Carburetor Tuning Tips from AED Competition
note: I was on the website of our friends at AED
Competition, makers of competition carburetors,
and saw this informative tuning tutorial that I thought
would be helpful to share with you here. Although it naturally
applies best to tuning an AED Competition carburetor, some
of the principles will apply universally.
short reference guide is intended to explain in plain
English the correct method to set-up your new AED carburetor.
It will cover all of the basic adjustments that you
may run into in a step-by-step guide to ensure both
your car and your new AED Carburetor will perform to
their best potential.
Diagram of Part Names & Location
sure to use a new carburetor-to-manifold gasket
Be sure all fuel supply lines are secure and free
sure you are using fresh fuel that is free of trash/debris
pressure should be set @ 6 to 7 psi. Max (gas models)
Tracks Atmore and Mobile Join NHRA
dragstrips Atmore Dragway, one of the most modern
eighth-mile racing facilities in the South, and sister facility
Mobile Dragway have joined the NHRA Member
Track Network. Equidistant to Mobile,
Ala., and Pensacola, Fla., Atmore Dragway opened in the
1960s and becomes a member of NHRA’s Southeast Division.
2012, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians reached an agreement
with new track operator Gary Moore to begin a $1.5 million
dollar renovation of the facility that included a completely
new concrete racing surface and asphalt shutdown, new
scoreboards, new grandstands, new food stands, new return
roads, and new lightning. The track reopened in 2013 and
joins the NHRA Member Network for the 2015 season. As
an NHRA Member Track, Atmore Dragway is eligible to offer
drag racers a variety of NHRA 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.
“The Poarch Band of Creek Indians
and Gary Moore have teamed up to rebuild an iconic NHRA
dragstrip and bring it into the modern era,” said
Rich Schaefer, director of NHRA’s Southeast Division.
“NHRA racers in the Mobile and Pensacola areas have
a fantastic facility with an experienced track operator
at the helm. The variety of pre- and post-event entertainment
options next to the track, along with great hotel choices,
truly makes this a destination for racers and fans alike."
have had a great opportunity to bring Atmore Dragway and
Mobile Dragway back to the NHRA member program,”
said Moore, track operator. “Our racers will once
again have the opportunity to win a coveted Wally trophy
and race their way to becoming a Summit Racing Series
Atmore Dragway is housed next to the Wind
Creek Casino and Hotel Resort, which features a variety
of entertainment options for adults and families. With
arcades, bowling alleys, a Jerry Pate designed golf course,
multiple dining choices, and big name music entertainment,
a trip to Atmore Dragway brings NHRA members and their
families a complete weekend of fun. Mobile Dragway, Atmore’s
sister facility, is an eighth-mile dragstrip located in
Irvington, Ala., a suburb of Mobile.
Richard & Son Announces New Asleep at the Tree Award in
NHRA Division 1
bring awareness to their new line of mattresses and bedding
accessories, PC Richard & Son along
with NHRA Northeast Division have announced the new PCRichard.com
Asleep at the Tree Award for all NHRA Northeast
Division Events for 2015. The events are Lucas Oil Drag
Racing Series Events, PCRichard.com Open Series Events,
Summit Racing Series ET Finals and Summit Jr. Drag Racing
League Division Championships. Any and all categories contested
at these events will be eligible for the award.
unique program will provide a $100 PC Richard & Son
Gift Card to the worst winning reaction time for each
event. The rules are simple: the winner must have had
a race against an actual opponent; broke byes, competition
singles, bye runs and obvious shenanigans do not count.
In case of a tie, the first racer to record the win will
be eligible for the award. There will be one winner per
the individual event winners are determined, those 13
racers will be judged to see who had the overall worst
winning reaction time for the entire NHRA Northeast Division
Season. That racer will then receive the grand prize --
a $2,000 credit toward a mattress or bedding-accessories
purchase of their choice through PC Richard & Son.
