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Search For A Champion: Rochelle Robnett
Racers, I received this letter from a racer named Rochelle Robnett, one of our bracket racing friends on the West coast:

"Hello Dragtime News,

I am competing in a sponsorship contest called Search for a Champion. This contest gives racers the opportunity to win a sponsorship from Champion Spark Plugs for the 2016 season. The first part of this contest is a public voting period going on now until February 2. If I were to get enough votes I could be 1 of 15 racers to win a $5000 sponsorship for the upcoming season and be able to go for the grand prize of a $50000
I am going into my 10th year of racing and 5th in my Chevy Luv Truck. I have many race wins including have won two "Wallys" racing in my Luv Truck. Prior to the 2015 season in my truck I was only able to race June to August as I was working toward my degree in Marketing. Our plans for this upcoming season are to run points at our home track of Portland International Raceway! This sponsorship would help our racing operation so much, it would allow us to travel to more tracks on the west coast.

You can vote for my entry by going to this link: http://sfac.championautoparts.com/search-for-a-champion/view/3195/#.VqWV91J9CJ9 and signing up to vote. Once you have signed up to vote you will be directed to choose a category and my entry is in the advanced category and the name of it is "Champion Luv Truck the Next Great Champion" People can vote daily until February 2. The more times they vote the better chance I have in winning a sponsorship from Champion Spark Plugs.

I was wondering if you could post it on your website to help promote votes for this contest. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Thank You!

Rochelle"

So racers, what do you say? Can we show the Luv some love?

Sponsor News: Meziere's New 55GPM Electric Water Pump for LSx
Meziere Enterprises, the industry leader for electric water pump technology, brings you the solution for LS based, extreme duty engine cooling.

Meziere's simplified 55 GPM pump is a great solution for high compression, high horsepower applications where power adders are employed. They are the highest flowing electric pumps available, offered in clear or black anodized finish and come with a two year warranty.

Contact Meziere Enterprises at 800-208-1755 or on the web at www.meziere.com.

Summit Racing Sponsors Bracket Racing Series at Memphis Int'l Raceway
Summit Racing Equipment has signed a multi-year deal to return as the title sponsor of the International Hot Rod Association World Finals and the 14-race Bracket Racing Series program at Memphis International Raceway.

The Summit Racing Equipment World Finals features two championship tournaments for the best racers in IHRA's sportsman classes. Racers from all over the country come together at MIR to determine who the best-of-the-best is. Seven champions in the Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions presented by AMSOIL and three champions with the Summit SuperSeries presented by AMSOIL are crowned at the Summit Racing Equipment World Finals. The premiere sportsman championship event is slated for October 14-16, 2016.

The Summit Bracket Racing Series program will feature 14 scheduled events in 2016 with a guaranteed purse structure at each event and a year-end point's fund. The sportsman program will run on alternate weekends at MIR to reduce the overlap of other local programs. The current schedule is February 14 and 28; March 5; April 16 and 30; May 7 and 21; June 4; July 2 and 16; August 6 and 20; Sept 17 and 25.

For more information visit www.RaceMIR.com.
Dragtime News On Location: 28th Annual Performance Racing Industry Show
We were on location at the 28th Annual Performance Racing Industry Show, held December 9th - 12th, 2015 in Indianapolis, IN, and this was the biggest one yet! The PRI Show just keeps getting better and better, with more seminars and conferences to help you grow your performance business, lots and lots of networking opportunities, and of course, all of the racing products on the show floor.

So sit back and take your time with the article. There's a lot of great info in here about companies whose products you just might be needing as you get ready for the coming season. The coverage starts HERE.

