Matt Hartford and his Total Seal / CIP1 Pro Stock team are excited for the return of all three races for a busy and action-packed Western Swing. “The last time we raced in Denver was 2019, and we narrowly lost to Anderson in the finals,” stated Hartford. “We feel that we have a great chance to close the deal this time around as we love racing on the mountain. The Bandimere facility and family are a class act.”
After Denver, the show moves to Sonoma wine country and back to sea level. Pro Stockers love the nighttime air in Sonoma. The Total Seal Camaro will transform into the Rottler Pro Stock Camaro. Rottler Manufacturing will take over as Primary Sponsor on Matt Hartford’s NHRA Pro Stocker for the Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals and the Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals.
“Rottler and Total Seal Piston Rings are such a great fit together. We discuss honing with customers daily and Rottler is certainly at the top of our list for achieving the best bore geometry and surface finish,” stated Hartford. “We also have been utilizing Rottler Honing Equipment for well over a decade at Total Seal. The ease of use, accuracy of machining, and technical support is second to none. It is an honor to have Rottler as the Primary sponsor for the two west coast races.”
On Wednesday, July 27th, between Sonoma and Seattle, the team will have the transporter and racecar on display at Rottler’s headquarters in Kent, WA for an Open House. From 10AM – 2PM, customers and fans will get a behind the scenes look at a Pro Stock operation as well as the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility of Rottler.
“We are proud to be part of the action with Matt and the Total Seal team both on the track and off the track.” stated David Bianchi, VP of Sales and Marketing. “Total Seal manufactures the finest piston rings in the world, and we are thrilled to be partners with them. The entire team at Rottler is excited about the races and thankful for the opportunity!”
At 1PM on Friday, July 29th, and 10AM on Saturday July 30th, racers and fans are invited to join our TRACKSIDE TECH TALK in Matt Hartford’s Pro Stock pits. This is a free seminar to all. Lake Speed Jr. of Total Seal and Ed Kiebler from Rottler will discuss the ever-changing landscape of piston ring technology, honing technology, and a vast array of topics on cylinder sealing efficiency. Attendees will be able to listen to the seminar while watching a Pro Stock team get ready for qualifying.
Rounding out the extracurricular activities for the weekend is the addition of two United States Veterans to our team on Friday. They were selected through a local Veterans social media challenge. We are honored to have these veterans join our team and get a close-up view of a Pro Stock operation.
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