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Street Shootout at Skyview Drags on August 29
Barton, NY - No race car? No problem! Bring your street vehicle to Skyview Drags for the Super Street Shootout on Saturday, August 29, 2015.

This dial-in race is for street-legal cars, trucks and motorcycles. Cars must have DOT tires, full exhaust, no electronics, no transbrakes. Helmet is required. There are no ET limits, and fire jackets are required for 7.49 or quicker ETs. 6.49 or quicker require safety gear mandated for those ETs.

Payout is $1,500 + trophy Win, $600 Runner-Up, $250 Semis, $30 Round starting with 3rd Round Win. Entry is $42, 1st or 2nd Round buybacks are $15.

Gates open at 10:30 am with time trials at 1 pm. Visit www.SkyviewDrags.com for more info.

Wrap-Up: Jim Beattie Stock / Super Stock Memorial at Cecil County Dragway
Rising Sun, MD - It was a great weekend for ATI racers at the NHRA Division 1 event at Cecil County Dragway. ATI Performance Products, Inc awarded $1,000 to the winners in Stock and Super Stock as part of the Jim Beattie Stock / Super Stock Memorial and both winners were ATI equipped.

Bubba Linke took his '97 Camaro to the winner's circle in Stock Eliminator for the first time this season at Cecil County using a Super Damper, Treemaster Converter and Super F ATF. Bubba's engine builder, Joel Warren, took the top spot in Super Stock with a Super Damper, Treemaster Converter and Super F ATF as well! Long time ATI racer Iggie Boicesco added another win to his impressive season with a win in Super Gas. He now sits in first place in the NHRA Division 1 points.

ATI would like to thank the staff of Cecil County Dragway and NHRA Division 1 for their help in making the 1st Annual Jim Beattie Stock / Super Stock Memorial a success and hopes to return to take part in the event in 2016. ATI Performance Products is located a short drive from Cecil County Raceway in Baltimore, MD, and specializes in racing and high performance driveline and engine components. For more information about ATI, visit www.ATIRacing.com.

PRI News: Attendee Pre-Registration Brochure Now Available Online
Get ready for the three biggest business days in racing, as this year's PRI Trade Show features displays from more than 1200 leading race industry suppliers, including over 100 first-time exhibitors, as well as all-new events, traditional favorites and more. The Advanced Attendee Registration Brochure has the scoop on PRI 2015.
Big Dawgs Brawl at Atmore Dragway
Atmore, AL - Racers from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi will converge upon Atmore Dragway on Sunday, September 6, 2015 for the Big Dawg Shootout.

4.30 Class pays $3,000 Win, $1,000 Runner-Up, $500 Semis and $200 Quarters. Free entry for driver + two crew.

4.70 and 5.50 Classes each pay $2,000 Win, $500 Runner-Up, $200 Semis and $100 Quarters. Entry is $100.

7.00 Class pays $1,000 Win, $300 Runner-Up, $200 Semis and $100 Quarters. Entry is $100.

Eight car minimum for each class. No throttle stops. Door cars only in Index classes. Any power adders, turbos, nitrous, blowers are permitted. Gates open at noon, qualifying at 5 pm. Visit www.AtmoreDragway.com for more info.

Run What You Brung... at The River
Holland, TX – Saturday August 29 is the Run What You Brung Shootout at Little River Dragway.

Index classes include 5.80 Index ($75 entry), 6.20 Index ($50 Entry) and 7.00 Index ($40 entry). Other heads-up, 1/8 mile, Pro tree racing includes Dragsters ($150 Entry, $2,500 purse), True 10.5 and Trucks (separate classes. Entry is $100, purse is $1,500) and Door Slammers (entry $100, purse TBD).

Gates open at 2 pm. Staging lanes open at 6 pm. Visit www.LittleRiverDragway.com for more info.

Tech: Starter Basics
Publisher's note: I was on the website of our friends at Powermaster Performance, makers of racing alternators and starterts, and saw this very informative article that I thought would be helpful to share with you here.


1) Torque Requirements

The torque output of a starter is the most important consideration. The starter must be able to spin the engine, and do it without overheating internally. Since there is no such thing as having too much torque -even on a street vehicle - a 200 ft.lb. starter will work for ...

