Archive for April, 2012

Big Weekend In Houston for Moser Backed Cars!

Monday, April 30th, 2012

 Houston proved to be productive grounds for Moser backed teams this past weekend.

Britt Cummings 2012 S/C

Britt Cummings 2012 S/C

The Bayou Boyz racing team has been on a roll as of late and this past weekend proved no different. A Super Comp win by Britt Cummings who defeated Shannon Brinkley helped push the Moser Sponsored team into the winners circle.

 

 

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It could have been even more amazing because Britt came close to doubling up this weekend. After the Bayou Boyz claimed best appearing with the Corvette and their Firebird, Britt went out and showed how deadly accurate this driver and car combination could be.  He finished with a solid runner up position in only his fourth time out with the new car. The fact that this newly designed package is performing so well in a short time in the Stock Eliminator class is a pleasant surprise. The engineering that went into this Stock Eliminator package is showing its value and giving rewards much faster than anyone thought possible. Look for these Moser Engineering C5 kits to go deep this season and if your interested in learning more about this complete rear for your C5 then click here!

 

 

 

Luke Final round win 2012 Houston

Luke's vette in the far lane!

Also helping out with testing and getting Moser support was Luke Bogacki who won his first National event with his new Corvette, beating out Jeff Lopez, a long time friend of Luke’s. We are so happy for Luke to go out in his first competition with the new car and pull off a victory. The fact that it happened with one of his long time friends makes it even sweeter.

 

 

All of this on top of Larry Cummings solid performance last weekend at Dallas it just goes to show that it may prove to be a long season for the competition.

1966 Chevy El Camino of Anthony Williams

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Planning on ordering Moser Axles after the fab shop braces the rear end
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Larry Cummings Earns First Super Stock NHRA Wally

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

 

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 Although he’s better known to many today as the father of his world champion sons, Britt and Slate, Larry Cummings is a sportsman drag racing legend. 

In his four decades behind the wheel, Cummings has accumulated countless IHRA victories, and a number of division championships. He was a constant fixture in IHRA’s national top ten throughout the 1990’s. He was an original member of the Budweiser sportsman “Super Team” in the 1980’s, the first multi-car, sponsored sportsman racing team. The bulk of his success, however, has come in the IHRA ranks. Since he and his Moser Engineering backed team turned their focus to NHRA competition about five years ago, Britt, Slate, and team driver Jody Simoneaux had tasted victory, but the NHRA Wally trophy had proven elusive to the family patriarch. Elusive that is, until last Sunday when Larry Cummings drove his Moser Engineering backed Cavalier to the Super Stock victory at the Lucas Oil Division Series event at the Texas Motorplex.
Cummings began the weekend with a strong qualifying effort, a -.753 8.447 ET that placed him in the center of the 36-car field. He opened competition with hard-fought victories over Ricky Marshall, Brett Candies, Norvell Bowers, and Keith Mawhee to earn a semi-final bye run. Meanwhile, the other semi-finalists included Larry’s son, Slate and Division 4 veteran Pete Peery. Slate Cummings missed a memorable father-son finale by the slimmest of margins when he broke out by a scant .001 in the semi-final matchup, sending Peery into the final round opposite his father.
In the final, Cummings left little to chance, pairing a great .004 reaction time with a 8.471 ET on his 8.48 dial-in. Peery would lose the double breakout match with a .020 initiated 9.893 (9.92 dial).
“It’s always great for the Moser Engineering team to get a victory,” said team spokesperson Britt Cummings. “But it’s even more special for Dad to win, especially with his first on the NHRA tour. It would have been icing on the cake to see him and Slate in the final, but it was an incredible win for our team nonetheless.”

The victory vaulted Cummings into the third position in the early Division 4 points standings, three spots ahead of his son Slate. The Cummings team will have little time off this week, as they make their way to Houston, TX for the NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Spring Nationals, April 27-29. The Cummings team will pursue an ambitious schedule of NHRA events throughout the season, and will also partner with Luke Bogacki to host the BRODIX Cylinder Heads ThisIsBracketRacing.com “Live” Driving School at No Problem Raceway Park on September 5-6.

 

In addition to major sponsor Moser Engineering, Cummings Motorsports also relies on the following manufacturers for quality components vital to their continued success: FTI Torque Converters, Sunset Racecraft, B&M Performance, Weldon, Afco, Borla, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Mickey Thompson Tires, K&N, Holley Performance, Amalie Oil, Weld Wheels, Richmond Gear, Altronics, Harwood, Nitroplate, Edelbrock, Mr. Gasket, Jeff Taylor Racing Engines, Biondo Racing Products, Auto Meter, Phantom Race Cars, Simpson Safety Equipment, H&F Performance, Folk Race Cars, Weld Wheels and Milodon.

