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12886 County Road 1394
Sinton, Texas 78387

Texas Outlaw Pro Mod Association

Gettin it Done

X275 Champ

Big Shout out to Dean Marinis on winning the very competitive X275 class at Lights Out 8. With the help of Santhuff on all 4 corners Dean consistently ran solid numbers on his way to the finals. Then with car working great Dean used his great driving skills to take the win in a tight final.

Great Job!

Gettin it Done

Eric Stubbs

Congrats to Eric Stubbs on taking care of business at North Star Dragway this past weeekend.

Great Job!

Customer News - Posted November 6, 2016

Putting it Down

Marty Stinnett

Marty Stinnett

Big shout out to Marty Stinnett and crew on a very impressive run at the Street Car Super Nationals: Anarchy At The Arch. Stinnett got going with his first three-second run, a 3.97, then later lowered to the new boosted small-block radial record with a 3.929-second blast at 188 mph, with an astounding 1.00 sixty foot time! With Wade from Southern Speed tuning on the car and utilizing Santhuff's on all four corners we expect more of these kind of runs to come.

Great Job!

Customer News - Posted September 10, 2016

Ready for Next Year

Keith Haney

We know Keith is ready for next year after ending his season with strong and consistent runs and can't wait to see what he does next year. The race team is really coming together and we expect big things next year. Keith runs Santhuff's on all four corners.

Great Job!

Customer News - Posted December 5, 2015

Another Champion

Kevin Helms

Santhuff's would like to congratulate Kevin Helms on claiming four event wins in five final round appearances to earn him his fourth NHRA Stock Eliminator World Championship. Kevin took wins twice at national events and twice at divisional events.Helms consistently put the Southland Dodge 2010 Challenger in the top 10 qualifying spots with two #1s, both times at NHRA Lucas Oil Division Series events. Kevin uses Santhuff's on all four corners.

Great Job!

Customer News - Posted November 25, 2015

Outlaw 10.5


Congratulations to Santhuff's customer and dealer George Raygoza on a great season. He is the 2015 Pacific Street Car Association Wild Street 275 champion and the 2015 NMCA outlaw 8.5 champion and record holder. George says the car goes in the 5.00 range on tracks that read 200 in the torque with no traction control just good old Santhuff shocks.

Job well done!

Customer News - Posted October 21, 2015

Outlaw 10.5


Congratulations to Santhuff's customer Chuck Ulsch setting the new record in Outlaw 10.5 with a 3.975 blast at the Cecil Shootout. Chuck also took the win to go along with his new record.

Awesome Job!

Customer News - Posted October 13, 2015

New Record

No Mercy VI

Congratulations to Santhuff's customer and dealer Mickey Tessneer on setting a new record in the Leaf Spring shootout at No Mercy VI. With a car weighing in at over 3500# he ran a 4.528 @ 163.41 with a 1.186 60', and a 3.031 330', then backed that up with a 4.543 @ 163.12 witha a 1.194 60', and a 3.043 330'.

Awesome Job!

Customer News - Posted September 28, 2015

Shakedown Win


Congratulations to Santhuff's customers Butch Kemp on his win at the Shakedown and to runner up Jeff Kinzler in the Ultra Street class. DeWayne Mills continued his hot streak winning the Outlaw Limited Street running 4.00 @ 202mph.

Great Job

Customer News - Posted September 21, 2015

Staying on Top

Ron Rhodes

Fresh off his defense of his MIR track championhip Ron Rhodes headed to the YB Nationals and continued getting it done.Ron Rhodes and Jamie Stanton faced off in a great final with the difference on the tree of .029 and .06 in ET is all that separated the winner in this battle.

Customer News - Posted September 15, 2015 photo courtesy Dragzine


Dewayne Mills

Congratulations to the Golden Gorilla and crew on a impressive performance at the Yellow Bullet Nationals. After qualifing #1 they went on to run the table taking the victory with a killer 3.98 @ 202mph pass.

Great Job

Customer News - Posted September 14, 2015

Getting it Done

Ronny Rhodes

Congratulations to Ronny Rhodes on his Cecil County win this past weekend. He is now one of the fastest ultra street cars out there and I know his dad couldn't be prouder. Thanks for representing our products so well.

Great Job

Customer News - Posted October 9,2014

.997 60ft

Mo Hall

Mo Hall getting after it with a crazy 60ft in OTF.


Customer News - Posted October 9,2014

X275 Win

Mean Dean

Congratulations to Dean Marinis on his X275 win at Cecil this past weekend. Car worked like a bracket car en route to the win.

Hard Work Rewarded

Customer News - Posted October 9,2014

No Mercy V

Ron Rhodes

This past week Ron and I finally got out of the shop and traveled to SGMP for the No Mercy V. We had a little self inflicted trouble getting there, but once we finally arrived we had a great time. We would like to thank all of our customers and supporters that showed up and raced. We got to meet a lot of our customers and talk shop in person which is always nice. The feedback we get is always appreciated and valued good or bad. Multiple customers did very well and we're thrilled to have been there to see it. We also would like to thank everybody that extended their hospitalities and offered us refreshments and food. We hope to make more races in the future and look for forward to meeting new people.

Pictured with Ron Rhodes after his Leaf Spring Win

Customer News - Posted October 1,2014


Ron Rhodes

For those that say you can't, you can. Our friend Ron Rhodes took his small block, leaf springed X275 camaro and went out and laid it down. We'll let the time slip do all the talking.

Hard work and dedication rewarded. Great Job!.

Customer News - Posted November 2, 2013


Wade Moody

"Congratulations to Wade Moody and #teamFLOPRO on their 2013 Championship in Pro Stock Diesel at the National Hot Rod Diesel Association World Finals this past weekend. With consistent mid 7's all season, Wade and his team worked hard to finish where they did. Second in national points totals when they arrived in Ennis, they were able to set both a national record at 7.48s 184mph and a world record the following day at 7.46s 186mph. This gave them the points they needed to surpass the competition and take home the championship. Congratulations again!" Photo/Article courtesy of Flo Pro Performance Exhaust

Wade runs Santhuff's on all four corners and we're glad to see his tireless work ethic pay off. Great job Team FloPro.

Customer News - Posted Septemebr 30, 2013


Jason Scruggs

What more can you say. Jason Scruggs again continued to wow ADRL competitors and fans in Houston by laying down some of the fastest passes in Pro Extreme racing. He ran 3.547 at 219.47mph, then later running a record setting 3.527 at 218.34mph setting both ends of the record. Glad to see all that hard work paying off and can't wait to see what the 2014 season brings.

Santhuff's is proud to be a part of Scruggs Racing. Great job Team Scruggs.

Customer News - Posted October 20, 2013

X275 Door Wars

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Congratulations to Dean Marinis on his win at MIR. He set a new record for his combination in X275 running a 4.58 @ 156.44 mph. Santhuff's also would like to give Rich Bruder a shout out for making it to the finals and Ron Rhodes for making it to the semis.

Santhuff's would like to recognize and thank all our customers.

Customer News - Posted April 22, 2013


Jason Scruggs

Even though the April 14, Hardee's Georgia Drags VII event got rained out, the Pro Extreme records set during qualifying stand. Big Congratulations to Jason Scruggs, Saltillo, Miss., who set the national speed record at 213.54 mph in his Santhuff equipped '63 Corvette!

Santhuff's would like to recognize and thank all our customers.

Customer News - Posted April 29, 2013

XDRL Opener

Brandon Pesz

This past weekend was big for Brandon Pesz at the Tulsa Raceway Park. Santhuff's would like to congratulate Brandon on being the top qualifier and going on to take the win. Awesome Job!

Santhuff's also would like to thank all the other customers who represented us at the race.

Customer News - Posted April 8, 2013

ADRL Opener

Joey Martin

Santhuff's would like to congratulate Joey Martin on the win and thank all of the Santhuff customers who attended the ADRL opener. Joey started the year with a big win at Rockingham. Joey consitently got from A to B and finished with a 3.67 against defending champion Mick Snyder for the win.

Great Job

Customer News - Posted March 12, 2013

Lights Out 4

Rhodes vs Dean

Fifty seven cars made the call for round one of X275 with Deam Marinis and Ron Rhodes wading through the field to make it a small block vs big block nitrous final. Dean set low ET with a personal best and X275 record 4.631 @ 154.63 to take out number one qualifier Terry Elam in the semi final recording a 1.11 60' on that run. Ron Rhodes came away with the small block nitrous record 4.689 over Taylor Laster in round three after replacing a piston after testing. Special thanks to Santhuff and Mickey Thompson. He also collected the $500 bounty from Jason Gatlin at ATF for being the first small block nitrous to run in the 4.60's at an event. Awesome Job!

Santhuff's also would like to thank all the other customers who represented us at the race.

Customer News - Posted February 27, 2013

Summer Drags VIII


Santhuff's would like to congratulate Jason Scruggs and all of the Santhuff customers that raced the Summer Drags VIII. Scruggs had four runs in the 3.60s during eliminations, including a 3.643 in the quarterfinals to get by Tommy D Aprile. It gives Scruggs eight career wins, matching Joshua Hernandez for the most in Pro Extreme history. Bubba Stanton and Doug Riesterer also ran good taking the #1 qualifying spots.

