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Power Test and SuperFlow Join Forces! On September 20th, Power Test Inc., a dynamometer and custom test stand manufacturer, completed the transaction to acquire SuperFlow Technologies/Hicklin Engineering. Power Test CEO Alan Petelinsek will be working closely with former owner and now General Manager Scott Giles in Des Moines, IA, along with Division Manager Dave Arsenault in Colorado Springs, CO, to integrate best practices between the companies, share resources, and build upon the tremendous engineering and manufacturing synergies between these industry leaders. The combined dynamometer experience of these three men alone exceeds 120 years, and a multitude of economic cycles. Text by…

What should your next upgrade be? Asking yourself this question can send you down a rabbit hole of unnecessary and expensive mods if you’re not careful. So before window shopping catalogs and forums for new parts, decide first what you want to do with the car. If you plan to track your car with HPDE and similar track day events, then wheels, tires, and brake upgrades should top your to-do list. In the way of brakes, new hardware in this area becomes essential not just for stopping power, but for heat tolerance and longevity to withstand the abuse of the…

Dash cameras are becoming more and more commonplace for street cars, and with good reason. They’re handy for capturing rare and interesting moments, but they’re also a lifesaver in situations that question liability and details of how an incident occurred. The Papago GoSafe 760 dual dash cam aims to provide the most coverage possible with a 140-degree wide angle in front and 120-degree wide angle in the rear. The camera records video in 1080p HD resolution, and supports 128GB SD cards to capture and store hours of video before it loops over. The GoSafe 760 utilizes special battery protection in order…

Nikon is taking its image capturing lineup further with its new KeyMission action cameras. The KeyMission 170 and 360 models offer 170-degree and 360-degree recording perspectives, respectively. They offer a compact form factor that is lightweight, waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof, with the ability to capture 4K Ultra HD video. They can also be controlled with a Nikon remote or via smartphone app. The cameras feature a range of built-in features like slow motion, time-lapse and more. Keeping in line with Nikon’s knack for image quality, the KeyMission cameras are built to capture video that is not only high resolution, but…

Working under the hood of your car can feel crammed, and it only gets worse when working around a hood prop that sits in the way. GrimmSpeed intends to make jobs under the hood of your car a little easier with the help of its High Lift Hood Struts for the 2008-2014 Subaru WRX and STI. The struts are designed to open the hood up to nearly 90 degrees, providing extra clearance for bigger tasks without having to remove the hood completely. The struts come supplied with machined aluminum brackets and stainless steel ball studs that are custom machined for…

Fidanza Performance introduces its aluminum flywheel for the 2015-2017 Ford Mustang with 2.3L EcoBoost engine. The flywheel is made from 6061-T6 billet aluminum, aimed to reduce weight and improve heat dissipation. Weighing in at 14.4 pounds, the lighter weight flywheel enables faster throttle response, frees up horsepower and reduces stress on the engine rotating assembly. It features military grade fasteners to tighten down the heat-treated, 1050 steel replaceable friction plate. The 1050 steel ring gear is also heat-treated, as well as Rockwell hardened for extra durability. MSRP is $546.12. Fidanza Performance 440.259.5656

There’s no quicker way to miss out on track time than to show up without the proper safety gear. No matter where you choose to race or track your car, any reputable track and organizer will require you to at least wear a Snell-certified helmet. The Snell Memorial Foundation sets the minimum requirements for a helmet’s quality of safety, and has since become the standard for helmet regulations. A new set of requirements and design changes routinely comes out every five years (for competition automotive sports), while helmets are typically allowed to be used for up to approximately ten…

Evapo-Rust introduces its Rust-Block water-based rust inhibitor, now in the form of a simple aerosol can for quick and easy application. This design is intended to simplify the process of evenly coating the surface of objects from car parts to gardening tools. The Evapo-Rust solution is non-toxic, non-flammable, non-corrosive and safe on skin and eyes, allowing users to work with it indoors or outdoors with no need for protective eyewear or gloves. It is designed to be biodegradable and environmentally friendly, while producing no foul odors or fumes. Evapo-Rust is safe to use on all metals, polymers, plastics, coatings and…

