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.

Jeg Coughlin Jr. Wins Fifth Title!

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JEGS Performance and XS Power holding the trophy at the end of the day yet

again! Congrats to Jeg Coughlin, Jr. and the entire JEGS crew for winning

their fifth Pro Stock title Sunday in the Auto Club NHRA Finals.

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JEGS.com/Mopar Dodge driver Jeg Coughlin Jr.won his fifth Pro Stock title Sunday in the Auto Club NHRA Finals, joining John Force, Shawn Langdon and Matt Smith as season champions. Coughlin, a four-time event winner this season in his Dodge Avenger, took the title at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona when his only remaining challenger, Jason Line, lost in the second round of eliminations.

“In this day and age, it is so tough to win out here,” said Coughlin, from Columbus, Ohio. “We’ve seen a lot of races won and lost by just a few thousands of a second. I think this is one of the tightest, and one of the most intense championships I’ve ever won. This ranks right up there with 2007 when we had the two cuts to the Countdown to One in the first year of our playoffs.” Coughlin is the eighth driver in NHRA history to win five pro series championships. He also won a Super Gas title in the NHRA Lucas Oil Series in 1992.

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JEGS Performance and XS Power holding the trophy at the end of the day yet

again! Congrats to Jeg Coughlin, Jr. and the entire JEGS crew for taking over

the points lead in the NHRA Pro-Stock division this past weekend.

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JEGS.com/Mopar Dodge driver Jeg Coughlin Jr. took command of the Pro Stock points lead with a brilliant performance in winning the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals on Sunday at Maple Grove Raceway. Coughlin, the four-time Pro Stock champion, won on holeshots in the semi-finals and final, beating J&J Racing teammate Allen Johnson in the finalround with a .004-second reaction time.

“Sometimes you live and die on your starts, there’s no question about it,” said Coughlin, who secured his 56th career Pro Stock victory. “We just had some off runs the last two weeks and didn’t get away with it. I think the thing that fired me up is following my son, Jeg III, play in the Ohio state district golf tournament. He was looking to advance to the state finals. It was an event, kind of like the Countdown (to the Championship), where it’s all on the line.

A bad hole or two can make it tough.

“As I was keeping his stats for him, I was just getting more and more fired up by watching his drive and dedication. I told him after that, ‘Man, this weekend is going to be just fantastic for me because you’ve got me fired up.'”

Coughlin’s “worst” reaction time Sunday was .032 seconds, but he also had lights of .022 and .012. The .012 came against No. 1 qualifier Jason Line in the semifinals after Line had lane choice with a quicker pass in the quarterfinals. But thanks to Coughlin’s head start of .029 seconds (Line was .041 on the Christmas Tree); he was able to hold off Line’s pass of 6.607 seconds at 210.01 mph with his slower run of 6.615 seconds at 208.39 mph.

Johnson, the No. 2 qualifier who had one of the quickest cars Sunday, had lane choice, too. But Coughlin’s near-perfect reaction time got him ahead, and he won with a pass of 6.616 seconds at 208.75 mph, holding off Johnson’s quicker 6.588 second run at 209.39 mph.

The two holeshot wins give Coughlin 91 for his stellar career, the most in Pro Stock history.

“It doesn’t get any better than that,” Coughlin said of the semifinals and final. “The KB Racing cars have come on like gangbusters the last four or five weeks. To get by my teammate AJ – he’s gotten by me in a couple of finals this year – it felt nice to see that win light turn on. I put the car in fifth gear and peered over to the right. I could hear him but not see him.

“I saw my win light come on and that’s when the celebration began. The J&J team did a heckuva job to get both our cars in the finals.”

Coughlin had led the Pro Stock standings during the previous two races but didn’t hang on to it at the end of each event. This time, though, he assured himself of the points lead by beating Line and then extended it to 45 points, unofficially, by winning the race.

