Category: Industry News

A Very Brief History of Drag Racing – Newbie Edition

A Very Brief History of Drag Racing – Newbie Edition

Drag racing is a sport that you do not find in many countries other than the US. This type of racing originates in the United States in the late 1940s and involves two cars racing from a standing start over a length of 1/4 mile. When the sport first became popular participants were usually young […]

August 24, 2017 More
IMSA, VP Racing Fuels Commit To Long-Term Extension Of Partnership

IMSA, VP Racing Fuels Commit To Long-Term Extension Of Partnership

VP Racing Fuels To Continue As Official Fuel Provider, Proud Partner Of IMSA In Multi-Year Agreement DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 3, 2017) – VP Racing Fuels, Inc. has been fueling race cars in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship since its inception in 2014 and has fueled several other International Motor Sports Association (IMSA)-sanctioned series for […]

August 3, 2017 More
New WORX Hydroshot Cordless Power Cleaner

New WORX Hydroshot Cordless Power Cleaner

Pumps Fresh Water from Hose, Bucket, Pool or Lake Charlotte, NC ─ The new WORX® Hydroshot Portable Power Cleaner is the first-of-its- kind, cordless, powered water nozzle that either connects to a garden hose or can draw fresh water from remote sources, such as a bucket, pool or lake, with its auxiliary hose. Multiple spray […]

June 29, 2017 More
Professional Heavy-Duty Valve Spring Compressor, p/n 66764

Professional Heavy-Duty Valve Spring Compressor, p/n 66764

PROFORM’s New Professional Heavy-Duty Valve Spring Compressor should be called the Reinforcer. Featuring extra reinforced gussets, dual pins on the adjustable arm, and a reinforced compression-hold handle. See the press-release and digital assets for more information. Close-up images are included. This product is in-stock and shipping.

June 29, 2017 More
BORLA® RELEASES PRO INSTALLER CATALOG

BORLA® RELEASES PRO INSTALLER CATALOG

New catalog designed for professional installers BORLA Performance Industries has released its 2017 Pro Installer Catalog. It is designed for the professional installer and includes an extensive range of BORLA products, including mufflers, resonators, bends, elbows, brackets, hangers, clamps, straight tubing and tips. “We understand the professional installer needs to quickly find the exhaust system […]

June 22, 2017 More
Holley/MSD Releases Large Assortment of Mr. Gasket Hand Tools & Shop Supplies

Holley/MSD Releases Large Assortment of Mr. Gasket Hand Tools & Shop Supplies

Holley/MSD is pleased to announce the release of a huge assortment of valuable shop tools – 7-Piece Wrench Sets, Anti-Seize, Engine Storage Bags, Digital Calipers, Magnetic Parts Trays, and Utility Jugs. Mr. Gasket 7-Piece Wrench Sets make it easy to assemble hose ends and maintain any race car or high-performance vehicle. Made of 6061-T6 billet […]

June 21, 2017 More
Wax On, Wax Off: The tips even Mr. Miyagi didn’t know

Wax On, Wax Off: The tips even Mr. Miyagi didn’t know

Learn how to wax your car fast without paying a detailer top dollar TORONTO, Ont. — There’s great wisdom in waxing your car. It is one of the best ways to make the finish of the exterior last as long as what’s under the hood. Day in and day out, your car gets a beating […]

June 21, 2017 More
Mickey Thompson Expands Pro Bracket Radial Line

Mickey Thompson Expands Pro Bracket Radial Line

Stow, Ohio – June 21, 2017 – Mickey Thompson has expanded the popular Pro Bracket Radial product line to include two new sizes – 31.0/13.5R15 (Part #3373R) and 32.0/14.0R15 (Part #3374R). “The new Pro Bracket Radial sizes have been designed for higher horsepower vehicles with modified chassis that use a larger tire,” said Ken Warner, […]

June 21, 2017 More
Who’s In This Issue – June 2017

Who’s In This Issue – June 2017

THE RIDES COVER CAR – Flight Plan – Clear the runway. Kerry McPherson’s Pro Street Nova is ready for takeoff! The Blue Beast – Casey Hord’s Z06 is fast and 100% street machine! Seek and Find – Searching out a Gen 2 Camaro for an LS swap…Mission Accomplished! THE EXCLUSIVES Don’t Knock it ‘Til You […]

May 23, 2017 More
Weiand Releases Old-School Finned Oil Pans For Chevys and Fords

Weiand Releases Old-School Finned Oil Pans For Chevys and Fords

Holley/MSD is pleased to announce the release of classic finned oil pans from Weiand, one of the truly iconic names in hot rodding history. Available in two distinct finishes – polished and black-powdercoated – these cast aluminum pans are offered for popular Chevy and Ford applications. The fins give the pan that classic retro look […]

May 19, 2017 More
Tuff Stuff Factory Cast Plus+ Alternators Now Available at Summit Racing

