& Events - February 2015
Dragway's 2015 Schedule
to our racing friends in Michigan: Milan Dragway
has released its 2015 schedule, which is available for download
by clicking on the image to the right. Opening day is Saturday,
more information about Milan Dragway, visit www.milandragway.com.
England Dragway's Jr. Dragster Program Splits in Two for 2015
England Dragway's East Coast Outdoor Power Equipment Jr
Dragster Program will be contested in 2 different
classes for the 2015 season. Classes will be divided into
two age groups: 6-9 year olds and 10-18 year olds. The
first class will be comprised of 6 & 7 year olds which
are restricted to 13.90 seconds or slower ET, and 8 &
9 year olds restricted to 11.90 seconds or slower ET.
The second class will be comprised of 10-12 year olds
which are restricted to 8.90 seconds or slower ET and
13-18 year olds which are restricted to 7.90 seconds or
slower ET. New England Dragway feels this will create
a more relaxed atmosphere for the younger competitors
and increase their odds at bringing home some hardware.
All NHRA safety rule apply to both classes.
England Dragway will also introduce the new Trainee class
that NHRA has created for 5 year olds. This class is for
noncompetition single passes only. The Trainees are restricted
to 20.00 seconds or slower ET. A special note to the 5
year old Trainee class and the 6 & 7 year old competitors.
This group is restricted to the use of the factory sealed
Briggs & Stratton 206 engine. These programs will
be run in conjunction with the VP Racing Fuels ET Series.
Dragster King of the Track race added for 2015
On Saturday October 17, 2015 a Jr Dragster King of the
Track Race will be contested between the champions of
the two E.C.O.P.E. Jr Dragster Classes. Race will be conducted
on a best 2 out of three runs. The race will be run at
the conclusion of the Buddy Scurto Memorial Jr Dragster
Bracket Race. If the two competitors are eliminated early
in the Bracket race we will start the King of the Hill
more information about New England Dragway, visit newenglanddragway.com.
Drags Announces 2015 Schedule
11th season of drag racing at Skyview Drags
includes four 2-Day race weekends,
three double points races, and a host of special
events all leading up to the IHRA Bracket Finals 09/30 -
track's first Points Race will be held on Saturday, 05/09.
There is a 2-Day race scheduled for Memorial Day weekend
on Saturday 05/23 & Sunday 05/24, with Sunday's race
being the first double points race of the season. Another
2-Day race is scheduled for Saturday 06/06 & Sunday
Saturday 06/20 is the special Girls Gone Racing event
in addition to normal points races. The Northern Summer
Nationals 2-Day race will be held on Saturday 07/04 &
Sunday 07/05, with Sunday's race being the second double
points race of the season. In addition, the Pro Stick
Racing Series returns on Saturday, 07/04.
Mid-Season Points Race will be held on 07/18 and then
the track is closed for our break on Saturday 07/25. On
08/01 is the IHRA Ironman Classic for Super Pro, Pro,
Bike/Sled, Street Money & Junior Dragster racers.
On 08/08 is the annual Chad Wilcox Memorial Bike/Sled
Shootout in addition to normal points races.
Day weekend will bring the final 2-Day race on Saturday
09/05 & Sunday 09/06, with Sunday's race being the
last double points race of the season.
09/19 is the last day of qualifying points to crown Summit
Super Series Champions in Box, No Box & Junior Dragster
classes and end the qualifying period for making the team
that will travel to Pittsburgh.
wraps up their season on 09/26 with the Halloween Classic,
which is the final points race of the season. Because
of the change to the Bracket Finals dates, the Halloween
Classic is only 1 day this year so that if any of the
racers break that weekend, they have Sunday - Wednesday
to make repairs and still get to the Bracket Finals to
race for the team.
more information about Skyview Drags, visit www.skyviewdrags.com.
