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O’Neal Expands Partner Roster for 2021 and beyond

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Evansville, IN – June 18, 2021– Litens High Performance, an Original Equipment leader in automotive tensioning products for domestic and import vehicles, announced today that they had entered a relationship with NHRA Top Sportsman drag racer Don O’Neal.

For the past year, O’Neal has been testing a tensioning Kit developed by Litens for use with the Magnuson supercharger in O’Neal’s 2017 Camaro. Litens High Performance will soon be offering this kit to the public in their line of high-performance belt drive products.
With over 40 years of experience developing accessory drive and vibration control products, Litens has the people, know-how, equipment, and products to do the job right. In the extreme environments of the high-performance world, this becomes even more critical. With Litens High-Performance products, you get parts you can rely on and a name you can trust!

O’Neal, who finished seventh and eighth in the NHRA’s national Top Sportsman standings in 2017 and 2018, will compete with a 427 prepared by Oakley Engine Performance. His race car, a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro, will be powered by a Magnuson supercharged Chevrolet 427 LS engine utilizing the Litens High-Performance LS tensioning kit and VP Racing Fuels. In addition, the engine will use a set of NGK racing spark plugs and NTK Sensors.

“I prefer Litens based technology and resources to develop what is needed to make horsepower, that we need,” O’Neal said. “We don’t have time for any mechanical failures; we need our belts to stay tight and on the engine so that we can complete the run. With the stock system, we could get two, maybe three runs before we would need to replace components. This new system has allowed us to pull off 30 to 35 successful passes without changing a thing!”

O’Neal’s new car, branded with Litens livery, will be unveiled at NHRA Camping World 15th Annual Summit-Racing Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park on June 25th weekend in Norwalk, OH, kicking off an aggressive racing schedule for the next five months.
“Drag racing has become technology-driven,” O’Neal went on to say. “Power transmission we can count on is paramount in today’s high-performance world.”

Top Sportsman cars are among the most interesting in all drag racing from a technical standpoint. The rules allow for supercharged, turbocharged, and nitrous oxide-injected engines. The vehicles are full-bodied and typically complete their quarter-mile pass in seven seconds or less, routinely surpassing 200 miles per hour. The Top Sportsman category is part of the NHRA’s Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series for sportsman racers. It is among the fastest categories in sportsman drag racing.

O’Neal said, “We made the switch from the factory setup to Litens to gain more control over the belt during the run. This new engine/vehicle combination is an opportunity for us to communicate the product message, the brand story of our partners, and their OEM quality to everyday people. It’s our goal to help create customer loyalty for Litens. These are products we’ll be putting into play, and they’re also products everyday people use in their own vehicles.”

One racer who has already made it to the Winner’s Circle with the Tensioner Kit is David Barton, who has scored 2 Wally’s utilizing the kit in 2021. The collaboration between Barton, O’Neal, and Litens is paying dividends, and O’Neal is ready to get his going in 2021.

Keep up with Don O’Neal during the year on social media:
Don O’Neal Racing on Facebook
Don O’Neal Racing on Instagram
Don O’Neal Racing on Twitter

About Litens High Performance

Litens Automotive Group is a respected leader serving the global automotive industry. We are a company founded on innovation, with numerous patents (including the “first-ever” accessory drive automatic belt tensioner) that revolutionized the design and efficiency of modern automotive powertrains.

For nearly 40 years, our commitment to excellence has earned us a reputation for providing reliable, highly engineered solutions to every major global OEM. Our scope and depth of capabilities allow us to have extensive control over the entire product realization process to ensure that our parts are designed and produced to the highest quality, function, robustness, and most competitive cost. Our commitment to excellence is recognized through numerous customer awards for engineering, value, manufacturing, quality, and delivery.

Streetway Marketing & Media LLC represents drivers in the motorsports market. Streetway develops business, marketing, and public relations programs for companies in recreational vehicles, motorsports, and consumer goods.

Media Contact:
Don O’Neal
Director of Motorsports
910-237-3825
don@streetwaymedia.com

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Original Equal-i-zer Hitch joins Streetway Marketing and JB Strassweg

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(06-17-21) Evansville, IN – 2020 was a challenging year on and off the track for the motorsport’s world; however, it ended with a Top 5 finish for JB Strassweg in Top Dragster and a new partner 2021 and beyond, The Original Equal-i-zer Sway Control Hitch.

“We ended 2020 with solid performances on the track, and we are kicking 2021 off with a new partner in Equal-i-zer Hitch, along with Meyer Distributing.” Strassweg continued, “Equal-i-zer is a great American Family-owned company. We sell them every day in our store, and they are keeping us safe traveling across the country; we are ready to educate fans and racers on Equal-i-zer,” Strassweg stated.

JB Strassweg, CEO of Basden’s American RV, spends weekends traveling across the country driving his Meyer Distributing Top Dragster at over 210 miles per hour. Strassweg’s 2020 Miller stands out as one of the quickest and fastest Nitrous cars in the country for Top Dragster. Adding the Equal-i-zer livery with the Meyer Distributing colors will make one eye-catching ride chasing a National Championship in the Camping World NHRA Series.

“We are over the moon excited to have the Equal-i-zer brand on board; Meyer customers can order Equal-i-zer, you can order online, and you can call us up and order the Equal-i-zer products. The ability to haul the weights we do across America; it is a comfort to have the security of Equal-i-zer on the job.” Strassweg concluded.

“This new partnership is an amazing opportunity for us as we showcase the Original Equal-i-zer hitch in this new arena,” says Rich Elliott, Director of Sales and Marketing at The Original Equal-i-zer hitch. “We are happy to join a team with a history of exceptional performance, as that matches our level of commitment to create the safest hitch in America.”

JB will debut the Meyer Distributing and Equal-i-zer Hitch Top Dragster at the NHRA Summit Nationals in Norwalk, OH, on June 25th weekend; this will kick off the points chase for the Streetway Marketing team for 2021.

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About (Equal-i-zer)

First built in 1947 in Salt Lake City, the Original Equal-i-zer® Sway Control Hitch is the pioneer in weight distribution and sway control trailer hitches in America. Manufactured in the USA, it is the only hitch with Integrated 4-Point Sway Control™️, an advanced system that integrates sway control and weight distribution into one unit. The result is superior sway control performance, excellent weight distribution, exceptional quality, and ease of use.

The Equal-i-zer hitch transfers trailer tongue weight back to the axles of the tow vehicle and acts like a bridge that alleviates the load being put on the rear axle and distributes it back to the front axle of the tow vehicle. This action helps keep the tires on the road, which gives improved steering, braking control, and helps reduce stressful towing situations, and works to keep you safer on the road.

The Equal-i-zer hitch eliminates the need for add-on sway control devices. With the Equal-i-zer hitch, you can make a tight turn at the gas station or back into your camping spot without disconnecting anything from your hitch. The Equal-i-zer hitch works with almost any RV, horse, cargo, boat, and utility trailer, including trailers with surge brakes. Towing with America’s Favorite Hitch gives you confidence, peace of mind, and the best protection for your journey™.

Streetway Marketing & Media LLC represents drivers in the motorsports market. Streetway develops business, marketing, and public relations programs for companies in recreational vehicles, motorsports, and consumer goods.

Media Contact:
Don O’Neal
Director of Motorsports
910-237-3825
don@streetwaymedia.com