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Power Automedia Announces Partnership to Give Away 1,000-HP Godzilla Engine

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EngineLabsFord Performance and Late Model Engines Join Forces with Power Automedia to Give Away a 1,000-HP Godzilla Engine

Building on the success of last year’s engine giveaway, Power Automedia has announced the latest partnership with Ford Performance Parts and Late Model Engines (LME). LME will be charged with building a 1,000hp turbo Godzilla engine live on the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show floor. Enthusiasts will have a chance to see a powerful example of this exciting new platform come together before their eyes and maybe even take it home.

The Godzilla is a 7.3L V8 engine with a more traditional pushrod design, and is the largest displacement gasoline engine offered by Ford Motor Company. This year, LME will start with a stock Godzilla crate engine from Ford Performance Parts, do a baseline dyno test and then work its magic to hold high boost. Following the engine assembly at the PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis, December 8–10, the engine will be dyno-tested again to verify its four-digit power as the winner is selected.

For additional build details and giveaway updates, follow EngineLabs.com. To enter the contest, go to EngineLabsGiveaway.com.

Grant LeJeune
Grant LeJeune

Oracle Lighting Grows; Adds Grant LeJeune to Operations Team

Oracle Lighting has announced it has added Grant LeJeune to its operations team.

“As Oracle Lighting continues to advance, we decided to add new talent in the form of an Operations Coordinator to assist in managing our growth and expansion,” said Sandy Crespo-Mossi, Oracle Lighting director of operations. “Grant has the education and work experience to be a successful and integral part of helping Oracle Lighting’s marketing, sales and warehouse teams with their operational needs as we continue to develop and grow as a company.”

Christine Barringer
Christine Barringer

RealTruck Inc. Promotes Christine Barringer to Chief Accounting Officer

RealTruck has announced the promotion of Christine Barringer as its first chief accounting officer. In her new role, Barringer will be responsible for overseeing the company’s strategic direction of the corporate accounting organization, financial-close processes, reporting and continuous improvements in the accounting function to support the growth objectives of RealTruck. Previously, Barringer was the vice president, corporate controller for RealTruck. She will continue to report directly to Ted McCormick, who joined the company as chief financial officer in November 2021.

Since Barringer joined the RealTruck team just over seven years ago, she’s built a corporate accounting team, implemented common accounting policies enterprise wide and led the business combination accounting and integration for 11 acquisitions. She was also a key contributing member of the management team that successfully executed two sale processes. Barringer has more than 20 years of private and public-company experience. Prior to RealTruck, she held positions at HHI Group Holdings, TRW Automotive, Hayes Lemmerz and KPMG.

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