Park Dragway Releases Its 2015 Big Events Schedule
Park Dragway ("MPD") has put together another
year of special events for bracket racers.
kicks it into gear in April with the Spring Championship
paying “Tres 3Ks” or $3,000 to win in 3 different
races for delay box racers and $1,000 to win for no box
cars. The Memorial Classic comes up next with $5,000 to
win each day plus 32 car shootouts for delay box racers
and competition for no box, 1/4 mile Super Street, and Junior
Dragsters. The Ultimate 64 Shootout comes up in June featuring
the richest 64 car field in the country paying $50,000 to
the winner plus 3-10Ks and more. July is another month with
a multi-day special event as the 7th Annual Hillbilly Showdown
fires up July 4th weekend and features a $10,000 win 64
car field plus big money box & no box and exhibitions
and fireworks on Saturday night.
Sat - Sun, April 11-12: Spring Championship
- Sun, May 22-24: Memorial Classic
- Sun, June 12-14: Ultimate 64 Shootout
- Sun, July 3-5: Hillbilly Showdown
- Sun, Aug 15-16: George & Joey Memorial
- Sun, Sept 19-20: Fall Championship
- Sun, Sept 26-27: Mopar Southern Classic
Oct 3: King Of The Bluegrass
- Sun, Oct 16-18: Ken-Mor Bluegrass Nats
- Sun, Nov 14-16: Toys Thanksgiving Classic
more information on their website www.mpdragway.com.
News: Auto Meter Supports Canadian Race Series
friends at Auto Meter Products are returning
for their third season supporting the Canada-based DSE
Automotive Sportsman Racing Series, contributing
$2,000 in certificates towards the Year-End Championship Fund
which will reward top points racers in Super Pro, Modified,
Super Bike/Sled and Quick 16 during this next season.
are truly excited and greatly appreciative to have Auto
Meter Products return for another season to support both
our racers and the series” said Series Director Andrew
Stirk. “ We think it's great to have the
support of such a notable manufacturer backing our series
in such a notable way.” Racers
will be eligible to win the Auto Meter Certificates as well
as thousands of additional dollars in cash and prizes by
joining the DSE Sportsman Series Points Membership Program
this Spring. Racers will be able to join the membership
at various auto shows the series will be attending in the
coming months, or by downloading and mailing in a points
registration form with payment that can be found on the
Sportsman Series website.
Meter is an industry leader in performance instruments,
which includes gauges, tachometers, consoles, battery testing
and charging equipment. Auto Meter also owns Dedenbear Products,
which produces delay boxes, nitrous controllers, shifters
and throttle stops & controllers for those running in
the .90 classes in the NHRA and IHRA.
first event in the DSE Automotive Sportsman Racing Series
is the 4th Annual Season Opener which takes place June 6th
-7th at Cayuga Dragway of Toronto Motorsports Park. The
DSE Sportsman Racing Series features six different classes
and a points structure where racers claim their best 8 out
of 12 points races during the season. For more information
on the series visit www.SportsmanRacingSeries.ca.
Grove Raceway's Index Series Returning in 2015
Grove Raceway will once again present a season of
index racing in 2015 with cars competing in three classes:
8.50, 10.00 and 11.50. It’s been described as doorslammer
racing meets bracket racing. One thing’s for sure, Index
Racing brings out the best in competition as racers go heads
up, leaving the starting line at the same time and racing
down the quarter-mile to the finish line. Races
are scheduled for:
May 9: A special race for 11.50 cars only. The winner
and runner-up will be part of a special eight-car showcase
eliminator at the NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Raceway
Park in Englishtown, N.J. Joining the Maple Grove entrants
will be two cars each from Atco, Cecil County and Raceway
fee for 8.50 is $100, while 10.00 and 11.50 is $55. Throttle
stops/controllers and/or delay boxes/devices are prohibited
in all classes. For complete rules and payout information,
visit the Index Series info page at Maple Grove’s
10 Challenge at Memphis International Raceway
International Raceway announces the Top 10 Challenge
in 2015. The new program will give racers a chance to see
where they rank during weekly events this year. Racers that
participate in Test N Tune, Midnight Madness and Street Warz
can battle it out for a top spot, bragging rights and prizes.
The Top 10 Challenge will consist of two qualifying sessions
at each event and racers will be ranked fastest to slowest
by their ET. Times will not be published on the top-10 list
so participants must place "NT" on their windows.
