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...

January 27, 2015
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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...

January 27, 2015
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Dungey Beats Reed at Budds Creek

Red Bull Honda rider Andrew Short wins the opening moto of Round Four at the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro MX Championship and posted a 1-5 on the day for second overall at the Budds Creek National. After a disappointing DNF last week at High Point National, defending outdoor national champion Chad Reed rebounded with a 4-2 finish at the Budds Creek National in Maryland for a third place overall. Red Bull Honda’s Andrew Short had the crowds cheering during the opening moto but Dungey’s dominating ride in Moto Two left Short and Reed to battle it out for second and third overall, respectively. Reed now trails Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey by 36 points for the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro MX Championship crown after round four. The very popular Budds Creek MX Park is always...

January 27, 2015
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Dean Wilson Wins Budds Creek

Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Dean Wilson overcame the recent mistakes he made at Wortham to claim his first overall victory at Round Four of the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro MX Championship at Budds Creek, Maryland. Photo by Pro Circuit Kawasaki. After a disappointing last lap mistake cost Canadian rookie Dean Wilson the overall win a couple of weeks ago, the Pro Circuit Kawasaki Lights rider dominated the second moto in the 250cc class at Budds Creek Motocross Park to claim his first national win. French teammate Christophe Pourcel led former South African World Champion motocrosser Tyla Rattray to the checkers in moto one just ahead of GEICO Powersports Honda’s Justin Barcia in third. Wilson managed a fourth in moto one ahead of Honda’s Wil Hahn. In the second moto of round four...

January 27, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs-Sponsored Kevin Probst Debuts New R/C Race Truck for the Littlest Race Fans

Hope all of our truck racing fans caught Speed Channel’s coverage of last month’s Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series. Strong winds and a slick track sent teams scrambling as everyone searched for traction in the Las Vegas desert. Whether you’re cruising’ the “Strip” or testing your skills off the pavement, E3 Truck Spark Plugs with our patented DiamondFire technology offer you energy, efficiency and ecology for your favorite ride. Remember to bookmark our website and check often for the latest information about advancements in truck and car spark plugs. Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series – Round Five The Pro2 Unlimited Class of the E3 Spark Plugs Off-Road National, saw Todd Leduc in his Toyo Tires/Jagermeister Ford truck take an early race lead...

January 27, 2015
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World Champ Rattray Wins High Point National

It may be “Sunny in Philadelphia” but it always rains in Mt. Morris on race day. This year’s third round of the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship had a lot of both. In Moto One of the 250cc Lights and the 450cc pro MX classes, riders scrambled for position as rains turned the hilly western Pennsylvania track into a giant slip-n-slide. Honda’s sophomore ace, Justin Barcia, who grew up racing in the Georgia mud, dominated the opening moto in the Lights class with South African Tyla Rattray and rookie pro Blake Baggett in second and third place respectively. In the big bike class, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey passed the factory Yamaha of Toyota rider Josh Grant at the halfway mark of Moto One and pulled away for an impressive...

January 27, 2015
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Do Car Spark Plugs Last 100K Miles?

Car spark plug designs have come a long way over the past 150 years since Belgian engineer Jean Joseph Étienne Lenoir used a Ruhmkorff induction coil to jump the spark that ignited distilled coal gas in his Lenoir 2-Stroke engine. In those earliest days of automotive development, a wealthy Frenchman could expect to get 10 kilometers or more before the disruptive discharge system needed routine maintenance. Today, a standing joke among auto mechanics is that you need to change your car’s spark plugs when you have your muffler bearings greased . . . meaning never. However, all jokes aside, there are a number of reasons to have your car spark plugs checked more often than every 10 years or 100,000 miles. Although most cars and trucks use a 12-volt DC battery as an initial...

January 27, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Sponsors Muskegon Bike Time

E3 Spark Plugs is proud to be a sponsor of the 2010 Muskegon Bike Time, touted as America’s fastest growing bike event. For the fourth year, more than 30,000 motorcycles are expected to ramble into downtown Muskegon, MI with upwards of 90,000 spectators in tow. It’s a great family-centered event complete with the Lucas Oil/E3 Spark Plugs Dyno Drag Challenge, a competition to see who’s got the baddest, most powerful bike. This contest pits two riders at a time against each other on a dyno for a virtual “race” that emulates a quarter-mile drag strip. Winning is based on reaction time to the starting lights and horsepower performance of each bike. E3 Spark Plugs and Lucas Oil proudly sponsor the 2010 Muskegon Bike Week's Dyno Drag Challenge. Other events...

January 27, 2015
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Dungey Wins at Firestone MX, Tomac Fades

After winning the number one plate during his rookie supercross season aboard a 450cc factory Suzuki, Ryan Dungey disappointed some fans with his 8th place overall finish at Hangtown MX in the opening round of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship two weeks ago. In round two at Firestone MX, Dungey silenced the skeptics with impressive 1-1 moto finishes to move within eleven points of series leader Chad Reed who finished second overall on the day. Native Texan Kyle Regal was third overall after he claimed the first pro podium of his young career with a solid ride in Moto Two that saw the native Texan pass KTM’s Mike Alessi, Honda’s Brett Metcalfe and the defending MX champion Chad Reed. AMA Women's National Champion, Ashley Fiolek hasn't let being deaf slow her...

January 27, 2015
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Did Dennis Hopper Really Use E3 Spark Plugs Filming “Easy Rider????

No, but we think he would have if our motorcycle spark plugs had been around in 1969. Here at E3 Spark Plugs, we’re motorcycle enthusiasts and we love great films and great filmmakers. “Easy Rider” chronicled the story of two counter-culture bikers who set out on a personal odyssey from LA to New Orleans to see America on the ultimate road trip-gone-wrong. With “Easy Rider”, Dennis Hopper (as director, co-writer and actor alongside Peter Fonda), changed the way films were made and helped usher in what is largely considered the “Second Golden Age of American Cinema.” "Easy Rider" director, co-writer and star Dennis Hopper passed away May 29. It certainly wasn’t the first motorcycle movie, and many have followed. But, this low-budget,...

January 27, 2015
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