National Dragster Top Performer Program for 2015
NHRA bracket racers, this is for you: in a new
program for 2015, National Dragster will
recognize outstanding bracket racers from NHRA member tracks
with its monthly Top Performer award. All
winners will be featured in National Dragster, and Top Performer
decals will be sent to them for display on their car, trailer,
The Top Performer award will be presented
to racers who have excelled in recent competition such
as by putting together a strong string of races, having
a single outstanding day of competition, or even making
a great single run, such as with a perfect package. To
nominate someone else or yourself for the Top Performer
award, email racer information and the reason for consideration
to nd@NHRA.com. Include a photo to go
with the story if your nominee is selected.
11.50 Index Class To Debut At IHRA Nitro Jam Southern Nationals
International Hot Rod Association will debut a new
class – No Throttle-Stop 11.50 -- at
the April 17-18 Nitro Jam Southern Nationals in Bradenton,
Florida. The class will allow “no-box” racers
to compete in a heads-up index format at select Nitro Jam
event weekends. In addition to the April 17-18 Bradenton event,
NTS 11.50 also will be contested at Nitro Jam events at Maryland
International Raceway (June 19-20) and US 131 Motorsports
Park (August 7-8).
class is a way to introduce heads-up racing to a large number
of No Box competitors who want to try old-school index racing
without major changes to their vehicles,” said Skooter
Peaco, IHRA’s Vice President of Race Operations. “We
will be testing the viability of the class in these distinct
regions on the IHRA’s Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series.
We look forward to seeing how this class develops throughout
11.50 prohibits delay boxes and throttle stops, while mechanical
fixed or “restrictor plate” style methods of
slowing the car will be allowed. To help grow the class,
IHRA memberships will not be required for the first year.
Winners in the NTS 11.50 class will be awarded a coveted
IHRA Ironman trophy and $1,000. The runner-up will receive
$500. During this trial run, the NTS 11.50 class will not
award points and racers who enter this class will not be
allowed to compete in other Summit Racing Pro-Am Tour classes.
more information and a complete set of rules for the NTS
11.50 class, CLICK
HERE to view the IHRA Supplemental Rulebook
beginning on page 27.
IHRA Summit Super Series Bracket Racing at PBIR, March 21st,
in Palm Beach International Raceway's Summit Super
Series E.T. Bracket Racing program started time runs
for Race #7 on March 21st making impressive passes. However,
as eliminations began the race was plagued by an unusual rain
storm which positioned itself directly over the drag strip.
The heavy down pour halted the racing action for an hour,
along with another two hours of track prep before it got back
underway. An additional time run was given to all racers due
to the newly prepped track. Once race 7 was completed, race
8 began with no more stops for weather. Racing concluded at
1:20 am on Sunday morning.
Owens (pictured) of Malabar, Fla. started the day
off as the No. 1 qualifier with a pass of 5.975 ET. Owens
continued through eliminations running within .01 seconds
of that qualifying run each pass. In the final, Owens faced
off against David Bledsoe of Pembroke Pines, Fla. Bledsoe
in his '06 Mullis dragster red lighted at the start giving
Owens the victory. Owens dialed in a 5.97, running a 5.966
ET at 114.23 mph in his final pass.
In race 8 it was Bruce Liberman of West
Palm Beach, Fla. that made an impressive move in the points
standings during this race. After race 7 Liberman found
himself in the 13th position, 112 points out of the lead,
which all changed when he took his Spitzer dragster to victory.
After finishing runner up in race 7, David Bledsoe found
himself in the final again facing Liberman for the win.
Bledsoe dialed in a 4.75 hitting it right on the mark with
a pass of 4.750 ET at 144.94 mph. Liberman dialing in at
4.95 missed his mark by .001 as he ran a 4.951 ET at 139.52
mph. Overall, it was Liberman taking victory from his .010
RT to Bledsoe's .015 RT. By taking victory, Liberman moved
up to 3rd place in the points.
Eliminator (No Box)
In No Box, Doug Parlamento (pictured) of
Lake Worth, Fla. qualified first and never looked back.