Sponsor News: Wideband PRO Plus from Auto Meter

Auto Meter introduces their PRO Plus Wideband Gauges. Knowing the exact air/fuel mixture running through your engine is the most important factor to extracting the highest levels of performance and durability. Not all wideband gauges are created equal. Auto Meter utilizes an advanced calibration method that automatically calibrates your gauge on every startup to assure you of the highest degree of accuracy over the entire lifespan of your sensor (no free air calibration is ever necessary). Compatible with nearly all fuel types, the Auto Meter Pro Plus Wideband has a configurable display to pinpoint the exact range you want to keep an eye on. An advanced peak recall function and lean warning system make sure you’re safely making power, whether on the track or on the street. An automatically dimming display tailors light output for any condition. Data logging output is included for one wire or two wire systems. The specially-designed O2 sensor and wiring harness are included for ease of installation.

Features:
• Display in AFR or Lambda
• 4.9 LSU sensor provides the fastest, most accurate readings available on the market - No free air calibration required
• Configurable wide open throttle warning and peak recall
• Programmable 0-5v and serial data output for aftermarket engine management or data logging
• Pro-Control output allows automatic control of other power systems - Nitrous, water/methanol injection, or safety shutoff
• Adjustable for Alternate Fuel Types (Ethanol, Methanol, Propane, CNG) 6:1 to 18:1 AFR Range for Alternate Fuel Types
• Automatic dimming via photo diode for seamless transition to nighttime driving
• Compact design matches existing Auto Meter gauges
• Compatible with carbureted or fuel injected engines

See Auto Meter's PRO Plus Wideband gauges HERE.

Tucson Dragway Joins NHRA
News for our friends in the Southeast: Tucson Dragway, in Tucson, Arizona, has joined the NHRA Member Track Network as part of Division 7, the Pacific Division. Located just south of Interstate 10 on the Pima County Fair Grounds, Tucson Dragway is one of the nation’s most active drag racing facilities. Formerly an IHRA track, Tucson Dragway offered a full and dynamic schedule with nearly 100 events in 2015 and is looking forward to even more success in 2016 with NHRA.

Jim Hughes, of Phoenix, is the owner-operator of Tucson Dragway. Hughes has over 40 years of experience in the performance and racing industry and even spent time behind the wheel. He started racing in the 1970s and earned multiple victories across the country, including four division titles. Most notably, he raced to the NHRA Super Comp world championship title in 2002.

Tucson Dragway has already begun preparing for an exciting and eventful 2016 season. Recent improvements to the track include widening the staging lanes with a shoulder for easier maneuverability, grounding down the transition on the track surface and crack-sealing the shutdown area with help from Paul Polito of Tucson Asphalt. Highlighting the 2016 season at Tucson Dragway will be the NHRA Pacific National Open Series, February 19-21. The track also offers a full complement of weekly drag racing, serving the community with Friday Night Drags, weekend Test & Tunes, Midnight Drags, the Summit Super Series, and Jr. Drag Racing.

As an NHRA-sanctioned track, the facility will be eligible to offer racers a variety of NHRA racing opportunities, including the NHRA Summit Racing Series, the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, NHRA Jr. Street and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. Additionally, the track has the opportunity to host NHRA’s specialty events including the National DRAGSTER Challenge, NHRA Summit King of the Track, and NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League Challenge, where racers compete for the coveted Wally trophy.

For more information on Tucson Dragway and to view Tucson Dragway’s 2016 schedule, please visit www.tucsondragway.com.

NHRA Adjusts Horsepower for 2016
The NHRA Technical Department released Horsepower changes December 21, 2015 after review and evaluation of written requests from Lucas Oil Sportsman Series competitors. All changes are effective January 1, 2016. Only those requests received by November 17, 2015 were considered during this scheduled evaluation. Any requests received after November 17, 2015 will be reviewed during the next scheduled evaluation of 2016.

Letter review is part of NHRA's commitment to evaluating input from the Sportsman racing community and is an important element of NHRA's Automatic Horsepower Factoring System. “No Change” combinations are listed so that competitors may see that requests were reviewed by the Technical Department, even though the request resulted in no change.

Requests for horsepower changes or reviews can be made here www.nhraracer.com/ahfs.asp. Requests for reviews must be received no later than November 15, 2016 to be included in the next scheduled horsepower and index review.

