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Performance & Hotrod Business February '14

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PERFORMANCE Still Thinking Speed I There's no rest in the t's as close to an off-season as drag racing gets—the time from the end of the last event in the fall to the first staging lights of the new season. And everyone has specific jobs to do during that so-called down time. For retailers serving the drag market, it's "be" time. They need to be there for customers, be aware of the newest products they could use, and be the shop that has them. We asked our sources how to do the "be" list and end up with an A grade. Here's a look at what to expect heading into the 2014 drag racing season. off-season for shops that serve the drag racing market. By John Carollo 22 n Performance & Hotrod Business PHBFEB.indd 22 Getting Ready Stocked shelves are an important starting point to any off-season, so here's a list of some hot new products. "Jiffy-tite has a new, compact, quick-connect fitting that is the same size as most other AN fittings on the market today," notes Duane LaFleur. "The fitting simplifies plumbing and will eliminate stripping, cross-threading, over-tightening and most of all forgetting to tighten the fittings." n February 2014 1/3/14 12:04 PM

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