October 25, 2022 (ANAHEIM, CA) Paul Lee, President of the Wharton Automotive Group continues to grow his portfolio with the acquisition of the small diameter racing clutch and drivetrain component line of PowerTrain Technology (PTT) of Algonquin, IL. PTT has a two-decade record of putting drivers in the winners' circle with reliable cutting edge racing clutch and drivetrain products.
PTT will be relocating to McLeod Racing’s facility in Anaheim, CA and the products will be available through McLeod Racing and their worldwide distribution network.
McLeod supported racer Dennis Corn wins NMRA Open Comp Championship
Written by Mary Lendzion Photos by NMRA Staff Dennis Corn is an accomplished and acknowledged racer. He has amassed a number of wins through the years, and he had earned NMRA ARP Open Comp championships in 2016, 2017 and 2019 before entering 2022 with his heart set on earning another one. So the Michigan resident, who works for Roush Engineering and Engine Build Operations, went through his 7.0L Ford engine which was built by the Roush Competition Engines Crew to ensure that everything was exceptional before heading to the NMRA Spring Break Shootout in March at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida. He qualified in the tenth spot out of 31 racers with a .009 reaction time and chose a 9.00 dial for the weekend. He won the first and second rounds of eliminations with a 9.02 and 9.03, and exited eliminations in the third round, with a 9.04, after a very close race. Corn, who rows the gears of a manual transmission from G-Force Racing Transmissions, which is owned by 2022 NMCA Dart NA 10.5 champion Leonard Long, went on to qualify in the eleventh spot out of 31 cars with an .012 reaction time and dialed in at 9.02 at the Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport in April at Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina. He got by the first round of eliminations with a 9.06, followed by the second and third rounds of eliminations with a pair of 9.03s. He lost in the semifinal round of eliminations with a breakout time of 9.01.
During the muscle car era, performance junkies wanted to dump the clutch on their killer four-speed in their new car. Amid those years, the manual transmission was not exclusive to the hot-rodder. It was the standard option in most cars and was a way of life. Automatic transmissions were a luxury that many did not feel was needed.
Now, many enthusiasts want the experience of grabbing gears in their classic, but also want a clutch that doesn’t require enough force to cause leg cramps when holding the pedal. To learn more about clutch design — why some have a harder-to-push pedal than others and selecting the best parts for your need — we reached out to the folks at McLeod to get some insight
March 8, 2022 (ANAHEIM, CA) Import racing star and industry veteran, Lisa Kubo, will join the McLeod Racing family as the Director of Sport Compact Sales. For over 27 years, Kubo has lived and breathed the sport compact lifestyle so it only made sense to bring her on board with McLeod Racing.
Lisa Kubo, the first sport compact FWD driver to break into the seven-second zone, has an immense background in the sport compact world. As a professional drag racer of 12 years, Kubo brings a world of knowledge and connections to help grow and strengthen the McLeod Tuner Series line. And to be part of her journey as she re-emerges on to the scene, McLeod sees the opportunity to grow with race teams and engineers to bring the best products on the market.
The Wharton Automotive Group acquires Silver Sport Transmissions. The Wharton Automotive Group, consisting of McLeod Racing and FTI Performance, is owned by NHRA Nitro Funny Car driver and businessman Paul Lee.
McLeod Racing, the leader in aftermarket driveline components, welcomes Will Baty as an Off-Road and R&D Specialist. Baty is a pillar in the aftermarket industry and will bring his off-road expertise to the Anaheim, CA-based company.