 

 

 

 For more information on this story visit  www.ThisIsBracketRacing.com

Super Comp driver Furr lays claim to victory in Charlotte once more

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

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Photos courtesy of Auto Imagery/Roger Richards

Super Comp driver Furr lays claim to victory in Charlotte once more

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 24, 2012) – When it comes to competing at zMAX Dragway near Charlotte, N.C., Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competitor Michelle Furr can very nearly do no wrong. Last fall, Furr dominated the Super Comp category there to win her very first national event, and she was also runner-up in Super Street to come oh-so-close to a widely and wildly coveted double victory.

The simple truth is that Furr returned to zMAX Dragway and collected her second national event win at the lauded facility in the recent NHRA Four-Wide Nationals by way of efficient starting line skills and a keen ability to drive the finish line stripe, including a dead-on-the-index 8.90 in round four to earn the Strange Engineering Perfectly Strange Performance Award for the category – a particularly notable fact since she hadn’t even competed at a national event since winning last fall. There’s no doubt about it: Furr and the prestigious North Carolina racetrack make a wicked combination.

However, the energetic married mom of two from Galax, Va., is anything but presuming. For the Furr family, the repeat win was absolutely a dream come true.

“This was a Cinderella story for us, and my husband Rick and I just feel so fortunate and grateful to God,” said Furr. “It really solidifies my belief in our abilities as a team, and the greatest reward was looking in the eyes of my family and seeing how very proud they are.

“Our children, Madilyn and Adiayn, were in the grandstands cheering us on, and Rick – who is completely unselfish and works so hard for all of us so that we can do this – was with me on the starting line. Right before I pulled onto the track for the first round of eliminations, he told me, ‘Don’t let them forget; this is your house.’ By the next day and the last few rounds of the event, the statement had turned into an emphatic question. Rick would ask me right before I pulled onto the track, ‘Whose house are they in?’ I’d look up at him and smile through my helmet and say, ‘My house.’ ”

Indeed, Furr made herself right at home and staked claim on the victory with a consistent string of seven passes between 8.89 and the 8.90 target in their Ohio Crankshaft 632-powered Undercover dragster. The consistency echoed Furr’s fall performance, when she clocked six consecutive runs between 8.89 and 8.90.

The Furr family credits much of their effectiveness on the racetrack to engine builder Stan Ray and his reliable Ohio Crankshaft engines that they run in both the Super Street Camaro and the Super Comp dragster. Says Furr, “It’s a great feeling to show up at the track knowing our race cars can run the number.”

The family-oriented race team pairs the Ohio Crankshaft engines with Quick Fuel carburetors, an Aeromotive fuel pump, Moroso plug wires and pans, with a Digital Delay 500 topped by the new K&N carbon fiber hood scoop and filter. Power comes from Turbo Start 16v batteries and Power Master alternators paired with PTC converters, Alto Red Eagle transmission components and a Moser rear end and axles. The rail rides on Good Year tires and uses Hawk Brake Pads, and the power-maker is kept cool with Maradyne High Performance fans. The winning combination is rounded out by RCI safety equipment, an MSD ignition, AutoMeter gauges and Jegs performance parts, with thanks also going to Smith Bros Pushrods, Nitroplate, Jesel, Melling, Number 1 Stop, Mitone Web Design, Staging Light Graphics, and MotorMilePerformance.com.

“It was so neat because we were all there together,” said Furr. “Madilyn and Adiayn, my little Jr. dragster racers, would head to the same spot in the grandstands next to the starting line each round, and all those around them joined in to cheer on their Mom through the final. Adiayn told me that he prayed every round for my win light to come on, and Madilyn would reassure him each round that it did. I’m proud to say that now they each have a Wally – one pewter from last fall honoring the 60th anniversary of NHRA and one gold for this win.

“I have been blessed with the very best family,” Furr continued with a smile. “I have to thank my husband, Rick, to whom I will have been married 25 years this August, and my dad, Ron Privett, for giving me so much support and setting the example for me to follow. Without them, this wouldn’t be possible, and to be partnered with the best in the business, the companies that produce the products that will get the job done, gives us peace of mind in performance and makes my job on the track look easy. I can’t wait to see what we can do next.”

Media Contact:
Kelly Wade
626-675-1679
kelly@winlightnews.com

C5 Corvette Rear Sub Frame Assembly for Stock Eliminator Drag Racing

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Moser Engineering is proud to announce a complete solution for C5 Corvette owners that are looking to race in NHRA Stock Elminator classes!

