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By John Kilroy on July 27, 2011

We had the great pleasure of getting to know Dave Darland in the years he drove for the Nine Racing USAC Midget team. Dave is one of those racers who puts the ‘hero’ in Saturday Night heroes. He’s a man of few words. He doesn’t boast. He just goes out and gets it done. A great athlete, who’s still cranking out wins.

He’s won all the top USAC Awards: Silver Crown Champion (1997), National Sprint Car Series Champion (1999)) and National Midget Series Champion (2001 and 2002)

It’s fun to go over  the weekend’s race reports and see Dave took another checkered flag. He won Saturday night’s race at Lincoln Park Speeway, Putnamville, Indiana, in a dramatic final lap...

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By on May 15, 2014

During our Italy trip to watch our son, Michael, race at Imola in the Formula 3 Italia series for the PREMA Powerteam, we visited the famous Ferrari-owned racing circuit Mugello.  We spent some valuable "quality time" with Riccardo Benvenuti, the circuit’s marketing and media director.  We met Riccardo the first time in 2007 and we have made a point to go by and visit him numerous times.  He has become a fan of Michael and was impressed earlier this year when Michael set the new F-3 track record at Mugelo during a Formula 3 Italia Collective session.

In addition to supporting our son’s career aspirations, we take advantage of this time to spread the news worldwide about the value of the Performance...

By John Kilroy on July 25, 2011

The Grand Opening of Roush Yates’ newest 40,000 square-foot performance products store in Mooresville, North Carolina, is on Saturday, July 23, 2011.

Doors open at 11:00 am and the festivities last until 3:00 pm. Food and activities will also be provided at this opening celebration.

For more information, go to or call 877/604-8077.

By John Kilroy on July 25, 2011

We got a reminder from Kerry Novak that Crower is holding its annual Customer Appreciation Day, including a car show with 120 cars, on Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We wanted to help spread the news.

There will be dragsters, hot rods, low riders, Bonneville cars, oval track race cars and more. A ton of fun.

Here's the address: 6180 Business Center Court, San Diego.

Click here to get the pdf of the Crower flyer for the event.

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