VORTEXVALVE(TM) RACERS USE FUEL-SAVER DEVICE TO DOMINATE PIKES PEAK HILL CLIMB
Dateline: July 12, 2006 ... Pikes Peak, CO
Contact Name: Spencer Robley, Air Synergy Labs, Inc.
Contact Phone: 800-217-4640
Web Address: http://www.vortexvalve.com
Racers Use Performance-Enhancing Fuel-Saver Device To Dominate
Pikes Peak Hill Climb...Winning 6 First Place Trophies.
PIKES PEAK, CO - July 12, 2006 - The 84th running of the Pikes Peak
International Hill Climb was dominated this year by drivers who
used an ingeniously simple, performance enhancing fuel-saver
device called the VortexValve, manufactured by Air Synergy
Labs, Inc. located in Las Vegas, NV.
The historic Open Wheel Division, which has been run since 1916
and has been won by such famous drivers as Mario Andretti, Al
Unser and Bobby Unser was won this year by former NASCAR driver,
Wally Dallenbach, son of the legendary Indy 500 racer.
Dallenbach drove car #17, a Wells Coyote running a 700 horsepower
Chevy V8. He said the VortexValve installed on his carburetor
gave him "plenty of low-end torque coming out of the corners."
Dallenbach's brother, Paul Dallenbach, placed second behind him in
the Open Wheel Division, driving car #98 powered by a 406 cubic
inch Chevy equipped with eight VortexValves that put out close
to 750 horsepower. Prior to the race, the chassis dyno at
Greeley Automotive Machine, in Greeley, CO measured the Vortex
Valves as adding more than 30 foot pounds of torque at 3,500
RPM. Torque is what driver's need when coming out of any one
of the 156 turns they have to negotiate on the way up at Pikes
Peak. Dallenbach commented, "My car had plenty of power - more
power than we can put to the ground." According to the younger
Dallenbach, the only reason his brother beat him was that he
got stuck momentarily in the mud in the last two-mile stretch.
Eight-time winner, Mike Ryan, won the big rig Truck Exhibition
Division again this year, driving a Freightliner powered by a 12
litre Mercedes twin turbo V6 with 1,250 horsepower and nearly
3,000 foot pounds of torque. Running a VortexValve for the
first time in this race, Mike set a new record, breaking his old
record by 3 full seconds. "I could really feel the
VortexValve coming out of the curves - it felt like more
snap," he said. Ryan also runs VortexValve's in his
Freightliner Century Class powered by a Detroit Diesel Series 60,
which is the hauler for his race truck.
Canadian, Jim Goertz set a new record for the Quad Division.
Driving #84, Jim said his quad was strong through the lower half
of the course. He credits the VortexValve with providing a
good amount of extra mid-range torque and said that despite the
fact the upper half of the course was covered with loose gravel
the increased torque and traction made it easier to navigate.
This is Goertz' first victory in this event.
In addition to the above victories, three motorcycles equipped
with VortexValves won their respective divisions.
The Pikes Peak International Hillclimb (PPIHC) is an annual
tarmac/gravel automobile and motorcycle hillclimb to the summit
of Pikes Peak in Colorado, a distance of 12.42 miles. With more
than 156 turns, 42 to the Finish Line which is atop the Peak at
14,110 feet, it's no wonder why this is called the "Race to
The PPHIC is a race sanctioned by Rally America. Drivers from
around the world challenge each other in this annual race for the
Penrose Trophy. Racing up the mountain at speeds exceeding 120
MPH, around blind curves and on loose gravel, each driver races
against the clock.
The second oldest race in the USA (the Indy 500 is the oldest),
the PPHIC has taken place since 1916 and is currently contested
by four classes of cars (Super Stock Car, Unlimited, Open Wheel,
Open Stock Car, and Exhibition), seven classes of motorcycle
(Quads, 250cc, 450cc, 750cc, SuperMoto, Vintage, and Sidecars),
and modified trucks. There are often numerous new classes tried
and discarded year-to-year. On average there are 150 competitors.
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the highest and
arguably the most spectacular hill climb in the world.
For more information or to schedule an interview with
Spencer Robley, CEO, Air Synergy Labs, Inc.
Please call: 800-217-4640 or
Email Spencer at Spencer@vortexvalve.com
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