This week three time NHRA Top Fuel Champion Antron Brown, announced that Hangsterfer’s Laboratories, a major manufacturer of metalworking lubricants, has joined AB Motorsports thus extending their already lengthy relationship with Antron.
Hangsterfer’s, who manufactures highly refined petroleum, synthetic and vegetable based products that are intended to improve metalworking processes, joined Antron’s team in 2014. They offers a large variety of metalworking lubricants used by the AB Motorsports team including Super All Tap, for drill and tap needs, Supreme Coat Plus, a rust preventative for chassis protection and Crystal Cut which is used to cut flywheels and pressure plates as well as supplying the cutting fluid used in the CNC machines that produce a good amount of the team’s components. This includes engine blocks, cylinder heads, pistons and connecting rods.
Mike Ditzel, National Sales Manager and Performance Racing Product Specialist, Hangsterfer’s Laboratories, Inc., had this to say about the partnership, “I am proud to be a part of this world-class race team with Antron Brown and AB Motorsports, and the team of individuals he has assembled. We have known Antron’s work ethic and values for many years and we know ABM will be a force to be reckoned with on and off the NHRA tracks for many years to come.”
Hangsterfer’s also supports AB Motorsports crew member Matt Sackman, his brother Zach and their Sackman Boyz Racing team as they compete in the NHRA’s Top Alcohol dragster and Top dragster categories. Additionally, the AB Motorsports NHRA Jr. Dragster contingent receives backing from Hangsterfer’s in the entry level ranks of the sport.
Antron had this to say about the partnership and extension of his relationship with Hangsterfer’s, “The Jones’ are literally family to me and our race team. We’re both from New Jersey and we’re excited they’ve decided to join us on this venture with AB Motorsports. I’ve known Ed, Sharon and Bill Jones for many years and they’ve been so loyal to our team and played such a crucial role in the development of the machine shop and race car components at DSR Performance and I’m glad they’re going to continue to work with both entities.
“Having quality parts and pieces is crucial to our on-track success and safety, and Hangsterfer’s, led by Mike Ditzel’s involvement, has a passion for helping their partners make flawless components. We thank Mike for his commitment to our team and sport of NHRA racing.”
Antron and the Matco Tools team will take to the track next on April 1st – 3rd at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada.