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Race Results Week Ending 3/31/12

Camping World Truck Series- Martinsville VA- Kroger 250-Kevin Harvick
Sprint Cup- Martinsville VA- Goodys Fast Relief 500- Ryan Newman

Barber Motorsports Park- Porsche 250- Antonio Garcia/Richard Westbrook

World of Outlaws
Merced Speedway- Sammy Swindell

Ryan Villopoto

KN Pro Series East
Greenville Pickens Speedway- Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150- Darrell Wallace

Whelan Modified Series
Caraway Speedway- George Brunnhoelzl III

Honda Grand Prix of Alabama- Will Power


Wild Brothers Racing

Wild Brothers Racing began the Land Speed season last weekend.  Bill Warner flew to TX to meet up with Billy Shoemaker for the season’s opener at the Texas Mile in Beeville TX.  Billy Shoemaker is riding the “Streetbike” this year and Bill Warner will be riding the others, but not until June after he is fully recovered from his bad accident back in October 2011.

The weekend did not go as planned.  First run of the meet was a test run to check the tune on the bike.  On this test run, we turned off the AMS1000 boost controler and ran on spring pressure plus what ever little boost creep there is.  The bike is set up beautifully and ran 240mph, not realizing the incredible speed the bike did on its lowest setting, Billy went to deep into shutdown and came upon the end of the track going faster then he wanted to.  He had it under control, but unfortunately, he did pick up a cone along the way.  Billy and the bike went down around 25-30 mph.  Billy is doing fine and went home on Monday from the 3 day stay in the hospital.  He broke 4 ribs, 3 of them have multiple brakes and punctured a lung.  The hole in the lung closed up after the 2nd day and no chest tube was needed.

Thanks you for your continued support. The “StreetBike” and Billy are recovering nicely and will be back racing May/June.

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow

ARP is pleased to be a part of the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow program.  We are proud of Team ARP and their 4th place finish.

Las Vegas NV. – Team MOROSO – Loara High School from Anaheim CA. won the 3rd Annual “Showdown at SEMA” with a record breaking time of 21:08 minutes. As a matter of fact, the top six of the ten teams competing average this year would have beat last year’s winning time of 31 minutes. All ten teams would have beat the 2009 winning time of 44:22!
“Showdown at SEMA” is the title of the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge National Championship held at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. This year 10 High School Auto Tech teams competed Nov. 1-4, 2011 in the engine teardown and rebuild contest in front of thousands of spectators.During the divisional playoffs all teams compete once. The best time wins the division and the team has the opportunity to compete at SEMA. But during the “Showdown at SEMA” all the teams compete once each day, Tuesday through Thursday, for a total of three times. At the end of the third day the times are averaged. The National Champion for 2011 – Team MOROSO (Loara High School from Anaheim CA.)was determined with the best average time of 21:08.  They were recognized Thursday night during the SEMA Industry Awards Banquet.Trophies and scholarships were given out on Friday morning at the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow award presentation.

SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund Engine

We’re almost “home” with our project to benefit the SEMA
Memorial Scholarship Fund. The engine was on display in
the Grand Lobby of the SEMA Show.
The bidding started the day of the show and will conclude
this coming Friday, November 11.  According to SEMA
Scholarship Committee member Anson Tse, who is an
executive with eBay, the last three days of the auction
are when the bidding really heats up.
We have received quite a bit of support from the media.
I’ve enclosed links to about two dozen stories that have
recently run. There are more. And we anticipate getting
additional coverage in both the digital and print media
upon culmination of the project.
Thanks again to all SEMA member manufacturers for
making this happen.
Bill Holland, Project Coordinator
SEMA Scholarship Committee,-auction-underway/

Beat the Heat World FInals

I just want to take a minute and reflect back on the 2011 Beat the HEAT World Finals that I hosted this year.  This event is hosted by a different agency every year and last year I put our name into the hat as the host agency….On Monday the 5th of September we were hit with 10 inches of rain in a 24 hour period….Yes the water rose….matter of fact on Wednesday afternoon the 330 foot mark on the track had 4 inches of water on it and the shutdown was under a foot of water….The water dropped and everything was perfect by race time.

That was a relief because I had invested over $1500 in trophies and plaques and over $1000 in printed t-shirts to hand out and the food for the reception and the teams on race day and no one has money to throw away nor do you want to waste a sponsor’s money.
We had the opportunity to visit three area high schools and spoke with several hundred young people about the dangers of Illegal Street Racing and the importance of staying in school and continuing their education. 

Thursday came and the Beat the HEAT Teams from around the country started to arrive downtown for the car show/display and it was great.  The Students from the East Ridge High School Engine Building Team came down and displayed with us and decimated the national record engine tear down and build for us with a time of 2 minutes less than the record they set at SEMA in Las Vegas last year.  I made a special bond with the East Ridge High School and their world record engine builders.  Stay tuned for a special project that I will be working on them with this year.

Patrons of the downtown establishments poured outside to take pictures and wave as the parade or Beat the HEAT drag cars roared through downtown Chattanooga, led by our 1931 Sheriff’s Car that we seized when I worked Narcotics and turned into a parade car. 

We ended up at Coker Tire and Honest Charley with Corky Coker where we had a nice reception for everyone.  
Friday night arrived and everyone was off to the drag strip where we were greeted by a huge crowd that came to see the Beat the HEAT Teams in a Good Guys vs. Bad Guys match up….the crowd had a blast pulling for the bad guys…..but at last count….we won more rounds…..Chalk one up for the “GOOD GUYS”.

Saturday came and it was time for our World Finals.  Beat the HEAT’s Chaplain, Roy Sisco, retired Oklahoma State Patrol, opened our event in prayer and also a special thanks to Sgt. Major Bull and the East Ridge Jr. ROTC for presenting the colors as we paused for a minute in remembrance of 9/11 before getting started. Congrats to Mike Carroll of the Colony, Texas PD for winning Mod Cop and Gerald Cooley with the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia as runner up, Jose Ayala with the Medley, Florida PD as the runner up and Rick Wilkens from the Highland County Ohio Sheriff’s Office for winning  Pro Cop and Top Cop for 2011..    

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.