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Record-Setting Super Stock Debut
Milan, Mich. - With the long building process finally complete, Staging Light Motorsports debuted Adger Smith's Loctite-backed '82 Camaro at the Milan Dragway IHRA Division 3 Pro-Am. Adger Smith's Performance Engines built the stout 277 cubic inch V6 Chevrolet. On just his second pass, driver Michael Beard set the IHRA SS/BX National Record at a 9.979 @ 127.82 mph. Beard followed up the record with a second round showing at the Pro-Am, and a third round at the Motor City Nationals.
Staging Light Team
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Beard Strings Together
Wins For Duck Tape
To Field Zapp Top Dragster
Ohio - Marco Abruzzi, the 2003 IHRA Top Sportsman World
Champion, plans to be twice as visible during competition this season
due to the addition of a second car.
Racing Announces Associate Sponsors
– Excitement abounds for the Duck/Loctite Racing Team as the start of
their 2004 Hooters IHRA Racing Series tour draws near.
Among the things generating excitement are new associate
sponsors, new rides, road trips, and display opportunities.
The associate sponsors are not strangers to the team, as each
product was on board Terry Knott’s championship-winning ’73 Dart
Sport last season. The team
expresses its heartfelt thanks to K&N Filters, Mickey Thompson
Tires, Auto Meter.
car and tow vehicle on the team will be outfitted with K&N Filters.
In addition to the replacement elements for stock air filters,
K&N’s line of complete air intake kits provide an easy bolt-on
increase of airflow and horsepower.
The installation is quick and simple.
Team manager Matt Zapp has already installed the systems on the
Chevrolet Duramax dually, and on the ’00 Dakota. The installations took between 10-20 minutes to complete, but
the performance increase was instantaneous!
Don’t forget that K&N also makes oil filters; just another
great way to protect your racing investment.
Thompson Tires have been on board for over 100 eliminator wins for the
team. They provide the
ultimate in hook, consistency, and longevity – everything you need in
a race tire. “I like the
fact that you can run a lot of air in the Mickeys,” said teammate
Michael Beard. “Terry’s
Dart Sport has recorded 1.46 sixty-foot times with 20 psi in a 9x28”
bias-ply tire. That’s a
stock-chassied car, and that’s just incredible.
I can’t wait to outfit Adger Smith’s Super Stock Camaro with
Meter has been a great supporter, and a partner in our learning process
as well. Auto Meter’s
Mike Tritle has taught the team that there’s no such thing as too much
data. With the level of
competition today, it is the teams who cover the smallest details that
will find the winning edge. “I
always thought my Auto Meter Monster Tach was great,” explained Beard.
“When I first drove the Stocker with the Auto Meter Ultimate
Playback, I was hooked. You
can learn a great deal about not only the car, but your driving habits
as well. This year, we are
upgrading to the Ultimate Playback II, to find out what else we have
Smith Joins Duck® Tape/Loctite® Team
Madison, Ohio – Staging Light Motorsports has announced that Adger Smith will join the Duck® /Loctite® products team in 2004. Smith, the owner of Adger Smith Performance Engines, is building an ’82 Camaro for Super Stock, which will be driven by defending Stock World Champion, Michael Beard.
The Super Stocker’s scheme will match the championship-winning ’73 Dart Sport, owned by Terry Knott, with the Loctite® and Duck® logos applied to the primarily red body. Staging Light Motorsports team manager, Matt Zapp, will again pilot the Duck® brand duct tape ’67 Camaro in Hot Rod. Additionally, K&N Filters will be on board each car as an associate sponsor.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for us," said Beard. "We are very fortunate and grateful to be able to call Adger Smith a member of our team. This will allow us to expand to three cars, to further promote the Duck® and Loctite® branches of Henkel Consumer Adhesives, our primary marketing partner.
"Adger is a perfect fit for us, not only because of his skills and his tireless dedication to the sport, but also because he knows how to simply go racing and have fun," continued Beard. "His experience and attention to detail has proven to make a deadly combination of cars that are not only fast, but also find the winner’s circle. We hope to be able to continue that tradition, and bring Adger Smith Performance Engines into the limelight once again."
Adger Smith set four IHRA World Records from 1971 to 1999, in H/Stock Optional, I/Stock Optional, D/Street Roadster, and E/Altered. He has 2 national event wins in the Stock/Optional class, 1971 and 1972, and an A/ED class win at the 1999 Sports Nationals. Adger was in the top ten of national points in Modified Eliminator when a devastating racing accident in September of 1999 took him out of the running. In 2000, Jim Cornett took the wheel, with Adger as the crew chief. The duo attained two Divisional runner-ups, finishing third in the Division 4 Modified standings.
Adger Smith’s Performance Engines and Parts
Since 1972 Adger has built engines for Drag Racing, Dirt Track, Asphalt Oval, Drag Boat and Mud Racing. His ability to select the combination of parts and perform custom machine work powered many of his customers to the winner’s circle, as well as track championships. Adger Smith’s Performance Engines and Parts is located at 2802 West 7th Street, Texarkana, Texas. Contact: 903-794-7223, or e-mail AdgersPerf@aol.com.Inaugural Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival
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Motorsports Signs K&N Filters
Madison, Ohio - Staging Light Motorsports is proud to announce the signing of K&N Filters as a major associate sponsor for the whole team. K&N Engineering, Inc. has been the innovative leader in air induction and filter technology since 1969, serving the needs of the automotive, motorcycle, marine, industrial and military markets. Their line of superior air filters and oil filters will aid both the race cars and tow vehicles of Staging Light Motorsports for the 2004 season. For more information, visit www.knfilters.com
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