Goodson Gazette

WOW What a show! PRI 2018 Recap

PRI SHOW 2018

All I can say is WOW, what a show!

(Versión en español de la experiencia de Ivan en la feria de PRI a continuación)

This year was as just busy as last year…maybe even better, and we knew that was going to happen. That was why we expanded our footprint to and full 10 foot x 30 foot booth for 2018. We also re-did our demonstration table to be more user friendly and by that effort, we were able to include more of you, our valued customers, in the various demonstration performed during the 3 days of the show.

We brought new personnel by having our order desk manager Kim Ewing there as well as Ivan, our newest addition to the customer service department there to translate for our Spanish speaking customers from all over the world.

Set up was about the same as previous years and due to the effort of the FERN staff and workers it went together smoothly. The newly expanded footprint also allowed for more casual browsing of the products we had on display and there was ample elbow room for all to move around.

We were very fortunate to have NHRA celebrities also stop by:

  • Angie and Matt Smith of NHRA Pro-Stock Motorcycle fame and newly crowned World Champion.
  • Steve Johnson also from the NHRA Pro-Stock motorcycle circuit and 2 time US Nationals Winner.
  • Dale Creasy, Jr NHRA Nitro Funny Car
  • Tim Wilkerson also NHRA Nitro Funny car who finished 5th in points overall?
  • Terry, Cori, and of course, Cam McMillian from NHRA Top Fuel along with some of their crew. Even Rob Wendland, Terry’s Crew Chief was able to stop and spend time with the Goodson gang. Terry and team were this year’s winner of the US Nationals.
  • Dean Dubbin of NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster
  • Robin and Tony Samsel of NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster
  • Anderson Family Racing with Marina Anderson the driver of her NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster
  • Heck we even got to visit with Mick Snyder great Pro-Mod driver and all around nice guy
  • Todd Tutterow of NHRA Pro-Mod Series.

However, without all of you very loyal friends and customers, our show could not have been the success it was, and I especially and personally want to say THANK YOU!

We are already talking about what we can do better and look forward to having more for you to see and do at next year’s PRI Show.

Also your brand new 2019 Goodson catalogs will be mailing the last week of December.

Have a great Holiday Season and we look forward to seeing all of you again soon!

Dave

Algunas palabras de nuestro representante bilngue, Ivan

Mi experiencia en la feria de Performance Racing Industry  fue insuperable. Estaba un poco nervioso por asistir y trabajar en el show, pero todo fue en buena medida. El zumbido que crearon tanto los vendedores como los visitadores antes del espectáculo hizo que todo el bombo se hiciera realidad tan pronto como entré por la puerta. Ver a casi 45,000 personas en un solo edificio solo por el amor de las carreras fue realmente asombroso. Dice mucho sobre cuán vasta es la industria de las carreras. Me sentí como un niño en una tienda de juguetes con tantos autos y exhibiciones en el piso. Definitivamente me enamoré del show y estoy al cien por cien de regresar el año que viene.

En lo que respecta al trabajo con el equipo de Goodson en la feria, realmente no se puede pedir un mejor equipo. Todos trajeron algo a la mesa que fue muy útil. Richard fue brillante en cuanto a la configuración y las pantallas. Sabía exactamente dónde colocar todo para que pudiera atraer a los visitantes de nuestro stand lo mejor. Tenía todo listo cuando llegó el momento y fue de gran ayuda para los visitantes. 

         

Erik fue magnífico cuando demostró todos nuestros sistemas que teníamos en exhibición y cuando un cliente necesitaba un conocimiento profundo de una pregunta en particular, estaba allí para proporcionar eso, y en la mayoría de los casos, en cualquier momento. Él también tenía sus manos llenas con los clientes ya que él es el "empollón" del grupo.

       

Kim fue muy útil con el proceso de pedido. Ella lo mantuvo todo en línea y se aseguró de mantenernos alerta en cuanto a los números de pieza correctos y los precios correctos. Vio muchas caras que no ha visto en mucho tiempo y fue agradable verla disfrutar mientras era su primer show en unos 5 años. 

