Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 30 2012

Monday Mailbag: Increasing Horsepower, Gas Mileage & Compression

Got questions?             We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re talking budget horsepower and compression ratio.  From: P.W. • Rosholt, WI Q: I have a 1984 Chevy Z28 Camaro with an HO 305 engine and five-speed transmission. I want to increase horsepower and gas mileage …

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Apr 30 2012

Anderson and Line Disappointed in Houston Performance, Remain Atop NHRA Pro Stock Standings

NHRA Pro Stock drivers Greg Anderson and Jason Line were eliminated in the quarterfinals Sunday despite some pretty solid passes at the NHRA Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, TX. Anderson remains the Pro Stock points leader with Line in the second position 60 points behind. As close as the competition is right …

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Apr 27 2012

Line, Anderson Gear Up for Fast Times in Houston

The NHRA’s Full Throttle Drag Racing Series will visit 20 different tracks throughout the course of the 2012 season at locations spanning the continental United States. Although the race distance for the Pro Stock category remains the same quarter mile at each stop, any other similarities are few and far between, with every facility having …

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Apr 27 2012

19 Exterior Detailing Tips That Will Make Your Mothers Proud

April is National Car Care Month. To commemorate this occasion, we’re going to talk about detailing your car effectively. Also, it can’t hurt to remind you that Mother’s Day is coming up in May. In addition to detailing mom’s car being a solid gift idea, who better to help than Mothers®? If people want to …

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Apr 26 2012

Photo Gallery: Super Summit South

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The finest hot rods in the Atlanta area: check! Manufacturer Midway with top aftermarket manufacturers: check! Autograph session with Greg Anderson and Jason Line: check! How about you? Were you at Super Summit South? Unless you live in the Atanta area, chances are you missed the huge open house at the Summit Racing Retail Super Store …

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Apr 25 2012

Starter Sleuth: Solving Common Aftermarket Starter Problems

What’s more frustrating than an old, worn out starter that just won’t turn over? How about a brand new starter that won’t crank over…or engage properly…or fit correctly? We don’t wish that on anyone, especially after you’ve spent part of your weekend installing the new starter. That’s why we’ve worked with the tech advisors at …

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Apr 24 2012

Ohio Technical College Opens the Edelbrock Performance Academy

Ohio Technical College (OTC) and Edelbrock announced the opening of The Edelbrock Performance Academy, a program designed to give students a solid foundation in the building and tuning of high performance products. The Edelbrock Performance Academy at OTC provides students with the skills necessary to efficiently produce a vehicle through planning, installation, and modification of …

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Apr 24 2012

Rickie Jones Earns Second Straight ADRL Pro Nitrous Win

Summit Racing ADRL Pro Nitrous driver Rickie Jones notched his second straight win of the season, earning a victory at last weekend’s ADRL Spring Drags III in Bristol, TN. The win was a special one for Jones, who was victorious for the first time ever in Bristol. “I love coming to Bristol. This place has been part of my …

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Apr 24 2012

Video: 2009 Corvette ZR1 Exhaust Dyno Test at Magnaflow

Magnaflow Performance Exhausts installs one of its systems, then puts the Corvette ZR1 on the dyno. Happiness ensues. The 42-second mark makes us tingly. We’re just saying.

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Apr 23 2012

Monday Mailbag: Freshening Your Suspension & Setting Valve Lash

Got questions?             We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we offer advice for restoring a worn suspension and setting valve lash.   From: Carlos Callahan • Stockton, CA Q: My Mustang’s suspension system is getting stiffer as it gets older. It’s a 1991 LX 5.0L …

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