Knocking out Sonny Freelan, the 2015 points leader, in round
3 Parlamento marched his way into the finals. John Taylor
of Ft. Pierce, Fla. faced off against Parlamento for the
final. In the end it was Parlamento with a dial in of 7.10
seconds running a 7.11, 97.97 mph to take victory over Taylor.
In race 8 of No Box it was Jeremy Jarosz of Boca Raton,
Fla. who qualified first. Jarosz was knocked out in round
4 by Ethan Doty of Margate, Fla.. Doty continued on to the
final to face the 2015 points leader Sonny Freeland
from Hollywood, Fla. In the final it was Freeland dialed
in at 6.12 seconds to run a 6.177, 102.14 mph to defeat
Doty dialed in at 9.67 seconds, running 9.770, 75.62 mph.
The victory has now extended Freeland's points lead to 93.
winners were Jennifer Craft (Jr. Dragster,
Race #7), Amanda Foley (Jr. Dragster, Race
#8), Rodney Pimetal (Street Bike, Race
#7) and Tom Ivy (Street Bike, Race #8).
Night Street Racing at Beaver Springs Dragway
Friday Night Street Racing series at Beaver
Springs Dragway runs from April through October,
showcasing street performance enthusiasts and more, with six
classes of competition. Racing is conducted on a .500 Pro
tree. Eliminations use a handicapped start by dial-in, with
breakout rules in effect. Winners and Runners-Ups each receive
Top Street: Eight low ET street legal cars
from time trials. Modified Street: for
domestic and import cars and trucks that are modified with
either headers, power adders, tin work etc. True
Street: unmodified domestic and import street cars
and true bone-stock trucks. Unmodified drive line with factory
headers, no additional power adders, no slicks. DOT tires.
Bike: real street-legal bikes on a DOT
tire. Extended swing arm is limited to 6 inches. No slick,
power adders or wheelie bar. Outlaw Street:
for any vehicle that isn’t licensed or inspected or
is running open headers. Real race cars are legal. Bikes
with extended swing arms over 6” will compete in Outlaw.
1/8 mile ATV: all ATVs are legal. No restriction
on modifications. In all classes except Outlaw and ATV,
all vehicles must be licensed, inspected and run through
the mufflers with working head lights and tail lights.
open at 5:00 p.m. with open time shots between 5:30 and
7:30. Top Street qualifying starts at 7:30. Eliminations
kick off at 9 p.m. Racer entry $25.
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Drags’ Perfect Pass Fund for ET Bracket Points Racers
Drags and longtime supporter Precision Crankworks
have just announced that they will sponsor a Perfect
Pass fund starting with the 2015 race season and
continuing until it has been claimed.
must be registered points racers at the track. They must
compete in a non-trophy class (Super Pro, Pro, Bike/Sled,
Street Money or Junior Dragster) and the Perfect Pass must
be won during a points race competition elimination round.
each points race, the Perfect Pass fund will grow by $20
($40 for Double Points races) and will continue to grow
until it is claimed by one lucky racer. Skyview Drags thanks
Don & Kathy Kiekel for offering such a great opportunity
for our racers.
Dragway Joins IHRA Family of Tracks
27, 2015 (Norwalk, OH) -- IRG Sports + Entertainment™
and the International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA)
have announced U.S. 13 Dragway, located
in Delmar, Delaware, has signed a sanctioning agreement
to join the IHRA as a member track.
in 1963, U.S. 13 Dragway is one of the country’s
longest-running tracks. U.S. 13 Dragway was constructed
by the Cathell family, sole owner-operators of the facility
throughout its 52-year history. U.S. 13 Dragway currently
is managed by the founders’ son, Charles Cathell.
The historic quarter-mile drag strip near the Delaware-Maryland
border is part of a 155-acre motorsports complex that
also is home to a dirt oval track and go-kart racing facility.
are pleased to welcome the Cathells and the revered U.S.
