Racing & Performance

Correction to: Drag racer Holly Clarke signs on with Torklift International

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Champion Drag Racer Holly Clarke is attending SEMA with her newest sponsor Torklift International.
On Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 11:30 a.m. Clarke is available for interview during her press conference located in Media Center N110.
Clarke caught the racing bug at an early age.
“My first race, I was 8 years old,” she said. “I was up at about four or five in the morning in my parents room trying to wake my dad because I couldn’t control my excitement. I was the slowest car and I was out first round but I hardly cared. I had waited for what felt like forever I was just thrilled to go down the track.”
Twelve years later, the British Columbia native has several championships under her belt including six annual championships in a row.
Clarke races a 1968 Chevy Nova with a 468 big block engine. Her fastest documented time in the dragster is 10.15 seconds but the chassis is certified at 8.5 seconds for a quarter mile.

Crank your stereo and lights all night long

SUMNER, Wash., — Torklift International released a product allowing customers to have spare battery power whether they want to run their speakers all night or they need to run their lights for some after hours work.
The HiddenPower is a battery mount that attaches underneath the truck body in order to house a spare battery. The battery is tied into the vehicle’s charging system to ensure the driver has a fully charged spare battery at all times.
“Auxiliary batteries were a huge add-on in truck accessory shops in the 60s, 70s and 80s back when it was easy to place an extra battery under the hood of your truck,” said Torklift International VP of Operations Jack Kay. “But as technology expanded for vehicles, more factory-installed products were placed under the hood of the truck resulting in less and less space. Now, there is no space under the hood. The space for the extra battery went away, but the need for the extra battery didn’t go away.”

Torklift International releases Hero hitch

SUMNER Wash., — Torklift International now makes the strongest receiver hitch available for half-ton trucks.
The SuperHitch Hero is rated at 1,500 pounds tongue weight and 15,000 pounds pull when used with weight distribution.
“It’s a dual receiver system which means a couple things,” said Torklift International General Manager Jay Taylor. “It can be used with a dual extension and allows customers to haul in the top receiver and tow in the bottom receiver at the same time.”
Most applications do not require drilling because they attach to the truck frame using pre-drilled holes done at the factory. There are fits for Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge and Toyota.

Torklift International releases Hero hitch

SUMNER Wash., — Torklift International now makes the strongest receiver hitch available for half-ton trucks.
The SuperHitch Hero is rated at 1,500 pounds tongue weight and 15,000 pounds pull when used with weight distribution.
“It’s a dual receiver system which means a couple things,” said Torklift International General Manager Jay Taylor. “It can be used with a dual extension and allows customers to haul in the top receiver and tow in the bottom receiver at the same time.”
Most applications do not require drilling because they attach to the truck frame using pre-drilled holes done at the factory. There are fits for Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge and Toyota.

WELD LAUNCHES GT-S PREMIUM SPORTS CAR WHEEL LINE

(Kansas City, MO) – WELD Racing sets its sights on the premium American and European sports car market with an all new, clean sheet of paper design. The all new GTS line includes the Speed-10 and Riverside models for ultra high performance cars.

The new GT-S wheels feature an all new design concept that reduces the number of bolts for a clean look and light weight. The GTS line is built to the same high quality standards that are used for Weld’s 330mph precision race wheels.

The GT-S wheels are made from the highest quality aluminum forgings and feature cold forged rim shells with titanium hardware. This is an uncompromising wheel for uncompromising performance.
The GTS Riverside and Speed-10 are styled to match the very best vehicles from America and Europe including the Camaro ZL1, Mustang GT500, Cadillac CTS-V, Porsche 911, BMW M3, and more.

The Riverside and Speed-10 will be on display at WELD Racing’s SEMA booth 24959 beginning on November 5, 2013.

OMNI UNITED REVEALS NEW BOLDER LOGO FOR FLAGSHIP RADAR TIRES BRAND

Omni United, an emerging global leader in the design, sales and manufacturing of tires, today unveiled a new look for flagship brand Radar Tires. The new logo was inspired by the company’s inaugural year in motorsports, the rugged nature of the off-road racing that Radar Tires is participating in, and a 2013 Class 10 win at the SCORE International Off Road Racing Baja 500.

