Continued success for ATD’s drag racing customers.
The Plimpton & Roemer families are published again after successful 2015 drag racing season. The January 2016 issue of Car Craft features Jimmy Plimpton’s new personal best of 4.55 @ 154 mph in his X275 “Fearmont” and Michael Roemer’s “Flying Pickle” S10.
The 22 year-old Roemer’s “Flying Pickle ” and his personal commentary were featured in an article titled “Is It Safe?” which discussed the future of drag racing and no-prep races. With Michael’s constantly improving 2015 season knocking on the 4s in Ultra Street, and multiple features in publications, there’s no doubt that this young racer has a bright future in the sport.
Leduc had 13 straight wins going into the last TORC Pro 4 race of the season at Crandon.
Many said it couldn’t be done – that an automatic couldn’t dominate the manual transmissions in the Pro 4 class. The growing trend in Pro 4 short course off-road racing has been manual transmissions. The theory is that you can achieve better gear ratio splits and make the car faster and more nimble – but we know differently.
ATD has been successful for many years in Pro 4 with a properly designed Turbo 400 transmission package. In fact, testing an ATD automatic versus a manual transmission yielded faster, more consistent lap times. Some drivers have a different style and want to grab gears. That’s fine, we just know how to beat them.
And so does Keegan Kincaid.
That’s exactly what he did in Sunday’s Pro 4 race at Crandon. Piloting Mike Jenkins’s Traxxas Pro 4 to the top step of the box uncontested. Keegan had shown speed all weekend but ran into some mechanical difficulties while leading Saturday’s race. From the drop of the green flag on Sunday, Keegan pulled the holeshot and never looked back.
Keegan crushed the competition, finishing the race with only three remaining tires.
The winning combination:
ATD Prepped Turbo 400 for Short Course,
Reid Racing Super Hydra 400 Aftermarket Case,
Ultra Close Ratio Turbo 400 Gearset,
A Torque Converter.
The most commonly overlooked piece of the Pro 4 package is the torque converter. By choosing a clutch over a torque converter, you lose a performance edge. A properly designed torque converter is absolutely critical to winning races, and ATD can get you there.
Contact us today to learn how we can design a race winning short course transmission and converter package, and start your own win streak.
The father son team of Jim & Jimmy Plimpton and their notorious X275 car, “The Fearmont,” are known by many across the country. With their continued racing success and record breaking passes, some additional media coverage has come their way.
LegendarySpeed.com featured Jimmy & his 1979 Ford Fairmont making a pass from the 2014 Shakedown at Summit. Even though the article mistakenly identifies the car as a “G-Body” named “Ape Shit,” it’s nice to see that a hardworking team is getting the exposure they deserve.
Jimmy’s hot rod features an ATD 2 Speed Turbo 400 with our brand new billet aluminum clean neutral transbrake.
To get your own record breaking drag racing transmission package, contact us today.
Reinventing the three speed automatic racing trans.
The wait is over.
Achieve ultra close ratio Turbo 400 ratios that rival those of a manual transmission with a new close ratio gearset from ATD.
Available in 1.66/1.34/1:1 (1st/2nd/3rd) or 1.60/1.31/1:1 (1st/2nd/3rd). These brand new for 2015 gearsets must also be paired with a special billet aluminum center support for proper function and internal clearance.
Contact us today to learn how this innovative new product can put you in the winners circle!
Other aftermarket gearset ratios are also available, the most popular options are:
We will work with you to determine the most appropriate options to achieve the best possible results for your combination and budget.