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AJPE Doubles Down on Lowmad Partnership, Supplies Second AJPE 5300 Combo to Accelerate R&D Program

The 2016 season provided a lot of insight into the potential of the Alan Johnson Performance 5300 Hemi power plant. The combo sparked a great deal of interest to open the season, as the innovative engine found the Winner's Circle and then blasted past the 210 mph mark. Coming off the season's high notes, both crews are looking to accelerate the R&D program on the 5300 to put it into mainstream Pro Modified for 2017.

For the 2017 & 2018 seasons, the AJPE Team will be providing the Lowmad with a second AJPE 5300 combination. The introduction of a second 5300 engine into the mix gives both teams the ammo needed to fully develop this program at a high level. In addition to building and preparing the second engine, the AJPE Team has been hard at work on the development side of the 5300. The new engine will tip the scales roughly 25 pounds lighter than the original, and incorporate a number of new pieces developed throughout the 2016 season!

Thomas Huddleston, Lowmad Driver, couldn't be more excited for the upcoming season, "The 2016 season was a great year for us. We found the Winner's Circle a few times, and ran some big numbers. For the AJPE Team to recognize that, and want to provide the additional hardware to accelerate this 5300 combination is very exciting. Between the work they've done on the 5300, some work we're doing on the Lowmad, and the added weight for 2017 in various Series’, I think this 5300 can find a home at the front of the pack anywhere we race."

The Lowmad Team is looking to compete in many arenas in 2017. Don't be surprised if you see the historic wagon venture out to events all over the East Coast.

For full details on the Lowmad visit www.TheLowmad.com, and for all products from Alan Johnson Performance Engineering visit www.AlanJohnsonPerformance.com!


Benning Auto Parts and Schaeffer's Oil By Greg Join Lowmad Program for 2017



The Lowmad Team is proud to announce the addition of 2 new Marketing Partners for the 2017 season! Benning Auto Parts and Machine Shop, and Schaeffers Oil by Greg will be supplying high quality lubricants for the historic wagon this upcoming season.


Benning Auto Parts is the oldest continuous full service machine shop in Columbus, GA. Offering a wide variety of skills, the crew at Benning's can handle anything from Street Rods to Diesel Applications, even down to needs you may have with your tractor! In addition to their hands on expertise, Benning Auto Parts also offers a vast supply of performance parts, such as the Schaeffer's Oil which The Lowmad will be sporting in 2017! For more information, check them out at www.BenningAutoParts.com!


The second partner joining forces with The Lowmad this season is Schaeffer's Oil by Greg. Greg Worthington is an avid supporter of the Outlaw Pro Modified scene. You can find him on the starting line nearly every round at event's all over the East Coast. The Lowmad Team is excited to bring him on board with us in 2017!


Lowmad Driver, Thomas Huddleston, couldn't be happier with the new partnership, "It's always exciting to add new Marketing Partners to your program, but it is equally as exciting to add quality partners that truly want to be a part of YOUR program. Greg contacted us earlier this year, and put us in touch with the guys at Benning Auto Parts to put this whole deal together. Greg's excitement for Pro Modified as a whole, along with Roy Park's excitement to be apart of The Lowmad Team has 2017 off to a great start for us!."


For full details on both companies, visit Benning Auto Parts at www.BenningAutoParts.com and Schaeffer's Oil by Greg at www.Facebook.com/SchaeffersOilbyGreg


Huddleston Goes 2 for 2 at Memphis, Lowmad Takes 63rd Annual World Series of Drag Racing Victory

The Lowmad thundered back onto the scene this past weekend at the 63rd Annual World Series of Drag Racing held at Memphis International Raceway. After missing the past few events due to mechanical issues out of the team's hands, the historic wagon returned with familiar parts and had familiar results!

While the fan attendance wasn't what many had hoped, the show put on by the racers was undeniably great. A strong group of nitro competitiors, nostalgia racing at its best, and a field full of hitters in the Pro Modified category made for exciting on track action. In their return event, Thomas Huddleston and The Lowmad jumped into the middle of the action right off the bat in qualifying. In the first full pass on the new engine and blower combination, the Lowmad threw down a nice 3.81 in 140+ degree track temps to land in the #4 spot when qualifying was completed.

Saturday's action would be equally as hot both on and off the track. Consistency would prove to be the name of the game on this day. After getting through the first 2 rounds of competition with nice 3.80 and 3.81 runs, the Lowmad paired up with #1 qualifier Mike Recchia in the semi's. Both Thomas and Mike were all over the tree with .025 and .027 lights respectively, but The Lowmad's 3.85 would prove to be to much and grabbed the slot in the final round! In the finals, it was a pair of familiar hot rods as Huddleston brought the Lowmad up against Southern hitter John Sullivan. Another consistent run would park the Lowmad in the Winner's Circle as a 3.86 grabbed the victory!

Lowmad driver Thomas Huddleston was thrilled with the weekend's outcome, "It was a great weekend for the Lowmad Team. To be back out in our hot rod after the past few events was a lot of fun. Being able to take this many new pieces and grab the win at such a historic event was even more incredible! Looks like The Lowmad has a favorite track here in Memphis."

