With the 42nd Annual Snowball Derby in the rear view mirror the Moose headed to Orlando Florida for the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show. The PRI show features over 1,200 racing exhibitors in a million square foot convention center. Our team has been attending the show for years, in order to find new equipment and an opportunity to meet with the vendors we talk to by phone all year long. G-Force, VDL Carburetors, Hans, CV Products, Brakeman Brakes, Gale Force Suspensions, Penske, Quartermaster, ISP Seats, Gibbs Racing Oil, Intercomp, Longacre, Racing Electronics, Pitboxes.com, Champion Systems and Hedman Headers are just a few of the vendors at the show that we use on our G-Force Fusion every day.
Having the chance to talk with our suppliers face to face gives us an opportunity to discuss issues we've had during the year and new technology they may have developed or are developing that we can use in the future. When we bought Midnight earlier this year, we inherited a set of Brakeman brakes on our car. Brakeman brakes are some of the best in business but are not well known in this area. The brakes have worked flawlessly and meeting with the folks at Brakeman was high on our list. The show gave us an opportunity to meet with Warren Gilliland, CEO Brakeman Brakes in person.
Our meeting gave us an opportunity to get advice and tips on how to make our car go faster not just from the company, but from the man who designed them. Like the MasterCard commercial "priceless". While it is the "off season" there is no time for rest, the Moose and some of our Max Force team will be headed to Daytona International Speedway to help Grant Enfinger test for the ARCA ReMax series race in February.
Thomas: "The PRI show is incredible, you really can't see it all in 2 days. I always enjoy dropping by the G-Force booth and seeing all the new gear they will be launching in 2010. They always have cool equipment in development to help racers. I really appreciate Mr. Warren (Gilliland) spending so much time with us talking about our brake system. The new air box from 5-Star is cutting edge and the design will help solve a problem we deal with almost weekly. So many products so little time."