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KRC Newsletter

May/June 2009


Pit Crew Championship

Kevin Harvick has Big Wins

At The Races

KRC Featured Product

25th Anniversary KRC-8201R



























Featured Employee 

aaron poe


In today's tight economic times it is very important in every business to stay on the leading edge to get by. KRC pushes to stay in the lead at all times. Aaron Poe, a new graduate from Pittsburg State University, has these qualities.

Aaron graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology. He was able to pay his way through college by working multiple jobs while taking classes. At PSU, he learned many skills and principles such as CNC machining, heat treatment, metallurgy, CAD and CAMSoftwares such as Mastercam, Catia and Magma,  just to name a few. He is a Certified Manufacturing Technologist and a Certified Investment Casting Specialist. At PSU, Aaron was also on the Dean's Honor Roll in 2006 and 2008, received All "A" Scholastic Honor in 2007 and was President/Team Captain Formula SAE 2009.  He grew up in Greeley, KS and went to Central Heights High School in Richmond, KS, where he graduated top in his class.

In Aaron's free time he enjoys riding ATV's, hunting, fishing and doing anything outdoors. He commented that as a kid he remembered going to the dirt track and only dreamed of being able to work in this industry.

We congratulate Aaron on his accomplishments so far and welcome him to the KRC team. We know his leadership skills, education, drive and determination will be an asset to KRC and the racing industry,


 KRC Keeps Winning Edge with Pit Crew Champions

 Charlotte, NC - After 18 hours of Pit Stop practice at Time Warner Cable Arena and 5 hours of fierce competition in the Sprint Pit Crew Challenge, (presented by Craftsman, JHE production group and KRC products), congratulations goes to RCR #31 pit crew and Kim Burton. A total purse of $74,000.00 was spread over individual and team competitors. Competition came to a close with Richard Childress Racing (RCR) #31 Jeff Burton and Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) #43 Reed Sorenson facing off in the final round and RCR inching out the RPM team to win the 5th annual Pit Crew Challenge. Along with the purse, the winner receives the privilege of picking the all important pit stall for the Million$$$$ All-Star race Saturday night at Lowes Motor Speedway.

KRC has been the supplier of wheel studs, lugnuts and balanced pit sockets for the Pit Stop challenges since the first event, the National Pit Crew Championship powered by Tyson in May of 2005. That first event was produced by Pit Training and Instruction (PIT) and since then has been produced by JHE Production Group,  both names are well known in the NASCAR® industry. KRC has been a supplier of quality pit stop supplies in all NASCAR ® racing series since 2000 and currently has 15 product wins in Cup, Nationwide and Truck series in 2009!


 Kevin Harvick (KHI) Has Big Wins 

A Big Congratulations goes to KHI. Co-Owner Kevin Harvick #33 won his first Nationwide race under KHI at Bristol in March. He also won in the Truck Series in Martinsville at the end of March.KHI Driver Ron Hornaday also won at Lowes Motor Speedway in May. KHI is currently 2nd in the Camping World Truck Series and 3rd in the Nationwide Series. KRC has been a sponsor to KHI for 2 years, supplying wheel studs, lugnuts and pit sockets.


 #33  Kevin Harvick    KHI    Bristol Motor Speedway  Nationwide  3/21/2009

 #33  Kevin Harvick    KHI    Martinsville Speedway    Truck         3/30/2009

 #33  Ron Hornaday   KHI    Lowes Motor Speedway  Truck         5/15/2009



KRC at the Races

May 9th  -        Lucas Oil/MLRA  $30,000 Win - Mel

May 14th -        Pit Crew Championship, Time Warner -  Mel, Shawn, Blair 

May 16th -        Million$$$$ All-Star Race - Mel, Shawn

May 23rd -        Nationwide at Lowes Speedway - Blair

May 25th -        Sprint Cup at Lowes Speedway - Blair

June 3rd -         Prelude to the Dream  Eldora - Rossburg, OH - Mel

June 5th & 6th- The Dream  Eldora - Rossburg, OH - Mel



KRC-1040 KRC Quick Disconnect Throttle Kit - KRC-1040

 This Patented #6338332 Quick Disconnect Throttle Linkage comes complete with carburetor bushings to hook up almost any carburetor. The Heavy duty, light weight, aircraft aluminum rod with ends securely open and lock closed to withstand the most severe engine vibrations. The linkage can be attached or removed from the carb in about 5 seconds. Technical movie can be viewed at www.krcracing.com. This linkage works well with the NEW KRC-1039 Pedal Stop. After adjusting your Throttle linkage for track conditions (tacky track or dry slick) adjust your pedal stop to match your linkage from the fire wall. No need to have driver in the cockpit. Gas Pedal Stop



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25th Anniversary Lug Nuts25th Anniversary

"New" High Visibility KRC-8201R

 Kluhsman Racing Components offers the strongest aluminum lug nuts on the market. They are manufactured from 7075 non-corrosive aircraft aluminum, and then black hard anodized to provide the toughest nut around. The 5/8" course thread is rolled, making them lighter and stronger than steel. Nuts are available in single or double angle style with a lifetime guarantee. We also offer Teflon and zinc plated, hardened steel lug nuts with the same Kluhsman reliability. Another Kluhsman first is the introduction of our New Nextel Cup Heat Treated Super Slick Teflon Coated Lug Nuts.







"Kluhsman Racing Components would like to Thank all of our customers for purchasing our products. We spend many hours researching and developing products for you. Our goal is to extend the life of your components and reduce your workload at the track. We work closely with the professionals in the racing industry to make your car perform faster and keep you safer. In fact, all of our products come from listening to you. We stand behind the quality of our products 100%. See you at the races!"

Mel Kluhsman Jr.



To find out more information about these products and all products manufactured by Kluhsman Racing Components, please check us out on the web at www.krcracing.com or by calling (800) 814-5745 to locate a distributor near you!


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