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Kerrie Swartz to Race GEICO AMA EnduroCross Presented by E3 Spark Plugs

Kerrie Swartz to Race GEICO AMA EnduroCross Presented by E3 Spark Plugs

Racing the GEICO AMA EnduroCross presented by E3 Spark Plugs is tough enough. Now, the toughest guys on wheels must face a new competitor with a strong track record and something to prove. Kerrie Swartz is the latest of just a handful of female riders with enough talent and gumption to make an EnduroCross attempt over the years, and will do just that this Saturday in the Amateur Open class at Guthrie OK’s Lazy E Arena. But the petite 33-year-old mom and ICU nurse ain’t no novelty rider. She’s also a US ISDE (International Six Days Enduro) team member set to rep the states in the 85th annual competition in Morelia, Mexico Nov. 1-6. US ISDE and EnduroCross competitor Kerrie Swartz. Photo by Lauren Durbin Photography. “As a female in a male dominated sport, it is even more prestigious due to the fact that we are given no special treatment and are required to ride the same course, follow the same time schedule, and perform our own maintenance just as the men,” Swartz sai...

January 28, 2015


E3 Spark Plugs Challenges You to Pole Position!

E3 Spark Plugs Challenges You to Pole Position!

Hey all you E3 Spark Plugs racing fans, it’s party time! This Friday night (August 13) is the traditional racer get-together held each year just prior to the GEICO AMA EnduroCross, presented by E3 Spark Plugs, at Guthrie’s Lazy E Arena in Oklahoma. This year’s party revs up at nearby Pole Position Raceway in Oklahoma City, an indoor kart racing track. Come with E3 Spark Plugs and top motocross racers at Pole Position in Oklahoma City Friday night. Ever dreamed of going head-to-head against the world’s top off-road motorcycle racers? Now is your chance. Of course, you and your worthy opponents will be in electric go-karts on smooth, bumper-lined tracks rather than on motorcycles traversing an obstacle course of rocks, boulders, logs, sand, mud, waterholes and giant tires. But the competitive spirit remains alive in this family-friendly fun place frequented by the likes of Chad Reed, Jeremy McGrath, Travis Pastrana and NASCAR champion Kurt Busch. “Everyone had a great...

January 28, 2015


E3 Digs these Spark Plug Tattoos

E3 Digs these Spark Plug Tattoos

Got an automotive-inspired tattoo? E3 Spark Plugs wants to hear from you. It’s been said that a tattoo is a window to one’s soul. It’s also been said that a tattoo is a permanent symbol of temporary insanity. Who knew your love for that cute brunette you met during that weekend bender in Vegas last year wouldn’t outlast her name inked across your chest after all? Or that the hair band you got tattooed up and down your forearm back in 1987 wouldn’t get another record deal? In the moment that the tattoo gun fires up, it all makes timeless sense. Whether your ink proves an enduring testament or a regrettable moment, they’re all interesting sights, particularly those with great stories behind them. A quick Internet search turned up dozens of images of spark plug tattoos sported by men and women who are car, truck and motorcycle enthusiasts – or who loved one. They range from the simple to the elaborate, sweet to sexy. But alas, no E3 spark plug tattoos. Want to be the fi...

January 28, 2015


What Customers are Saying about E3 Spark Plugs

What Customers are Saying about E3 Spark Plugs

Here at E3 Spark Plugs, we’re passionate about providing spark plug products designed to help customers increase power, improve fuel efficiency, and reduce engine emissions that contribute to global warming. It was those three goals that first got us excited about developing something revolutionary. After years toiling away in our tiny independent laboratory, then working with some of the nation’s top experts in the fields of combustion and engine dynamics at two leading engineering universities, our patented DiamondFire technology emerged. Not only were testers and customers impressed, but our technology was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as one that offers “clear advantages in HC and CO emissions control while at the same time improving power and fuel economy.” I fact, the E3 spark plug is the only one to be included in EPA rulings and cited as a “supplemental emissions control device.” E3 Spark Plugs are the only spark plugs recognized by ...

