PRI 2015

WE’RE HEADING BACK TO PRI!

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Indianapolis here we come, and we’re bringing a few surprises.

As the weather turns cold in much of the country, the automotive performance world is heating up for the annual Performance Racing Industry show. Held each year in Indianapolis, a Graceland for gear heads, the PRI show is December 10-12 at the Indiana Convention Center and features everything needed to go fast. XS Power Batteries will be on hand with some exciting new products, as well as John “Baron” Gentry’s Cutlass from the Discovery Channel show, “Street Outlaws”. PRI is an industry show that brings the most brilliant and talented individuals together. Come see us in Indy, and be sure to watch the XS Power social media outlets for all of the amazing things to be seen at the show.

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Be sure to come by booth to see what’s new for 2016!

 

SEMA 2015 Wrap Up

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It was another banner year for the SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada! As one of the largest automotive trade shows on the planet, SEMA quite literally had it all! XS Power Batteries doubled down with two booth locations and we were barely able to scratch the surface of all there was to see and do at the show. We want to thank all of our good friends that were able to come by and see us and make the show such a great success for everyone involved. Check out some of the vehicles we were able to see, and start making your plans to be in Las Vegas next November for the SEMA show 2016! Check out all of the highlights from this year!

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We’re already planning next year’s big announcements! See you there.

SEMA New Products Preview

The 2015 SEMA show will be an exciting time for XS Power. With two booth locations, and the introduction of 4 new products, the XS Power crew will have a busy week in Las Vegas! The SEMA New Products Showcase is 35,000 square feet and features over 2,500 all new, and featured products, and attendees can vote on their favorites. Check out semashow.com/new-products for more information on SEMA New Products Showcase and be sure to stop by either XS Power booth location for more information. As always, watch our Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for all of the latest news!

 

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Checkout a detailed preview of the new lithium ion battery models being revealed at this year’s SEMA. Read more.

 

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Likewise, see a preview of the AGM Powersports batteries being revealed at SEMA here. Read More.

 

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Along with the new Powersports lineup, we’re proud to announce the official release of our new Retro Styled Group 34 AGM models. Read more.

 

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And finally, here’s just a glimpse of the SB500, SuperBANK ultracapacitor module. Keep an eye out on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter feeds for more on this exciting new product following SEMA 2015, or come see us and check it out firsthand at the show!

 

Throwdown in K-Town!

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On October 23rd and 24th, the fastest Outlaw 275 Drag Radial cars in the world are coming to Knoxville to fight it out for cash and prizes at the XS Power Throwdown in K-Town!  Proudly sponsored by XS Power, the Throwdown in K-Town will be held in beautiful Maynardville, Tennessee at the Knoxville Dragway and feature Lyons Custom Motorsports Outlaw 275 Guaranteed $5000 to the winner, HD Performance and Parts Radial Renegade Guaranteed $5000 to the winner, Adams Automotive and Performance Street Bandit, Stick, and Stock as well as 4,70. 5.30. 6.0. and 7.0 classes.  Such racer’s as Tim Kincaid, Mustang Mike Modeste, and David “Little Evil” Pearson will put bragging rights on the line to prove who’s fastest through the 1/8th mile.

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XS Power will be on hand to offer support for racers, and the opportunity to test 12, 14, and 16 volt batteries for the quickest setup. Be sure to follow XS Power Batteries Throwdown In K-Town presented by Clapp It Up Promotions on Facebook, and as always Twitter and Instagram for all of the action.

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Powersports

With the continuous upgrades being make to off-road side x side(UTV) vehicles and Cruiser motorcycles XS Power has decided that now would be a great time to give the masses more XS power for these applications. Stereos, Amps, Lights, Winches, GPS, you name it and it’s is being added to the most popular side x sides and Cruiser bikes on the market today, but when you add all these accessories you need a battery with enough power to keep it all going and lets face the stock battery is just not enough. The NEW XS Power PS550A, PS320A and PS240A are made specifically for powersports applications, have a 2 yr warranty. From a decked out RZR to a completely custom bagger the NEW PS550A will easily support any accessories you want to throw at it or if for your light weight race buggy to your stripped down Sportster the PS320A will start you every time and help you drop some pounds and for everything thing in between we have the PS240A. Battery case size and specs are specific to each vehicle, so if you are not sure which battery is right for you feel free to contact us.

