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Automotive Trivia 3/11/16

Friddle: Which Italian automaker produces the Veneno Roadster?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: The mid-size Canyon pickup truck is marketed by which US automaker?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: General Motors
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Joe M. - Hendersonville, NC

 

Automotive Trivia 3/04/16

Friddle: The mid-size Canyon pickup truck is marketed by which US automaker?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: Which Japanese automaker produced the S2000 roadster?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Honda
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

Busch Brothers Finish 3rd and 4th in Atlanta with JASPER Transmissions


Kyle Busch took a 3rd place finish in the Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. His brother Kurt finished 4th, while Carl Edwards rounded out the Top-5. Each of the drivers was running a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission.

A recap of finishes from this weekend's races at Atlanta follows.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 - Atlanta Motor Speedway 

3rd     Kyle Busch #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 
4th     Kurt Busch #41 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
5th     Carl Edwards #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
6th     Kevin Harvick #4 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

7th     Martin Truex, Jr. #78 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 
16th   Denny Hamlin #11 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
17th   Ty Dillon #14 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
19th   Matt Kenseth #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
20th   Danica Patrick #10 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 

NASCAR xfinity Series - Heads Up Georgia 250 - Atlanta Motor Speedway

1st     Kyle Busch #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
3rd    Erik Jones #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
7th    Daniel Suarez #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

 

Automotive Trivia 2/26/16

Friddle: Which Japanese automaker produced the S2000 roadster?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle:
Falken Tire is a subsidary to what Japanese Company?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Sumitomo
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

Denny Hamlin Wins His First Daytona 500 in Closest-Ever Finish

In the end, it was Denny Hamlin taking the photo finish win in the 2016 Daytona 500. Hamlin won by a half a foot and 10 hundreds of a second, in the closest-ever finish in the history of the Daytona 500. It was Hamlin's first win in the prestigious race. Hamlin was running a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission.

It was a great kick-off for JASPER Race Products in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, with drivers running the JASPER 4-Speed taking the top five finishing positions.

A recap of finishes from this weekend's races at Daytona follows.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Daytona 500 - Daytona International Speedway 

1st     Denny Hamlin #11 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
2nd    Martin Truex, Jr. #78 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 
3rd     Kyle Busch #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 
4th     Kevin Harvick #4 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
5th     Carl Edwards #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
10th   Kurt Busch #41 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
14th   Matt Kenseth #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
26th   Brian Vickers #14 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 
35th   Danica Patrick #10 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 

NASCAR xfinity Series - Powershares QQQ 300 - Daytona International Speedway 

8th     Daniel Suarez #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
23rd   Bobby Labonte #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
31st   Erik Jones #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

Automotive Trivia 2/19/16

Friddle: Falken Tire is a subsidary to what Japanese Company?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle:
What automotive brand uses the slogan "Find New Roads"?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Chevrolet
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Ray M. - Anniston, AL

 

Morgenthaler Offers Fishing Clinics at JASPER Facilities

JASPER Associates will have the opportunity to learn how to catch the big
ones at one of many fishing clinics scheduled this week.

JASPER sponsored pro angler, Chad Morgenthaler, will be sharing some of his
tips and tricks with Associates during fishing clinics scheduled this week at the
Crawford and Jasper facilities.

Chad will be available for a meet and greet during morning break and will hold
two 30-minute clinics at the Crawford County facility, near the Receiving Docks,
on Thursday, February 18th, from 12:00 pm-12:30 pm, and from 12:30 pm-
1:00 pm.

On Friday, February 19th, Morgenthaler will be on hand for a meet and greet at
the Power Drive facility during morning break, and again at noon in the East
breakroom at the Wernsing Road location. Morgenthaler will hold two 45-minute
clinics, just inside the West Overhead Door Entrance, near the Differential Division,
at Power Drive for Associates of the Jasper locations. Clinic times are 3:15 pm-
4:00 pm and from 4:15 pm-5:00 pm.

 

Automotive Trivia 2/12/16

Friddle: What automotive brand uses the slogan "Find New Roads"?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: Which U.S. state uses the license plate slogan "The Last Frontier"?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Alaska
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Ray M. - Anniston, AL

 

JASPER Offers Remanufactured Subaru 2.5L SOHC Boxer Engine

Jasper Engines & Transmissions, the nation’s leader in remanufactured products, announces the availability of its remanufactured Subaru 2.5L boxer engine. This SOHC four-cylinder engine is available on exchange for the following vehicles:

1999-2010 Impreza/Forester
2000-2009 Outback/Legacy
2002-2007 Baja

“This remanufactured JASPER engine offers several advantages,” said Brad Boeglin, JASPER New Product Development Group Leader.  “We use multi-layer stainless steel design head gaskets, with larger embossments and coated with a rubber-based synthetic material to stop oil leaks.  Cylinder heads are installed with NEW torque-to-yield bolts to provide even clamp load and reduce head gasket failure.”

“The pistons are a JASPER-exclusive design that improves cylinder-to-wall clearance and oil drain back capability,” Boeglin said. “The pistons include a graphite coating to help prevent dry startup and piston scuffing.”

“The cylinder block is torque plate honed, a process which eliminates cylinder distortion after the head is bolted and torqued to the block,” he added.
 
Additional updates include: 100% installation of a NEW timing belt tensioner, idler pulleys, water pump and belt, which prevents the chance of timing component failure.  The engine is also live-run tested with recorded inspections of temperatures, oil pressure, vacuum and compression; assuring reliability and providing piece of mind.  A black-light inspection occurs after testing to ensure there are no oil leaks.

The JASPER remanufactured Subaru 2.5L SOHC boxer engine is covered by JASPER’s 3-Year/100,000 mile nationwide transferable parts and labor warranty. Full warranty disclosure is available on our website, or upon request.

 

Automotive Trivia 2/05/16

Friddle: Which U.S. state uses the license plate slogan "The Last Frontier"?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: Which Ford transmission superseded the 4R70W?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: 4R75W
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Ray M. - Anniston, AL