February 12, 2009
Eaton’s TVS® Supercharger Wins Drag Racing Debut At The 2009 NHRA Winternationals
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that its Twin Vortices Series (TVS®) supercharger won its professional drag racing debut at the 2009 Kragen O’Reilly National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) Winternationals in Pomona, Calif., on Feb. 11.
John Calvert, driving a 40th Anniversary 2008 Mustang FR500CJ Cobra Jet for owner Brent Hajek Motorsports duplicated the success of the original 1968 Cobra Jet by winning the Stock Eliminator class with a 10.08 pass. The 2008 Cobra Jet Mustang is a factory-built race car powered by an Eaton 2300 TVS supercharger that is NHRA-legal and is the first purpose-built race car from Ford for drag racing since the original Cobra Jet Mustang.
“This marks the debut of Eaton’s TVS supercharger into the world of competitive drag racing,” said Darryl Niven, general manger – Eaton’s Supercharger Division. “The success of the TVS at the drag strip further validates that the power behind our supercharger can not only improve a race car’s performance, but any vehicle application.”
The Eaton TVS supercharger is an all-new Roots-type positive displacement supercharger that features twin four-lobe rotors that are twisted 160-degrees. The intermeshing, high-speed rotor design pumps air directly into the engines intake system that, when mixed with fuel, creates more power. By comparison, the original Eaton supercharger design features three lobes twisted 60 degrees. The fourth lobe and added twist, when combined with redesigned air inlet and outlet ports, creates a smooth, highly efficient flow of air into the engine and improves noise and vibration characteristics.
With sales of $1.9 billion in 2008 and 10,000 employees around the world, Eaton’s Automotive Group supplies the automotive industry with critical components that reduce emissions and fuel consumption, and improve vehicle stability and performance. Principal products include engine valvetrain components, torque control products, fluid conveyance components, superchargers, fuel emission and powertrain controls.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2008 sales of $15.4 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 75,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.