Great Job

Customer News - Posted July 14, 2012

5 Straight

Top Doorslammer

Zappia Runs 5.75 and Wins Fifth Straight Championship. The 2012 Fuchs Winternationals at Willowbank International Raceway, Queensland Australia was the most dramatic event of the year for ANDRA Pro Series Australian Top Doorslammer teams - with inclement weather, extended race days, team withdrawals, and a championship on the line, John Zappia and his Zappia Racing Team claimed the ultimate prize of a fifth straight Top Doorslammer Championship. Zappia top qualified with Australia’s quickest pass – 5.750 @ 250.78 mph, in a field that ended with a 6.007 bump spot over two days of sometimes challenging conditions. “Everything came together on that pass – with excellent conditions for our car. Sticky track and great air suited our high horsepower combo”.

Great Job

Customer News - Posted June 20, 2012

U.S. Drags V


Santhuff's would like to congratulate Doug Riesterer and all of the Santhuff customers that raced at the U.S. Drags V. Doug Riesterer again delivered a masterful performance in Pro Nitrous, winning for the second straight race for the first time in his ADRL career by running an unbelievable 3.75 at 195.11 mph to also beat Burton Auxier, who ran a strong 3.824, for a second straight time. The career-best pass is just off Auxier’s record pass of 3.74 set in 2011 at VMP, and came after some considerable adversity. Riesterer didn’t make a qualifying pass until the final session, just getting into the field with a 4.24. He turned it on late, running a 3.84 and 3.85 to reach the finals, capping off a truly memorable day with the brilliant pass.

Great Job

Customer News - Posted June 26, 2012

ADRL St. Louis

St. Louis

Santhuff's would like to congratulate Doug Riesterer and all of the Santhuff customers that raced at Bristol. Doug showed up Saturday with only one shot to get in the show and did just that. Then he reeled off some consistent runs in the 3.80s on his way to the final. In the finals he met up with Burton Auxier and the gave the fans a great race and it was Doug who came out on top. In Pro Extreme we congratulate Jason Scruggs on his finals appearance again, unfortunately a mechanical issue cost him any kind of run. Santhuff's was well represented once again at the track and we thank all of our customers and continue to wish them best of luck in all upcoming events.

Great Job

Customer News - Posted June 4, 2012

W O W !!!

Rich Bruder

Santhuff's would like to congratulate Rich Bruder on his record shattering run this past weekend going 4.59 in his Mike Modeste tuned mustang. What more can you say than wow!

Awesome Job

Customer News - Posted June 4, 2012

Team Marinis

Dean Marinis

Team Marinis took home the X275 win last weekend during the Midnight Madness at Maryland International Raceway. Dean was running consistent all weekend and ended up breaking the X275 Track & BBNOS record with his 4.69 @ 156 MPH pass in eliminations. Congratulations on all your teams success over the weekend! Picture courtesy of R.W Photography

Great Job

Customer News - Posted May 2012

ADRL Bristol


Santhuff's would like to congratulate Jason Scruggs and all of the Santhuff customers that raced at Bristol. Jason was number 1 qualifier and went on to win the final in the Extreme class besting Tommy D'Aprile who was putting up career best numbers all weekend. In Pro Nitrous Doug Reisterer paced the field thru qualifying but, ran into some problems in eliminations. We know Doug was disappointed not winning with such a strong car but, he was number 1 qualifier and has the car were he wants it. We also would like to give a shout out to Bubba Stanton and the Henson crew for finally getting that car dialed in and running some great numbers all weekend. Santhuff's was well represented once again at the track and we thank all of our customers and continue to wish them best of luck in all upcoming events.

Great Job

Customer News - Posted April 23, 2012

Doug on a Mission

Doug Riesterer

Wow! Doug rolled into Texas Raceway just trying to work some bugs out of the car and boy did he ever. After getting in as an alternate and struggling to find what the car wanted Doug made some adjustments and the car came around. Once Doug got dialed in it was on and Doug made to the finals and stunned everybody by ripping off a 3.759 at 193.49 to turn on the win light. We know Doug has the car loaded and ready heading into Bristol.

Outstanding Job

Customer News - Posted April 15, 2012

Rhodes Wows

Ron Rhodes

Ron Rhodes on a rear leaf spring car ran a 4.81 @ 145mph going 1.13 60' 3.12 330'. Thats just flat getting it done. Congratulations on the pass and glad to see all the hard work has paid off. Click picture to go see video of run.

Outstanding Job

Customer News - Posted April 9, 2012

Great ADRL Finals

World Finals

Santhuff's would like to congratulate Jason Scruggs and all of the Santhuff customers that raced at the World Finals. Jason went on to win the final in the Extreme class while Doug Reisterer ran career best numbers with his nitrous car before having an unfortunate red light. In the legal class Peter Farber made it to the finals and just lost in a very close race. Santhuff's was well represented at the track and would like to thank all of our customers on a great year.

Great Job

Customer News - Posted October 25, 2011

Terry Elam Win

Terry Elam

Terry's car is a car we here at MDRC built and is equipped with your shocks and struts. Santuff shocks and struts are very instrumental to his win at the biggest event of the year for these type cars... At the recent ORTC Valdesta Georgia event Terry won O/L 275 and set the E.T. record. Thanks guys for a superior product and your support for the last 20 years.. Mike Duffy MDRC..

Great Job Terry and Mike

Customer News - Posted October 15, 2011

Booze and Baskin NMCA Champions

Charlie Booze

Charlie Booze Jr. laid down the law at Indy! Booze qualified #1 with a 8.36@159 blowing away Robbie Blankenship's record set in June. He then backed it up during the final round when he rocketed down the track with a new class record pass of 8.359@160.59 (ET Slip) - Heck of a way to end the season!. Congratulations Charlie on the new Record and Championship; Don Baskin also finished the NMCA Season with his second Mean Street Championship! Don qualified #1 at Indy with a 9.89@132 but had troubles during eliminations, regardless he had plenty of points to capture the season championship! Congratulations Don on the 2011 NMCA Mean Street Championship!!!

Great Job

Customer News - Posted October 15, 2011

Fastest Pro Mod Truck

Fast Freddy

How about our Swedish friends running big at the most recent Top Doorslammers event. The qualified #3 with a 6:15 232, then in the semi--final run they ran a new record for a pick-up, 6.10 234. They ended up runner up, but what a great weekend for them.

Great Job

Customer News - Posted October 7, 2011

New Record

David Barton

Congratulations to David Barton and Al Carp on breaking the record in A/SA class. David ran a 9.67 at 137.39 blowing away the old record in the awesome car built by MR2.

Great Job

Customer News - Posted September 25, 2011

Flat Haulin It

John Zappia

Zappia goes 5.777 - quickest Top Doorslammer pass in Australia. Wow! What else can you say, that is just awesome. Once again Zappia is showing why he's the champion.

Great Job

Customer News - Posted September 23, 2011

Scruggs Back in the Mix

Jason Scruggs

Santhuff's would like to congratulate Jason and his team on their recent success. They've had a rough stretch with all the changes to the car, but with the win and career best e.t.s it looks like their going to be back on top very soon.

Great Job

Customer News - Posted September 20, 2011

Record Setting

Richard Sexton

Richard Sexton and Team Mobley are the new Outlaw 10.5 Record Holders after this weekends Ultimate Outlaw Shootout at Maryland International Raceway. Richard recorded the recording breaking pass during the second round of eliminations when he was up against Dale Collins Jr. and ran a 4.140@188.12, breaking Tim Lynch's old record. Sexton went on to the finals and defeated a redlighting TJ Kasper .078 4.159@187.63 vs Kasper's -.002 red 4.451@153.46 taking him to the winners circle. Way to Go Richard & Team Mobley !!! Congratulations on the New Record!

Great Job

Customer News - Posted September 19, 2011

Hoover Shines

ED Hoover

Ed Hoover raced to his first career NHRA Pro Mod victory at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Hoover, defeated New York’s Mike Castellana in the final round of eliminations to claim the victory going 5.958 seconds at 240.51 mph. Hoover’s car was consistent throughout eliminations as he posted victories over Raymond Commisso, top qualifier Khalid Balooshi and Rickie Smith in earlier rounds. In his quarterfinal match with Balooshi, Hoover posted his best time of the weekend with a 5.948 second effort. With the win, Hoover moves into second in the Get Screened America Pro Mod Series point standings, 88 behind series leader Balooshi.

Great Job

Customer News - Posted May 18, 2011

Martin Does It


Well after a dissappointing exit in Houston Joey Martin quickly helped his team forgot as he classed the field in his backyard down in Florida. Unloading the car straight off the trailer he began to throw down passes in the 3.60s going on to the #1 qualifying with a 3.642 at 205.35mph. Then with some help along the way he went on to take the win over Jason Hamstra. Congratulations on a job well done by another Santhuff's user.

