Babe Of The Month: Mercedes Terrell

August 14th, 2014

Check out the Edelbrock Elite Series Air cleaner, valve covers and intake manifold at 40 second in!

Power Automedia’s Babe of The Month

This month’s Babe Of The Month is brought you by the letter “B,” for a brown-eyed, brown-haired, beautiful-bombshell named Mercedes Terrell. She’s a native from Orange County, California who took some time out of her very busy schedule to stand behind the camera for us. Mercedes may look familiar to you, and that’s for a good reason. She was Miss Supercross 2011, and currently a Monster Energy Girl and Bellator ring girl.

HEMI Dual-Quad/Single Plane Prototype Manifold Testing

August 7th, 2014

Here at Edelbrock HQ engineering is fast at work developing new products for your HEMI. This video shows our prototype HEMI Dual-Quad Single Plane Manifold on the dyno. The gain… 37hp over the competitors dual-quad/dual plane offering. Production casting test results coming soon! Stay Tuned.

You may also be interested in our HEMI Heads!

61169 HEMI Dual Quad/Single Plane Prototype Manifold Testing

Our new Victor Jr. cylinder heads are designed for high output 650+ hp Chrysler 426-572 HEMI® engines. They feature fully CNC’d combustion chambers and CNC blended seats for optimal air flow performance. These Cylinder heads also feature a revised exhaust valve angle to accommodate larger intake valves. They also feature brass tubes installed in exhaust pushrod holes to allow maximum clearance with minimal port intrusion.

    VICTOR JR. CNC CHRYSLER 426-572 HEMI® FEATURES:

  • Victor Jr. CNC cylinder heads #61175 and #61179 are complete and ready to run right out of the box.
  • Victor Jr. CNC cylinder heads #61169 are bare and supplied with reamed and semi-finished valve stem guides. They will require finishing on the valve stem guides and a valve job before installation.
  • Victor Jr. CNC cylinder heads #61189 are shipped with reamed and machined valve stem guides, as well as a valve job to match the included intake and exhaust valves (valves not installed). Customer must supply their own valve springs, retainers, valve stem seals and valve locks.

Top It Off With Edelbrock Promotion

July 31st, 2014

Get a FREE Air Cleaner and Vintage Style T-Shirt!

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This summer Edelbrock are thrilled to announce our new promotional offer. Receive a FREE Edelbrock air cleaner (up to $89.95 retail value) and vintage style t-shirt, you must purchase a new Edelbrock Performer or Thunder Series AVS carburetor between 8/1/14 to 10/31/14, complete the redemption form as directed, and mail it in by 11/30/14. Eligible products include Carburetors sold individually or within a kit such as a Power Package, or crate engine.  View the Top It Off With Edelbrock Promotional Site here!

Eligable Air Cleaners

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About our Performer and Thunder Series AVS Carburetors

Every Edelbrock Carburetor is manufactured in the USA and has been specifically designed and tuned by Edelbrock engineers to provide the widest overall torque range. For unmatched street performance, combine them with Edelbrock Performer, Performer Air-Gap, Performer EPS, Performer RPM, RPM Air-Gap or Torker II manifold and camshaft combinations, as well as most stock and other aftermarket manifolds of similar design.

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Congrats to Lizzy Musi

July 30th, 2014

Edelbrock would like to congratulate Lizzy Musi for earning her career-first Pro Nitrous victory in the inaugural Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) U.S. Drags at Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP) in Dinwiddie, VA. The historic win was also the first for a female driver in the 89-race history of the Pro Nitrous division.

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Here is the press release:

LIZZY MUSI REWRITES THE RECORD BOOKS & SCORES CAREER-FIRST WIN

(July 30, 2014) MOORESVILLE, NC – In just her fifth race in the category, Lizzy Musi earned her career-first Pro Nitrous victory in the inaugural Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) U.S. Drags at Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP) in Dinwiddie, VA. The historic win was also the first for a female driver in the 89-race history of the Pro Nitrous division.

The 23-year-old phenom has certainly been impressive in her Pro Nitrous rookie season, having eclipsed the 3.70-second and 200 MPH performance barriers and appearing in the final round at the previous PDRA race in Martin, MI, but her performance July 25-26 at VMP was especially memorable. In qualifying Musi laid down a Pro Nitrous-record 3.740-second elapsed time that rocketed her to the top of the quickest field in the history of the class, which featured a 3.889-second bump spot thanks to 32 of the best nitrous cars in the world attempting to qualify for the 16-car field. The eighth-mile run was also the quickest-ever on American soil by a doorslammer not utilizing a supercharged engine.