See the full list of Stock and Super Stock H.P. adjustments at www.nhraracer.com/content/general.asp?articleid=65566&zoneid=132.

Lucas Oil's New Contingency Program for LODRS
Lucas Oil Products Inc., a longtime supporter of Sportsman racing, unveiled a new contingency program for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, honoring Sportsman racers across the country. The new Lucas Oil Contingency program will award $300 to all winners of national events in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, as well as pay $100 to all runners-up. In addition, racers will be paid immediately, in the winner's circle of each event. There will be two different contingency programs, one for transmission and differentials lubricants and one for engine oil.

"The racers have been asking for this for a long time now, so we put together this program to give them a little extra incentive to use our products, which are the best in the world," Lucas Oil co-founder Forrest Lucas said. "We also heard them when they said other contingency programs took a long time to pay them, so we will be paying them right there in the winner's circle. We're excited to kick this off in Pomona."

To be eligible for the new Lucas Oil Contingency program, racers must display the applicable Lucas Oil engine oil decal and/or Lucas Oil transmission and differential lubricants decal on every car, even if racers are entered in different classes with different cars. Lucas Oil-sponsored race cars must also display the applicable decal. Racers can get decals at the Lucas Oil trailer at each event. There is a buy-in for each program: $100 for engine oil and $75 for transmission/differential lubricants, and it is a one-time buy-in that lasts the entire season. But each car for each category of racing must buy into the program, including Lucas Oil-sponsored cars. Entrance to the new contingency program must be completed by the start of the first round of eliminations. Lucas Oil will announce a special price list for all Lucas Oil products for Sportsman racers who buy product at events.

The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, featuring Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, and many other classes, kicks off in February at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona. Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2 plan to broadcast 16 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series races throughout the season.
IHRA Announces the Appointment Interim President
The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) announced that the IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRGSE) Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Skooter Peaco as Interim President of the Company effective immediately. Mr. Peaco replaces Mr. Scott Gardner who resigned as President of the Company, effective as of the same date in order to pursue other interests.

Mr. Peaco possesses a deep knowledge of the Company's business and he assumes his responsibilities as Interim President with the full support of the Board. Since 2003, Mr. Peaco has served as the Director of Racing Operations and most recently as the Vice President of Racing Operations at the IHRA.

The Company also announced that a Search Committee within the Board of Directors has been created, which will oversee the process for the identification and selection of a permanent President. The Committee has been charged with selecting an experienced individual to take over as the permanent President, improve the performance of the Company and drive long-term growth for the Company upon a newly formed platform that will be announced in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Additionally, the IHRA announced the revision to the 2016 National Schedule by reducing two national events; the current Baton Rouge, Louisiana event on March 18-19 and Cordova, Illinois June 2-4. These are the only schedule changes to the 2016 National Schedule.

Outlaw Saturday Night at Palm Beach International on January 30th
Jupiter, FL - Outlaw Saturday Night is coming up on January 30, 2015 at Palm Beach International Raceway. This is an Open Test & Tune where no times are displayed on the scoreboards. Racer entry is $20; time slips are available for $1 each. There are also eight locked-in grudge races going on during this event. Gates open at 6:00 pm, test & tune starts at 6:30 pm.

All vehicles must adhere to IHRA safety rules; IHRA rules can be found HERE.

For more information about Palm Beach International, visit www.RacePBIR.com,

The Dragtime News January 2016 flip-magazine: The 2015 PRI Show
Continuing with The Dragtime News digital flip-mags is the new issue for January 2016. It includes highlights of the 2015 Performance Racing Industry Show held in December 2015. However, the big installment of our show coverage will be right here, so make sure you're subscribed to the enewsletter! The show coverage is in the works and will be published shortly. The flip-mag also includes News & Events for the month (only a handful for now, but this will be expanded), and links to major sections here such as Tech, Tests & Installs and Bracket Racing 101.

So what do you think? Is this format something you'd like to see more of? Send an email to info@dragtimenews.com and let us know.