As always, The Lowmad Team would like to thank their honest and loyal Marketing Partners: Huddleston Performance, PTC Converters, Butler Performance, DragCoverage.com, Over Kill Motorsports, and Hoosier Tires.

The Lowmad will be in action again September 9-10 at Montgomery Raceway Park for the next stop of the ProModifieds.us Southern Shootout Tour!

Lowmad Set To Return at World Series of Drag Racing, Looking for Second Win of Season at Memphis International Raceway

For the past few Southern Outlaw events, The Lowmad has been missing in action due to influences outside of the team's control. Thanks to David and Michael Elsberry, the Huddleston Family has been able to continue racing while eliminating the issues plaguing the historic wagon. However, that all is set to change as the Lowmad will make its return to action next weekend at Memphis International Raceway for the longest running American drag race, the World Series of Drag Racing!

The return couldn't come soon enough for the historic wagon, as Memphis International Raceway is a favorite of both the screw blown wagon and the Huddleston Family. The site of their first win in Pro Modified earlier this season at MIR, the team is eager to get The Lowmad back to her winning ways as quickly as possible!

The upcoming World Series of Drag Racing is an exciting opportunity for Lowmad Driver Thomas Huddleston, "We are pumped to get back out with our own hot rod. We can't thank the Elsberry Family enough for their generosity, but nothing compares to racing this wagon! The crew at MIR has put together an awesome event with the World Series, we are looking forward to racing in front of a huge crowd and enjoying some nitro cars while we run. Hopefully we can bring another win back to Middle Tennessee!"

As always, The Lowmad Team would like to thank all of their marketing partners who make it possible: Huddleston Performance, PTC Converters, Butler Performance, DragCoverage.com, Hoosier Tires, and Overkill Motorsports.

The World Series of Drag Racing takes place August 26-27 at Memphis International Raceway. Come check out The Lowmad live, along with nitro cars and more Pro Modifieds!

Thomas Huddleston Wins Glass Doctor Showdown in Elsberry Loaned 57 Chevy

As the Glass Doctor Showdown at Huntsville Dragway drew near this past weekend, the Huddleston Family prepped their Huddleston Performance Lowmad for battle. At the last hour they discovered issues with the iconic machine that would put them out of competition for the weekend. As luck would have it, David Elsberry's rece...ntly acquired Screw Blown 1957 Chevy was available and he was gracious enough to loan it to Thomas Huddleston to compete for the weekend.

The newly formed partnership came with a lot of unknown variables to start the weekend, as the new car had not made a full pull in testing prior to the event. Friday would prove to have gremlins as the Huddleston Family and young crew chief Michael Elsberry would fight off small issues. However, by the end of Friday evening the team had found a number of answers and Saturday's race would be a much different story.

Saturday morning Thomas came to the starting line against current #2 in the Southern Outlaw points, Tim Segars. When the ambers lit, Thomas jumped to a sizeable advantage with his .014 light to Segars .062. That would prove to be enough, as the 57 Chevy thundered to a 3.98 in its first full run to edge out Segars 3.95 elapsed time. In the finals it would be the young team coming up against the current #1 qualifier, John Sullivan. Huddleston would be all over the tree again as he got out of the gate first with a .031 light. Crew chief Michael Elsberry stepped on the tune-up, giving Thomas a nice 3.91 to beat out Sullivan's quicker 3.87 for the race win!

The Huddleston Family would like to personally thank both David Elsberry and Michael Elsberry for their over the top efforts in taking home the Glass Doctor Showdown victory!

Huddleston Performance Lowmad Debuts AJPE 5300 Combo, Finds Winner's Circle at Memphis Super Chevy Show

The Huddleston Family came into their opening race of the season with more questions than answers, entering the Memphis Super Chevy Show with a brand new AJPE 5300 engine between the historic wagon's framerails. As the weekend went on, the answers became more clear until they found themselves sitting in the Winner's Circle on the new combinations maiden trip into competition!

The weekend began promising as Thomas Huddleston put the Lowmad in the #2 qualifying spot with a nice 3.78 run early in qualifying. A conservative approach to the new package would prove to be the key on Sunday. High winds made things difficult for teams, but the Lowmad marched straight down broadway each run to find itself in the final round. The finals saw the Huddleston Team come up against Tim Segars and his Batman Team. It would be over early as Segars left the red light glowing, helping to put the Lowmad in the Winner's Circle for the first time with the Huddleston Team.

Lowmad Driver Thomas Huddleston couldn't have been more excited for the new combos performance and his first Pro Modified victory, "What a great weekend! We came into this deal with realistic expectations, but hopes we could make some noise with this new engine program. To qualify at the top of the pack and bring home the race win in our first outing is unbelievable. I'm excited to get more data on this combination, we have a lot of horsepower we just have to be smart enough to use it. The rest of 2016 should be fun as we figure out this 5300 combination."

The Lowmad Team would like to thank all of their 2016 Marketing Partners: Huddleston Performance, Alan Johnson Performance Engineering, PTC Converters, Butler Performance, OverKill Motorsports, Hoosier Tires, and DragCoverage.com.

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