MSD’s new Power Grid Ignition System got into official
racing early this year with a few test teams where it made a splash. In the
last week the system hit the main stream by officially shipping to teams in
drag racing pits around the country. The new controller has less time in the
racers hands than some sets of tires and yet it has already made multiple trips
to pick up Minuteman trophies from the ADRL. Lamar Swindoll drove a car owned by
Todd Moyer to take the win in Extreme 10.5 and Khalid Al-Balooshi drove Brandon
Switzer’s tune to victory in Pro Nitrous.
Both teams used the Power Grid to control their ignition systems. Be
sure to watch for more teams winning with the Power Grid Ignition System at the
NHRA race in Las Vegas next weekend.
MSD Ignition’s newest racing ignition controller, the Power
Grid Ignition System is officially hitting race tracks. After much anticipation
the first racers received their new Power Grids this week and the system can
already be found in cars at major races. This week MSD technicians are
assisting racers at the ADRL race in Houston. Next week techs will be helping
at the Las Vegas NHRA race.
For more information on the Power Grid System Controller
The MSD Racer Support team traveled to Southern New Mexico Speedway
over the weekend to help out some dirt track racers. Winged Sprints,
Modifieds, and a host of other classes were on hand to show the fans a great
time. Of course, MSD Techs were there to insure that the racers weren’t having
any trouble with their ignition systems. On Friday night, Jeff Swindell took
the win with an impressive showing grabbing the lead in the last few laps before
a Green, White, Checkered finish.
If you are ever at a race and see the MSD Racer Support crew
stop by and say hi! We are there to help with any ignition troubleshooting you
The crew over at BangShift.com got their hands on one of MSD’s
programmable ignition controls and put it through the paces. On a dyno at
Westech the tech guys got to work with making changes to timing curves using
one of MSD’s Programmable-7 ignitions that is so popular with racers. Street
guys fear not, though. The article also covers a programmable 6-series ignition
for everyone out there that doesn’t need quite as many bells and whistles.
So, if you have ever thought about taking the next step in
ignition control but were worried about hooking a laptop up to your car, let
this article show you just how easy it really is! Next, download the software for
FREE HERE and play around a bit.
Last Sunday the NASCAR boys took to the track at Phoenix International
Raceway for the Subway Fresh Fit 500. This, the second race of 2011 had 28 lead
changes which continued the excitement of the new season. In the end, Jeff
Gordon beat out Kyle Busch with a few laps to go and ran away to more than a
second lead at the checkered flag.
Gordon got his hands on a coveted Black and White after a 66
race winless drought that spanned nearly two seasons. The win also brought Hendrick
Motorsports back into the Winner’s Circle, though other team drivers have been
in the spotlight much more recently than the number 24. All of Hendrick’s
drivers get their Fire to Drive from MSD’s 6 HVC ignition systems.