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
Benning Auto Parts and Machine Shop,
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
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 full details on both companies,
visit Benning Auto Parts at
and Schaeffer's Oil by Greg at
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:
Over Kill Motorsports, and
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
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!
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!
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!"
always, The Lowmad Team would like to thank all of their
marketing partners who make it possible:
Hoosier Tires, and
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!
Huddleston Wins Glass Doctor Showdown in Elsberry Loaned 57
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
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
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!
Performance Lowmad Debuts AJPE 5300 Combo, Finds Winner's
Circle at Memphis Super Chevy Show
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
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
Alan Johnson Performance Engineering,
Hoosier Tires, and