Transmission Takes Over as New Title Sponsor of PDRA Pro
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (March 21, 2023) – M&M Transmission,
owned by Pro Mod driver and radial standout Mark Micke,
will serve as the new class sponsor for the Professional
Drag Racers Association’s (PDRA) Pro 632 class, series
officials announced ahead of the series’ 10th season.
Pro 632 features big-tire doorslammers running either
naturally aspirated or nitrous oxide-aided combinations.
“Mark, Damon, Troy, and the entire M&M Transmission team
have been long-time supporters of not only the PDRA
series, but also the racers in the parking lot,” said PDRA
Race Director Tyler Crossnoe. “From on-location service
and emergency repair to championship-winning products, M&M
Transmission continues a winning résumé with the PDRA with
the new increased support level by title sponsoring Pro
632 this season.”
Founded by Micke in 1996, M&M Transmission is based out of
Jefferson City, Missouri. The team specializes in Turbo
400-based automatic racing transmissions, as well as
building custom torque converters and shifters.
“Anything hardcore drag racing that involves anything in
the driveline, we’re a huge part of that,” said Micke. “A
lot of teams have won a lot of championships with all of
Despite being widely known in the worlds of radial and Pro
Mod racing, Micke says he has been a big fan of Pro 632
for many years. When PDRA officials approached him about
filling a sponsorship void for the class this season,
Micke jumped at the opportunity.
“We’ve got a bunch of customers that run that class,”
Micke said. “Last year, Amber Franklin – one of our
customers – won the championship. It just worked out. We
had a little extra money to throw at it and help keep the
class going, and hopefully keep it thriving.”
The sponsorship continues the strong relationship that
Micke has built with everyone in the PDRA organization,
especially with Crossnoe and series owners Tommy and Judy
“I’ve known Tyler forever, and he’s always been a good
friend,” said Micke. “We’ve always tried to support Tyler
because he does really good stuff with everything he’s a
part of. And the Franklins, they’re just awesome people.
They really care about their series, and they really care
about their racers.
“Everybody over at PDRA is awesome,” continued Micke.
“I’ve dealt with a lot of people, a lot of series over the
years, and it seems like the PDRA people are all super
nice, and very accommodating – whatever you need, they
make it happen. I love going to PDRA races, supporting
them, and just hanging out. It’s a really cool atmosphere.
It’s like a big family, the whole group over there.”
The Pro 632 class will compete at all eight PDRA races
this season, as well as the Summit Racing Equipment PDRA
ProStars event in July.
The 2023 PDRA season will begin at the Summit Racing
Equipment PDRA East Coast Nationals presented by FuelTech,
March 30-April 1 at GALOT Motorsports Park in Benson, N.C.
ABOUT THE PDRA
Celebrating its 10th season in 2023, the Professional Drag
Racers Association is the top sanctioning body in the
United States for the sport of eighth-mile drag racing.
The PDRA’s professional categories include Pro Boost, Pro
Nitrous, Extreme Pro Stock, Pro Nitrous Motorcycle, Pro
632, and Pro Street. The series also features sportsman
racing in Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Pro Jr. Dragster
and Top Jr. Dragster. The 2023 PDRA schedule consists of
eight national events, plus the Summit Racing Equipment
PDRA ProStars. For more information on the PDRA, visit
ABOUT M&M TRANSMISSION
Founded in 1996 by Mark Micke, M&M Transmission
specializes in race-winning and record-setting drag racing
transmissions with trusted reliability and top technology.
Today, M&M is based out of Jefferson City, Missouri. A
comprehensive array of in-house machinery and equipment,
such as a SuperFlow transmission and torque converter dyno,
state-of-the-art lathes, mills, and more, allows the
talented team to manufacture and assemble its performance
drag racing transmissions, torque converters, shifters,
and more with a commitment to upholding a strong “Made in
the USA” standard of quality.