho, USA. Their brands Venom, Atomik and Steerix can be found in model hobby shops in over 50 countries and online at http://www.venom-group.com and http://www.atomik-rc.com.

For more information, contact Venom directly at 800-705-0620 or email us at sales(at)venom-group(dot)com.

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