Great Job

Customer News - Posted April 18, 2011

Troy Jordan Wins

Blade Runner

The EOPM kicked off the first race of this year with a huge turnout of cars that came to run. The record was broke 3 different times and it was Troy Jordan that finally came out on top after consistently running low 3.90s. Congratulations on the win and keep up the good work EOPM.

Great Job

Customer News - Posted April 11, 2011

Hookin a new Camaro

Shahan Race Cars

Look out Camaro guys, Bobby over at Shahan Race Cars knows how to make them hook as he proved to this customer. With some Santhuff's struts and shocks he was able to use his vast knowledge of cars and get this car to hook so hard it bogged the motor. This car runs in the 11.00 index class and is consistently getting 1.54-1.56 60' times on radial tires.

Great Job

Customer News - Posted April 01, 2011

Heads Up Customers

We here at Santhuff's just want to give everybody a heads up, as always we will continue to rebuild our products when customers feel its time. However it takes alot of time when shocks or struts come in extremely dirty and the springs are still installed, so as of 04/01/11 there will be a $50 clean/ strip charge when we feel its necessary. Please help us out and avoid any extra charges, thanks.

Customer News - Posted March 15, 2011

Heartfelt Condolences

Rest in Peace

We here at Santhuff's were saddened to hear of the loss of Terry Carpenter, the wonderful wife of ADRL Pro Nitrous driver Charles Carpenter. Charles has been a longtime friend of ours and our thoughts and prayers are with them during this tough time.

Customer News - Posted October 28, 2010

Sweedish Friends

Sweedish ProMods

We here at Santhuff's have to give a shout out to some friends from Sweeden. The truck is driven by Fast Freddy who's crew chief Stephan Peterson we got to meet last year at the ADRL World Finals with his friend Johan Samuelsson. These guys liked our products and have been using them with great success. Fast Freddy suffered a serious fire which set them back, but they are now back on track and the truck is really coming around. Johan is continuing to improve his twin turbo Viper and we can only expect more great reports.

Keep Up the Good Work

Customer News - Posted October 27, 2010

Riesterer Wins

Mad Scientist

Well after a tough start to the season Doug has once again showed why he is one of the best. It took alot of hard work and testing for him to regain the handle on his car but, it all payed off at the completion of the ADRL Simpson Dragstock VII when he knocked out some big names on the way to his first win of the year.

Great Job

Customer News - Posted September 27, 2010

Daniels Wins


Jim Daniels had a memorable U.S. Nationals as he used his consistent driving ability and Santhuff equipped car to win over another Santhuff equipped car and tough competitor in David Barton. With both cars running well and Barton even going top MPH for the event it was going to be a great race and it was as Daniels goes 8.560 with a .018 light to Barton's 8.559 with a .027 light. Congratulations to both drivers.

Great Job

Customer News - Posted September 10, 2010

Rhodes Wins


Ron Rhodes capped off a great weekend with another win at ATCO Raceway in the 275 Heads Up Class. With his 414SBC he powered his way to the #1 qualifier spot, then went on to win the race running 5.18 at 136.54. Ron uses our products on all four corners and is quickly letting everybody know they better watch out for this Camaro.

Great Job

Customer News - Posted July 25, 2010

The Dominance Continues

John Zappia was crowned 2009/2010 ANDRA Top Doorslammer Champion last weekend, after he successfully defended his back to back title by winning the final of the Castrol EDGE Winternationals against point's leader Robin Judd, with a 5.817 @ 246.93 mph and reset the National Record with a blistering 5.805 @ 246.08 in his semi-final win against Ben Bray. "I love it when a plan comes together" said a jubilant Zappia, "We set some pretty high goals going into the last event, and to almost achieve them all is a testimony to the maturity and standard of our team. We aim high, and work hard at a lot of one percent details on the car and thankfully most of them actually work". Zap Top Qualified after running 5.866 @ 241.07mph, 5.831 @ 245.90mph and 5.810 @ 247.02mph. In the first round Zap had an easy win against Bishop who tried to gamble on the starter's finger and ended up with a massive red light and Zap running 5.852 @ 244.52mph in the Striker "Crusher" Monaro. Round two saw Zap put away Benny the Kid Bray with a 5.805 @ 246.08mph - resetting the National ET record. The Final saw Zap with a hole shot over Juddy and win with another "five Eight" - his sixth for the event - 5.817 @ 246.93mph and confirm his status as Australia's king of doorslammer tuning and driving. Zap is also $12,000 richer as winner of the Karcher Tri-State Shootout. The $20,000 prize money is shared between the top three competitors in the Shootout with a breakdown of $12,000, $5000 and $3000. Holding his two ANDRA Gold Christmas Trees and the $20,000 Karcher cheque, John Zappia was all smiles.

John Zappia:

2009/2010 Australia ANDRA Top Doorslammer Champion

2009/2010 Winternationals Top Doorslammer Winner

2009/2010 Winternationals Top Doorslammer Top Qualifier

2009/2010 Karcher Tri-state Shootout Winner

ANDRA Top Doorslammer National Record Holder 5.805

2009/2010 Perth Motorplex Top Comp Champion

Outstanding Job

Customer News - Posted June 21, 2010

Another Win


Marty Rinehart, Jr. raced his way through seven rounds of competition at the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Maple Grove Raceway to score his latest win in the Santhuff-equipped Guest & Rinehart Super Stock Camaro. Marty's opponent in the final, the always-tough Jack Sepanek, uncharacteristically fouled out while Marty ran 9.911 at 135.25.

Outstanding Job Team Rinehart

Customer News - Posted June 5, 2010

PSCA Vegas Win

John Scialpi

Santhuff's would like to congratulate long time customer and friend John Scialpi on his PSCA Pro Street win in Las Vegas. John and his 57 consistently powered down the track en route to the win, which was the first win by a blower car in that class.

Outstanding Job Team Red Line

Customer News - Posted May 8, 2010

Santhuff Customers In Finals Again

ADRL Finals

Santhuff's would like to congratulate all of our customers who attended the ADRL in Valdosta, we were well represented at the track. Our stuff was in the finals on Stott's car in Pro Extreme and Carpenter's car in Pro nitrous. The racing was great with Santhuff cars running good all weekend. Stott and Carpenter both did what they do best, consistently getting down the track and going rounds.

Outstanding Job All Santhuff Customers

Customer News - Posted April 30, 2010

Zappia's Dominance Continues

John Zappia wowed the crowd this past weekend with the fastest pass by a legal weight doorslammer running a 5.81 then backing it up with a 5.81 to reset the ANDRA record. He also went on to beat Robin Judd in the finals who also uses Santhuff on all four corners. These guys are definitely on their game and continue to prove there the ones to beat.

Outstanding Job Guys

Customer News - Posted March 1, 2010

Heads Up Hemi Lovers


Santhuff's would like to formally introduce the Drag Pack shocks. With the help of Mike Roth at MR2 Performance we were able to build and test these shocks. The results were outstanding and the word spread quickly. With consistency and quality our trademarks these shocks are guaranteed to impress.

Feel free to call with any questions.

Customer News - Posted January, 2010

ORSCA Outlaw 10.5 Champ

ADRL Finals

Santhuff's would like to congratulate Carlos Zaldivar, Bill Futch and team on their ORSCA championship. The team had a great year laying down some big numbers including going 4.24 at 184mph at Steele, AL. The corvette runs Santhuff's on all four corners and we bet this car is going to continue to make headlines.

Outstanding Job Team CZR

Customer News - Posted November 26, 2009

Well Represented

ADRL Finals

Santhuff's would like to congratulate all of our customers who attended the ADRL Finals in Texas, we were well represented at the track. Our stuff was in the finals on both cars in Pro Extreme, Carpenters car in Pro nitrous, and Ulschs car in 10.5. The racing was great with Santhuff cars running good all weekend. In the finals Santhuff newcomer Alex Hossler in his Duncan built car layed down a 3.73 at 202.48, just edging a tough to beat Quain Stott with a 3.75 at 205.57. Carpenter did what he does best, he consistently layed down passes in the 3.90s and capitalized on mistakes by other drivers all while nursing a wounded motor. Although Balooshi won Carpenter made him earn it, great job. In 10.5 Chuck Ulsh was just on a mission avenging a tough loss in the battle of the belts. He cosistently ran passes in the 3s all weekend. We are also glad to hear Jason Hamstra is ok and will race again.

Oustanding Job All Santhuff Customers

Customer News - Posted October 26, 2009

One Fast Hemi

Jim Daniels

Congratulations to Jim Daniels on his win at the Mopar HEMI Challenge at The Dutch in his 1968 Dart by beating David Barton in the final Sunday afternoon at Maple Grove Raceway. He also set the NHRA Super Stock Hemi Record with a pass of 8.273 at 159.72mph. Both Jim and David run with Santhuff's on all four corners. With these guys on their game we expect more records to fall.

Oustanding Job Guys

Customer News - Posted October 26, 2009

Mustang Mike is the Man

Mike Modeste

Congratulations to Mustang Mike on his awesome record breaking run with Santhuff's on all four corners. Mike ran a 6.92 at 196 mph with a 1.186 60' 3.067 330' 4.530 1/8 on drag radials. We have a feeling Mike is going to continue to break records with his Mustang.

