Torrences will double-team ’em at Phoenix

Steve Torrence will be joined by his father, Billy, at this week’s NHRA Arizona Nationals.


Although the elder Torrence has won several NHRA Sportsman races, he hasn’t driven a Top Fuel dragster in competition for more than two years.   

Race and Performance Expo is Feb. 24-25

Car Chix, a motorsports organization for women, will have a presence during the Expo with several women participating in a panel discussion. The Car Chix Calendar autograph session will be held at their booth (#1809, 1811) on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. Jeanette DesJardins, founder of Car Chix, will be keynote speaker of Digital Marketing Overdrive on Sunday at 10 a.m.


This weekend is the date for the Race and Performance Expo held outside of Chicago at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL.


The show has racing retailers, engine and car builders, trailer sales, sanctioning bodies, a high-performance parts swap meet and more. Seminars also will be held on Saturday. To see the entire lineup go to www.raceperformanceexpo.com.   

SCDRA open season at Fontana

The southern California Drag Racing Association will open its 2018 season this weekend with the first two events of the 10-race series. All will be held at auto Club Dragway in Fontana.


Featured classes will include Stock/Super Stock Combo, Electronics, Sportsman, a non-electronics bracket and Jr. Dragster.


Defending series champions include Ken Etter, Stock/Super Stock (shown); Ashley Harvey, Electronics; Charlie Allen, Sportsman; and Brent Thalasinos, Non-Electronics. Jr. Dragster champions were Jake Hodges, Dylan Hegwood and Tyler Smith.   

Aeromotive promotes Pestinger to VP of Sales

Aeromotive, manufacturer of fuel delivery systems and component, has promoted Jon Pestinger to vice president of sales. He joined Aeromotive in 2012 and formerly was the company’s national sales manager.


During Pestinger’s five-year tenure with Aeromotive, he was responsible for building a strong relationship with SEMA Data Co-Op and coordinating the company’s product data information to ensure accurate and standardization of all information for distributors, retailers and e-commerce. As national sales manager he was also responsible for finding new markets to grow sales; and to increase sales with companies that could benefit from Aeromotive’s superior technical expertise.


“Jon has become a very valuable member of the Aeromotive team,” stated Aeromotive Inc. president Steve Matusek. “His passion for the industry, and expert sales skills led to this promotion. We look forward to where he can guide us in the coming years.” 

New Product of the Day


Double Adjustable Struts from Strange Engineering

New Double adjustable struts for ’82-’92 and 2010-14 Camaros and ’87-’14 Mustangs.  Strange double externally adjustable coil-over steel struts are designed and valved to satisfy the needs of the most competitive racer. Drag racing can be won or lost by narrow margins making suspension tuning and consistency critical. Strange double externally adjustable coil over struts easily permit independent control of both extension and compression which allows you to optimize your cars performance. The wide range of adjustment can be used to adapt to changing track conditions, control weight transfer and improve down track stability ultimately resulting in reduced E.T.’s and more consistent performance. Each strut is manufactured with a premium steel body, a robust 22mm rod and large 1.375” diameter piston. These struts are fully rebuildable and can be set up with custom valving.  



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