Tuff Stuff Factory Cast Plus+ Alternators Now Available at Summit Racing

If you want a high-output alternator that won’t corrode five minutes after you install it, check out Tuff Stuff’s Factory Cast Plus+ alternators. The alternators have an as-cast finish that looks like OEM. Better yet, Tuff Stuff’s exclusive transparent polymer coating means corrosion, grease, and dirt are things of the past—just wipe the alternator with […]

April 21, 2017 More
BONACQUISTO NAMED DIRECTOR OF MARKETING FOR VP RACING FUELS

BONACQUISTO NAMED DIRECTOR OF MARKETING FOR VP RACING FUELS

Chris Wall To Take Reins Of VP’s Retail Branding Program SAN ANTONIO, TX (April 21, 2017) VP Racing Fuels® today announced the appointment of Donato Bonacquisto as Director of Marketing. In that position, Bonacquisto will be responsible for advertising, sponsorships, event management and public relations in support of all VP business divisions including Race Fuel, […]

April 21, 2017 More
Holley/MSD Releases Powerful, Affordable Mallory HyFire Ignition

Holley/MSD Releases Powerful, Affordable Mallory HyFire Ignition

Holley/MSD is pleased to announce the release of the HyFire Ignition from Mallory, one of the iconic names in racing ignition history that’s back now and better than ever. HyFire is a modern capacitive-discharge ignition that delivers powerful electronics in a vintage-style case that’s right at home in any classic hot rod engine compartment. Below […]

April 21, 2017 More
Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels adds new size to ET Street R Bias line

Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels adds new size to ET Street R Bias line

Stow, Ohio –Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels has expanded its line of ET Street R Bias tires for drag racing applications with the addition of 28×11.59-17. “This new size of the popular ET Street R Bias comes as this line is in high demand within the racing community,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing […]

April 21, 2017 More
Dynatech Chrome Drag Race Headers for Big Block Chevy Now Available at Summit Racing

Dynatech Chrome Drag Race Headers for Big Block Chevy Now Available at Summit Racing

It’s hard to resist the come-hither sparkle of chrome plating—especially when it’s wrapped around some horsepower. That’s why Dynatech’s Chrome Drag Race Headers will appeal to even the most hardcore track hero. Dynatech headers are made from 16 gauge steel and have 3/8 inch thick, CNC laser-machined flanges with raised ports for improved flow. Their […]

April 6, 2017 More
Mickey Thompson Expands Sidebiter ® II Wheel Line

Mickey Thompson Expands Sidebiter ® II Wheel Line

STOW, OH – Mickey Thompson has expanded its popular SideBiter® II wheel line with the addition of 10 new 20- to 22-inch sizes for today’s light trucks. “The SideBiter II wheel is a heavy-duty performer,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Mickey Thompson. “The new 20- and 22-inch sizes have been specially designed […]

April 6, 2017 More
New Product: XL Bowtie Air Cleaner Center Nuts

New Product: XL Bowtie Air Cleaner Center Nuts

Give any air cleaner that uses a center nut an exciting new look with a prominent extra-large Bowtie air cleaner nut. This aluminum Bowtie emblem center nut is a quick and easy upgrade that’ll give your air cleaner a distinctive eye-catching look. These products are in-stock and shipping.

April 5, 2017 More
Keep Your Cool at the Track with an AFCO Drag Race Radiator from Summit Racing

Keep Your Cool at the Track with an AFCO Drag Race Radiator from Summit Racing

When it’s a hundred million degrees outside, your temperature gauge is pegged, and you’re blurping coolant all over the starting line, things are not going to end well. Before that happens to you, check out your race car’s cooling system. If your radiator seems suspect, replace it with an AFCO Drag Racing Radiator. AFCO’s lightweight […]

April 4, 2017 More
Holley EFI Training Now Available at EFI University in Lake Havasu, AZ

Holley EFI Training Now Available at EFI University in Lake Havasu, AZ

Racers, engine builders, tuning shops, and performance enthusiasts don’t have to travel to Holley headquarters in Bowling Green, Ky., to learn the intricacies of Holley electronic fuel injection. Now, those on the West Coast have a much closer option – EFI University in Lake Havasu, Ariz., where they can receive the same software training offered […]

April 4, 2017 More
VP RACING FUELS LAUNCHES QUICK LUBE PROGRAM VP FASTLUBE™ Facilities to Complement VP Retail Branding Program

VP RACING FUELS LAUNCHES QUICK LUBE PROGRAM VP FASTLUBE™ Facilities to Complement VP Retail Branding Program

SAN ANTONIO, TX (April 4, 2017) VP Racing Fuels today introduced VP FASTLUBE™, a quick lube concept that will complement VP’s fast-growing retail branding program for gas stations and convenience stores. While stand-alone facilities are the primary focus of VP’s FASTLUBE program, others will be incorporated in VP-branded stations. In a related development, VP recently […]

April 4, 2017 More