Jackson Wins E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Wally at Gateway Midwest Nationals

The E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing Series returned to the track over the weekend for the Seventh Annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park. Coming off his most recent win at the U.S. Nationals, Stevie "Fast" Jackson made it back-to-back victories in the doorslammer class. Jackson could have coasted to a win after Chad Green's Chevy Corvette fouled at the start, but Jackson ignored the red light and posted a 5.759 ET at 250.88 mph run in his '17 Bahrain 1 Racing Chevrolet Camaro. Jackson defeated Rickie Smith in Round One with a 251.86 mph pass, then added a 250.92 mph win over Jim Whiteley. In the Semifinals, Jackson eliminated points leader Mike Janis while Chad Green got a free ticket to the Finals when Mike Castellana had a red light foul. Green's...

September 24, 2018
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Brother-In-Laws Take Home Wallys at Maple Grove Nationals

Sunday's final rounds for the 34th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway got off to a unique start in Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycles when brother-in-laws Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) both claimed wins in their respective class. Arana Jr. earned the thirteenth Wally of his career and the second of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. He posted a run of 6.842 at 197.74 on his Lucas Oil Racing TV bike over Number One qualifier Matt Smith. In Pro Stock, Hector's brother in law claimed top honors, as Vincent Nobile claimed his third victory of the season and the thirteenth Wally in his career with a holeshot win over Drew Skillman. Both Arana Jr. and Nobile moved into second place, respectively, for the Countdown to...

September 17, 2018
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E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Series Returns to Action at 64th annual U.S. Nationals

E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service returned over the holiday weekend to compete on drag racing's grandest stage at the Big Go. An ultra-skilled roster of dozens of top Pro Mod drivers thrilled Indy race fans with some of the fastest doorslammer runs at the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. The Pro Mod class continues to offer something unique for every kind of hot-rodding enthusiast. The popular class is highlighted by historic muscle cars like the ’67 Mustang, ’68 Firebird and ’69 Camaro, as well as a variety of late model American muscle cars that produce more than 3,000 horsepower with a quarter-mile ET of less than six seconds at speeds of more than 250 mph. Mike Castellana powered his  supercharged...

September 4, 2018
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Another Gray Day at the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indy

At the age of 19, Tanner Gray is starting his second season in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle division and became the youngest rider to have double-digit race wins after Monday's final round.  Gray had lane choice through the elimination runs as the U.S. National's number one seed. In the final, Gray posted a near perfect .003 RT for a well-deserved holeshot win with 6.641 ET at 208.42 mph over Jeg Coughlin Jr. with .023 RT 6.639 ET and 206.80 mph. Tanner's dad won the Pro Stock race at Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in 2014. The win gives Gray the points lead and number one seed leading to the Countdown to the Championship. Defending Funny Car event champion J.R. Todd secured his first number one qualifying position at 325.45 mph with a 3.910-second pass to get his holiday...

September 4, 2018
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E3 Spark Plugs Sponsors 1940 Dodge Truck Restoration by Cool Hand Customs Featuring 1970s style Challenger Suspension and 440 Big Block

Ponte Vedra, FL (August 23, 2018)…E3, manufacturer of E3 DiamondFIRE spark plugs and performance products, is a sponsor this year of a beautiful 1940 Dodge truck custom built by Cool Hand Customs of Middleton, WI. The truck will be the centerpiece attraction at E3’s booth for the 2018 SEMA Show, booth #71000, and will be entered into SEMA’s Battle of the Builders.   The highly modified Dodge truck built by Amy and EJ Fitzgerald, owners of Cool Hand Customs, will feature three E3 high performance ignition products: E3 Billet Distributor, Race Spark Plugs and Race Wires.  The truck will be equipped with a 440 big block and a 1970s style, torsion bar Dodge Challenger suspension. The truck’s paint scheme will be an exterior satin white with green and...

August 23, 2018
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Billy Torrence Claims 1st Top Fuel Win at NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals

Although Billy Torrence is a three-time NHRA champion, Sunday's final run in his Capco Contractors Top Fuel dragster at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals will long be remembered as his first Top Fuel win. Torrence was joined at the finish line by his family, including Top Fuel point's leader and son Steve Torrence, to celebrate his "Holeshot Win". The elder Torrence relied on a .037 RT with a 3.756 ET to post a winning run of 329.99 mph. Antron Brown, a four-time Brainerd winner, carded a slightly faster ET by .005 seconds in his Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster but came up inches short at the finish. The last time the number one qualifier in Top Fuel took home the Wally was Gary Scelzi in 1997. Don Schumacher Racing staged in both lanes for the Funny Car final at Brainerd Raceway. Teammates...

August 20, 2018
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NHRA Legends Tour to be Showcased at Upcoming U.S. Nationals

Eight legendary drivers will be featured at the NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, Aug. 29-Sept. 3 in Indianapolis. The historic race known to racing fans as The Big GoTM will feature meet-and-greets, autograph sessions and variety of activities including a Salute to First Responders, where military and first responders are entitled to 20% savings at the gate. In 1955, the Labor Day race became the NHRA's first National Drag Race and has become a bucket list event for every hardcore drag racing fan. In addition to the thousand drivers competing in twelve divisions of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, this year's U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway will honor several of the sanctioning body's best racers to ever strap on a helmet. Lucas Oil Raceway Honors Eight...

August 14, 2018
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Danny Rowe Falls to Quickest Run in World Series of Pro Mod History

When we spoke with Danny Rowe about the upcoming E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, the 20-year veteran was excited about his 2018 campaign behind the wheel of a supercharged door car. In addition to the 12-race NHRA Pro Mod series of high powered turbo, nitrous and supercharged late model American muscle cars, Rowe already had his sights set on the second annual World Series of Pro Mod hosted by Bandimere Speedway outside Denver CO. Known to NHRA drag racing fans as Thunder Mountain, Bandimere Speedway also hosts the NHRA's Mopar Mile-High Nationals. Driving the Jim Bell-owned Pro Mod 69' Camaro, Carl Stevens Jr. also had the $100,000 payday on his calendar and wasted no time in settling the matter in the final round of the DRAG ILLUSTRATED World Series of Pro Mod...

August 13, 2018
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Antron Brown Victorious at CatSpot Northwest Nationals

Antron Brown put the Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster in the winner's circle during the 31st annual CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals for his first win of the 2018 Mello Yello season. Funny Car winner Ron Capps and Pro Stock winner Tanner Gray joined the three-time Top Fuel world champion on the podium in Seattle. The pavement at Pacific Raceways has been good to Brown as he posted his third consecutive victory and his first since the 2017 Northwest Nationals. Brown became the fourth driver in NHRA history to earn his 50th career Wally in Top Fuel. In Funny Car, 2016 World Champion Ron Capps put a stop to the John Force Racing winning streak when he eliminated points leader Courtney Force in the final run. Capps had a 4.033 ET at 314.90 mph in his NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T to beat...

August 6, 2018
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Advance Auto VDP Program PR

E3 Spark Plugs and the entire E3 Ignition Product line is now available through Advance Auto Parts through their Vendor Direct Program. If the store you visit does not have the exact E3 part you need, from spark plugs to race wires, coils or distributor, Advance Auto will be able to order the part in the store for direct shipment to your home or your shop.

July 31, 2018
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