There is no additional fee to enter and it is for door cars
top 10 from Test N Tune, Midnight Madness and Street Warz
will compete against each other in a final showdown on Friday,
September 25 during Midnight Madness.
who compete in the challenge and rank in the top 10 will
receive a one-time free entry in the R.T. Turbines DOT/Street
class during the Summit Bracket Racing Series presented
by COMP Cams. In addition, the top three from Test N Tune,
Midnight Madness and Street Warz will receive plaques and
passes to the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment World Finals
featuring the Nitro Jam Nationals. The overall winner of
the MIR Top 10 Challenge will be named
"King of the Track" and walk away with $500 in
prize money; the remaining nine will receive $50 each.
The Top 10 Challenge will kick-off during
the following events: Test N Tune on Thursday, March 5,
Midnight Madness on Friday, March 20 and Street Warz on
Friday, April 3, and will continue all season log until
the finals on September 25. For
more information, please visit www.RaceMIR.com.
Lopez’ COPO Camaro Ready for Stock Eliminator in NHRA
Lopez will be driving his Ace Door-sponsored 2014
COPO Camaro in NHRA Division 4 Stock Eliminator during the
would like to thank Todd and Allen Patterson from Patterson
Racing Inc for their help in setting up the COPO.
Spotlight: AED Competition
Competition was founded with one basic premise in
mind - the manufacturing of high quality components at reasonable
prices. The company manufactures performance and competition
CNC-machined carburetors and also carries an extensive fuel
system parts line-up that is second-to-none along with support
and service capabilities to match.
background includes over three decades of research, design
and development of high performance components. They have
one of the most high tech research facilities in the country
including their computer controlled wef flow bench which
is capable of flowing any throttle bore seperatly or combination
of throttle bores to provide CFM, air-fuel ratio, test pressure,
pounds of fuel and air, and corrected data as related to
features in-house CNC machining centers, flowbenches, total
induction benches, engine dyno, and chassis dyno.
more information visit www.aedperformance.com.
The Dial: February 2015
Montgomery Raceway Park:
Friday 27th - Sunday March 1st: Super 7 Series opener,
Auto Plus Raceway:
Saturday 7th: ET bracket racing; Sunday 8th: Import Face
Off; Thursday - Sunday 19th - 22nd: LODRS; Saturday 28th:
ET bracket racing.
South Georgia Motorsports
Park: no racing this weekend.
Cordova International Raceway:
closed for the winter.
closed for the winter. Mt.
Park Dragway: call.
Milan Dragway: closed
for the winter.
Saturday 7th: Gulf Coast Winter Classic; Tuesday 17th:
Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Challenge.
New England Dragway:
closed for the winter.
Old Bridge Township Raceway Park: closed
for the winter.
closed for the winter. Lebanon
Valley Dragway: closed for the winter.
closed for the winter.
call. Rockingham Dragway:
Saturday 14th: test & tune..
Maple Grove Raceway:
closed for the winter. Numidia
Dragway: closed for the winter. Quarter
Aces / South Mountain: closed for the
closed for the winter.
call. Greer Dragway:
closed for the winter.
Memphis International Raceway:
Little River Dragway:
Elk Creek Dragway:
closed for the winter.
Great Lakes Dragaway:
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Dragtime News Featured Photo: Doug Winters' 1957 Chevy Pro
Mod at Englishtown
of my favorite Pro Mods is the beautiful, mean and nasty
1957 Bel Air of Doug Winters, photographed
at the 2014 NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township
Raceway Park. (photo by Bob
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Island Drag Racing
Super Series 2014 Top 5: 1st Place - Jason Vitez
Vitez of Elma, NY dominated the 2014 TNT Super
Series points chase by taking the lead right from the first
race. He won that race back in May at Empire Dragway taking
out past TNTSS champion Ted Barnes. Vitez then continued
to lead the points most of the season going rounds at multiple
events and capitalizing on new qualifying points system.
He gave up the lead briefly to Barnes in August but then
took it back decisively with another event win on Labour
Day Saturday night over the 2014 Rookie of the Year, Pete
Maduri Sr. (continued)
Dragway Announces Payout Updates for 2015 Season
Dragway has announced payout updates for the 2015
season in Super Pro ET and Pro ET bracket classes. Super
Pro will pay a guaranteed $2,000 Win, $500 Runner-Up,
and $60 Round starting with 2nd Round win. Super Pro entry
is $80; buybacks are $60.
