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New 8” X8 Torque Converters Offer Incredible Performance Gains

PROTORQUE has announced its X8 Series race torque converters – the first true innovation since the original 8” torque converter was introduced sixty years ago – for 600-2,000+ horsepower applications. Working in conjunction with David Barton of the famed Ray Barton Racing Engines enterprise on his NHRA Factory Stock Showdown program, ProTorque’s forward-thinking founder, Joe Rivera, developed a performance-oriented 8” torque converter. Using the same technology that ProTorque pioneered 15+ years ago with its Revolution Series torque converters in the Pro...

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Tom Kundrik Joins Boninfante Group as ProTorque’s Director of Motorsports and Sales

THE BONINFANTE GROUP has hired Tom Kundrik, one of the most respected key players in the drag racing and performance industry, to come on board as ProTorque’s Director of Motorsports and Sales, effective immediately. Over the years, ProTorque’s commitment to quality and customer service has been a major proponent in the company’s tremendous growth and success. Now, ProTorque’s president, Joe Rivera, is making bold moves to continue to improve the company’s service and support. “ProTorque has added an industry icon to...

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Booted Muscle: Domenic DiDonato Resets X275 Turbo Record

Reposted from Dragzine.com Domenic DiDonato has racked up numerous wins and a championship in the NMRA Street Outlaw class behind the wheel of his 2008 GT500 Mustang. At the Sweet 16 4.0, DiDonato earned another big accomplishment to put on his racing resume: the X275 turbo e.t. record with his 4.156-second pass at 175 mph. DiDonato and his team used a new stator from ProTorque to apply the boosted power from the Mustang’s Ford modular motor to set the record. People...

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ProTorque Partners with Boninfante Friction

Philadelphia, PA – February 3, 2020 – PROTORQUE’s Joe Rivera has partnered with the “King of Clutches” and high-horsepower technology, Boninfante Friction, to up the ante on the market-leading line of ProTorque converters. This ensures growth and a bigger, better, badassier future for the company, its customers, and the racing industry. Putting two of the performance industry’s premier minds of the “bellhousing” together in one place makes just as much sense as peanut butter and jelly, and the result is...

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Team ProTorque Dominates Hot Rod Drag Week in 2019

Medford, NY – September 19, 2019 – PROTORQUE PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS’ Team ProTorque racers absolutely dominated the 2019 Hot Rod Drag Week presented by Gear Vendors Overdrive with Tom Bailey taking home the overall win while also making the event’s first-ever 5-second pass, and many other racers also finding success. Bailey, who is based out of Lake Orion, Michigan, and a proud member of Team ProTorque, is no stranger to the grueling nature of the week-long event, as he had won...

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10 Years of Team ProTorque YellowBullet History

They say time flies when you're having fun, and we have had an absolute blast racing - and making history - at the YellowBullet Nationals over the past decade. Going back to 2010, despite a rain-out in 2014, #TeamProTorque racers have achieved some truly incredible milestones including: 2010 4 Winners: John Kolivas, Tim Lynch, Joe Alagna, Charlie Micallif 1 Runner-Up: Michael Ingrossio 2011 1 Winner: Alex Vettros 2 Runner-Ups: Sam Gottier, Richie Stine 2012 3 Winners: Tim Lynch, Frank Soldridge, Angelo Valla 2013 1 Winner: Paul Major 2 Runner-Ups: Dwayne...

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New 1,000-2,000hp U9 Converters Now Available

Medford, NY – June 6, 2019 – PROTORQUE PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS has introduced a revolutionary new torque converter to its current lineup. Developed specifically for 1,000-2,000 horsepower street cars and race applications including Ultra Street, NHRA Factory Stock, NMRA Renegade, and more, ProTorque’s U9 torque converter is now available for GM TH350/TH400/Powerglide 30-spline transmissions. Building on the same cutting-edge technology found in ProTorque’s wildly successful Revolution series converters, the U9 series is the next step in the evolution of performance torque converters...

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#TeamProTorque’s Epic Sweet 16 2.0 Weekend & More

EV1 Converter Successes:A new small block ET world record set by Marty Stinnett, a new LSX world record set by David Adkins, and SIX cars in the exclusive Top 16 at the prestigious Sweet 16 race at SGMP PLUS Vinny Palazzolo, Justin Jordan, and James Lawrence took WINS at the NMRA and NMCA season openers while Daryl Hameetman scored the WIN at the World Outlaw Nationals - it was a great month for #TeamProTorque! GET YOUR EV1 HERE Pro EV1...

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ProTorque and Transtar Partnership Gains Momentum

If you haven't already heard the big news, ProTorque and Transtar have teamed up to bring you the best converters in the industry with reduced lead times and an expanded, global distribution network! Transtar has HUNDREDS of THE MOST POPULAR ProTorque part numbers in stock now – and more part numbers and SKUs are being added every week! TRANSTAR AND PROTORQUE ARE COMMITTED TO GETTING YOU THE BEST PRODUCT QUICKLY AND EASILY. Contact Transtar at (855) TRANSTAR today to...

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PROTORQUE PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS TEAMS UP WITH TRANSTAR

Medford, NY – December 21, 2018 – PROTORQUE PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS has teamed up with Transtar Industries, Inc., the world’s largest transmission parts distributor, to bring specialized performance torque converters to the transmission repair specialty market. Thanks to Transtar’s extensive distribution network, ProTorque’s record-breaking technology is no longer restricted to the racing elite and getting a custom-built torque converter without the wait will become the standard. Getting the correct torque converter for the application is crucial to vehicle performance and ProTorque...

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