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E3 Spark Plugs Offers Tips on Buying a Sport Boat

E3 Spark Plugs Offers Tips on Buying a Sport Boat

If tomorrow’s start of the Napa /Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series World Finals at Firebird Raceway has you has you jonesing for a fast ride on the water, E3 Spark Plugs offers a few tips on finding and buying a great sport boat. E3 performance spark plugs give your marine engine a cleaner, stronger burn. First, decide exactly how you plan to use your boat and choose the type accordingly. Want to power down the coast at breakneck speeds and throw your boat in to hard turns for thrills? You’ll want to choose a smaller sport boat with a strong engine. Want to cruise in comfort with your family and friends aboard? Opt for a larger, full-featured model with more substantial seating, grab handles and lots of dry storage for coolers, life jackets and extra towels. If you’ll tow skiers, consider a boat with a large in-floor locker. Once you’ve narrowed your choice to a few sport boat models, E3 Spark Plugs recommends doing some through research. Contact owner groups and as...

January 28, 2015


Geoff Aaron Lands First EnduroCross Win, Forces Championship to Vegas

Geoff Aaron Lands First EnduroCross Win, Forces Championship to Vegas

Defending champ Taddy Blazusiak got off to a fast and furious start in round five of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Series presented by E3 Spark Plugs at Denver’s National Western Complex this weekend. But when the dust settled, it was 10-time AMA National Trials champion Geoff Aaron of KTM who would cross the finish line, taking his first win of the year and keeping his title hopes alive. Kawasaki riders Justin Soule, Colton Haaker and Kyle Redmond would take second, third and fourth places with Blazusiak taking a hard-fought, but disappointing fifth. Geoff Aaron, round five winner of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Series Presented by E3 Spark Plugs. Blazusiak and Aaron both hit the tracks hard early in the day, winning their respective heat races. And Blazusiak made an aggressive start to the main event, handily winning the Girardi Wealth Management $750 Holeshot award. But things soon went downhill for the defending champ, as he fought off a quick-starting Redmond who snatched the ...

January 28, 2015


Traxxas Off-Road RC Trucks Take on GEICO AMA EnduroCross Presented by E3 Spark Plugs

Traxxas Off-Road RC Trucks Take on GEICO AMA EnduroCross Presented by E3 Spark Plugs

Headed to round five of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Series presented by E3 Spark Plugs this Halloween weekend? You’re in for a real treat. Traxxas, the company known as the “Fastest Name in Radio Control” will tear up the EnduroCross track with its award-winning Extreme Terrain Monster Truck. Not only will fans get to see whether the nation’s No. 1 brand R/C trucks can handle the toughest indoor motorsport terrain, they’ll get to take a virtual step into the driver’s seat. Traxxas mounts cameras in their trucks and puts them on the right out onto the tracks during race time for air on the company’s HDTV television programming. Summit RTR truck by Traxxas, the nation's top RCR vehicle maker. See Traxxas trucks in action at the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Series presented by E3 Spark Plugs Oct. 30. That’s not all, though. Traxxas serves up more action with a high-flying stunt demonstration featuring its 65+mph E-Revo Brushless Edition, touted the fastest and most technol...

January 28, 2015


Approaching 46th Birthday, Kurt Nicoll to Race GEICO AMA EnduroCross Presented by E3 Spark Plugs

Approaching 46th Birthday, Kurt Nicoll to Race GEICO AMA EnduroCross Presented by E3 Spark Plugs

Perhaps it’s because the view from behind his desk just can’t beat the flinging mud and screaming fans he’s accustomed to that Kurt Nicoll decided to boot up for Round 5 of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross presented by E3 Spark Plugs this Saturday, Oct. 30 at Denver’s National Western Complex. Dubbed “the toughest racing on two wheels,” EnduroCross combines elements of off-road racing with supercross-style settings featuring rocks, boulders, logs, sand, mud, water holes and obstacles such as giant tires. Motocross veteran Kurt Nicoll will race the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. Nicoll, former KTM racing manager and current COO of Godfrey Entertainment (producers of films, TV series and documentaries primarily focusing on action and motorsports), is looking to qualify for the Vet class main event and will go head-to-head against a tough field of fellow EnduroCross vets from the Colorado area. Just shy of his 46th birthday, Nicoll is coming off Pro class win...

