COMBINES BUSINESS AND PASSION WITH SFG PROMOTIONS
Chicago, IL. (May 26, 2021): Racer and business owner, Chris
Bishop has stepped up to give back to the SFG Promotions team.
At the JEGS-SFG 500 in Bradenton this past April, you may have
noticed the brand new SFG branded flags and crew shirts. These
were all thanks to Bishop’s company, 1320 Marketing.
Bishop said, “I raced with SFG last year and had a blast, why
not support it”.
With the SFG 350 at Cedar Falls Raceway coming up, we decided
to sit down with Bishop to learn more about his racing career
and racing businesses: 1320 Marketing and Bishop Performance.
1320 Marketing was Bishop’s way of filling in the gap for
racers to find sponsorships, create apparel, and market
themselves. He felt that finding companies to help racers like
himself was difficult. 1320 Marketing now helps racers and
race promoters like SFG Promotions with apparel, flags,
banners, vinyl wrapping, and more. 1320 Marketing will also be
our first-round sponsor for all three races at the upcoming
FTI SFG 350.
He also runs Bishop Performance which specializes in Automatic
transmission repair. His dad started an auto repair company in
1985 and Bishop was doing sales and transmissions repair right
at the racetrack. Once business picked up and it started to
get in the way of his personal racing, he decided to separate
the two and open the performance side in 1996 that we now know
as Bishop Performance.
Bishop was introduced to drag racing on a family vacation when
he was just 15 years old. His family stopped by Firebird
Raceway’s weekly test and tune night just to do a little bit
of spectating and his dad ended up taking the family grocery
getter, a 1979 Impala down the strip. 33 years later, and
Bishop is still racing, alternating between high-dollar
bracket racing events and following the NHRA Division 5
He currently has five race cars in the stable: 2005 Super Gas
Corvette which he plans on racing at the SFG 350, 2019
American Dragster, 1970 Buick GS Stocker,1982 Super Street
Camaro, and a 1979 Top Sportsman Malibu. Bishop works closely
with Jason Line at Line Performance who does his engine work
and Hughes Performance Converters.
Bishop would like to be able to win a division championship or
a national championship. He also has goals of one day racing
the SFG Million. One piece of advice he would like to give to
aspiring racers is to, “be loyal, no matter what, be loyal”.
Catch Bishop in action at the upcoming SFG FTI 350 June 3-5,
2021, at Cedar Falls Raceway. If you are unable to join us at
the track, be sure to tune in to MotorMania TV starting on
ABOUT SFG PROMOTIONS, INC: SFG is the brainchild of racer and
promoter, Kyle Riley. “I had a vision to offer racers the
chance to race for big money that the average racer could not
afford, but I give God all the credit for the idea because it
was sent from God,” states Riley (SFG stands for Sent From
God). Riley adds, “until SFG came about, your average racer
couldn’t afford the chance to run for $50k or $100k because it
was out of their price range.
I wanted your everyday bracket racer to know what it feels
like to stage up for that kind of money. A lot of people think
I’m crazy, but I’ve always felt it’s better to give than to
receive. The racers have really supported SFG in its first
years, so I want to show them that I really appreciate their
support so I raised the payouts and lowered the entry fees.
Everyone will see the better SFG does, the more the racer will
benefit from our success.”
For more information on SFG Promotions, visit www.racesfg.com
or contact Kyle Riley at (708) 921-5737 or firstname.lastname@example.org