San Antonio, TX – VP Racing Fuels, Inc., a global leader in performance fuels, lubricants, and additives, today announced the addition of Insinger Performance as a distributor for Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
“We are extremely excited about adding Insinger Performance as a full line distributor for select areas of the Northeast,” said Bruce Hendel, VP of Sales, North American Race Fuel, and Consumer Products. “Our relationship with Insinger Performance will allow us to service more areas of the Northeast region more efficiently as well as expand our track programs, bulk service, and product selection. Insinger will offer a full complement of our fuels, but also carry our performance lubricants, coolants, additives, small engine fuels, and commercial lubricants.”
From its first location in Dushore, Pennsylvania, Owner and CEO Bruce Insinger started Insinger Performance in 1987, and he has grown the business by creating a network of dealers from Northern Florida into Canada. The company also distributes fuel for home, commercial, and convenience stores and supplies special blends to the natural gas and oil industry.
Justin Ashley Appears on Cover of Drag Illustrated Issue 162 as Previous 30 Under 30 Recipients are Honored
KIRKSVILLE, MO – In spite of all the challenges of the 2020 racing season, Top Fuel rookie Justin Ashley turned in a banner year, winning his first career race and being named the NHRA Rookie of the Year.
It also led to Ashley appearing on the cover of Drag Illustrated’s latest issue, which serves as “The Best of 30 Under 30” tribute. With PRI cancelled this year due to COVID-19, Drag Illustrated was unable to have its typical and popular 30 Under 30 reveal at the event. Instead, the publication chose to recognize 15 standouts from the previous five 30 Under 30 selections, recognizing the young stars who have since gone on to do even greater things since being first recognized.
After his standout season in such an unprecedented year, Ashley, who appeared on the 2017 DI 30 Under 30 list, led the way and called it an honor to appear on his first Drag Illustrated cover.
“Appearing on the cover of Drag Illustrated is a very exciting thing for me. For years, I’ve read Drag Illustrated. In the magazine, I’ve looked at people on the cover, and I thought, “Man, imagine if that could be me one day?” and now to be in the position that I’m in and to actually be on the cover, it’s very rewarding,” Ashley said.
MOORESVILLE, NC — The all-new 959 cubic inch monster from Pat Musi Racing Engines didn’t take long to show its potential. The latest nitrous engine had an immediate and impressive showing at the Snowbird Outlaw Nationals, with both Lizzy Musi and Dean Marinis running 3.61-seconds during the race.
It came after a few adjustments, including a new 12.6 inch deck height and new cylinder heads, but the results are extremely promising for an engine poised to deliver big power for racers next season.
“I think we’re really onto something with this engine,” Pat Musi said. “We moved the deck height and it seems to be a lot better. It’s just a better piece. Look, we’re always trying to improve and this seems to be really good. We’re pretty pleased with the results.”
The new 959 cubic inch Musi engine is now available for the upcoming season, with its performance in Bradenton providing just a glimpse of its capabilities.
Along with Marinis and Musi, J.R. Gray, who made a big splash in his Radial vs. the World debut earlier this fall, used his 959 engine to advance to the final round at the race, while RvW star Marcus Birt has turned in a tremendous 2020 season with a number of wins running the powerful engine.
ANAHEIM, CA – McLeod continues to expand their frictions and steels kits with the addition of the 2020 Chevrolet Mid-Engine Corvette C8 application. Each kit contains high performance frictions and steels for the TR-9080 DCT 8-speed. The kits are available to order now and are expected to ship in January.
The TR-9080 transmission is an eight speed Wet Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) that was manufactured and developed by TREMEC for transaxle applications beginning in 2020 for the revolutionary mid-engine C8 Corvette. The TR-9080 is the first TREMEC design to incorporate the transmission, differential, and axle drive into a single package. It’s able to perform shifts in less than one thousand milliseconds. Both clutches within the TR-9080 transmission have the ability to function as launch clutches and dynamic shifting clutches which allows a driver to have uninterrupted torque and power through clutch-to-clutch shifting.
The McLeod kit provides high performance frictions and steels to provide excellent heat dissipation under heavy loads. Handling up to 1000 HP, the kit improves shift performance and provides a flawless fit with no binding. Equipped with OE steel thickness for maximum heat sink and it is made in the USA.
LAKE ST. LOUIS, MO – American Drag Racing league officials announced today that they have reached a multi-year agreement with RJS Racing Equipment to become the Official Safety Equipment Provider of the ADRL.
RJS Racing Equipment is a manufacturer and seller of safety equipment for all types of motor racing. Most of their branded products are manufactured right here in in the U.S.A., in the great state of Michigan. RJS dedicates its time to providing high-quality products to its customers at an affordable price while maintaining the personal service and care of a small business.
“RJS has partnered with the ADRL in the past, and we are pleased to rejoin the team,” said Ryan Biegun, RJS Racing Equipment Executive. “This is a great opportunity to expand our growing customer base, while also supporting our current customers who already race in the ADRL.”
To learn more about RJS Racing Equipment, follow them on social media or visit their website at www.rjsracing.com.
Second Annual CTech World Doorslammer Nationals Set for March 5-7, 2021 at Orlando Speed World Dragway; Multi-Year Title-Rights Agreement Reached
KIRKSVILLE, MO – After a thrilling inaugural event in March that had the drag racing world buzzing, the CTech World Doorslammer Nationals is set for 2021, with the second annual event returning to Orlando Speed World Dragway on March 5-7.
CTech Manufacturing, an industry leader in the manufacturing of racing carts, cabinets and drawers, will also enter into a multi-year agreement to continue as a title sponsor for the race, which puts the spotlight on the stars in Pro Stock and Pro Mod. The two classes will continue to serve as the main event for the race weekend, which will again offer massive payouts and excitement, building upon the tremendous debut event in 2020.
“Last year, we left the CTech World Doorslammer Nationals full of excitement and extremely pleased with the outcome. It was a phenomenal event and we’re excited to be part of it long-term,” CTech Manufacturing Product Line Manager Nate Birkenmeier said. “It all boils down to (CTech owner) Jim Greenheck and his passion for racing and the racing community.
LAKE ST. LOUIS, MO – Officials from the American Drag Racing League announced today that Jesel has signed an agreement to join the growing list of ADRL official sponsors heading into the 2021 ADRL Tour.
Jesel Inc. is a leading valvetrain parts manufacturer specializing in rocker arms, belt drives, roller lifters, followers, and cam cores for high performance race engines. For more than 40 years, championship winning racers in virtually every form of motorsports from have relied on Jesel. Used by top engine builders worldwide, Jesel products continue to set the standard by which all others are measured.
“Our philosophy at Jesel has always been to build the finest components available and the best way to showcase a product is by seeing them used on some of the fastest cars driven by the best racers,” said Jesel Marketing Manager Rob Remesi. “We were thrilled to hear that the ADRL was returning and we look forward to years of a successful partnership sponsoring them.”