Pro ET will pay a guaranteed $1,500
Win, $500 Runner-Up, and $50 Round starting with
2nd Round win. Pro ET entry is $60; buybacks are $50.
Opening Day for Numidia Dragway will be
Friday, April 3rd for the Friday Night Street Legal Drags.
The track’s 2015 schedule is now available for download
by clicking HERE
. For more information about the track, visit www.NumidiaDragway.com.
Dragway’s Valentine’s Day Test & Tune; ATI
To Sponsor Pro Tree Doorslammers Class
those of you who are in a committed relationship with your
race car, what better place to celebrate Valentine’s
Day than Rockingham Dragway. The track
opens its gates for the first time in the new year on February
14 to host the initial event in the 2015 Rock Solid Test-and-Tune
know it’s not where you might usually celebrate
Valentine’s Day, but why not?” asked ... (continued)
News: 10% Off and Free Shipping from Stroud Safety
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accessories, fire suits, engine diapers and transmission blankets,
cool collars and vests, seat belts, window nets, fire suppression
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Stroud Safety, visit www.stroudsafety.com.
Raceway Park's Super 7 Series Opener
to our racing friends in Alabama, get ready to light ‘em
up at Montgomery Raceway Park’s 2105 series
opener of the Super 7 Series. This three day event is Friday
– Sunday, February 27th – March 1st.
Pro races all three days. Friday’s payout
is ... (continued)
News: Auto Meter's New Race Dash
Meter has announced that their LCD Competition
Dash, the next evolution of driver communication
and data acquisition, is now shipping. Designed specifically
for the harshest of environments, the carbon composite housing
is IP65 sealed against water and dust intrusion and will
easily withstand 20g of continuous vibration and 50g of
shock. The 7" LCD panel ensures easy visibility under
all circumstances with a retina level pixel density, unmatched
brightness and an optically bonded lens for extreme glare
suppression. The display layout is fully configurable to
your individual specifications. The system will accommodate
four programmable data bus channels (2 CAN and 2 serial)
in conjunction with a nearly limitless amount of discrete
analog sensors and its integrated 3 Axis Accelerometer.
Data collection can occur at up to 1 kHz and the internal
memory allows for practically infinite recording time. User
definable warnings take advantage of super bright, multicolor
LEDs placed around the perimeter of the chassis to alert
the driver to critical onscreen information. The display
features • 7.0” TFT LCD panel, 1000 nit brightness
for unmatched daytime and nighttime visibility with 800x480
resolution. Onboard photo sensor for automatic brightness
control. • Dimensions - 8.3" Wide x 5.2"
High x 1.4" Deep.
more information visit www.autometer.com.
The Paging Lanes: Drag Racing Takes Center Stage in PRI's
again, Performance Racing Industry confirms
how important the drag race market is to the industry by devoting
an entire issue to our sport. And notice the cars they chose
for their cover: Sportsman cars!
proud to have been included in this article numerous times
(you can see one of the mentions in the highlighted area
can read the entire issue online HERE.
involved in the business end of the drag racing market,
such as an engine builder, chassis shop, speed shop, etc.,
and have never attended the annual PRI Show, you don't know
what you're missing. You can get a complete look at the
2014 show by visiting our Dragtime News On Location
more information about Performance Racing Industry,
Division 1 Chassis Certification Dates; Bracket Finals news
National Hot Rod Association has announced
a schedule of Division 1 chassis certification dates. Contact
each track directly for arranging for a certification.
February 28 & March 1 - Virginia Motorsports Park
7 - Atco Dragway
14 & 15 - Mason-Dixon Dragway
14 - Old Bridge Twp. Raceway Park
21 & 22 - New England Dragway
21 & 22 - US 13 Dragway
21 - Island Dragway
4 - Lebanon Valley Dragway
11 - Numidia Dragway
2 - South Mountain Raceway
16-17 - Luskville Dragway
NHRA Division 1 news, as many of the D1 racers are already
aware The Summit Racing Series ET Bracket Finals will be
at Atco Dragway in 2015. What you might not know is the
track operators have voted to do a rotation for ET Finals
location as follows: Lebanon Valley Dragway (2016) , Numidia
Dragway (2017), US 13 Dragway (2018) and Atco Dragway (2019).