Oustanding Job Guys

Customer News - Posted October 8, 2009

Zappia and Judd Just Awesome

John Zappia and Robin Judd wowed the crowd this past weekend with the fastest side by side 1/4 mile race in Australia history. Judd got the win 5.857 @ 245.6 mph to Zap's 5.875 @ 243.4 -Santhuff's would like to congratulate both Judd on his big win and Zappia for picking up right were he left off with a just repaired car. Both drivers use Santhuff on all four corners.

Oustanding Job Guys

Customer News - Posted September 22, 2009

Hamstra Rocks The Rock

Jason Hamstra

Santhuff's would like to congratulate Jason Hamstra and his team on a dominating weekend and win at the ADRL race at the Rock. He consistently ran in the 3.70s as he mowed down the competition en route to his second win. Jason runs Santhuff on all four corners.

Oustanding Job Guys

Customer News - Posted September 13, 2009

Back in the Zone

Santhuff's would like to congratulate Charles Carpenter and team on the recent win and following runner-up were he ran his career best E.T. a 3.958. Charles has been a longtime Santhuff user and we're very proud of him for getting things turned around after a rough start to the year.

Oustanding Job Guys

Customer News - Posted August 18, 2009

First Win


Santhuff's would like to congratulate Andy at Smithracecraft on their first win in Texas True Ten5 True Street Class (275 Drag Radial, stock supension). The Parks/Graham Camaro Qualified #1 w/ a 5.602 (#2 was a 5.603!); had bye runs 1st and 2nd round due to ladder placement and breakage, got around a tough competitor in Roy Spencer (Blue '66 Chevy II), and faced the #2 Qualifier in the final. Their 5.64 beat his 5.65. Nice close racing.

Good Job Guys

Customer News - Posted August 18, 2009

Price Changes

Santhuff's would like to inform every one that on September 1, we will be raising prices on rear shocks, certain struts, and some other items. Everybody who uses our products knows we do not cut corners or use parts that we don't feel are safe, we will always provide a top quality product that does what is supposed to do. With building a top quality product does come cost, we refused to raise prices for as long as we could however our suppliers aren't as nice and for us to continue building products that allow racers to compete at top levels we have to raise prices. We are also working very hard to get are lead time down as we know nobody likes to wait to long. We will be mailing dealers new price sheets and updating the online prices in the next few weeks.

Thanks and feel free to call with questions or comments.

Customer News - Posted August 3, 2009

Zappia is the Man

Santhuff's would like to congratulate John Zappia and team on what will be another championship. His lead is unbeatable after his latest win were he reset the ANDRA National Record with a monster 5.828 246.17mph. Zappia ran 5.843 to qualify #1, then ran a 5.861 round 1, 5.839 round 2, then broke the record with the win. With this consistency John has ran over 50 passes in the 5 second zone this year alone and many of those have been in the 5.80s. Zappia uses Santhuff on all four corners.

Oustanding Job Team Zappia

Customer News - Posted May 6, 2009

Third Time Is Charm

Burton Auxier

Congatulations to Burton and team with his third straight finals appearance he gets the win at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Burton is proving consistency pays off as they really have that car running well..

Customer News - Posted May 17, 2009

Rinehart's On Top Of Their Game

Marty Rinehart, Jr., of Thomasville, PA, drove the Guest & Rinehart Santhuff Shock Equipped 69 Camaro, to defeat Mark Young, Wake Forest, NC, for the IHRA Pro-Am Tour Super Stock win at Maryland International Raceway on April 18th. Congratulations to Marty and crew on their first IHRA Super Stock victory. Guest & Rinehart is off to a great start in 2009 thanks to the world-class products and support of Sanhuff!

SUPER STOCK Marty Rinehart Jr, Thomasville, Pa., '69 Camaro, SS/EA, 9.752, 134.08 def. Mark Young, Wake Forest, N.C., '93 Mustang, PFA-2, 9.784, 134.16.

Customer News - Posted May 6, 2009

Burton so Close

Burton Auxier

Congatulations to Burton and team with a strong weekend making it to the finals. Even with his career best run (5.988 237.75mph)it wasn't meant to be as he loses on an great light by Burgess.

Customer News - Posted May 6, 2009


Gatornationals Santhuff customers did pretty good this weekend with James Caro being #1 qualifier and taking the runner-up in the Super Stock event. Caro runs Santhuff shocks and struts.

Burton Auxier had a good weekend running very consitently and making the finals in Pro Modified as well. Burton runs the new Santhuff aluminum shocks.

Customer News - Posted March 24, 2009


Bob West hangin' the hides at MoKan Dragway

Santhuff would like to remind everyone to remember our troops and the sacrifices they make for us. Don't forget to keep them in your prayers and wish them a safe return.

Above is Captain Eric Santhuff at the Kandahar International Airport in Afghanistan.

Customer News - Posted March 13, 2009


Bob West hangin' the hides at MoKan Dragway

Jason Hamstra runs 3.859@ 196.90 w/ converter. Uses struts and shocks

Johny Pilcher #1 Nitrous qualifier W/ 3.959 @ 184.07. Shocks

Chuck Ulsch goes to semi finals in 3,000+ lb. car. Uses Shocks and Struts

Clyde Scott rips off a 3.974 @ 191.81 on first pass after bolting on new aluminum shocks.

Customer News - Posted March 10, 2009


Tony Pontieri - NHRA Pro Mod ET Record Holder

Tony Pontieri has reset the NHRA Pro Mod Record!

Pontieri ran a 5.905@243.99 then backed it up with a 5.94 while racing at Richmond on October 12th and gained an additional 20 points for his performance. This brings him only 20 points away from rival points leader Josh Hernandez who slipped at Richmond with a 1st round loss.

The team was having a great day after setting the record but ran into parts breakage problems during the second round ending their quest for the win. The incrementals on his record breaking run were .991 60', 2.605 330' and 3.888 to the 660' on his way to his record breaking 5.905 pass. We're proud to say that he Pontieri is using Santhuff Aluminum Coil Over Shocks on the rear of his 57 Chevy's record breaking run!

Congratulations on the new Record Tony and the Quality Compressor Team!

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Customer News - Posted October 17th, 2008


John Urist 4 time NMRA SSO Champ

John Urist won his 4th NMRA Super Street Outlaw Championship after winning the October 4th NMRA Race in Bowling Green!!! Four years in a row spells "total domination" of the class and we're proud to be John's choice in Shocks and Struts!

Not only did John finish his year by winning the Championship and the Bowling Green Race, he also reset the class ET record during qualifying with a 7.361@191.48 pass!

Congratulations John on another amazing year!!

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Customer News - Posted October 10th, 2008


Kelly Bluebaugh 2008 WCHRA Pro Street Champ

Kelly Bluebaugh and Team Autotrader drove their way to the winners circle and their 2nd WCHRA Pro Street Championship last weekend!

Bluebaugh came from behind in points prior to the Sacramento Race October 4th, however the team was able to qualify 2nd with a 6.56@215.95 and tune the car to work with the track conditions a little better than their advisories during eliminations. Team Autotrader defeated Henry in a final round pedalfest with a 6.763@200 vs Henry's 7.444@167 to take the win and grab enough points to put them in the lead!

Congratulations to Bluebaugh Racing and Team Autotrader!!

Customer News - Posted October 10th, 2008


Scotty Cannon Jr. demolished the World Record for a doorslammer October 4th at the Shakedown in Etown Race in Englishtown, New Jersey. Cannon ran a 5.738@252.71 pass during Saturdays qualifying and won $5000 from Lend America for beating the previous 5.891 ET record. WOW!!!

Cannon, who was wearing Santhuff Shocks on all 4 corners, kept the wick turned up during eliminations, beating another Santhuff Customer, Tommy D'Aprile who was running in IHRA trim and had recorded a best of 5.95 during the event. Cannon ran an unreal 5.771@250 beating Tommys 6.002. Despite his awesome quick performances, Cannon ran into problems during the final round against Von Smith and drew a redlight.

Regardless of the final round loss, anytime you can drive away from the track with the title of "The Worlds Fastest Doorslammer" it's a good day at the races!!!

In other news at the Shakedown, Santhuff Customer Ray "Hollywood" Johnson runnered up in Outlaw 10.5 and ran a career best of 6.878@199.08. Johnson, who has been using our rear shocks for a while now, recently replaced his front Struts with Santhuff models. We're happy to see they are working good for him!

And last but not least, Richard Sexton racing in Gil Mobley's Outlaw 10.5 GTO broke the Nitrous Outlaw MPH record when he went 6.767@209.07 mph in the final round of qualifying!

Congratulations Scotty, Ray and Richard!!!

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Customer News - Posted October 7th, 2008


Don Bales - Silver Bullet Hemi Cuda

Hi Ron,

We took our brand new SS/AH Hemi Barracuda to the Jegs Sportnationals in Columbus, Ohio for the Mopar Hemi Challenge last weekend. We have the new aluminum shocks front and rear.

