Industry-Leading Performance Diesel Inc. Inks Premier Partnership with CTECH World Doorslammer Nationals presented by JEGS
The Saint George, Utah-based company has joined the family of sponsors for this weekend’s CTECH World Doorslammer Nationals presented by JEGS at Orlando Speed World Dragway. Sensing the excitement brewing around the second annual race, which awards $75,000 to Pro Stock and $50,000 to Pro Mod, Performance Diesel Inc. (PDI) was eager to latch onto the major event as a premier partner.
“We’re excited to be involved with an event of this scale — with this kind of buzz,” said Jerad Wittwer, owner of Performance Diesel Inc. “Our background, our passion, our expertise is in diesel performance — that’s our deal, but we’re passionate about automotive performance and racing as a whole, and we’re invested in this industry, and want to do our part to see it grow.
ORLANDO – With the biggest doorslammer race of the year taking place close to their Clearwater, Fla. headquarters, Applied Race Technology figured it made perfect sense to sponsor this weekend’s CTECH World Doorslammer Nationals presented by JEGS at Orlando Speed World Technology.
Race officials announced the partnership today, adding Applied Race Technology (A.R.T), considered one of the sport’s top names for quality components and award-winning service, to the growing list of sponsors for the second annual race. The company is also serving as a sponsor for Pro Stock’s Erica Enders during the race, and their logo will be on the car of the back-to-back and four-time world champion.
“Orlando is almost in our backyard and it’s a big event, there’s no doubt about it,” A.R.T owner Brian Carithers said. “To have all these doorslammers in Pro Stock and Pro Mod there, and then you add in all the sportsman cars, we’re all pretty excited for this. Everyone at the shop is excited and knowing how racer and fan-oriented this event is, we can’t wait to check it out.
“Plus, we’re thrilled to do anything with Pro Stock and to get to work with Erica, that makes it even better.”
Mac-Fab Performance Beadlocks Signs on as Lyle Barnett’s Pro Mod Primary Sponsor for World Doorslammer Nationals, Gatornationals
ORLANDO – Mac-Fab Performance Beadlocks, a drag racing wheel beadlock conversion specialist, has signed on as the primary sponsor for Lyle Barnett as he makes his quarter-mile Pro Mod debut in the ProCharger-boosted Modern Racing/Elite Motorsports ’17 Camaro.
Mac-Fab will be the drag radial star’s primary sponsor at the second annual CTECH Manufacturing World Doorslammer Nationals presented by JEGS, March 5-7 at Orlando Speed World Dragway, and the NHRA Gatornationals, March 11-14 at Gainesville Raceway.
Mac-Fab owner Tommy Kirk has been involved in Barnett’s racing career since it started. Barnett and his dad, Mark, bought their first race car from Kirk and ran it out of his race shop. Barnett was later tapped to drive multiple cars owned by Kirk. Mac-Fab has sponsored Barnett through his stints in X275, Radial vs. the World and now Pro Mod.
Eight-Car Shootouts in Modified Pro Compact and ‘Old School’ Import Classes Added to CTECH World Doorslammer Nationals Presented by JEGS
ORLANDO – An already loaded show at the CTECH World Doorslammer Nationals presented by JEGS will now include another thrilling aspect at the second annual race, which takes place March 5-7 at Orlando Speed World Dragway.
Race officials announced today a special eight-car invitational shootout in Modified Pro Compact during the race, bringing the quickest and fastest import cars to the biggest doorslammer event of the year to thrill fans with runs in the low 6-second range at more than 230 mph. There will also be an “old school” eight-car import shootout featured cars with a 90-inch wheelbase running in the 6.50s and known for their massive wheel stands the entire race.
The facility has annually become a hotbed for some of the most impressive import events, and will now host a special shootout in two wildly-popular import classes with $10,000 in prize money on the line in each at the CTECH World Doorslammer Nationals presented by JEGS.
ORLANDO – Bill Miller Engineering (BME), the industry-leading manufacturer of aluminum connecting rods, forged racing pistons and more, is continuing its support of the second annual CTECH Manufacturing World Doorslammer Nationals presented by JEGS as an event sponsor. The race is set for March 5-7 at Orlando Speed World Dragway.
The race features $75,000-to-win Pro Stock and $50,000-to-win Pro Mod, as well as a slew of sportsman classes like Top Sportsman, Factory Shootout, Comp Eliminator and Stock/Super Stock.
“We were proud to be a part of the inaugural World Doorslammer Nationals last year, and we’re thrilled to continue our support of the event,” said Bill Miller, founder, BME. “We’ve always supported the team at Drag Illustrated, whether it’s through advertising in the magazine or signing on as a sponsor of their events. This is where our customers are, so it’s a natural fit for us.”
$hameless Racing Pro 632 Presented by C&C Pumping to Race for Class-Record $15,000 Payday at World Doorslammer Nationals
ORLANDO –$hameless Racing and C&C Pumping have signed on as the official class sponsors of Pro 632 at the second annual CTech Manufacturing World Doorslammer Nationals presented by JEGS at Orlando Speed World Dragway, race officials annnounced today. $hameless Racing Pro 632 presented by C&C Pumping will race for $15,000 to win, the richest payday in the history of Outlaw 632, when the event takes place March 5-7.
Featuring purpose-built race cars running naturally aspirated or nitrous-assisted engines, primarily 632ci, Pro 632 is a heads-up doorslammer class. The class was contested at the inaugural World Doorslammer Nationals in 2020, where Florida’s own Dillon Voss won the $10,000 prize.
“Pro 632 is one of the most exciting doorslammer classes that’s come about in the last 10 years or so,” said Wes Buck, event promoter as well as founder and editorial director of Drag Illustrated. “The drivers in this class are fierce competitors and they really added to the show last year. We’re thrilled to include the class again thanks to Wes Distefano at $hameless Racing and the Holdorf family and their C&C Pumping Services team.”
Joe Castello, Al Tucci Named Voices of World Doorslammer Nationals; Jason Logan Returning as Event DJ
ORLANDO – Announcers Joe Castello and Al Tucci will serve as the voices of the second annual CTech Manufacturing World Doorslammer Nationals presented by JEGS, race officials announced today. Jason Logan will return as the event DJ for the race happening March 5-7 at Orlando Speed World Dragway.
Castello, known as an NHRA national event announcer and the host of the popular WFO Radio podcast, was called on by event promoter Wes Buck to announce at the inaugural World Doorslammer Nationals in 2020. The South Florida native brings to the table his extensive knowledge of the sport, especially when it comes to the event’s headlining classes, Pro Stock and Pro Mod.
“I knew this would be a big event the second I heard it launch, but seeing it firsthand, it exceeded my expectations,” Castello said. “To be able to come back and be a part of continuing history at Orlando Speed World and highlighting doorslammer racing, I don’t think I could be much more excited.”
Castello will share the announcer’s booth with Tucci, a veteran announcer known primarily for announcing major outlaw eighth-mile events. The duo has worked together previously at national events.