The Summit JDRL Division Championships will return to Numidia
Dragway for 2015.
2015 Summit Pro Am Season Opener at Immokalee
first race of the 2015 International Hot Rod Association's
Summit Pro Am set a record for entries over the
weekend at Immokalee (Fla.) Regional Raceway. Competition
was fierce: Two complete races were contested and the final
rounds of eliminations produced no repeat winners.
Weekend winners included: Troy Williams
and Larry Flynn (Hot Rod), Leonard
Schrimscher and Leonard Mattinsly
(Stock), John Brannen
and John Labbous Jr.
(Quick Rod), John Taylor and David
O'Bryon (Top Sportsman), Steve Furr
and Wayne Bogle (Super Rod), Stanley
Albritton Jr. and Steve Dweck
(Top Dragster), Mark Nowicki
and Mike Pearson (Super
Stock), William Craft
and Julian Puya (Jr. Dragster
Beginner), Courtney Mee
and Brooke Debonis (Jr.
Dragster Advanced) and Camryn Fredrickson
and Samantha Hollingsworth
(Jr. Dragster Master). (continued)
Up Index Program Outline for 2015 NHRA Division 2 Southeast
the 2015 season, the NHRA Southeast Division
will continue to run a “Heads Up” Index class
at all of its Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events. In
an effort to maintain and grow the participation in the
Index class, the 2015 program will be combined into one
single eliminator category of an 11.00 second index.
There will not be a 10.00 or 12.00 eliminator category this
season. Now entering its 5th season on the NHRA Southeast
schedule, the purse has been restructured to show more parity
with the primary classes on the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
schedule. The purse will paid in round money, which starts
with racers eliminated in Round 3. The “Heads Up”
category now pays $1,000 to win and $400 for runner-up.
Entry fee for the class will be $125 for the car/driver.
The class will continue to be a part of the season points
championship program. Points will be earned by counting
a driver’s best 5 finishes from the presently scheduled
7 events in 2015. The winning driver will receive an NHRA
Division Championship Wally, a Division Champion’s
jacket, and a “Gold Card” for the 2016 Heads
rules and requirements remain the same as previous years,
and mirror those of the GENERAL REGULATIONS sections of
the 2015 NHRA rulebook with the following clarifications
specific to the NHRA Southeast “Heads Up” category:
Eligible Vehicles: Reserved for full-bodied
cars with full fenders, hoods, grille, top, windshield,
all other windows, and functional doors. No open-bodied
cars of any description are permitted. Tree Type:
The class will run on an 11.00 index with a .500 Pro Tree.
Ladder Type: Sportsman. Also, the same
car and/or driver combinations may compete in one other
eliminator (Super Street, Super Gas, Super Comp, Stock,
or Super Stock only) and Index class only.
more information, visit the NHRA Division 2 website at www.nhradiv2.com.
The Lens of Dave Milcarek: Atco Dragway Awards Banquet
at this cool montage that our friend Dave Milcarek
assembled from his night at the Atco Dragway Awards
Banquet! Thanks for sharing with us, Dave. To see
all of his excellent drag race photography, visit Dave
Milcarek Photography at www.DaveMilcarek.com.
Spotlight: ATI Performance Products
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
manufactures its own SFI cases for the Power Glide and TH400
and offers many different bell housings and options to fit
what you race. ATI 8" and 9" torque converters
are made from 100% new parts, no old cores here. ATI’s
Super Damper is the industry leading damper and is used
exclusively in NASCAR, NHRA Pro-Stock, and by every quality
engine builder in the world.
transmission department, you can find plenty of models to
choose from. Based on the weight & horsepower of your
combination, ATI can spec you a transmission and converter
combination to guide you to the winner’s circle no
matter what your combination is. Whether its aluminum drums,
Vasco shafts or trick trans brake valve bodies, ATI makes
the parts to put in anything from a basic foot brake Glide
for your bracket car, to an all-out Outlaw TH400 Lock Up
for your Pro-mod. ATI has the parts and the knowledge to
build you a reliable transmission to fit your specific needs.
