John Guthu of DePere, Wisconsin is an avid snowmobiler – no snow necessary, thank you very much. The Team E3 Racing winner is entering his eighth season in competitive grass drag racing.
It’s a sport that participants are passionate about, but that many don’t even know exists. Racers outfit their sleds for speeding down grass tracks rather than across snowy fields, often reaching speeds of 140 miles per hour. Of course, this does take a little tweaking of a snow sled. Carburetors need to be re-jetted, the clutches need to be tuned and the suspensions must be set-up to get the most traction on dirt.
Many enjoy grass sledding simply as an off-season recreational activity. But Guthu and his competitors take it seriously. He landed a championship title in his first year of racing and has finished in the top three points every year since in the 600CC non-studded class. He’s starting the 2012 season with a new series, the Midstate Grass Drag Circuit. And he’s counting on E3 snowmobile spark plugs to help boost his game.
“A couple of years ago decided to switch to E3 spark plugs and noticed right away the increased power it gave me not only off the line, but down the track as well,” says Guthu, who races on a 2007 Polaris Dragon 700. “I want to be able to let people know that racers come from all walks of life, not just on the asphalt tracks with cars and snowmobiles on the snow, but snowmobiles on the grass and we have fun doing it. Having fun racing is what it should all be about, no matter if your race day is good or bad for that weekend.”
We here at E3 Spark Plugs couldn’t agree more. Welcome to the team, John!
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