First pass off of the trailer, and the 5th full pass on the car, went 8.81@150 with a 1.19 60 foot. Came back during the heat of the day for the second qualifier and the three Hemi cars right in front of us blew the tires off. We went right down the race track with the wheels in the air to an 8.88 150. The three Hemi cars behind us all blew the tires off as well.

The shock graph on our car looked identical to the first run. The consistency and control of these shocks are unmatched. That's why we insist on the best.

P.S. We also won NHRA best engineered car!

Mike Roth
Owner MR2 Performance

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Customer News - Posted September 30, 2008


Richard Sexton wins again - sets  Nitrous record!

Richard Sexton and Team Mobley recorded another win September 13th at the 1320x race in Maryland. Sexton recorded a 4.39@170 pass during testing on Friday, the first recorded in the 4.30's for a Nitrous Outlaw 10.5 car! Team Mobley then proceded to mop up the competition during eliminations on Saturday in their 06 GTO. He then defeated Steve Drummond in the final with a 6.807@212.03 vs Drummond's faultering 11.01.

Congratulations on the win and new record pass Team Mobley!

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Customer News - Posted September 17, 2008


Mike Castellana wins NHRA Supernationals

Mike Castellana and the Al-Anabi Awesome Motorsports Team won Pro Mod at NHRA's US Nationals in Indy! Castellana defeated heavyweight Josh Hernandez in a tire shaking final round where Castellana was able to recover first and speed away with the prestigious win. Competition was fierce to get to the finals, Mike had to defeat Troy Coughlin, Mike Knowles and Rickie Smith before facing Hernandez in the finals. This win is the first for a Nitrous car in the class this year.

Santhuff's sends our congratulations to our both customers, Mike Castellana and the Al-Anabi Awesome Motorsports Team for your win and Josh Hernandez for your Runner Up finish!

We would also like to wish Steve Engel a speedy recovery from his injurys he received during his wreck in qualifying.

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Customer News - Posted September 2, 2008


Mike Castellana wins NHRA Supernationals

Nothing like winning three times in a weekend!

That's exactly what Richard and Keith Sexton pulled off Labor Day Weekend at Cecil County's Street Car Shootout. Richard in the Outlaw 10.5 GTO entered in the Big Tire Pro Mod Class while son Keith entred the Mobley Teams Camaro in Outlaw 10.5. The Duo pulled off a clean sweep in both classes and Richard set a new Nitrous Outlaw 10.5 record of 6.745@219.22 running at 3000lbs and on 10.5 tires!!! That's a $5000 win for each class!

To put icing on the cake they then went to US 13 Dragway in Deleware the following day where Keith took the win in Outlaw 10.5 in the Camaro. He defeated Darrin Johnson in the final 5.067@138.34 over Johnson's 5.514@131.57.

Congratulations to both Richard and Keith Sexton and the Mobley Team!

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Customer News - Posted September 3, 2008


Robin Judd Sets new ANDRA Record 5.907@240.66

Robin Judd set a new ET Record June 5th at Willowbank Raceway in Australia during the Castrol EDGE Winternationals. Judd ran a 5.907@240.66 during the third round of qualifying. incrementals were 1.006 60', 2.620 330', 3.894@194.64 660', 4.981 1000'.

The new record was backed up with a previous 5.947@ 241.54 in the second qualifying round so it's official! We've been working with Robin for several months after switching to Santhuff's in his 59 Studebaker which are now on all four corners.

Congratulations Mr. Judd on your new record!!!

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Customer News - Posted June 16, 2008


Kenny Lang Wins Milan

Kenny Lang's been on a roll this year! May 25th at the IHRA Motor City Nationals Lang reset the Low ET Record during qualifying with 5.958 pass, while another Santhuff Customer, Scott Cannon, reset the MPH record with a 240.77 MPH exhibition of Horsepower to claim the #2 qualifying position.

Lang continued on with his blistering runs all the way to the final round where he defeated Mike Castellana 6.021@238.55 to 10.182@80.51

Congratulations Kenny on the new ET Record and Win!

- Also at Milan the records fell twice for Nitrous Pro Mod's...
Mike Castellana broke the record first when he ran a 6.052@236.96, then Pat Stoken answered back with a 6.022@237.13!! Both Stoken and Castellan are Santhuff's customers and we would like to congratulate them on their outstanding performances!

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Customer News - Posted May 28, 2008


Steve Kirk Jr. ADRL Extreme 10.5

Steve Kirk Jr. took his new ’63 Vette to South Georgia Motorsports Park ADRL for it's first debut in Extreme 10.5 and found it to be QUICK. Kirk qualified #2 with a very respectible 4.361, not bad for it's first ADRL race! But even more impressive was Kirk's performance during first round of eliminations where he broke the ADRL ET record of Mike Hill's with a 4.266@173.43 blast. To prove it was no fluke, Kirk backed it up in the second round with a 4.281@176.12!!

Kirk went on to the final round match up with Mike Hill, but unfortunately engine problems cost him the win... but regardless it was a great outing for the new car! Steve's running the new Santhuff Aluminum Body shocks all the way around on the new Vette, and we're proud to see him capture the new ADRL Extreme 10.5 record! Way to go Steve!!!

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Pat Stoken

Pat Stoken has officially ran the quickest Nitrous Pro Mod pass in the world during the 4th round of qualifying at the IHRA Spring Nationals in Rockingham, N.C. April 19th. Stoken put his Pro Mod Camaro into the "Woah... where did that come from????" territory with a blistering 6.066@233.44 pass setting a new record and closing the gap slightly between blower and N2O combos. Who will be the first to the 5's on Nitrous????

Big High Five from the guys at Santhuff's Pat and Team, very impressive!!!

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Frankie Taylor wins ADRL Pro Extreme

Kenny Lang drove his way back into the winners circle at the IHRA race in Tulsa, Oklahoma after unsuccessful attempts during the last 4 races. Lang defeated Mike Castellana for the win with a 6.272@230.96 vs. Castellana's tire shaking 7.060@158.73 in the final. This puts Kenny right back in the points chase again!

Congratulations Kenny!!!

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Customer News - Posted August 27, 2008


Shannon Jenkins 5th ADRL Pro Nitrous Win

Shannon Jenkins took home the Pro Nitrous Win from the ADRL Norwalk Ohio race August 23rd. Jenkins, in the new "Black Ice" car that he debuted this year qualified #1 and set a new MPH record of 192.91 during his final round win against Billy Harper. This win marks his 5th in ADRL Pro Nitrous competition.

Congratulations Shannon on your victory!!

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Customer News - Posted August 27, 2008


Frankie Taylor wins ADRL Pro Extreme

Frankie Taylor put his new Corvette in the winners circle at the ADRL race in Norwalk, Ohio last weekend. This win was his first in ADRL Pro Extreme competition. Taylor qualified 4th in the 16 car field, which is no easy matter with the quality of cars that race ADRL! After blasting through the competion in eliminations he faced Bubba Stanton in the final round. Bubba blew the tires off and Frankie flew with a 3.90@195.90 pass!

Congratulations Frankie and Team on your first ADRL Pro Extreme Win!!!

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Customer News - Posted August 27, 2008


Tommy Gray debuts new car with a win!

Tommy Gray debuted his new Vanishing Point Camaro at the ADRL Race in Budds Creek July 26th in Pro Extreme. Gray just finished picking the new car up before going to the track three days before the race. He recorded a 3.995@182.50 during the second round against Bill Clanton, not to bad for a brand new ride! Gray faced Brian Daniels in the final round who broke and Tommy shook the tires but still took the win.

Congratulations Tommy and the Undertaker Team on successful launch of your new car and the ADRL Pro Extreme win!

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Customer News - Posted July 28, 2008


Ed Hoover IHRA Canadian Nationals

Ed Hoover is back in the winners circle again, this time with his 2nd Career win in Grand Bend at the IHRA Canadian Nationals.

Hoover qualified 5th with a 6.147@230.92 then kept up the pace with consistent performance during eliminations. He made the right call to step it up in the finals where he solidly defeated Tommy D’Aprile with a 6.062@234.53 over D'Aprile's 6.873@220.22.

Congratulations Mr. Hoover and team on your big win!

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Customer News - Posted July 21, 2008


Swearingen wins first ADRL Pro Extreme Race

Travis Swearingen recorded his first ADRL Pro Extreme win at the July 4th Independence Drags in Radford, Virginia. Swearingen in his "Junkyard Willys" soundly defeated Josh Hernandez with a 3.819 to Hernadez's 3.951 run. Congratulations on your first win Travis!!

Charles Carpenter is getting his new 55 lined out! Carpenter laid down some consistent runs in Virginia and made it to the final round in Pro Extreme. Good to see you're getting the new car working Charles!!

We also want to congratulate Thomas Patterson for getting to the finals at the IHRA Rocky Mountain Nationals in Edmonton. Patterson qualified #6 with a 6.240@228.816 and made it to the final round. 2008 has been a difficult year for the team but it looks like they are getting things sorted out now! Congrat's on the runner up Thomas!

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Customer News - Posted July 10, 2008


Castellana NEW MPH Record 239.14!

Mike Castellana proved he's making big power at the IHRA President’s Cup Nationals June 15th by resetting the MPH Record for a Nitrous Pro Mod with a 6.111@239.14 mph blast!

