INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 8, 2022) – Factory Motor Parts (FMP) and its FVP brand of automotive products, which has been the “Preferred Battery of NHRA” since 2019, is excited to join AB Motorsports and three-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown, it was announced today during the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show.
FMP will feature its FVP brand prominently on the sides of the AB Motorsports Matco Tools dragster and anticipates strong participation in the team’s pitside hospitality experience, with more than 1,300 guests invited to join FMP trackside during the 21-race NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series.
“We’ve had a great experience working with the NHRA and their team and we’re very proud to join Antron’s team as we continue to invest in the sport of drag racing and grow the FVP brand,” Clay Johnson, Senior VP of Sales for FMP said. “Antron’s values and vision align effortlessly with our brand.”
The FVP brand has been a fixture on the NHRA Camping World Series circuit for the past four years, most notably for their Manufacturer’s Midway display. Additionally, fans tuning in to NHRA.tv may recognize the brand from seeing the FVP Platinum battery showcased near the starting line at every event.
“What we’re trying to build here at AB Motorsports is a culture of family and performance both on and off the race track,” said Brown, a 71-time NHRA race winner. “I was fortunate to meet with the leadership team before the Brainerd (Minn.) race this summer and learned we had similar stories of building from a family start-up business. The synergy was instant and I couldn’t be more excited to welcome FMP and its FVP brand to ABM and build on their NHRA partnership.
“I always stress the importance of our partners working together and harnessing those B2B opportunities and the FVP brand is a perfect fit for many of the products we use at the track and many Matco Tools distributors could sell to the shops they visit on their routes. We already have FVP Batteries in our team Freightliner trucks and we’re happy to be able to again host FMP guests in hospitality next year.”
“We are excited to expand our footprint in motorsports,” said Dave Schumacher, Director of Marketing at FMP. “Antron is a great addition to the FMP/FVP motorsport team joining Sprint Car Driver, Brian Brown.”
FMP is a multi-generational, family-owned company that prides itself on providing premium original equipment and name brand automotive parts, serving as a total resource for independent service centers, dealerships, fleets and wholesale customers.
Headquartered in Eagan, MN, FMP continuously seeks the input of our customers, staff and industry professionals to create programs and provide resources that support the automotive sectors we serve. With over 75 years in business, FMP’s commitment every day is to be a dynamic, ever-adapting partner that meets and exceeds the unique needs of each of our customers.
FMP’s brand of FVP batteries are specifically engineered for maximum performance, powering millions of passenger vehicles, heavy duty commercial vehicles, RVs, boats and specialty applications. Consumers choose FVP batteries for the dependability along with a nationwide replacement warranty.
About AB Motorsports
Established in 2019, AB Motorsports is a single-car NHRA Top Fuel team owned and operated by three-time world champion Antron Brown. The team competes on the 21-race NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series circuit thanks to the support of Matco Tools, Lucas Oil, Toyota, SiriusXM, Factory Motor Parts and its FVP brand, Hangsterfer’s Metal Working Lubricants, and Summit Racing Equipment.
Headquartered in Brownsburg, Ind., AB Motorsports made its on-track debut in 2022, racing to three wins in four final rounds to help them finish second in the standings during their rookie season.
Brown, who serves as both the driver and owner of the AB Motorsports Top Fuel dragster, is the only competitor in NHRA history to have won races in both the Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle categories. Brown is a 71-time NHRA national event winner and became the first Black driver to win a major U.S. auto racing championship when he captured the 2012 NHRA Top Fuel series title.
For more information, visit www.antronbrown.com or @antronbrown on Twitter, and @antronbrowntf on Instagram and Facebook.