 
 
 
Moser Engineering Sponsored C5 Corvette

Moser Engineering Sponsored C5 Corvette

The Moser Engineering rear sub frame Assembly for C-5 Corvettes (1997-2004).

(Click here to check pricing and options)

 
 
 

 

Moser Engineering is always looking for ways to help our
racers get to the winners circle. The opportunity is now here with the weight advantage
allowed for C5 corvettes in NHRA Stock Eliminator classes and Moser Engineering
is delivering a product to help you beat the competition. We have engineered a
kit that allows the C5’s weight advantage to be capitalized upon while still maintaining
a legal Stock Eliminator car and getting rid of the unreliable and unrepeatable
independent rear. This live axle conversion gives you the strength you need to run
a long Sportsman season without the worry of maintaining an independent rear.
This assembly comes standard with a Pro Gear and Moser Engineering’s Custom
Alloy Axles along with the Moser 12 Bolt unit.

This assembly was primarily designed for NHRA Stock Eliminator classes but can be adapted for other uses. Since the C-5 Corvette is designed to be an independent rear with a transaxle, modifications must be made to the transmission tunnel, torque tube tunnel and upper rear control arm mounts to facilitate this installation. These modifications must be done in advance of the installation of this kit. The lower portion of the rear frame rails directly above the rear end housing may need to be C notched for adequate clearance. The stock fuel tanks, lines, etc…. need to be removed as well.

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Quick OverviewThe New Moser Engineering C-5 Corvette Rear Sub Frame Assembly!

Fits: 1997-2004 Chevrolet Corvette

*Kit ships within 3 weeks of online order completion!

The standard kit includes the following;
New Moser 12-Bolt Housing
35 Spline Custom Alloy Axles
Moser Lightweight Steel Spool
12-Bolt Pro/Comp Ring & Pinion
1350 Series Chrome Moly Pinion Yoke
Timken Bearings
5/8″ Drive Stud Kit (2″ or 3″)
Sealed Axle Bearings
Chrome Moly – Torque Arm, Driveshaft Loop, Transmission Cross-member, Panhard Bar, Track Locator, Lower Control Arms, Spring Saddles, Anti-Roll Adjuster, Anti-Roll Arm, Anti-Roll Tubes and Frame Rails
Mild Steel – Front Cross-member, Rear Cross-member, Upper Shock Mounts, Spring Mounts
All Associated Hardware is supplied!

Moser Engineering to present DRAW / RFC Super Eliminator Shootouts at select Division 3 events

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

super shootout draw rfcDRAW / RFC  Super Eliminator Shootouts to be presented by Moser Engineering
 

We are pleased to announce that Moser Engineering will continue to present the DRAW / RFC Super Eliminator Shootouts the popular bonus races-within-a-race for Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street at all 2012 North Central Division NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events and the eighth annual NHRA JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals.

 

 

Entry for the three separate shootouts (Super Comp, Super Gas & Super Street) remains $20 and is optional, but must be paid at the NHRA registration trailer prior to making time trial/qualifying runs in their designated super eliminator sessions.  The top eight or sixteen-qualifiers closest to their 8.90, 9.90 or 10.90 index will advance to the shootout eliminations.  The purse in each eliminator is based on the number of entries with 40% to the winner, 20% to the runner-up and 10% to each of the semi-finalists.  The remaining 20% is donated evenly between DRAW and RFC.

 

In addition, winners will be presented plaques and $100 gift certificates courtesy of Moser Engineering.  A winner’s circle group photo session of the three shootout champions will follow the shootout finals.

 

Over the past several seasons Super Eliminator racers at North Central Division events have contributed thousands of dollars to Drag Racing Association of Women and Racer’s For Christ.  Our thanks to Moser Engineering for their continued support of the exciting qualifying and eliminations in the RFC/DRAW Super Eliminator Shootouts presented by Moser Engineering.

 

Qualifying and elimination times will be posted in the event schedules.

 

NHRA North Central Division events will also feature qualifying for the “NHRA Moser Engineering Sportsman Shootout” beginning with the 2012 season.  The Moser Engineering Sportsman Shootout will consist of a divisional point series that will qualify racers for a special head-to-head runoff of racers from Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman eliminator classes at the JEGS NHRA Northern SPORTSnationals.

 

Founded in 1986, Moser Engineering manufactures aftermarket performance rear end components for various racing, street and off road applications. Moser Engineering is in business to supply the highest quality American-made products, at an affordable price, within an industry leading two-day turnaround time. The combination of precision workmanship, know-how, price, and prompt turnaround are qualities that make Moser Engineering the leader in aftermarket rear end components.  For more information on Moser Engineering log onto www.moserengineering.com.