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Red Hot Cummings Wrapping Up 2014 Campaign

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Hammond, LA: Moser Engineering team driver Slate Cummings is no stranger to success behind the wheel.  The second generation racer is a three-time IHRA World Champion, and has enough NHRA event trophies, Division championships, and national top-ten finishes to fill the walls of his family’s Hammond, LA based race shop.  Despite his accomplishments, Cummings is hard pressed to pinpoint a stretch throughout his career that has brought more success than the past six weeks.  Over that time period, Cummings has displayed his talent and versatility, picking up victories in every competition vehicle and category in which he has competed.

Cummings incredible run began at the prestigious NHRA US Nationals in Indianapolis.  There, he drove his Moser Engineering backed Cavalier to the SS/BS class victory.  He was joined in the Class Winner Circle by his father Larry, who drove to the SS/BM class title, and his brother Britt, who earned top honors in C/SA with his Moser Engineering backed Corvette.

A week after battling through the NHRA Stock and Super Stock wars, Slate Cummings turned his attention to the top bulb eighth mile bracket battles of the Moser Engineering Great American $50,000 Bracket Race.  There, he wheeled his team’s Moser Engineering dragster to victory and a $7500 payday in Sunday’s competition.

One week later, Cummings parlayed his success into yet another victory, this time at the NHRA Division 4 Lucas Oil Series event at Thunder Road Raceway near Shreveport, LA.  There, Cummings drove to his third title in as many weeks, behind the wheel of a third different race car when he claimed the Stock Eliminator title in his Moser Engineering Corvette.

As amazing at it sounds, Cummings still wasn’t done!  The very next weekend, he hoisted the coveted NHRA “Wally” trophy after winning the Super Stock crown at the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals in Ennis, TX.  Cummings once again showcased his versatility, driving his Moser Cavalier to a hard fought Super Stock victory.

Two weeks later, Cummings nearly duplicated that performance, driving the same machine to a runner-up finish in the Super Stock category at the final NHRA Division 4 Lucas Oil Series event of the 2014 season, contested at Thunder Valley Raceway Park in Noble, OK.

“It’s crazy how things come in bunches,” Slate explained.  “At times it seems like you can’t do anything right.  Then you have a stretch where it feels like you can’t do anything wrong.  The funny part is that we’re not doing anything different.  We’ve got great cars, and I feel like I’ve driven them really well; but the main difference is that we’re getting those little breaks.  The thousandths of a second are falling my way.  At this level, that’s what it takes.”

As the season winds to a close, the Moser Engineering backed Cummings Motorsports team finds itself in the thick of several points battles within NHRA competition.  Slate Cummings will travel all the way to Las Vegas, NV in pursuit of Division 4 Championships in both Stock and Super Stock.  He’s also in position to secure top ten national finishes in both categories.  In addition, Cummings family patriarch Larry Cummings is also in position to claim the Division 4 Super Stock crown; he’ll be making the journey to Reynolds, GA for his final points claim in an effort to overtake both his son and Jimmy Hidalgo, Jr. to claim the title.  Britt Cummings will compete at the annual Million Dollar Drag Race in October, before flying West to race the season ending NHRA Finals in Pomona.

In addition to major marketing partner Moser Engineering, the Cummings Motorsports team relies on products and services from the following manufacturers: Trumble Racing Engines, 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, Moroso, Weld Wheels, Comp Cams, Renegade Race Fuels, Total Seal, Trend Performance, Diamond Pistons, and Milodon.

This release has been developed and distributed for Cummings Motorsports by Bogacki Marketing Solutions.  For additional information and photos, please contact BMS directly.
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MATTHEWS WINS MOSER SPORTSMAN SHOOTOUT

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Rudy Matthews from Ohio City, Ohio took home the trophy in the NHRA Moser Engineering Sportsman Shootout at the 10th Annual JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals knocking out Fishers, IN., racer Ed Dudley I the final round at National Trail Raceway. Matthews, driving his ‘69 Camaro posted a winning lap of 7.424 seconds at 105.61 mph. Matthews ran consistent throughout the day and took out Scotty Rienschield in round one with a favorable starting line  advantage before beating Larry Rzepcynski in round two. He then met up with Todd Frantz in the semifinals using a .009 light to take the win. Matthews picked up $5,000 from Moser Engineering for the win along with the champions trophy.

Dudley raced to a runner-up finish by defeating Christopher Carrico, Jerry Albert and local JEGS Super Gas racer Troy Coughlin Jr. on his way to the final round.

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Danny Waters And Slate Cummings Bring Home the Hardware!

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Moser Sponsored cars had a productive weekend with Danny Waters Jr and Slate Cummings both bringing home the hardware. Danny began with a win in Super Comp at Thunder Valley in Bristol then Slate doubled up in Tulsa with a win in Super Stock and then followed it up with the win in Stock. Congratulations Slate and Danny on your amazing performances this past weekend. Your performances as part of Team Moser make us proud to have you running our products. Keep up the great work and we look forward to seeing more wins this season!

