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It was a great weekend for JASPER Race Products at Martinsville Speedway in the STP 500. Drivers running JASPER transmissions and differentials finished in the Top Six positions. Denny Hamlin, running a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission finished first. It was Hamlin’s 5th win at Martinsville. Brad Keselowski, who won last week at Fontana, finished second running a JASPER Differential.

The NASCAR xfinity Series did not run this weekend.

A recap of finishes from Martinsville follows.

STP 500 - Martinsville Speedway

1st      Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
2nd     Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential)
3rd      Joey Logano (JASPER Differential)
4th      Matt Kenseth (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
5th      David Ragan (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
6th      Martin Truex, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
13th    Clint Bowyer (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
17th    Carl Edwards (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
28th    Brett Moffitt (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Standings

2nd    Joey Logano (JASPER Differential)
3rd     Martin Truex, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
4th     Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential)
8th     Denny Hamlin  (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
12th   Matt Kenseth (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
13th   David Ragan (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
18th   Carl Edwards (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
19th   Clint Bowyer (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
30th   Brett Moffitt (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
38th   Brian Vickers (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
41st   Michael Waltrip (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
49th   Ryan Blaney (JASPER Differential)

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Toyota A750F Transmission
Toyota (4WD) A750F pictured.

Jasper Engines & Transmissions is pleased to offer the remanufactured Toyota A750E (RWD) and A750F (4WD) transmissions.  These transmissions are for the following 2004-2011 Toyota applications:

•  Tundra
•  Sequoia
•  Tacoma
•  4Runner
•  FJ Cruiser

“Each JASPER remanufactured Toyota A750E and A750F is 100% dynamometer tested using a state-of-the art dyno software package,” said Brad Boeglin, JASPER New Product Development Group Leader. “This eliminates the chance of shifting concerns and ensures a quality product for the customer.”

All wear areas of the valve body are reamed to oversize, where applicable, and vacuum-tested to restore the hydraulic integrity of the unit. “This reduces the chance of low fluid pressure within the transmission, causing slipped clutches,” said Boeglin.

In addition to the value-added quality remanufacturing steps to provide a perfect product, great care is taken to ensure each A750E and A750F can stand up to the rigors of everyday life. “Each transmission receives 100% new friction plates from the OE manufacturer to retain shift quality and durability,” said Boeglin. “Converter linings are 100% replaced to reduce lock-up shudder and solenoids are 100% tested to verify proper operation before they are installed in the transmission.”

The JASPER remanufactured Toyota A750E and A750F is covered by a three-year, 100,000 mile, nationwide parts and labor warranty. Full warranty disclosure is available on our website or upon request.

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle:  What Italian tire company used the slogan “Power is nothing without
control”?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.

Last Week’s Friddle: What was the first model year for the 12-cylinder mid-engined
Ferrari Testarossa
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: 1984

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: To Be Announced

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Orlando Branch Takes Top Award from Annual Sales Banquet

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The Orlando branch is represented by JASPER Factory Representatives (left to right) Shelby Damron, R.B. Burkhardt and Darin Damron.

The Orlando, Florida, branch of Jasper Engines & Transmissions took home the President’s Award for 2014 at the company’s annual sales banquet January 27th. Recognized as JASPER’s top branch award, the President’s Award is based upon improvements in many categories, including:
• Percentage and total dollar sales increase
• Percentage and number of units sold increase in every product category
• Percentage of profit increase and dollars increase of profit

In addition, the Orlando branch received awards for Most Improved Gas Engine Sales and Most Improved National Account Sales.

“We want to pass along congratulations to all the Associates of the Orlando branch for winning the President’s Award for 2014,” says Zach Bawel, JASPER President. “The Florida market for JASPER products continues to grow and prosper. We look forward to continued growth from our Orlando branch in the future.”

“Congratulations to the entire staff of our Orlando branch for taking top honors in 2014,” added Joe McDonald, JASPER Regional Vice President. “The branch exceeded sales expectations by providing exceptional service and products to the finest customers in the Florida area.”

Individually, Orlando Factory Representatives, Darin Damron and Shelby Damron, were named Silver Level recipients, achieving a company sales increase in 2014 over the previous two consecutive years. Orlando Factory Representative R.B. Burkhardt was a Bronze Level recipient, achieving a company sales increase in 2014 over the previous year.

