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Latest Craze & Southport Travel Baseball present the 1st Annual Cooperstown Benefit Cruise-In
When: September 10th 2011 10am- 5pm (registration until 2pm)
Where: Southport Little League (7154 McFarland Rd, Indpls IN 46227)
Latest Craze is proud to host the 1st Annual Cooperstown Benefit Cruise-In to help raise funds for Southport Travel Baseball's 11 year old boy's team. Latest Craze is donating every cent raised to help the team fund next years season, which the team hopes will include a trip to Cooperstown NY to play in a week long baseball tournament.
Awards will be given for the Top 20 vehicles at the show, along with a custom baseball themed trophy for 'best of show' and 'team pick' awards. $15 registration fee & free for spectators.
The cruise-in will include music, food, games, activities for t
Fox 2.0 Performance Series Shocks for BDS Lift Kits
Coldwater, MI– August 23, 2011– BDS Suspension and Fox Racing have teamed up and are proud to announce the release of a full line of Fox 2.0 Performance Series Shocks. BDS and Fox engineers developed this monotube shock with compression and rebound valving tuned specifically to optimize the ride and performance of your BDS equipped rig. The Fox 2.0 is an upgrade option for most BDS Suspension kit applications and is designed to be a direct bolt in for easy installation.
The Fox 2.0 features specially formulated race oil and a cold-forged, metalimpacted 6061 T6 aluminum body capable of dissipating heat 3 times faster than conventional steel body shock impr
Team Falken takes 2nd at FD Vegas
LAS VEGAS, NV – After one of the most exciting battles of the season in the preliminary rounds, requiring two “One More Times” to move on to the Top 4, Team Falken’s Darren McNamara appeared on a hot streak in the Formula Drift Championship event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway until he finished second in the final to Rhys Millen. The standings, going into the final event at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, CA, have Team Falken’s veteran member Daijiro “Dai” Yoshihara in first, followed by Justin Pawlak in 2nd and McNamara in third. Defending Formula Drift Champion Vaughn Gittin, Jr., sits in 8th, while final Falken teammate Tyler McQuarrie is in 9th. Falken privateer Ross Petty is 16th.
The heat of the day extended into the night as the Formula D “After Dark” Vegas track encountered a constantly changing surface, making qualifying a challenge for Team Falken. Gittin Jr. was the top Falken qualifier in 5th, while Yoshihara was 6th, with the remainder of the team sitting in 12th and beyond.
Strong team spirit existed throughout the Falken camp as Pawlak, sitting second in the Championship, experienced catastrophic engine failure in his Ford Mustang, and a collective decision was made to swap him into McQuarrie’s 350Z while Tyler would pil
Safest Driving City in America Named - How does your city fare behind the wheel?
Safest Driving City in America Named
Fort Collins, Colorado Tops List 2nd Year in a Row; Washington, D.C. among Worst
How does your city fare behind the wheel? Allstate released their seventh annual America s Safest Drivers Report, ranking the 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency. And the winner is .
Fort Collins, Colorado took top honors for the second year in a row. According to the findings, the average driver there will experience an auto collision every 14 years, which is 28.6 percent less likely than the national average. Boise, Idaho and Lincoln, Nebraska rounded out the top three safest cities, while Chattanooga, Tennessee fell from 2nd to 10th, and Washington, D.C. drove into last place for the third year in a row. Cities joining D.C. at the bottom included, Baltimore, Maryland, Los Angeles, California and Newark, New Jersey.
Human behavior was noted as the biggest cause of accidents and experts s
U.S. and Canadian Cities with Highest Speed Trap Activity Identified
Waunakee, WI (MMD Newswire) August 30, 2011 -- The National Motorists Association (NMA) released a list of 25 cities with the highest number of reported speed trap locations over the past two years. The speed trap sites were posted by the public on the NMA's National Speed Trap Exchange (www.speedtrap.org).
With the busy Labor Day holiday approaching, and the school year about to begin, the drivers' rights organization hopes that motorists safely anticipate, rather than suddenly react to, ticketing operations known as speed traps. Speed traps are characterized by arbitrarily low speed limits and heavy traffic enforcement. Motorists should be alert in those areas to avoid receiving citations.
The Speed Trap Exchange identifies the specific locations of thousands of chronic speed traps in the United States and Canada. Information about each listing is enhanced by commentary from motorists who have encountered the police operations.
The following cities had the most reported speed traps since September 1, 2009. They are ranked by speed traps per 100,000 residents (per the 2010 census).
1. Livonia, Michigan ............................. 27.9 speed traps per 100,000 residents
2. Windsor, Ontario .............................. 17.6
3. Orlando, Florida .............................. 17.2
4. Las Vegas, Nevada ............................. 11.1
5. Denver, Colorado .............................. 10.9
Lingenfelter Offers Billet Aluminum Pedal Set for 2010-11 Camaro SS
BILLET ALUMINUM PEDAL SET FOR 2010-2011 CAMARO SS
AVAILABLE FROM Lingenfelter Performance Engineering
DECATUR, Ind. – Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE) offers a CNC machined billet aluminum pedal set for the 2010-2011 Camaro SS.
