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Cedar Grove, N.J. – King Engine Bearings has just launched a new comprehensive online e-catalog interface that offers more search options and cross-referencing features. This new e-catalog can filter by make, model, dimensions and cross-references or any combination thereof. The new e-catalog is in addition to King’s new 2017-2018 printed catalog, which is now available and features all of King’s new applications. “We are constantly working to improve King’s catalog data base, both online and printed, as we view it as one of our most important sales tools,” says Ellen Dekker, product manager, King Engine Bearings. “King’s strategic goal is…

The first IDRC / InstaFame event of the year takes place April 23rd at Fontana Dragway. Join the DSPORT crew for a day of fun featuring drag racing, a car show, food trucks, vendor row, raffles, a model lounge & more. Bring out your car and show us what you got. Use the coupon code “IDRC17” and save $5 on racer / car show tickets ($2 off for spectators). Hope to see you out there. What: IDRC Drag Racing Series / INSTAFAME Car Show When: April 23rd, 2017 Where: Auto Club Dragway (9300 Cherry Ave, Fontana, CA, 92335) Time: 8AM…

While NISMO Festival at the end of the year usually kicks off a season of events to usher in the new year, it’s HKS Premium Day that brings together the most well-respected tuners and quickest cars in Japan. This event, sandwiched between Tokyo Auto Salon and Osaka Auto Messe, features a plethora of activities including time attack challenges, a dyno shootout, as well as a showcase of HKS’ latest products and more. Text by Jun Chen / Photos by Gavin Oliva and Motosuke Fujii Between the blistering laps of time attack battle, the event also hosted the D1 Ultimate 4…

Anyone familiar with drag racing would recognize wheelie bars and their use primarily on high-powered muscle and drag cars. They helped to keep the torquey V8-powered, wheelie-prone, rear-wheel drive machines from losing traction, control and sight of the track. In the 1990s, no one thought it would be an effective traction and safety device for a front-wheel drive drag car, until the Bergenholtz Racing team did. Started on the Street Ed Bergenholtz and his brother Ron got into cars in the late 1980s during the infancy of import performance. At the time, their friend Ryuji Hora took them to the…

The import scene of the early 1990s not only kicked off the import performance revolution but also fostered the inception and growth of the import drag racing scene. For some, like Stephan Papadakis, it started on the street and became a passion that he took to the next level. By Richard Fong Stephan got his start in 1993 at the age of 16. He raced his Honda Civic Si at the street races in Southern California and at the local drag strips in Long Beach (Terminal Island) and Palmdale (Los Angeles County Raceway). His competitive instinct and ambitions to be…

Honda today took the wraps off one of the most anticipated models in its history with the unveiling of the production 2017 Civic Type R at the Geneva Motor Show. The long-awaited Civic Type R, slated to go on sale in the U.S. in late spring with an MSRP in the mid-$30k range, is the first ever Type R-badged Honda to be sold on American soil. The Type R will feature a high performance 2.0-liter turbocharged powertrain, substantially upgraded body and chassis, and other track-ready, Nürburgring-tuned and tested performance components. The 2017 Civic Type R will make its U.S. debut…

Innovators of any field earn their place not only by perfecting current designs and technologies, but also by being willing to try something new and different. This inclination for experimenting with ideas that no else has thought of before is a major factor in moving an industry forward. In 1994, Adam Saruwatari of Arroyo Grande, CA brought his creative and inventive personality to the automotive performance world. Growing up working on his family’s farm, Adam’s mechanical experience drove him to put together builds that earned him championships and wins in IDRC, Battle of the Imports, NIRA, CMI, Imports vs Domestics,…

On February 25th. 2017 the DSPORT crew headed out to Boost Festival 2017 presented by Honeywell Garrett which took place at Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, CA.  The three tier event held a Global Time Attack event on Streets of Willow, an open drift track day on Horse Thief Mile and Drift 101 personal lessons on the Balcony. A post shared by David Haagsma (@dh422) on Feb 25, 2017 at 6:08pm PST David Haagsma and the Sp Engineering R35 put down the fastest overall time of the day with a 01:18.717. Had a blast drifting and gripping at #boostfest yesterday.…

The 2017 Boost Festival by Honeywell Garrett. Join us as we celebrate the best of all things Boost! This year’s event will take place at the famous Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, CA. Global Time Attack will be coordinating a Pro Am event on Streets of Willow, JustDrift will host the open drift track day on Horse Thief Mile, and Drift 101 will be selling 1 hour drift lessons to spectators that want to learn to drift. Our vendor midway is great if you are looking to check out local performance product manufacturers and race shops, and to check…

ARP’s product line contains thousands of part numbers, and has expanded to include virtually every fastener found in an engine and driveline. These range from quality high performance OEM replacement parts to exotic specialty hardware for Formula 1, IndyCar, NASCAR and NHRA drag racing and marine applications.

Callies Performance Products began manufacturing high performance crankshafts in 1989. With many years of engineering and employee experience, Callies has grown to be the industry leader for innovative product design. We take pride in staying ahead of the competition with the latest high tech design and manufacturing advantages. By utilizing the latest in computer aided solid modeling and CNC machining centers, Callies is able to offer the best designed, highest quality crankshafts, connecting rods, and camshaft cores available on the market today.

Imagine a time when no one had the answers on how to improve the performance of modern Japanese sportscars. To be even more accurate, imagine a time when enthusiasts didn’t even know what questions to ask. In the late 80s and early 90s, aftermarket performance parts were extremely limited. Japanese companies like HKS were just beginning to make inroads into the States while traditional domestic performance companies had no interest in imports. Fortunately, there were some hardcore enthusiasts that always wanted more than the market offered. These enthusiasts pioneered many of the combinations, solutions and products that we still rely…

You’d think that the winter season would serve as the time for racing teams and drivers to hang up their gear and take a break, but there’s one race in December that no one in motorsports wants to miss. The 25 Hours of Thunderhill presented by Hawk Performance returned in 2016 for its 14th running as the longest closed road course race in the United States. Nowhere else will you find a wider variety of cars on track at the same time, as more than 50 teams battle through day and night, rain or shine, for a full 25 hours.…

For the past 45 years, Ferrea has been manufacturing hard core racing components for various types of engines in a wide range of categories worldwide. Our company uses the latest technological advances gained through the development of engine valve programs for Formula 1, Indy Car, NASCAR, Sprint Car, Drag and Road racing teams. This technology allows us to provide the highest level of performance and reliability for our customers. Our association with many of the industry’s leading head manufactures has given us the opportunity to implement these race proven high quality designs for all categories of racing.

Professional-grade photo and video equipment used to only be accessible by those with the right connections or fat wallets, but this concept has changed drastically in just the last few years. The industry of visual media has exploded, popularized by social media and web-based platforms that allow everyone to share thoughts, ideas and creations in high quality. The struggle now is on the manufacturers’ end, as brands push the capabilities of their cameras while attempting to keep prices low, in order to meet the demands of the fast-growing photo/video enthusiast market. No stranger to both the professional and the hobbyist…

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