January 28, 2015


CBS Sports to Air 2011 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Co-Sponsored byE3 Spark Plugs

CBS Sports to Air 2011 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Co-Sponsored byE3 Spark Plugs

CBS Sports and Lucas Oil Motorsports just announced a TV coverage package for racing fans who just can’t make it to the tracks to see the races in person. Lucas Oil and E3 Spark Plugs racing fans will see 11 hours or more of CBS Sports Spectacular programming – including extensive coverage of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (2011 schedule just announced!) CBS generously granted Lucas Oil Motorsports a bank of fan-friendly television time slots so fans of all ages can catch the on-track action and follow the 2011 points chase from beginning to end. No worries about missing a race if you’re one of our younger racing fans with a school-day bedtime or a working fan with an early start to your work day. CBS promises conveniently scheduled coverage of the races from the thrilling series season openers to the hotly contested championship deciders. Still to go for the 2011 season of Lucas Oil Motorsports on CBS is coverage of the E3 Spark Plugs co-sponsored Lucas Oil Off-Road R...

January 28, 2015


Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Co-Sponsored by E3 Spark Plugs Announces 2011 Schedule

Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Co-Sponsored by E3 Spark Plugs Announces 2011 Schedule

Two rounds and the championship battle for the 2010 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series co-sponsored by E3 Spark Plugs remain, but many already are gearing up for next year’s racing schedule. Rounds 13 and 14 of this year’s season take place November 6 and 7 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and the season-ender championship race event happens December 11 and 12 for the season titles in all classes plus the Rockstar Energy/Lucas Oil Challenge Cup. A shot from the 2010 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series at Speedworld Off Road Park Sunday, September 26, 2010. With the 2010 season coming to an end, officials announced the 2011 schedule, which closely mirrors 2010′s thus-far successful run. The 2010 lineup featured favored familiar venues and brought record crowds. The 15-round battle for the 2011 season championship begins and ends at the Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Arizona. Other stops between the March 12 start and the December 11 championship round include Glen...

January 28, 2015


Meet Joe Cook: Spark Plug Collector Extraordinaire

Meet Joe Cook: Spark Plug Collector Extraordinaire

  People collect the zaniest things from Pez dispensers to vintage Zippo lighters to toilet seats. And Joe Cook just might be king among spark plug collectors. His New Jersey basement museum collection boasts more than 2,400 spark plugs plus an exhausting amount of spark plug-related items including copies of more than 5,000 early patents, letterheads and envelopes from various spark plug companies, and marketing and promotional items. Over the century and a half that spark plugs have been around, they’ve been packaged in lead, wax and wax paper, wooden containers and decorative tins and accompanied by promotional items such as decals, matchbook covers, glassware and posters depicting Old Hollywood starlets. Cook has many of them. Spark plug collector Joe Cook holds promotional photos of Old Hollywood starlets once used to help market sparkplugs. “I originally started restoring antique tractors and Hit & Miss (open flywheel) engines,” says Joe when asked what inspi...

January 28, 2015


E3 Spark Plugs 75 Set for Saturday at the Lucas Oil-Rockstar Modified Series Championship

E3 Spark Plugs 75 Set for Saturday at the Lucas Oil-Rockstar Modified Series Championship

The Lucas Oil Modified Racing Series presented by Rockstar Energy Drink is down to its final 2010 event, including the E3 Spark Plugs 75. Each event of the 9-race series features 75 laps of green flag racing and doesn’t count yellow caution flag laps. It also features some of the most talented drivers on the scene today and boasts its own national television package. Topping fans’ predictions for the series champ are Jim Mardis and Tim Morse. Currently, Mardi s has just 8-point lead on Morse. But Morse, proprietor of Morse Performance Exhaust Systems, has an extra impetus to win. Earlier this month, someone broke into his Burbank, CA shop’s security fence and stoke his race car and trailer. It was a devastating blow, but fellow racers have come out of the woodworks offering help. Among them is longtime friend and sometimes competitor Andrew Phipps, who quickly offered Morse the use of his open wheel modified, his car hauler and his crew. As for the car – we’re talking abo...