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With the continuous vehicle upgrades being made to off-road side x side(UTV) vehicles, buggies, and Jeeps, XS Power decided the Unlimited Off-road Expo would be a great place to debut our NEW PowerSports line of batteries. Aftermarket items like stereos, amps, lights, winches, GPS, you name it and it’s is being added to the most popular side x sides and offroad vehicles on the market, but when you add all these accessories you need a battery with enough power to keep it all going and lets face the stock battery is just not enough.  The NEW PS550A, PS320A, PS240A are made specifically for powersports applications and have a 2 yr warranty, so from a light weight race buggy to a decked out RZR, XS Power now has your powersports needs covered! UOR 2015 was an event like none we have ever attended, full of underground mega-cavern cruising on Friday night, UTV side x side freestyle and back flips competition, and some serious Ultra4 and Rock Bouncer racing which went on all day and part of the night Saturday, heck if you sign the insurance waiver and are willing to spent $5 you to could even test your skills and vehicle on the man-made outdoor off-road course.  XS Power had a great experience and got to meet some great new friends like Kenny Hauk from HaukDesigns, haukdesigns.com.  Kenny builds some amazing off-road show pieces like the TomaHauk and we are looking forward to seeing his latest creation at the 2015 SEMA show, which will be sporting 2 of our S3400 batteries in a custom dual battery tray built by Genesis Offroad, genesisoffroad.com.  Event footage is provided by BustedKnuckle.com and MadRam11 on YouTube, here and here!

 

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Slamology 2015

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June 12-14, XS Power will be reaching all new lows with our friends at Slamology in Indianapolis, Indiana. Held at Lucas Oil Raceway, Slamology offers show classes for Hot Rods, Imports, Low Riders, Mini Trucks, VW’s, 4×4’s, and Motorcycles.  With a HUGE display at this year’s event, XS Power staff will be available to answer questions, and share our years of experience in the electrical field.  Team XS Power members will also be on hand to show off the real power and unreal performance of XS Power in their custom builds.

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For more show information, or to register your vehicle, check out slamology.com  Come see us at Slamology 2015 and be sure the follow XS Power on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Tag us at #xspower.

Goodguys 10th Nashville Nationals

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The 10th Goodguys Nashville Nationals gets rolling this morning and after last night’s events, it’s shaping up to be another amazing show. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by and checkout all of the incredible cars!

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1 Titans Way, Nashville, TN 37213

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Venturini Motorsports

We pride ourselves on producing the highest quality products on the market and for choosing the best in the world to represent it. Big thanks to Tom Venturini, of Venturini Motorsports, who run XS Power batteries in all of their race cars, for updating us on their 2015 ARCA season! Here, at XS Power, we are extremely proud of the entire XS Power Team and always look forward to keeping everyone up-to-date on their accomplishments and Venturini Motorsports is the best at doing just that. Be sure to check back for more updates throughout the season. Thanks guys and good luck on the rest of your 2015 season! Check out all of the images form this season on the Venturini team page!

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Mini Truckin’ Nationals

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XS Power is thrilled to partner with the Mini Truckin’ Nationals to give away our XP750-CK auxiliary battery and install kit to one lucky participant. Trucks with bags, hydraulics, big stereos, lots of lights, or any electrical accessories need all the battery power they can get! With the XP750 battery an additional 750 amps and 22 amp hours can easily be hidden nearly anywhere!

21st Annual Southeast Mini Truckin’ Nationals is held in the beautiful Maggie Valley, North Carolina, April 25-26 2015. This is a show you do not want to miss with over 300 trucks and cars gathered in the valley. The show gives registrants and spectators the ability to check out some of the nicest and over the top vehicles from all around the southeast and surrounding states. With the “TOP 50” the “FAB 5” and the other 15 specialty awards up for grabs it is sure to bring out the best of the best. Stick around after the show for a cruise and drag session down the main streets of Maggie Valley. We choose XS Power for our rides because if you want to be the best you have to start with the best.

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Carbon 14 – ’37 Ford Woody

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Congratulations to ProRides on the Pirelli Great 8 finish at the 2015 Detroit Autorama! Each year, hundreds of the most amazing custom cars on the planet are narrowed down to an extraordinary 8 finalists, of which, the winner of the coveted, Ridler award is chosen. All of the cars in competition are amazing works of art, and those that make the final selection are truly in a league all their own. The ProRides ’37 Ford Woody “Carbon 14” brought amazing elements of both metal and woodwork to this year’s Autorama.