Dave Milcarek's Photo Flashback: Dale Pulde in the War Eagle, 1977

Thanks to renowned drag race photographer Dave Milcarek for sharing photos from his archive with us. Dave is just as busy as ever, photographing weekly at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ and Atco Dragway in Atco NJ, as well as at events at other tracks in the Northeast. See his work at www.DaveMilcarek.com. (photo by Dave Milcarek)

A Dragtime News Featured Photo: Crowmod at PRI 2015

I knew the Crowmod would be a popular draw at PRI, but I couldn't believe how much. These guys almost stole the whole 2015 PRI Show. (photo by The Dragtime News)

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Best of Dragtime News On Location: Super Street!
We tried this new format last month with a Stock Eliminator Photo Special; the feedback was encouraging so here's another test copy, this time focusing on the 10.90 racers. It also includes News & Events for the month (only a handful for now, but this will be expanded), and links to major sections here such as Tech, Tests & Installs and Bracket Racing 101.

So what do you think? Is this format something you'd like to see more of? Send an email to info@dragtimenews.com and let us know.

NHRA Announces Changes to Comp Eliminator
From NHRA -

Bolstering its initiative to increase sportsman participation, NHRA is announcing changes for Competition Eliminator beginning in 2016. Changes are being made to the Competition Index Control system that was originally introduced in the eliminator in 1990. The changes are as follows:

- All classes will have .10-second added to the class index at the end of the 2015 season.

- The “Mineshaft” policy introduced a few years ago to decrease the potential for index adjustments when favorable atmospheric and/or track conditions may contribute to extraordinary performances will now include any event where the first entry in the bottom half of the qualified field is .610 under the racer’s class index. Previously the policy only applied in fields of 13 or more cars.

- A new “Personal Index” is being added to the CIC system, to decrease the potential for class index adjustments when favorable conditions at an event may contribute to extraordinary performances that may not be the case in other parts of the country. The personal index will be applied when an individual records a .610 under or greater run during eliminations. The class index will only be adjusted when a run of .710 or greater is recorded during eliminations. Both will be adjusted on .01 increments with no plateaus up to a .10 maximum adjustment per event to a class index.

- Once a driver establishes a personal index in two classes, that driver is restricted to competition in the affected classes only and will not be allowed to compete in any other Comp class for the remainder of the current season. If a driver establishes a personal index in only a single class, the driver will be allowed to compete in any Comp class.

- All qualifying will be based off of the class index. Any elimination run between cars in the same class will be heads up based off of the class index.

- NHRA will continue to monitor indexes and performances and will make necessary adjustments at any time that it may deem necessary to maintain parity in the eliminator.

Drag Racers Right At Home At PRI
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. - Indianapolis, the home of drag racing’s biggest event and many of the top teams in the sport - and the home of the 28th annual Performance Racing Industry Trade Show, where drag racing teams look to find the latest innovation that can provide them even the slightest edge in a sport where winning and losing often comes down to one-thousandth of a second. This year’s PRI Trade Show will take place at the Indiana Convention Center from December 10–12, with Race Industry Week beginning on Monday, Dec. 7.

“The drag racing market has always been a high-profile feature of every PRI Trade Show going back decades,” said John Kilroy, PRI Trade Show producer. “The sport has never been more competitive, and that’s why you see all the top teams here examining the newest innovations.”

In addition to finding the top teams in the sport, you’ll also find many of the sport’s top drivers meeting with suppliers and sponsors, as well as checking out new products. “I always like going to PRI,” said recently crowned NHRA Top Fuel champion Antron Brown. “I love technology and PRI gives you the opportunity to see what’s new and what’s out there. Our sport is just so competitive. We lost a race this season by two ten-thousandths of a second, so everyone is out there looking for even the slightest advantage.”

Technology and innovation obviously play a huge role at PRI, but the ability to get out in front of the industry and interact with the huge drag racing presence at the show is a crucial aspect that can’t go overlooked. “We planned out the entire kickoff of our new team last year at PRI and it couldn’t have gone better,” said Top Fuel driver Clay Millican, who unveiled the new Parts Plus/Great Clips team. “All of your sponsors and partners are there. I love going to the PRI Show. It’s a great place to do business, but as a car guy it’s just a fun place to be.”

