May 2011 Newslettervdl
Welcome to our new website! We are very excited about our new partnership with Firethorn Marketing and Clint Doll because of the great new look and the tremendous opportunity that it gives us to interact with you. The purpose of this website is not just for sales; but, more importantly, for information. Hopefully, you will find information that will help your race team from the carburetor all the way through the ignition and fuel systems. We hope you will participate with us as your questions, comments, and results will benefit us all.
Our 2011 season really started at the end of 2010 with the PRI Trade Show last December. We have found these trade shows to be very beneficial for all involved, and this year was no exception. We had a great time at the PRI show and our son DJ was exceptionally proud of finally making the winners’ list with two track championships. VDL is extremely proud of all its winners and champions – you can find your name on that list in our winners’ circle link. For 2011, we are faced with an interesting dilemma. There are now 2 major trade shows scheduled back-to-back next December. Trade shows are expensive to attend and to prepare for so companies have to be careful in spending their money wisely. We would love to hear your opinion about the PRI show in Orlando vs the IMIS in Indy. We want to be where you want to go, so let us know.
The winter was full of testing and trying new things with one of the major points of discussion being rules and their interpretation. Most of the time the carburetor is one of the major limiting factors in engine performance and the rules are written that way on purpose. Therefore, the understanding of the interpretation of the rules by the tech officials is crucial to building the ultimate carburetor. Go too near the edge and you get DQed – stay too far away from the edge and you get lapped. At VDL, we are constantly analyzing and reviewing the feedback we get so we can build a competitive advantage. As you can see, we are partners with you the racers in building the best product possible. It is important as a racer to pay attention at tech and ask questions so you can advise us how to keep you in the winners’ circle and out of trouble.
We are going to be working in the future diligently on researching new fuels and staying abreast of current trends in short track racing. Keep an eye on our tech tips and this newsletter. I will give you a heads up if I find something important that I think you should look at. There are a lot of exciting things coming that we will write about next month and we are especially excited about hearing from you. Get those winners circle reports and photos in so we can get you on the front page. Best of luck to all and safe racing.