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World Series of Drag Racing at Cordova Int’l Raceway
Cordova, IL - Cordova International Raceway has a huge event coming up Friday – Sunday, August 28 – 30, 2015. It’s the 62nd Annual World Series of Drag Racing, and it features racing in Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Top ET, Mod ET, Super ET and True Street. There’ll also be High Roller races on Friday and Saturday.

Top Sportsman and Top Dragster are separate eliminators. Each pays $600 Win and $150 Runner-Up. The winner of each will face off in the TS vs TD Run-Off for another $500 to the winner. Entry is $100.

Sunday’s Sportsman purses are: Top ET (0.00-11.49) pays $3,000 Win, $1,250 Runner-Up, $500 Semis, $200 Quarters and $150 Eighths. Entry is $120. Mod ET (0.00 – 13.99) pays $2,000 Win, $800 Runner-Up, $250 Semis, $150 Semis and $100 Eighths. Entry is $85. Super ET (11.50 – 13.99) pays $1,000 Win, $400 Runner-Up, $200 Semis, $100 Quarters and $50 Eighths. Entry is $75. True Street ($13.50 – slower) pays $500 Win, $200 Runner-Up, $100 Semis, $50 Quarters and $25 Eighths. Entry is $70.

Friday’s High-Roller pays $1,500 Win and $700 Runner-Up. Entry is $80. Saturday’s High-Roller pays $2,000 Win and $1,000 Runner-Up. Entry is $95.

Gates open 8:00 am Friday, 7:00 am on Saturday and 8:30 am on Sunday. Visit www.RaceCIR.com for more info.

Lorish Makes It Two Weeks In A Row In Super Pro at Maple Grove Raceway
MOHNTON, Pa. - Scott Lorish has won the Gold Rush Trailers Super Pro class in the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail ET Bracket Racing Series at Maple Grove Raceway on Sunday, August 2 and again on Saturday, August 8.

Lorish (Center Valley, Pa.) won in convincing fashion on Saturday in the final elimination, driving to a 7.628 ET at 171.49 mph with a .005 reaction time. That was enough to beat Lanny Werley (Leesport, Pa.) who posted an ET of 8.697 at 154.09 mph, .016 reaction time.

Over in the Ciccarone Racing Products Pro class, Denny Renninger (Leesport, Pa.) came out the winner with a 12.826 ET at 107.15 mph, .006 reaction time. His competition in the final, Rich Pennington (Buito, Pa.) made his pass at 9.518, 137.82 mph and a .043 reaction time.

The P.C. Richard & Son Street Eliminator class saw Dave Raser (Oxford, Pa.) take the finals win, posting a 13.382 ET at 93.84 and a .052 reaction time. This was a double break out win, as both he and his competitor, John Grater (Zieglerville, Pa.) were under their dial-ins. Grater ran a 11.569 at 118.45 mph with a .110 reaction time.

Cory Stuebner (Orwigsburg, Pa.) came out on top of the Reading Standard Motorsports Top Bike class, posting a .042 reaction time with a 8.950 ET at 143.00. It was good enough to beat Chris Olejar in the final eliminiation. Olejar (Conshohocken, Pa.) rode to a 9.923 ET at 135.91 mph, .078 reaction time.

Ian Bechtel (Reading, Pa.) came out the victor in Junior Street, posting an ET of 11.273 at 63.45 mph with a .056 reaction time. He beat out Robert Weidenhammer, also of Reading, Pa., who ran an 10.432 ET at 66.66 mph, with a .256 reaction time.

Trophy class saw Jeremy Weaver (Hanover, Pa.) take home first place, as he piloted his 2011 XTerra to a 16.017 ET at 81.52 mph, with a .071 reaction time. His competitor in the final, Shannon Cain of West Chester, Pa. drove her Infiniti to an ET of 14.326 at 97.96 mph, .146 reaction time.

Don Garloff of Lititz, Pa. was able to win another final elimination in Pro Dial, just like he did the previous week. Garloff did it by posting a 10.611 ET at 124.16 mph with a .034 reaction time. He beat Tim Ash of Spring City, Pa. Ash posted a 13.684 ET at 102.47 mph with a .006 reaction time.

