D'Aprile Finds First Career Winner Circle, Great Driving and
HP 8.90 Turn-Key Lead the Way
joined the HP Family at the end of 2015 with his slick
Carbon Fiber HP 8.90 Assassin Turn-Key
Car. He immediately found himself going rounds,
and this past weekend he found his first Winner Circle!
Jonathan has been going
a ton of rounds since taking delivery of his hot rod. This
weekend he left no doubt who the best racer was as he was
nearly perfect in the final round. He was off the starting
line with a great .004 reaction time, then pedaled his way
to a 1 above 8.955 on his 8.94 dial for the race win!
We want to send a huge
congrats out to Jonathan on his first victory, we look
forward to many more from him and the entire D'Aprile Team!
McGinnis Grabs First Victory of 2016 Fresh off Championship
Clayton McGinnis kicked
off his 2016 season much the way he ended 2015, sitting in
the Winner's Circle at Gateway International Raceway. The
HP 7.90 Lite Package racer
earned the 2015 Track Championship, and looks to be on pace
for a repeat in 2016.
Clayton worked his way
through a tough field of competitors at Gateway to earn yet
another victory. A day full of consistent E.T.'s and great
reaction times helped him march right through the field to
find himself in a familiar spot at the end of the day!
We want to congratulate
Clayton and the entire McGinnis Team on a great outing!
Metternich Earns Second Win of 2016 In As Many Outings with
HP 8.90 Sniper Jr. Package
Jake Metternich and his
Sniper Jr. Package have started the 2016 on fire
at Gateway International Raceway. After grabbing his first
win 2 weeks ago, Jake and his team were back in the Winner's
Circle this past weekend!
In the finals Jake was
able to drive both ends of the racetrack great to earn his
second race win in as many outings. Jake's nearly perfect
8.938 on his 8.93 dial was enough to push his competition
out, and earn himself a second trip to the Winner's Circle
early on this season.
We want to congratulate
Jake and his team on a perfect start to their 2016 campaign!
Turns First Test N Tune into First Race Win of 2016 at
past weekend marked the first outing for Makenna Brown and
her team in 2016. In what started off as a Test-N-Tune for
some new pieces they had on their
HP 7.90 Lite Turn-Key Car,
quickly turned itself into her going rounds for her first
Brown Team had any off season rust, it didn't show through
on this day. Makenna put together a string of nearly
identical reaction times, and her
HP Turn-Key ride repeated
within thousandths all day to give her the race win!
to congratulate Makenna and her team on an outstanding start
to their 2016 season!
Picks Up Where He Left Off in 2015, Grabs First Victory of
2016 in HP 8.90 TK Car
those of you who visit the HP website regularly, Brady Fomby
is a name you see frequently here. Coming off a season of
dominance last year in his
HP 8.90 Assassin Turn-Key Car,
Brady picked up in similar fashion this past weekend at
Montgomery Raceway Park.
marched through the field at MRP to find himself in a
familiar spot, the Winner's Circle. A string of nice lights,
and a repeating hotrod, allowed Brady to add yet another
piece of hardware to his growing piles of trophies!
like to congratulate Brady and his entire team on another
Long Day Worthwhile, Grabs Victory at Atmore Dragway with HP
7.90 Heavy Package
Mitchell Seymore and
his team had a long weekend of racing, but by the end of it
they were the last ones standing, making it worth the
effort. Their weekend began at Montgomery Motorsports Park,
and would end at Atmore Dragway with a victory using their
HP 7.90 Heavy Package.
After racing late into
the night at Montgomery Motorsports Park, Mitchell and his
team hit the road early Sunday morning for Atmore Dragway.
They started off strong, earning the first round bye with a
great .006 light. That strength would continue all the way
through the finals as Mitchell put a great package together
for the win, going .024 on the tree and a nearly perfect
7.974 on his 7.97 dial!
Mitchell and his entire team on a great victory to end their
Making It Look Easy, Grabs Second Victory of 2016 with New
HP Pea-Shooter Combo
Jace Bynum has become a
force to be dealt with in the South Georgia area since
making the swap to an
HP 11.90 Pea-Shooter Package
over the winter. Coming into the 2016 season Jace was
winning rounds, but couldn't quite get over the hump for
race wins. That has all changed now.
Jace found himself
visiting the Silver Dollar Raceway Winner Circle for the
second time this season this past Saturday. A string of
great lights, and a hotrod that barely moved on him was
enough to earn Jace yet another victory early on into the
We want to congratulate
Jace on another great outing!
Miller Grabs First Victory of 2016 in First Outing at Byron
Meredith Miller has
been winning races for years now with her HP hardware. From
Sniper Jr. days where she collected an Eastern
Conference Finals Championship, to her current racing with
HP 7.90 Lite Package, she
has won it all. Her 2016 season started off in similar
fashion as she grabbed the win in her first outing of the
Meredith kicked off
2016 at Byron Dragway this past Saturday night. Fresh off of
getting her engine back from freshen up, Meredith made it
look easy as she marched right through the competition in
her first outing. After a day of great driving, and a
consistent hotrod, Meredith found herself in the Winner's
Circle collecting new hardware for her collection!