13 Dragway to our growing IHRA family,” said IHRA
President Scott Gardner. “U.S. 13 Dragway is one
of the most respected tracks in the country and we are
impressed by their efforts to maintain a friendly atmosphere
toward racers and fans alike.”
decided to join IHRA because we perceive it as being easier
to work with new customers – racers – coming
in,” said Cathell. “My parents built the track
in 1963 and since its inception there have been growing
pains. But we do not own another business. Our only income
comes from the drag strip, speedway and go-kart facility.
This is not a hobby for us. The family, staff racers and
fans are excited for this new partnership with the IHRA.”
the track was born during drag racing’s golden age,
Cathell says its biggest moment in its 52-year history
was the U.S. 13 Dragway 50th anniversary celebration.
was a real tribute to my parents,” said Cathell.
“It was the largest crowd we’ve ever had.
This family-owned-and-operated business is proud to acknowledge
that over the 52 years we have witnessed more than three
generations of fans and racers coming out to support the
facility.” For more information on U.S. 13 Dragway,
please visit www.delawareracing.com.
Milcarek's Photo Flashback: Don Prudhomme, 1974
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
(photo by Dave Milcarek)
The Dial: March 2015
Montgomery Raceway Park:
Friday-Saturday, 13th-14th: Southern Outlaw Tour season
opener; Sunday 22nd: Edmund Hall season opener; Friday-Saturday,
28th-29th: Super 7 Series
Raceway: Saturday, 7th: American DRAGCAR;
Saturday 21st: Arizona Drag Racing Association.
Auto Plus Raceway:
Friday-Sunday, 6th-8th: Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series;
Thursday-Sunday, 12th-15th: NHRA Gatornationals. Palm
Beach International Raceway: Friday-saturday,
6th-7th: Pro Mod Showdown in the Swamp; Sunday 22nd: Outlaw
Sunday; Saturday, 28th: Super Chevy Show.
Cordova International Raceway:
closed for the winter.
closed for the winter. Mt.
Park Dragway: closed for the winter.
Milan Dragway: closed
for the winter.
Friday-Saturday, 13th-14th: Atomic Blast 4; Saturday-Sunday,
21st-22nd: King of the Coast bracket series.
New England Dragway:
closed for the winter.
Old Bridge Township Raceway Park: Sunday
8th: Street Wars 1. EVO vs. WRX-STI; Friday, 27th: Ratchet
Friday (street muffled only).
closed for the winter. Lebanon
Valley Dragway: closed for the winter.
closed for the winter.
Saturday, 21st: Classic Gear Jammers; Sunday 29th: Blueridge
Drag Series. Rockingham
Dragway: Saturday-Sunday, 7th-8th: Carolina
Coalition Series. Sunday 15th: True Outlaw Street Drags
Maple Grove Raceway:
closed for the winter. Numidia
Dragway: Opening day April 3. South
Mountain: closed for the winter.
closed for the winter.
call. Greer Dragway:
closed for the winter.
Memphis International Raceway:
Thursday-Sunday, 26th-29th: Outlaw Street Car Reunion
Little River Dragway:
Saturday-Sunday, 14th-15th: Stanley and Tommy Memorial
Race; Saturday, 21st: Little River Nostalgia Nationals;
Saturday 28th: Rumble at the River.
Elk Creek Dragway:
closed for the winter.
Great Lakes Dragaway:
Opening day March 28..
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Dragtime News Featured Photo: Lenny Bucher at Englishtown,
first two points days of the 2015 season at Old
Bridge Township Raceway Park have been scrapped
due to the continued frigid conditions in the Northeast,
so we'll just have to look back to the opening day of
2014. Here's the winner in Super Pro on that day, Lenny
Bucher as he waited under the tower for the next
round of competition. (photo
by Bob Beucler)
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Island Drag Racing
Racer Appreciation Test Session at Maryland Int'l Raceway
International Raceway will be inviting its Speed
Unlimited E.T. Series racers to a free “Racer Appreciation
Test Session” on Saturday, April 4, 2015
for Top E.T., Mod E.T., Motorcycle, and Junior Dragster
racers. Gates will open at 10:00 am. Racers will be able
to come in early and park for the day and get their pre-season
tech completed. There will also be a free test session from
11:00 am – 2:00 pm for Top E.T., Mod E.T., Motorcycle,
and Junior Dragster racers that purchase a tech card for
the E.T. race on April 4th.