Joining the festivities for Saturday was the East Coast Stock/Superstock series. George Yago (Pittsburgh, Pa.) came out the victor in this class by posting a 9.871 at 134.77 mph with a .040 reaction time. His challenger in the finals, Michael Preston of Bear, De., broke out with a 9.679 ET on a 9.72 dial in. Preston ran 136.18 mph with a .076 reaction time.
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Labor Day Special at I-64 Motorplex
Owingsville, KY – I-64 Motorplex has three days of bracket racing coming up on Labor Day Weekend, Saturday – Monday, September 5 – 7, 2015. Classes are Top ET, No Box, Sportsman, Jr. Dragster and 16-Car Shootout. Each class has eliminators on all three days.

Top ET pays $2,500 Win, $500 Runner-Up, $150 Semis and $75 Quarters, based on 45 cars. Entry is $70, buybacks are $35. No Box pays $1,000 Win, $300 Runner-Up, $100 Semis and $60 Quarters, based on 30 cars. Entry is $50, buybacks are $25. Sportsman pays $50 + trophy Win, $20 + trophy Runner-Up and $35 Semis. Entry is $25, buybacks are $15. Jr. Dragster pays $50 + trophy Win and $20 + trophy Runner-Up. Entry is free with paid Adult Pass, buybacks are $10. The 16-Car Shootout pays $1,000 Win and $200 Runner-Up. Entry is $80.

Gates open Friday at 4 pm for parking. Gates open Saturday at 12 noon with time trials at 2 pm. Gates open Sunday and Monday at 10 am with time trials at 12 noon. Visit www.I64Motorplex.com for more info.

New England Hot Rod Reunion at New England Dragway
Epping, NH - The 2015 New England Hot Rod Reunion® is coming up at New England Dragway on Friday – Sunday, August 28 – 30. In addition to the nostalgia rails, funny cars and altereds, Sportsman classes include:

7.0 Pro Eliminator and 7.50 Eliminator. These are all run fields with heads up competition for front engine dragsters, center steer altereds, ’79 and older funny cars and full bodied door cars. .400 Pro Tree.

Competition Eliminator. An all run field for front engine dragsters, altereds, ’79 and older funny cars and left steer street roadsters. Five Indexes, between 8.00 and 10.00 seconds. Handicap starts, .400 ProTree.

Gas Eliminator. For all 1979 and older bodied door cars. Must have two functional doors. Handicap Starts - .400 Pro Tree.

Modified Eliminator. For all ’79 and older bodied cars and left hand steer street roadsters. Six Indexes between 10.00 and 12.50 seconds on handicap full tree.

Top Stock Eliminator. For ’72 and older stock bodied cars with any drive train. Factory type spoilers and hood scoops allowed. Full glass windows, factory type interiors, and bumpers required. No tire limits, but must fit within wheel wells. Suspension component not limited.

Hot Rod Eliminator. A composite bracket category for all 1986 and older cars that cannot fit within the other NHRR Classes. Minimum 8.50 seconds to maximum 13.99 seconds. All run field with handicaps based on individual best qualifying times –dial-ins cannot be changed during eliminations. 13.99 minimum elapsed time required to qualify.

For more information about the New England Hot Rod Reunion, visit www.nhramuseum.org. For more information about New England Dragway, visit newenglanddragway.com.

Grudge Warz at Montgomery Raceway Park
Montgomery, AL - Montgomery Raceway Park presents Grudge Warz on Sunday, August 30, 2015. Classes include Small Tire 29 & smaller, Big Tire 29W & bigger, 6.0 Index, 7.0 Index and 8.0 Index.

Small Tire and Big Tire each has a $100 entry and the track adds $1,000 to the pot. 6.0 Index pays $1,200 Win; entry is $75. 7.0 Index pays $1,000 Win; entry is $50. 8.0 Index pays $300 Win; entry is free. No throttle stops in 6.0, 7.0 or 8.0 Index classes.

Gates open at 10 am with a test & tune at noon. Qualifying is 4 pm and eliminations start at 5 pm. Visit www.MontgomeryRacewayPark.com for more info.

Throttle Fest presented by Fun Ford at Memphis Int’l Raceway
Millington, TN - Our Blue Oval racing friends in Tennessee should get to Memphis International Raceway on Friday-Saturday, August 28-29 for Throttle Fest presented by Fun Ford.

