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Tech Tip: Timing Marks on 602/604 Balancers

New 602/604 Harmonic Balancer

This tech tip was provided to us by Steve Hendren at Hendren Racing Engines:

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    A shot of the late model 4-wide salute at the World of Outlaws 2014 World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, NC. While not a Crate race, World Finals is a gathering event for racers of all types. Photo Courtesy of Kate Dillon, Crate Insider.com.

  • The Grit Racing Series at Woodhull Raceway

    The Grit Racing Series at Woodhull Raceway in Woodhull, NY running the "Bully Hill Vineyards" event. Photo Courtesy of Bryan Chase, owner of CHASE FX. October 15, 2014

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    The Northwest Extreme Late Model Series at Sunset Speedway Park with their first Driver Appreciation Night. Photo Courtesy of Nicki Gamell.

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    The South West Tour Trucks and lined up for racing action. Photo courtesy of the South West Tour Trucks Series.

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    Chad McClellan running the RUSH Racing Series up on two wheels! And, he saved it! Photo courtesy of Mark McClellan.

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    The RUSH Racing Series first ever tour event at Potomac Speedway on June 20th, 2014. Photo courtesy of WRT Speedwerx.

  • Aaron Barley at Beckley Motor Speedway

    Aaron Barley at Beckley Motor Speedway May 30, 2014..Photo courtesy of Peeping Dragon Photography.

  • Magnolia Motor Speedway

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  • JEGS CRA All Stars Series "Cabin Fever 100"

    The start of the JEGS CRA All Stars Series "Cabin Fever 100" at Springport Speedway on May 4th, 2014. Photo courtesy of R&S Racing Photos.

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    Ross Bailes might be the hottest crate racer around, starting off 2014 by WINNING! Photo taken by Gene Lefler, owner of On The Cushion. April 17, 2014

  • Cherokee Speedway

    Photo taken at a Cherokee Speedway located in Gafney, SC by ZSK Photography. April 1, 2014

  • Speedweek

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