Last month we brought you Part 1 of a story titled "The Best of What's coming for 2011." The story was a compilation of the latest and greatest new products gleaned from scouring the aisles of the IMIS-Indy and PRI Trade Shows back in December. Fortunately for us racers, we found so many new products that we had to split the story into two parts. There simply wasn't enough space in last month's issue. So without further ado here this month we have Part 2 of "The Best of What's Coming for 2011" with 15 more great products to get you onto the track in 2011.

Modular Cooling
Fluidyne understands racers' desire for both adjustability and reducing costs. Its new modular cooling system can help achieve both while also keeping weight down. The modular system integrates a radiator (either two- or three-row, depending on your needs), an oil cooler, and an electric fan into one unit that's easily mounted into the car. But if either the radiator or oil cooler becomes damaged, just that component can be replaced instead of throwing away the entire unit. Best of all, it weighs just 17 pounds, helping keep the nose of the car just a bit lighter.

Fluidyne
www.fluidyne.com

Storage Where You Want It
Ctech's Blackline accessory systems all now feature a "Quickmount" system that allows all of the storage cabinets to be quickly removed from their wall mounts and remounted in another location. This means you can quickly remove specific components from their usual locations inside the race trailer and mount them to the outside within easy reach of your pit space.

Ctech
www.racecabinet.com

Mind Your Language
Racing Radios has taken the concept of in-car cameras to the next level. The company has taken one of Contour's excellent video camera systems and upgraded it so that it can be integrated into your Racing Radios' communication system. Now the camera not only records video as well as ambient audio (track sounds), but it also captures your radio communications with the crew. This can be an excellent tool not only to give friends, family, and sponsors an idea of what it feels like to be behind the wheel and communicating with your crew on race strategy, but it can also help you review and improve how your entire team communicates and works together when the action gets hot.

Racing Radios
www.racingradios.com

Safety Update
Simpson's Voyager Evolution helmet now has the latest Snell SA2010 certification. The Made-in-the-USA helmet is available in standard format, with a rear wing for open cockpit racers or with a top cap for fresh-air systems. The full face design features a large eyeport for plenty of visibility and a new shield pivoting system makes managing the faceshield with racing gloves on even easier.

Simpson
www.teamsimpson.com

MD3 Facelift
Performance Bodies has redesigned its popular MD3 Nose. The new G2 fender has a more defined aerodynamic lip that helps direct airflow over the nose of the car. In addition, the company is also offering newly designed MD3 rockers that are designed to flow with the aerodynamics of the MD3 nose. Available in eight vibrant colors: Black, Chevron Blue, Neon Bright Orange, Neon Fluorescent Yellow, Orange, Red, White, and Yellow.

Performance Bodies
www.performancebodies.com

Adjustable Sway Bar
Coleman's new Adjustable Sway Bar Arms promise to make adjustments to the sway bar pre-load a quick and simple process. Designed for most asphalt racing applications, this bar utilizes a pre-load adjuster on the left side. There's a roller bushing on the left arm, meanwhile, which helps eliminate binding on the lower control arm. Mounts can be had with either 48 or 49 splines to fit the bars in your inventory.

Coleman Racing Products
www.colemanracing.com

Mini-Stock Missile
Race Engineering has long been a go-to resource for Mini Stock racers, and its latest offering looks to give racers a serious power boost. Given the increasing scarcity of Ford's 2.3-liter four-cylinder head (commonly found on Pintos, Fox Mustangs, and Rangers), many racing classes require only a stock replacement head. Race Engineering's cast-iron 2.3 cylinder head fits that bill but with a definite performance twist. Updated combustion chambers improve the quality of combustion and new intake ports can flow as much as 218.8 cfm right out of the box. There are also improvements that make this head much more durable in racing applications compared to the stock head, including a thicker deck and reinforced cam towers.

Race Engineering
www.raceeng.com

Billet Wide-Five
Joe's Racing Products displayed a prototype of its billet wide-five hub last year, but the finished product is finally available to racers now. A billet hub sounds expensive but actually has a very real benefit versus cast hubs. The billet aluminum hub isn't as brittle as a casting, and can withstand more shock in the event of a hard hit to the rearend. This probably won't save the hub, but it can be enough to protect other rearend and chassis components versus a cast hub which will break away quickly and allow the forces of impact to be transmitted to other components. The JRP design also uses a unique seal retainer with an O-ring on one side and a C-clip on the other. This allows the seal to be removed and reused multiple times, which can be a money saver for teams using low-bearing systems that require lots of maintenance. The seal system also allows you to run your hubs oil-filled or with the standard greased setup.