Bracket racing classes include Fast Ford Challenge (with electronics, payout is $800 Win, $300 Runner-Up, $100 Semis. Entry is $40), Quick Ford Challenge (no electronics, $600 Win, $200 Runner-Up, $75 Semis. Entry is $40), Street Ford (DOT tires and registration required, $250 Win, $100 Runner-Up. Entry is $35) and two trophy classes for $25 entry each: Tuff Truck and Mustang.

Gates open Friday at 7:30 pm with an open test & tune from 8 – midnight. Gates open Saturday at 8 am with time trials at noon. Visit www.RaceMIR.com for more info.

A Dragtime News Featured Photo: Flyin' Frank Ferrucci at Maple Grove Raceway

Congratulations to our friend Frank Ferrucci, who won class in J/SA at the 2015 Northern Class Nationals at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, OH. Here's a shot of Frank that I captured at the 2015 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Maple Grove Raceway. (photo by Bob Beucler)

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Sunday Gambler’s Races at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park
Englishtown, NJ - The season in the Northeast is in full swing and Old Bridge Township Raceway Park will keep it going strong through November with a series of Sunday Gambler’s Races. The remaining dates are August 23, October 11, October 25, November 8, November 15 and November 22.

Super ET (electronics; 7.00 – 12.99) pays $2,000 Win guaranteed based on 64 cars. $80 entry, $40 buybacks (no buybacks on 10/25), double-entries permitted.

Pro ET (no electronics; 9.00 – 17.99) pays $1,000 Win guaranteed; payout will increase if more than 40 cars. Deep staging honored, no two-steps / throttle stops / transbrakes / delay boxes. $60 entry, $40 buybacks (no buybacks on 10/25), double-entries permitted.

Bike/Sled (no electronics; 7.50 – 15.99) pays $500 Win based on 32 bikes/sleds. $50 entry, $20 buybacks. Grocery Getter (15.00 and slower, no race cars) gets 50% of entry. $40 entry, $20 buybacks. There’ll also be a Stock/Super Stock Combo Race on October 25 that pays $1,500 Win (based on 32 cars). Entry is $100.

Gates open at 8:00 am. Visit www.racewaypark.com for more info.

Mini Million at Piedmont Dragway August 21 & 22
Piedmont, NC - The Mini Million comes to Piedmont Dragway on Friday & Saturday, August 21 & 22, 2015.

The event features two $10Ks and a $20K. The $10Ks are Friday & Saturday; each pays $10,000 Win, $2,500 Runner-Up, $1,000 Semis, $400 6th Round Win, $300 5th Round Win, $200 4th Round Win, and $100 3rd Round Win. Entry is $125 per race, 1st round buybacks are $100.

Saturday first race is the $20K that pays $20,000 Win, $5,000 Runner-Up, $2,000 Semis, $650 6th Round Win, $500 5th Round Win, $350 4th Round Win and $200 3rd Round Win. Entry is $250, 1st round buybacks are $150.

Gates open Friday at 9:00 am with time trials starting at noon. Gates open Saturday at 8:00 am. Visit www.TheMillionOnline.com for more info.

Huntsville Dragway Bracket Series on August 29 & 30
The Huntsville Dragway Bracket Series continues on Saturday August 29 and Sunday August 30, 2015 with big money races in Pro and Footbrake.

On Saturday and Sunday, Pro pays $10,000 Win, $1,500 Runner-Up, $500 Semis, $200 Quarters and $100 Eighths. Entry for either day is $150, or a 2-day entry is $250.

On Saturday and Sunday, Footbrake pays $2,500 Win, $500 Runner-Up, $250 Semis, $100 Quarters and $50 Eighths. Entry for either day is $60, or a 2-day entry is $100.

Gates open at 9 am Saturday and 8 am Sunday. Visit www.HuntsvilleDragway.us.

Glory Days Nostalgia Drags at Maple Grove Raceway on August 23
Mohnton, PA – The Glory Days Nostalgia Drags are coming up on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Maple Grove Raceway.

The featured drag racing portion of the nostalgia racing fest will include the 422 All-Stars (nostalgia Super Stocks), the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Drag Racing Association (MANDRA) and bracket racing.

