MILDURA, AUSTRALIA / INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (December 8, 2022) - Methanol Moonshine, an Aussie take on an American icon, has a new “Buddy.”
Today, at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show, Methanol Moonshine and NHRA Top Fuel driver Buddy Hull, along with the Buddy Hull Racing team announced that they have entered into a new partnership agreement heading into the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
The barrel-chested Texan with a penchant for anything and everything fast was dubbed by Methanol Moonshine founder, Wade Aunger, as “the Tony Robbins of Top Fuel” when they first met at ‘the Big Go’ this past September during the NHRA U.S. Nationals.
“I was so impressed with Buddy when Chris Bishop, Methanol Moonshine U.S.A Strategic Partner and the Racing Pro Media founder, introduced us in Indy,” said Aunger. “I knew from the second we sat down with Buddy that Chris had introduced us and brought us together for a reason. Buddy is perpetual motion. He didn’t have his top fuel dragster on track for the event but I could see he was running three-second passes in his mind during our whole conversation. He has a mind like a steel trap and he doesn’t stop thinking about ways to improve his racing program and widen his sphere of influence.”
In many ways Buddy Hull Racing and Methanol Moonshine are kindred spirits (pun intended). Both are bold new players in their respective industries and both have much to gain from merging their ambitions, working together, combining their unique audiences and achieving growth together.
“The excitement and sheer power of NHRA Top Fuel drag racing is beyond comparison on many levels,” added Aunger, “but when you throw a dynamic and committed individual like Buddy Hull into the mix you have a cocktail for something completely left of center and completely wide open. The more I think about this partnership, the more I think it’s divine intervention. Between Buddy, Chris, Methanol Moonshine and I, we all feel we have something very explosive here…….Hull Yeah.”
As a Methanol Moonshine partner and as a ‘am-a-bad-ass-ador’ for the 2023 NHRA Top Fuel season, Buddy will launch the Moonshine and Motorsports brand into the high-speed & high-performance world of drag racing using his Top Fuel dragster, his image and of course his chiseled chest as platforms to promote the brand and his team.
“After working with Wade (Aunger) over the past few years and getting more familiar with Buddy over that same time frame, I knew that this was a partnership that needed to happen for both parties and would be mutually beneficial for all involved,” said Bishop. “Buddy has charisma and a level of fan engagement that is second to none and the excitement for Methanol Moonshine is infectious.”
Buddy Hull Racing and Methanol Moonshine will collaborate on a uniquely themed brand of merchandise available exclusively through Buddy’s website and other merchandise avenues.
"I'm super excited to work with Wade, Chris, and everyone at Methanol Moonshine. Since we started talking back at Indy, we all just hit it off and did everything possible to work together,” says Hull. “It's an absolute perfect fit with our team and the look of the car is something special. I can’t wait to launch this partnership into a new gear through our racing program and hopefully make that trip ‘down under’ to race in a dragster there as well"
About Methanol Moonshine:
Methanol Moonshine is an Australian inspired, made in the U.S.A. Moonshine distilled in the heart of the Midwest within the corn fields of Spencer, Iowa. Initially launched in Australia during the pandemic of 2020, then in the U.S.A. in July 2021, it is a motorsport themed corn whiskey with a tag line that sums up the way you drink it and the way you make life choices – ‘smooth and subtle or a whole lotta trouble!’.
Along with the quickly growing Methanol Moonshine liquor, motorsports fans have quickly adopted the associated apparel brand “Methanol Moonshine Merch” which is also available in both the U.S.A. & Australia.
Learn more about Methanol Moonshine & Methanol Moonshine Merchandise on the following social platforms including Facebook (@methanolmoonshine & @methanolmoonshinemerch), Instagram (@methanolmoonshine) & TikTok (@methanolmoonshine).
About Buddy Hull Racing:
Buddy Hull Racing is based out of Dallas, Texas and was founded at the amateur level in 2008. Buddy Hull Racing moved to the professional level in 2022 after purchasing the Top Fuel operation from Tim Wilkerson Racing.
Hull's drag racing roots run deep. His family has been involved in the sport since the late 1950s and has a proud history which Buddy looks to continue.
Buddy Hull Racings plans for 2023 are rather diverse after adding a nitro Funny Car and a nostalgia TF car into the mix alongside his NHRA Top Fuel dragster. Hull has not announced specific plans for either of the time of this release.
Learn more about Buddy Hull & Buddy Hull Racing on the following social platforms including Facebook (@buddyhullracing), Instagram (@buddyhull323tf) & TikTok (@buddyhull323tf).
Cover Photo: Bill Swanson, Competition Plus, WR Swanson Photography and Media