SEMA eNews Vol. 12, No. 8, February 26, 2009

Movers & Shakers: Agri-Cover's Randy Siek; TruXedo's New Southwest Reps; Gale Banks Honored at Automotive Hall of Fame

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Randy Siek
 

ACI (Agri-Cover Inc.) added customer care specialist Randy Siek to its dealer support team. Siek will handle all dealer and consumer technical questions and warranty issues for ACI products and support the company’s Customer Connect program. Siek came from the company's roll-up tonneau cover production department. ACI also launched a new literature-ordering section of its website at www.agricover.com to assist current and potential dealers with ordering product literature for their stores.

TruXedo named Wes-Coast Marketing its sales rep agency in the Southwest United States. “We are pleased to have them represent TruXedo and think they will be a
great addition to the team,” said Joel Mohlenhoff, TruXedo National Sales Manager.

The United States Endurance Racing Association (USERA) created a new touring car racing series that will help teams, drivers and sponsors reduce the costs associated with racing events. The American Touring Car Championship will feature teams racing under the flags of their home states battling for overall driver, team and state championships. Each of the six race weekends will include two sprint races so teams can minimize travel costs while maximizing exposure opportunities for sponsors. To learn more about the American Touring Car Championship, visit www.usatcc.com.

The Car Care Council and its Be Car Care Aware campaign has partnered with Haynes Manuals to provide do-it-yourself (DIY) content to its website, www.carcare.org. The DIY content currently available covers air filters, coolant, hoses, batteries, tires, cleaning and polishing, wipers and lights.

Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels is the 2009 Pro Modified Racing Class Sponsor for the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA). The company’s new cash bonus program—the Mickey Thompson Ten Grand Slam—will award a $10,000 bonus to the winning Pro Modified Class racer. 


Gale Banks received the 2009 Distinguished Service Citation from the Automotive Hall of Fame.
 

Gale Banks received the 2009 Distinguished Service Citation from the Automotive Hall of Fame during its annual lunch held in conjunction with the National Auto Dealers Association Convention in January. The honor is presented annually to individuals who made a significant impact on the automotive industry.

Perris Auto Speedway opens the USAC portion of its schedule Saturday, February 28, with the Sokola Shootout honoring Gary and Mark Sokola. Click here for a video preview of the race, which features the Lucas Oil USAC/CRA & National Sprint Cars and the Western & Mopar National Midget. For event information, visit www.perrisautospeedway.com
 
Veteran IndyCar driver Scott Goodyear has partnered with Tire Rack Street Survival, a national nonprofit driving program for teens, to share his expertise and knowledge as a professional driver with teens across the country. The Tire Rack Street Survival program improves driver competence through hands-on experiences in real-world driving situations.

 
Local owners are invited to show off their street rods at the NHRA March Meet.

The producers of NHRA’s March Meet—March 6–8, at the Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, California—are inviting local owners of street rods, musclecars and classics older than '75 for three days of show and competition.
   Spaces are available for $75 for the weekend and include three-day admission (for car and driver) and parking in the tree-lined Grove of Auto Club Famoso Raceway while space lasts. Vehicles will be judged by decade (’30s, ’40s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s), on Saturday, with awards being presented later that afternoon. For complete information, visit www.autoclubfamosoraceway.com.

Automotive-testing company Westech Performance Group created Westech Certified, a new certification program based solely on Westech-gathered performance data creating third-party validation for manufacturers and consumers to ensure that tested products perform as certified.
   Products will be put through rigorous SAE-mandated performance evaluation on Westech Performance dynamometers to determine exact performance levels. Documentation of the process is captured through dyno testing as well as both still images and video record of the event. Products that complete the testing are given a certification number and are posted on the Westech Certified website for public review of performance results.
  In addition, manufacturers can use this third-party testing program to brand and market these products to ensure their consumers that they are buying a product that offers a certified-performance gain.
   The program is set to begin early April, and certification is based on engine/chassis dyno results, as well as flowbench test data, depending upon product type and manufacture request. For more information, contact Steve Brule, Westech Performance, at 951/685-4767.

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