Bracket classes include Nostalgia E.T. (non-electronics; no cars newer than 1990) that pays $800 Win, $400 Runner-Up, $100 Semis, $75 Quarters and $50 Eighths. Entry in this eliminator is $50. The Geezers bracket is for drivers who are $55 & older. Payout is 4’ Trophy Win, 3’ Trophy Runner-Up and 2’ Trophy Semis. Entry is $20. Pro Dial pays 50% of purse to Win, 25% of purse to Runner-Up and 12.5% of purse to Semis. Entry is $40, of which $25 goes to the purse.

Gates open at 8:00 am with time trials at 9:00 am and eliminations at 1:00 pm. For more information visit www.maplegroveraceway.com.

Wrap-Up: Luskville Dragway’s 34th Annual Bracket Bonanza

From our friend Mike Lacelle who attended Luskville Dragway’s 34th Annual Bracket Bonanza: "The bracket race that's called the richest in Canada was the best 3 days ever witnessed. The added paving done in the pit area by owner Arnie Malcolm prior to the event only made it that much better. With race cars and trailers parking on Wednesday and Thursday the race had competitors from 3 provinces from Canada and 3 US states. With almost $75,000 up for grabs divided among 3 days the action was incredible. Super Pro alone had 61 cars-43 were dragsters of the T/D and S/C class.

Luskville Super Pro Winners:

Super Pro, Friday: Denis Souliere over Frank Mark Sr. for $12,500 (top photo);

Super Pro, Saturday: Marco Laframboise over Frank Mark Jr. for $10,000 (photo above);

Super Pro, Sunday: Adam Bitzanis over Darren Frasso (photo above, upper right) for $10,000.

Luskville Semi Pro Winners:

Semi Pro, Friday: Rob Graveline for $2,000 (photo below);

Semi Pro, Saturday: Gord Harling for $2,000 (photo right);

Semi Pro, Sunday: Pat Kohl for $2,000 (photo above, lower right)

Rescheduled Summit SuperSeries Race at Palm Beach International
Attention racers of Palm Beach International Raceway, here's an announcement from PBIR: "After rain cancelled the first attempt at the IHRA Summit SuperSeries Race #11, August 22, 2015 will be the make up race. Classes competing during the race will include Top Eliminator sponsored by South Florida Choppers, Super Eliminator sponsored by Chassis Engineering, Quick 16 Dragster, Quick 16 Door Car, Street Bike, and Junior Dragster. This is the final race of the season and champions will be crowned. Track goes hot at 5 pm for time runs."

Top ET payout is Winner $1,000, Runner-Up $400, Semi $125 and Quarter $50. Entry is $50, buybacks are $25. Super Eliminator payout is Winner $800, Runner-Up $400, Semi $125 and Quarter $50. Entry is $40, buybacks are $20.

For more information visit www.RacePBIR.com.

Quick Series Shootout Finale August 28 & 29 at Cordova International Raceway
Cordova, IL - The 2015 Quick Series Shootout Series comes to a close the weekend of August 28 & 29 at Cordova International Raceway. Thie Quick Series Shootout qualifies the quickest 8 Top Sportsman and the quickest 8 Top Dragsters. Each class will vie for $600 Win and $150 Runner-Up. The winner of each will face each other in a shootout race that pays an additional $500. Entry is $100. Non-Qualifiers get entry back less Test n Tune fee.

The 2015 Quick Series Shootout Year-End Points Fund pays: 1st Place - $1,000 and a Dyno Day Session at West Racing Heads in Geneseo, IL; 2nd Place - $600; 3rd Place - $500; 4th Place - $400 and 5th Place - $300. For information, visit www.racecir.com.

Werner Doubles-Up on August 1 at Maple Grove Raceway
MOHNTON, Pa. - Paul Werner of Sinking Spring, Pa. sure does like to repeat himself, because he's making a habit out of visiting Maple Grove Raceway's Sunoco Race Fuels Victory Lane in 2015. Werner won in two classes on Saturday, August 1 during the Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail No. 12, those being Ciccarone Racing Products Pro Eliminator and PC Richard and Son Street Eliminator.