Castellana not only set the IHRA MPH record at Budd's Creek but he also took his team to the winners circle. He defeated the current Nitrous ET Record Holder Pat Stoken in the first round then Kenny Lang in second round. Mike faced off with Ed Hoover in eliminations and bested him with a 6.097@238.93mph over Hoover’s 6.102@232.31.

Congratulations Mike and the Al Anabi AWESOME Motorsports Team on the new MPH Record and Win!

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Customer News - Posted June 16, 2008


Steve Engel Wins NHRA Bristol Pro Modified

Steve Engel took home his first Pro Modified Win of the year at NHRA's Thunder Valley Event at Bristol May 19th. Engel defeated Mike Ashley in the final with a big win margin, 6.051@238.17 to Ashley's 6.244@231.99 making it clear that horsepower isn't a problem for his team! This win places Engel in the Jeg's top 10 and only 139 points from the lead!

Congratulations Steve on your first win of the season!

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Customer News - Posted May 28, 2008


Peter Biondo driving Arnie Martel's Santhuff Shock Equipped Cobalt defeated Bret Voges for the NHRA Super Stock win in St. Louis on May 4th. Biondo's reaction time was .001 on his 8.7776 pass, a light year from Voges's .027! To further Biondo's reputation as a tree killer, in two of the last three final rounds at St. Louis his reaction time was only .001 - now that's getting er' done!! Congratulations Mr. Biondo and crew on another big NHRA Super Stock Win!!


Eddie Ware

Eddie Ware collected his first NHRA Pro Mod Victory at the NHRA Summit Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway April 27th against what might have been the fastest field in NHRA history with a 6.09 bump! Ware got to take the win in front of his hometown crowd which made it all the more sweeter...

He defeated Roger Burgess clearly in the final round with a 6.055@235.51 vs Burgess's 6.499@179.56 attempt. This win places Eddie third place in the points within striking distance of Pontieri and Baker.

Congratulations Eddie and the Disturbed Motorsports Team on your win!!

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Aluminum Shock Product Information Notice

Through further track testing of Santhuff's new aluminum body shocks and from customer information we have received, we have discovered that the compression valving on this design relieves different than the compression on the steel shocks.

Basically, what this boils down to is that the compression on the aluminum shock model needs to be adjusted 2 clicks softer than the steel shock settings to achieve similar control in real world racing applications. Example, if your settings were 4 on top and 6 on bottom with steel shocks, they will now be 4 on top and 8 on bottom with aluminum body shocks.

We apologize for any inconvenience this adjustment difference may have caused and welcome your calls with questions or feedback. This difference is one of those unique variables at this level of racing we didn't see until enough cars were out making hits on these new aluminum models.

For those using Santhuff aluminum body shocks for the first time, we also now have a handy new baseline setup page for both the Front and Rear shocks available.

Thank you,

Ron Galbreath
Santhuff's Suspension Specialties


The Guys at Santhuff's

A note to Customers, Business Associates and Friends from Ronnie Santhuff -

As some of you may have noticed, our company name has changed from Santhuff Engineering to Santhuff's Suspension Specialites. That's because two of the fella's that work here, Ron Galbreath and Chris Hart, have decided to purchase the company from me. I'd like to introduce them...

In the picture above the tall guy on the left, that's Chris Hart, myself in the center and Ron Galbreath on the right. Ron's the guy you likely talk to most of the time when calling in for tech support or sales.

Ron and Chris are like my own kids, I have known them all their lives and they are both highly skilled craftsmen, very responsible, honest and respectable men. These fellas are both very creative and constantly coming up with new ideas so don't be surprised if you see some innovative products coming out soon! Our customers can rest assured that they can expect the highest quality & service that Santhuff is known for. Ron and Chris feel the same way I do about quality, so that will never change.

As for me, I'll still be involved with the company doing new product research and development, but will be taking more time off to enjoy life a bit. I want everyone to know that I'm still actively involved in the business every day as it is located next to my home and I have a vested interest in the success of the company, as it's my retirement.

I'd like to wish Ron and Chris the best of luck and want everyone to know they have my full support and trust in taking over the helm of the new Santhuff Suspension Specialties.


Ronnie Santhuff
Santhuff Suspension Specialties


John Zappia Wins ANDRA Championship

John Zappia has won the 2007/2008 ANDRA Top Doorslammer Championship with points to spare, in fact he was declared the winner with one race in the series to go! Zappia gained his clear points lead at the Tin Tops at Willowbank Raceway where he qualified with a 6.036@241.54 pass with difficult track conditions. During eliminations Zappia also set quick ET for the event with a 6.017@239.49 pass against Robin Judd rewarding him with an extra 5 points towards the championship. John's string of 6.0 passes ended in the finals when temps cooled enough to make getting down the track tough turning it into a pedalfest where he lost to also traction challenged Sean Mifsud. Zappia still gained enough points to lock in the series championship regardless of the final round loss.

Congratulations John and team for your championship from all the folks here at Santhuff's!

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Kenny Lang IHRA Pro Modified Win

Kenny Lang from Canada made the long haul down to race at Rockingham for the IHRA Spring Nationals and was handsomely rewarded with a $20,000 payday! Lang ran 6.540@194.86 pedaling against Scotty Cannon who broke in the final. In the semifinals Lang also defeated Tommy D'Aprile in a close race 6.079@234.21 vs. a 6.035@237.13.

Congratulations Kenny!

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Cannon grabs 1st IHRA Pro Mod World Champion

Scotty Cannon Jr. won his 1st IHRA Pro Modified World Championship after qualifying #1 with a 5.969 at Rockingham October 22nd. The rest of the race didn't go his way, but we're sure nailing the championship made for a very satisfying race day! All the folks here at Santhuff Engineer would like to congratulate Scotty on his championship and his performance this season!

We would also like to congratulate Mike Janis, the IHRA Pro Mod points runner up and winner at Rockingham on his success in 2007. Mike's got a new car under construction with Santhuff Shocks and Struts that we're looking forward to seeing run next year..

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Cannon Resets IHRA Pro Mod Record

Scotty Cannon Jr. has set a new IHRA ET & MPH Record at the IHRA Presidents Cup Nationals in Budds Creek, Maryland. Cannon's #1 qualifying pass awarded him with the new record of 5.938@242.63 mph.

Cannon is in the currently in the points lead for the IHRA Pro Modified World Championship.

Congratulations Scotty on your record breaking pass!

Santhuff Engineering would also like to congratulate Mike Janis and his team on his victory in Maryland.

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Russo Wins IHRA Toronto

September 9th at the IHRA Canadian Nationals John Russo put his new Vanishing Point Race Cars 68 Firebird to the test and it passed with flying colors. Rumor has it that the cracks in the pit asphalt were growing rapidly when this beast was out cracking off a 5.99 @ 239.06 mph ground shaking pass during qualifying!

Due to rain and track problems IHRA reduced the eliminations down to an 1/8th mile, so that was the end of the 5 second passes for the event. Moving on to eliminations Russo faced Carl Spiering in the Pro Modified final round and defeated him easily with a 3.962@189.90 to Spiering's tire shaking 6.277. This win is Russo's first in IHRA Pro Modified.

A big atta boy to Mr. Russo from the folks at Santhuff Engineering... Congratulations on your first IHRA Pro Modified win and that bad to the bone 5 second pass!

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Stanton/Carpenter win ADRL Norwalk

Bubba Stanton put his 63 Vette in the Pro Extreme winners circle at the ADRL race in Norwalk August 25th. Stanton and team struggled all weekend with engine issues. Their their hard work and dedication paid off by making it through the field to the final round where his competitor, Dwayne Watkins, broke and wasn't able to make the call.

Charles Carpenter Pro Nitrous  WInnerIn Pro Nitrous another Santhuff customer Charlie Carpenter defeated Rod Houck 4.057@181.28 vs. Houck's losing 4.083@178.87 in the final round. This makes win #2 for Carpenter in the 2007 season.

Doug Riesterer also made some waves at Norwalk with a 4.003@181.15 blast, the quickest nitrous pass which landed him #1 qualifer.

Congratulations guys! It makes our day to see our customers in victory lane!

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Ray Commisso Wins IHRA Mopar Canadian NationalsRay Commisso broke his new Camaro in spectacular fashion at the IHRA Mopar Canadian Nationals with a big win. Commisso qualified 13th with a 6.228@231.44 and went on to defeat Mike Janis in the final round. Commisso went 6.117@233.92 vs Janis's 6.894@172.70. Congratulations Ray on your well deserved win!

We also want to give a shout out some of our other customers - Scotty Cannon Jr. who was #1 qualifier with a thundering 5.997@ 237.92 and Tony Pontieri who set top speed and was putting up some evil MPH numbers all weekend.

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Riesterer wins first ADRL Event

Doug Riesterer captured his first ADRL Pro Nitrous win at the Inaugural ADRL Independence Drags Motor Mile Dragway in Radford, Virginia on July 7th. Riesterer consistently laid down low 4 second passes to mow through the field before facing 2006 ADRL PN champion Keith Baker in the final. Baker ran into problems in eliminations when Riesterer went 4.045@179.43 to his troubled 5.316@92.73.

