MSD Driver Peter Biondo displayed a real Fire to Win when he started 2011 off collecting 3 NHRA Wallys in 2 weeks. Driving in the Super Gas and Super Stock categories, Biondo achieved the ever so tough “Double Up” this past weekend at the Lucas Oil Division 2 race in Gainesville Fla, winning both classes at the same event. “Doubling up at an NHRA event is something a racer dreams about. With all the hot lapping of the late rounds, the reliability of my MSD products was vital in me sealing the deal in Gainesville”, said Peter. This double win took place just 7 days after Peter picked up the Super Gas Wally in Bradenton Fla. Biondo plans to try to carry this momentum into the GatorNationals in 2 weeks with his MSD equipped entries.
Biondo runs an MSD Programmable 7-Series ignition control box as well as an MSD Advanced Power System starter and other accessories in his race winning vehicles.
John Urist of Hellion Power Systems is at MSD Ignition today
to install a massive turbo onto the new MSD project car, a 2011 Ford Mustang GT
5.0L. MSD will be using the new Mustang to both develop and showcase a variety
of new products for late model muscle cars. Urist is a six time NMRA Outlaw
Super Street National Champion who also co-owns Hellion Power Systems and
develops bolt on turbo kits for a wide range of vehicles.
Urist is on site at MSD to install the Hellion kit as the
first of many modifications that are to be made to MSD’s new Pony car. The complete
turbo kit, featuring a 64mm Tubonetics turbo, is a true bolt on system that is
designed to be installed by a consumer. The simplicity of this kit’s
installation does not hint at the power it unleashes though; with only six
pounds of boost in the system the otherwise stock Mustang is expected to belt
out 500+ rwhp!
Check back to this blog to find further updates on the
Mustang as more modifications are done and see dyno test results for each!
After one of the worst winter storms El Paso, Texas has seen
in decades MSD Ignition was forced to shut down for three days last week. We
know that this has been some inconvenience to our customers as they have tried
to place orders and get answers to technical questions. We apologize to anyone
who was unable to reach the company during those days. We always do our best to
make notice in as many places as possible when the offices are shut down, such
as for holidays, but during this weather emergency we were unable to get the
word out as much as we would have liked. Our offices are now fully open with no
expectation of further weather interruption and we look forward to serving you.
MSD voluntarily shut down on Wednesday, February
2 for the safety of our employees as the snow hit the city that morning and the
night before. After the snow, record breaking cold temperatures set in and the
desert city realized just how unprepared it was as water pipes froze, rolling
blackouts began, and natural gas line pressure ran low. With all of this
happening MSD decided to remain closed on Thursday, February 3 and only work a
partial day on Friday, February 4. The decision was made for MSD to shut down
for the safety of our workers first and foremost. The closure also gave time to
make repairs to burst pipes in our employees’ homes as well as in our manufacturing
facilities. Even a week after the storm hit, El Paso is under a boil-water
advisory and is just starting to get back to normal.
Parker 425-Best in the Desert Racing AssociationFebruary 4 – 5, 2011Parker, Arizona
The weekend’s festivities actually started Thursday
afternoon with time trials for the unlimited cars and trucks ending in Downtown
Parker. Check out our friends at Parker
Motor Company, they know their trucks – from the original Class 8 to the
Beaver’s Trophy/Trick Truck!
Popular off-road names like Rob MacCachren, Steve Sourapas,
Robby Gordon, TJ Flores and Pat Dean were out in full force just a short two
weeks after the desert opener – SCORE
Friday was a full day for the teams with Tech Inspection,
along with plenty of spectators checking out a packed parking lot for
Contingency at the Blue Water Casino just off the gorgeous Colorado
Saturday – Race Day…looking at 3 hour laps (for the faster
guys) all we could say was at least it was a sweet day! Realizing what the rest of the country was
going through, race conditions were dry – 75 degrees – and a light breeze…we
had perfect race conditions!
You’ll notice there was a lot of dust. By the time racers got into their 2nd
and 3rd laps of their race the last 1/3 of the 150 mile loop had
gotten really chewed up. An already
rough course got progressively rougher and those with limited suspension saw
slower lap times… Desert Racing is one
of 3D with miles and miles of whoops, wash-outs, rocks to boulders and attrition
of all sorts! If your interested in more
info, see www.BitD.com for details and final
Special thanks to Jim Conner – it was a fun weekend!See ya at the races!Ed/MSD