With a track record that seemingly gets more impressive by the race, the 2012 season in the American Drag Racing League (ADRL) has turned into another impressive showcase for Reher-Morrison Racing Engines.
Drivers choosing the ADRL sponsor as their racing engine in the Pro Nitrous and Aeromotive Fuel Systems Pro Modified class have experienced incredible success, building on the tremendous achievements Reher-Morrison customers have enjoyed in previous years.
In all, seven of the eight Pro Nitrous winners on the 2012 ADRL Tour have relied on Reher-Morrison power, while it is also the racing engine of choice for Pro Modified points leader Mike Castellana, who has already won four races in 2012.
â€œThe whole ADRL experience has been very exciting,â€ David Reher said. â€œWe just strive to make the engine better and all the things that can make the engine better.
â€œAll of the nitrous stuff has basically happened in the last six years, and the ADRL has become a very good platform for it, and I have very much enjoyed it. Iâ€™m real proud of what weâ€™ve done and weâ€™ve got a lot of good customers.â€
Entering this weekendâ€™s ADRL Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags VI presented by Mickey Thompson at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, the top five drivers in the Pro Nitrous points standings all use Reher-Morrison Racing Engines, including Bob Rahaim, Doug Riesterer and Rickie Jones, who have combined for six wins, 10 final appearances and are the top three in the points chase.
Now in its third year of working closely with the ADRL and its drivers, Reher-Morrison has continually made remarkable advances in performance and technology, helping lead to unbelievable racing performances.
Both Riesterer and Rahaim have gone in the 3.70s this year, with Riesterer going as quick as 3.75, and Mike Castellanaâ€™s 3.82 from July was the quickest run in the history of the Pro Modified class.
It serves as a tribute for the immense work Reher-Morrison puts into its products, but also the tight-knit relationship it has with all of its customers.
â€œI need to give credit to having a lot of good people to work with over the years. The guys at the shop, I couldnâ€™t do it without them,â€ Reher said. â€œI guess you would have to say Iâ€™m living the dream.
â€œItâ€™s a really good group of people to work with (in the ADRL). Everybody out there that is actively running is striving to do the best they can, and any improvements you can make they definitely want. But at the same time, I have to credit the racers with making the whole thing go. The racers are the backbone of this whole deal and I definitely appreciatethe opportunity to work with them.â€
In addition to being a tremendous supporter of the ADRL, Reher-Morrison is always on the cutting edge when it comes to innovation and new products.
For the 2012 season, Reher-Morrison had new items in the work regarding engine blocks and cylinder heads, and no engine leaves their Arlington, Texas shop without a Dyno run, making their dependability has been nearly unmatched in the industry.
â€œWeâ€™re working on a new engine program right now,â€ Reher said. â€œItâ€™s going to be a little different cylinder heads, a little different valve locations and thereâ€™s a number of things weâ€™re working on. Youâ€™re always trying to make things better and weâ€™re going to have a whole new engine for next year, and Iâ€™m definitely looking forward to that.
The Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags VI presented by Mickey Thompson takes place on Sept. 28-29 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. It is the ninth of 10 races on the 2012 ADRL Tour. For ticket information, visit www.adrl.us or www.summitmotorsportspark.com.
(Photos by ADRL/Richards)