Tony Schumacher is the first Top Fuel driver in NHRA history to win six consecutive world championships! Robert Hight in Funny Car, Mike Edwards in Pro Stock and Hector Arana in Pro Stock Motorcycle were all first time champions in their respective categories! Top Fuel driver Spencer Massey won the Road to the Future Award which recognizes the top NHRA rookie performer of the year. Congratulations to all the world champions of the NHRA!
Now that some of the dust has settled from the week long show at SEMA, we have a few pictures to share. The new Camaro was the car most seen at SEMA as there were literally tons of them out there in any configuration you could imagine. Remember we have our Multiple Spark Coils for you new Camaro owners out there! Check back soon as we have our new products to post up as well as continuing to pre-celebrate our 40th Anniversary which is coming up here in a few short months.
Here it is the first day back in the office after a week at Sema and we’re on the chassis dyno! Scott Sparrow and Arron Hahn from ProMedia Publishing flew to Dallas to pick up their ’66 Buick Special and were cruising back to California and stopped by for a little dyno tune. We ran the crate LS2 on our dyno two years ago with our 6-LS2 Ignition Controller to drive the coils on the carbureted engine. After a couple quick timing adjustments, we picked up 30 hp (peak of 361) and about 20 ft-lbs of torque (351)! Needless to say, Scott was a happy guy as they rolled back on to I-10. You can follow their progress at www.nmcadigital.com.
Four high school groups participated in the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge - the Showdown at SEMA. We're happy to say that the MSD team made it to the finals and took home second place with each participant taking home $7500 in scholarship money!
The teams tear down and then rebuild an entire engine and are scored on not only time, but also on technical accuracy as judges tear them down again and check torques and assembly. Congratulations to all the members of Team MSD!