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Congratulations to HPD!

ARP congratulates HPD and their engineers James Goodloe, Roger
Griffiths, Marcelo Martinelli and Robert Bell on winning the BorgWarner
Schwitzer Award.  The Louis Schwitzer award is presented by engineers to
engineers, and is intended to recognize individuals for innovation and
engineering excellence in the field of race car design, specially
related to the Indianapolis 500. Presented by the Indiana Section of SAE
International, BorgWarner sponsors the prestigious $10,000 awards. The
winners are honored at an awards banquet, and their names are
immortalized on the trophy, which is on permanent display in the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.
The system is designed to prevent a race car from leaving the pits with
the refueling hose still attached. It is intended to help prevent fuel
spills and injuries to drivers and crew members and has been adopted for
use for the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis 500.
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Jules Reicher checks in.

Well we just completed Race 2 on the Pro Pulling League Series, Friday Night’s Race got Cancelled
do to rain, but the weather held out for Saturday, we were the second class to pull that night and
I was the last puller in our class, I did pretty good, there were 5 trucks that had a pull off which I missed
by 8 inches so my pull was 319.33 and the pull off was 320 feet not bad for my second race which I
got 6th place so I am improving every time which is great. I am having a great time and as always I want
to thank each one of you for your continue support as I am doing my best for you, Mikey didn’t come
to Texas so I don’t have any video of my pull, well that is it for now, our next race is in Salem, Indiana on
June 4 hope to see you out there soon, talk to you all later and have a wonderful day and again thank
you for everything you do I am trying to make you all proud.

Tim Allison 8/4/10

Lima Land motor sports park on Friday night and with a good car count again, we drew dead last in our heat race.  That put us starting in the 8th position and with a very stacked heat race. We finished 5th and broke a rear end on the final lap, but that got us in the feature but not a good starting spot as we started 12th and had no time to change any set ups on the car for the feature as we swapped out our rearend.  So we hung around and finished 11th overall. 
 Last Saturday night we were off to Waynesfield Raceway with another good car count and we drew for the front row of our heat and won that hands down and that got us qualified for the feature.  The inversion for the feature put us starting in the 5th position.  We got into 3rd and then into second and passed for the lead more than once and jumped the cushion and fell back to 3rd,  almost got 2nd again and almost passed for the win in the the last few laps. We lapped everybody up to the 10 position, but in the end we ended up finishing 3rd in the feature.
This past weekend were back at Lima Land Motor Sports Park again on Friday night with a good car count again and again we drew dead last in a very stacked heat race.  We started 8th and finished 4th, that got us qualified for the feature and after the inversion that put us starting in the 12 position.  We jumped up a couple of spots early and then got up to 8th and going forward only to have a nozzle line break and that ended our night with a DNF and finishing in the 19th position and a disappointing night.
Saturday night we were going to be at Waynesfield Raceway Park, but Mother Nature won out again and we got rained out.  This week we are at Lima Land Motor Sports Park only on Friday night for this week. 

Kathy Fisher on Inside Drag Racing

LIMA, Ohio – A last minute schedule addition, of the NHRA Thunder Valley
Nationals for Performance by Fisher Racing, would put team driver Kathy Fisher and
her Dragon Racing Fuels/K&N/Ohio Crankshaft/Amalie Oil Super Comp Dragster in
front of the cameras for “Inside Drag Racing”.  
 
“The Bristol event was just something that came together very quickly for us,”
explained Kathy. “Since we have two team cars, my Super Comp and my husband
Kevin’s Top Dragster, we try to only go to events where we can compete with both.
Top Dragster wasn’t offered during that event, but it didn’t take much convincing to
get Kevin to go and just take my car.”
 
The trip to the famed Bristol Dragway, nestled between two mountains adjacent to Bristol Motor
Speedway, was a first for The Fisher’s.  
 
“One of the reasons we went was just to see the track,” she continued. “Bristol has always been on
our list of places we must race and we were not disappointed in the least with the breathtaking
views and the outstanding facility.”  
 
When Ted Jones, of Bristol, Tennessee based Masters Entertainment, became aware of Fisher’s
trip to the NHRA National event, he asked her to be a part of a special sportsman episode of
“Inside Drag Racing” which airs nationally on Fox Sports.  
 
 “Inside Drag Racing” is a highly successful drag racing TV magazine show currently in its 16th year. The
program has received multiple broadcasting awards and covers numerous drag racing events from various
sanctioning bodies all across the U.S. The series can be seen Sunday mornings at 11:30a and repeats Mondays
at 4:30p, in all time zones.      
 
Fisher, a National and Divisional event winner in the 8.90 category, was joined by fellow sportsman
competitor Skip Walls and his Lokar Motorsports Super Comp car for the show’s taping during the
Bristol event.

“Our Super Comp class is one of the very popular index classes contested by NHRA (National Hot
Rod Association) on both the National and Divisional level,” noted Fisher. “This class has an 8.90 second quarter mile index, which makes it a breakout class and one where most all of us are using throttle stops to slow the cars down time-wise, while still holding on to higher mile-per-hour, ranging from as low as 150’s to well into the 180’s. But we all must stay at or slower than the 8.90 index.”
 
“It can be quite complicated class to explain and I hope that what the viewers will witness during our show,
will help them better understand all that is involved with not only competing in these index classes, but also at
this level of our sport,” she added.

Fisher is no stranger to the camera and has hosted various shows on ESPN, Fox Sports and The Outdoor
Channel, but notes that being on the “other side” as she put it was quite different.
 
“Even though I do a little work in the television broadcast field, I thought it may be a little distracting
to have all the cameras on my car and around us during and after my runs,” she reflected. “But to be
honest, I didn’t notice them at all. It was an outstanding experience all the way around and we
look forward to seeing the show next month.”

The special episode of “Inside Drag Racing,” filmed with Fisher and her Dragon Racing Fuels/K&N/Ohio
Crankshaft/Amalie Oil Super Comp Dragster at Bristol Dragway during the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, will
air on Fox Sports Sunday July 11th at 11:30a and repeat Monday July 12th at 4:30p.  

 

Ron Main Presents Bonneville Hot Rod Trophy to Mike Holzapfel of ARP

At the recent ARP Open House, Ron Main presented a replica of the Hot Rod Trophy the Speed Demon team won at the most recent Bonneville Speed Weeks, to Mike Holzapfel, president of ARP. Speed Demon set a new record of over 435 MPH to become the world’s fastest piston engine vehicle. ARP has worked with the team for the past several years to provide all of the critical fasteners that hold the car together.