January 28, 2015


How to Replace Your Spark Plug Wires

How to Replace Your Spark Plug Wires

The best spark plugs in the world won’t deliver if the sparkplug wires connecting them to your distributor cap aren’t up to par. Good spark plug wires are essential for reliable ignition performance. Bad ones will cause spark plug misfiring, hard starting (especially during rainy, cold or snowy weather), rough idle, hesitation when accelerating, poor fuel economy and increased hydrocarbon (HC) emissions. On 1995 and newer vehicles with OBD II Onboard Diagnostics, a bad wire-prompted misfiring may set a fault code and light up your “Check Engine” signal. Good spark plug wires are just as essential to ignition performance as your spark plugs themselves. If you’ve got any of these problems going on with your ride, inspect the sparkplug wires and look for burns, cracked insulation, chaffing, visible arching and loose plugs or terminals. If you see any of those, it’s time for new wiring. Luckily, replacing your spark plug wires is fairly easy and typically requires no t...

January 28, 2015


2010 Spark Plug Awards Honor Those with Real Spark

 2010 Spark Plug Awards Honor Those with Real Spark

For us gearheads, a spark plug, of course, is “a device designed to fit in each cylinder of a gasoline-powered internal-combustion engine and to produce the electric spark for igniting the mixture of gasoline and air” (thank you, dictionary.com). But the term “spark plug” can take on a metaphorical meaning too, as evidenced by the plethora of “Spark Plug Awards” out there. Miss Montgomery County Fair Sara Crocks won the Miss Illinois County Fair Pageant’s “Spark Plug Award” for charm and enthusiasm. For instance, the Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations’ highest honor, the Silver Spark Plug award, goes to trucking professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the improvement of truck equipment, maintenance, technology and management practices. If you’re a trucker, you might have heard of one of the current Silver Spark Plug award winners, Robert Maye, a regular on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio show, “Tech Talk with T...

January 28, 2015


E3 Spark Plugs Co-Sponsors 4th Annual Lucas Oil Go Kart Shootout

E3 Spark Plugs Co-Sponsors 4th Annual Lucas Oil Go Kart Shootout

E3 Spark Plugs is stoked to be a sponsor of the 4th Annual Lucas Oil Go-Kart Shootout set for November 5-7 at the Possum Kingdom Super Speedway in Belton, South Carolina. A $10,000 prize is up for grabs in the Lucas Oil Pro Class – the feature event of the weekend. But 20 other classes promise big payouts as well. All total, winning racers will take home more than $40,000 when the smoke clears. Presented by Earl Pearson, Jr., the Lucas Oil Go Kart Shootout debuted in 2007 and has grown by leaps and bounds in the number of participants and the amount of winnings. This year, the Lucas Oil Pro Class alone offers a guaranteed purse of $18,760. Race organizers also are offering several bonuses, including the E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time Award – $100 cash to the driver who sets the fastest qualifying time in the Lucas Oil Pro Class. The Lucas Oil Pro Class winner gets an extra $500 if his car is running with a CAPPS Racing Engine, plus another $10,000 if he goes on to win the Thanksgivin...

January 28, 2015


E3 Spark Plugs Proud to Support Project G.R.E.E.N. Debut at Oktoberfest

E3 Spark Plugs racing fans attending Oktoberfest will get a real treat tonight as the Project G.R.E.E.N. racecar – touted as the world’s first environmentally responsible oval track race car – makes its track debut at Oktoberfest Racing Weekend.  G.R.E.E.N. is an acronym for Green Racing Experimental Engine Narrative and it’s a project of Circle Track Magazine, Argonne National Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy. Their goal: “To bring creativity back to short track racing,” Circle Track Editor Rob Fisher says.  “In the past racing was a proving ground for OEMs to test new parts and products that would eventually end up on passenger cars.  Lately, racing has become a quest for the level playing field which has hurt the racer’s creativity and created a chasm between what comes out of Detroit and what we use to power our cars.” Racing fans first read about Project G.R.E.E.N. in the April 2010 issue of Circle Track and have followed its prog...

