Racing & Performance

Roger Parker Joins CTEK Power, Inc.

Twinsburg, Ohio – Roger Parker, an experienced automotive business manager, has joined CTEK Power, Inc. as the company’s logistics coordinator and inside sales representative. Most recently, Parker was general sales manager for Fitzgerald Automotive Group and spent four years as the park services director at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.

In his new role at CTEK, Parker will help lead technical support for the company. He will also be responsible for order fulfillment, customer service, inventory planning and marketing support for CTEK’s sales team.
“Roger’s exceptional interpersonal skills combined with his automotive experience, including his time as an ASE certified automotive technician, provides CTEK with a strong technical support background that will benefit our customers,” said Andreas Naeslund, president of Americas for CTEK.

CTEK Power, Inc. Names Andreas Naeslund as President, Americas

Twinsburg, Ohio – CTEK Power, Inc. has announced the appointment of Andreas Naeslund as the company’s new president, Americas. Naeslund will oversee sales, marketing, customer service and distribution for the company’s leading brand of smart charging battery systems in the North and South America markets. He will report to Jon Lind, CEO, CTEK Group.

“I’m excited to join CTEK, a company that is a respected supplier of premium car manufacturers worldwide,” said Naeslund. “CTEK has a strong team of professionals and an innovative product lineup that is beloved by customers around the globe. I look forward to the challenge of expanding our technologically superior battery charging solutions into a broader number of market segments.”

KNIPEX Tools Introduces Hose Clamp Pliers

New hose clamp pliers easily move hose clamps

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – July 2014- KNIPEX Tools LP adds new hose clamp pliers (85 51 250 A SBA) to its Cobra® line of pliers. The new pliers offering is made especially for opening hose clamps quickly and efficiently. The hose clamp pliers have the same features as Cobra pliers, with the added benefit of universal rotatable tips for tight grabbing.

“The new hose clamp pliers are made to open multiple types of hose clamps, up to 3 inches in diameter,” said Alan Sipe, president and general manager, KNIPEX Tools. “They are perfect for confined areas and provide the ability to reach all angles with its rotatable, universal grip inserts. It’s truly one of a kind.”
The tips of the hose clamps pliers feature a unique design to reduce slipping off the workpiece when opening hose clamps. The pliers are maneuverable for all different angles and can open clamps without great effort due to the high-leverage design.

UT Austin School of Engineering Assesses Performance Benefits of PTP Turbo Blankets' Automotive Turbocharger Heat Management System

The University of Texas at Austin recently took up the project of scientifically evaluating the performance benefits of the turbocharger insulation product made by Austin-based PTP Turbo Blankets. The analysis was performed by Graduate Research Assistant Steffen Bickle, and was approved by the Head of UT Austin’s Engines and Automotive Research Program at UT’s Cockrell School of Engineering, Dr. Ronald Matthews. The analysis they performed provides PTP with an unbiased assessment of their products by one of the top automotive research and testing facilities among American universities. The report, Performance Improvements of Turbocharged Engines with the Use of a PTP Turbo Blanket, focused on PTP’s current line of turbo blankets. The analysis by UT Austin was initiated in 2013.

2014 OPTIMA® Ultimate Street Car Invitational Event Includes More Participants at the world famous Las Vegas Motor Speedway

OPTIMA Batteries’ announces its highly-anticipated 2014 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational, now taking place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. For the first time, the OPTIMA Invitational will host a full field of 100 vehicles, most of which earned an invitation based on their performance and owner’s enthusiasm. In addition to traditional method of being invited by OPTIMA Batteries, the 2014 Ultimate Street Car Invitational field is based on the results of its successful national series of OPTIMA Invitational Qualifying events and the corresponding TV series called OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car. The 2014 field is full of proven performers representing a wide range of makes, models and years, including some vehicles that were designed and built specifically to compete in OPTIMA events.

Miller to Offer Live Welding Demonstrations and Solutions-Based Seminars at SEMA; Unveil Two New MIG Welders

APPLETON, Wis. (July 29, 2014) — Attendees of the 2014 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show, Nov. 4 – 7, 2014, in Las Vegas, can explore product benefits and solutions at one of four welding and cutting demonstration areas available from the Miller Electric Mfg. Co. booth, #24113, in the Racing & Performance pavilion, located in the Central Hall of the Convention Center. Visitors to the booth can also try the company’s latest MIG, TIG and metal cutting products and Arc Armor® welding protection, and get general and technical questions answered during scheduled seminars addressing solutions to common problems associated with automotive welding applications.

Racing Fuel Jug insulation cober

Thermo Tec’s Cool Fuel Jug Cover and UV Shield

Thermo Tec’s Cool fuel jug cover will keep your race fuel cool and improve performance.
In today’s environment every detail can make a competitive difference. Keeping your fuel is proven to keep your fuel’s chemistry intact by preventing breakdown thus increase performance and longevity.
Available in both square and round 5 gallon jugs, the highly reflective surface reflects radiant heat and solar radiation. Protect your fuel at the track, in the truck and in the shop with Thermo Tec’s cool-fuel jug cover, which can reduce fuel temperatures by as much as 20 degrees F.
Key Features: MADE IN THE USA
Reflect solar radiation, Cooler, fuel Prevents chemical breakdown
Helps maintain fuel balance, Reduces evaporation
For more information on the fuel jug cover and entire line of heat & sound control products, contact Thermo Tec at 800-274-8437 or visit www.thermotec.com or on Facebook.

Eastwood Company to Present Awards at SEMA and Highlight Products with Demos by Ron Covell and Kevin Tetz

Pottstown, PA - The Eastwood Company, known for its innovative tools, supplies and coatings in the auto restoration and customization markets has announced that Ron Covell and Kevin Tetz will be providing demonstrations in the Eastwood booth (#24097) at SEMA.

Ron Covell, known as one of the best metalworkers in the world, will demonstrate metal-shaping using a variety of Eastwood tools including the shrinker/stretcher, sandbag & mallet, and Eastwood's English Wheel.

Kevin Tetz, television personality and Paintucation educational DVD's host, will demonstrate auto refinishing tips and tricks, as well as host Eastwood's ShopTalk podcast live from SEMA.

Eastwood will also introduce and present its "Hands-On" awards at SEMA. Eastwood Hands-On awards will be presented at SEMA to vehicles selected by a panel of Eastwood judges and Eastwood's customer base.

PML Cool Deep Pan For Tough Ford F-150s.

Inglewood, CA – PML introduces a heavy duty, deep transmission pan for 2009 and newer F-150 trucks and 2006 to 2010 Sport Tracs and Explorers that is a bolt on replacement for the stock pan.

PML's new pan for the Ford 6R80 transmission weighs 250% more than the stock pan with walls three times thicker than the stock pan. The weight and wall thickness increase the strength of the transmission case.

PML’s pan is deeper than the stock pan but still maintains clearance. PML’s pan increases fluid capacity by 25% (three quarts over stock). Extra fluid, aluminum construction and fins aid in cooling transmission fluid, providing longer service life for the transmission.

This heavy duty transmission oil pan features:
• Fins are designed to clear frame cross member, no modifications required.
• Cast in boss for a temperature sensor, can be drilled or we can for additional cost.
• An oil drain hole and a magnetic drain plug for easy maintenance.

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