They also supply a wide variety of torque converters; each
one specifically made to order. ATI offers everything from
light weight 8” units for NHRA Stock class racing
all the way up to 10.5” Outlaw Lock UP converters
for 3000+HP door cars. They even offer a line of StreetMaster
Converters for your hot rod or street car.
it comes to a harmonic balancer the ATI Super Damper has
the best design on the market, period! The design is simply
the best piece available and provides the most protection
you can get for your engine. After spending a significant
amount of your hard earned money on a new power plant, an
ATI Super Damper is the best insurance policy you could
purchase to protect that new investment. A damper plays
such an important role in both absorbing harmonics and preventing
torsional twist of the crank shaft. With the best technology
readily available, why would you want to risk your investment
on anything else? Plus, the ATI damper is completely rebuild-able
and every individual part is available separately and service
is easy. Only ATI offers a damper that will last the entire
life of your engine and then some.
more information, visit www.ATIRacing.com.
Spotlight: COMP Cams
more than 35 years, COMP Cams has prided
itself on serving as the preferred valve train partner of
racers, engine builders and enthusiasts the world over. Whether
the company is working with a professional race team or a
weekend mechanic, its commitment to building the highest-quality
components and providing unparalleled customer service is
Cams employs the aftermarket’s largest and most highly
trained engineering staff, and its technicians provide a
wealth of knowledge unrivaled in the performance aftermarket.
Combine the best people with the best resources available
in the fields of development, testing and manufacturing,
and you have the recipe that makes COMP Cams the absolute
leader in valve train technology.
Cams camshafts are the backbone of its lineup and drag racing
cams are available in both flat tappet and solid roller
configurations for applications ranging from sportsman to
Pro classes. Other valve train components by COMP include
valve springs that feature revolutionary design, including
Elite Drag Race and Dual Conical options, a variety of rocker
arms and durable pushrod selections, as well as lifters
designed for everything from street/strip to all-out, hardcore
more information about COMP Cams visit www.compcams.com
or call 1.800.999.0853.
Spotlight: Powermaster Performance
Performance Starters & Alternators, located in
West Chicago, IL 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! Powermaster is proud
to work with racers to develop starters and alternators that
suit specific needs. One example is their Ultra Torque High
Speed starter, designed for alcohol or magneto engines. The
Ultra Torque High Speed spins up to 25% faster with 200ft
lbs of torque for engines up to 15:1 compression.
more information visit powermastermotorsports.com.
Spotlight: Mark Williams Enterprises
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. During this time Williams began to manufacture
various components to compliment his chassis.
In the late 1970s, sensing a need in the marketplace,
Mark Williams came out with the industry’s first
guaranteed axle, the “Hi-Torque.” All “Hi-Torque”
and budget-minded “MasterLine” axles are individually
made to the customer’s requirements. Having the
shaft taper from the bearing seat to the spline is a key
factor in an axle’s ductility and overall reliability.
In a quest to build the lightest and strongest driveshafts,
MW developed the patented Accu-bonding process. This process
is used to manufacture aluminum and carbon fiber driveshafts.
Now, MW has the most comprehensive driveshaft testing
and manufacturing capabilities in the industry. MW also
developed a sophisticated computer-controlled torsional
testing device that can exert loads up to 15,000 foot
pounds torque in measured cycles.
Data accumulated from extensive testing has helped SFI
establish the specifications that are the cornerstone
of the 43.1 Specs program.
Recognizing the shortcomings of steel housings, MW developed
the first modular housing to accommodate
the popular 9” Ford components. The most important
feature of MW modular housings is that everything is CNC
machined to exacting tolerances, which makes for optimum
alignment of axles, bearings, gears, etc. for maximum
The company is also known for its premium grade disc brakes.
Kits feature a one-piece aluminum hub/brake hat. The innovative
Slot-Drive™ system, used to attach the rotor to
the hat or hub, reduces the weight of the rotor while
directing heat way from the hub bearings – eliminating
warpage. M-W rotors are double disc ground to ensure that
both sides are absolutely parallel.
more information about Mark Williams Enterprises,
Spotlight: Stroud Safety
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.
