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the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: Which European automaker manufacturers the Sesto Elemento ("Sixth Element" in Italian)? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: What automotive brand offered a high-performance, turbocharged and intercooled, compact pickup truck named the Syclone? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: GMC Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Chris

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: What automotive brand offered a high-performance, turbocharged and intercooled, compact pickup truck named the Syclone? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: This year, Chevrolet is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of what iconic sports car? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Corvette Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Phil B.

JASPER Products Take Top Three Positions in NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series

JASPER 4-Speed Transmissions and Differentials took top honors in this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series respectively. Both series ran the Watkins Glen road course. It went a bit deeper than that, however, as JASPER Race Products went on to claim the top three positions in both series. A recap of the finishes in the Cheez-it 355 at the Glen is as follows: 1st     Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 2nd    Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential) 3rd     Martin Truex, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 6th     Clint Bowyer (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 7th     Joe Logano (JASPER Differential) 19th   Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 23rd   Matt Kenseth (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 28th   Landon Cassill (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 32nd  Brian Vickers (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) The current Chase standings for drivers running JASPER Race Products are: Clint Bowyer in 2nd; Kyle Busch in 5th; Matt Kenseth in 7th; Brad Keselowski in 8th; and Martin Truex, Jr. in 10th. In the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Brad Keselowski and Sam Hornish, Jr. finished 1st and 2nd respectively - a repeat of Pocono last week -  Both drivers run JASPER Differentials. Also running JASPER Race Products in this week's Nationwide race were Brian Vickers (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission), who finished 3rd; Joey Logano (JASPER Differential) in 21st; Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission), finishing 24th; and Andrew Ranger (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) in 26th. Sam Hornish, Jr. is in 2nd place in the Nationwide standings.

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: This year, Chevrolet is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of what iconic sports car? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: Which German automaker produces the Cayman, a (RMR) rear mid-engined, rear wheel drive sports car? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Porsche Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Paul M.

Crawford is VPP Star Certified

JASPER's Crawford County remanufacturing facility has earned Star Certification in the Indiana Department of Labor's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). A ceremony, held July 22nd at the Crawford facility, provided an opportunity for Associates, staff and management to showcase their exemplary safety status to state labor officials. "JASPER has a great safety culture," said JASPER Safety Director Jason Pieper. "Earning Star Certification is just the foundation for where we want to be in our continuing safety journey." VPP, Indiana's Voluntary Protection Program, was established to recognize and promote safety and health management programs throughout the state. "You are one of just 59 VPP Star Certified sites in the state of Indiana, and there are over 480,000 employers in the state," says Beth Gonzalez, VPP Team Leader for the Indiana Department of Labor. "It's all about Continuous Improvement," said Zach Bawel, JASPER President and Chief Operating Officer. "Associates have done a great job submitting safety ideas as part of JASPER's Continuous Improvement program. We must continue submitting these safety ideas, because the most important thing as Associate-Owners of the company is that our fellow owners go home safely."

JASPER Offers GM 3.6L Engine

Another Remanufactured JASPER Engine is Now Available! JASPER is pleased to announce the release of the GM 3.6L High Feature, Dual Over Head Cam, Port Injected, Variable Valve Timing engine. This unit will include all 4 Camshaft Actuators, and Harmonic Balancer. Applications released include: 2004-2008 Cadillac CTs, STS & SRX GMC Acadia Saturn Outlook Buick Enclave This Remanufactured JASPER Engine has several advantages over the competition:
  • 100% installation of NEW nitrated engine valves for improved heat resistance and the reduction of valve guide wear
  • Re-engineered JASPER piston with graphite coating to help prevent dry start-up and piston scuffing
  • 100% installation of NEW roller chains to prevent chain noise and excessive wear (2004-07 only)
  • 3 spoke dual belt balancers are replaced with 6 spoke to reduce engine noise
  • OEM only offers short block and heads, no long block is available at this time
  • JASPER will supply updated valve cover gasket to assist in proper PCV operation
For more information on the remanufactured products of Jasper Engines & Transmissions, contact us at 1-800-827-7455.

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: Which German automaker produces the Cayman, a (RMR) rear mid-engined, rear wheel drive sports car? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: What is the fourth stroke on a four-stroke internal combustion engine? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Exhaust Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

JET Transit Drivers Compete in State Truck Driving Championships

2013 IMTA Driving Championships                   Rich Mehling (left) and Mark King (right) earn awards at the IMTA Driving Championships JET Transit had seven drivers compete in the annual Indiana Motor Truck Association's Truck Driving Championships recently held in Indianapolis. JASPER is pleased to announce that we had two drivers earn awards. Rich Mehling placed second in the 4-Axle Class and Mark King earned the Rookie of the Year award. The event consists of a written exam, pre-trip inspection and six road course events. The score of each event is added to come up with a total score used to determine the champion in each of eight different classes, as well as a team championship. JET Transit drivers also participating in this year's IMTA competition were: Wayne Beavin in the 5-Axle division, Ron Tobin in the Flatbed division, Brian Kuhs in the Sleeper division, Denny Schepers in the Straight Truck division and Bob Pickett in the Tanker division. Congratulations to all seven drivers who competed and for a job well done.

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: What is the fourth stroke on a four-stroke internal combustion engine? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: Which U.S. automaker was formed as a result of the 1954 merger between the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation and the Hudson Motor Company? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: AMC Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Bobby S. Jr.

New e-Commerce Portal Coming Soon

Users of JASPER's e-Commerce Portal will see some exciting changes to their online accounts in the near future. The new My Jasper Account Guide will be reorganized and easier to use. There will be no banners or clutter - just easy to understand icons and several new features:
  • Easier set-up, sign-in and administration of pricing and purchasing
  • Ability to notify JASPER that your core is ready and informs scheduling
  • Capability to start a warranty case and receive preliminary diagnostics to perform
  • Purchase history and accounting information (invoices and credit memos can be viewed and printed)
  • Monthly statements
  • Ability to customize how you would like to receive your account billing information, mail, fax or e-mail (invoice and statement preferences can be edited)
  • Access to the JASPER Newsletter, Product Spotlights and Updates
  • Access to the JASPER "Blog"
  • Contact info for individual Sales Representatives will display for the customer
  • Easier to find Co-op Advertising information
If you can't find what you're looking for, then use the new search feature...simply type in what you want; the site will give you the options. It's coming in August.