Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch took 1st and 2nd place finishes respectively in the rain-interrupted Chase opener at Chicagoland Speedway. A recap of the finishes in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races follows.
Friddle: What is the third 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 used the slogan “We are Driving Excitement"? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Pontiac Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Dave S.
Friddle: Which U.S. automaker used the slogan “We are Driving Excitement"? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: Which Japanese automaker produces a compact crossover SUV named the X-Trail? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Nissan Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Lee B.
The 2013 Amsoil Street Rodder Road Tour makes a stop at the Jasper Facility as part of a week-long drive from Tennessee to Michigan. Eleven participants in the 2013 Amsoil Street Rodder Road Tour visited the Jasper Facility on September 9th. Tour participants took the opportunity to park their beautiful cars on the front lawn of the Jasper facility before embarking on a guided tour. Many cars came from Ohio, with some as far as Florida, North Carolina and Montana. The JASPER stop was part of a week-long "Shades of the Past" driving tour, which began in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, on September 8th and will wrap up at a National Street Road Association event in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on September 15th. The trip also included stops at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend and the Gilmore Car Museum near Kalamazoo.
U.S. 9th District Representative Todd Young shakes hands with Steve Knust during a meeting with Associates at the Jasper Facility. U.S. 9th District Representative Todd Young visited the Jasper Facility in early August. Young represents Jasper's neighboring congressional district and sits on the House Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Young was greeted by JASPER President and COO Zach Bawel, Chairman and CEO Doug Bawel, and other senior leadership members. They toured the production facility, then had the opportunity to sit down with five JASPER Associates: Joyce Kaltenbacher, Lori Skomp, Steve Knust, Alex Ernst and T.J. McAtee to discuss the benefits of the company's Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). These benefits were expressed in a recent study by Alex Brill, CEO of the consulting firm Matrix Global Advisors. The study found that Associate-Owned companies are not only more profitable and productive, but also more resilient during economic fluctuations compared to the general private sector. After speaking with Associates, Rep. Young, who has already voiced his support for ESOPs at a Ways and Means Committee hearing this year, shared that he would support ESOPs in tax legislation when it comes before the Committee as a part of comprehensive tax reform. Rep. Young is the third member of Congress to visit a JASPER facility this year. In January, the Jasper facility hosted Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly. In July, Missouri Congressman Jason Smith visited the Willow Springs, MO facility.
Friddle: Which Japanese automaker produces a compact crossover SUV named the X-Trail? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: What is the first stroke on a four-stroke internal combustion engine? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Intake Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner
Susie Loven serves as JASPER's Team Captain for both the Alzheimer's Association and Relay for Life. JASPER offers "Casual Days" throughout the year to help raise money for various charitable groups and foundations. Recent JASPER Casual Days have funded donations to Relay for Life and Dubois County Families with Direction. In celebration of this weekend's Labor Day holiday, Casual Day donations are going to the Alzheimer's Association. Associates can wear casual clothes for a $1 donation and JASPER matches the amount collected. Today, JASPER and its Associates raised over $3oo! Thanks to all who participated and have a great holiday weekend.
Friddle: What is the first stroke on a four-stroke internal combustion engine? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: Which European automaker manufacturers the Sesto Elemento ("Sixth Element" in Italian)? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Lamborghini Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Wes
It was a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission that took the top spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race this weekend, making it the third straight win for JASPER Race Products in NASCAR's premier series. Brad Keselowski placed second in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Race. A recap of the finishes in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races follows.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway1st Matt Kenseth (JASPER4-Speed Transmission) 4th Brian Vickers (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 5th Joey Logano (JASPER Differential) 11th Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 14th Clint Bowyer (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 28th Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 30th Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential) 35th Martin Truex, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
NASCAR Nationwide Series - Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway2nd Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential) 12th Sam Hornish, Jr. (JASPER Differential) The current Chase standings for drivers running JASPER Race Products are: Clint Bowyer in 2nd; Kyle Busch in 5th; Matt Kenseth in 6th; Joey Logano in 10th; and Martin Truex, Jr. in 14th (Current Wild Card). Sam Hornish, Jr. is in 1st place in the Nationwide standings.
Jasper Engines & Transmissions is pleased to announce the release of the GM 6T70E & 6T75E Front Wheel/All Wheel Drive, CAN Electronically-Controlled Transmission. Applications released include: 2007 - Current Chevrolet: Equinox Traverse Malibu GMC: Acadia Saturn: Outlook Aura Buick: Enclave Pontiac: G6 Torrent This Remanufactured JASPER Transmission has several advantages over the competition:
- 100% installation of updated 3rd/5th & Reverse Wave Plate
- JASPER will be supplying the TCM (Transmission Control Module) which is located inside the transmission
- JASPER will reprogram the TCM to the latest available GM calibration
- 100% installation of OEM Friction Clutch Plates
- 100% Dynamometer-tested transmission with a state-of-the-art JASPER developed CAN (Controller Area Network) software package