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GearWrench Race Team Shines in Chicago

GEARWRENCH-SPONSORED AUSSIE NHRA DRAG TEAM STARTING TO SHINE IN THE US

Driver Shane Tucker Achieves Career Best Results in Chicago – Next Stop: Norwalk, Ohio

 

SPARKS, MD (July 2, 2014)— GearWrenchÒ, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, is sponsoring Rob Tucker Racing, an Australian drag racing team who is fielding a Pro Stock car in the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The GearWrench/RTR team applauds Shane Tucker, who, in only his sixth NHRA Pro Stock appearance, achieved a career best in the Chicago semi-finals this past weekend. 

Qualifying in tenth position on Saturday, Tucker was set to go against Chris McGaha in Round 1 of eliminations on Sunday.  However, Tucker was awarded a solo pass due to an oil leak issue in McGaha’s vehicle. 

In Round 2 of the semi-finals, Tucker pulled out a holeshot win against current Championship leader Erica Enders-Stevens.  Driving the Pro Stock Chevrolet Camaro, Tucker blazed across the finish line first to win by just three thousandths of a second.

Tucker was determined to achieve a victory in the semi-finals against Vincent Noble, considering the last time they raced Vincent was the victor.  Ultimately, Noble jumped in front and came out on top.  Despite the results, Crew Chief Rob Tucker remained positive, “Look it would have been nice to go through to the finals today, but it was just Vincent’s day. As a team we are seeing progressive results and we will be looking to better ourselves again next week in Norwalk.”

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The future looks bright for GearWrench/ RTR so tune in to ESPN next week as Shane Tucker tries to beat his own record in Norwalk, Ohio!

 

Qualifying Rounds

SATURDAY, JULY 5, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD

11pm – 1am ET/8pm – 10pm PT

 

Final Elimination Rounds

SUNDAY, JULY 6, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD

9pm – 12am ET/6pm – 9pm PT

 

After Ohio, the GearWrench/RTR team will be racing in the following NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events this year:

Aug 27 - Sept 1 Indianapolis, IN

Sept 12 - 14 Charlotte, NC

Sept 18 - 21 Dallas, TX

 

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Shane Tucker with the GearWrench/Rob Tucker Racing Pro Stock Chevrolet Camaro

 

About GearWrench:

GearWrench is a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, one of the largest hand tool manufacturers in the world. Since the launch of the original patented five-degree ratcheting wrench, the GearWrench brand has continuously led the industry with breakthroughs in pass-thru ratchets, sockets, screw/nut drivers, pliers and specialty tools. Millions of GearWrench products have been "Professionally Tested" throughout the world. Additional information about GearWrench is available online at www.gearwrench.com.

 

About Apex Tool Group:

Apex Tool Group, LLC, based in Sparks, MD, is one of the largest worldwide producers of hand and power tools, tool storage, drill chucks, chain, and electronic soldering products. Directly and through its subsidiaries, Apex serves a multitude of global markets, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, hardware, industrial, and consumer retail. Apex markets its portfolio of diverse products under its own brand names in addition to being the principal manufacturer for several key private label products for certain retailers for many years. Additional information about Apex Tool Group is available at www.apextoolgroup.com.

 

KD Tools Joins GearWrench Family

KD TOOLS JOINS GEARWRENCH® FAMILY

KD Tools Quality Meets GearWrench Innovation, Bringing End Users a New Level of Productivity in Automotive Specialty Tools

SPARKS, MD (July 1, 2014) – GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced that the complete line of KD Tools is now available under the popular GearWrench brand.

For over 95 years, KD Tools has made tough jobs easier for automotive professionals. As one of the first automotive specialty tool brands, KD Tools has a storied history among automotive professionals.  Now end users will benefit from the quality of KD Tools coupled with GearWrench innovation.  The transition offers end users the best in service kits, engine tools, brake tools, inspection tools, and more.

“The news means automotive professionals can now access more tools in more categories under the GearWrench brand,” said Paul Steinweg, director of marketing for Apex Tool Group Automotive. “End users can feel confident knowing they’ll receive the quality and craftsmanship from KD Tools with cutting edge innovation, which has become synonymous with the GearWrench brand.” 

The GearWrench Serpentine Belt Tool is an example of a new productivity‑enhancing specialty tool that is a result of the change. End users can expect more new innovations in the specialty tool category from GearWrench in the future.

Award-winning GearWrench customer service and the rock-solid GearWrench lifetime guarantee come with all GearWrench tools, including rebranded KD Tools. The full line of GearWrench® Professional Tools is available from mobile distributors, auto parts stores and industrial distributors. To find the one nearest you, visit GearWrench.com and click on Where To Buy.

 

                                                      

 

About GearWrench:

GearWrench is a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, one of the largest hand tool manufacturers in the world. Since the launch of the original patented five-degree ratcheting wrench, the GearWrench brand has continuously led the industry with breakthroughs in pass-thru ratchets, sockets, screw/nut drivers, pliers and specialty tools. Millions of GearWrench products have been "Professionally Tested" throughout the world. Additional information about GearWrench is available online at www.gearwrench.com.

 

About Apex Tool Group:

Apex Tool Group, LLC, based in Sparks, MD, is one of the largest worldwide producers of hand and power tools, tool storage, drill chucks, chain, and electronic soldering products. Directly and through its subsidiaries, Apex serves a multitude of global markets, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, hardware, industrial, and consumer retail. Apex markets its portfolio of diverse products under its own brand names in addition to being the principal manufacturer for several key private label products for certain retailers for many years. Additional information about Apex Tool Group is available at www.apextoolgroup.com.

RTR Race Results

GEARWRENCH/ROB TUCKER RACING TEAM SHOWS PROMISE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

Driver Shane Tucker Proves to be a Key Contender in the National Hot Rod Association Mello Yello Series

SPARKS, MD (June XX, 2014) – GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, is sponsoring Rob Tucker Racing, an Australian drag racing team who is fielding a Pro Stock car in the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The GearWrench/RTR team had an outstanding showing at the NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, New Hampshire, held June 19 through 22. On Saturday, Shane Tucker and his 1400-horsepower Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro placed in 4th position (out of 16) in the final round of Pro Stock qualifying. On Sunday, he made it through the first round of final eliminations before shutting down early in the second round.

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“We are continually impressed by the entire Rob Tucker Racing team, including Shane, who is really starting to deliver some impressive times, and the techs who basically tear down the entire car between rounds,” said Jim Stewart, product manager for GearWrench. “We’re proud to sponsor RTR and wish them top speeds and low ETs for the rest of the season!”

Next for the GearWrench/RTR team, it’s on to Chicago for the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Route 66 Nationals, June 26 through 29. Both qualifying and elimination rounds will be broadcast on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD. Don’t forget to watch or set your DVR to see Shane Tucker and GearWrench go for the top position in Pro Stock!

 

Qualifying Rounds

SATURDAY, JUNE 28, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD

8pm – 10pm ET/5pm – 7pm PT

 

Final Elimination Rounds

SUNDAY, JUNE 29, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD

3pm – 6pm ET/12 noon – 3pm PT

 

After Chicago, the GearWrench/Rob Tucker Racing team will be racing in the following NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events this year:

 

July 3-6 Norwalk, Ohio

Aug 27 - Sept 1 Indianapolis, Indiana

Sept 12 - 14 Charlotte, North Carolina

Sept 18 - 21 Dallas, Texas

 

Drag racing fans can stay up-to-date with news from the team, by “Liking” GearWrench on Facebook (www.facebook.com/GearWrench).

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