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 Tulsa, OK: Slate Cummings earned a rare double victory, driving his Moser Engineering backed machines to the title in both Super Stock and Stock Eliminator at last weekend’s NHRA Division 4 Lucas Oil Series event at Tulsa Raceway Park.  Cummings, no stranger to success as a mutli-time division and world champion, shared the stage in Tulsa with fellow Division 4 standout Tommy Phillips, who also achieved a much sought after double victory with triumphs in Super Comp and Super Gas.

Cummings made his way through Stock Eliminator with his Moser Engineering Corvette on the strength of steady reaction times and keen finish line decisions.  After dispatching Ed Ridenhour in round one, he used a near-perfect .002 reaction time to defeat friend and Division 4 All-Stars representative David Latino in round two.  He proceeded to knock out Verne Buchanan, Bill Bagley, and Jamie Greening before taking on Brenda Grubbs in the final round.  With his B/SA entry dialed .01 quicker than Grubbs’ A/SA machine, Cummings got the jump at the starting line, .024 to .034, and held on for a double-breakout win with a 10.486 (10.50 dial) to Grubbs’ 10.481 (10.51).

 In Super Stock, Cummings was sporting a fresh powerplant from Mike Trumble Racing Engines, which the team will utilize at least up to the US Nationals.  In his Moser Engineering Cavalier, Cummings defeated Jeff Town in round 1 to earn a second round bye run.  He beat Bret Voges in round 3, then used a .003 reaction time to stop reigning Division 4 Stock champion Jacob Pitt in round four.  A steady .017 reaction led him past Vic Penrod in the semi-final round, then another solid .018 light in the final made for an easy victory when Lloyd Wofford had problems.

 “I can’t say enough about our team,” beamed Slate Cummings.  “From Moser Engineering, to my dad and brother, Cool Simoneaux, and all of the manufacturers that support us – we’ve got a really good group, and on days like this it shows.  I want to thank Mike Trumble for the use of his motor, obviously we were very impressed with how well it ran.  Hopefully we can build on this momentum next week in Chicago.”

 This weekend’s NHRA Route 66 Nationals in Chicago, IL also plays host to the prestigious JEGS All-Stars event, a race within the race that has been very good to Slate Cummings in the past.  Simply qualifying for the JEGS All-Stars event is an honor in itself, as each of NHRA’s seven geographic divisions send just one representative per class.  Cummings has earned his spot in the JEGS All-Stars competition in both Stock (as the 2013 All-Stars champ he’s entered as the blocker), and Super Stock (by virtue of earning the most points in NHRA Division 4 competition).  Cummings has enjoyed an incredible record in the JEGS All-Star event over the last three years, highlighted by three consecutive victories (Super Stock in 2011, Stock in 2012 and 2013).  While no competitor has ever doubled in JEGS All-Star competition, Cummings has come excruciatingly close on two occasions: in both 2011 and 2013 he appeared in the final round of Stock and Super Stock, only to split final round decisions in both events.

 Slate is one of just 13 competitors to hold three JEGS All-Stars titles, and hopes to join Frank Manzo (9-time winner), Rudy Matthews (5), Pat Austin, Edmond Richardson, and Jeff Taylor as the only 4-time winners of the prestigious event.

 In addition to major marketing partner Moser Engineering, the Cummings Motorsports team relies on products and services from the following manufacturers: Trumble Racing Engines, 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, Moroso, Weld Wheels, Comp Cams, Renegade Race Fuels, Total Seal, Trend Performance, Diamond Pistons, and Milodon.

Larry Cummings Wins Once More!

Monday, June 16th, 2014

 

Larry Cummings Turns in Masterful Super Stock Performance

 

Belle Rose, LA: The Moser Engineering backed Cummings Motorsports team is best recognized today for the success of brothers Britt and Slate Cummings.  Combined, the siblings hold four IHRA World Championship trophies, and have amassed a staggering number of event wins in a variety of NHRA, IHRA and bracket classes.  Given their success, it’s easy for family patriarch Larry Cummings to slide into the background.  Larry, now 67, was a member of the original Budweiser “Super Team” in the 1980’s and is the reason that his sons took an interest in the sport in the first place.  Larry still loves to take his seat behind wheel, and as he displayed last weekend, he’s still more than capable of holding his own!

 

Larry Cummings drove his Moser Engineering SS/BM Cavalier to the Super Stock victory at the NHRA Division 4 LODRS event at No Problem Raceway last weekend.  That in and of itself is no huge surprise; Cummings is no stranger to the winner’s circle.  His performance en route to victory, however, is what has drivers half his age shaking their heads in admiration.  Cummings started his day with opening round victories over Brandon Bakies and Thomas Marlow.  In round three, he used a solid .028 reaction time and perfect 8.980 on his 8.98 dial to defeat former NHRA Super Stock World Champion Larry Stewart.  The following round he improved, pairing a near-perfect .001 reaction time with a 8.979 on his 8.97 dial-in to knock out Matt Hoover and earn a semi-final bye run.  Waiting in the final round was reigning Division 4 Stock Eliminator champion Jacob Pitt.  It’s nearly impossible to improve upon a .001 reaction time, but Cummings did just that: posting a perfect .000 reaction and running 8.982 on his 8.97 dial to seal the victory.