“We struggled during testing and the first two qualifying runs, so we just wanted to get down the track and get qualified in the Friday night session. We didn’t even have a heavy tune-up in it,” Lizzy said. “But when I let go of the button it took off like I’ve never felt before and I couldn’t believe it when the scoreboard read ‘3.74’. My crew chief, Gary Henry, came on the radio yelling ‘3.74! 3.74!’ and I was going crazy inside the car. It was an awesome moment.”

“We got lost in testing, and Rickie Smith came over and talked to Lizzy and got her confidence back up, and he helped us sort out the chassis,” said Pat Musi, Lizzy’s father and a doorslammer drag racing legend. “I get frustrated because I’m a motor guy. He came in and got us pointed in the right direction. I don’t think he knows what that means to Lizzy and myself. I give him 110% on the motor stuff and he gives me 110% when it comes to the car, and that’s something we’ve been doing since I won the NHRA Pro Mod race in Norwalk in 2010.”

As awesome as the qualifying run was, Musi and her team were more focused on completing the job and bringing home the win.

“From the day we got back to the shop after the race in Martin to the day we left for VMP, I was determined to get this win,” said Pat Musi. “We’ve battled little gremlins all season that have cost us races and we really shot ourselves in the foot in Martin. I gathered the team together and told them we simply could not have any mistakes if we wanted to win. After Martin, I knew we had the car and the driver, we just had to put it all together.”

The team, which consists of Gary Henry, Joe Dunne, Ryan Lowry, and Musi’s mother, Elizabeth, gelled after Rickie Smith’s pep talk and guided Lizzy through eliminations, where she defeated David Campbell and Jay Cox in the first two rounds before lining up against John Camp in the semi-finals. Musi’s car shook the tires early in the run and it appeared Camp was streaking to the finals when a massive engine explosion erupted from his ’69 Camaro, allowing Musi to get back in the throttle and drive around Camp.

“I drove that car for several years and it can be a handful,” Pat Musi said of King Kong 5, Frank Brandao’s Jerry Bickel-built 2009 Dodge Stratus. “But Lizzy did an awesome job pedaling the car and getting the round win. She can drive, there’s no doubt about it and she proved it there. She doesn’t get rattled. She’s the real deal.”

In the final round Musi would face off with Jason Harris, the man who has steered his Robert Hayes-built, Musi-powered ’68 Pontiac Firebird to four consecutive Pro Nitrous wins. Both cars struggled with traction early in the run, but Musi again pedaled her car to the stripe like a seasoned veteran and became the first to put Harris on the trailer in 2014.

“When I made the turn-off and came to a stop, I just had to sit there for a couple minutes and gather my emotions,” Lizzy said. “It was a combination of relief and joy, but also pressure to go out and perform like this the rest of the year. Everyone is gunning for us now, but I have all the faith in the world in my dad, my team, and my car. I’m so thankful to have the support of Frank Brandao, Lucas Oil, Edelbrock, Shaikh Mohammad Al Sabah of Kuwait and his Drag 965 team, and our newest sponsor, Mike Bankston and Bankston Racing. We’ve had so much help getting here and it’s just been an unbelievable year so far.”

“Every decal on that car has helped us,” Pat Musi added. “We’re loyal to our manufacturers and they’re loyal to us, and it’s paying off. For example, the Edelbrock fuel injection, which is something that has evolved so much over the last year and is only available through Pat Musi Racing Engines. And people like Tommy Franklin, who really helped us get this ball rolling over the winter by selling one of our 903 EFI engines back to us at a tremendous discount and working with us to do some research and development. We’ve got a new cylinder head program and we’re creeping up on some things with the camshaft, and we’d never be able to do all of this on our own.”

Lizzy Musi’s impressive season may surprise a lot of people, but Pat Musi is certainly not one of them.

“I expected her to have success, and she’s had it right from the start,” Pat Musi said. “I’m so proud of her. She grew up around this stuff and has just soaked it up. She’s a natural. I try to help her all I can; we talk racing all day at the shop and then all night at home. I try to share my experiences with her. She’s going to be a force to be reckoned with for a long time.”

Photos by Mike Carpenter & Ian Tocher / Drag Illustrated

LASD Motorsports racing in Edmonton Canada

July 21st, 2014

Edelbrock would like to congratulate Scott Graham and The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies Motorsports program for dominating the Edmonton Police Service Blue Line Racing organization winning 7 out of 7 heads up races!

