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JASPER Drivers Win IMTA Team Championship

(Left to right): JET Transit drivers Brian Kuhs, Rich Mehling, Bob Pickett and Dennis Schepers hoist the IMTA Team Championship Trophy.

Four over-the-road drivers from Jasper Engines & Transmissions’ transportation division, JET Transit, brought home the Team Championship trophy from the Indiana Motor Truck Association (IMTA) 2016 Truck Driving and Technician Championships, held June 10th and 11th in Indianapolis.
 
Drivers competing for JET Transit were: Bob Pickett, Dennis Schepers, Brian Kuhs and Rich Mehling. The IMTA Championships allow some of Indiana’s finest driving professionals to compete against each other.
 
The competition consisted of a written examination, a pre-trip inspection, and a driving skills test. JET Transit’s four drivers had the top average score of the 20 transportation operations participating in the division.
 
Individually, Bob Pickett earned a share of 1st place in the tanker truck division and was a top-10 finisher in the Grand Champion competition. Dennis Schepers brought home 3rd place in the straight truck division. Brian Kuhs placed 4th in 5-axle sleeper berth tractor-semitrailer and Rich Mehling placed 5th in 4-axle tractor-semitrailer.
 
“JET Transit has competed in this competition for many years, and we’re just extremely proud of the performance of our drivers in 2016,” said Curt Petry, JET Transit Director, who was recognized as the 2015 IMTA Safety Professional of the Year. “We feel we have the most professional drivers in the industry, and they represent JASPER very well.”
 
 

Automotive Trivia 11/04/16

Friddle: In fuel injected engines, what part of the air intake system controls
the amount of air flowing into the engine in response to the accelerator pedal?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle:  Which Italian automaker produced the 550 Maranello?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Ferrari
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Chad S. - Greenville, TX

 

 

Automotive Trivia 10/28/16

Friddle: Which Italian automaker produced the 550 Maranello?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle:  U.S. Route 66, starts and stops in which states?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Illinois & California
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

 

JASPER Remanufactured Transmission Discovered in Project Vehicle

Ken Hooper of Blue Mound, Illinois, recently purchased a project vehicle. It's a stretched Jeep body on a 1980 K20 4x4 chassis. Ken said, "this vehicle has been driven on the road for many years, but it's also been a very dependable mud truck and still runs and drives great." Currently, the vehicle is undergoing an overhaul, the engine and transmission are still in great working order and will not be replaced. JASPER's technical support helped determine that the vehicle's transmission is a Turbo 400, remanufactured by Jasper Engines & Transmissions back in 1989. Ken said, "this transmission has lasted for many years longer than the original. Thank you, JASPER."


 

Automotive Trivia 10/21/16

Friddle: U.S. Route 66, starts and stops in which states?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle:  Which Japanese automaker produces the R35 GT-R?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Nissan
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

 

Automotive Trivia 10/14/16

Friddle: Which Japanese automaker produces the R35 GT-R?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle:  I-90 is the longest interstate in the United States.
How many
 states does it pass through?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: 13
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

 

Automotive Trivia 10/07/16

Friddle: I-90 is the longest interstate in the United States. How many states
does it pass through?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle:  What does the automotive-related abbreviation
2BBL stand for
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: 2-Barrel Carburetor
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

 

JASPER 4-Speed Transmissions Sweep Podium at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Stewart-Haas Racing driver, Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag running a JASPER 4-Speed in this weekend's Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Six drivers running the JASPER 4-Speed Transmission finished in the Top-10. The JASPER 4-Speed is two for two with wins in the Sprint Cup Series Chase. Daniel Suarez finished second in the NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Kentucky.

A recap of the results from this weekend's races follows.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Bad Boy Off Road 300 - New Hampshire Motor Speedway

1st      Kevin Harvick #4 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
2nd     Matt Kenseth #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)   
3rd      Kyle Busch #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
5th      Kurt Busch #41 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
6th      Carl Edwards #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

7th      Martin Truex, Jr. #78 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
15th    Denny Hamlin #11 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
18th    Danica Patrick #10 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
23rd    Tony Stewart #14 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

NASCAR Xfinity Series - VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 - Kentucky Speedway

2nd     Daniel Suarez #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)    
5th      Matt Tifft #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
28th    Erik Jones #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)       
 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Standings

2nd    Martin Truex, Jr. #78 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
3rd     Kyle Busch #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
4th     Matt Kenseth #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 
6th     Kevin Harvick #4 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 
7th     Denny Hamlin #11 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 

10th   Carl Edwards #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)  
11th   Kurt Busch #41 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)      
15th   Tony Stewart #14 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
23rd   Danica Patrick #10 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

 

 

Automotive Trivia 9/30/16

Friddle: What does the automotive-related abbreviation 2BBL stand for?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle:  What is the name of the Ford division, which develops
their high-
performance vehicles?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: SVT (Special Vehicle Team)
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

 

 

Make Some Noise for the JETT Silent Auction...

Jasper Endows Today and Tomorrow (JETT) will hold a silent auction Saturday, October 1st at Schnitz Brew Pub in Jasper. The silent auction opens at 3pm with many great items to bid on, including Indianapolis Colts, and Indiana Pacers, tickets, autographed memorabilia, gift certificates and much, much more.

Proceeds from the silent auction benefit JETT and their unique giving experience that allows JASPER Associates and their families the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of philanthropy, while combining resources to be used for the betterment of our communities for today and tomorrow.

Since 2013, JETT has awarded over $37,000 in grants and volunteered over 500 hours in support of organizations in our community. In addition to these grants, $22,000 has been added to the JETT endowment to grow our opportunities to assist in the future.