5 Things We’re Looking Forward to at the New York Auto Show

Are you attending the New York Auto Show? Show us your pics. E3 Spark Plugs is stoked about the start of the New York Auto Show next week. Billed as “Ten Days of Triumph,” this year’s show revs up Friday, March 29 and runs through Sunday, April 7. Here are a few of the features we’re most looking forward to: Debut of the new 542-HP Jaguar XJR: The highest performance Jaguar ever is expected to demand a $130,000 price tag. Other NY Auto Show debuts this year include the 2013 Chevy Camaro, Corvette Stingray and Rolls-Royce Wraith. Gartel Art Cars exhibit: Including the Mercedes Art Car hand-painted by Lawrence Gartel, considered the “father of digital art.” EV Pavilion: An indoor ride-along track where fans can take a spin in a few of the newest...

February 5, 2015
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Meet E3 Spark Plugs Tier 2 Winner Jacob Putman

Jacob “Camokid” Putman is burning up the tracks. making a name for himself at just six years old. Since the ripe old age of four, Jacob “Camokid” Putman has been chasing a very grownup dream, leaving competitors with more age and experience in the dust. Now, at 7 years old, he’s back for his second year of Team E3 Racing sponsorship and ever closer to a future pro racing career. The Kid Cart champ who turns seven next month made his racing debut in October of 2010 at just four years old at Old Dominion Speedway (ODS) in Manassas, VA. With a solid fourth-place finish, he convinced his parents, competitors and track officials that he was a natural behind the wheel. He started the next season in Kid Kart 1, but so put his competitors to shame that officials...

February 5, 2015
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Meet Team E3 Racing Tier 1 Winner Shea Holbrook

Team E3 Racing winner Shea Holbrook hit the Richard Petty Driving Experience at age 16 and never looked back. Shea Holbrook recently experienced the “best five laps of my life,” she says. While walking the paddocks at the Homestead-Miami International Speedway during a Formula and Automobile Racing Association event, she spotted her dream car – an Audi Sport Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) racecar. As luck would have it, she knew the team and car owners, and thus scored the chance to take it out on the tracks for a few laps. “The sensation of driving the ‘Batmobile’ came over me because everything is pushed back a few feet,” Holbrook writes in her racing website blog. “I’ve never felt more comfortable in a racecar than driving...

February 5, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Renews Support For 2013 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series

E3 Spark Plugs is a proud sponsor of the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series. There’s nothing quite like seeing nitro methane-burning Top Fuel drag boat boiling a 1/4-mile of water in 4.7 seconds at over 250 mph. If you thought drag racing on land was a sight to behold, wait until you see it on water. For racing fans, the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series is the place to go to witness these violent, air-splitting machines and now that more than 900 teams are competing for one national championship, you have even more opportunities to catch the action. E3 Spark Plugs, the leader in multiple electrode, high performance spark plugs, has recently renewed its sponsorship of the Drag Boat Series as well as a strong presence across the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and the Lucas Oil...

February 5, 2015
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Meet Team E3 Racing Tier 2 Winner Alex Prunty

Alex Prunty is a third-generation stock car racer and second-year Team E3 Racing winner. He’s a third-generation racer back for his second year as part of Team E3 Racing. Twenty-year-old Alex Prunty clearly has racing in his blood, as the seventh member of his family to take the wheel on the competitive tracks. The Prunty family’s racing dynasty started with Grandfather Doug Prunty, who ran his one and only season in 1961. All five sons followed and Alex hit the tracks in 2009, racing a donated 1990 Nissan Stanza XE-turned-racecar. Turns out a host of engine and electrical issues were no match for the Prunty men’s mechanical prowess or Alex’s dogged determination. He landed his first feature win in just his sixth race at Wisconsin’s Slinger Super...