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Here is a little background on this really cool event!

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies Motorsports program were challenged in Las Vegas at a race by the Edmonton Police Service Blue Line Racing organization.  They invited us up to race them at the International Hot Rod Association Rocky Mountain Nationals. They were represented by (3) cars from the Edmonton Police Service, and (2) cars from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  We won 7 out of 7, of the heads up races.  The Canadian police are great competitors.

Here is a little background information on the LASD Motorsports Program!

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies Motorsports program is a public outreach organization developed  and administered by Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies on their off duty time.  Although not an official function of the Los Angeles County  Sheriff’s Department, LASD Motorsports has long been recognized as a valuable public relations and recruitment resource for the department.”

To read more about our exciting LASD Motorsports click the links below:

Learn more about the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies (LASD) Motorsports

Learn more about the Cops Work The Fast Lane

753HP!! Enforcer Supercharged Small Block Chevy

July 18th, 2014

Edelbrock engineers decided to test the potential of the new Enforcer supercharger. So they took a 350 cubic inch Chevy and threw in a forged rotating assembly, cam, then topped it off with Victor Jr. heads #77629; this setup resulted in a 9.5:1 compression ratio. Finally, they fed the SBC some 91 octane gas, and turned up boost to 14 PSI by swapping the stock pulley with a smaller 2.75” pulley. The results were astounding! The Enforcer Supercharged SBC pushed out 753 HP and 636 ft-lbs of Torque.

Click here to learn more about the NEW Enforcer supercharger

Russell Performance Launches A Newly Designed Website

July 9th, 2014

new site Russell Performance Launches A Newly Designed WebsiteRussell Performance is excited to announce a completely redesigned website. This new website features an all-new look and utilizes the newest technologies for an improved user experience.

The newly redesigned Russell Performance website was developed with an improved user experience as the focus. It features extensive product information to help consumers understand the wide range of performance plumbing products offered by Russell. Designed and programmed to take advantage of the latest technology, the site will be compatible with today’s modern browsers and mobile devices without the need for Adobe® Flash. Not only does the site boast a sleek and stylish appearance, it is full of new features, larger fonts, and more user-friendly navigation to encourage greater user interaction, even on mobile and tablet devices.

    Improved Website Features Include:

  • Utilizes the latest in programming for improved download speeds
  • Improved search feature for easier to read product look up
  • Increase font size for improved readability on tablet and mobile devices
  • Powerful part number search feature for installation instructions

For more information please visit www.russellperformance.com

Keep it Cool Promotion

June 30th, 2014
kic Keep it Cool PromotionEdelbrock is excited to announce its “Keep It Cool” consumer promotion. Participating consumers can receive free cash and threads when they purchase a new Edelbrock water pump.

The “Keep It Cool” promotion allows participating consumers to receive a FREE Edelbrock vintage style T-shirt and $25 when they purchase any new Edelbrock water pump; whether it’s sold individually or included with an Edelbrock crate engine. The promotion will start on July 1 and end on August 31, 2014. For complete, promotion details and to download a redemption form, visit the official Edelbrock promotions website at www.edelbrock.com/promo.

  • Features Include:
  • Free Edelbrock exclusive vintage T-shirt and $25 with valid Edelbrock water pump purchase between July 1 – August 31, 2014
  • Eligible products include any new Edelbrock water pump sold individually or with an Edelbrock crate engine
  • Consumers have until September 30, 2014 to submit redemption form and proof of purchase

For more information please visit www.edelbrock.com/promo

Congrats to James Lawrence’s NMCA Win!

June 25th, 2014

1 Congrats to James Lawrences NMCA Win!Edelbrock would like to congratulate James Lawrence and The BlownZ for qualifying #1 with a 7.34, and winning the 3rd race of NMCA Street Outlaw over Ryan Jones.They are currently #1 in points heading into Las Vegas.

2 Congrats to James Lawrences NMCA Win!Way to go James!!!

Congrats to Brenspeed!

June 17th, 2014

1 Congrats to Brenspeed!Edelbrock would like to congratulate Team Brenspeed for winning the NMRA Norwalk, Ohio event, in Roush Super Stang class with Kent Nine at the wheel of the E-Force Supercharged Mustang!

Kent had it dialed in at 11:00- 11:15 all weekend, beating Lloyd Mikesa from Dyno Joe’s Performance in the final.