Werner, running in his '80 Malibu, took the win in Pro over Tom Rock of Laureldale, Pa., after Rock's car broke before the final elimination round. And then in Street, Werner was able to get by Matthew Smith of Coatesville, Pa. when Smith fouled at the start of the final race.

In Gold Rush Trailers Super Pro, it was Gene Irvin (Flourtown, Pa.) capturing the win with a 9.285 on a 9.28 dial-in at 145.89 mph in his '69 Mustang, defeating John Seiverling (Bethel, Pa.), who ran his '71 Nova to a pass of 8.926 on a 8.91 dial in at 151.26 mph.

Kyle Gockley of Mohnton, Pa. rode his '03 Suzuki to a Reading Standard Motorsports Top Bike win. Gockley ran 8.874 seconds on a 8.90 dial-in at 156.03 mph in the final, while his competition Danny Boyer (York, Pa.) ran 9.360 seconds on a 9.39 dial in at 137.96 mph on his '72 Kawasaki.

In UTI Junior Dragsters it was CJ Ketterer of Sellersville, Pa. driving to the final elimination win over Kelsey Brinkman of Boyertown, Pa. Ketterer posted a final run of 7.909 on a 7.90 dial in at 81.19 mph which was enough to beat Brinkman's 8.921 on a 8.90 dial in, running 73.60 mph.

Junior Street saw a battle of brothers in the finals, as Luke Karol beat his older brother Jake Karol. Luke ran his '08 Jeep Wrangler to a 11.665 ET on a 11.60 dial in with a .014 reaction time, which was enough to beat Jake's 9.199 on a 9.12 dial in, .086 reaction time.

Trophy class saw a strong lineup on Saturday, with the win going to Charles Augustine of Kutztown, Pa. Augustin, in his '13 Challenger, took the win over Jeremy Weaver of Hanover, Pa. Augustine ran a final pass of 12.688 on a dial-in of 12.68 at 109.97 mph, while Weaver posted a 15.846 ET on a 15.86 dial in, going 86.08 mph.
Footbrake Frenzy at Elk Creek Dragway
Elk Creek, VA - Listen up all you no-box / no-brake racers in the mid-Atlantic area: Elk Creek Dragway has an event for you on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at their Footbrake Frenzy.

The payout is $2,500 Win, $500 Runner-Up, $125 Semis and $20 Round starting with 3rd Round Win. Payouts based on 60 cars. Entry is $60, buybacks are $30. Double-entries permitted, deep staging honored, no center-steer cars.

In addition to the Footbrake Frenzy, it’s a regular bracket points day for Super Pro, DOT, Jrs. and Motorcycles. Gates open at noon, time runs are at 2:00 pm and eliminations start at 6:00 pm. Visit www.ElkCreekDragway.com for more information.

NHRA Officials Announce Electronic Fuel Injection System Rules And Requirements
GLENDORA, Calif. (Aug. 13, 2015) – NHRA announced today the rules and requirements for the 2016 Pro Stock category in their transition to electronic fuel injection (EFI).

The sanctioning body has named Holley as the sole provider of the components of the electronic fuel injection system. The complete rules and requirements are available from www.nhraracer.com for download.

The changes in the category will make the engines more relevant from a technology standpoint. In order to reduce and control costs for the race teams, an NHRA-controlled 10,500 Rev Limiter will be added to the fuel injection systems.

The change to EFI in the factory hot-rod category is among several changes to the category. NHRA required teams to back their racecars into the pits and leave engines uncovered beginning at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals. A rule was also created to discontinue the practice of crew members standing beside the cars to hold them in place as they begin their burnouts. It was also mandated for teams to create automobile manufacturer identification headers visible on the racecars’ windshields up to a maximum of 4.5-inches high, but not smaller than 2.125-inches.

Starting in 2016, NHRA also will require Pro Stock teams to remove all hood scoops and reduce the length of the wheelie bars to a length specified by the NHRA Tech Department.
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Mark Williams Enterprises   Auto Meter Products

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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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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In addition to publishing The Dragtime News I've been hard at work designing new t-shirts, and I think I came up with a winner. They turned out great, and new for 2014 are women's sizes. These are high-quality, 100% cotton black t-shirts. The men's are Gildan and the women's are Hanes.

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