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The Hedman Performance Group Captures the Attention of SEMA Show-Goers

Published December 22, 2016 by Kahn Media

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The Hedman Performance Group had a busy booth this year at the 2016 SEMA Show. Aside from the displays filled with awesome new parts, one of the biggest reasons for the popularity was the unveiling of the PCHRODS “50/50” Camaro built by Rob Phillips. We also debuted lots of new parts that help make your ride faster and perform better. Von Hot Rod joined in the fun as well this year, greeting fans and pinstriping items for them as well as helping with the giveaway of his two custom-built Hedman Hedders lamps. Read the rest of this entry →

Alex “The Car Girl” Rogeo Starts 2016 NMCA West Season With #1 Qualifier and 4th Place in Points

Published April 7, 2016 by Kahn Media

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Alex Rogeo started the 2016 NMCA West championship series by securing the #1 qualifier spot in the Quick Street class at the Nitto Tires Spring Nationals at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, California, and took her Liquid Glow Arrington Performance 2007 Dodge Magnum down to the final five cars. With the qualifying bonus points, she starts the season in fourth place.

 

 

“This was our first NMCA West race,” said Alex. “We’ve made this our main points series for the year and the level of competition is really high. There are racers here that have won so many races, so many various championships over the years that we knew going into this that this was going to be both fun and really tough.”

 

This race comes on the heels of Alex’s win at Muscle Cars at the Strip two weeks ago in the Arrington Performance New HEMI Challenge class. The team had some work to do between the two races.

 

“We had something not quite right with the transmission,” said Alex. “We took the car to Westminster Performance Transmission and the team there went through it and found a sticky valve. They fixed that and the transmission performed flawlessly all weekend. Also, this is a stock-based race car and we have had problems off and on for the last two years with cutting and throwing engine supercharger belts. The car went to Mountain View Performance in Rancho Cucamonga and Dave Beckley implemented an idea my crew chief, Richard Kratz had come up with that looks like it has ended our belt problem for good. We not only ran in the 9s all weekend, but we ran really consistently.”

 

“This weekend we really got to focus on learning the car,” said Richard. “We were sorting out a lot of teething problems with this car which has had so many upgrades since the end of last season. By Saturday I was getting a good handle on the car setup and that let Alex find her groove at the tree. By Sunday, the car was a machine running lap after lap within thousandths of a second.”

 

During qualifying on Saturday, the team looked at going into the last round of qualifying satisfied with the car and ready to go for a good qualifying spot. Quick Street qualifies based on reaction time so the car setup was changed slightly for the last round. After the first two rounds, Chris Davis had the provisional pole with a .001 reaction time, so there wasn’t a lot of room with which to work, only a perfect light could take the pole at that point. Late in the afternoon, Alex staged the car and managed to get a perfect .000 reaction time to secure the #1 qualifying spot and the bonus points that went with it. On Sunday, Alex took the car through three tough rounds of competition and her reward was to face prior class champion, Jeff Interlicchia. Alex went red by .018 and that ended her day.

 

“Of course I was mad at myself for that red light,” Alex said. “But, we’re leaving here in fourth place and that’s a pretty good position to start the season in. I’m already looking forward to the next race.”

 

Alex thanked all of her marketing partners, “I am so lucky to have such great partners. Thank you to MAHLE Aftermarket and MAHLE Motorsports, Magnuson Superchargers, Manley Performance, Diablosport, LAT Oil, Champion Spark Plugs, shopHEMI.com, Mickey Thompson Tires, Hedman Hedders, Driveshaft Shop, Bell Racing, Mountain View Performance, Weld Racing, AEM Electronics and Big John’s Performance. I couldn’t be where I am without these great companies.”

ALEX “THE CAR GIRL” ROGEO KEEPS FIRST PLACE LEAD IN PSCA STREET MUSCLE CLASS

Published June 26, 2014 by hedmanperformancegroup

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Fontana, CA –Alex Rogeo and her Liquid Glow Arrington MAHLE Champion Spark Plugs team fought rear suspension issues but managed to leave the Pacific Street Car Nationals Calvert Racing Summer Nationals still in first place in the championship points for the Street Muscle class and apparently still in second place in the Bracket-1 class. With only two races left in the 2014 series Alex is locked into a tight battle with Larry Pittenger, Nolan Brandt and just behind them Jason Hoorn in Street Muscle and she is only two rounds behind Dick Krieger in Bracket-1. Read the rest of this entry →

ALEX “THE CAR GIRL” ROGEO EXTENDS FIRST PLACE LEAD IN PSCA STREET MUSCLE CLASS

Published June 26, 2014 by hedmanperformancegroup

Alex_Rogeo_PSCA (2)Las Vegas, NV – Alex Rogeo and her Liquid Glow shopHEMI MAHLE Champion Spark Plugs team overcame tire issues and made it to the semi-finals in the Street Muscle class of the Pacific Street Car Association’s MagnaFuel Las Vegas Nationals presented by Goodyear Racing today. With three races left in the 2014 series Alex extended her lead in the class and remains in the hunt in Bracket-1 by staying in the top three there. Read the rest of this entry →

The Hedman Headers Nostalgic Street Car Class Light Up The Strip At Pomona

Published May 22, 2014 by hedmanperformancegroup

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The second race of the 2014 NMCA West season was a heck of a show, drawing large crowds to a special and rare outing at the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona this past weekend. The Hedman Hedders Nostalgia Street Car class saw an action packed group of 33 drivers make the cut for Sunday’s eliminations with Kale Mallory snagging the number one spot after he battled his way to the top during an intense round of qualifying. Read the rest of this entry →

Alex “The Car Girl” Rogeo Leaves PSCA Fontana Race in First Place in Street Muscle Class

Published May 20, 2014 by hedmanperformancegroup

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Alex Rogeo and the Pacific Street Car Association returned to Southern California quarter mile drag racing at Auto Club Dragway inFontana,California this past weekend. The dragway was closed for almost two years during a legal tussle with neighbors over noise issues. After many great companies stepped up and provided funding in excess of one million dollars to build a sound barrier wall, the track is back in business. And so is the PSCA. The return toFontana saw high car counts, a busy vendor midway and lots of spectators. Read the rest of this entry →