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NHRA Fall Nationals in Dallas!

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NHRAdallas Tony Schumacher emerges on top after taking down Shawn Langdon in the Top Fuel final. Funny car had Matt Hagan take out John Force where Force had mechanical problems. In Pro Stock Greg Anderson took the light against Mike Edwards, even with a 0.001 light Edwards could not put Anderson away. In Pro Stock Motorcycle, LE Tonglet once again takes the win against a red-lighting Matt Hines.

MSD Supports the Winners at the IMCA Boone Super Nationals

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At this year’s running of the IMCA Super Nationals in Boone, Iowa, MSD was proud to support the winners with great product prizes. Jimmy Gustins took the glory in Modifieds while Jeremy Christians took the Stock class finale on Saturday night. More prizes were given out to other top 5 finishers at the event as well. The top finishers received a variety of products from distributors to ignition boxes to spark plug wire sets as part of their awards for a strong Super Nationals finish.

One of MSD Ignitions' Field Support Rigs was at the event to help test racers' ignition equipment and help to work on the cars in the pits. Look for the support rigs' schedules on and be sure to meet the reps at our events!


1. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa

IMCA - Gustin

2. Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb. 

IMCA - Saathoff

3. Todd Shute, Des Moines, Iowa

IMCA - Shute


1. Jeremy Christians, Horicon, Wis.

IMCA - Christians

2. Dustin Smith, Lake City, Iowa

IMCA - Dustin Smith

3. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa 

IMCA - Donavon Smith

NHRA Nationals at zMax Dragway!

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Larry Dixon extended his lead in Top Fuel over a losing Doug Kalitta. The win is the 59th of Dixon's career and his third straight. In Funny Car, Cruz Pedregon played spoiler and won over Jack Beckman. Pro Stock had Greg Anderson run low e.t. of the weekend to defeat Indy winner Greg Stanfield. In Pro Stock Motorcycle, LE Tonglet continues to dominate in his rookie season with a win over Andrew Hines. Congratulations to all the winners.

Flying Magnet Crank Trigger Install

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 MSD Ignition recently teamed up with to make a new instructional video. In the clip, Chad Reynolds shows a quick and simple, but detailed installation of the MSD Flying Magnets Crank Trigger on a small block Ford. Check this newest video out today and take a few minutes to check out the other great items on


TORC World Championship Off-Road Races

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After a cool, misty and blustery start to the weekend this 41st edition of the Crandon short course races didn’t disappoint!  These were the last 2 rounds for the TORC season and championship points were tight!  Here are a few pics from the races… 


Crandon is known for their land-rush starts, Pro-4 is getting the 5 to go…


All even so far, but give it a few laps! 


Mikey Vanden Heuvel takes the class championship in Limited 2WD – congrats!  


Every year, I love this place - Can you count how many fans there are?



A parent’s nightmare!  Why don’t the kids want to watch the races?  …Cause they want their own race trucks!!!  The new custom built TRAXXAS r/c track is sweet.



Ford Racing’s Cliff Irey and crew were on hand again this year showing off the 2011 SVT Raptor SuperCrew…yup 4 doors for your 4 best buddies!  And yes, that’s Robby Gordon’s Souvenir trailer behind the new Silver option 4-door Raptor.


A big congratulations for long-time MSD sponsored Scott and Jackie Douglas…he sliced and diced in his Pro-4 to out run everyone in the AMSOIL Cup Race!


Ricky Johnson’s #48 sits poised in the pits…yup, he won the Pro-2 points championship!



Long time MSD racer Dan Vanden Heuvel had an outstanding Sunday winning the Pro-2 class race.  He led from start to finish!


If ya love off-road racing, you already know…if you haven’t been, check-out Crandon International Raceway one of these days!!! 


NHRA U.S. Nationals!

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USnationals1 The Top Fuel final had Larry Dixon take the win over Cory McClenathan at the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. In Funny Car the final round boiled down to John Force and daughter Ashley Force Hood with Ashley getting the best of her dad when his car faltered off the line. Pro Stock had first time Indy winner Greg Stanfield upset low qualifier Mike Edwards on a final-round holeshot. Rookie driver LE Tonglet take the win past Andrew Hines in the Pro Stock Motorcycle final. Congratulations to all the winners!

Savage wins first DRO/Lucas title at World Series

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CandiesAndHughes Tucson-based racer Mike Savage and AA/FC owner Jim Broome chose the prestigious 57th annual World Series of Drag Racing to race at their first AA/FC Challenge presented by Lucas Oil. They had instant success as they came away with a win beating Series regular Anthony Bronge and his Jerry Newman-tuned ’69 Camaro in the final round. A Standing Room Only crowd estimated at 25,000 were on hand at Cordova (Ill.) Dragway Park on Aug. 27-28 to watch the racing action. Savage drove the Candies & Hughes tribute ‘Cuda to a series of five-second passes including a 5.96 in the semi’s that, coupled with an RT advantage, upset series points leader Paul Romine, who had a quicker but losing 5.95. Romine ran a 5.799 for a new track record in qualifying and was the odds-on favorite to win at the World Series. Savage was on Series contingency sponsor Mickey Thompson Tires in winning this event.

  For the Bronge racing team it was their first return to a Series final since the first race of the season at St. Louis in May. Bronge qualified third with a 6.032 and got to the final round by besting veteran Doc Halladay in the semifinals. The 2010 season concludes for the DRO AA/FC Challenge presented by Lucas Oil on Sept. 17-19 at Kansas City International Raceway, where the national champion will be crowned.

 Contingency sponsors for the AA/FC Challenge presented by Lucas Oil are: Auto Meter, Cavalieri Racing, DMPE, Flatout Gaskets, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., JEGS, Mickey Thompson Tires, MSD, Rage Pumps, Taylor Motorsports Products, Trailer Toad, Total Flow Products, Total Seal Piston Rings, and Victory Performance Products.


Points after four of five races:

1. Paul Romine “Man O’ War” ’79 Mustang Indianapolis IN 437 (4 races)

2. Shawn Bowen “Violator” ’77 Firebird Grand Blanc MI 368 (4 races)

3. Anthony Bronge “Punisher” ’69 Camaro Marengo IL 331 (3 races)

4. Mark Worden “Twin Town Shaker” ’79 Arrow Chicago Il 231 (4 races)

5. Doc Halladay “Telstar” ’79 Arrow Egan MI 211 (3 races)

6. Mike Lewis “Stardust” ’73 Cuda Indianapolis IN 208 (2 races)

7. Kris Krabill “Pedaler” ’78 Ply Orange CA 208 (2 races)

8. Joe Haas “White Trash” Ply Duster Burnsville MN 159 (2 races)

Photos attached: Candies & Hughes and Punisher (Don Eckert photos)

MSD Ignition at Indianapolis Mac Tools U.S. Nationals

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Indy Raceway Park walkway sign


And the Count Down begins! MSD Ignition is back at the track with the NHRA for the biggest race of the year. The Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis run today through Labor Day (Monday) and we’ll be there for all of the action. You can find the full MSD race rig on the mid-way or spot one of our techs helping out in pit spaces all over the grounds. If you are anywhere close to Indy make the trip up to see MSD and see why the U.S. Nationals are considered the best NHRA event of the year by drivers, teams, and fans alike!

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