Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


J&A Service Named Presenting Sponsor of World Series of Pro Mod

Chris Sears photos

J&A Service will be the presenting sponsor of the 2023 Drag Illustrated World Series of Pro Mod, event promoters announced. J&A Service has long been a supporter of the WSOPM and was thrilled to continue its partnership as a presenting sponsor of “the biggest and baddest Pro Mod race on the planet.”

“We’re naturally from a Pro Mod background,” said Jim Whiteley, co-owner of J&A Service. “They are the coolest, fastest cars in a quarter mile, and it’s a really exciting thing that we’re able to work with. Wes [Buck] has been able to generate a lot of good quality cars and a good group of people. This opportunity to go out and win $100,000 is huge, and we’re happy to help Wes be able to do that. Wes busts his ass to go out and do this, and I’m going to do what I can to help.”

“Jim Whiteley and the J&A Service team have been believers and supporters of the World Series of Pro Mod since the very beginning,” said Wes Buck, Drag Illustrated founder and WSOPM promoter. “The Whiteley family shares our vision for the future of Pro Modified drag racing. We want to take this class to the next level, treat these racers like rock stars, and put on an incredible show for the fans. We couldn’t do that without supporters like J&A Service in our corner.”

Whiteley and his wife, Annie, are co-owners of the oilfield equipment specialist based in Grand Junction, CO. J&A Service was the title sponsor of the WSOPM of the inaugural event and again in 2018. Jim competed both years but is looking forward to supporting his son, inaugural WSOPM runner-up Steven Whiteley, and fellow J&A Service driver Brandon Snider.

“It’s pretty cool, to be honest,” said Whiteley. “They all bust their butt to be able to do things like this, and it’s kind of a kickback for them.”

Brandon Snider

Whiteley and Snider join the stout field of invited Pro Mod drivers competing for the winner-take-all cash prize of $100,000. The 2023 WSOPM kicks off Thursday night, March 2, with the Strange Engineering Racer Welcome Party. Qualifying will begin Friday with the WSOPM Friday Night Rivals, followed by additional qualifying on Saturday and race day on Sunday at Bradenton Motorsports Park.

The WSOPM is set to feature an outlaw eighth-mile format and a chip draw for pairings after qualifying is completed.

To purchase tickets and more, visit Fans can stream all of the drag racing on and catch the action-packed broadcast on CBS Sports in April.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

You May Also Like


Tony Christian, one of the pioneering drivers of the Pro Street movement, passed away Thursday, June 9. Christian was infamous for his battles with...


The Mid-West Drag Racing Series (MWDRS) is saddened over the passing of Pro Mod driver Ronnie Hobbs following an on-track incident during Friday night...


Leah Pruett scored the first NHRA Top Fuel win for her and husband Tony Stewart’s professional drag racing team this past weekend in Denver,...


Drag racer Sean Serra has passed away in a tragic car accident. He was 27 years old. Serra was involved in a single-car rollover...

Since 2005, DI has informed, inspired and educated drag racers from every walk of the racing life - weekend warrior and street/strip enthusiasts to pro-level doorslammer and Top Fuel racers. From award-winning writing and photography to binge-worthy videos to electric live events, DI meets hundreds of thousands of racers where they live, creating the moments that create conversations.