The right air and fuel ratios are essential to making power and saving your engine. If you start pushing your car’s limits, you want to keep a close eye on this vital information. Innovate Motorsports introduces its MTX-L PLUS wideband gauge, featuring the company’s patented DirectDigital technology and Advanced Sensor Control design. The gauge comes with a large digital readout with a programmable digital needle in a 52mm body. It offers the ability to calibrate the Bosch LSU 4.9 wideband O2 sensor for better accuracy, and displays the data in AFR or Lambda. MSRP starts at $219.00. Innovate Motorsports 714.372.5910

Quick Test: GoPro Hero5 Black and Karma Grip Over the course of a decade, GoPro went from being the single dominating action video camera in the industry to a drop in a pond filled with countless other options. The world-famous company has since steadily introduced updated models on a regular basis, a must-do in order to stay ahead of the many competitors entering the market. Now, we find ourselves with GoPro’s latest iteration, the Hero5. The new model sports updated hardware and interface, rolled into market alongside the Karma Grip gimbal in an attempt to lasso users into the GoPro…

The current Ford Focus RS only recently made it Stateside, yet tuners and enthusiasts are already finding ways to make this hot hatch even quicker. Pedders aims to cover handling improvements on the Focus RS with its eXtreme XA Adjustable Coilover kit. This kit is tailored for street tuners and weekend racers alike, providing the ability to change ride height and 30 positions of valving adjustment. The coilovers are gas-pressurized, and utilize a monotube body and alloy steel coils. The hardware goes through intensive quality assurance processes, including stress testing, load height testing and more. Pedders’ eXtreme XA Adjustable Coilover…

IRVINE, Calif. (August 9, 2017) – Mazda Motorsports today announced open registration for the 2017 Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Challenge featuring a $110,000 prize pool, with $75,000 going to the overall winner. The two-race, total points event will be hosted at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on October 12-15. Registration is now open at MazdaMotorsports.com to all racecar drivers around the world, excluding Mazda Motorsports’ factory drivers. – Second Annual Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Post-Season Event Offers $75,000 to Win, $110,000 Total Prize Pool – Text  and Photos by: Mazda North American Operations 2017 Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Challenge Announced Previously…

NRG Innovations offers its RST-022S-Y reinforced steering wheel.  The race-type, two-spoke wheel features thick materials and additional welding on an alloyed halo that spans the entire steering wheel, ensuring strong and reliable hardware. The wheel is wrapped in suede for extra grip and accurate feedback, shaped with a 3-inch deep dish. The diameter measures at 350mm (13.78 inches) with a 5mm spoke. The yellow stripe on top helps drivers keep track of the straightened position, while the NRG arrow cutouts in the spoke add to its aesthetic. MSRP is $159.99. NRG Innovations 626.369.2668

Vibrant Performance offers its Adjustable AN Wrench, designed to provide a convenient and secure solution for working with a wide range of AN fittings. The wrench features V-Grip jaws with excellent surface area contact, ensuring a strong grip without damaging fittings. It offers adjustability from -4AN to -16AN to cover most popular sizes without having to use multiple wrenches. The wrench is made from aluminum and comes with an anodized black finish. MSRP is $79.95. Vibrant Performance 905.564.2808

Flex-a-Lite introduces the Flex-a-Lite 1000 Airmover, a tool for the track or in your garage. The unit is designed to be lightweight and compact, with only a 2A power draw that enables it to run off of most generators. Its exterior design allows it to lay flat or stand on its side, so that you can position it to properly cool a race car between runs. It is capable of 900 CFM of airflow, providing the ability to cool your car or garage effectively, or for clearing fumes out of an enclosed area. The Flex-a-Lite 1000 carries an electrical outlet…

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