 

At ProRides, we always choose XS Power because no matter how harsh the conditions, they work, period. The array of sizes, amps, and mounting orientation fits any need we have ever encountered for a battery. Combine those qualities with the great team of people at XS and it’s a combo no competitor can beat!

Mike Terzich – Pro Rides Owner — Pittsburgh, PA.
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SPECIAL THANKS

Mike Terziche(ProRides) – Owner
Clay Cook(C. Cook Enterprises) – Overall Build, Custom Valve Covers, Air Cleaners and Logo Badges
Gary Ragle(Ragle Design) – Design, Illustration, 3D Data, Reverse-engineering and Rapid Prototyping

PARTNERS/FEATURES

Advanced Plating – all custom plating
American Autowire – custom, nostalgia cloth/lacquer wiring kit
ARP – all stainless fasteners
BF Goodrich – tires
Billet Specialties – one-off Ragle Design wheels and custom billet parts
Borgeson – universal steering components
Classic Instruments – custom gauges
Cutter’s Custom Stichin’ – upholstery
Hercules Motor Car Company – woodwork
JL Audio – all audio components
Kooks Custom Headers – one off stainless headers, exhaust and mufflers
Legens Hot Rods – custom stainless grille
PPG Aerospace – desothane buffable clear top-coat for all wood
Prtech Composites – custom carbon fiber inlays and parts
Retrofit Source – hid projectors, bulbs, ballast and igniter
Ride Tech – coil overs
Roadster Shop – custom chassis featuring narrowed front and rear suspension
Roush Performance Products – 427ci, fuel-injected, 525hp, small-block Ford
Vintage Air – AC
Wilwood Brakes – 6 piston calipers with 14″ two-piece rotors
Winter Performance Products – Championship 9″ rear end
XS Power Batteries – Batteries, battery mounts, cable

Visit GoProRides.com
Visit ProRides on Facebook

Lokar Inc.

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One of our newest manufacturing partners, Lokar, is a Knoxville based manufacturer of extremely high quality shifters, pedal assemblies, throttle assemblies, and much more for hot rods, custom cars, and race cars.

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Not only does XS Power work closely with Lokar on developing new and exciting products but we are also the battery of choice for owner Skip Walls’ personal race cars. Lokar’s slogan is “Quality…Plain & Simple”, and there’s no doubt on the quality on anything Lokar does, but Skip’s cars are anything but simple.  From the most sophisticated Racepak data systems, to the MSD Power Grid, these cars take a lot of battery power to get them down the track…XS Power is more than up to the challenge. We’re proud to be Lokar’s battery choice on these gorgeous cars, and many of their other projects and always excited to see what we can collectively come up with.

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SBN 2015

Well, Spring Break Nationals has come and gone once again, and it was amazing. Thanks to everyone who made it out!

XS Power is excited to be a part of the 28th Spring Break Nationals from March 20-23 at the Ocean Center in beautiful Daytona Beach, Florida! With SBN just a week and a half away, we are getting very excited and truly hope to see you all there!

Spring Break Nationals have long been a fantastic showcase of the best builders, installers, and manufacturers in the industry, and this year promises to be no exception. an XS Power is a proud sponsor of the Installer 5K, where dealers compete with their own custom vehicles for up to $5,000 in cash prizes. Our expert staff will be on hand to answer all battery and install questions as well as cheer on our Team XS Power competitors! Be sure to look for the XS Power Team shirts the competitors will be wearing. We’re angling for a black out this year!

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Don’t forget to get the official SBN 2015 T-shirt, sponsored by XSP. We look forward to see everyone in Daytona Beach!

 

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DNB Motorsports

XS Power is proud to announce the addition of David Broyles and DNB Motorsports to Team XS Power! We look forward to seeing him in action in the 2015 Season! DNB Motorsports is made up of owner, assembler and engine builder, David Broyles, crew chief and tuner, Justin Doucet, PR and marketing manager, Nicole Cox, and 15 year drag racing veteran, Mike Kovacevich. Good luck team!

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CES 2015

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Well CES 2015 has come and gone and it was amazing again this year! Thanks

to everyone we met, and those able to make it by the booth. We had a great

time. See you next year.

 

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Day 4 is starting shortly and we can’t wait to get rolling!

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Just few more really impressive showings from yesterday before we get today

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DAY 3:

Day 3 is up and running! You can really see just about everything here at CES 2015.