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle:  What was the first model year for the 12-cylinder mid-engined Ferrari
Testarossa?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.

Last Week’s Friddle: Which Japanese automaker produced the Cosmo grand
touring coupé
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Mazda

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle:  Which Japanese automaker produced the Cosmo grand touring coupé?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.

Last Week’s Friddle: Which British car company produces the mid-engined
Exige sports car
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Lotus

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: To Be Announced

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Schnaus Named JASPER Regional Branch Operations Manager

Schnaus, Bryan Jasper Engines & Transmissions is pleased to announce that Bryan Schnaus has been named a Regional Operations Manager for the Branch Auditing Department.

Bryan has been a JASPER Associate since 2011.  As Regional Branch Operations Manager, he will oversee the operations at 21 of JASPER’s 43 branch offices from coast to coast.  Bryan will work closely with the staff at these branches to ensure operations are running smoothly and that JASPER continues their tradition of building strong relationships with customers and Associates.

Established in 2002, and known within the company as “The A-Team”, the Branch Auditing Department is responsible for establishing and maintaining the policies and procedures for all 43 branch locations.  Along with establishing standard operating procedures, the A-Team audits branches twice a year to ensure these standards are met. The department also serves as a liaison between the branches and manufacturing, addressing concerns and suggestions for improvement that come from the branches.

“I am extremely proud of Bryan and what he has accomplished in his short career here,” said Kevin Powell, JASPER National Operations Manager. “He has an incredible energy level and has earned the respect of management here at JASPER and our branch management team as well. I’m very excited for him and his future at JASPER.”

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle:  Which British car company produces the mid-engined Exige sports car?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.

Last Week’s Friddle: Which American automobile manufacturer advertised its
Model J as “The World’s Finest Motor Car”
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Duesenberg

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Terry J.

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Brosmer, Kate

Jasper Engines & Transmissions is pleased to announce that Kate Brosmer has earned the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification. The PHR certification is offered through Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI).

Kate, a graduate of Indiana University, has been Associated with the People Services and Corporate Care department at JASPER for two years.

HRCI has been the global leader in professional credentialing for the HR profession since 1976. Through the combination of formal education, adherence to high ethical standards, demonstrated knowledge and achievement through exam and a renewed commitment to continuing professional development, HR professionals certified by the HR Certification Institute enhance their professional credibility and the organizations they serve.

Today, more than 135,000 HR professionals in 100 countries proudly maintain the HR Certification Institute’s credentials as a mark of high professional distinction.

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JASPER Offers Remanufactured Cummins 6.7L Holset Turbo

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Jasper Engines & Transmissions is pleased to offer a remanufactured Holset HE351VE turbocharger. This turbo is for 2007 and current Cummins 6.7L diesel engine applications.

“Each JASPER remanufactured Cummins 6.7L Holset turbo undergoes a three-step balancing process,” said Ryan Dooley, JASPER Diesel Division Manager. “The turbine shaft/wheel assembly, and the compressor wheel, are individually balanced on a component balancer.”

The rotating assembly, or center section, is then balanced on a high speed VSR machine. “The center section is balanced at over 70,000 RPM.” said Dooley. “We verify balance is at .05 grams per square inch or below for best operation and improved turbo life.”

In addition to the value-added quality remanufacturing steps to provide a perfect product, great care is taken to ensure each component can stand up to the rigors of everyday life. “Each Cummins 6.7L Holset turbo receives new bearings and thrust packages, 100% new seals on pushrods to keep exhaust gases out of the bearing housing, along with new cross shaft seals to prevent oil leaks out of the actuator drive gear port,” said Dooley. “We also install new stainless steel cup plugs to prevent corrosion.”

The variable geometry of this turbo is controlled by a sophisticated CAN controlled module. “Each of these actuators has its CAN network communication verified and is electronically calibrated to the turbo,” added Dooley.  “100% new seals are used to keep the coolant used to cool the actuator away from the delicate electronics inside.”     

The JASPER remanufactured Cummins 6.7L Holset turbo is covered by a one-year, unlimited mile, nationwide parts and labor warranty. Full warranty disclosure is available at www.jasperengines.com or upon request.