“With the way things have played out the last couple of races with us playing around with the points lead, it feels good to leave Reading with the lead,” Coughlin said. “I’m an optimistic person, but we’ve got a lot of racing left to do. All across the Pro Stock horizon they are (preparing) for a great Vegas run. We’d love to say this thing is all but over, but there are a lot of rounds left.”

The Countdown resumes with the NHRA Nationals on Oct. 25-27 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the penultimate race of 2013.

“I wasn’t worried about not leaving the points lead in those other races,” Coughlin said. “I was frustrated by the fashion we were eliminated from those events. We made a pretty good jump over No. 2 to have the points lead, but it’s all about racing hard, racing smart. Fortunately our team did both those things this weekend.”

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A GREAT 2012 SEASON!

XS Power experienced a tremendous 2012 season with multiple wins and records in NASCAR, ARCA, NHRA, ADRL, IHRA, World of Outlaws, SCCA, and more with the full line of 12V, 14V, and 16V batteries. If it had wheels, raced, and needed power XS Power experienced success in it in 2012. We would like to thank you all for a great 2012 and invite you to stop by the PRI booth (2163) to talk about 2012 and look forward to raising the bar in 2013.PRI-25th-logo-black

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Come by the XS Power Mobile Booth (11783) or Performance Booth (23417) to check out the new products for 2013. Ally will be in the booth signing posters, so make sure to come by and say hello.

Make sure and check out our Facebook and Twitter pages to get update from the show. We will be posting up new products and some of the baddest builds being displayed at SEMA!

At the Top in NHRA Pro-Stock

Going into the final two races of the NHRA Pro Stock season 2 out of 3 top drivers in the points standings put their trust in XS Power Batteries to power them to the Championship. With 9 wins this season XS Power has had a great season so far, and there is still some room for a few more trophies to be put on the shelf this season. Best of luck to all the teams and drivers going into the final two races of the year!

Enders Goes Back-2-Back

Erica Enders stormed to her second consecutive Pro Stock victory, and third of her increasingly stellar season, by winning the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway on Sunday.That follows her historic victory in Chicago on July 1, when she became the first woman to win in the ultra-competitive Pro Stock class, and her win in Seattle on Aug. 5 when she and Courtney Force became the first duo of women to win the same national event. Plus, Sunday’s victory was a first in an NHRA national event at Brainerd for a woman since legendary Shirley Muldowney won here in Top Fuel in 1986.

“That is really special,” Enders said. “Shirley is a hero of mine, and she’s done so much for this sport and especially for the females in it.To do what we did in Seattle with Courtney and myself and to make that history, and then to come here and do back-to-back, it’s unbelievable. It blows my mind.”

Enders has now won three of the last six Pro Stock races, firmly placing her name among the contenders for the 2012 championship.

“It’s already surreal for me,” Enders, 28, said. “I’m so blessed to be in this position. I know that, and I know how quickly it can disappear. It’s a dream come true for me, and finally, after all the hard work, sweat, tears, it’s nice to be with such a great team and have the chance to chase the championship. I’m excited about it. I think we’ve got as good a shot as anybody. I’d certainly put my money on us.”

Her GK Motorsports team, led by car owner Victor Cagnazzi and crew chiefs Dave Connolly and Tommy Utt, has worked to improve the performance of Enders’ Chevrolet Cobalt in recent months.

Enders’ recent streak – which also includes track elapsed-time records in Sonoma and Brainerd – is proof of the hard work.

 

XS Power is Proud to be a sponsor of Erica Enders and Caganazzi Motorsports.

Enders With Another Wally!

Erica Enders took homer her second Wally of the year in a dominating fashion Sunday in Seattle. Erica drove the GK Motorsports Chevy Cobra past three of the best en route to her win. She took out Greg Anderson in the quarterfinals, Allen Johnson in the semifinals, and the reigning Pro Stock world champion Jason Line in the final round to bring home another victory for Cagnazzi Motorsports.

