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Movers & Shakers: Timothy White Named NHRA Director of Engineering; Lingenfelter Track Day Set

Timothy White Named NHRA Director of Engineering
Timothy M. White was hired as director of engineering for the NHRA's recently established technical department in Indianapolis. White will serve as NHRA's technical expert for all racing electronics. Most recently, he was the lead engineer for Cummins Emissions Solutions Inc. and, prior to that, served as the electronic engineer for Penske Racing and their IndyCar program. White will work directly with race teams, manufacturers, SFI and other members of the NHRA Technical Department to develop new technology initiatives and manage the Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock Accident Data Recorder (ADR) programs.

  XPLORE Adventure Series Jeep
  A portion of the proceeds from each XPLORE Jeep sold will benefit the National Park Foundation.

XPLORE Jeep Sales to Benefit National Park Foundation
The first XPLORE Adventure Series Jeep Wrangler was unveiled during the Moab Easter Jeep Safari in April. With dark matte green paint and full complement of ARB and Mopar equipment, this first Jeep will be auctioned in the fall with profits donated to the National Park Foundation. In addition, Jeep announced that a portion of the proceeds from each XPLORE Jeep sold will also go to the National Park Foundation.

Lingenfelter Track Day Announced
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering customers will enjoy a free day at the dragstrip to run their vehicles during the annual Lingenfelter Track Day on Sunday, July 17, at Muncie Dragway in Albany, Indiana. Last year, 40 vehicles registered to participate, and many enthusiasts attended to watch a variety of Lingenfelter cars and trucks take to the strip. The Lingenfelter LS9-powered ’10 Camaro SS made its first 9-second quarter-mile pass during last year's event. Since then, the Camaro has been modified with the Pedders/Lingenfelter drag race shock absorber package featuring a new RPM-built faceplate transmission and LPE torque cut module.

EnerSys Named Exclusive Battery of Team BIGFOOT
announced a partnership with BIGFOOT 4x4 Inc. making ODYSSEY batteries the exclusive battery of Team BIGFOOT. EnerSys will provide ODYSSEY batteries for the team’s seven touring BIGFOOT monster trucks, as well as the team’s fleet of transporters and support vehicles. In addition, all vehicles will display new, larger ODYSSEY battery logos throughout the 2011 season.

  Barry Lobeck
  Barry Lobeck

New Goodguys Award to Honor the Late Barry Lobeck
To celebrate the memory of Midwest Hot Rodding icon Barry Lobeck, who passed away January 6, 2011, Ginny Lobeck and the staff at Lobeck’s V8 Hot Rod Parts in Cleveland will select a new award in his memory at the Goodguys 14th PPG Nationals, July 8–10 in Columbus, Ohio. Starting this year, the award will be selected annually at the Goodguys PPG Nationals marking a new tradition in Barry Lobeck's native Ohio. The award itself will be perpetual, allowing each recipient to hold on to it for a year. The winner’s names will be engraved on the award before it is passed on to future recipients.

AMSOIL Named New Sponsor of Superior Speedway
AMSOIL Inc. announced its continued support of dirt-track racing in the Midwest as the new sponsor of Superior Speedway at the Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds. The sponsorship agreement offers naming rights to the facility, and Superior Speedway is now AMSOIL Speedway, for a minimum of three years.