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Movers & Shakers: Tuff Stuff Performance Accessories Hires Mike Stasko and More News From the Industry

Tuff Stuff Performance Accessories hired Mike Stasko as marketing manager to lead and implement the company’s new marketing programs. Stasko has been in the performance industry for nearly 35 years, having held marketing positions at Mr. Gasket Company, Corsa Performance and most recently as the marketing manager at Prestolite Performance.

The TTXGP, which bills itself as the world’s first zero-carbon race series, held its inaugural U.S. race during the West Coast Moto Jam at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California. ZeroAgni rider Shawn Higbee won the race after a long battle with Lightening Motorcycles rider Michael Barnes. Both riders delivered lap times on electric motorcycles just 18 seconds off the AMA Superbike pace, according to race officials. WerkStatt rider Jennifer Bromme, riding a Mavizen TTX02, suffered a software glitch on her first lap and needed to reboot her bike, but still managed a fourth-place finish. For more information, visit

Ignition products company Enerpulse Inc. announced that its proprietary Pulstar pulse plugs will be test-marketed by O'Reilly Auto Parts in selected premium stores in Atlanta, Houston and Dallas. The program involves a patented, proprietary technology with five SKUs covering approximately 75% of the automobiles and light-duty trucks in the United States.

Automotive manufacturers seeking to use rapidly advancing laser die-cutting technology for flexible circuits, membrane switches and other electronic components, gaskets, belts, discs, dashboards, panels and additional automotive components can now determine if the materials they use can be handled by modern laser die cutting technology by sending samples for engineering studies and analyses to the new Spartanics Laser Cutting Applications Laboratory for Materials Research. The company provides no-cost detailed engineering analyses of maximum material thicknesses that can be handled with these different substrates, including brand-name materials, correlated to laser power and other variables. More information is available here.

Red Line Synthetic Oil renewed its sponsorship of the 2010 Pirelli Ultimate Track Car Challenge (UTCC) presented by Grassroots Motorsports magazine. Red Line has also arranged for James Clay—owner and lead driver of the BimmerWorld Grand Am BMW team—to provide insight on lubricant choices for track day/road race applications similar to those experienced in this event. The input will allow UTCC competitors to further develop their cars with the latest race-proven Red Line Synthetic Oil and provide insight from a top-ranked pro driver on his home track.

Lexani Lifestyle has created an annual event with an atmosphere of excitement and diversity for people of all ages. Set for July 25, at the Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, the event will feature a line up of alternative and hip-hop musical performances, a competition car show with a variety of makes and models, amusement rides, art, food, freestyle motocross demos, MMA demos, a swimsuit contest and celebrity and pro-athlete appearances. Current sponsors include Truckin', Rides, Lowrider, XXL, Dupont Registry and Lexani Performance Tires. For Sponsorship and booth information contact David Crockett at or by phone at 951-808-4220. For Presale ticket prices and more information about the show go to