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Press Release: Performance Friction Corporation

Brake maker wins 2011 product of the year award from Race Tech.

Press Release:

Performance Friction Corporation Wins the 2011 Most Innovative New Motorsport Product of the Year Award

Clover, SC - February 2, 2011 - Don Burgoon, President of Performance Friction Corporation, received the award for the Most Innovative New Motorsport Product from Soheila Kimberley, Publishing Director of RACE TECH magazine at the RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium. Since being released at the start of 2010, the ZR43 Zero Drag caliper has been found on a number of winning cars in NASCAR Cup including Jamie McMurray's Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, winner of the prestigious 2010 Daytona 500. Don Burgoon paid special thanks to the number of key individuals who were responsible for developing the ZR43 Zero Drag brake caliper. "I am accepting this award on behalf of Nihal Murthy, Jim Vorberger, Darin Cate, Bill Bracken, Peter Babbage, Scott Paul, and Darrick Dong who have worked so hard on perfecting the ZR43 Zero Drag caliper which has proven to be so successful from the time we released it. But most of all I would like to thank our motivation-the racers-who are always trying to make the car quicker. Thanks to them." At the same event, Adrian Newey, Chief Technical Officer at Red Bull Racing, was presented with the Dino Toso award for the Racecar Aerodynamicist of the Year. On accepting the trophy, he gave special thanks to his team, particularly Peter Prodomou, Head of Aerodynamics. "I am very pleased to accept this reward on behalf of everyone at Red Bull Racing, particularly Peter Prodromou, following our successful season in 2010. It is especially pleasing to be honored by one's peers." The award for the Race Engine Designer of the Year was presented to Thomas Laudenbach for the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid which has proved to be extremely competitive since its inaugural race at the Nürburgring 24 Hours. The heart of the system features the ingenious Flywheel Storage System developed by Williams Hybrid Power. "The entire team behind the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid will be delighted to have won this award," said Laudenbach on receiving the trophy, "as it recognizes the hard work that has gone on behind the scenes in engineering this hybrid car that has been so competitive from its first race. In its sixth year, the RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium again attracted the highest level speakers and delegates from around the world. John Iley, Head of Aerodynamics at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, who has been Chairman of the Aerodynamics/Vehicle Dynamics Day from the start, was once again the Chairman for the day while the Racing Engine Day was chaired by Ulrich Baretzky, Head of Engine Technology at Audi Sport. Lord Paul Drayson, team owner of Drayson Racing, and Martin Whitmarsh, Chairman of the Formula One Teams Association and CEO of McLaren Racing, gave the keynote speeches on the two days. Other speakers included Gilles Simon, the FIA's Head of Electronics and Powertrain, Pete Spence, Vice President and Technical Director, Toyota Racing Developments, Ben Bowlby, Technical Director, Ganassi Racing and Mark Page, Chief Scientist, Swift Engineering.

February 10, 2011 at 01:47 PM
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Product Release: COBB Tuning AccessPORT for 2011 Subaru STI

New product release from COBB Tuning.

Press Release: The COBB Tuning AccessPORT for the 2011 Subaru STI is now available from COBB Tuning and all COBB Tuning Dealers and ProTuners.
September 08, 2010 at 02:29 PM
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Scion's Unlock the tC Grand Finale

See who wins a new Scion 2011 tC and score some free swag.

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BE THERE AS FOUR FINALISTS FROM THE UNLOCK THE TC ROAD TRIP COMPETE TO WIN A 2011 tC And to keep you entertained.... Check out the Scion drift vehicles, the 2011 Scion tC & customized cars in the tC Classic Car Show! (to enter visit: scion.com/unlockcarshow) Chat with Scion Racing team member Ken Gushi Free merchandise from the Scion AV & Scion Racing trucks Smashing dubstep & electronic DJ sets by 12th Planet & Rob Wonder of Scion Radio 17 A live performance by garage-punk veterans The Spits Free food from LA’s finest food trucks: Grill ‘Em All, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Asiadog, & Get Shaved Video art from the Scion Installation Art Tour feat. Dust La Rock, Sage Vaughn & Mark Mothersbaugh Free haircuts from Barracuda Hair FREE W/RSVP @ www.scion.com/unlockthetc

July 13, 2010 at 07:55 PM
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COBB Tuning AccessPORT

Now available for the 2010 Subaru Forester XT and Legacy GT.

PRESS RELEASE

COBB Tuning announces the immediate availability of the AccessPORT for the 2010 Subaru Forester XT and 2010 Subaru Legacy GT. The AccessPORT is the first hand-held device available for the 2010 Forester XT and Legacy GT that performs an ECU reflash through the vehicle’s OBDII port. Just plug it in, load a map and go! Faster!

June 11, 2010 at 08:26 PM
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Product Release: GReddy Evo X SST Trans Cooler and Engine Cooler Kit

New product release from aftermarket specialists GReddy.

PRESS RELEASE

GReddy Performance Products is proud to announce the production of some much need products, for hard driving Evolution X, with two new Circuit Spec Cooler Kits. The V-mounted SST (MR -twin clutch transmission) and Engine Oil Coolers increase the efficiency of the OEM coolers, by increasing the fluid capacity and cooling surface area, while controlling and improving air-flow to the cores.

May 06, 2010 at 01:36 PM
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Lexus Drive Event

Lexus invites enthusiasts to come out to NJ newest flogging grounds, special appearance LFA.

Yes the Lexus supercar made it's appearance. Enthusiasts who were lucky enough to attend the event got a chance to get a hot lap with still legendary driver Scott Pruett. If you're not jealous yet, the Lexus brass let me take the LFA around the track a few times. It was nothing less than extraordinary. Then right after, i sat with Scott as he really took it me around and showed me the real deal.
April 29, 2010 at 09:17 PM
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Volk TE37 Super Lap

New TE37s from Volk are one pound lighter, per wheel, than their predecessors

April 21, 2010 at 08:12 PM
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Lexus F-Sport Track Event Invite at NJMP

Push Lexus' to their limits and have the chance to win a hot lap in an LFA with Scott Pruett.

Exactly like the press release below states, go to http://www.lexusf-event.com/ and sign up, drive a few Lexus' to their limit at New Jersey Motorsports Park. What are you waiting for? Sign up!
April 20, 2010 at 08:41 PM
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