Performance Trends, Inc.

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Re: Performance Trends Newsletter (updates)

To: Visitors to Performance Trends Website

Subject: Product News/Updates, September 2017  

  1. New Drag Racing Analyzer v3.4 B Released
  2. PRI Show Coming
  3. Drag Racing Centrifugal Clutch Program's New Features
  4. Press Coverage, National Dragster
  5. Last July's Newsletter


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1) New Drag Racing Analyzer v3.4 B Released  Our September is a little late because we really wanted to get this product update notice in it.  It has been a long time coming, but we've just released a major update to our popular Drag Racing Analyzer v3.4 B.  


A list of major improvements include:

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for a PDF file describing all the new features in v3.4B.

If you have the previous version 3.4 A, this is a $45 update charge.  If you have 3.2 or something earlier, it is a $65 update charge.

  for more info the Drag Racing Analyzer v3.4 B, and to purchase the full version of this program.  

  to send us an email requesting info on how to pay for an update.  


2)  PRI Trade Show, Indianapolis, Coming in December   We're exhibiting at the Best and Biggest racing products trade show in the world, the Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis, Dec 7-9.  We're in the same location as last year, booth # 134, so check their website floor plan, and be sure to register to attend ahead of time. 

  to find us on the PRI Trade Show floor.

  to visit the PRI Trade Show home page for more info and to arrange to attend the show.


3) Drag Racing Centrifugal Clutch Program's New Features  We've added new clutch types to our list of standard clutches to the Centrifugal (slider) Clutch program, including:

New Clutches provided with program:

In addition to the new clutch designs, we've added the feature of being able to analyze clutch torque and lockup RPM, or simply clutch clamping forces.


  click image to enlarge to show standard torque analysis


Same screen as above, but with the clamping "Force" data being presented.  See blue arrow in lower right.

click image to enlarge to show new force analysis

These new features are a free update to anyone who owns the program now.  If you want to purchase the program outright, it is $199.95.

  to see all the features of the program, and to download a demo or purchase with the shopping cart at the bottom of the page.

If you already own this program, install right over the top of your existing version by clicking on the button below.  If you have Windows 10, restart your computer and go directly to link below.  Win 10 may not always allow you to update your program if you have run the program since you last restarted your computer.)

      to install demo program over top of your current program.  Because your current program is unlocked (working version), it will stay working after this update. 

This is not critical, but when asked, select to do a Refresh installation instead of a Complete (typical) installation.  Click on Help (at the top of the main screen), and then select About...    The new version number (written in blue) should now be 1.1 A.007. 


4) Press Coverage, National Dragster  National Dragster, the NHRA publication of record, has done several features on our products and similar products from our competition.  These were all published in the printed editions of National Dragster.  Or, check them out on-line at link below. 

    Our Practice Tree's features are discussed in "Don't Think, Just React!" National Dragster, June 16, 2017 page 130
    Our DataMite Data Loggers are discussed in "A Date with Data (logging)" National Dragster Sept 8, 2017 page 106
    Our Quick Cam Checker is described in "Performance Trends: Quick Cam Checker Updates" National Dragster Sept 22, 2017 page 113

Quick-Cam-Checker-Rev-A.jpg (723370 bytes)  click to enlarge pic of Quick Cam Checker

  to visit NHRA.COM.  You must be a member to view National Dragster on-line.


5) Last August's Newsletter Here are the topics covered in our previous newsletter.  If you would like another copy of August 2017's newsletter (or any previous newsletter) for detail on these topics, visit our website at: Performance Trends Newsletters 

  1. New Blowby Recorder Features
  2. What Our Customers Say
  3. Labor Day Schedule
  4. Last July's Newsletter

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