January 28, 2015


Make it an E3 Spark Plugs Movie Night with motoXcinema.com

Make it an E3 Spark Plugs Movie Night with motoXcinema.com

If you’re as big a moto fan as we are here at E3 Spark Plugs, you’ll want to know about motoXcinema, a one-stop-shop for dozens of films, books and posters on all things moto.  MotoXcinema is the premier source of Motocross and dirt bike films, including action flicks, documentaries, how-to and instructional videos and DVDs starring the all the best on the tracks today. "Moto: the Movie" is among the top recent documentary films about dirt bike riding and racing. Our favorites include the recently released “The Great Outdoors: American Summer” with appearances by MX stars Mike Alessi, Christophe Pourcel, Andrew Short, Chad Reed, Ryan Dungey and more. Forget swimming pools, baseball and beaches. For these guys, summer means one thing only – outdoor Motocross. Filmmakers were granted an all-access pass onto the tracks and into the lives of today’s top MX pros throughout the 2009 season, which proved full of surprises. Follow the cameras right into the living rooms o...

January 27, 2015


Meet E3 Spark Plugs-Sponsored Racer Jason Patison

Meet E3 Spark Plugs-Sponsored Racer Jason Patison

You know E3 Spark Plugs-sponsored Jason Patison as the strong young racer who began his career at 15 and racked up a string of Rookie of the Year wins over the next decade. But there’s more than meets the eye with Patison, who aims to make the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series soon. E3 Spark Plugs-Sponsored Racer Jason Patison. Patison, son of Lucas Oil Executive Vice President Bob Patison, first hit the competition tracks in 1997, landing four top-five finishes in the Victorville County Fair Raceway’s dirt track mini-stock class. The next year, he became the event’s youngest track champion and won his first Rookie of the Year title. A string of other Rookie of the Year wins followed in 1999 in the Super Street Stock Class at Temecula Raceway; in 2000 at the NASCAR Pro-4 class at Orange Show Speedway; in 2002 in the NASCAR Super Late Model class at Mesa Marin Raceway; and in 2006 in the Hoosier Tire West Modified and the N.O.S. Speedway Modified. That year, he also was the Hoosie...

January 27, 2015


Chad Reed Is Out as Dungey Continues to Win

Chad Reed Is Out as Dungey Continues to Win

Monster Energy racer Chad Reed has retired the Number One plate for the remainder of the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Championship. The defending outdoor national champion returned home to recover from the Epstein-Barr virus. Photo courtesy of www.chadreedracing.com. Big news came this week from the Lucas Oil AMA Pro MX Championship series as the defending outdoor national champion Chad Reed dropped out of the chase for the 2010 title.  After being diagnosed with the Epstein-Barr virus, Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Reed has decided to recover at home with his wife and their new son Tate. Reed had struggled throughout the season with chronic fatigue syndrome before falling out of the series’ top 5 in national 450cc points last week at the Millville MX. Hondas grabbed an early lead in Moto One as Red Bull’s Andrew Short led the way over Kevin Windham and Ben Townley. Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider Ryan Dungey was charging from a lack luster start when Townley crashed hard in the who...

January 27, 2015


Canard Wins, Canard Wins, Canard Wins Again

Canard Wins, Canard Wins, Canard Wins Again

Geico Honda Powersports Trey Canard continued his winning ways in the 250cc Lites class this weekend with a dominating performance over Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Christophe Pourcel at Washougal, WA.  E3 Spark Plugs Racing fans watched as Oklahoma’s Canard roosted his way over the top of Horsepower Hill in first place of both motos and claimed his third straight victory in the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Championship. This was the 30th year that the world’s best AMA pro motocross riders carved their way through the deep loamy soil of the legendary high-speed track at the Washougal National MX Park. Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Jake Weimer finished third in Moto One at the Washougal National letting his 250cc Pro Circuit teammates know that he's still in the points race for the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro MX Championship. Photo courtesy of www.kawasaki.com. Championship points leader Pourcel was on damage control in the opening moto with an impressive ride through the field for a sec...

