LAS VEGAS (April 4) — Amethyst Beverage of Reno, Nevada, has announced its support of driver Phil Burkart Jr. and team owner Robert Schwab’s TNT First Aid Funny Car, which will be competing for the first time this year at this weekend’s 19th annual Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
“I am so excited to be teaming up again with Phil and Robert,” said Jeff Flasco, CEO of Amethyst Beverage. “Amethyst believes happiness is in what you drink. Our water has been designed to hydrate athletes 37-percent faster than normal water and with over 70 ionic minerals in our beverages, we increase health benefits as well. We are looking forward to backing Phil for some additional race in 2018 and ’19.”
Amethyst is a high-alkaline, fulvic-enriched beverage that’s been tested and approved by the FDA and certified as organic and kosher by the USDA. The fulvic acid within Amethyst has been detailed in the journals of Alzheimer’s and dementia research as an aid to the suppression of early onset issues.
The fulvic and humic acids within Amethyst have been scientifically studied to suppress several diseases including Alzheimer’s, arthritis, diabetes, gout, Graves’ Disease, hypertension and several types of cancers. Amethyst also provides relief from dehydration and is the official water of autism.
In addition to Amethyst Beverage, Schwab’s TNT First Aid Funny Car will help promote driver Burkart Jr.’s online auto parts store — ShopBurkartAuto.com. When not at the races, Burkart Jr. owns and operates Burkart Automotive in Yorkville, N.Y. ShopBurkartAuto.com is an online extension of the second-generation business that has served central New York for more than 50 years.
“We’re very grateful to have Amethyst Beverage jump on board and support the team,” Burkart Jr. said. “I encourage everyone to visit their website and try their products. The health benefits are really impressive. Big thanks to Jeff Flasco as well for believing in what we’re doing out here and using the NHRA to promote his products.
“I’m also thankful to Robert for allowing me to promote our online store as well. We like to say Burkart Automotive is the only place you’ll ever need to take care of your all your automotive needs and that certainly extends to the internet with ShopBurkartAuto.com. This will be great exposure for us.”
Funny Car qualifying sessions are scheduled for 1 and 4 p.m., Friday, and 12:30 and 3 p.m., Saturday. Eliminations begin at noon, Sunday. FOX Sports 1 will carry the first day qualifying action live from 4-5 p.m., Friday, with more qualifying highlights airing from 8:30-9:30 a.m., Sunday. Live eliminations will air on FOX Sports 1 from 3-6 p.m., Sunday. (All times are local and subject to change.)