Flowmaster posts Bounty for ADRL Extreme 10.5
3.99 et and 185 mph barrier worth $5,000 each
O'FALLON, Mo. (January 20, 2009) -- Flowmaster, a mainstay of the American Drag Racing League since its inception, has announced that it is offering a bounty of $5,000 to the first driver competing in the Flowmaster Extreme 10.5 class who can go quicker than 3.99 seconds and an additional $5,000 to the first driver that can go faster than 185 miles per hour.
Both ends of the current Extreme 10.5 class record were set last October at the Texas Motorplex. Gary White established the elapsed time mark with a stellar 4.101-second pass while Todd Moyer's 180.45 mph blast set the miles-per-hour standard.
For Flowmaster Senior Vice President of Marketing Richard Small, the bounty evokes memories of the past.
"The Flowmaster Extreme 10.5 class reminds me of the original 'fastest street car' shootouts of the mid-1990s," said Small. "Back then, they raced for satin jackets. We wanted to up the ante a bit."
"As a company, we want to do the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of racers," Small continued. "These drivers are the best at what they do, so why not put a bounty at both ends of the stick.
With a $5,000 reward for setting each record, it is quite possible that one driver could break both barriers on the same weekend and head home with a cool ten grand in his pocket.
ADRL President and CEO Kenny Nowling admits that this new incentive will only help to add fuel to the fire that burns in the already ultra-competitive professional class.
"All of our Flowmaster Extreme 10.5 racers accept nothing less than to be the first to cross the finish line on each and every run," said Nowling. "Now, each time they cross that finish line they'll be looking for something extra."
In order to qualify for the bounty, a driver must be utilizing a Flowmaster exhaust product, the official exhaust product of the ADRL, and be the first to break the respective mark either in qualifying or eliminations.
Flowmaster, Inc. is housed in three ultra-modern facilities in Santa Rosa and West Sacramento, California and Hayden, Idaho, together totaling over 400,000 square feet. Flowmaster employs over 120 workers dedicated to building the highest quality U.S.-made exhaust products available. Flowmaster’s product line includes exhaust products for Performance Street, Muscle Cars, Trucks, Street Rods, RVs, Motorhomes, and all types of race applications. With more than 600 different muffler models, 400-plus exhaust systems and numerous exhaust accessories available, Flowmaster offers the choice to fit your specific vehicle needs, or your sound preference from mild, moderate to aggressive.
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