We have lost a good friend.
Sally Miksiewicz was the CEO and vice chairperson of the East Penn Manufacturing Company.
Ms. Miksiewicz, 52, was killed June 20 when she was struck by a pickup truck while jogging near her home in Pike Township, Berks County.
East Penn, a family-owned company with more than 6,800 employees, is the second-largest employer in Berks County, where Maple Grove Raceway is located.
East Penn’s extensive product line includes Duracell auto batteries. Since 2011, Duracell (DriveDuracell.com) has been the Official Battery of the Super Chevy Show series.
It often was said she looked on East Penn’s employees as extended family. East Penn has been recognized for 13 consecutive years with the designation as one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania.
Thousands paid respects to Sally at a memorial service on June 27. The Super Chevy Show and Maple Grove Raceway will remember her with a moment of silence during the opening ceremonies of the event on July 13.
The Manufacturers Series is proud to announce Gibtec Pistons as a new sponsor of the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend, and Mega Mopar Action events. Gibtec’s involvement will focus on product awareness for bracket racers, car show participants, and automotive enthusiasts attending each national touring series.
Gibtec manufactures custom pistons for all different types of competition vehicles. Opened for business just over one year ago, the company is based in Denver. In addition to selling custom pistons, Gibtec also works with the Big 3 motor companies on research and development at its state-of-the-art facility.
“What makes our company different is we’re more personalized than the bigger companies; we work one-on-one with each customer. We offer a more unique experience for customers who want that competitive edge to win,” said Rob Giebas, Gibtec General Manager. “We look forward to growing our brand and meeting race fans through the Manufacturers Series events in 2014.”
Each of the three series – Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend, and Mega Mopar Action series have combined to complete 6 of 33 total events this season, and have seen an increase in spectator and participant admissions.
“The Manufacturers Series is off to a very positive start for the year, and we are excited to add Gibtec Pistons to the family of sponsors” said Lex Dudas, President of the Manufacturers Series. “Gibtec is going to jump right in and be involved at our shows in Virginia, Texas, and Michigan this weekend.”
The Super Chevy Show hosts two events on the weekend of May 17-18, at Virginia Motorsports Park and Texas Motorplex, as well as a one-day Mega Mopar Action series event at US 131 Dragway, on Sunday, May 18.
About Manufacturers Series
Designed to offer something for everyone in a family atmosphere for American “Big Three” automotive brand enthusiasts, the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend and Mega Mopar Action Series are all members of the Manufacturers Series with 33 events in 2014. Each Manufacturers Series event is wholly owned by its respective host track and showcases a car show, drag racing, manufacturer’s midway, swap meet and car corral, as well as autocross at selected events. For more information or for event schedules, visit: www.mfgseries.com.
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Contact: Jill Canuso
S&W Grows Larger & Steps Up to Support All 2014 Manufacturers Series Events
Sponsor of the S&W Challenger Shootout, CamaroGuys Gen 5 Challenge and the MustangGuys Fastest 5.0 Shootout
Spring City, Pa. (March 18, 2013) – The S&W Performance Group is delighted to announce their 33 event commitment to the 2014 Manufacturers Series, and the addition of both CamaroGuys.com and MustangGuys.com to their rapidly growing swracecars.com website. Now, with one click, the CamaroGuys.com and MustangGuys.com visitors will have full access to the entire S&W Race Cars, Race Parts and Rod Parts product lines. The recently updated ‘CamaroGuys’ and ‘MustangGuys’ categories are loaded with Easy to Do-It-Yourself, Bolt-On components for the serious performance enthusiast, as well as being stocked with professional level competition use race parts.
“The MFG Series racers, car show entrants and fans are passionate about their Made in the USA muscle,” said S&W’s Marketing Director, Jill Canuso. “That’s why it’s a perfect fit for our brands, as we are passionate about our Made in the USA products. I look forward to personally presenting the beautiful custom S&W made winner trophies, at the Memphis, Tenn., Martin, Mich., and Reading, Pa. Super Chevy Shows as well as at the Petersburg, Va., Mega Mopar Action Series event.”
S&W is also proud to announce the debut of Scott Weney’s Blog to their ever-expanding website. Scott is not only the President of the S&W Performance Group, he is the 2000 IHRA Funny Car World Champion and the reigning 2013 Atco Raceway Top Dragster Champ. The goal of his blog is to communicate and interact with our customers directly on ideas, experiences, issues, and provide helpful articles. As a bonus, occasionally his blog will feature ‘Past, Present & Future Racing Legends’ as guest contributors.
The 55 year old, USA Manufacturer, will sponsor the Mega Mopar Action Series – Challenger Shootout, as well as becoming the Presenting Sponsor of the Super Chevy Show – CamaroGuys Gen 5 Challenge and the Fun Ford Weekend – MustangGuys Fastest 5.0 Shootout.
ABOUT S&W RACE CARS
Founded in 1959, S&W Race Cars is known worldwide as the leader in drag race chassis development and innovation. Their custom built, award winning race cars are used by many of the leading NHRA & IHRA professional, Nostalgia and Sportsman race teams. Their 27,000 sq ft. headquarters houses a full line of affordable chassis kits, roll bars and roll cages, suspension parts, rollers to complete race cars and much more. S&W’s Made in the USA products are used by do-it-yourselfers and professionals around the world. S&W Race Cars also carries products for use in pro/street cars, street rods, and off-road trucks and RV’s. The manufacturing department provides WaterJet cutting, MIG and TIG welding, sheet-metal forming; round or rectangular tube bending and full-service machine shop services. For more information visit www.swracecars.com or call (800) 523-3353.
If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please call Jill Canuso at 610-948-7303 x112 or e-mail Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org