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Mark Gearhart Group Editor

Mark has been a big fan of drag racing, going to his first NHRA race in the late 80s. In 1995 he started photographing drag races at his once local track, Bradenton Motorsports Park. He became hooked and shot virtually every series that ever visited the track until 2007 when he moved to California to begin working for Power Automedia, where in 2008 he became the founding editor for their first online magazines.


FAST has introduced a full line of kits to help aid in transplanting America’s popular small bock. The heart of all the kits are FAST’s EZ-EFI and XIM ignition control module. From there, the kits can include everything from a new FAST intake manifold with fuel rails and injectors, fuel pumps, and more!

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What if I told you that you could convert to fuel injection in a matter of hours, with a total of wiring connections, and never need to tune it? Well, that is exactly what you get with MSD’s new Atomic EFI fuel injection kit.

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We all know that your local dyno shop can tell you the amount of power your car is making, but going all the time can get expensive. AEM’s new Dyno-Shaft allows you to monitor horsepower and torque numbers constantly as you drive, allowing you to test your car in the elements!

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When adding boost to any engine, it’s all about detonation control to maximize power, boost, and engine life. Race gas can get expensive as an every day fuel, but water/methanol injection can give you that additional octane plus other positive benefits. We explain how it all works inside.

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We head over to local piston manufacture Ross Racing Pistons to see just how they make a set of their forged bullets. We will run you through a full slate of photos showing you Ross’ facility and what it takes to be one of the leading piston manufactures in the racing industry.

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Designed for 1996 or newer vehicles equipped with an OBDII diagnostic port, the Edge Insight CTS features a full color 4.3-inch touch screen LCD. It helps simplify gauge monitoring by introducing their Insight CTS. It is an all-in-one interface that allows you to select from a myriad of sensors to display.

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Even a company that has produced a proven product can make it better with technology, and that is exactly what Paxton did with the introduction of the new NOVI-2500 supercharger. But even to push the envelope a bit further, they have developed an all-new carburetor bonnet called the PowerHat.

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SCT Flash, one of the leading companies in late-model tuning, as stepped up to partner with UTI. Computers in vehicles are here to stay, and for many it can be part of their trade. SCT sponsors classes at UTI that train students on how late-model vehicle computers work, as well as how to tune them.

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When it comes to running pistons in your engine, sometimes a forged slug is out of the price range. Even in some claimer classes, an engine needs to be built on a budget as well in fear of loosing it. Speed-Pro gives you a lot of the advantages of a forged piston in a hypereutectic package.

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Livernois Motorsports has released their 308 short block that features a stock bore with stroker crank combination. Also, Livernois has released a billet 6061-T6 aluminum rocker stand for LS cathedral port heads. The thicker, reinforced cross section helps prevent flexing.

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Those little stickers on the back of a race car mean something. It isn’t a random parts list, it’s a badge of pride for that company. Also those stickers typically represent a contingency pay out – a company that is willing to pay the racers for winning with their parts. But it can also mean a trip to Hawaii!

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racing plug differs from a street plug typically by the heat range and expectation of durability. Also the long-life electrodes in the street plugs is designed for longevity. The heat range is defined as the capability to conduct heat.

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Nitrous Express has built an in-car nitrous ball valve shut off. The valve is made from billet aluminum and comes with – 4 AN to – 8 AN fittings and the option for female or male inlets. Also new from NX is a wide variety of fuel system components that will currently support 1000+ horsepower!

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AED Carburetors has introduced over ten different lines of carburetors for a variety of applications. While still making cast base plates and metering blocks, they have understood that billet pieces is the latest trend. They look great and come in a wide variety of colors.

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Surprisingly enough, this is the first time BFGoodrich has displayed at PRI. The performance tire company makes tires for all walks of live, including off road, street and race. The tires we showcased at the PRI is their g-Force R1 and g-Force T/A Drag Radial.

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Too many options is never a bad problem to have when it comes to picking your next car part. In terms of supercharging, ProCharger gives you all the upgrade options you could ever hope for. They now have Stage One, Two, and cog drive race kits for the late-model Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger.

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