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Grant Enfinger Returns To ThorSport Racing For 2018 Season

January 23, 2018

SANDUSKY, Ohio (January 23, 2018) – Grant Enfinger, the 2015 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Champion, will return to ThorSport Racing for the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season, piloting the No. 98 Champion Power Equipment/Curb Records Ford F-150. The Fairhope, Ala. native, who celebrated his 33rd birthday on Monday, led 41 laps en route to nine top-five and 15 top-10 finishes in his rookie season for the Sandusky, Ohio-based team in 2017, and plans to build on that success as he competes for the championship title in 2018.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be back with ThorSport Racing for the 2018 season, and also to be back with Ford,” said Grant Enfinger. “A good bit of my earlier years in the ARCA Series were with Ford, and with their support we were able to go to victory lane quite a few times. I’ve always maintained a good relationship with those guys, and I feel that we can translate that into success in the Truck Series. I’m very thankful for the opportunity that Duke and Rhonda Thorson have allowed for us this year, and last. I know we can build on what we had last year, and make them proud by seeing their trucks in victory lane a lot this year.”
Enfinger’s 2018 campaign will once again be led by veteran crew chief Jeff Hensley, and the 2016 Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway winner will continue his partnership with Champion Power Equipment, a market leader in power generation equipment, and Curb Records in 2018.
“This is a great opportunity for Grant (Enfinger), Jeff (Hensley), and the entire No. 98 team, to build on the success we started in 2017,” said David Pepper, General Manager of ThorSport Racing. “We look forward to having everyone back to compete for race wins and a championship title in 2018. As our driver line-up starts to take shape for the upcoming season, everyone at ThorSport Racing is working hard to get our Ford F-150’s built to compete at the top level of the series.”
Enfinger, who earned his first NCWTS Keystone Light Pole Award in the season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway (2016), also has two wins in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards at the 2.5-mile track, and will make his fourth career NCWTS start in the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 on Friday, Feb. 16. All the action will be televised live on FOX Sports 1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR channel 90 at 7:30pm ET.
Enfinger will be available to the media in the Print Breakout Room (217AB) as part of the Charlotte Media Tour from 4:00-4:20pm ET on Tuesday, January 23.
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Ultimate Inverter Decibel Challenge

September 19, 2017

YouTube user Generator Power Source has recently conducted some very cool and in-depth field tests to find out which inverter was the quietest in real-world conditions. Guess what? Champion came away with the “Quietest Generator Under Load” award. Check out that video below and also check out the Generator Power Source YouTube channel for more great videos.

Video: Quietest Generator Under A Load

Much to our surprise the largest inverter generator that tested was the QUIETEST generator under a load. The 3500 Dual Fuel generator by Champion really impressed us! Not only was it the quietest under a load, it was the quietest at 50′ in eco mode.

What makes this generator more enticing than the super quiet operating levels is the fact that this generator is RV ready. Additionally, it can be paralleled (although this unit is supposed to provide enough power for a 15,000 BTU Air Conditioner).

Video: Ultimate Decibel & Load Test

Generator Power Source conducts a sound and load test on the top name portable inverter generators including, Honda EU 2000i, Generac iQ2000, Energizer eZV2000P and eZV3200P, Westinghouse iGen2000, Champion Dual Fuel 3,500, & Coleman Powermate (open frame) 3,500.

So which is the quietest? Well, it turns out that, it depends on whether the generator is under a load and at what distance we take decibel readings. We have included readings from at the unit, 20′, 30′ and 50′. Surprising enough, one of the largest generators in the test was the quietest generators under a load.

We also tested voltage drop when a load was applied. We used a 1500 Watt Heat Gun to apply a load to these inverter generators. This is a silent, yet, power hungry device which would tax the generators. The smaller generators experienced the largest voltage drop. one generators even went form an idle of 124V down to 80V when the load was applied.

Hurricane Prep and Important Notice to Lowe’s Customers

September 8, 2017

Shipping Update 9/12/17

Due to the extreme weather in south eastern US, all carriers have temporarily embargoed parts of Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, and all of Florida. Because of this, they will not pick up any shipments headed to the embargoed areas. They are updating us on a day to day basis. This will cause delays in orders being processed. We are holding all shipments going to those areas until they have been cleared by the carriers. Please do not cancel the order. Thank you for your understanding and we will do our best to get the order out in a timely manner as soon as we have the go ahead.

Hurricane Prep & Recovery

If your generator has been improperly stored for a long period of time with gasoline in the fuel tank or carburetor, all fuel must be drained and the carburetor must be thoroughly cleaned before you can safely run your generator.

Watch this video in our Help Center on how to properly remove your generator from storage and prepare it for use.


Lowe’s Customer Shipping Notice

If you are checking the status of a recently placed order, due to the extreme rates of orders and calls, Champion is providing the following general shipping information:  For orders placed & received before 5:00PM on Sunday, September 3rd we are trying to ship by Friday, September 8th.  All orders placed after 5:00PM on September 3rd have been canceled due to out of stocks, and we are working with our retail partners to communicate this status directly.