Racer News

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 might...

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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 it...

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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 Gutridge,...

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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 Lock-Up...

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IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE FOR TEAM PROTORQUE AT NO MERCY 9

It's no secret in drag racing that the fastest car does not always win, yet it's well known that the fastest car has the best chance of winning. Team ProTorque went into eliminations of No Mercy 9 with FIVE number one qualifiers and came out with FOUR wins and THREE runner-ups!   Limited Drag Radial Runner Up, #1 Qualifier - Daniel Pharris Pro 275 Winner, #1 Qualifier - Don Lamana X275 Runner Up, #1 Qualifier - Shane Fisher Outlaw 632 #1 Qualifier - Jim Aldous Ultra Street ...

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FIVE-SECOND MILESTONES BY TEAM PROTORQUE

David Adkins breaking the LSX five-second barrier in his ProTorque-equipped 1970.5 Camaro is the most recent of many five-second barriers that have been broken by Team ProTorque over the last decade. Let’s take a moment to celebrate these door-slammer racing trailblazers and their incredible accomplishments.   2018 - "Super Dave" Adkins Earlier this month, David Adkins ran a 5.975 at 243.11 MPH in testing before the Shakedown at the Summit. This was the first five-second quarter-mile pass by a full-bodied, LSX-powered, car...

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BACK-TO-BACK WINS & SUCCESS FOR TEAM PROTORQUE

Medford, NY – August 8, 2018 – Racers who use ProTorque torque converters, known as “Team ProTorque”, had great success at two national-level races in back-to-back weekends.   The NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing, one of the largest door car drag races of the year, was held at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois from July 27th through July 29th. Team ProTorque made a strong statement by claiming multiple wins, runner-ups, and a class record.   In Xtreme Street, Joel Greathouse...

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Bowler Builds a Secret Weapon for the 48 Hour Camaro

In preparation for the 48 Hour Build at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AZ, RideTech turned to Bowler Performance Transmissions, ProTorque Performance Products, and Sonnax to provide a secret weapon for their 1971 Pro Touring Camaro.   The new street-friendly “48 Hour” second-gen Camaro will run a Bowler 4L75E automatic with a Sonnax close ratio gearset and a trick new Pro Torque LSXT billet Multiclutch converter.   "On our new automatic, we rely on Pro Torque’s ability to design a highly efficient fluid coupling to keep the engine and transmission connected in...

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Outlaw Drag Radial Class, ProTorque Converters Dominate By The Numbers

The Outlaw Street Car Reunion:  Battle of the States event that took place this past weekend at Memphis International Raceway showed a number of things - that eighth-mile racing is alive and well, and that our friends at Pro Torque are on the edge of development in the insane Outlaw Drag Radial class. How so, you ask? Well, take into account that many of the top performances of the weekend were achieved with Pro Torque torque converters onboard. Kevin Mullins topped the...

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Shane Fisher X275 Drag Radial And Gen X Revolution Series Torque Converter

Shane Fisher has broken the X275 drag radial record almost every time he has gone out racing! A relative unknown last year he seemed like he came out of nowhere. But really he had a secret weapon ... John "MF" Kolivas behind the keyboard. Fisher is using the new "GEN X" revolution series bolt together and has been dominating this field and it looks like he isn't slowing down any time soon. Are you? The fastest drag racing cars use ProTorque .......

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