The name Aviaid has been synonymous with dry sump oil systems since the company introduced the technology to racing back in the ‘60s. So it would stand to reason that builders of nostalgia race cars would want to use the genuine article.

Of course, while today’s “Series 1” Aviaid pumps look similar to their forebearers, many internal improvements have been made over the years to enhance their performance and reliability. And there are many important reasons why dry sump systems are superior to wet sumps. Aviaid offers 3 and 4-stage pumps with a variety of section widths to tailor scavenging and pressure performance to the exact requirements of the engine. Complete systems, including a pump, mounting brackets, drive, pan, tank and hoses & fittings are available for all popular drag racing, oval track and road racing applications.

Engines that systems are available for include small and big block Chevy, 302/351 Ford and Chrysler 426 Hemi. Applications include Nostalgia Pro Stock, Nostalgia Funny Car, Modified, plus CanAm and TransAM cars. Aviaid was also the OEM supplier to the Shelby Cobra and Ford GT40.

For additional information call 818-998-8991 or visit the firm’s data-packed website at www.aviaid.com, which also offers convenient online secure e-commerce.

COMP Cams Youth T-Shirts

When did you first get excited about high performance? For some kids, it began with the right apparel. COMP Cams announces the arrival of two new youth t-shirts. Younger kids will love these shirts, which sport “crayon” style car graphics on the front and the words “Never Too Little To Think Big.” These light blue, Fruit of the Loom, 100% heavy cotton t-shirts are perfect for both boys and girls and are available in three youth sizes: XS (2-4), S (6-8) and M (10-12).

For older kids, the new COMP Cams Wings T-Shirts feature cool graphics just like the highly popular adult Wings shirts. Available in two youth sizes for pre-teens, these trendy shirts include a small classic Wings graphic centered on the front and a larger Wings graphic and the words “Horsepower Never Goes Out of Style” on the back. Charcoal gray in color and made from Gildan 100% preshrunk heavy cotton, they are as great looking as they are durable – even for kids. Available in L (14-16) and XL (18-20).

For more information about the COMP Cams new youth t-shirts or any other COMP Cams products, call us at 1-800-999-0853, or visit us online at www.compcams.com.


Sonny’s Racing Engines announced today the addition of an all new wedge style cylinder head as a welcome addition to their family of 5.300 bore center race engines. This new addition to their product line provides racers with another choice in addition to the proven Next Generation hemispherical head that is also available for this engine family.

“Racers will like this for a number of reasons,” said Sonny Leonard. “Compared to the hemispherical design, this new wedge head is much more compact, which will allow the racer to remove it without having to take off the intake manifold. In addition, it’s significantly lighter and very nitrous friendly as well.”

Development of this new 16° cylinder head will allow GM racers more options in running large displacement nitrous engine combinations against Roots style, centrifugal blower and turbocharged entries in ADRL, PSCA and NMCA as well as in Quick 8 and Top Sportsman competition.

This new wedge style head is available now race ready or in unfinished form and is also available as part of an engine or induction kit package. Racers will also be able to earn contingency money with the use of this cylinder head in addition to a number of other engines and engine components.

With nearly 40 years in the business, Sonny’s Racing Engines continues to be the industry leader in the development and building of mega cubic inch mountain motors ranging up to 940 cubic inches in size. For additional information, visit www.SonnysRacingEngines.com.