Congratulations on your first ADRL win Doug!

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Stanton wins Motor Mile

Bubba Stanton won Pro Extreme at the ADRL Motor Mile Dragway race on July 7th. Stanton started out by qualifying 7th with a 4.018 but kept working on the setup with improvements every round where he ended his day running a 3.971@183.52 easily defeating Travis Swearingen tire shaking aborted run. Stanton's win puts him clearly at the top of the points in Pro Extreme.

Congratulations Mr. Stanton!

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Steve Kirk Atlanta ORSCA  Outlaw 10.5 Win

Monroe Georgia's Steve Kirk Jr. battled his way to another win in Outlaw 10.5 at the Atlanta ORSCA race on July 8th. Kirk qualified his 2000 Camaro #2 with a 4.522@163.91
in a 24 car field containing some of the baddest Outlaw 10.5 cars on the planet. Kirk defeated Jimmy Blackmon in the final round with a 4.568 to Blackmon's 4.789.

This is the first win of the season for the defending ORSCA Outlaw 10.5 Champion! Congratulations on a spectacular win Steve!

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John Coughlin wins Best Engineered

John Coughlin's new Cobalt won NHRA's Best Engineered Award at the NHRA Cajun Sportsnationals at No Problem Raceway. Coughlin the #3 Qualifier, went 3 rounds in Super Stock & won his class in SS/CM. A real good race report for John's new car which was built by Santhuff Dealer B & B Race Cars. Look for this bright yellow Cobalt to show up in the winners circle often!

Also at the same race another Santhuff customer Sonny Stancil won his Class in SS/BM, was the #2 Qualifier in Super Stock and set a new National Record in SS/BM. Team Stancil & Caro are some hard hitters, way to go guys!


Scott Cannon vs Kenny Lang  Final Round at Rockingham

At IHRA's Spring Nationals in Rockingham on April 22nd Scott Cannon and Kenny Lang both made it to the final round of eliminations. Cannon was flying in his 68 Firebird Pro Mod during the event, he qualified #1 Saturday with a best of 5.992@237, backed it up with a 5.998@235.51 and put down a 6.01 the last round of qualifying on Sunday making him clearly the top dog going into eliminations.

Scott continued his dominance throughout eliminations whipping out a 6.01 against Harold Martin's tire shaking 13.58, came back and showed Jim Halsey the trailer with a 6.047 and got a bye run from Steve Vick who couldn't make the call.

Lang was chewing through the pack at the same time defeating Hoover, Halsey and Castellana before meeting up with Cannon in the final round. In the end Cannon's amazingly consistent performance got him a clear win over Lang with a 6.02@236.17 vs Lang's 7.669@124.66 aborted pass. Congratulations to both competitors on a clearly successful weekend of racing from Santhuff Engineering!

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Hoover wins IHRA Texas NationalsSanthuff customer Ed Hoover and crew didn't know what they were getting into when they arrived at the gates during IHRA's Texas Nationals at San Antonio Raceway, but they sure drove out those gates happy.

Track officials discovered problems with the track in the right lane after Fridays qualifying which required them to put together an all night asphalt resurfacing project to repair the damage. Eventually IHRA officials had to limit the race to 1/8th mile for safety, the first time since 1974.

Ed didn't let the change affect their teams game plan, they dialed the car in and blasted right through the pack with a performance that would make a bracket racer jealous. Hoover cleanly defeated Mike Castellana, Kenny Lang and Quain Stott in the semifinal round. In the final round Hoover went up against Danny Rowe who he easily defeated with a 4.041@183.39 to Rowe's aborted 4.597@120.17 pass. Santhuff Engineering would like to congratulate Mr. Hoover and team on their win and outstandingly consistent performance at this race.

Ray Commisso #1 QualifierWe would also like to congratulate customer Ray Commisso on qualifying #1 with a 3.962@188.41 in his 67 Camaro. It appears all that off season testing has begun to pay off!

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Carpenter Houston ADRL Winner

Charlie Carpenter is off to a good start this season with his first win of the season at the ADRL Dragpalooza III on March 3rd. Carpenter had his work cut out for him as he made his way through the tough ladder. He worked his way past Radford, Hancock and Pilcher on his way to the final round were he lined up against Tom Myers.

Myers had just KO'd Shannon Jenkins who had already laid down one of the two 3 second passes at the event, but Myer's put the new GTO on the trailer. In the final round luck was on Carpenter's side as Myers was not able to stage handing him the win. Carpenter's performance proves consistency and hard work wins rounds. Congratulations Charlie on your well deserved win!

Santhuff Engineering would also like to congratulate Doug Riesterer on cracking the 3 second barrier at the same race. Doug laid down a 3.99@178 with a 2.62 330' and a .988 60' in the first round of eliminations! Remember that's with a 10 year old 706, that's what you call getting it done. The Santhuff gang was glad to see the "Home Built Hot Rod" put down the number!

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Tom Yancer from Chandler, Arizona has captured his first Super Comp win at the Pomona NHRA Winternationals. Tom defeated Justine Jeffery for a well deserved S/C class win.

Congratulations Tom!!!

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Justin Lamb tried out his new 07 Cobalt for the first time at the NHRA Division 7 National Open in his hometown of Las Vegas January 28th. Now everyone knows that you should be ready to spend some time sorting out a brand new car, right? Not this time... Justin found out quickly how good the car was when he runnered up in SS/BS class right out of the gate.

That sounds pretty good till you learn that this car was rolled out of the trailer and with NO CHASSIS ADJUSTMENTS AT ALL ran a tenth faster than his best time in the previous chassis! Wow - now that's a clear testament to the quality construction and talent of his chassis builder, Darren Breaud of B & B Fabrication in Hohenwald, Tennessee. Look for more from this car as they say she's got at least another tenth in her yet to be unleashed...

Congratulations Justin and Darren on the new car, looks like it's going to be a great season!

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Santhuff Engineering would like to congratulate Cameron Coble on his first NMCA Xtreme Street Championship. Coble lock
ed down the points lead with his win in Memphis where he defeated Michael Alwardt with an 8.18 blast over Alwardt's 9.02.

Coble's victory at Memphis put a screeching halt to close rival Tony Orts chances for a third potential championship after a year long points battle.

Cameron's Nitrous BBC powered Mustang uses Santhuff Shocks and Struts on all 4 corners.


Doug Riesterer

Texas Outlaw Racer Doug Riesterer is one of our favorite examples that hard work and lots of thinking can still rival megadollar spending. At ADRL's Dragstock III he qualified #1 with a 4.007 and instantly got the undivided attention of every Pro Mod team in the country. It wasn't that he made the fastest pass ever, other Nitrous Pro-Mod's have been in the high 3's and low low 4's... it's not like it was a new record, it's what this man achieved with the limited equipment he had to work with that shocked everyone.

Doug ran that ET (which wasn't his first time in the low 4.0's) with a 4 year old, wet sump, 4.840 based 706 on only TWO stages AND this is a car he built himself based on a Tim McAmis Kit!

In addition, Mr. Riesterer set the TOPMA low ET record in 2006 with a 4.05 during the August 26 race at Redline and he was featured in the December 2006 RPM Magazine. There is no doubt that many will be watching this man's racing program very closely in 2007 as he continues to pursue his dream. Competitors had better watch out next year...he's talking about putting a third stage on ol' Blue!

Everyone here at Santuff Engineering would like to congratulate Doug on a job well done, we're quite proud to be a part of his racing success.

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[12-2-06 - Perth Motorplex] John Zappia sent a message heard round the world at the 2006 Goldenstates Championships in Australia with two stunning 5-second passes last weekend.

The first elimination pass of the night saw Zap lay down a pedaling 6.320@235 as Zap’s Rat headed right on launch. A tire change and fine-tuning of the Santhuff suspension system was enough to prepare the car for the next run. Launching straight the car ran a 5.963@235.5 in the second qualifier, resetting his own World Record and the first stage of the ANDRA Top Doorslammer national record.

Spurred on by a $5,000 bonus challenge for another 5 second run by his sponsor, Striker Crushing and Screening, he stunned the crowd during the third qualifying pass with a 5.922@233.4 making drag racing history again.

“The first five tonight was achieved in the second half of the track, but we stepped up the car for the last qualifier and achieved our first sub 1.0 second 60ft time with a .997 launch. The car was really quick to half-track, but nosed over in third gear with the front universal joint failing and smashing the rear of the B & J Transmission apart - the mph was down to 233 . This car is amazing, and I can see it going even quicker” said an elated Zap.

Congratulations to John and his Team for another amazing record breaking performance, we're proud to be a part of your success!

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On November 18th, 2006 at the Perth Motorplex Austrialia's John Zappia became the first Doorslamer Racer in history to ever run two 5 second passes in legal race setup. Zappia ran his second pass of 5.993@238.73 during evening testing where they were gearing up for the ANDRA Top Doorslammer Championship in Perth on December 1-2.