February 5, 2015
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Meet Team E3 Racing Tier 1 Winner Brandon Williams

Team E3 Racing winner Brandon Williams runs the popular DirtXtra online magazine. Brandon Williams followed up his 2010 rookie year in unexpected fashion – by taking his sophomore year off. But with good reason – the busy new dad who operates a crane for U.S. Steel by day and spends his nights and weekends at the dirt tracks wanted to be around for his baby boy, Blake. Having landed the 11th spot ranking in the Kankakee County Speedway Points  and 23rd in the I-MOD Association series piloting an I-MOD in his first year as a professional dirt track racer, he came back strong in 2012, landing respectable ninth and 12th places in two races. Team E3 Racing winner Brandon Williams For the 2013 season, he’s gunning for the UMP  (United Midwestern Promoters)...

February 5, 2015
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Meet Team E3 Racing Tier 2 Winner Cody Perry

Team E3 Racing winner Cody Perry was a 2009 Rookie of the Year. Cody Perry has a bright future in racing – and perhaps the best manicured lawn in the neighborhood. “This may sound crazy,” says the latest Team E3 Racing winner. “But I always mow the grass right before we load everything up. It helps me concentrate, brings me good luck.” Perry’s strange pre-race regimen apparently is paying off. The high school senior from North Vernon, Indiana first hit the tracks in 2008 and quickly let it be known that he was the one to beat. Among his accomplishments: 3rd in Points at Twin Cities Raceway Park in the Hornet Division in 2009 Rookie of the Year at Twin Cities Raceway Park in the Hornet Division in 2009 5th in Points at Twin Cities Raceway Park in...

February 5, 2015
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Got Weekend Plans? E3 Spark Plugs Recommends the Festivals of Speed, Concours D’Elegance Amelia Island

The Concours D’Elegance and Festivals of Speed take place this weekend at Amelia Island. Hey speed enthusiasts – Got plans for the weekend? If you’re in the area, E3 Spark Plugs recommends you take a joy ride to Amelia Island, Florida for the Festivals of Speed and Concours D’Elegance. The Festivals of Speed revs up with a Luxury Lifestyle Cocktail Reception at the tony Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort on Friday evening. Smooth jazz, premium handcrafted cocktails, luxury product displays and some casual conversation with fellow car buffs. But the real draw begins on Saturday with the Festival of Speed’s display of dozens of the world’s most exotic cars, motorcycles and watercraft on the resort’s 9th fairway. This year’s event...

February 5, 2015
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Meet Team E3 Racing Tier 1 Winner David Cerer

Team E3 Racing winner David Cerer co-founded Lawmen Racing, Inc. If you’re cruising the highways of Antioch, Ill, it’s best not to speed. You won’t outrun Officer David Cerer. A no-nonsense law enforcer by weekday, Cerer revs things up on the tracks every weekend, competing as part of the Lawmen Racing Team. Lawmen Racing’s founder, drivers and crew all are past or current fulltime police officers dedicated to the “pursuit of speed.” And Cerer is one of the team’s stars. He, along with fellow lawman and racer Erik Gherke, also is the newest Team E3 Racing Tier 1 winner. David has raced competitively for more than a decade, starting with Mini-Modified Sprint Cars in 1994. In 1997, he founded his first race team, CPM (Cerer Performance...

February 5, 2015
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Girl Power Hits the NASCAR Pits -E3 Spark Plugs Digs Christmas Abbott

Christmas Abbott is busting through the gender barriers in professional racing, making history as the first NASCAR pit crew member. NASCAR pit crew members are a rare breed. They’ve got to be seriously strong, crazy fast, precision-minded and able to endure long hours in hot, chaotic conditions. And until now, they were all guys. Enter Christmas Abbott, a petite but powerful crossfit champion and former Olympic weightlifting trainer who recently became the first female to dare to brave the crew pit. Several celebrated women have slipped behind the wheel to compete on the tracks – most notably Danica Patrick, who earlier this month became the first woman ever to claim the Spring Cup pole at the Daytona 500. But Abbott, a 5’3″, 115-pound blonde beauty, is the...

February 5, 2015
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