Drag racer and aftermarket business owner Steve Matusek is ready to make his NHRA Pro Stock debut, and Thermo-Tec is happy to be along for the ride.
Thermo-Tec, the original developer of heat and sound insulation technology, will be a sponsor on the Elite Motorsports 2019 Pro Stock Ford Mustang for three races as Matusek competes on the NHRA’s Western Swing, beginning this weekend at the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado.
It will be Matusek’s first career Pro Stock race, and his friends at Thermo-Tec wouldn’t miss it.
“It’s very exciting for us and, honestly, (the sponsorship) was a no-brainer,” said Brian Prior, Thermo-Tec’s director of sales and marketing. “I’ve known Steve a long time, it’s his first foray into Pro Stock and he’s doing it with a great car, so it’s all very exciting and we’re glad to be a part of it.”
When he’s not at the drag strip, Matusek is leading his Lenexa, Kansas-based company Aeromotive Inc., which offers fuel delivery solutions for performance and racing applications.
“Elite Motorsports is a top team, Steve and Aeromotive make some of the best fuel systems in the industry, and we believe at Thermo-Tec we’re the top company when it comes to heat and sound insulation technology, so this pairing is just incredible,” Prior added, noting he’s known and worked with Matusek for more than 15 years.
Matusek is thankful for the support.
“We’ve always been a forward-thinking company and that’s been obvious with Thermo-Tec’s approach as well, so it really made sense to work together on this new opportunity in Pro Stock,” Matusek said. “I’m really excited to have a company of their caliber on this new journey. It’s going to be a challenge racing in this class, which makes it critical to have great partners on board. We have that with Thermo-Tec and I can’t wait to get to Denver and see what we can do on Thunder Mountain.”