The company hopes to emphasize the passion and ruggedness of the off-road races into products that consumers and enthusiasts can easily relate to – showcasing the toughness and the robustness of Radar Tires under the most extreme conditions.

The former logo had been used since the brands inception in 2006. Radar Tires includes a broad range of high-quality yet affordable passenger car, SUV, trailer, winter and commercial tires. Omni also sells under the brand names Goodride, Roadlux and Corsa. Omni’s four brands are sold in more than 80 countries worldwide.

OMNI UNITED ANNOUNCES NET ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS FOR RADAR TIRES BRAND, COMES OFF DEBUT YEAR IN MOTORSPORTS AND OFFERS FULL TIRE SPECTRUM AT SEMA 2013

Omni United USA Inc. will showcase their successful year of ‘firsts’ at the annual SEMA show in 2013. Returning with a larger booth space and increased presence, Omni will be situated in the midst of the South Hall Lower in booth #43211.

Omni United announced this week that it has been certified as a Carbon Neutral company for its flagship brand, Radar Tires, accomplishing a goal set over two years ago. This achievement is the result of a comprehensive twelve-month effort to measure the company’s Radar Tires brands’ global carbon footprint in accordance with certification standards, coupled with a multi-faceted approach to reach net zero carbon emissions. In addition to its commitment internally to driving sustainable business practices, Omni United has achieved its goal of net zero carbon emissions through supporting hydro energy green projects, spread across China.

Superior MAHLE Motorsports PowerPak Piston Kits Now Available for the 6.4L (392ci) Hemi

Fletcher, NC… October 28, 2013 MAHLE Motorsports has added the 6.4L (392ci) Hemi application to its very popular line of PowerPak piston assembly kits. The assembly includes ultra strong, light weight, slipper skirt forged pistons, German steel pins, race proven round wire locks and a MAHLE Motorsports performance ring pack. The pistons are triple coated with a phosphate dry film to protect the pin bores from galling, MAHLE’s proprietary Grafal® anti-friction skirt coating, and hard anodized top ring grooves for added protection from micro-welding.

MAHLE, the world's largest piston manufacturer operates its U.S. Motorsports division in Fletcher, NC. For more information, contact www.mahlemotorsports.com, or call toll free: 888-255-1942.

Superior MAHLE Motorsports PowerPak Plus Piston Assembly Now Available for 2.0L VW FSI

Fletcher, NC… October 28, 2013 MAHLE Motorsports has added the 2.0L VW FSI application to its very popular line of PowerPak Plus piston assembly kits. The 2618 alloy, light weight, slipper skirt forged pistons are triple coated, first with a phosphate dry film to protect the pin bores from galling, next with MAHLE’s proprietary Grafal® anti-friction skirt coating and finally the top ring grooves are hard anodized for added protection against micro-welding. German steel pins, race proven round wire locks and a MAHLE Motorsports performance ring set are included.

MAHLE, the world's largest piston manufacturer operates its U.S. Motorsports division in Fletcher, NC. For more information, contact www.mahlemotorsports.com, or call toll free: 888-255-1942.

Top OEM’s Choose MAHLE Motorsport Pistons, Bring Racetrack Technology to the Street.

Fletcher, NC… October 22, 2013 – By engineering products that succeed in the most grueling motorsports competitions, MAHLE Motorsport has mastered the everyday requirements needed on vehicles from the street to the track. Top automotive manufacturers have taken notice of MAHLE’s superior piston engineering, and today the Big 3 OE’s use them on their modern muscle cars and performance trucks including:

• 2014 Chevy Camaro Z28 LS7
• Chevy Copo Camaro
• Dodge Viper
• Ford Mustang Cobra Jet
• Hot Rod Hemi’s including the 392, 426 and V-10
• Ford Raptor

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