McGunegill Engine Performance Is Off to Strong Start In 2008
Fresh Off Sweep at The Rattler, MEP Launches a New Website
A stout turnout of Super Late Models turned out to South Alabama Speedway on March 1st, all hoping to cash in on a winner’s purse that totaled $15,000 in the 32nd Annual Rattler 250. Some of the most talented short trackers in the country, utilizing several different engine packages, all vied to flex their muscle in one of the South’s premier early-season Super Late Model events.
Three drivers wound up leading laps during this year’s running of The Rattler. Grant Enfinger, Wayne Anderson and Casey Smith all have different driving styles, different chassis manufacturers and varying experience levels, but all three found themselves up front at one point or another during the 250-lap event.
The unifying factor between all three leaders? All three drivers utilized McGunegill Engine Performance power beneath the hoods of their racecars to sweep all 250 laps for MEP. Enfinger set fast time and won the prestigious event with his MEP Equalizer engine, while Smith and Anderson also showed the way with MEP power under their hoods during the event and were serious contenders throughout Rattler weekend at South Alabama.
With a sweep at The Rattler, McGunegill Engine customers are already off to a flying start to the 2008 season and with a full
Grant Enfinger brough MEP to victory lane in The Rattler.
slate of races left to go this season, MEP expects even more success for its drivers throughout the year.
“I’ll tell you what, that was a great weekend for us at South Alabama,” said DeWaine McGunegill of MEP. “We set fast time with Enfinger, we won the race and we led all 250 laps between Grant, Casey Smith and Wayne Anderson. That’s something pretty impressive that we were able to do that. It’s also pretty special knowing that all three drivers, all who are pretty successful Late Model drivers in their own right, chose McGunegill engines in their cars. We certainly hope to continue that kind of success all year long now that the season is really getting into full swing.”
2007 was a strong year for McGunegill Engine Performance. MEP customers succeeded in some of the most prestigious Super Late Model events in the country. Among their accomplishments included a top-five sweep at the historic Winchester 400, a victory in the All American 400 in Nashville, as well as victories and championships in PASS South, CRA Super Series, ASA Late Models and more.
Now that the calendar has turned and the 2008 season has begun, the MEP staff not only hopes to help their customers add trophies to their mantles, but also to continue to offer the racers the most cost-effective and reliable high-performance engines in the short track market.
“We’re doing a lot of things to give back to our customers at races all around the country this year. We sponsored a $500 Fast Qualifier Award at The Rattler and we’re going to keep doing things like that to continue to give back to the racers at tracks all year long. We’ve got a bunch of other things in the works too.
“We’re trying to get out to meet with all of our customers all across the country this year. We have engines out there in pretty much every series east of the Rockies, so we hope to continue to grow
the business and meet more of our customers while still offering the best product while still having our engines cost-effective for every racer.”
McGunegill Engine Performance staff members will be ready to help answer questions for both current and potential customers in the season openers for two of the Southeast’s leading Super Late Model touring series. MEP will be on hand at both the PASS South opener at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) on March 22nd as well as at the ASA Southeast Asphalt Tour’s inaugural race at Mobile International Speedway (AL) on the same day.
Also, racers, potential customers and fans have a new avenue to explore the benefits of McGunegill engines via an all-new website, www.mcgunegillengines.com created by 51 Sports of Concord, NC.
Ryan Lawler brought a win to MEP in last year's PASS South opener at Hickory.