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NHRA Summit Nationals!!!

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Sumnats Del Worsham powered his Al-Anabi dragster to his fourth win of the season against runner-up Spencer Massey in the Top Fuel final at the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals. In Funny Car, Mike Neff took out Ron Capps in the final round for his third win of the year. Pro Stock racing had rookie sensation Vincent Nobile hold off a hard charging Larry Morgan in the final. In Pro Stock Motorcycle Eddie Krawiec held off Matt Smith in the final round to get the win. Congratulations to all the winners!

Tierp Arena-World Class Drag Racing

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 TierpArenaMSD Ignition’s Joe Pando recently spent a weekend at the races in Sweden. The NHRA is so All-American that a lot of people don’t realize all the drag racing that happens in other places around the world. The racers over in Sweden don’t quite reach John Force speeds, but they still put on one hell of a show! Check out the pictures of Joe, and Racepak’s Tim Anderson during their drag race adventure abroad.

Thanks to Carina Dahl for the photos! 

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NHRA Thunder Valley

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Larry Dixon finally scored his first of the season by outrunning Antron Brown in the final round. In Funny Car, Robert Hight won his fourth race of the season by overcoming Jack Beckman in the final. Pro Stock had Mike Edwards deny Erica Enders a milestone victory as she tried to become the first woman to win in the history of Pro Stock category. Melanie Troxel raced to her first victory of the season in the Pro Mod category. Congratulations to all the winners!

2011 Power Tour Day 7: Detroit

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HRPTlogo  Welcome to day 7 of the tour! Yesterday we were on the west coast of Michigan for a great day of cool weather and everyone was having a blast! Today, we’re on the east coast just north of Detroit and are gearing up for a another – and the last – day of Tour! Signs of muscle cars are everywhere with big cubic inch engines stuffed in muscle cars, blowers, mechanical injection and huge tires tucked up in the fenders. Last night we passed by Woodward and Graitiot Avenues – the birthplace of the muscle car wars! C’mon on out and check out the wrap up of the 2011 Power Tour!  







2011 Power Tour Day 5: Indianapolis

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HRPTlogoWhat a great day to be at Indianapolis Motor Speedway! The weather on this year’s Power Tour has finally broken for the better. Today is still pretty warm, but it is much better than it has been. With better weather we can see than many participants’ spirits are up. The speedway venue offers some shade for a nice change and also has a few amazing opportunities for us to enjoy.

Fans who got to IMS early had the opportunity to sign up to ride in a two seater IndyCar. Unfortunately, the rides sold out before we could convince the boss to pay for our ride. Nonetheless we are sure it was just awesome for those that got to participate. Just getting to see and hear the cars go around the track was pretty cool for the rest of us. At the end of the day, the entire Power Tour had the chance to take their hot rods on a lap of the 2.5 mile oval and go across The Bricks. This stop is sure to be one to remember, but now we are off to Michigan!






2011 Power Tour Day 4: Nashville

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HRPTlogo Half way. The Hot Rod Power Tour is a blast, but we are starting to see why it’s called the Long Haul. For vendors like MSD, your day starts around 8am and doesn’t end until you are in the next city sometime in the middle of the night. Days are long for the participants too. Most of the people here are driving hot rods with few modern amenities like air conditioning or a soft, comfy ride.

As each Long Hauler comes to our booth for their prized magnets we can see exhaustion starting to set in. Luckily, we also see the excitement that will surely keep them going through to Detroit. While some may be getting tired, today’s stop in Nashville was still a great time with plenty of music and festivities for everyone at on the HRPT. Next is a stop at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the chance to ride in a 2-seater Indy Car could be in store for a few lucky fans.

2011 Power Tour Day 3: Montgomery, AL

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PT2011aThe community spirit of Hot Rod Power Tour showed in an awesome light today! So far on the Power Tour fans and participants haven’t been scared by the daily highs that hit in the upper 90s and even over 100 degrees each day. Unfortunately, the heat and long drives are working together to take a toll on some of the vehicles.

 In true hot rodder spirit the community has banded together. There are plenty of cars that have had to pull off to the side of the road for one reason or another, but no one has been left behind. Today one of the cars had issues with a competitor’s ignition parts and a group was able to put together enough spare parts, including items from MSD’s support trailer, to keep him on the road and on the way to the next event.

 We look forward to more great days like this, helping out customers and having a great time with the hot rod community. Roll on Power Tour!







2011 Power Tour Day 2: Valdosta, GA

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PTthumbToday the Hot Rod Power Tour started out hot before it got out-right miserable: and was fun the whole way through. For the tour, the MSD trailer gets to each event early in the morning for setup and prep. Normally we are ready just in time to start handing out magnets and offer tech advice. Today alot of the HRPT participants took a detour to the Kennedy Space Center, which gave us a few extra hours before things got busy.

To fill the time, we took an old MSD vehicle to the drag strip at South Georgia Motorsports Park for a little fun. Check out the pictures attached see all the fun we had!














NHRA Super Nationals!!!

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SuperNatsNJ Spencer Massey took his second consecutive win of the season over points leader Del Worsham. In Funny Car, Mike Neff held off Cruz Pedregon to grab his second win of the season with Pedregon red-lighting in the final. Pro Stock had Allen Johnson take the easy win with a red-lighting Vince Nobile in the final round. In Pro Stock motorcycle Matt Smith held off Karen Stoffer for his first win of the season. In Pro Mod, Danny Rowe took the win over Mike Janis. Congratulations to all the winners.

Power Tour: Day 1

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PT12011The 2011 Power Tour has officially started! We have been excited about getting on the road with the guys from Hot Rod (and a few thousand of their closest friends) for a while now and so far the trip is living up to everything we hoped. Best of all, the tour started just off the beautiful Florida beaches!

The tradition of MSD’s collectable magnets lives on again this year. We have a design that is sure to look great on a tool box or refrigerator and bring back plenty of stories each time you catch a glimpse of it. As always, members of the Long Haul Gang are required to stop by MSD’s display once during each event of the tour to get a piece of the magnets. At the end of the week we will give each person a goodie bag that includes a frame to hold the week’s collection. During the first event today we handed out more than 1,500 magnets!

The popularity of the magnets often grows, so if you are on the road with us, be sure to stop by early! Check back in to the blog tomorrow for more updates on the progress of the tour.

MSD-V on eBay now!

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