CHARLOTTE, NC (April 28) – Hank Thomas Performance of Winston-Salem, NC, has come on board as the first contingency sponsor of the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Late Model Truck division.  Hank Thomas Performance will sponsor the -Get Lucky And Win- Award.  The -Get Lucky and Win- Award will give the 7th and 11th place finishers in each PASS Late Model Truck event product certificates to Hank Thomas Performance for $60 and $40 respectively.

“The PASS Late Model Trucks are a great compliment to the PASS South Super Late Models and we are very thankful to everyone at Hank Thomas Performance for their support in this new endeavor,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry.


Hank Thomas began selling racing parts in 1961 when he purchased a parts truck and inventory from Wayne Lambeth who was selling parts out of a mobile truck at Bowman-Gray Stadium.  Hank founded Hank Thomas Motors and Speed Parts after visualizing the potential for parts sales to the local racing circuit, and the potential to support his own racing interests.   Hank Thomas Performance has grown into one of the largest volume Sunoco Race Fuels distributors in the nation, serving approximately 25 race tracks, and a dealer network across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

Hank Thomas Motors and Speed Parts began building racecars in the late 50's.  They supplied cars to such notable drivers as Paul Radford, Freddy Query, Max Berrier, Johnny Bryant, and others.  In 1996, he discontinued the fabrication operations at his business to focus on other aspects of the business, especially the growing race fuel business. 

While continuing the tradition started in 1961, Hank Thomas Performance still carries a full line of performance products for the racing industry, including Moroso, Neo, Synthetics, Longacre, RJS Safety Equipment, Goodridge fittings, HANS, and more.  Hank Thomas Performance serves approximately 3,000 local and area customers, and is now expanding nationwide through Internet and telephone sales.  For more information go to or click the Hank Thomas Performance link on