January 27, 2015


Taddy Blazusiak Wins E3 Spark Plugs-Sponsored 2010 GEICO EnduroCross Series Open in Las Vegas

Taddy Blazusiak Wins E3 Spark Plugs-Sponsored 2010 GEICO EnduroCross Series Open in Las Vegas

Defending EnduroCross champion Taddy Blazusiak of Poland raced to a hard-fought win, opening the E3 Spark Plugs-sponsored 2010 GEICO EnduroCross Series at Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena July 17. Touted the sport’s “premier showman,” Blazusiak rode his Red Bull KTM to victory over Geoff Aaron and Cory Graffunder. Poland's Taddy Blazusiak, winner of the 2010 GEICO EnduroCross Series' Las Vegas opener. Ten time National Trials champ Aaron kick-started race day by setting the fastest time in the Pioneer Hot Lap, which determined the gate picks for the evening heat races. When the dust settled, Blazusiak, Graffunder and Mike Brown were awarded the best gate picks for the main event. Blazusiak wond the $750 Girardi Wealth Management holeshot award, but it proved a short-term victory when Aaron quickly passed him by. The two riders ran neck-and-neck during the first half of the race, until a mishap sent Aaron tumbling into the GEICO rock garden. That gave Blazusiak a small lead tha...

January 27, 2015


No Stopping Ryan Dungey at Home

No Stopping Ryan Dungey at Home

It doesn’t look like anyone can stop 450cc points leader Ryan Dungey from his goal of winning the 2010 AMA Lucas Oil MX Pro Championship in his rookie season. In front of a home-state crowd, native Minnesota rider Dungey dominated Round 7 at the popular Spring Creek National MX and extended his lead in the national championship chase. If you want to dominate on the street, in the woods or off-road in the dirt, try E3 Motorcycle Spark Plugs in your favorite ride. Let E3′s patented DiamondFire technology afford you the Energy, Efficiency and Ecology for your winning ride. MX legend Kevin Windham returned to action at Millville as a factory Red Bull Honda rider replacing the injured Davi Milsaps. Photo courtesy of Geico Powersports Honda. In Moto One of the 450cc class, MX legend Kevin Windham pulled an early lead riding the Red Bull Honda as a replacement rider for the injured Davi Milsaps. Windham had an excellent return to the factory Honda camp with a solid fourth overall...

January 27, 2015


Canard Wins Again

Canard Wins Again

After waiting three years to win his first AMA 250cc MX national event, Geico Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard only had to wait one week to win his second championship series race. E3 Spark Plugs Racing fans watched while rain fell on Canard during the second moto as he dominated Round 7 of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro MX Championship. For the rest of the MX Lights field, it was survival of the elements, as Scottish rookie Dean Wilson and his Pro Circuit teammate Tyla Rattray finished the day second and third overall aboard their Monster Energy 250cc Kawasakis. After injuring his knee in a crash during the first moto, Kawasaki rider Dean Wilson rebounded with a solid performance as rain fell on Round 7 of the AMA Lucas Oil 250cc MX National Championship. Photo courtesy of Pro Circuit Racing. Although Moto One has belonged to Frenchman Christophe Pourcel during the first six rounds of the Lucas Oil AMA Championship, there have been five different overall winners with four of those be...

January 27, 2015


Does Ethanol Damage My Car’s Spark Plugs?

Does Ethanol Damage My Car’s Spark Plugs?

Not exactly but attach a big asterisk to that statement. In recent years, there has been a rise in consumer complaints of poor running engines and sluggish motors that won’t idle properly. Most drivers naturally associate an engine’s spits and sputters with ignition problems. But, the truth is today’s drivers are filling their tanks with gasoline that has a reduced shelf life. Since the signing of the Renewable Fuel Standard Program in September of 2006, the majority of fuel pumped at gasoline stations contains around 10% of Ethanol and is often referred to as E10 gas. The problem is ethanol is not the most stable oxygenator, especially in sub-tropical or tropical climates. Ethanol, a corn-based alternative fuel, comes with pros and cons. Ethanol is an alcohol and alcohol separates from gasoline (called Phase Separation) in a relatively short time. In doing so, the alcohol attracts water molecules and gasoline sitting in holding tanks, gas cans or your car can become dil...

