Start your 2012 season with a big win, just like Richie Stephens did! They call him “Rocket Man” at his home track, East Alabama Motor Speedway, in Phenix City, Alabama for good reason: he’s fast! The Rocket Man and his crew headed to Tampa the first weekend of February for the World Street Stock Nationals at East Bay Raceway Park, and showed them what fast is, too. After 3 nights of racing, the Rocket Man had 2 feature wins and 1 second place finish to claim the World Street Stock National Championship. VDL is proud to be a part of this winning effort, and we send a hearty thank-you to Richie for being on top with our Holley 4412 carburetor!
Cobwebs in the carburetor after a long winter? Well, it’s time to fire them up! Check out our first tech video to learn more about your VDL carburetor: Go to youtube.com, and find VDL Fuel Systems Tech Tips: Pump Circuit Troubleshooting. (more…)
Entering the final race of the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour at Winchester, Erik Jones and Eddie Hoffman were the only drivers left that could win this inaugural Championship. With his fast time and fourth place finish, the 15 year old Erik Jones earned the Championship and he couldn’t believe it, “To win against this competition, in the inaugural season, it is unbelievable. This is my first championship!” Eddie Hoffman is a long time VDL customer, and he is the best to beat! We congratulate Erik and team, and are thrilled to find our 650 HP carburetor on top again!
New Rookie vs Past Rookie! Scott Hantz was ready to win his fourth CRA championship, and it came down to the last points race , the Winchester 400 . . . but, a young rookie named Derrick Griffin thought otherwise. Derrick set the pole, led the most laps, and then took the 2011 CRA Super Series Championship along with Rookie of the Year honors. “This is something you dream about, but who believes you can win a championship against these guys in your rookie year?” Griffin commented. “I just can’t believe it, it is great, just great.” Back in 2000, Scott Hantz won his first CRA championship as a rookie as well, and both teams made it to the top with our 750 HP carburetor! Congratulations to Derrick Griffin and team!
. . . . Victory Circle, Too! Our carburetors can be found in winners’ tech all over the country, and even into Canada and Mexico. They run on land and over water, on the dirt or on the asphalt. They go in circles or straight down the strip or through the chicanes. They pull tractors, run through the mud, and off the road. And, it has been a great season for all! Now is the time to send in your championship wins as we begin to build our VDL Winners List. Let’s hear from you! CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2011 CHAMPIONS Philip Morris Whelen All-American National Champion Derrick Griffin CRA Super Series Champion CRA Rookie of the Year Erik Jones JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Champion Cody Coughlin JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Rookie of the Year Dal Wright Myrtle Beach Speedway Limited Late Model South Carolina Mike Reichenberger Norway Speedway Late Model Michigan DJ VanderLey Mobile International Speedway Pro Late Model Alabama DJ VanderLey Five Flags Speedway Pro Late Model Florida and more to come . . .
Kyle Weatherman finds victory lane at Kennedale Speedway Park in his IMCA Mod The younger ones are getting better and faster! The 1/4 mile dirt of Kennedale Speedway Park near Fort Worth, Texas was the site of another history-making victory. Kyle Weatherman has posted 2 wins this past summer and is now the youngest winner in the history of IMCA SportMods. Congratulations to Kyle, family, and crew! VDL’s Holley 4412 / 500 cfm carburetor loves winning on dirt, no matter how young you are!
Congratulations to Kenzie Ruston for her CRA Super Series win at Lucas Oil Raceway The wind of change is upon us with refreshing fall weather and monumental victories. Kenzie Ruston posted fast time for the CRA Super Series Seal Wrap 100 at Lucas Oil Raceway on October 2 and then won the race, becoming the first female to win in CRA. One of the many components of her team’s winning effort was a VDL carburetor! Congratulations to Kenzie and crew!
The Mid-America Stock Car Series runs an 11 race schedule on fast asphalt ovals across Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin; and Jacob Finney of Illinois got a big win August 5th at Norway Speedway in Norway, Michigan. Congratulations to the Finney Racing Team, and thanks for doing it with a VDL – the Holley 4779 750 cfm!