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NMCA Drag Racing Update
Monday, August 10, 2009:

The ATF Team Wins The Inaugural Nitto Tire NMRA / NMCA All Star Nationals!

The Silver Bullet took the top qualifier spot and stayed on top for the win. Jim Blair's qualifying run of 6.844 @ 202.91 is another class record that he has set. That pass was made in 100+ degree heat and with a less than ideal track surface. reported, "Super Street was struggling during the heat of first round with no 6 second passes from the class, though this was eclipsed in the second round. Current number one qualifier Jim Blair attributes his number one qualifying position to his ability to feel the tricky zMax track during his passes. Jim ran a solid 6.844 @ 202.91 mph. The only other peer to break the 6-second barrier is current number two qualifier Tony Nesbitt with a 6.895 @ 200.35 mph." Blair and Nesbitt went on to face each other in the final... "It was an odd one in Super Street. As the lights went green, Jim Blair stayed still. By 60 feet, Tony Nesbitt's Corvette had made a loud pop that was followed by metal fragments on the track. Since Blair's Mustang didn't come up on the trans-brake, he gave up, that was until he saw what happened to Nesbitt. In an effort to catch the rolling Corvette, Blair stabbed the Procharged Mustang and despite a hairy drive, ended up surpassing Nesbitt for the win. Jim's reaction time -- 2.901."

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Monday, July 20, 2009:

The ATF Team Wins The 4th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA / NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing!

Jim Blair and the ATF crew worked tirelessly leading up to and during the race to bring home the win. The ATF Team drove 2,800 miles (round trip) from ATF headquarters in Davie, FL to Route 66 Dragway in Joilet, IL to compete at this prestigious event. This victory extends Blair's lead in the points standings going into the next event in Charlotte, NC August 6-9. Jim credits the hard work and dedication of The ATF Team. ATF Crew Chief Jason Gatlin and The ATF Crew Mechanics, David Chaples and Daniel Fernandez help Jim keep The Silver Bullet ahead of the herd.

The NMCA's event recap stated, "In Mickey Thompson Super Street 10.5W nine outlaws showed up to do battle, but former class champion Jim Blair was the one who came out on top. After taking out Jill Hicks with an incredible 6.80 run, Blair went on to beat Tony Nesbitt with a 6.94 run. In the semis Blair was set to face Mike Yedgarian, but when the tree came down Yedgarian went red by -.008 as Blair nailed a .013 and posted a 7.15. Frank Mewshaw, who had been running well on his side of the ladder, was supposed to face Blair for the final, but couldn’t make the call, handing the win to the former class champion."

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Thursday, June 4, 2009:

The season opener in Bradenton, FL (March 27-29) was an amazing event where Outlaw 10.5 racer, our very own Jim Blair, earned the win (read more). With the 2nd race at Bowling Green, KY (May 1-3) officially rained out, the ATF team is looking forward to the next NMCA race event at Reading, PA (June 5-7). With the Silver Bullet locked and loaded for competition, the ATF team will make 1,200 mile (each way) the long haul from our headquarters in Davie, FL to the legendary Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, PA. We are looking forward to demonstrating the full power of the Silver Bullet and with some new weaponry on board, the competition better be packin'.

From NMCA's website: "We regret to inform you that the Eighth Annual NOS/NMCA Hot Rod & Muscle Car Nationals originally scheduled for May 1-3, 2009 at Beech Bend Raceway has been cancelled. The recent rainout coupled with very aggressive Beech Bend Raceway, NMRA and NMCA schedules make it virtually impossible for the NMCA to return to Beech Bend Raceway and finalize this event in a reasonable time frame. The Beech Bend event will not be contested however, tech and bonus points will be awarded to all registered competitors who attended the event."

ATF in the News

Fastest Street Car magazine is one of our favorites here at the shop. Much to our surprise on page 16 of the September 2009 issue was, us! ATF thanks FSC for the complement and the recognition.
Be sure to check out Fastest Street Car magazine and their sister publication Race Pages magazine! You can't miss these awesome, information packed magazines as they are literally 10" x 12" big.

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Going Beyond Bulletproof Part 3

Automatic Transmission Factory recently completed its all new billet aluminum Powerglide pump. This milestone was achieved through ATF's dedication to development and Jason Gatlin's ingenuity and hard work. The first of these blue hard anodized CNC'd billet beauties will be used in Jim Blair's 10.5 Outlaw Mustang. The strength and reliability of this new pump will keep the Silver Bullet flying past the competition round after round.
Also new for 2009 is ATF's CNC machined billet steel stator tube. Designed specifically for this pump, the new ATF billet steel stator tube will work with many styles of Powerglide input shafts. If you're running a ringed, ringless or a larger than stock diameter input shaft, the new ATF billet pump and billet stator tube is the hot ticket.
Stay tuned for more information and track results as the ATF Racing team takes their new weapons to the next NMCA race in Reading, PA. The upcoming showdown in Reading will be a wild one for sure! With the last race in Bowling Green, KY canceled due to rain, our team is ready and looking forward to unleashing the Silver Bullet on the 1320.
Be sure to check out all three parts of our Beyond Bullet Proof series.Click here for Part One

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SFI Approved: 2JZ Billet Flywheel and Transmission Adapter

This billet aluminum work of art is part of the ATF 2JZ adapter system. It allows Toyota 2JZ (and 1JZ) Supra owners to swap their factory transmissions for much stronger and more plentiful GM tranmissions. ATF's adapter system allows the use of any GM torque converter which opens up a wide world of performance combinations. One of the most popular GM transmissions for these conversions is the Turbo 400 (TH-400). ATF builds a badass Stage 3 TH-400 for the Toyota Supra that is rated for 900+ horsepower and easily handles drag racing abuse.
The technicians at The SFI Foundation commented that ATF's flywheel was the nicest that they've ever seen. During their torture testing of ATF's billet aluminum flywheel, SFI spun tested it at varying RPM's starting at 12,000 RPM and climbing as high as 14,000 RPM for a period of several hours. ATF's parts passed the strenuous SFI tests with flying colors earning SFI Specification 29.2. Click here for more information on the ATF 1JZ / 2JZ Billet Aluminum Flywheel and Transmission Adapter System.
ATF designs and manufactures transmission adapters, spacers, flywheels, flexplates (and much more) for a wide variety of applications. Visit our secure online store for more information. If you have any questions, your application is not listed or you need something custom made, let us know how we can help you. ATF Store
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