Joe's Racing Products
www.joesracing.com

Improved Information
No matter how smart you are, "idiot lights" can provide a real benefit to just about any racer. After all, it's a lot easier to spot a light coming on in the heat of a race than it is to read your gauges and interpret what the numbers mean. Now Quick Car's upgraded LED gauge panels make the entire gauge an idiot light.

By using an LED ring around the gauge that can change color, the lighted gauges flash to red when there's a problem, alerting you immediately and in a manner that's difficult to miss, even when racing fender-to-fender with the competition. The gauges are also mounted in rubber grommets that provide additional resistance to vibration than traditional hard-mounting systems. And best of all, the system's made in the USA.

Quick Car
www.quickcar.net

Holy Roller Rods
Scat may have just given birth to the latest design trend when it comes to lightweight connecting rods. Scat's engineers determined that there is more material than necessary underneath the journal end of practically every rod in existence. So to get rid of some of that weight in its new 4340 Ultra Light connecting rod, Scat simply drilled a hole in the middle of the beam. This hole cuts 20 grams from the rod's weight without sacrificing strength.

Scat Crankshafts
www.scatcrankshafts.com

Accurate Stagger
Starrett is a widely recognized name in the shops of race engine builders nationwide, but now the company is moving to the pit area too. Starrett's Stagger Pro 1000 brings a level of accuracy to tire specialists they've never before enjoyed. Instead of relying on a tape measure and a notepad, this tool requires a crew member to simply place the gauge around the tire, press a button then move to the other side of the car and repeat. The computer in the gauge automatically calculates tire diameters and the stagger difference at each corner—eliminating costly mental errors that seem to happen all too often when making last minute changes and adjustments.

Starrett
www.starrett.com

3-N-1
Tilton's Three Chamber plastic reservoir makes mounting your brake and clutch master cylinders underneath the dash a lot easier. This new unit is based on the popular billet aluminum design but made from plastic to reduce costs. The three combined, but separate, reservoirs, feature a fiber-reinforced plastic construction for strength and a removable O-ring lid for easy access and maintenance. Tilton's own funnel-type baffle in the lid provides ventilation for equalized air pressure without allowing brake fluid to splash out of the container. The system is available in two styles to work with either push-on or AN-style lines.

Tilton Engineering
www.tiltonracing.com

Powered By Cold
Cool Shirt's latest innovation is a cooling system that pulls no power from your car's electrical system. The new Dry-Cool system is powered by the cold in the system itself. You simply load the canister with dry ice and as the ice evaporates it pumps the coolant through the Cool Shirt. Cool Shirt says the Dry-Cool system provides air that's 20 degrees cooler than any system on the market today. There's also a dry-ice-powered cooling system to cool gear oil for race cars that don't have a good mounting location for traditional radiator-style coolers.

Cool Shirt
www.coolshirt.net

Easy Gauge
Here's a tool you'll probably never think you need until you see it in action. Longacre's new height checking gauge promises to make chassis height checks quicker, more accurate, and less dirty. By placing the tape measure inside this aluminum housing, chassis height checks no longer require crawling underneath the race car. The gauge can be zero'd out to any height for quick height comparisons at different points on the car, and a magnet holds the tape in place while you make notes.

Longacre Racing Products
www.longacreracing.com

Adjustable Bumpstops
Steel Rubber Products has a new pre-load adjustable bumpstop system that allows you to adjust the pre-load of your bumpstop stacks to alter the effective rate of the bumpstops without having to carry around a bunch of different bump rubbers. This also allows you to fine-tune your travel without affecting the timing of your stop engagement or even the air gap. The pre-load adjustable bumpstop system also increases the available compliance by allowing the use of softer bumpstops while still limiting wheel travel. For more on this product check out Bob Bolles' story, "Understanding Bumpstops" on page 42 of this issue.

Steele Rubber Products
www.springrubber.com

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