Wednesday, February 15 2017
After ordering and receiving his parts, Discovery Channels Street Outlaws “Monza” is now one of the newest members of Speed City’s Racing Team. Monza sent a picture of his badass jet black 72 Camaro fitted with the latest Speed City decal. George Rumore (General Manager of Speed City) has a long time relationship with the guys from Street Outlaws. Monza is currently sitting at number 3 on “The List” in his Camaro named Sinister Split Bumper, with a monster big block Chevy being sprayed with a ton of Nitrous sitting between the frame rails. Speed City is well respected and trusted in performance parts sales and installation. From NHRA Top Fuel to the weekend racing enthusiast, we here at Speed City can help with all of your performance needs. Give one of our horsepower fulfilment specialists a call.
Tuesday, February 14 2017
With the 2017 Mello Yello Series underway Saturday February 11th at the Winternationals in Pomona, there is one common factor that is in the winner circle. Star RacerTM supercharger belts have been helping pilot these monster 11,000 HP machines down the track the fastest the world has seen! Top Fuel and Alcohol classes were dominated by Star RacerTM with Leah Pritchett in her Papa JohnsTM Top Fuel dragster who had the fastest unofficial time in test, also came out swinging Sunday with a 3.711 at 324.98mph which was fast enough to claim her second career win. Thundering down the track for first place in Top Fuel Funny Car was Matt Hagan going 3.875 at 330.07, also accompanied onboard with Star RacerTM blower belts. These belts have been race tested over and over again for the past 3 years in the NHRA to ensure that they will deliver not only the performance that the pros look for, but the reliability that you can lean on to go into the finals with confidence! Star RacerTM Supercharger Belts are making history by becoming the choice of Champions and top competitors including the likes of DSR-Don Schumacher Racing (NHRA), John Force Racing (NHRA), Kalitta Motorsports (NHRA), Jonnie Lindberg (NHRA), Joey Severance (NHRA), Steve Harker (NHRA), Mike Janis (NHRA), Brandon Booher (NHRA), Clint Thompson (NHRA), Tony Bartone (NHRA), Scott Tedder (NTPA), Jessie Petro (NTPA), Larry Koester (NTPA), Brett Berg (NTPA), and Gary Phillips (ANDRA) just to name a few.
Tuesday, February 07 2017
Speed City’s Star RacerTM supercharger belts help NHRA Top Fuel teams run their fastest times!
Saturday marked the end of Nitro Spring Training and the Top Fuel teams are dialed in for the start of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Some impressive numbers got laid down at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. Speed City would like to congratulate Leah Pritchett with the quickest unofficial pass in NHRA history going 3.654 at a blistering 331.85 mph, Steve Torrence with the second fastest time running 3.691, Brittany Force with a 3.695 and Doug Kalitta who ran 3.697. Leah and Doug both run the Star RacerTM belts. In Funny Car, Speed City congratulates Courtney Force running 3.804 at 333.33 mph, unofficially the quickest run in Funny Car history, defending World Champion Ron Capps going 3.854 in the second spot, 16-time world champion John Force with the third fastest time of 3.856 along with Robert Hight running 3.859. All four of these Top Fuel Funny Car drivers run the Star RacerTM belt. The Star RacerTM supercharger belt is helping these teams achieve these fast runs and saving them money. The Star RacerTM belts last 3 to 5 runs versus the competitors that are typically single use. Star RacerTM supercharger belts are also available for Top Alcohol, Tractor Pull, Drag Boat and any other supercharger driven application. The first event of the 2017 Mello Yello Drag Racing series begins February 9-12 with the Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona. Tune in to FS1 at 7 p.m. EST on Friday, live on Saturday at 1 p.m. EST for qualifying and FOX Sports at 4 p.m. EST on Sunday for the Finals.
Wednesday, February 01 2017
Speed City Announces exclusive deal with DSR
Cleveland, Ohio (January 30, 2017) Speed City’s vice president John Bojec formally announced last week that his company has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Don Schumacher Racing. The agreement defines a sales plan where DSR will supply all of the NHRA Pro Teams with the Star Racer ‘Plus’ Supercharger belts.
The ‘Plus’ belt was designed for Nitro burning engines that produce over 11,000 HP that tends to be very aggressive on the belts. The DSR organization was a clear choice to work with, not only are they the largest professional team in NHRA but they are a substantial manufacturer for racing parts and equipment.
Although Speed City and Mitsuboshi knew they had a robust product from the success they found in the NHRA Top Alcohol ranks, however it was DSR who helped re-design the ‘Plus’ specification to ensure the belt was the best it could be.
When Speed City first met with Todd Okuhara, DSR’s director of racing operations, he put a plan into place to build a solid foundation for the success of the supercharger belt. Okuhara gathered his championship winning crew chiefs and began crafting a plan to build their engine configurations around the Star Racer belt.
“After months of successful testing the DSR brain trust was making additional improvements on the belts performance, improving the drive system and manufacturing the components in-house, DSR has taken strides ensuring the value of our product,” said Bojec.
This meant that a change in the pulleys would only complement the new belt is such a way that these nitro burners could achieve up to 5 runs on a single belt where the competitors brand was lucky to make one without failing.
Bojec stated “That although the racing community is very aware of Don Schumacher Racing they may not know that his organization goes way beyond there on track performance. DSR is a major player in the manufacturing business, they literally build nearly every component for their four Funny Cars and four Top Fuel dragsters, the DSR facility is absolutely stunning. It’s like walking into any major automotive facility.”
This is only the beginning for Bojec, Star Racer and DSR as they look to keep building and providing the best parts/services racers can buy. Bojec exclaimed, “Speed City and DSR are looking at the future in racing, with this much capability we want to tap into all the other classes in motorsports and provide them with the top quality parts DSR in manufacturing now. We are looking at the alcohol and tractor pulling areas to see what their needs are. We already know that the parts DSR is currently manufacturing have been providing consistent championships so having an opportunity to extend that success in other areas should provide positive results.”
Tuesday, January 31 2017
ATTENTION RACERS! It's that time of year again. Speed City is proud to annouce their 5th Annual NHRA Chassis Seminar with NHRA Tech Inspector, Joe Lease. Call (440) 975-1969 to reserve your spot!
Each available Time Slot is for a 15 min Inspection with Joe Lease. Guests are welcome to arrive 45-30 minutes prior to their appointed Time Slot. Parking available on site to unload and load race cars. Refreshments will be served.
Speed City will have staff on hand in the event any repairs or adjustments are required to complete the approval process.
If your Race Car is in need of any upgrades or updates prior to the inspection date please call to schedule services at Speed City as soon as possible.
Monday, January 30 2017
Former NBA super star and legend Larry Nance wanted the ultimate hands on experience when it came to building his street car motor. A monster 600 plus cubic inch big block Chevy with an impressive 4.625 bore diameter. The motor was machined for its final assembly in our state of the art engine lab here at Speed City. When Larry came to us and told us that he wanted to be a part of the assembly process, we were honored to let him lend a hand in the sport that fuels our passion for excellence’s. On Saturday January 28th we set up a one on one with Mr. Nance and our General Manager George Rumore for the complete assembly of his big block. During this time Larry installed the lifters, heads and intake on this beast under the guidance of George. Final assembly of his street car motor went hand in hand with the completion of his Alan Johnson 481X equipped with a F3 136mm ProCharger. This motor is being prepared to go between the frame rails of his Don Ness Pro Mod chassis, that has been getting multiple upgrades by the professionals here at Speed City.
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