January 28, 2015


Hart Breaks As Brandt Wins

Hart Breaks As Brandt Wins

When the Pro Lite Unlimited class rolled on to the track for Round 11 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Truck championship, E3 Performance Spark Plug fans assumed the #15 Stronghold Motorsports/Maxxis Tires Ford truck of Marty Hart would check out. After all, the series points leader was starting on the front row at Surprise, AZ, next to the Wik’s Racing Engines #11 Chevrolet truck of Adam Wik. But, lap one chaos was waiting for the field of trucks in turn four and a red flag flew stopping the race before Hart could complete a lap. Pro Lite Unlimited winner Chris Brandt held off a last-lap charge in his Toyota truck at Round 11 of the Lucas Oil Off Road championship in Surprise, AZ. Photo courtesy of Lucas Oil, http://www.flickr.com/photos/lucasoil/ Not to be denied, Hart grabbed the lead on the restart and started to pull away from Wik in second. The #82 mavTV/Lucas Oil Toyota of Chris Brandt slipped by the Nissan truck of Jimmy Stephensen to take over third place. Just as Hart had...

January 28, 2015


E3 Sponsored Big Foot Claims Monster Truck Title

E3 Sponsored Big Foot Claims Monster Truck Title

E3 performance spark plugs congratulates Team Big Foot driver Rick Long on his 2010 Monster Nationals Championship. When the team decided to compete in their first full-schedule title chase since 2005, we jumped at the opportunity to put the E3 sparks plug logo on the side of the “Big Blue” truck. This was the first U.S. monster truck championship for Long who won the Canadian monster truck national title in 2007. The E3 Performance Spark Plugs-sponsored Team Big Foot monster truck carried Rick Long to the 2010 Monster Nationals championship. Photo courtesy of http://bigfoot4x4.com/ by Paul Harry of TMB. Veteran monster truck pilot Rick Long finished the season over 1000 points ahead of a very solid field of competitors. Long had an impressive string of performances in 2010, on his way to winning 16 rounds of the 24 national racing events in side-by-side competition. This was Long’s second major truck championship for the team, proving that he truly is one of the most ...

January 28, 2015


E3 Spark Plugs Small Engine Plugs – For More Fuel Economy & Less Emissions

E3 Spark Plugs Small Engine Plugs – For More Fuel Economy & Less Emissions

E3 Spark Plugs, with unique DiamondFire technology, deliver higher fuel economy, lower emissions and improve engine performance for all small engines including: blowers, weedeaters, generators, and lawn mowers.  Test results demonstrate a 6-12% improvement in horsepower under typical operations, and increased fuel economy of 3-13%, depending on engine class.  Hydrocarbon emissions in small enngibnes after 50 hours of use was reduced by 42%, and carbon monoxide emissions were reduced up to 58%.  Outdoor power equipment lasts longer and runs stronger because of reduced carbon buildup. One particularly thrilled customer sent in the following testimonial: E3 lawn & garden spark plugs can give your lawn mower a power boost and reduce the amount of gas you'll need to complete the job. My name is David and I just wanted to write E3 Spark Plugs about their magnificent product and the spectacular performance it has provided to my 1998 Lawn Boy (2-Cycle) Push-Mower! My experience ...

January 28, 2015


Hart Wins Again At Glen Helen Raceway

Hart Wins Again At Glen Helen Raceway

Record crowds packed the grandstands at the legendary Glen Helen short track for Round 9 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Truck series. Over the past two decades, E3 Spark Plugs Racing fans have made annual treks to San Bernardino to watch some of the world’s best truck and motorcycle off road racing. This year was no exception when the Pro Lite Unlimited trucks pulled on track for the penultimate race of the evening. Front row starters Sean Geiser in the ReadyLift/Bully Dog truck and FNTech/Makita’s John Beyer had a sold-out crowd on their feet for the green flag. A sold-out grandstand at Glen Helen Raceway stayed on their feet for the duration of the night when the Lucas Oil Off Road Truck Championship Racing Series visited the San Bernardino track for Round 10 of the 2010 season. Photo courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/lucasoil At the end of lap one, the Toyota trucks of Geiser and Beyer were running first and second. Last night’s winner Marty Hart in the #15 Lucas Oi...

