King Engine Bearings Top Fuel Ambassador Justin Ashley was named 2020 NHRA Rookie of the Year, the company announced. Ashley is one of the first in the world to run King’s new Top Fuel bearings in his 10,000-plus horsepower 500 CI Chrysler Hemi engine, the company said.
On top of Ashley’s victory in the Summernationals, he also managed to qualify in all 11 races of the season, secure 10 round wins and lead the reaction time category.
“This is a huge honor and I have to thank my family, my sponsors and the NHRA for giving me the chance to chase my dream of being a professional Top Fuel racer,” Ashley said. “Thank you to Davis Motorsports, Chip Lofton at Strutmasters.com, Manscaped, Auto Shocker, Kato, Lucas Oil, King Engine Bearings, Justice Brothers, Sanit, Guardlab, Hero Soap Company, Menards and Impact. I also want to thank Mason and Kyle for having awesome rookie seasons in a tough class like Pro Stock.”