MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. to Sponsor Beal Racing in 2016

MAHLESan Diego, CA – Beal Racing, a 300mph NHRA nitro funny car team, signs MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. and its MAHLE and Clevite brands, to a sponsorship deal to become the official engine bearing and piston ring supplier of Beal Racing in 2016.

“When we build our 10,000 horsepower motors using MAHLE Original piston rings and Clevite engine bearings, we are always confident that we are utilizing the highest quality components available,” stated Chuck Beal. “MAHLE has been a household name in the automotive industry for decades and we are excited to have their support this season.”

MAHLE Original piston rings and Clevite engine bearings will be used in the Beal Racing nitro funny car during every pass of the 2016 season. Beal Racing will compete in 8 races on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series this season starting in Houston, TX April 29-May 1.


San Diego-based Beal Racing campaigns a 300+ mph nitro funny car on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The team is owned by Chuck Beal and driven by 2016 rookie and Chuck’s grandson, Brandon Welch. After 45 years in drag racing, veteran driver Beal handed over the reins of the family race car to grandson, Brandon in 2015. Beal Racing is sure to be a focus of media and fan attention with a new driver continuing a storied family racing legacy. To learn more about Beal Racing visit, or tune in to NHRA competition on Fox and Fox Sports 1.

ABOUT MAHLE Aftermarket Inc.

MAHLE in North America ended 2015 with over 15,700 employees occupying more than 37 locations. MAHLE is represented in the region by the business units; Engine Systems and Components, Filtration and Engine Peripherals, Thermal Management and Aftermarket. Engine Systems and Components, Filtration and Engine Peripherals and Thermal Management business units also have R&D facilities in the United States.

MAHLE Motorsports North America established in 2000 has positioned itself as a leading supplier of forged racing pistons and rings. Widely recognized as the technology leader amongst race teams in most every top race series in North America and abroad, winning races and championships around the world, MAHLE Motorsports North America brings cutting edge technology to sportsman and professional racers alike with the flexibility and foresight to meet a wide range of customer needs which has the discerning racer relying on MAHLE to get them to the winner’s circle.