January 27, 2015


Hot Rod Power Tour Dyno Challenge, co-sponsored by E3 Spark Plugs, Announces Winners

Hot Rod Power Tour Dyno Challenge, co-sponsored by E3 Spark Plugs, Announces Winners

  Each year the Hot Rod Power Tour takes cities by storm as thousands of hot rodders and enthusiasts, also know as Long Haulers, participate in the Hot Rod Power Tour.  One thing that is always a highlight is the Dyno Challenge.  This year’s Dyno Challenge, brought to you by Lucas Oil and E3 Spark Plugs, was no exception.  With high revving engines and earplugs required, this years winners brought more power than ever.  The winners of the 2010 Hot Rod Power Tour stops were awarded a leather bomber jacket with embroidered sponsor logos, and included: Saturday, July 5 in Newton, Iowa Andrew Cowherd of Carrollton, Missouri 2010 Chevy Camaro, 607 HP/543 Torque Sunday, July 6 in Springfield, Illinois Travis Vaughn of Grand Forks, North Dakota 2000 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, 739 HP/692 Torque Monday, July 7 in DuQuoin, Illinois Brad Young of Carbondale, Illinois 2008 Mustang Shelby, 687 HP/630 Torque Tuesday, July 8 in Bowling Green, Kentucky Chris Huels of Battlefield, Miss...

January 27, 2015


Fiolek Wins at Red Bud WMX

Fiolek Wins at Red Bud WMX

Red Bull Honda’s Ashley Fiolek finally got her 2010 AMA WMX season on track in Buchanan, Michigan, over the July 4th weekend. E3 Motorcycle Spark Plugs fans cheered as the defending WMX National Champion and current series points leader Jessica Patterson battled for the lead in Moto One at the popular Red Bud MX National. DNA Shred Stix Yamaha’s Patterson tangled with a back marker late in the race giving Fiolek the cushion needed to take the win. Troy Lee Designs/Honda rider Tarah Geiger led Yamaha’s Vicki Golden to the line finishing third and fourth, respectively. Ashely Fiolek regained her National Championship form with dominate 1-1 finishes at Red Bud MX in Round Five of the 2010 AMA WMX Championship. Photo courtesy of www.ridelust.com. St. Augustine, FL native Fiolek gave notice to the talented WMX field in Moto Two when she grabbed the holeshot for Moto Two. Patterson wasted no time putting pressure on Fiolek early in the second race and last weekend’s podium f...

January 27, 2015


Dungey Takes Control of the AMA MX Pro Championship

Dungey Takes Control of the AMA MX Pro Championship

The 2010 AMA Lucas Oil MX Pro Championship had perfect weather for Round Six as the 450cc class traveled north to Buchanan, Michigan, for the popular Red Bud National. E3 Car Spark Plugs MX fans know that rookies aren’t supposed to win in the big bike class. But, somebody forgot to tell Rockstar Makita’s Ryan Dungey. Already this season, Dungey has won in the heat at Firestone MX in Texas, in the mud at High Point MX in Pennsylvania, in the sand at Budds Creek MX in Maryland, and in the mile-high altitude at Lakewood MX in Colorado. The rookie’s consistency on the track and focus off the track allows him to improve on lap times from when unloads until the checkered flag flies for the final moto. The 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship brings the world's best motocross riders and teams together to compete on the nation's toughest tracks like Red Bud MX in Buchanan, Michigan. Visit the AMA MX series sponsor at www.lucasoil.com. The Red Bud track is most famous fo...

January 27, 2015


Canard Claims His First AMA MX Win at Red Bud

Canard Claims His First AMA MX Win at Red Bud

In Round 6 of the 2010 Lucas Oil 250cc AMA Pro MX Championship, E3 Spark Plugs Racing fans watched as Trey Canard attacked the rough Red Bud track to earn his first ever series win with 4-1 moto finishes. To no one’s surprise, Frenchman Christophe Pourcel controlled the pace in Moto One (the Pro Circuit Kawasaki ace has won four first motos in 2010) followed closely by his teammate and former World MX champion, Tyla Rattray. Scottish motocrosser Dean Wilson was again the tail gunner for Mitch Peyton’s trio finishing a solid third ahead of a pair of Honda riders Canard and Justin Barcia. Geico Powersports Honda rider Trey Canard claimed his first 250cc AMA MX Pro outdoor win at the tough Red Bud MX track in Buchanan, Michigan, over the July 4th holiday weekend. Photo courtesy of www.treycanard.com. Wilson would rebound in Moto Two taking the lead early on lap one ahead of Rattray and Honda’s Blake Wharton. Former AMA MX star Sebastian Tortelli has been assigned to work wi...

