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Video: How to Choose a Circle Track Ignition

Circle track racing means different things to different racers. Asphalt tracks. Dirt tracks. Small-engine midget cars. Sprint cars. Stock cars. Whether you’re a weekend warrior at a local track, or […]

SEMA / SEMA 2018

SEMA 2018: PerTronix Adds Bluetooth Control to Ignition Lineup

LAS VEGAS, NV — PerTronix has introduced an ignition box that the company says will revolutionize the aftermarket ignition industry. The PerTronix Digital HP Mobile CDI box maintains its ultra-small design, […]


Parts Bin: PerTronix Ignitor Electronic Ignition Modules

Back in the day, a breaker-points ignition system regulated by a mechanical distributor was what controlled engine timing. While that system worked o.k. for its era, “points” ignitions are now […]

1987 Chevy Camaro IROC-Z black

Mailbag: Troubleshooting an Engine That Won’t Shut Off

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. We work with the Summit Racing tech department to help you tackle your auto-related conundrums. In this week’s Mailbag, we’re helping a reader solve a diesling problem […]

Tech / Tech Articles

Infographic: Guide to Diagnosing Common Starting Problems

It can be incredibly frustrating when your vehicle won’t start. It can be even more frustrating trying to figure out why. Morris Rosenthal created a diagnostic flow chart to help people […]

Tech / Tech Articles

High Voltage, Please: 7 Factors That May Necessitate More Voltage to Your Spark Plugs

Do you have enough voltage reaching your spark plugs? The voltage required to light your plugs is constantly changing and can range from 5,000 volts to 40,000 volts and higher, […]

Pulstar plasma spark plug
Tech / Tech Articles

Spark Plug Evolution: How Plasma is Being Used to Improve Spark Plug Performance

In junior high science class, you probably learned about the three states of matter: solids, liquids, and gases. Chances are you didn’t spend as much time talking about the lesser-known fourth […]

Tech / Tech Articles

Live Wire: How to Choose Spark Plug Wires for Your Vehicle

Spark plug wires can’t add horsepower (despite what some may claim), but they can adversely affect your vehicle’s performance. That’s why it’s important to select a good quality set of […]

Q&A / Tech

Mailbag: Matching Compression, Timing & Octane to Prevent Detonation

Q: I am in the process of rebuilding a Chevy 350 small block as a 383 stroker. I am going to put the engine in a 1967 Camaro SS. I plan on […]

How Tos / Tech / Videos & Galleries

Video: How to Test a Starter Solenoid

Having ignition problems? Learn how to test a starter solenoid by watching this Summit Racing Quick Flicks video. Using a multimeter and a spare wire, this video will show you how […]