Jason Miller, MDIR Vice President &
General Manager stated, “We know that the Speed
Unlimited E.T. Series at MDIR is one of the toughest bracket
racing programs in the country. Many of our racers freshen
up and tweak their combos every year, and we wanted to
provide them with a free test session at no charge to
make sure their cars and bikes are running at 100% before
official time runs start at 2:00 pm. We have received
so much positive feedback from our E.T. racers on our
new guaranteed purses for 2015 that we wanted to take
it one step further by adding a “Racer Appreciation
Test Session” too. Thank you to all of our E.T.
racers for your support, and let's make the 2015 season
the best one yet.”
For more info, visit www.RaceMDIR.com.
Adds Khalid Al Balooshi To Pro Mod Team As Second Driver
Turbo and Engine will be adding a second car to
its NHRA Pro Mod team for the 2015 season. In addition to
the twin turbocharged 2014 Camaro driven by Don
Walsh Jr., PTE will also field a 1968 Camaro which
will be driven by Khalid Al Balooshi.
Although many may recognize his name from
his time behind the wheel of the Al-Anabi Racing team’s
Top Fuel dragster, Al Balooshi has also had an extremely
successful Pro Mod career and is very excited about getting
back in a Pro Mod. His numerous accolades include being
named the 2011 NHRA Pro Mod champion, and having won the
Arabian Drag Racing League (ADRL) Pro Mod championship
three years in a row. Since 2001, Al Balooshi has racked
up more than 150 career wins in Top Fuel, Pro Mod, Outlaw,
and Super Street classes combined.
Balooshi’s new ride – the’68 Camaro
doorslammer owned by Harry Hruska, President of Precision
Turbo and Engine – had been previously campaigned
by both Walsh and Brad Personett. It
features a set of Precision Turbo and Engine NHRA-legal
88mm GEN2 Pro Mod CEA® turbochargers as well as AFIS
spark plug wires, PurePower! oil filter, and Brisk Racing
Text Message System for Numidia Dragway
Dragway has announced a new text message system
for the 2015 season. To sign-up for the new service, text
"drag" to 71441. Numidia Dragway management states,
“We are creating a new list. If a racer has signed-up
with us in the past, they will need to sign-up again to
In other Numidia Dragway news, the track
is gearing up for its Opening Day of the 2015
season on Friday, April 3rd with the Street Legal Drags.
Gates open At 5:00 pm, time trials at 6:00 pm and eliminations
at 8:00 pm. Then on Saturday, April 11th, Numidia
will host a chassis certification day. Call 570-226-2237
to reserve your spot.
for more information.
News: A Video Tour of S&W Race Cars
friends at S&W Race cars have this nicely-produced
and informative video that we'd like to share with you here.
If you're a current or even future customer of S&W, you
might like to learn about some of the company's goals and
objectives when it comes to how they do what they do. Featured
in the video are discussions from S&W's Director of Marketing
Jill Fazekas, Vice-President Michael
Weney, and the company's late President, Scott
more information about S&W Race Cars,
visit their website at www.swracecars.com.
Lang Wins Pro Mod Showdown in the Swamp at PBIR
Beach International Raceway held its Pro
Mod Showdown In The Swamp on March 7-8. As qualifying
concluded it was "Fast" Frank Cersosimo
on top (pictured below), running an impressive 3.944 ET at
190.14 mph. The second spot went to Kenny Lang
(pictured bottom) in the Summit Racing '69 Camaro behind by
only 0.029 seconds. When the race began on Sunday it was these
two drivers that continued on through the elimination rounds
running consistent ET's with each pass.
faced off against Khalid Albalooshi, former Top Fuel Dragster
pilot and Pro Mod Champion, in the semi-finals. The staging
bulbs were lit, green light came on and off they went. At
the top end it was Cersosimo with the win light running
a 3.982 ET at 189.79 mph. After facing one former champion,
"Fast" Frank found himself up against another
in the final. Kenny Lang, who had been improving on his
car setup with each pass, was now ready to go up against
the No. 1 qualifier for the final.
