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.

Throwdown In K-Town Wrap-up!

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XS Power Batteries’ Throwdown in K-town is now in the books! Mother Nature decided to show up Saturday afternoon and cut the event short, but she wasn’t early enough to stop the racers from getting in some Friday Night Testing and Qualifying. If testing was a preview of next year’s Throwdown in K-town then go ahead and get your tickets! The track was right and the racers where pushing their cars to the limit. Racers were reporting personal best times all night, like High Velocity getting their Supra down in the 5.0 range, Jeff Carpenter and the David Powell powered Radial Renegade Mustang putting up a personal best 4.83, Tommy Verbal setting the 4.69 bench mark for Radial Renegade, plenty of Outlaw 275 personal best dipping into the low 4.50’s, Knoxville Local “Turbo Tim” Kincaid and New Jersey’s “Mustang Mike” Modesta both put down  low 4.30 passes and David “Little Evil” Pearson right off the trailer set a new 275 track record at 4.13 to top off Friday Nights Testing and Qualifying!

 

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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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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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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

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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 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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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.

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!

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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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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.

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.