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.
in Oklahoma City, the 24,000 square foot facility includes
a 4,000 square foot show room. The production area is equipped
with a wide range of industrial sewing machines, state-of-the-art
digital cutting table, and fire bottle/suppression system
assembly area. Efficient production and inventory control
expedites the customer ordering experience with daily shipment
of products. Customers may order direct from the factory
or from U.S. and international dealers.
Stroud Safety at 405-632-2022 for information and tech support,
800-554-4648 for orders, and email@example.com.
More product information available at www.stroudsafety.com
Spotlight: Auto Meter Products
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. In addition to the more commonly known Auto
Meter High Performance division, they are also one of the
largest builders of battery and electrical system test equipment.
The company's products include the Dedenbear STSK
Throttle Stop, the Auto Meter Ultimate
DL tachometer, Auto
Meter Street & Race Dash and SPEK-Pro
STSK Throttle Stop - The Dedenbear STS System
combines the consistency of an electric stop with the
tunability of an air stop. The STS can open and close
the blades 8 separate times during a run, all at different
speeds and different angles. Starting line control is
also included for the ultimate in launch consistency.
Every adjustment can easily be accomplished right from
the driver's seat, including stop RPM.
Meter Ultimate DL tachometer - The
Ultimate DL includes a high accuracy, competition-grade
air core meter movement capable of achieving 0 to 10,000
RPM in 333 milliseconds. I t features new and improved
ARMS (automatic recording memory start) system for worry
free driver operation, a 4 stage shift light control,
advanced LED backlighting
for improved visibility, reduced electrical system draw,
and resistance to vibration and tire shake. Engine and
driveshaft RPM records at 100 samples per second with
up to 60 seconds of available memory. Driver can play
back data right on the tach itself, or easily download
it to award winning DataPro analysis software, the same
software found on professional STACK Motorsports data
acquisition systems. Onboard tri-axis accelerometer to
provide advanced data about vehicle acceleration and launch,
working intelligently with DataPro software to pin point
not only when, but where particular events occurred on
the track. Backed by contingency in NHRA, IHRA, NMCA,
and NMRA, a 1 year competition warranty, and Auto Meter's
customer service and race support team
Meter Street & Race Dash - Full Sweep, Stepper
Motor meter movement and includes user programmable warning
function, integrated programmable warning light and LCD
message display for temperatures, pressures, and battery
voltage, external plugs provided for shift and warning
light activation, and a robust professional wiring harness
pre-terminated with mil spec and MSS connectors for ease
of installation. Operates on most 1-16 cylinder engines
with 12V electronic ignitions. The Street & Race Dash
is water, dust/dirt, shock, and vibration proof! and is
fully sealed to IP67 standard. Multiple pre-programmed
display layers allow you to track different combinations
of vehicle parameters at the push of a button. Transflective
LCD Backlit display provides guaranteed visibility in
bright sunlight and complete darkness. Playback Recording
mode provides up to 2 hours (or 15 runs) of continual
dash sensor input data to be saved to memory for later
review and analysis.
features include plug & play wire harness for easy
installation, 7 color user-selectable background illumination,
adjustable illumination brightness settings for day and
night, independent dimming for dial and pointer, peak
recall, and 280-degree brushless stepper motor movement
with illuminated pointer. The patented lighting delivers
one of the largest viewable displays ever assembled on
a 2 1/16 inch gauge.
more information about the Auto Meter
family of products, visit www.autometer.com.
Design Dragtime News T-Shirts
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
quantities are extremely limited. Men's sizes are M, L,
XL, 2XL and 3XL; women's sizes are M, L and XL. More
info is on the T-Shirts page.
The Files Of Drag Racer Magazine: Troy Moyle in the Hart's
Texaco Flathead Ford
to Drag Racer Magazine for submitting
this great photo of Troy Moyle in the
wheelstanding Hart's Texaco flathead
Ford. I always like sharing what Drag
Racer sends in because the photography is first-rate.
Racer Magazine is available at better bookstores
and magazines stands or you
can subscribe HERE. (Drag
Racer Magazine photos: Doug Adama / James Drew / Lou Hart
/ Pete Ward)