“I’m so proud of my guys because they won this race today,” Enders said. “They gave me a great car for me to drive, and we drove it right to the winner’s circle. I’m honored to be their driver, and hopefully we can get a few more wins before the season is over. If we can position ourselves well before the Countdown begins, this is a good time to be starting to gain momentum. Beating those guys [Greg Anderson, Allen Johnson, and Jason Line] is something else because they’ve always been on the top of my list, guys that I’ve looked up to my entire life. Allen and Pam are very good friends of mine. I knew that [Allen] wanted to sweep [the Western Swing], but I told him I was going to take that dagum broom out of his hand, and he wasn’t leaving here with it. I’m just very proud to do it for Gaston Kirby and the team.”

With the win, Enders clinched her spot in the Countdown to the Championship, NHRA’s playoffs that start in Charlotte, Sept. 14-16.

 

For the first time in NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series history, two female drivers claimed Wally trophies at the same event. Courtney Force powered her Traxxas Ford Mustang Funny Car to the winner’s circle for the first time in her career, and Erica Enders earned her second career Pro Stock victory in her GK Racing Chevy Cobalt at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries at Pacific Raceways.

“To have both me and Erica in the winner’s circle is awesome,” Force said. “We’re not just out here to race the boys, we’re here to beat the boys and today just proves that.”

XS Power in the History Books!

Erica Enders and Cagnazzi Racing had been to the final round 6 times in the past and had come up a little short each time. Erica made her first ever Pro Stock finals in 2005 at Chicago, and going into this weekend at Chicago the team felt they had a good shot of making it back to the final round. Well Sunday in Chicago Enders made it to the final round and ran a 6.627 seconds at 207.40 mph to beat Greg Anderson and take home her first ever Pro Stock Wally. Enders became the first female ever to win in the NHRA Pro Stock division.

“”It’s awesome,” said Enders, the 12th female winner in an NHRA pro category race. “I think that if I could have planned it I would have asked to run Greg in the final. You know that he made it very clear that he didn’t want to lose to me. He’s a very competitive guy and I love him to death, but I couldn’t wait to beat him. I’m glad (the win) came here in Chicago. I had my first final in Pro Stock here in 2005, and so it was nice to circle back around and get it done here.

“Pro Stock is tough. It will humble you in an instant. When you think you’ve got it figured out, you go to Bristol and blow all your (engines) up. I can’t say enough about my guys (crew). They’re amazing, and I love them.”

XS Power is proud to be a sponsor of Erica Enders and Cagnazzi Racing!

 

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.

XS Power and Kurt Busch Inc. Team Up

Kurt Busch is going to make his Pro Stock debut at the NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, FL March 10-13.  Kurt and the team have put in a lot of time and effort during the off season, and it has paid off.  In a recent test at Bradenton Kurt posted a 6.58-second pass, which would be good enough to get him into the field. XS Power is glad to team up with KBI and power the Shell Dodge Avenger with the light weight S1600 16V racing battery.

Check out these links to find more info on Kurt’s Pro stock Debut.
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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 S1600 Clocked at Over 400MPH!!!

Congratulations to the Speed Demon crew on winning the coveted Hot Rod Magazine Trophy for the second consecutive year at the Bonneville Nationals. The Speed Demon is powered by 2 XS Power S1600s, making XS Power THE FASTEST 16V racing batteries in the world!

George Poteet, Ron Main, and the rest of the Speed Demon crew set out for the salt flats this year with the goal of bringing the Hot Rod Magazine Trophy back home with them. With 4 runs over 400mph ,in their 4 cylinder Hemi engine powered streamliner, they accomplished their goal.

Make sure to check back to www.4xspower.com for more updates as Speed Demon heads back to the salt for Speed Week Aug 14-20th to attempt to re-set their own world record at more than 400MPH!

You can find more info on the Speed Demon and crew here.