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Performance Business - May '13

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Circle track racers can rarely wait long for a part, so it needs to be on the shelf when they need it. (Photo courtesy KRC Power Steering) As far as carburetors, Bill Tichenor, director of marketing at Holley Performance Products, starts with an E85-calibrated version of the company's Ultra HP racing carb that will soon be available. "Many racers, especially in the Midwest, are using E85 as an alternative to race gas because it is far less expensive than race gas, yet has higher octane than pump gas," he notes. "We spent a considerable amount of time making sure the calibration is correct. E85 flows more, so the calibration has to be different. It is also more corrosive than pump gas, so certain parts of the carb need to be made of different materials. We started with our Ultra HP (Photo courtesy Moroso) 22 n Performance Business PBMAY 2.indd 22 n May 2013 3/29/13 2:55 PM

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