Ahora Dave, hombre, ese tipo realmente sabe cómo montar un espectáculo. Escuché a 4-5 personas diferentes decir: "Sabes qué hombre, eres un ícono de las carreras". Nunca sentí honor por alguien más, pero esa fue la primera vez en la historia. Miré a todas las diferentes compañías que estaban en el programa y pensé: "Wow, Dave ha estado trabajando tan duro durante todos estos años y escuchar que eso probablemente está más allá de un honor". Me refiero a la forma en que se relaciona con todos los Los clientes que vienen a verlo. Es como que nunca tomaron tiempo sin verse. Oí "Oye, ¿dónde está Dave?" Al menos 100 veces. Puede abrirse camino a través de una habitación llena de reconstructores de motores como ningún otro. Pero te garantizo que pueden pasar unas horas antes de que lo vuelvas a ver, jajaja.

Habiendo dicho y hecho todas las cosas, no podría estar más feliz sobre cómo resultó el espectáculo. Fue un duro trabajo para todos nosotros, pero el todo valió la pena. Después de que cada día llegaba a su fin, todos fuimos y tomamos un bocado juntos, y déjenme decirles que las risas fueron de todo menos pocas. Realmente aprecio que la compañía me permita participar en este viaje y no lo cambiaría por nada del mundo. Quiero agradecer a la familia Goodson por permitirme integrarme como uno de ellos. Y mannnn déjame decirte, me encanta este deporte!

Ivanov Vladimir Manzanarez-Flores

Airflow

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Snyder Debuts New Camaro

Snyder Debuts New Camaro

 Mick Snyder and the Evolution Race Development team roll into the Texas Motorplex this weekend for the Mid-West Pro Mod’s Elite 16.  The famed facility is just an hour from Snyder Motorsports’ new location in Fort Worth, Texas. The Indiana native is ready to get the season started at their new local track with their new 1968 Snyder Motorsports – ERD Supercharged, ComSync EFI Camaro.  The 6-time Season Champs are getting a late start to the 2018 season, but the big move to Texas and finishing a new car took a little longer than expected.  The Elite 16 at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, TX will run from November 1st through the 3rd.

 “We are excited to finally get the new girl out and get my 26th season of racing started, moving Snyder Motorsports to Texas and finishing the new-to-us car took a lot longer than I expected.  We have been at the track the past five weekends either testing, watching it rain or delivering parts.  So far the new girl is being a little stubborn, but I’m sure she will come around.  We get eight qualifiers for this deal, so I hope by the time eliminations roll around we have a full pull under our belts,” Snyder laughed.  “Raegie, our new Camaro, is an older McAmis chassis that we basically restored from the ground up.  There isn’t much left from the car of old.  She has a Snyder Motorsports Hemi, Snyder 3-Speed Lencodrive and Snyder-ized Coan Converter as well as our ComSyncEFI.  We are looking forward to a great weekend with a lot of passes that we can use to build on this winter testing and into next season.  It feels good to have the Snyder Motorsports Test Vehicle back out!”

The first of 8 rounds of qualifying (yes we said eight) for the Midwest Pro Mod Elite 16 begins on Thursday at 4:00 PM.  Qualifying continues on Friday and Saturday with six more chances to make the 32-car Top Sportsman field.  Final eliminations will begin on Saturday at 11:30 AM.  For live feed of the event please log onto bangshift.com

The Snyder Motorsports Race Team would like to thank their associate sponsors Lencodrive Racing Transmissions, ComSyncEFI, Coan Converters, JE Pistons, NGK Spark Plugs, Lucas Oil, HotRod Tracker, Flatout Gaskets, R & R Racing Products, Aeromotive, VP Racing Fuels, Mick’s Performance, Snyder Auto and Safety-Kleen for their continued support over the years.

Please visit the Snyder Motorsports official website at www.snydermotorsports.com

How to use a Dial Bore Gauge

Check out Goodson's video on how to use a Dial Bore Gauge. If you have any questions about how to this product or any other Goodson product please leave your comments below.

