Honda Performance Development Joins IKON APD Motorsports; Begins Import Drag Program

As part of its continued expansion of the Honda Racing Line to the grassroots motorsports community, Honda Performance Development (HPD) is supporting the IKON-APD Motorsports team in 2011, in both the MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship and select import drag-racing events.

HPD has also unveiled a parts-support program for import drag-racing participants, offering a wide range of engine, chassis and component parts, as well as technical support, to grassroots racers throughout the country.

"Import drag racing is a large and vibrant racing segment," said Marc Sours, HPD general manager. "We are pleased to support this grassroots racing community for the first time in 2011, and we look forward to continuing and building our drag-racing relationships for years to come."

The HPD IKON-APD Motorsports effort began last month with Honda Day at New Jersey's ATCO Raceway, and continues on May 15 with the NOS "Import Face Off" event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

In addition to taking part in these events, IKON-APD Motorsports representatives will provide racers with information regarding the Honda Racing Line, and will assist interested competitors with registering for the program.

The Honda IKON-APD Motorsports team has undertaken an ambitious schedule in 2011, including both drag racing and road-course Moto IQ events. Remaining events include:

May 15 NOS Import Face Off Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Nevada
May 28-29 Redline Moto IQ Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, California
June 18-19 Redline Moto IQ Thunderhill Raceway, Willows, California
July 2-3 Redline Moto IQ Willow Springs Raceway, Rosemond, California
July 15-17 Pan American Weekend ATCO Raceway, Atco, New Jersey
July 23-24 Redline Moto IQ Buttonwillow Raceway, California
Aug. 14 Honda Day Englishtown Raceway, New Jersey
Aug. 27-28 Redline Moto IQ Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, Utah
Aug. 28-29 NSCRA Palm Beach International Raceway, Florida
Sept. 8-9 Redline Moto IQ Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, California
Oct. 9 NOS Import Face Off Gainesville Raceway, Florida
Oct. 16-17 NSCRA Palm Beach International Raceway, Florida
Nov. 5-6 Redline Moto IQ Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Nevada
Dec. 18 NOS Import Face Off Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, California

To be eligible for support, all Honda/Acura competitors must be enrolled in the Honda Racing Line program and display the required "Honda Racing/HPD" or "Acura Motorsports" decals on their race vehicles. Registration for the Honda Racing Line is available online at http://racing.honda.com/hpd/.

Honda Performance Development (HPD) is the Honda racing company within North America. Founded in 1993, and located in Santa Clarita, Calif., HPD is the technical operations center for high-performance Honda racing cars and engines. In addition to its grassroots motorsports support programs, HPD is the single engine supplier to the IndyCar Series and competes in prototype sports-car racing under the HPD banner in the American Le Mans and European Le Mans Series.

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