Oh yeah, and this is happening a lot.

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Never really get tired of seeing the models, I must say.

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There are also an awful lot of these everywhere!

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And these!

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And of course a ton of these, but there is only “World’s Largest”. Watch out for

the phone case guys, they are also everywhere.

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And there’s even Super Heros!

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Nikon was also very impressive with their 360 Project!

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Kicker always make an impressive showing and this year is no different. The

bass table/ping pong is both fun and impressive. As always, Kicker displays

and demo vehicles are powered by XS Power.

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DAY 1:

Day one is in the books, and it was amazing! Hoping day 2 is as great.

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The new booth really came together!

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There is always so much amazing automotive, electronic and tech innovations

to see at CES, and 2015 is no different!

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Chris even had a few minutes to get out of the booth to get a glimpse of

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Oh yeah, and Ally is here!

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It looks like there will be plenty of eye candy again this year! Just one quick peek!

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Hello Vegas! Only one day left until CES 2015 starts!

 

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Don’t forget, if you’re here, stop by to see what we have coming in 2015!

 

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And Ally!!!

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Plus, look what we saw on the way in from the parking lot this morning!

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Hair Trick Tuesdays!

 

#HairTrickTuesday is a new, once a week thing we’ll be posting for the next little while! If you have good pics you’d like to submit, please do and be sure to include #HairTrickTuesday in the subject line. Who knows, it might get you some XS Power gear!

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#HairTrickTuesday! Trinidad and Tobago is representing! Team XS Power member Fawwaz Ali comes though with the major trick video!

Be sure to check out Fawwaz’s team page at here.

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PRI 2014

 

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We’ve wrapped another great PRI Show and made it home. Big thanks to everyone that stopped by and helped to make this year’s show a huge success.

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DAY 2

Day 1 is in the books and was a blast(so was last night) and day 2 is underway! If you’re here, stop by booth #3621 in the Yellow Hall.

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Today is PRI 2014 opening day, come by and see what XS Power has going on for 2015 and beyond.

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Hello Indianapolis! We made it and the show starts tomorrow.

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On the road to PRI 2014. The show starts Thursday, see you there!

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That’s right, PRI 2014 is almost here! If you’re not already planning on being there, and you’re in the Indianapolis area next week, stop by and see what we’ve been up to all year, all that we have new for 2015 and even take a look at what our Trusted Partners have been up to as well. Be sure to check back throughout the week for updates and special. See you there!

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Check out the latest Polaris RZR build by MTX powered by XS Power! Since 2005, MTX has entrusted XS Power batteries in all of their SEMA and CES product demo vehicles. Be sure to check out the rest of the MTX builds on their team page here or all of the MTX builds here.

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SEMA 2014

 

We’ve wrapped another one, and SEMA 2014 was a huge success and an incredible experience. XS Power and Street Outlaws would like to thank you for being a part of it.

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We debuted our new booth and some new products…

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Had Ally on hand signing posters…

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And these guys even showed up from time to time!

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The fourth and final day of SEMA 2014 is upon us and it’s been amazing again this year. Today is also the last day to enter for your chance to win one of our new XS Power T’s

 

Be sure to stop by the booth this afternoon to meet, get yourself an autograph and maybe even a picture with the guys from Discovery Channel’s STREET OUTLAWS! Check back shortly for more updates and tons of photos.

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Day 3 of SEMA 2014 is under way and just in case you’re not able to make it to the show to see what’s new for 2015, here’s a peek at one of our new product offerings for 2015! And don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a new XS Power T!

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Day 2 of SEMA 2014 is just about ready to kick off and we’re already getting winning entries for our new XS Power T’s give away! Be sure to enter for your chance to win!

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Well, SEMA 2014 is fast underway and it’s already turning out to be amazing again this year! We will be posting live from the show, so check back through the week. If you’re in the Vegas area or already here at SEMA, come by and say hi and grab some freebies!

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Don’t forget to enter to win an XS Power t-shirt. We will be giving shirts away everyday this week, starting today!

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So, SEMA 2014 is almost upon us again and we are excited to announce that we are wildly expanding the XS Power experience for this year’s show! Come by and see what’s new for 2015 and beyond in the North Hall, booth #11633. Check back for updates throughout the show.

Venturini Motorsports Back-To-Back Wins!

Summer is heating up for Venturini Motorsports!  The team recently earned back-to-back victories at Springfield and Madison bringing their season win total to four!