PR - Darien & Grisel Racing

Darien & Grisel Racing

August 21, 2018

It has been a busy couple of weeks for us.  After the Seattle National event we were off to Bonneville, and then back to Seattle for the Regional event.

As most of you know since your products were used in the Danny Thompson Challenger 2 project he set the world record for a piston powered vehicle at nearly 450 MPH with an exit speed of almost 460 at the 5 mile.  I want to thank everyone for helping me with that.  It would not have been possible without your help.

Our small block Chevy powered gas roadster did not come close to the record but we did have some fun and learned a lot.

Back to the ¼ mile.  Friday’s one qualifying run gave us a promising 5.34 dropping cylinders to only 257 MPH.  Saturday brought us a pair of 5.35’s still dropping cylinders and going 258 and 262.  Sunday was déjà vu all over again 5.35 at 256, resulting in yet another 1st round loss to the eventual event winner, Chris Demke.

We will spend the next month checking and double checking everything checkable then go back to Woodburn for the Regional race and a couple of days of testing.  September 14th, 15th & 16th.

Thank you for your help with these projects.

Jerry Darien & Casey Grisel

Darien & Grisel Racing - Seattle National Race - Press Release

Darien & Grisel Racing

August 9, 2018

At the Seattle National event we finally managed to get the first round loser monkey off our back. 

We started qualifying with a nice 5.33 E.T. still dropping cylinders down track and only going 257 MPH.  We did not get our scheduled second qualifying run due to an accident where a mustang moved the K wall several feet.  Our last qualifying run netted massive tire smoke.

First round our opponent couldn’t back up from the burnout and he idled down the track and through the lights where the safety box threw out the chutes and shut the motor off. 

We decided to wait out the quad pushing his car off the track almost 5 minutes from the time we started our car.  With the engine heat, oil temperature, and fuel contamination we decided to run it just past half-track.  A 5.80 came up on the score board at 150 MPH.  The early numbers indicated it could have been a mid-5.30 ET.   In the confusion and frustration I failed to remember that the race pak only recorded 200 seconds and I needed to reset it, hence no data.

Second round we had to face Kim Parker who was number one qualifier.  Casey left on her with a solid .051 light but she reeled him in with a 5.20 to our 5.36.

A good weekend all in all.  This week it’s off to Bonneville and then back to Seattle for the Regional Race, August 17th – 19th.

Thank you all

Jerry & Casey

Goodson Tools and Supplies NEW HPOG-1000 Watch it in ACTION!

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Goodson Kwik Way seat grinding kit. Check out this video to learn more!

PRODUCT UPDATE : High Pressure Oil Gallery Cleaning System Expansion

When Goodson introduced the High Pressure Oil Gallery Cleaning System (HPOG) we knew we had something big. As soon as we started showing it at the Performance Racing Industry Show in December 2017 you, our customers, were asking about other applications. 

Goodson heard you! The High Performance Oil Gallery Cleaning System (HPOG) is not just for oil galleries anymore.  It's also for Lifter Bores, Cam Bearing Bores and Cylinder Bores.

Nylon Bristle HPOG BrushesWhen introduced, the HPOG included three stainless steel bristle brushes and the first question you asked was, "How about nylon brushes?" Today, the HPOG system features 16 nylon bristle brushes from .375" diameter all the way up to 5.0" diameter. These are in addition to the original stainless steel bristle brushes. Visit the product page to see the individual sizes.

Goodson recommends you use the brushes for the following applications:

 Brush Size Most Common Application
.375" to .875" Oil Galleries
1.00" to 1.125" Lifter Bores
2.00" to 3.50" Cam Bearing Bores
4.00" to 5.00" Cylinder Bores 

You, of course, are not limited to these applications. If a brush size fits an application, use it.

It's also important to note that the brushes from .375" to 1.125" have an 8-32 Thread and the brushes 2.00" and larger have a 1/4" pipe thread. Goodson offers thread adaptors for each. We also recommend using the 18" long wand with the larger brushes (2" diameter and larger) for better control.

To see how the HPOG works, check out the demo video. This video was made using the prototype unit. Watch for a new video coming soon.

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