Of course, in the end, PRI is really about two things – suppliers being able to show off the most innovative racing products in the industry and attendees looking to buy.

For additional information on the 2015 PRI Trade Show, or hotel and travel information, visit www.pri2015.com.

New Year Nationals at South Georgia Motorsports Park
Cecil, GA – Ring in the New Year right at South Georgia Motorsports Park and the 2016 New Year Nationals, coming up Friday – Sunday, January 1 – 3, 2016. Classes include Super Pro, Bottom Bulb and Jr. Dragsters.

Super Pro pays $5,000 Win, $1,000 Runner-Up, $500 Semis and $50 Round starting with 3rd Round Win. All payouts based on 75 car minimum. Entry is $115 per day or $300 for the weekend. $50 buybacks; door cars are separate from the dragsters until the ladder.

Bottom Bulb pays $5,000 Win, $1,000 Runner-Up, $500 Semis and $50 Round starting with 3rd Round Win. All payouts based on 75 car minimum. Entry is $115 per day or $300 for the weekend. $50 buybacks; footbrake is separate from the transbrakes until the ladder.

Jr. Dragster pays $1,000 Win, $500 Runner-Up, $100 Semis and $25 Round starting with 3rd Round Win. All payouts based on 50 car minimum. Entry is $60 per day or $150 for the weekend. $50 buybacks. Gates open Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 am with time trials at 9:00 am and eliminations following.

Wrap-Up: Dick Moroso 5-Day Bracket Championship at PBIR
JUPITER, Fla. (November 20, 2015) - On Wednesday, November 18 racing was plagued by numerous morning showers delaying time runs. At around 1 pm the cars began to make their first passes only to be stopped again by rain. Once the track was dried drivers were eager to get racing and test the surface for the first time.

As eliminations began just after 5 pm, drivers were fierce off the starting line with lightning quick reactions times making the first round of eliminations intense. Just as everyone began to fall into the racing rhythm with cars continuing to go down the track, everything was halted by mother nature again. After surveying the track conditions, officials decided to stop racing for the night and pick up in the morning.

When the morning arrived on Thursday it was a different story concerning weather... the sun was shining! Racing quickly resumed with some racers starting to show their prowess. Sean Lewis from Hampstead, Maryland had quick reaction times throughout the eliminations going .000, .007, .003 only to be knocked out in Round 7. Lewis faced off against fellow Maryland resident Bobby Spence of Woodbine. Spence went on to receive a bye run for the Semi Finals while the No. 1 qualifier Luke Bogacki from Caterville, Illinois faced Peeps Pennington. Bodacki went -.007 seconds on the light giving the win to Three Rivers, Texas resident Pennington. Spence, dialing in at 5.86 seconds, now faced Pennington for the final, who dialed in at 5.86 seconds. Pennington fired off a .009 second reaction time and ended up taking the win light.
Race 2 started immediately following the completion of Race 1, allowing competitors only one time run before going into eliminations. Kenny Underwood from Delaware, Ohio took the No. 1 qualifying position in his 2015 Rattler while pulling double duty driving two cars. Underwood drove both his race cars deep into the quarter finals where his 1967 Camaro got knocked out.

Dave Connolly of Bradenton, Florida made his way into the finals while continuing to lay down consistent and fast reaction times, a skill he is famous for. Connolly dialing in at 5.91 seconds faced off against Underwood who dialed in at 6.26 seconds for the finals. The pass was very close with Connolly getting the win light. It was a huge celebration for Connolly as the win catapulted him into the points lead as well.
As the sun rose on Saturday morning to get underway for Race 3, the weather forecast again gave race officials an uneasy feeling with a very doubtful outlook of getting any racing in on Sunday. Officials decided to pack Saturday with Race 3 and 4 in the hopes of getting the most possible racing complete.