January 28, 2015


Patterson Wins Southwick WMX

Patterson Wins Southwick WMX

After a multi-week break in the WMX Championship series, the pro women racers returned to the motocross track for Round 6 at Southwick, Massachusetts. In Moto One, Honda Red Bull Racing rider Ashley Fiolek grabbed the holeshot and an early lead in the race. Unfortunately, for Yamaha’s Jessica Patterson, there was a seven-rider pileup and the series points leader went down in turn one. Up front, Fiolek was cruising followed by fellow-Honda rider, Tarah Geiger, and the green Kawasaki of Marissa Markelon. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Sara Price was running in fifth place with a hard-charging Patterson working her way through the pack to sixth. For the "ump-teenth" time this season, Troy Lee Designs/Honda rider Tarah Geiger stood on the third step of podium at a WMX national event. Photo courtesy of http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/2126/Motorcycle-Photo-Gallery/2010-AMA-Womens-Motocross.aspx With half the race to go in Moto One, Price and Moto Concepts Yamaha rider Mariana Balbi wer...

January 28, 2015


E3 Performance Spark Plugs Race Fans Pack Glen Helen Raceway

E3 Performance Spark Plugs Race Fans Pack Glen Helen Raceway

For the second night in a row, the grandstands at the San Bernardino track were sold-out for the big dogs in the Pro 4 Unlimited Class as E3 Performance Spark Plugs racing fans packed the Glen Helen Raceway for Round 10 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing series. Eric Barron was starting on the front row in the LAT Racing Oil/KMC Wheels Chevrolet truck next to the #22 Hart & Huntington/Grenade Ford of Josh Merrell. Barron would take the early lead ahead of Saturday night’s runner up, Kyle LeDuc. As trucks bounced off each other through the rough rhythm section, Merrell would bring out a full-course yellow on lap three as his Hart & Huntington Ford ended up on its roof. Pro 4 Unlimited driver Curt LeDuc took the time to pose for this Rockstar Energy Drink moment. At Glen Helen’s rough short track, LeDuc flipped the #43 in turn three of Round 10 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Championship series. Photo courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/lucasoil. After the restart, the #99 tru...

January 28, 2015


E3′s Kevin Probst Qualifies Front Row at Glen Helen

E3′s Kevin Probst Qualifies Front Row at Glen Helen

As the final group of trucks pulled out of the pits for the Lucas Oil Off Road Truck Championship at Glen Helen Raceway, a sold-out crowd were on their feet for the start of the very popular Pro 2 Unlimited class. Round 10 saw the MasterCraft/Rockstar Ford of Robbie Pierce starting on the front row alongside the E3 Spark Plugs Racing truck of multi-time champion Kevin Probst. This was the best starting position of the season for the #9 Chevrolet of Probst who has been plagued with gremlins and mechanical woes throughout 2010. E3 Spark Plug's Kevin Probst put his #9 Chevrolet truck on the front row for Round 10 of the Lucas Oil Off Road championship series event at Glen Helen Raceway outside San Bernardino, CA. Photo courtesy of Lucas Oil Racing http://www.flickr.com/photos/lucasoil. Robbie Pierce would grab an early lead but lots of lap-one action and a very rough track would leave the MasterCraft/Rockstar Ford on its roof in the track’s rhythm section bringing out a red f...

January 28, 2015


E3 Spark Plugs Small Engine Plugs – For More Fuel Economy & Less Emissions

E3 Spark Plugs, with unique DiamondFire technology, deliver higher fuel economy, lower emissions and improve engine performance for all small engines including: blowers, weedeaters, generators, and lawn mowers.  Test results demonstrate a 6-12% improvement in horsepower under typical operations, and increased fuel economy of 3-13%, depending on engine class.  Hydrocarbon emissions in small enngibnes after 50 hours of use was reduced by 42%, and carbon monoxide emissions were reduced up to 58%.  Outdoor power equipment lasts longer and runs stronger because of reduced carbon buildup. One particularly thrilled customer sent in the following testimonial:  “My name is David and I just wanted to write E3 Spark Plugs about their magnificent product and the spectacular performance it has provided to my 1998 Lawn Boy (2-Cycle) Push-Mower! My experience began one Thursday evening when I had family arriving to stay at my home that weekend. During the middle of mowing my lawn, the mower...

January 28, 2015


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