'02 Killer Instinct Viper of Cersosimo approached the tree
in the LKQ lane while the '69 Camaro of Lang staged in the
Gordon & Donor lane. The tree was lit but there was
a red light. Cersosimo jumped the gun ultimately finishing
runner-up to Lang who ran a 4.061 ET at 188.73 mph.
News: Auto Meter Expands GPS Speedometer Line
Meter continues to expand their selection of speedometers
equipped with their award winning integrated GPS technology.
After the incredible successful launch of fully integrated
GPS into the legendary Sport Comp, Ultra Lite, Phantom and
Street Rod lines, this exciting tech is now available in
the Carbon Fiber, Traditional Chrome and Z Series. These
highly advanced GPS Speedometers require no interface with
your vehicle aside from power and ground. Their ultra fast,
omnidirectional micro antenna is included for true plug
and play functionality and never requires calibration. Even
changes in gear ratio or tire and wheel size has no effect
on these units’ pinpoint accuracy. Configurable Rally
Nav display shows odometer, trip odometer, time/date, GPS
coordinates, heading info, compass, and peak speed recall.
Quite simply, the easiest, most accurate speedometers available.
For more information on Auto Meter's full line of GPS Speedometers
along with all of their products, visit the company's website
2015 NHRA Rulebook Available for Download; Division 1 Office
NHRA RACERS, make sure you stay current with the
rules for 2015. The 2015 NHRA Rulebook is available for download
as a .pdf. and is available by clicking HERE.
NHRA news, the Northeast Divison (Division 1) office has
relocated to Lancaster, PA. The new address and phone numbers
2420 Gehman Lane, Suite 200
Lancaster, PA 17602
Auto Salvage Presents "The King/Queen of the Dot-90"
Auto Salvage has announced the return of their
King/Queen of the Dot-90 program. This
program will reward $100 to the first run 8.900, 9.900,
or 10.900 in Super Comp, Super Gas or Super Street respectively
on a winning run at all Northeast Division Lucas Oil Drag
Racing Series Events in 2015. If a dead-on run is not made
at an event, the money for that category will carry over
to the next event.
end of the season, the various winners of this award will
be invited to participate in a winner-take-all $500 “Dead-On
Zero Tournament” at the first Lucas Oil Drag Racing
Series event in 2016. During the first scheduled time run
session, each contestant winning the award in 2015 will
have a chance to run 10.900, 9.900, 8.900 on their respective
class index (8.90, 9.90, 10.90). If no one runs dead-on
with a zero on the class index, then the tournament will
carry over to the scheduled second session. During the second
session, the racer running closest to the dial without break-out
for their respective class will win the contest. If a tie
remains, the best overall package will be declared the winner
(for example, a SST racer runs 10.901 and a SG racer runs
9.901, the tie will be broken with the best reaction time
(red-lights not included, unless all affected drivers red
Will Make Great Lakes Dragway Greater
Lakes Dragway (GLD) in Union Grove, WI is counting
down to its opening day on March 28, 2015, and when the track’s
racers arrive they’ll see the many upgrades that have
been completed or started during the off-season. Among the
improvements are an updated tower with new stairs, a new entrance
sign, a concrete safety wall at the top end, repairs to the
track surface at the starting line, a new Emergency Response
Vehicle that was purchased by the support of GLD’s race
fans who purchased season passes, and a remodeled top-end
safety tower that will have new stairs, a new roof, new windows
and a beacon light to alert track crew when there is a breakdown
or a safety concern in the shutdown area.
out the track’s 2015 schedule here, and
when you go to race at GLD make sure to thank Randy and
Claire for the upgrades they’ve done to the track
for their racers
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.
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
Data accumulated from extensive testing has helped SFI establish
the specifications that are the cornerstone of the 43.1
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 efficiency.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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)