SCAT Enterprises caught up with one of AFR’s sponsored racers, Russ Morseman, driver of 44 big block modified and small block modified Super Dirt Series, STSS. This three-time Woodhull Raceway track champion gave us the rundown of his most recent races.
July 30, 2022
We traveled to Woodhull Raceway again this weekend and started third in our heat. I finished second, but if I could have cleared the second place car lap earlier I think we would have been contending for the win. In the feature I started seventh and quickly moved to second, with me chasing down the leader but getting passed at the line – finishing third. The car keeps getting better and better and reacting well to the changes made. We are all having fun and it’s nice seeing all the hard work start to pay off!
August 6, 2022
We traveled to Woodhull Raceway for the $5,500 to Win 50 Lap Race, the biggest race of the year. We drew 23 at the gate which started us third in the third heat. We were three wide for a couple laps for the lead. Right before I went out, it rained, which made the bottom a little slick and I couldn’t get the run I needed off the bottom to pass for second. We were by far the fastest car in our heat race, and ended up finishing third. We redrew six for the feature and I quickly made it to fourth. I had a long green flag run to lap 39, which had me catching the second and third place cars pretty quickly. During that run my engine started running warm around 230 degrees, so I started rolling in and out of gas earlier, which worked in keeping the temperature steady. I was hoping for a caution, and then one came out on lap 39. We regrouped, but after that caution my car got wicked tight in the middle of the corner and we ended up riding it out for an awesome fourth place finish. Our new setup worked great, and I’m excited to go back again this weekend until we get it too tight and then back it down some. All in all, it’s our third top 5 finish in three weeks, and I want to thank you so much for being part of our team. We couldn’t do it without you guys!
About SCAT Enterprises
For over 50 years, SCAT Enterprises has offered a wide range of products under the SCAT Crankshafts and Procar by SCAT brands. In addition to a comprehensive line of crankshaft options, the brand offers high-quality connecting rods and rotating assemblies for a wide variety of applications, including Small and Big Block Chevy, Chevy LS, Small and Big Block Ford, Ford Modular, Vintage Ford, Small and Big Block Chrysler, Modern Hemi, Pontiac, Sport Compact, Motorcycle and Industrial. Additionally, SCAT Crankshafts can make a crankshaft from a raw billet to a finished crankshaft in its Redondo Beach, California, manufacturing facility.
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About Air Flow Research
Founded in 1970 by Ken Sperling, Air Flow Research pioneered the process of CNC porting cylinders heads which is now common practice in today’s automotive industry. Over the last 45 years we have been defining technological leadership and flow dynamics in the pursuit of increased performance. This commitment has enabled Air Flow Research to find themselves on the fastest race cars and the most powerful street machines in the country.
Utilizing modern manufacturing techniques and the latest in machinery, such as a Browne & Sharpe Coordinate Measuring Machine, fifteen Haas’ 5-AXIS CNC machines, three Mazaks, four Newen Epoch valve machines, Two Mori Seiki 42 pallet systems, and three VF4 Haas machines. AFR stays true to this commitment by manufacturing each piece in our Valencia, California facility just 30 minutes north of Los Angeles.
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