We want to congratulate
Meredith and her team on an outstanding start to their 2016
Sweeps At The Rock, Qualifies #1 and Wins PDRA Top Jr. Class
The Schultz Team has
been hard to handle over the past few seasons at PDRA
events. Those difficulties for the competition have not
changed in 2016, as Mia Schultz found the Winner's Circle
early on at Rockingham Dragway for the PDRA Spring
Mia kicked off the
weekend by parking her
HP 7.90 Lite Turn-Key Assassin
in the #1 qualifying position for the Top Jr. class. That
would parlay itself into a race win by the end of the
weekend. In the finals Mia was great on both ends, taking a
big starting line advantage with her .031 light, then
pedaling her way to victory with a 7.942 on the 7.90 dial.
We want to congratulate
Mia and her team on a great start to the 2016 season!
Performance Lowmad Debuts AJPE 5300 Combo, Finds Winner's
Circle at Memphis Super Chevy Show
The Huddleston Family came into their
opening race of the season with more questions than answers,
entering the Memphis Super Chevy Show with a brand new AJPE
5300 engine between the historic wagon's framerails. As the
weekend went on, the answers became more clear until they
found themselves sitting in the Winner's Circle on the new
combinations maiden trip into competition!
The weekend began promising as Thomas Huddleston put the
Lowmad in the #2 qualifying spot with a nice 3.78 run early
in qualifying. A conservative approach to the new package
would prove to be the key on Sunday. High winds made things
difficult for teams, but the Lowmad marched straight down
broadway each run to find itself in the final round. The
finals saw the Huddleston Team come up against Tim Segars
and his Batman Team. It would be over early as Segars left
the red light glowing, helping to put the Lowmad in the
Winner's Circle for the first time with the Huddleston Team.
Lowmad Driver Thomas Huddleston
couldn't have been more excited for the new combos
performance and his first Pro Modified victory, "What a
great weekend! We came into this deal with realistic
expectations, but hopes we could make some noise with this
new engine program. To qualify at the top of the pack and
bring home the race win in our first outing is unbelievable.
I'm excited to get more data on this combination, we have a
lot of horsepower we just have to be smart enough to use it.
The rest of 2016 should be fun as we figure out this 5300
The Lowmad Team would like to thank all of their 2016
Marketing Partners: Huddleston Performance, Alan Johnson
Performance Engineering, PTC Converters, Butler Performance,
OverKill Motorsports, Hoosier Tires, and DragCoverage.com.
Look for the Lowmad to be back in
action this coming weekend for the first Southern Outlaw
Tour event at Montgomery Raceway Park!
Huddleston Performance Becomes
Presenting Sponsor of NHRA Western Conference Finals and
Title Sponsor of WCF Fun Races
Performance has spent many years helping to grow The Week at
Thunder Valley held at Bristol Dragway. Seeing the
Huddleston Performance Junior Nationals as well as the
Huddleston Performance Fun Races nearly double in car count,
the team at Huddleston Performance now expands their focus
to help the Western Conference Finals at Tulsa Raceway Park
attempt to reach that same level of competition.
partnership between Huddleston Performance and Tulsa Raceway
Park sees a wide range of efforts being put forth during
the Western Conference Finals. To open the week racers will
be treated to 3 days of heavy racing action where Huddleston
Performance will be the Title Sponsor. These days will allow
racers to enjoy competing while preparing themselves for the
ultimate prize, the Western Conference Finals.
to the Title Sponsorship of the Huddleston Performance Fun
Races, the HP Team also joins forces with Tulsa Raceway Park
to become the Presenting Sponsor of the Western Conference
Finals. One of the most prestigious races in all of Jr.
Dragster racing, the Western Conference Finals gives racers
an opportunity to compete on a national level. The
combination of Huddleston Performance, Tulsa Raceway Park,
and the NHRA Western Conference Finals looks to grow the
event to rival its East Coast counterpart over the coming
Performance owner Bo Huddleston is excited with the endless
possibilities of the new partnership, “We couldn’t be
happier joining with the team at Tulsa Raceway Park. We’ve
had the opportunity to get to know them over the past couple
of seasons, and they are a group who has the best interest
of the sport in mind at their facility. Bringing a big time
Jr. Event out west that will mirror our Week at Thunder
Valley is something we have wanted to do for a long time.
When the WCF’s moved to Tulsa it was a natural fit for all
of us to work together to help this thing grow
significantly. We are looking forward to heading west in
June, and look forward to meeting a lot of new racers while
Raceway Park general manager Don Ellison equaled the
Huddleston Performance excitement on the new partnership,
“Tulsa Raceway Park is very excited to host the Western
Conference Finals, bringing racers from across the United
States and Canada to compete for the conference
championship. In addition to the very best Jr. Racers, we
are excited to be partnering with the very best Sponsors in
the industry. Having Huddleston Performance come onboard to
become the Title Sponsor for the three days of Fun Races and
Presenting Sponsor of the Western Conference Finals is a
great addition for us!”
Huddleston Performance Team will be in full force for the
event. They will have a full display with Turn-Key Cars,
Engine Packages, Clutches, and all the Jr. Dragster parts a
person could need. Mark your calendars for June 20-25, 2016
as one of the biggest Jr. Dragster events in the country
invades Tulsa Raceway Park.
details on the event you can visit