: Let’s talk a little about the pro classes. Does putting Comp Cams decals on John Force’s car or Clay Millican’s car help any of your companies sell parts?

SB: That’s hard to say. I sell parts to John Force and Clay Millican, so I guess that’s a start. And we pay the contingency program as NHRA’s outlined it. I do think that every time you have an opportunity to put your logo in front of people, it makes an impact. We spend a lot of money to be in those programs. We don’t give parts away, so I can’t say we give a lot of money to the teams to have the decals on there, but we provide them with the best service and the best quality, the things that will help their cars go faster. That’s worth whatever a cam costs.

:  But do the decals on the car help sell parts to the average fan?

SB: I do think there’s a certain number of people that will see a decal on a racecar they like, and maybe they’ve got a Camaro or something they drive on the street that they’ll never race, and when it comes time to research a different product, and that may make a difference.

: Thousand feet versus quarter mile. What’s your take on that?

SB: I grew up in the quarter mile era.

: It’s interesting you should say that, the quarter mile era, as though it’s gone.

SB: The very first thing you have to do is keep things safe. You can’t go out there killing people, and when you look at a tire on a fuel car, there’s only so much you can ask a tire to do. Tires are where most of the problems originate or manifest themselves, so I don’t know that it really makes any difference.

You know, if you look at a tire used at the Bonneville Salt Flats, those things are as hard as a brick bat, and little bitty, skinny things. But they don’t have to worry about traction. They’re made to go three, four, however many hundreds of miles per hour. It’s just very different. Everything about a tire on a fuel car is contrary to everything a designer would make to go three, four hundred miles per hour on a car. It’s a tough box they’ve painted themselves in, and if it takes running a shorter track to keep them safe, so be it.

That's all for now, but be sure to check back for Part Two of our Innerview with Scooter Brothers, which will go up just after the holidays.