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STROUD INTRODUCES NEW FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM
■ Introducing Stroud ’ s new and improved Fire Suppression System . During testing last year we discovered a flaw in our head design that led to a recall and a complete redesign . They work and look better than ever . Now with a black anodized head not only can you trust this system to perform , but you can trust it to look slick . We are always innovating to keep you safer . Contact us today if you are looking for the best fire suppression system on the market .
Call Stroud Safety at ( 405 ) 632- 2022 , or visit stroudsafety . com .
VP RACING FUELS POSTING CONTINGENCY AWARD FOR NHRA COMPETITION ELIMINATOR
■ VP Racing Fuels , Inc ., a global leader in performance fuels , lubricants , and additives , today announced their new contingency award for the NHRA Competition Eliminator Series .
“ NHRA ’ s Competition Eliminator Series is the premier contingency dragster program in the country ,” said Bruce Hendel , Vice President of North American Sales – Race Fuel and Consumer Products for VP . “ This additional contingency level has been added to say ‘ thank you ’ to those loyal driver customers who run VP ’ s C25 fuel , takin ’ to the winner ’ s circle . This effort further reinforces VP ’ s commitment and dedication to bringing the most advanced performance products to the top racers in the NHRA .”
The NHRA Contingency program is a grassroots marketing partnership connecting racers who buy parts and performance products with manufacturers looking to sell and market those products . It offers the advantages of a passion-driven businessto-consumer relationship with the long-term benefits of a business-tobusiness partnership . Every year , more than 45,000 racers look to partner with the NHRA Contingency program participants .
MANLEY EXPANDS ‘ EXTREME DUTY ’ INCONEL EXHAUST VALVE OFFERINGS
■ With engine builders striving to build higher amounts of combustion pressure through increasing supercharger and turbocharger boost levels , Manley Performance has the answer for these high exhaust temperature environments with its expanded Extreme Duty valve line . Originally developed for supercharged , nitromethaneburning engines , Manley ’ s Extreme Duty valves — manufactured from the company ’ s unique XH-432 XtremeAlloy ( Inconel material and proprietary heat-treat process ) have been the mainstay of drag racing ’ s top Pros for decades .
In addition to stocking application-specific models for most popular engine families , Manley offers Extreme Duty valves through its
Gen II program for custom valve orders . Through this program , Manley maintains an inventory of “ blanks ” in popular stem diameters and finishes them to the desired length and head specifications .
Other attributes of Manley ’ s Extreme Duty exhaust valves include swirl polishing , chrome stems and hard tips . They are engineered to operate in temperatures exceeding 1600 ° ( F ).
Manley Performance manufactures valves from no less than five stainless steel alloys , plus titanium , and a complete lineup of ancillary valve train components ( locks , retainers , springs and seats ). For details visit www . ManleyPerformance . com or call the company ’ s tech line at 732-905-3366 .
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