January 27, 2015


Ampudia Claims First Class Win at Tooele Off-Road Race

Ampudia Claims First Class Win at Tooele Off-Road Race

Picturesque views and lots of action-packed off-road racing greeted fans over the weekend as Miller Motorsports Park hosted Round 7 and Round 8 of the 2010 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series. This was the first year the off-road vehicles raced in the salt desert just west of Salt Lake City near Tooele, Utah. In Saturday’s Pro2 Unlimited class final, Lucas Oil/Tecate Ford driver Rodrigo Ampudia claimed his first ever series win and, on Sunday, E3 Truck Spark Plugs driver Kevin Probst posted a solid seventh-place finish in the Pro2 final for Round 8 of the championship. Pro2 Unlimited driver Carl Renezeder rebounded to finish 3rd in Sunday's feature event after taking a spectacular end-over-end tumble in the Lucas Oil offroad truck on Saturday at Miller Motorsports Park outside Tooele, Utah. Photo courtesy of www.teamrenezeder.com. Rockstar Makita’s Todd Leduc finished second to Ampudia in Round 7 of the Pro2 Unlimited off-road trucks class just ahead of former NORBA pro downh...

January 27, 2015


Dungey Dominates at Lakewood MX.

Dungey Dominates at Lakewood MX.

Home state rider Andrew Short led the early laps of Moto One in the 450cc class at the Thunder Valley National in round five of the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship before he high-sided his factory Honda in the deep Lakewood, Colorado, ruts. Series points-leader, Ryan Dungey, inherited the lead and set the cruise control on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki. But, Dungey’s pace couldn’t hold off a late race charge by Josh Grant aboard his Toyota Yamaha. New Zealand motocross racer Ben Townley finished second overall at Lakewood's Thunder Valley National. Townley has shown tons of speed this season aboard his Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil Honda. Photo courtesy of www.troyleedesigns.com. Grant would take the win with Dungey crossing the finish line second followed by Suzuki’s Tommy Hahn who had disposed of a hard charging Brett Metcalfe to claim third. Defending outdoor AMA Lucas Oil Pro MX national champion Chad Reed could only muster a 10th place in Moto One. The KTM 3...

January 27, 2015


Pourcel Dominates at Thunder Valley National

Pourcel Dominates at Thunder Valley National

Moto One was no surprise as Frenchman Christophe Pourcel (Kawasaki) had already won all but one opening moto during the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA 250cc Pro MX Championship series. Teammate, and last weekend’s rookie winner, Dean Wilson (Kawasaki) kept pace for a second overall followed by Honda’s Trey Canard who tasted the Denver soil earlier on. South Africa’s Tyla Rattray (Kawasaki) continued to show his world championship form with a strong ride to fourth ahead of three American motocross riders Broc Tickle (Yamaha), Blake Wharton (Honda) and Eli Tomac (Honda). Geico Powersports Honda rider Trey Canard finished second overall at the Thunder Valley National to take over the fourth spot in the 2010 Luca Oil AMA MX Pro Championship for the 250cc Lights class. Photo courtesy of www.treycanard.com. After several years of racing under the lights in Lakewood, Colorado, promoters moved the Thunder Valley National race to daytime for 2010. Oklahoma rider Trey Canard must have liked t...

January 27, 2015


E3 Spark Plugs Thunder Valley Nationals NHRA Results

E3 Spark Plugs Thunder Valley Nationals NHRA Results

The weather wasn’t the only thing that was hot over Father’s Day weekend as the National Hot Rod Association rolled into Bristol Dragway for the E3 Spark Plugs Thunder Valley Nationals. NHRA fans were the beneficiary as a couple of legends to the Full Throttle Drag Racing Series reached career high performances. Top Fuel ace Tony Schumacher blazed through qualifying rounds to earn a spot in his 100th final round while Funny Car driver John Force won his 130th NHRA national final. Force regained the series points lead posting a 4.37 second run in the finals at 285.59 MPH in his Castrol GTX Ford Mustang as challenger Tim Wilkerson’s hopes went up in smoke. The charismatic Force reached his 207th career final by eliminating Paul Lee, Matt Hagan and Bob Tasca III in early rounds. This was the 10th running of the NHRA event at the famed Thunder Valley racing facility. Del Worsham would leave Bristol with third place points followed by Tasca and Ashley Force Hood. U.S. Army Mo...

January 27, 2015


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