Race 3 started at 10 am and pairs of cars were going down the track every 45 seconds to minimize downtime. Todd Ewing of Vinemont, Alabama took the No. 1 qualifying position and continued on to make it into the finals. Points leader Dave Connolly was knocked out in Round 5, while Kenny Underwood made it to the Quarter Finals securing both racers good points scoring positions. Ewing faced off against Tommy Norton from Huntingtown, Maryland. Norton dialed in at 6.05 seconds to that of Ewing at 5.98 seconds. Both reaction times were within .002 seconds but it was Norton that took the win light running a 6.058 seconds at 167.63 mph.

Race 4 started immediately following the completion of Race 3 on Saturday. At around 3 pm the storm scheduled for Sunday rolled in early halting all racing on the drag strip. Rain continued into the evening hours and by all forecasts, was set to continue well in Sunday. PBIR Officials decided to call Race 4 a rain out and cancel Race 5 entirely. The decision was made in the best interests of the racers to allow them ample time to make the trip home safely.

Final Results
Race 1: Peeps Pennington (5.95), 5.963 seconds, 157.21 mph def. Bobby Spence (5.86), 5.844, 170.39 mph.
Race 2: Dave Connolly (5.91), 5.924 seconds, 169.17 mph def. Kenny Underwood (6.26) 6.271 seconds, 162.72 mph.
Race 3: Tommy Norton (6.05), 6.058 seconds, 167.63 mph def. Todd Ewing (5.98), 6.010 seconds, 153.86 mph.
Points Champion: Dave Connolly - 232 Points

For more information regarding PBIR visit www.RacePBIR.com.

Best of Dragtime News On Location: Stock Eliminator!

Trying something new here to see what everyone thinks. Be patient as this is an experiment that is still being sorted out. For example, you'll see that the bottoms of the pages are clipped off. This will be fixed for next time.

So what do you think? Is this format something you'd like to see more of? Send an email to info@dragtimenews.com and let us know.

Club Scene
Club Scene is a spotlight of some of the great racing clubs and organizations across the country. If you have a car that fits into their requirements then check them out. Although these groups are comprised of very serious and hard-core racers, the atmosphere is very friendly and relaxed.

If you're involved with a racing group or club and would like to have it listed here, send an email to info@dragtimenews.com with your inquiry and put "Club Scene" in the subject line.

Who: Mid Atlantic Super Comp Assn.

What: for NHRA 8.90 Super Comp / IHRA 8.90 Quick Rod

Where: Northeast / mid-Atlantic

Contact: Rob Keister, Rekeister@aol.com / midatlantic90.com

Who: Mid Atlantic Super Gas Assn.

What: for NHRA 9.90 Super Gas / IHRA 9.90 Super Rod

Where: Northeast / mid-Atlantic

Contact: Rob Keister, Rekeister@aol.com / midatlantic90.com

Who: Mid Atlantic Super Street Assn.

What: for NHRA 10.90 Super Street / IHRA 10.90 Hot Rod

Where: Northeast / mid-Atlantic

Contact: Rob Keister, Rekeister@aol.com / midatlantic90.com


Who: East Coast Stock/Super Stock Assn.

What: for NHRA and IHRA-legal Stockers and Super Stockers

Where: Northeast / mid-Atlantic

Contact: Dave Ley, dleyracing@aol.com / www.eastcoaststocksuperstock.com.

Who: The American DRAGCAR Series

What: American DRAGCAR incorporates a variety of formats which provide racers with all-out, no-breakout drag racing that remains fair for all participants while also providing spectators with an easily understood drag racing show.

Where: Arizona

Contact: www.usdragcar.com.

Who: North East Timing Organization

What: For 1979 and older cars, front engine dragsters, funny cars, altereds, gassers, super stocks and stockers in two classes: Nostalgia (10.00 and slower any dial-in, .500 full tree) and Competition (9.75 and quicker dial in .25 second increments, handicapped .400 Pro tree).