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Taking advantage of a good racecar and some misfortune of others, Justin Boston drove the Venturini Motorsports No. 25 ZLOOP/JACO Environmental Toyota to his second victory of the 2014 ARCA Racing Series season in the Herr’s Live Life with Flavor 200 at Madison International Speedway on August 24th. – See more at: venturinimotorsports.com

 

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Back on August 17th, Kevin Swindell, driving the No.15 Zaxby’s Toyota for Venturini Motorsports in a substitution role for driver John Wes Townley, made the most of his opportunity Sunday afternoon with a thrilling late race surge to come from behind and win the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards – Central Illinois SuperChevyStores.com 100 at the Springfield dirt-mile. – See more at: venturinimotorsports.com

PRI 2013

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2013 PRI Show was a huge success and a ton of fun! We were lucky to have the

guys from Street Outlaws in our booth signing autographs.

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We also had a couple of the cars from the show in the booth this year. Big

Chief’s GTO and Chuck’s Mustang!

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Check out a few of the rides that are XS Powered.

 

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Not to mention, we got to see this!

CES 2014

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The 2014 CES Show was huge a ton of fun and a huge success!

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We’ve come to the final day of the 2014 CES Show. It’s been an awesome show!

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As promised, here is some more of the HOTNESS(not cell phone cases) that

we saw at CES this year, including a few truly impressive booths!

 

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We really need one of these for the office!

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HOTNESS like this!

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And THIS!!!

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CES just got started today and we’re already amazed(not just by the cell phone

cases). Check out a few of the rides that are XS Powered.

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Comeback throughout the week to see more from CES 2014!

SEMA 2013

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I know we’re a little late posting about our great time at SEMA 2013, but I’ll

try to catch you up!

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After getting setup we had a little while to check out all the other booths and

look who we ran into.

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We had our new XP750-CK and PSC60 unit on display in the Mobile

Electronics Product display cases.

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We ran into the guys from Wet Sounds and had the chance to see all of the

awesome rides they brought to the show.

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And, of course we brought Ally to sign autographs…

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Kyle Benjamin’s 3rd Consecutive Victory for Venturini Motorsports

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Fifteen-year old Venturini Motorsport’s driver Kyle Benjamin made history Sunday, becoming the youngest winner in ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards history, winning the 200-lap Herr’s Live Life with Flavor 200.

“Winning today is the highlight of my career! We had a top five car at the beginning before making our first and only pit stop. We got that two tires and the car came to life,” Benjamin said. “From there it was smooth sailing. Kevin Reed is such a good crew chief. I got the best team behind me. Billy Venturini is awesome. I had a great spotter. Everything just came together today. I’m really happy for all of the guys.”Benjamin’s victory was the third consecutive victory for Venturini Motorsports (VMS) setting another series record for the most consecutive team/car wins with multiple drivers behind the wheel. Erik Jones and Brennan Poole found victory lane the two previous races (Berlin Raceway & Springfield) both driving the No.15 VMS entry. Furthermore VMS’s No.15 car has now won five times in 2013 all with crew chief Kevin Reed at the controls.

 

Justin Boston Runner Up at Madison

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Justin Boston finished second at Madison earning a new career best driving his No.25 ZLOOP Computer and Electronics Recycling Toyota. Boston who is battling fellow competitor Mason Mingus (No.32 811 Call Before you Dig Toyota) for ARCA rookie of the year honors now has (6) top-5 and (13) top-10 finishes in 16 of 21 events.

“Solid finish and good point’s day,” Boston said. “We had a great car today but just missed out with that long green flag run. Our car was fastest on the track at the end of the race giving me opportunity move up to second but I just didn’t have enough laps to catch him. I wish a caution would have come out so I could have got up there and gave Kyle a battle. He earned that win, though, with only taking on those two tires early. He drove the heck out of it today.”

 

Drivers Justin Boston, Brennan Poole, Taylor Ferns and Milka Duno will try to make it four in a row for team VMS this week when the ARCA Racing Series returns to the DuQuoin, Illinois State Fairgrounds and the Magic Mile on Labor Day, Monday, September 2nd.Practice for the Southern Illinois 100 presented by Federated Car Care is scheduled from 9:00-10:00 a.m. with Menards Pole Award Qualifying presented by Ansell following at 11:15. The 60th annual Southern Illinois 100 starts at 1:30 p.m. All times are local. The event will feature live timing and scoring for all on-track activity at ARCAracing.com, as well as live flag-to-flag audio coverage of the race.

