Waterloo and Doug Winters Team up for 2013
December 6, 2012 (Kernersville, NC.) Doug Winters and Winters Racing announced today that Waterloo Industries, the leader in high performance storage and organization solutions, would be joining their team for the 2013 NHRA Pro Modified season.
â€śWe are definitely thrilled to have formed a partnership with Waterloo," said Winters. "It is an honor for us and for the entire team to have the backing of a company of their caliber and we are looking forward to a great season. The team has always been impressed with their tool storage designs and the support of each and every product they produce.
Winters Racing and the relationship with Waterloo dates back over 10 years. â€śBack when we ran Super Chevy Shows with our Nitro Coupe, Waterloo sponsored the series. The Nitro Coupe Champion at the end of the season would receive a Waterloo Tool Chest and Cabinet. Now today for this to go full circle and have them a part of our team is very cool.â€ť
â€śAdding Waterloo to our team is a big plus,â€ť added Winters. â€śSo stop by the pits and take a look at the Waterloo products we use in our racing operations. We will also have information available on all Waterloo products.â€ť
Doug and Winters Racing will particpate and compete at NHRA and other Pro Modified events across the United States in 2013. The season gets started March 14th at Gainesville Florida with the NHRA Gator Nationals. Please visit www.WintersRacing.com to view their other race dates and activities.
About Waterloo Industries, Inc.
Waterloo Industries, Inc. is the world's largest supplier of tool storage products that offers over 80 years of manufacturing excellence. The business is built on traditions such as: Quality Product, Innovation, Value, Programs, and Exceptional Customer Service. Waterloo maintains a focus on exceeding customer expectations, which various customers have recognized through their awards process. Waterloo takes great pride in our strong customer relationships in various channels of distribution, both domestic and international.
Winters Racing shifts back to a roots style blower
(5-11-2011) Kernersville, NC - After the 2009 season running Super Chevy Nitro Coupes, along with a few select ADRL events, Doug and the team switched over their engine combination to run a PSI Screw type blower. The Screw blower had became popular on the ADRL Pro Extreme Series for itâ€™s almost unlimited power. To be successful in ADRL, the team felt they had to make this move. It seemed like a good idea at the time because ADRL was going to relax the rules and let Screw Blowers run Nitro Methane. Which Doug and team had been doing with a roots blower with good success.
However, after the purchase of the screw, Doug was informed by ADRL that this rule would not be lifted and no Nitro could be ran in a Screw Blower. So much for unlimited rules!
After this ADRL decision, Doug and team tried to compete on pure alcohol. They did not have much success in 2010. They had the power everyone else did, but the â€śno weight ruleâ€ť in ADRL left them from being competitive. The 57 weights in with Doug just at 2600 lbs. Which in all reality is pretty good. Legal Pro Mod in NHRA is 2650 lbs. But with ADRL having no weight rule, teams have been buying ultra light, ultra expensive chassis and getting down to as low as 2300 lbs. 300 lbs is a big difference in drag racing. That would equate to almost a 2 tenths on the track.
Over the winter, Doug look for financial help to either build a new chassis or reduce the weight of the 57. But the funding just was not there.
So, instead of doing ADRL and being just another entry, they are switching back to the roots blower and will run Super Chevy Events and Extreme Outlaw Pro Mod Events. In the next update, we will give you more information on these series and Dougâ€™s schedule.
Doug Winters wins at Bristol Super Chevy Show
(9-27-2010) Bristol, TN - Doug Winters and the Winters Racing Team won Saturday nightâ€™s Pro Mod event at Bristol Dragway during the Super Chevy Show. This just adds to the success that Doug has had at this track over his many years racing. His first national event win came at this track in 1996 when he won the Top Sportsman class at the IHRA Spring Nationals in his â€™55 Hooters Chevy.
This yearâ€™s Super Chevy Show format was different from years past. There would be a winner crowned on Saturday and Sunday. Ten Pro Mods where on the property, each being paired up by a draw for the first round eliminations Saturday. Out of these five pairs, the quickest two winners would advance to the finals for title rights. Sunday, the process would repeat and another winner would be named for Sunday. Saturdayâ€™s winner was Doug. Unfortunately, Sunday the rains came canceling the event. â€śWe would of loved to try to double up on Sunday. The car was running great and consistent. We really felt like we had an opportunity to walk away with both day titles,â€ť said Doug on a rain soaked Sunday morning.
Super Chevy Show fans seen some great side-by-side action Saturday. Ken Walsh and Bil Clanton drew each other in the first round. Both dipped into the 3â€™s. Bil took the win with a 3.94 sec pass to Kenâ€™s 3.95 sec pass moving Bil into the final. His competition would end up being Winters. Doug took the win over Jerry Hunt with a slowing 4.11 sec victory. â€śWe were taking it easy off the start since this was our first look at the track all day. And that part worked. However, at the finish line I felt the car lay over and I backed out of it thinking we had hurt the motor.â€ť Luckily for Doug and his Winters Racing team, they had not hurt the motor. Instead a miss configured setting in the timing retard computer lead to the top end mishap. â€śI just program the computer wrong. It was a big relief to my brother Allen when I found the error while he was getting ready to drop the pan to see what we had hurt. We were also lucky that the 4.11 was just enough to get us into the final.â€ť In fact, Doug only got into the final by a few hundredths. Bobby Baucom and Troy Jordan laid down great runs to win their rounds. However, they could not match the 4.11 posted by Winters.
For the final round, Bil Clanton and his Big Money racing team had lane choice and the performance edge. â€śWe knew Bil had ran a 3 in the first round and we knew we had to step it up if we were going to win. But we also did not want to beat ourselves by blowing the tires off at the start. So we left the starting line setup alone and just tried to apply more power down track.â€ť The strategy worked for Doug. Bil got off the line and moved out on Doug but had to abort the run after getting to close to the centerline. Doug won the round with a 4.06 sec pass. â€śThis seemed like old times. We were not the fastest car, but consistence won it for us. It has been a really trying year. We have broken a lot of parts and to get this win is really special. I would like to thank all my sponsors for staying with me and giving me the support throughout the year.â€ť
Next up for Doug and Winters Racing is a couple exhibition runs during the PINKS ALL Out event at Bristol Dragway. â€śBrandon Cross at Bristol invited us back to participate in his PINKS ALL Out event and we are really excited that he did. Being a part of the PINKS ALL Out will be fun. We will have time to take it easy, talk to the fans, promote our sponsors and put on a good show for the fans.â€ť Visit Bristol Dragway web site, http://www.BristolDragway.com for more event information.
Winters Racing would like to thank Lucas Oil, Rislone / Barâ€™s Leak, Hedman Hedders, NGK, Optima Batteries, Mickey Thompson Tires, Computech, Richmond Gear, King Engine Bearings, Chicago Pneumatic and GRP Rods for their support in 2010.
Find out more information about Winters Racing at http://www.WintersRacing.com
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