 

“We’re just proud of dad,” Britt Cummings said.  “It’s always fun to see him do well, and the way he drove today was just incredible.  The rest of the team performed well, but we were all done by the late rounds and we were all watching ‘Pops.’  He definitely showed us how it’s done!”

 

The Cummings Motorsports team brought a fleet of competition vehicles to their hometown NHRA event, as no less than 8 Moser Engineering backed machines were entered in competition.  In addition to Larry’s Super Stock victory, both Slate Cummings and team driver Jody “Cool” Simoneaux advanced to the 4th round of Stock Eliminator.  Despite a great .005 reaction time, defending division champion Slate Cummings fell in round 3 of Super Stock.  Britt Cummings was defeated in round 3 of Super Comp, and Simoneaux fell in round 2 of Super Street behind the wheel of the team’s latest addition: a ’66 Chevy II.

 

In addition to Moser Engineering, the Cummings team relies on products and services from the following manufacturers: 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, Moroso, Weld Wheels, Comp Cams, Renegade Race Fuels, Total Seal, Trend Performance, Diamond Pistons, and Milodon.

 

The next outing for the Cummings team will be the NHRA Division 4 event in Tulsa, OK, June 22-23.  From there, the Hammond, LA based

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Live Axle assemblies for Gen 5 Camaros shipping now!

Monday, May 12th, 2014

The First Complete High Performance 5th Generation Camaro Live Axle Conversion Package

The all new Stock Eliminator rear conversion and live axle package for the 2010 and up Camaro is shipping. These packages were initially designed for the Stock Eliminator classes and utilize our Moser Engineering designed 12 Bolt. They can also be used for other classes and even in those extreme horsepower street applications utilizing our beefy Moser M9 fabricated housing. This live axle application requires some modifications to the car for the conversion but gets rid of the failing half shafts. Lets face it, even the best aftermarket half shafts are breaking with these cars and nothing performs better or more consistent in high horsepower applications than a live axle. These 2 packages feature all the adjustability you will need to win right out of the box and the reliability you demand. Don’t break another rear shaft and spend weeks in the garage…Choose common sense…Choose Moser Engineering.

 

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Cummings Moser Engineering Team Enjoys Early Success

Friday, April 25th, 2014

 Hammond, LA: The Moser Engineering backed Cummings Motorsports team is off to another fast start in 2014.  The Louisiana based and family owned mega team that includes former IHRA World Champion siblings Britt and Slate Cummings, family patriarch Larry Cummings, and team driver Jody Simoneaux houses 7 competition vehicles, all flying the Moser Engineering colors.  The team competes in Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp (Quick Rod), and Super Street (Hot Rod) within NHRA and IHRA competition.

While the Cummings team has experienced success on a national stage, and will continue to pursue the NHRA tour throughout the country, they’ve enjoyed an early season that has included NHRA and IHRA events close to their Hammond, LA home.  To say that they’ve defended their home turf would be an understatement.

At the JEGS Cajun Sportsnationals at No Problem Raceway Park in Belle Rose, LA, the Cummings team bagged a pair of victories.  Slate Cummings drove his Moser Engineering Corvette to a win in the unique Stock/Super Stock CIC event, flexing the muscle of his Jeff Taylor Performance powerplant and Moser Engineering equipped combination.  That same day, team driver and friend Ryan Herem drove Britt Cummings’ Moser Engineering Phantom Race Cars dragster to the Super Comp victory in the “King of the Bayou” shootout.

Weeks later, the team made its way to State Capital Raceway in Baton Rouge, LA for the IHRA Division 4 Pro-Am event.  There, Slate Cummings once again had success, advancing to the final round of the Hot Rod category in the team’s newest acquisition, a ’66 Chevy II.  In the final, he lost a double breakout contest to longtime friend and graduate of the ThisIsBracketRacing.com “Live” driving school that the Cummings put on along with Luke Bogacki each season.  The next day, Slate once again advanced to the final round, this time in Stock eliminator, before once again falling in the money round to Jimmy Hidalgo, Jr.

The Cummings team heads to Houston Raceway Park for this weekend’s NHRA O’Reilly Spring Nationals, then will continue north on I-45 to next weekend’s NHRA Division 4 LODRS event at the Texas Motorplex near Dallas. 

In addition to Moser Engineering, the Cummings team relies on products and services from the following manufacturers: 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, Moroso, Weld Wheels, Comp Cams, Renegade Race Fuels, Total Seal, Trend Performance, Diamond Pistons, and Milodon.

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