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The NASCAR season has started off with a lot of excitement. "The limiter is much easier on engine parts, and allows the driver to lean on the limiter and use it as a tool to set up the car," he notes. "For example, the driver can keep the pedal on the floor without unsettling the car while the limiter is activated during testing. This allows the crew to select a gear change or tire size for the track conditions." Roger Mealey, COO of KRC Power Steering, notes interest is high in his company's Pro Series aluminum power steering pump. "Since we designed and built this pump from the ground up specifically for racing, we were able to optimize every single com- ponent. That resulted in extremely low parasitic horsepower loss, a lower-weight pump and exceptional reliability," he says. "Our serpentine front drive kits continue to increase in sales for built motors and crate motors. These kits make it really easy to be certain you have the correct components so everything lines up properly and you have all the correct ratios." Moroso makes custom oil pans for top-level circle track teams that Thor Schroeder has to keep secret. "What I can tell you about is the different products that can be used in circle track … (including) oil restrictors for aftermarket blocks that reduce oil flow to the upper engine assembly, leaving more oil available for the rod and main bearings." Moroso also offers breather tanks with roll bar mounts that Schroeder says, "are perfect companions for vacuum pumps, dry sump tanks or rear ends. They're aluminum, lightweight tanks that feature internal baffling with mesh media for separation of air and oil and include a non-hooded, clamp-on-style filtered breather and a bottom petcock drain and come in three part numbers for different AN and NPT fittings." Work with your WD to understand which products are considered consumable in the circle track market. (Photo courtesy Holley Performance Products) Attend races and listen to racers to learn how to best-serve the circle track crowd. (Photo courtesy Moroso) May 2013 PBMAY 2.indd 21 n Performance Business n 21 3/29/13 2:55 PM

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