About Venturini Motorsports
Venturini Motorsports (VMS), fielding cars for over 30-years in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, is one of the premier NASCAR driver development programs in the country. Multiple team championships and consistent on-track success, VMS has evolved into one of the most recognizable names in motorsports. Since 2007, VMS has assisted in the career development of notable NASCAR drivers such as Joey Logano, Justin Allgaier, Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, Brian Scott, Kevin Swindell, Miguel Paludo, John Wes Townley, Josh Richards and Johanna Long.

In 2012, VMS and the Venturini family was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame and now find themselves enshrined with such sports icons as Joe DiMaggio, Mario Andretti, Vince Lombardi, Tommy Lasorda and Rocky Marciano, among others.

After nearly two decades away from NASCAR, 2013 marks VMS’s modern day return to the series with John Wes Townley driving the team’s familiar No.25 in selective NASCAR Nationwide Series events.

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Venturini Motorsports Going Back to Chicagoland!

 

Venturini Motorsports

(CONCORD, N.C. – July 19, 2013) – Venturini Motorsports celebrated its 30th season in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards last year with a dominant win at Chicagoland Speedway. Yet again, 30 is the goal. On Sunday, the team will have a chance at defending Victory Lane and earning its 30th ARCA win in a return to the place the Venturini family calls home.

Today, two-time ARCA driver champion Bill Venturini and owner champion Cathy Venturini, and son and team general manager Billy Venturini, are the key players in the team’s operation from North Carolina. But the family racing lineage began over 60 years ago in Chicago, when Bill’s father, Tony, raced at Soldier Field.

Bill and Cathy formed the team now known as Venturini Motorsports and entered ARCA competition in the early 1980s, and it was only 20 years ago that the family moved to Charlotte to stay ahead in racing. Still, by years, the majority of the Venturini family’s racing history has taken place in and around Chicago, making Sunday’s race as important as any.

“Chicago and Daytona always seem to be the two that we put checkmarks on at the beginning of the year that are important to win,” Billy Venturini said. “We have been lucky enough to win Chicago a couple of times. Hopefully, with our performance in the last intermediate race at Michigan we can roll that recent success to a win at Chicago. This race personally means a lot to our family and friends.”

Kevin Swindell led every lap at the 1.5-mile Joliet, Ill. track last season, establishing a new race speed record of 141.103 mph. In Sunday’s Ansell ActivArmr 150, four Venturini Motorsports drivers will have a chance to join Scott Lagasse (2008) and Swindell as Venturini winners at Chicagoland by scoring a milestone win.

Justin Boston, who is fourth in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards point standings, will be at the wheel of the Venturinis’ flagship No. 25 car in Sunday’s race, hoping to improve upon an impressive speedway performance at Michigan International Speedway last month. Boston (No. 25 ZLOOP Computer & Electronic Recycling Centers Toyota) led 15 laps before finishing fourth, which tied his career high.

Milka Duno (No. 35 CanTV/Milka Way Toyota), the team’s other full-time driver, stands seventh in points, only 110 points from fifth. Duno finished 18th at Chicagoland last year, and will look to improve on an already consistent run which has seen her place between 10th and 13th in each of the last six races this year.

Caleb Armstrong (No. 15 Venturini Motorsports Toyota) last raced in ARCA at Talladega in May, finishing a career-high third. Racing just a three-hour drive from his hometown of New Castle, Ind., Armstrong undoubtedly has his eyes on earning his first ARCA win in front of a Midwestern crowd.

The local connection is even stronger for A.J. Henriksen (No. 55 Venturini Motorsports Toyota), who calls Elgin, Ill. – located fewer than 60 miles from the track – his hometown. Henriksen’s 90th ARCA start will be his eighth at Chicagoland but first since 2008. He placed seventh in 2001.

So as the green flag drops on Sunday’s Ansell ActivArmr 150 to mark the halfway point of ARCA’s 2013 season, Venturini Motorsports has plenty going for it: hometown support, familiar surroundings, and a strong history of recent speed and success.

Practice will begin at 4:10 p.m. Saturday, with Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell at noon Sunday. The 100-lap, 150-mile race will begin at 5 p.m. CT and air live on SPEED. ARCARacing.com will feature live timing and scoring coverage of all on-track events