Wednesday, September 12, 2012 18:41
Enter for Your Chance to Win by October 2, 2012
If you’ve ever been to a Pep Boys auto parts store, you’ve seen the logo with the three caricatures of “Manny, Moe, and Jack.” What you might not know is that not only were Manny, Moe, and Jack real people, the founders of Pep Boys back in 1921, but there was a fourth partner, also named Moe, who cashed out early on. But what you really need to know about Pep Boys today is that it’s teaming up with Valvoline NextGen motor oil to send a lucky sweepstakes winner and a guest on a VIP trip to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s NHRA Finals in Pomona, California, November 10-11.
The single Grand Prize winner will be announced on October 12, and will receive airfare, accommodations, and tickets for two to the NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway. The winner will also receive $200 in cash, a Valvoline TracPack, one-day access to the Don Schumacher Racing hospitality area, a meet-and-greet with the team’s driver, Don Schumacher, and much more. More...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 22:24
Doug Yates has made some very large strides since he took over the reins of Roush/Yates Engines from his legendary father Robert. The first leap was the development of the FR9 engine, Ford’s first ever purpose-built race engine. It has proven to be a mighty bullet in the NASCAR wars. (Now if we could only get one to “fall off the truck,” so we could put it in a “stealth” Mustang…)
There was no rest for the winners at the Yates shop in Mooresville, N.C. as development began on the fuel injection engine. “This was a big job,” Yates says. “It’s the biggest change in engine technology in NASCAR in 63 years. It was even bigger than building the FR9 engines because the technology was so new. Getting the fueling right and getting the sensors right was a big challenge.” Now, with half a season in the record books Yates says, “I would give this engine an A.”
Although NASCAR had a few limited tests and the team logged thousands of hours in the dyno rooms, nothing compares to the “trial by fire” of a real race, both literally and figuratively, done at this year’s Noah’s Ark, err Daytona 500. Doug Yates and everyone in the shop were standing proud when Matt Kenseth’s Valvoline NextGen Ford flashed across the finish line at the checkers.
Since then, Yates has spent a lot of time with the engineers at Freescale/McLaren Electronic Systems (go to www.freescale.com, and read “The Power inside NASCAR Fuel Injection”). The company has a long and successful history in other forms of motorsports, most notably in Formula 1. More...
Friday, January 6, 2012 00:35
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be in a professional drag racer’s shoes, here’s your chance to do better than that (assuming you’re the right size, of course). Today is the last day to enter the Valvoline NextGen sweepstakes and win the firesuit worn by NHRA drag racer Spencer Massey on the day he debuted his Valvoline NextGen/Fram Top Fuel dragster at the 2011 Southern Nationals.
Massey’s faith in NextGen recycled oil is evident every time he rolls to the starting line in his 8,000-horsepower Top Fuel dragster with NextGen in the engine. He relies on it for his personal vehicles, too, and not just for its performance. Recycled oil is good for the environment. Switching to NextGen recycled oil could reduce the need for oil by 1.6 billion quarts––enough oil to stack barrels from New York to Los Angeles––every year.
Remember, today is the last day to enter the sweepstakes, so hurry on over to Valvoline’s Facebook page and sign up before you get left sitting at the starting line.
Monday, January 2, 2012 06:00
The staging lights are on, and the revs are climbing in the Valvoline NextGen sweepstakes for a one-of-a-kind collector’s item––the firesuit worn by NHRA drag racer Spencer Massey on the day he debuted his Valvoline NextGen/Fram Top Fuel dragster at the 2011 Southern Nationals.
Massey is just one of a growing number of professional racers who are discovering how good a recycled oil can be. "I've been using Valvoline in my personal truck and my motorhome that I travel to all the races in for quite some time,” says Massey. “After we debuted the NextGen dragster in Atlanta I got curious about NextGen and decided to switch over to it. It’s really the best oil that I've ever used. I've traveled over 30,000 miles this year with my motorhome and I can honestly say that using that oil has made a big difference. As if using the Valvoline NextGen product in our 8,000-horsepower Top Fuel dragsters didn't say enough itself, I can honestly say it works very well for me in my personal vehicles, too."
You can enter the sweepstakes on Valvoline’s Facebook page. But don’t wait too long, because all those guys who already entered are looking to get the hole shot.
Friday, December 23, 2011 02:12
Remember the year you got up before anyone else and went downstairs to the tree, only to find socks and underwear instead of that slot-car set you wanted? Worst Christmas ever, right?
But if you’re a Real Car Guy, this holiday season might just bring you some clothing you actually want––the firesuit worn by NHRA drag racer Spencer Massey on the day he debuted his Valvoline NextGen/Fram Top Fuel dragster at the 2011 Southern Nationals. It’s signed by Massey, too, making it even more of a one-of-a-kind racing collectible.
Massey is just one of a growing number of professional drivers and racing teams switching to Valvoline NextGen recycled oil. To formulate NextGen, Valvoline starts with recycled base stock oil, which never wears out, and blends in fresh additives. The result is an oil that meets all industry standards for conventional oil.
Racers like NextGen because it stands up to the rigors of racing, but there are sound environmental advantages to switching to NextGen oil, too. Switching to NextGen recycled oil could reduce the need for oil by 1.6 billion quarts––enough oil to stack barrels from New York to Los Angeles––every year.
Go to Valvoline’s Facebook page to enter the sweepstakes to win Spencer Massey’s autographed firesuit. But don’t get caught sitting at the lights, because the last day to enter is January 6, 2012.