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Permatex Teams with Dylan Hughes to Challenge the Motorcycle 200 MPH Barrier and 2021 Formula Drift

Permatex®, a leading innovator in chemical technology for automotive maintenance and repair, has partnered with their Formula Drift team driver, Dylan Hughes, to take speed to the next level. In an exclusive online video series, Permatex will document Dylan’s journey as he challenges the 200 MPH barrier at the 2021 Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials AMA Land Speed Grand Championship, set for August 28 – September 2, 2021.

The series, entitled “Permatex Flat Out 200”, will chronical the entire effort, from initial bike design and build to the official runs at the Bonneville Salt Flats, on the Permatex YouTube channel. Fans can go to to watch Hughes’ entire journey and attempt.

Formula Drift Sponsorship
Permatex will also sponsor Dylan Hughes and the #129 BMW in three events during the 2021 Formula Drift season. Permatex’s sponsorship represents a welcome return to Formula Drift. In 2019, Permatex was the Official Gasket Maker of Formula Drift and served as presenting sponsor during the first race of the season.

Permatex will be Hughes’ primary sponsor during Round 3: The Gauntlet in Englishtown, NJ June 18-19, 2021; Round 4: Borderlands in Erie, PA July 9-10, 2021; and Round 4: Throwdown in Monroe, WA July 30-31, 2021.

“Permatex is extremely excited to support Dylan in his pursuit of top end speed at Bonneville and Formula Drift,” added Ashley Khan, Permatex Marketing Manager. “The origins of Permatex can be found in the racing world, and we are thrilled that a new generation of enthusiasts are taking up that tradition and building on it. We can’t wait to see Dylan make his run!”

The relationship between Permatex and Hughes does not end on the track, as Hughes currently stars in several Permatex YouTube videos showcasing new products and proper application.

About Dylan Hughes
Dylan Hughes has been infatuated with tuner cars, speed, and drifting most of his life. He is embarking on his third season as a Pro-1 Formula Drift driver with the Dylan Hughes Racing team.

When he is not racing, Hughes uses his skills as a master fabricator, welder, and on-camera talent building drift cars and project cars at the BlackOut Garage in Southern California. The talented, 29-year-old has earned roles in numerous YouTube and Automotive channel build videos, most recently with Motor Trend’s ‘Drift This’ series.

“My dad and I have always had a dream of making a run at over 200 mph at Bonneville, and thanks to Permatex, we’re getting the chance to make that a reality,” said Hughes. “This is a totally new experience for me, in terms of building a motorcycle designed for the kind of speed and conditions on the Salt Flats, so it’s really exciting that we get to share all of the ups and downs with my fans and fans of the Permatex brand.”

About the Bonneville Speed Trials
AMA Land Speed Grand Championship (Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials) (BMST) is a motorcycle land speed racing event, held annually since 2004 at Bonneville Speedway, UT. The event is sanctioned by American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM). AMA-certified US National land speed records, and FIM-certified Land speed world records are created in this event, which features motorcycles ranging from 50cc to 3000cc, as well as electric classes.

Permatex is a leading manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of premium chemical products to the automotive maintenance and repair markets. Since 1909, Permatex has been an acknowledged leader in the development of innovative new products and services for the automotive aftermarket. Permatex markets a wide range of products under well-known ITW brand names such as Permatex®, Fast Orange®, Spray Nine®, The Right Stuff®, Scrubs®, and Grez-Off®.

Permatex currently operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the U.K. and exports products to more than 85 countries around the world. North American operations include a headquarters and state-of-the-art manufacturing, distribution, and technical center in Solon, OH.

Permatex is a division of ITW (Illinois Tool Works Inc.), a US based, NYSE listed corporation, founded in 1912. ITW is a Fortune 500 diversified manufacturing company.

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