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Movers & Shakers: Royal Purple, Lingenfelter Join 2018 Hot Rod Power Tour; Scooter Vester Joins GET’M Garage

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Royal Purple and Lingenfelter Join 2018 Hot Rod Power Tour

Royal Purple Synthetic Oil will be on display as part of the Lingenfelter Performance Engineering show truck during the 2018 Hot Rod Power Tour. Royal Purple products will be available for purchase at the display throughout each stop along the route. Additionally, Tim Strange of Strange Motion will display his custom ’61 Chevrolet Panel Truck featuring Royal Purple livery and a Lingenfelter-tuned LS motor. In its 24th year, the 2018 Hot Rod Power Tour will begin June 9 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and end June 15 in Concord, North Carolina, with several stops in between. Royal Purple will attend each stop of the tour alongside Lingenfelter Performance Engineering.

Scooter Vester
Scooter Vester

Veteran Stock/Super Stock Racer, Carb Technician Scooter Vester Joins GET’M Garage

Veteran racer and carburetor technician Scooter Vester has joined the GET’M Garage team in a sales role. He will work directly with racers and provide product technical support to the company’s growing customer base. Prior to joining GET’M Garage, Vester served in the technical service department for Holley Performance Products. He spent more than six years with Quick Fuel Technologies, first as production manager and later in sales and technical support. While with Quick Fuel, Vester developed the company’s stock/super stock carburetor and attended numerous races and events. Prior to that, he owned and operated Jett’s Automotive in Carlisle, Indiana, along with his father. A successful racer in his own right, Vester has numerous class wins in both the stock and super stock categories and earned runner-up honors at the inaugural NHRA Sports Nationals at National Trail Raceway in Columbus, Ohio.

Summit Racing Equipment and Power Automedia Partner in New Automotive Show “Horsepower Wars”

Power Automedia has announced a partnership with Summit Racing Equipment, which was tapped to be the official parts supplier of its new automotive show, “Horsepower Wars.” The new head-to-head web-based series features competition between rivals in one of four venues: the dragstrip, road course, engine dyno or chassis dyno. In the first episodes, “Pony Wars – Mustang vs. Camaro,” two teams are given either a ’17 Mustang GT or ’17 Camaro SS. The teams then receive an initial $5,000 budget for bolt-on mods, followed by $15,000 for a boost build off. The cars will compete in drag racing, road racing, chassis dyno and 60–0 braking. Summit will not only help supply products, but Summit’s pricing will be used as a guide for each team’s budget. Summit will also provide $7,000 of credit for each participant in the upcoming $10k Drag Shootout, in which teams are given 10 days to buy, build and then race a drag car. 

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