Courtesy of Quick 32
COURTLAND, ON – For Doug Cadman, the 2010 Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts was frustrating, as the Top Sportsman driver struggled with engine issues after modifications from the previous year.
But for this season, Cadman will be ready with a new 526 cubic inch Alan Johnson 481X engine sitting under the hood of the unique and popular 1955 Ford Thunderbird.
“Last year was about the worst year I’ve ever had,” said Cadman, who has raced since the mid 1970s. “I was frustrated with the limitations of the Ford engine. Although it was very reliable and consistent in prior years, difficulties emerged once I stepped it up in an attempt to knock another three-tenths off the ET slips,” hence the switch to the AJ unit.
Courtesy of BMR
Thonotosassa, FL – Minimize wheel-hop and reduce rear cradle movement in your 2010-2011 Camaro with a Rear Cradle/Differential Bushing Kit from BMR Suspension.
Manufactured from low-deflection polyurethane, this kit includes the BMR “street version” differential bushing kit (BK001) and rear cradle insert bushings (BK016).
The BMR Rear Cradle/Differential Bushing Kit (BK020) minimizes rear cradle movement and provides additional rigidity for the differential which ensures maximum power transmission to the wheels.
The rear cradle insert bushings install inside the air gaps of the stock rubber bushings without removing the rear cradle from the vehicle for an easy installation.
The differential bushings are made from 68 durometer polyurethane to allow more consistent launches and better handling without significantly increasing noise, vibration, or harmonics.
Courtesy of ADRL
O’FALLON, MO – The American Drag Racing League (ADRL) website, www.ADRL.us, now has a new look.
With several months of work going into the project, the ADRL is pleased to announce that its website has been re-launched after a complete overhaul and redesign.
The new ADRL.us will continue to feature everything that has made it a popular must-see destination online, along with a more user-friendly layout and several new exciting features. New items and features will be posted in the coming days and weeks as well.
The new ADRL.us will also increase the benefits for current and prospective ADRL members, allowing them further incentives and even greater interaction.
Courtesy of Jegs
DELAWARE, OH – Coughlin Brothers Racing, an entity owned by drag racers John, Troy, Mike, and Jeg Coughlin Jr., announced a partnership with Nick Ferri and Roy Simmons to build a state-of-the-art engine shop that will produce Pro Stock racing motors for consumers around the world.
JNR Racing plans to build and lease motors from its new Research and Development facility in Mooresville, N.C. The group collectively has won four Pro Stock titles since 2002.
“We are extremely excited to align ourselves with Nick and Roy,” Jeg Coughlin said. “We have all worked together in the past and know what it takes to put a championship caliber engine program together.
“Our goal is to do this like it’s never been done before. We want to build the best horsepower possible for our customers. We fully intend to supply our customers with the best products and service in the world. The motors we build will be capable of winning races and championships, and we’ll stand behind everything we build.”
Courtesy of Nitro and Lace
San Antonio, TX – Without a doubt, the IHRA Nitro Jam featured in San Antonio, Texas, had the largest sell out crowd ever in the history of the event. For the NitroandLace.com Pro Fuel Dragster Team, it was definitely a weekend filled with odd gremlins.
The team started out the day as normal, however, things took a turn when it came up time to fire the 3200 horsepower nitro burning injected dragster.
“We experienced a crazy couple of days” noted Smallwood, “from a crack in the chassis, to a malfunctioning fuel system, holes going out and then an ignition problem where we changed magneto’s after isolating the issues.
“We wanted to put on the best show possible for all of the fans in attendance, so it’s always very important to us to put our best foot forward and make every pass. The issues we endured were pretty easy fixes, it was the diagnosis of every component that is the most time consuming.
Courtesy of PBSS
ORILLIA, ON – The Modfather Pro Sled team will be competing with a new machine in the upcoming Pro Bike & Sled Series presented by Wiseco Performance Products for drag racing.
With a 2010 Yamaha Nytro sled, the 1000-cc, four-stroke engine will be developing over 400 horsepower, according to team driver James Miller.
“We should be 400-plus horsepower,” said Miller. “We definitely jumped up this year.”
The turbo-charged Yamaha sits in a tube chassis setup of chrome moly construction, and utilizes a Proline suspension. Miller added the sled should turn times in the mid eight-second range for the quarter mile.
Scott Johnston is crew chief and partner on the team, and Miller said Johnston is a vital part of their effort. The team is sponsored by Modfather Performance in Orillia, Ontario.
Courtesy of GMPP
GRAND BLANC, MI – The DeNooyer Chevrolet HTR-SS454 Camaro will be the centerpiece of GM Performance Parts’ (GMPP) display at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach collector car auction, April 7-9. It is one of the two dealer-built supercars featured on the cover of the 2011 GM Performance Parts catalog.
The HTR-SS454 Camaro is powered by GMPP’s LSX454 crate engine, making 620 horsepower and 590 lb.-ft. of torque. The LSX454 (part number 19244611) – highlighted in detail in the GM Performance Parts catalog – is delivered in long-block form, allowing the builder to finish the engine with the induction system of his or her choice.
DeNooyer (www.denooyer.net) and build partner Redline Motorsports (www.redline-motorsports.net) used an LS7 intake manifold and other production-based parts sourced from the GMPP catalog to complete Camaro’s engine.