The black anodized billet aluminum pedal set features the Lingenfelter logo and includes brake, clutch and gas pedals for manual transmission-equipped Camaros, and brake and gas pedals for automatic transmission vehicles. Lingenfelter’s easy-to-install pedal set provides improved heel-toe downshifting and increased driving confidence.
Lingenfelter offers a variety of products for the fifth generation Camaro SS, including the recently introduced 800 horsepower turbocharged 2010 LS7 Camaro L28 engine and performance package featuring an 8.8:1 compression ratio with forged JE pistons, production GM LS7 crankshaft, titanium connecting rods, and LS7 cylinder heads with titanium intake valves and Inconel exhaust valves. For additional parts and accessory information, visit lingenfelter.com and click on “Cam
Universal Lubricants: Universal Lubricants Car Care Tips for Smooth Labor Day Driving
WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
To avoid the frustration and potential safety hazards of car troubles over the Labor Day weekend, Universal Lubricants recommends an easy, do-it-yourself, four step inspection before hitting the road this holiday.
Check all fluids, including engine oil, power steering, brake and transmission, as well as windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.
Check the hoses and belts that can become cracked, brittle, frayed, loose or show signs of excessive wear. These are critical to the proper functioning of the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering and the cooling system.
Check the tires, including tire pressure and tread. Uneven wear indicates a need for wheel alignment. Tires should also be checked for bulges and bald spots.
Check the wipers and lighting so that you can see and be seen. Check that all interior and exterior lighting is working properly and inspect and replace worn wiper blades so you can see clearly when driving during precipitation.
"As delightful as driving and road-trips can be during the summer season, the increased use and added mileage can take a toll on engines. From everyone at Universal Lubricants, let's take the time to be safe and be smart before getting behind the wheel this we
Champion Oil Named Official Lubricant of Hot Rod Magazine's Drag Week
Champion Oil joins forces with Hot Rod Magazine for 7th Annual Drag Week. The 5 day event marries hot cars and horsepower across 3 states.
There is no event quite like Hot Rod Magazine's 7th Annual Drag Week sponsored by Champion Oil. Participants will drive their vehicles over 1,000 miles in five days while racing at four different drag strips along the way. At the end of the trip, one person's ride will be named HOT ROD's Fastest Street Car in America.
Drag Week participants make up 10 classes and each street machine is required to travel with all provisions, tools and equipment on board. The fastest and most reliable cars make up the winners list by the end of the week, but simply surviving Drag Week™ is a feat unto itself.
Some may call that crazy we just call it Drag Week!
Hot Rod Drag Week
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Freitas Offroad Motorsports Comes From The Back To Finish First In Class 1 At Vegas To Reno
In only his second season racing in Best In The Desert’s unlimited ranks, Garrick Freitas has made his presence known by winning the TSCO Vegas to Reno race. Winning in desert racing’s premier Class 1500 and coming in 2nd overall out of 298 vehicles in the longest off-road race in America was anything but easy though. Freitas was still harboring demons from last year’s Vegas to Reno event. In 2010 Garrick was running at the front of the pack when he cart wheeled his Jimco Champion less than 100 miles from the finish line.
Knowing that in order to finish first, first you must finish, Garrick took a more conservative approach to this year’s race. This philosophy netted him a starting position of 26th from Friday’s qualifying, well back from his 9th place qualifying position at last year’s race. Even that did not cause him to deviate from his game plan though, and the Tulare, California resident knew that he had to remain patient to overcome not only the 38 other Class 1500 competitors vying for the win, but also the 549 miles of brutal Nevada desert.
When the green flag dropped, Garrick quickly settled in to a fast and sustainable pace in his Jimco Champion with his father Danny navigating. “Everything just fell into place today,” Garrick noted at the finish line. “We were 2nd in points coming into Vegas to Reno last year and the wreck basically ended our season. I was not about to make the same mistakes this year; my goal was to finish the race without any flat tires.” This strategy, combined with skillful and efficient
Piston Driven Expands With SEMA Merchandise
Newport Beach, CA - Piston Driven Manufacturing and the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) have reached an agreement allowing Piston Driven to manufacture and sell officially licensed SEMA merchandise. “We are very excited to have been chosen to represent SEMA," says Tim Sousamian, founder of Piston Driven Manufacturing. This new agreement also allows Piston Driven to sell licensed SEMA apparel and merchandise nationally, as well as at the annual SEMA Show held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The integration of a strong brand such as SEMA, fits perfectly with Piston Driven’s current line of officially licensed American brands such as GhosTracks USA, Car Craft, Motorcyclist, Bates, B&M and Hurst; all of which are designed to embrace the passion motoring enthu
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