Carl Spiering and Eaton Road Warrior Team
geared up for next round in IHRA racing

Eaton Cutler-Hammer 1963 Corvette Pro Modified Team
ready to take on the best at Martin

JORDAN STATION, ONTARIO (July 30, 2008) – Even though he is running a limited schedule of selected events, in International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Knoll - Gas Nitro Jam™ Drag Racing Series competition, Pro Modified driver Carl Spiering has proven he can run with the best of the strong Pro Modified teams.

And the driver of the Eaton Cutler-Hammer 1963 Corvette Pro Modified will be ready and on his game plan when he competes this weekend in the IHRA Torco Northern Nationals at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan.

“We have been trying some engine and driveline changes this year, and have been successful,” said Spiering, who won the IHRA Rocky Mountain Nationals in Edmonton earlier this season. “Our ERD engine program has come together well, and we have been having success with our Bruno's Automotive BRT Converter Drive, which is coupled to a Lenco transmission with a torque converter supplied by Coan Engineering. We’re still learning with this new combination, but we are very happy with the results to date.”

Along with his Pro Modified victory in Edmonton, Spiering has qualified in the top half of the line-up for the other events the team has raced in one of the toughest classes in drag racing. He qualified seventh at both Edmonton and at the recent IHRA event at Grand Bend where he went to the second round. He qualified fifth at the Motor City Nationals at Milan Michigan in May and went to the second round at that event as well.

The Northern Nationals is the seventh national event in the 10-race IHRA 2008 season.

“We didn’t have a lot of success at Martin last year, but we have in the past and I’m confident of my car and the Eaton Road Warrior will certainly be in the hunt this weekend.”

Carl’s daughter Lisa will also be competing this weekend in her Eaton Powerware sponsored dragster to a crowd that will include over 500 Eaton customers, distributors, employees and guests.

The IHRA Torco Northern Nationals in is scheduled for August 1-3 at US 131 Motorsports Park.

For information about US 131 Motorsports Park, call (269) 672-7800 or visit

Carl Spiering Motorsports,, would like to thank Eaton Cutler-Hammer and Powerware brand products for their continued support along with his associate sponsors: (ATC) Aluminum Trailer Co., Bruno's Automotive, Coan Engineering, Competition Tire Canada - Goodyear Racing Tires, ERD (Engine Research & Development), Excel Tool & Die, Tim McAmis Race Cars, NGK Spark Plugs, Pennzoil®, PSI Superchargers, Bicknell Racing Products (BRP), The Trailer Shop, VP Racing Fuels, Aeroquip Performance Products, G-Force Race Cars Inc., Cynergy Composites, Scott Jahren Paint and JET Equipment and Tools Ltd.

For more information about Carl Spiering Motorsports, please contact Bruce Mehlenbacher at

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