The team was testing their new TFX engine package and after some tuning difficulties switched to their tried and true Walt Austin engine when they busted out the 5 second run. Several other changes in the car incuding some new struts which worked out well... John said - "We were also very happy with the new adjustable front struts from Santhuff, as the front ended up lighter and handled better on the 5 second run. These cars are very finely tuned with regard to weight, and the distribution of that weight in the car is important."

Congratulations John and the Zappa Racing Team, we're very happy we could be part of your record breaking combination and wish you the best of luck at the upcoming Golden State Championships!

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Gil Mobley and Chuck Ulsch took home the win in Outlaw 10.5 at the prestigious Orlando World Street Nationals with their 2002 Vanishing Point built Camaro. The team played their cards perfectly, putting just enough power down to generate consistent high 6 second passes but not getting greedy and overpowering the track. They not only waded through a field of the baddest Outlaw 10.5 cars in the country, but they did it consistantly with a NITROUS powered car in a race where the Turbo powered cars were favored to win.

Mobley also previously won Outlaw 10.5 at the Shakedown at E-Town where he reset the world record for Nitrous Powered Outlaw 10.5 cars at 6.80@207. Congratulations to Gil & Chuck for a spectacular month of wins and record setting!

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Josh Hernadez has become the first to run a 5 second IHRA legal pass in history. Hernandez set the new record of 5.990@236.80 during the second round of eliminations in Rockingham, North Carolina. The incrementals for the pass were .996 at the 60', 2.608 330', 3.928 1/8th and 5.046 1000'. This pass was also the quickest ever IHRA Pro Mod side by side pass with Tony Pontieri in the other lane running a 6.048@234.49!

There have only been 2 other Doorslammers in the 5 second zone before him, John Zappia went 5.967@241.97 on Sept. 5th, 2005 in Australia and Mitch Stott went 5.985@231.42 in Outlaw Pro Mod Feb. 14th 2003.

There is at least one thing these cars and records have in common... Every 5 second pass in Pro Mod History has been on Santhuff Shocks.

Congratulations to Josh and the entire Tommy Lipar Racing Team on your new IHRA Record!

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The Rockingham IHRA race is very likely a day Quain Stott will never forget...
First of all he captured the IHRA Pro Modified points battle which was extremely close between him and 5 other teams. Not qualifying would have given the championship to one of the others, and the field had 35 cars trying to qualify for a 16 car field, talk about pressure! To add fuel to the fire, it was the fastest field in IHRA history, the bump was a crazy 6.016 anchored by Danny Rowe. So the pressure was on for everyone just to make the cut, but Stott pulled it off qualifying 13th.

In eliminations Stott defeated Troy Critchley in round 1, but lost to Russo in the quarterfinals. At the same time, Scotty Cannon Jr. did him a big favor and knocked out Danny Rowe from eliminations, allowing Stott to fulfill an 11 year long dream of winning the championship. To cap off an already unforgettable day, Stott asked his Team Manager, Cynthia to marry him just after winning the title. Now that's one heck of a day in anyone's book! Congratulations Quain, Cynthia and your team on a great year filled with success!

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Scotty Cannon Jr. won his first IHRA Pro Modified event at Rockingham. He defeated Josh Hernandez 7.619@161.75 with a 6.537@207.85 in the quarterfinals, then defeated a fouling Raymond Commisso with a 6.051@226.16.

Not only is his first win a great achievement, but the Cannons did it on the back of three week thrash to rebuild the car after a qualifying accident in San Antonio. Thanks to a lot of hard work by the Cannon team, Vanishing Point Race Cars, and others they were able to get the car back together and win a race that was one of the fastest in the history books!

Look for more to come from Scotty Cannon Jr. in the near future!

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John Russo was the #1 Qualifier during the IHRA World Finals and for a brief time, he held the IHRA Pro Modified Record with a 6.012@234.09 which was reset the next day by Josh Hernadez. John got to the semi finals in the toughest field in IHRA history, no easy feat at all. Now that he's known the feeling of owning the record even for just a while, you can bet John will be working hard to take it back. Congratulations John!

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Arnie Martel of Tewksbury, Mass. drove his 06 Chevy Cobalt to a final round victory in Competition Eliminator at the
22nd annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. Arnie also won the NHRA Hedman Hedders Best Engineered Vehicle Award! This beautiful and fast Cobalt features Santhuff Shocks and Struts on all 4 corners.

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Georgia's Steve Kirk Jr. dominated Rockingham's Dragstock III in the Pro 10.5 class. In qualifying Kirk set the Low ET (4.430) and Top Speed (174.62) for the race, he also reset the ADRL National ET Record.
In the final round Steve dispatched the number two qualifier, Marcus Birt, in what became the quickest final in Pro 10.5 history. Kirk ran a 4.463@166.21 to Brits 4.495@163.51. Congratulations to Steve Kirk for his superb performance and new ADRL record!

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Santhuff customers Mike Janis and Dan Rowe both made it to the final round at the IHRA Suzuki Motor City Nationals in Milan Michigan. Janis, driving the Eaton sponsored Chevy Cobalt qualified #2 with a 6.111@232.95 pass. Danny Rowe of Rossville, Georgia, the #3 qualifier, defeated Quain Stott, Shannon Jenkins and Scotty Cannon to get to the final round to challange Janis, the 2004 World Champion. Janis who had to knock out Castellana, Bareman and Kenrusky (no easy task) kept right on trucking and laid down a 6.181@231.20 overpowering Rowe's 6.20@231.48.

Kudo's to Janis and Rowe for a job well done.

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North Carolina's Quain Stott defeated hometown Racer Kenny Lang in the final round of IHRA Pro Modified competition in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Stott and Lang both fought through a very tough 16 car field to make their way to the final round. Lang cut a little better light than Stott (.041/.067), but not quick enough to prevent Stott from overtaking him at the 660 mark with a 6.271@228.19 to Lang's 6.323@227.00. Stott now has moved up to #2 in IHRA Pro Modified points trailing another Santhuff customer, Glen Kerunsky.

Congratulations to both Santhuff Engineering Customers on a good race!

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Once again two of our customers ended up facing each other in a close final round of Torco Pro Modified competition. Alan Pittman from Greenville, SC the #9 qualifier matched up against Calgary's Glen Kerunsky at the IHRA Mopar Canadian Nationals. Pittman in his bright red 62 Bubbletop Bel Air put down a 6.243 @ 227.10 against Kerunskys 6.849 @ 210.77.

Kerunsky definitely had the HP to defeat Pittman, as he posted several 6.19's in earlier rounds...but Pittman was on a roll, finally shaking off new car gremlins they've been fighting since last fall. Congratulations to both men from Santhuff Engineering!

Also we'd like to congratulate customer Tommy D'Aprile for being the #1 Qualifier with a 6.08!

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Steve Vick qualifed #2 for his first ADLR race at Memphis and proceded to stay in the hunt all the way through eliminations. Steve meet up with Billy Harper in the final round and dispatched him with a 4.09 to Harpers loosing 4.11

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Quain Stott defeated Jason Lynam in the final round make up for the rain delayed St. Louis ADRL finals in Memphis. Quinn made a nice smooth 3.96 @ 187.89 pass against Lynam who shook the tires. The pass also qualified him #3 for the Memphis race. Stott has won 3 out of the 4 ADRL races he's entered! Good job guys!

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Burton Auxier won the Pro N20 make up race for the St. Louis ADRL race in Memphis. Auxier ran a 4.05 against a redlighting Todd Tutterow, which was also fast enough to qualify him #1 for the Memphis race. In later competition he made it to the quarter-finals until getting stopped in a close race with Johnny Pilcher.

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Annette Summers has set a new record for quickest turbo 1/8 Pro Mod pass in history while testing at Carolina Dragway May 19th.

All that hard work is starting to pay off, way to go Annette!

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Congratulations to Bad Billy Stockin for setting low qualifier and winning the Texas King of the Hill Sudden Impact Outlaw 10.5 race at Houston Motorsports Park in May.

Billy defeated another of our customers, Brian Herzog, in the final round with a 4.568@159.52 to Herzog's 4.696@156.96 to take home the win.

Both cars use Santhuff Shocks all around and we're proud to see them both in the final rounds!

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Billy Stocklin
Billy Stocklin

Brian Herzog
Brian Herzog


It's great to see a pair of our customers in the final rounds at a National event. At the IHRA Amalie Oil Texas Nationals in San Antonio, Glen Kerunsky of Priddis, Alberta Canada went home $10,000 richer after defeating Tommy D'Aprile of Port Charlotte, Florida in the final round with a 6.191 @ 230.69 mph pass. Kerunsky and D'Aprile both ran consistently all weekend but Kerunsky's more conservative setup proved the way to go in the final round.

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First 5 Second Doorslammer PassCongratulations to John Zappia for running the World's Fastest 5 Second Doorslammer pass - 5.967@241.97!!! Not only was this a new world record but it was also all ANDRA class legal and at weight!

John's first 5 second pass was September 5th, 2005 at Western Sydney International Dragway in Australia when running the opening round of the Top Doorslammer Championship. Santhuff Engineering is proud to be a part of his winning combination.

John Zappia's Monaro


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