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When you push 850 horsepower and 9,000 rpm through a racing transmission, you better hope it stands up. Transmission cases and gears strewn all over the racetrack do nothing to enhance your standing, nor that of your transmission supplier.
Having read about an automobile race in France, Kohlsaat decided he'd host America's first auto race in Chicago. The year was 1895 and automobiles were still a great curiosity. Kohlsaat, owner/publisher of the Chicago Times Herald, planned to exploit the growing interest in motoring by sponsoring a 54-mile race from downtown Chicago to nearby suburb Evanston, Illinois, and back. The match was open to all comers, foreign or domestic, whether powered by gas, electricity, or steam. The top prize: $2,000 (that's 50,000 2016 dollars).
Zero to 125 MPH in five seconds. Maximum speed of 211 MPH. Seven-second pit stops. Formula One racing is a high-adrenalin sport - one which demands peak performance from drivers and machines alike.
Lamentations continueâ€”legitimately soâ€”over the second-citizen status of manufacturing in the United States. The need undoubtedly continues for renewed support by government and educators for making things here once again...
RCD Engineering's switch from manual to CNC hobbing operations breaks gear manufacturing lead time records with Bourn & Koch 100H in their gear production pit crew.
Gear making and heat treating pair together like a fine cabernet and filet mignon. Now for the first time, the two industries are embracing this symbiotic relationship by co-locating their industry events this fall in Indianapolis. ASM Internationalâ€™s 2009 Heat Treating Society Conference and Exposition and Gear Technologyâ€™s favorite trade show, Gear Expo, are teaming up September 14â€“17 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
When the fans start screaming at the Daytona 500, they're cheering for Jeff Gordon. Only the die-hard racing fan can appreciate the gearing and engineering that goes into each race car.
Major sponsorship of an Indy car was working out well for racing fans Mike Chaplin and John Storm. On May 25, a warm, clear day, the co-founders of Contour Hardening watched from their racetrack suite as their car, a bullet on wheels, tore into sixth place at the Indy 500.
You go, and if your name is Ryan Boxx, you go faster than everyone else. Boxx became the fastest 15-year-old in America this summer when he won his division of the National Hot Rod Association's Junior Drag Racing League National Championship.
News Items About racing
1 Doosan VMCs Power Joe Gibbs Racing Team (September 23, 2020)
Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) recently added two new Doosan vertical machining centers.Mynx 5400/50As tough as Doosan machines are, after 20 yea... Read News
2 BRM Announces Automotive Aftermarket and Performance Racing Industry Applications (December 8, 2014)
Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), maker of flexible engine hones, diesel tools, and automotive brushes, announced a new article about N... Read News
3 KISSsoft Celebrates Suter Racing Lead (June 19, 2012)
KISSsoft AG, technology partner of Suter Racing, congratulates Tom Lüthi for his world championship lead in the Moto 2 class. The so... Read News
4 Morgan Advanced Ceramics Introduces New Coatings from the Racing Industry (August 14, 2007)
The Diamonex Products division of Morgan Advanced Ceramics (MAC) introduced its Diamonex® Diamond-like Coatings (DLC) for the pe... Read News