Drag Illustrated and XS Power

If you are into Drag Racing, then you have to check out Drag Illustrated (DI). DI is dedicated to the positive growth of the sport of drag racing, and hopes to achieve that goal by providing the definitive racer-centric magazine written for serious drag racers and enthusiasts by serious drag racers and enthusiasts. For DI, it’s all about maintaining a sharp focus on the rock stars of the sport, and on the strategies, equipment, and experiences that get them to the finish line first.

So, make sure to pick up the May issue that is available now, and don’t forget to check out the new XS Power ad.

The New XP1000 16V Battery

The XP1000 has gotten great reviews since its introduction to the market. The XP1000 is rated at 2400 Max AMPS, 675 CA, 85 RC, and 50 AH. The perfect option for the racer or competitor that doesn’t need the reinforced casing of the D1600, and at $249.99 you can not find a better performing 16V battery.

Kurt Busch Qualifies in NHRA Pro Stock Debut

NASCAR Cup Champion Kurt Busch qualified for his NHRA Pro Stock debut this past weekend in Gainesville. Kurt ran a 6.532 seconds (211.46 mph) run to qualify into the field. Saturday he faced the 5th quick qualifier and lost by only .0311 of a second. You can find more info on Kurt’s Pro Stock Debut here.

Congratulations to Hairston Motorsports for setting the new WCHRA National Speed record!

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Hairston Motorsports & Racing Brings Home Win & Sets another Record

Famoso, CA – The Hairston Motorsports & Racing team attended the West Coast Hot Rod Association (WCHRA) California Nationals, at the famous Famoso Raceway, this past weekend. Clint “The Milkman” Hairston of Bakersfield qualified 3rd with a 6.79 @ 230.94 mph struggling with traction problems on all three qualifiers. Randy Walker set the bar pretty high with a stout 6.281 pass for the #1 spot.

Dealing with extreme heat all weekend was a struggle but Jake Hairston, Crew Chief, and Doug Stewart, Co-Crew Chief/Clutch Specialist were able to make the right changes allowing Clint to take his Jerry Bickel built 2007 GTO to the final round against Randy Walker’s 1974 Chevrolet El Camino, the reigning 2009 WCHRA Pro Street Champion. Clint took out Jay Diedrich’s beautiful Pro Mod 57 Chevy in the Semi-Finals with a blistering 6.201 @ 240.32 mph setting up the final with Walker. Unfortunately, Walker was unable to restart his car after stalling in the water box giving Clint a single for the win. Jim Hairston, Team Owner, commented that “Clint asked Jake if he should just take the bulb and idle down the track, but Jake rifled back NO WAY, we want the record GO FOR IT.” Clint did not disappoint the crowd running a 6.183 @ 240.77 mph setting the new WCHRA National Speed record.

Hairston also holds the Pacific Street Car Association Pro Street National E.T. and MPH record that was set at Fontana on May 23, 2010 (6.084 @ 238.30 mph).

Hairston Motorsports & Racing would like to give special thanks to Lucas Oil for being our title sponsor this year and also thank our many other loyal sponsors; Pertronix, Duttweiler Performance, Precision Turbo, XS Power, Powermaster, Racepak, Hoosier Tire, K&N, Crower Clutches, Lenco, Comp Cams, Hogan Manifolds, Jesel, Strange, Motive Gear, Inland Empire Driveline, SCE Gaskets, Starside Design, Specialty Fasteners, Russell, Brodix and ARP for their continuing support. Special thanks go out again to Doug Stewart, Co-Crew Chief and Tom Esbri, Car Chief, for their amazing support for this team.

The Hairston team’s next event will take place at the Pacific Street Car Association West Coast Shootout in Las Vegas NV on September 18, 2010.

XS Power Ride’n Low with Lowrider

Here is an article from Lowrider on the D3100s. Lowrider

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year, we had the opportunity to try out XS Power Batteries’ latest sealed batteries. These are sealed batteries that were designed to provide the most crank and power for your ride. In order to test them out, we decided to put them through the most extreme cross-country conditions in Lowrider’s own “Aztec One.”

The operating plant received four of the D3100 batteries which power up the freightliner. The actual trailer received 2 batteries that serve to operate all of the trailer’s accessories. This offers great back-up support for the trailer, as it powers the generator that controls all of the interior trailer lights, as well as the rear lift gate. With more cranking amps than traditional wet 31-series batteries, these sealed batteries are a perfect crossover for the hopping Lowrider. Given the amazing performance of these batteries, we can’t wait to try them out on a hopper!

Specs
D3100
Weight Lbs. – 77.00
Weight Kgs. – 35.00
Length – 13.03 in
Height – 8.43 in
Width – 6.89 in
MAX Amps – 5000
Ah – 110

Quote from:Reed Turner/Aztec 1 pilot
“When the truck is parked and not operating, the batteries can hold a charge without needing to be jumped to start the rig. From the heights in the Mile High City to the extreme heat of the Arizona weather, these batteries have yet to fail, and have successfully turned Aztec on every time.

They have outperformed the old wet 31-series batteries well beyond our expectations.”