Casey Spradlin, driver of the Southeastern Hose backed Top Sportsman and Top Dragster team hopes 2016 starts where 2015 ended…in the winner’s column. The off season is finally over for the team as the season kicks off with back to back races in Gainesville, Florida for the multi-time Southeast Division points champion based out of Ranburne, AL. The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division opener is this weekend at the fabled AutoPlus Raceway followed by the historic GatorNationals. Spradlin hopes the off season preparation will pay off with small and big Wally’s!
“This particular off season was pretty special as we not only had to get my 1600 horsepower supercharged powerplants ready for 2016 but we also added a 5 horsepower powerplant to the stable. My daughter will become the 3rd generation Spradlin drag racer when she starts in the NHRA Jr. Dragster League trainee program this season,” the proud father beams. “This has me more excited than ever. I am ready to get our Spring races underway so that we can get her on the track also.”
Spradlin was not only busy getting 3 cars ready for the upcoming racing season, he was busy adding marketing partners to the ever growing list of supporters that help make the team successful. Spradlin Motorsports and Southeastern Hose, based in Bremen, GA will mark their 5th year anniversary together this season. “Dick and Bill Travis and the employees of Southeastern Hose are the reason we have multiple championship trophies on our mantle. In 2012, when they joined our team, we were sitting on the sidelines when the season started…although we started late, we finished strong by winning the NHRA division championship that season and again in 2014. That would not have happened if it wasn’t for their support. Since then, we have been blessed to add additional supporters each season,” a thankful Spradlin reflects.
Spradlin Motorsports is very proud that NGK Spark plugs, CP Carrillo Connecting Rods and Pistons, and Manley Performance will be joining the team this season. NGK has a long and storied history in motorsports because of their quality spark plugs that racing teams can rely on to help their engines perform and win. The same goes for Manley, they are celebrating their 50th year in business, which is not possible without quality parts and great customer service. CP Carrillo’s Aluminum connecting rods are the best in the industry, you see them in all the professional classes like promod, top alcohol, and nitro cars. The horsepower required to run in the sportsman levels two fastest classes requires reliable internal engine parts that will hold up for multiple seasons for the “working man’s” sportsman racing teams. “We work really hard to win on the track, but we also work very hard to help our supporters in their marketing efforts and I think it shows by the number of companies that see value in our efforts,” Spradlin says proudly.
The team’s 2016 plans are to pursue the NHRA national and Southeast division championships in both Top Dragster and Top Sportsman. The off weekends will be filled with test sessions for the future generation of Spradlin Motorsports.
Spradlin Motorsports is grateful for the support of great marketing partners like Southeastern Hose, Lucas Oil, Smith Brothers Push Rods, NGK Spark Plugs, TCI Transmissions, DragRacingPro.com software, Lunati Crankshafts, Jet Hot Performance Coatings, Tim Gaines Performance, Hoosier Tires provided by Jody’s Trackside Tire Service, Renegade Race Fuels provided by G.A.S. Racing Inc., Isky Racing Cams Red Zone Lifters, CP Carrillo, and Manley Valves. For more information about the team please visit our website at spradlinmotorsports.com and also our facebook page at facebook.com/spradlinmotorsports.
About Spradlin Motorsports
Based in Ranburne, AL, Spradlin Motorsports with its second generation driver, Casey Spradlin, competes in Top Dragster with his 1600 hp, 215+ MPH supercharged, dragster. Spradlin competes in Top Sportsman with a 1600 hp, 200+ MPH supercharged, ’37 Chevy Coupe. The team is a two time NHRA national event finalist, winning the 2009 SportsNationals, and a three time Southeast division points champion, twice in the NHRA and once in the IHRA. Marketing partners include Southeastern Hose, Lucas Oil, Smith Brothers Push Rods, NGK Spark Plugs, TCI Transmissions, DragRacingPro.com software, Lunati Crankshafts, Jet Hot Performance Coatings, Tim Gaines Performance, Hoosier Tires provided by Jody’s Trackside Tire Service, Renegade Race Fuels provided by G.A.S. Racing Inc., Isky Racing Cams Red Zone Lifters, CP Carrillo, and Manley Valves. Visit www.spradlinmotorsports.com for more information and also our facebook page at facebook.com/spradlinmotorsports.
About Southeastern Hose, Inc.
Established in 1963, with over 50 years in business, Southeastern Hose stands as a major factor in the Hose Assembly and Expansion Joint Industry. With over 200 years of combined experience, from welding, fabricating, sales, and administration departments, the knowledge, capabilities, and expertise of Southeastern Hose is virtually unsurpassed. Southeastern Hose is a leading fabricator of Flexible Metal, Rubber, Teflon®, and Composite Hose Assemblies and Expansion Joints, Pump Connectors, Hydraulic, Pneumatic, and Jacketed Assemblies, Chemical Transfer, Tar & Asphalt, Air, Coolant, and Stripwound Hose. Offering an assortment of Fittings, Couplings, and Adaptors, as well as components in an exceptionally wide variety of types, sizes, and materials. The Southeastern Hose, Inc. mission is simple: "Connect with Confidence". Visit www.sehose.com for more information.