Where: Northeast / mid-Atlantic

Contact: www.neto-nostalgia.com

Sponsor Spotlights
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Moroso Performance Products manufactures over 4,000 products, from oil pans and oiling systems, to ignition wire, ignition components, valve covers, fuel system equipment, air cleaners, hard-core racing tools, chassis and suspension equipment and many other performance parts. The company has an impressive list of customers from grass-roots racers to top level NASCAR® and NHRA/IHRA race teams.

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Founded in 1957, Auto Meter Products, Inc. is a high technology company based in Sycamore, IL USA, focused on performance and racing automotive instrumentation and electronics. With a state-of-the-art cellular manufacturing operation, world class ISO 9000:TS 16949 Certified Quality System, an advanced engineering team, and product technology that is unmatched in the instrumentation marketplace, Auto Meter has been a leader in the performance aftermarket for generations. The company's products include the Dedenbear STSK Throttle Stop, the Auto Meter Ultimate DL tachometer, Auto Meter Street & Race Dash and SPEK-Pro Gauges.

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Jiffy-tite Stroud Safety Meziere Enterprises

Jiffy-tite Inc. is an OEM supplier of fluid connection systems for the automotive industry and is the OEM's choice for plumbing connections on brands all over the world. There are over 300 million Jiffy-tite devices in service in vehicles worldwide including Chevrolet, Ford, Cadillac, Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz, Harley Davidson, Caterpillar and more.

Jiffy-tite's Motorsports' product line includes a unique line of Quick-Connect / Quick-Disconnect Fluid Fittings.

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Stroud Safety started with one product, the drag chute, and now manufacturers over 150 products with new products introduced annually. Almost every type of racing all over the world uses Stroud Safety products.

Stroud Safety also supplies fire suppression systems and manufactures an extensive line of fire suits, personal restraint systems, window netting, and general racing and shop accessories. Custom design is a specialty at Stroud. With a wide range of color options and on-site design and engineering, most products can be configured to meet specific needs of the customer. Where applicable, all Stroud products are SFI certified with re-certification available for required intervals.

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Meziere Enterprises is a family owned and operated company that specializes in cooling systems & accessories, flexplates & accessories, starters & accessories and chassis components & accessories.

For 27 years Meziere’s goal has been to provide its customers with the very best products they can produce. That starts with designs aimed at solving problems common to the performance vehicles and their demanding parameters. It is executed by the company’s wide array of machining and manufacturing capabilities and attention to detail. It is supported by outstanding tech and customer service.

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ATI Performance Products Mark Williams Enterprises Powermaster Performance

ATI Performance Products is a family owned and operated company that has been in business for over 50 years.

The company specializes in racing transmissions, torque converters, engine dampers and the internal parts for each. ATI races what they sell so you can be sure what you’re buying has already been race proven. Everything they make is manufactured under the roof of their 30,000+ sq/ft facility located in Baltimore Maryland.

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It was fifty years ago in 1964 when Denver racer Mark Williams decided to quit his machinist job at John Bandimere, Sr’s speed emporium and go into business for himself building race cars. In the ensuing years Mark Williams Enterprises became the “go to” shop for High Country racers. In addition to the fuel dragster he campaigned with the late Bill Rice, racers like the Kaiser Bros., John Abbott, Vern Moats, Vern & Brian Raymer and Motes & Williams demonstrated the prowess of M-W’s chassis'. The word spread, and soon racers like “Ohio George” Montgomery and Florida’s Jerry Gwynn were winning NHRA events with Mark Williams’ chassis. Williams himself won the Division V Top Fuel Championship when partnered with Larry Frazier. \

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Powermaster Performance Starters & Alternators has been manufacturing new starters and alternators in their 145,000 sq. ft. facility since 1981. Powermaster Performance builds a wide range of starters, alternators, and Powergens for all types of domestic vehicles. With adjustable voltage alternators weighing less than 6 pounds all the way up to diesel truck starters and high amp alternators to make sure the race car gets to the track!

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New Design Dragtime News T-Shirts
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