Derek West and Spider 9 Axles
(Photo courtesy of Rock Midget Motorsports)
Spider 9 Axles are proving themselves, year after year, as a dominant player in competition motorsports such as W.E.Rock, XRRA, and King of the Hammers. Because I have the marketing skills equivalent to a burnt piece of toast, I have neglected to share the many stories that come in from competitors and their success using our products. Just the other day, we got a great e-Mail from Derek West and a light finally went off in my head. We have to make these stories public for all to read.
For those new to the sport, here is a quick summary of Derek West’s achievements. In 2008, Derek took 1st place in W.E.Rock’s Pro Modified Series, W.E.Rock’s Grand Nationals, & XRRA’s Eastern Series. So far this year, Derek has already secured two XRRA 1st place finishes, a MOROC 1st place finish, and a W.E.Rock 2nd & 3rd place finish. In person, Derek is about as humble as one can be, but in competition motorsports he is without question a force to be reckoned with!
So when someone like Derek West chimes in, it means a lot in terms of how well our products are holding up. Here is his e-Mail, unedited, which was sent to us on 22-May-2009:
Just wanted to drop you a note with an update on my teams performance. We were able to pull off a double win at the first XRRA double header at the Gray Rock off-road park in Alabama. With the competition getting tougher every event I rely on quality Spidertrax components to stand up to the abuse we dish out. Being able to turn 50 degrees in the tight, twisty courses was a huge advantage and a major factor in our back to back victories. I cant express enough how great it is to have complete confidence in my axle shafts after breaking 5 shafts and twisting splines on 3 more of another brand last year. I absolutely depend on my axle components to not fail so I can concentrate on my next course and not be rushed fixing something. I had all of my Spidertrax axle shafts out recently for inspection and there was absolutely not signs of twisting in the spline area, what a relief. Thank you for your great support and innovative products.
Thanks Derek for the kind words and to all the other competitors out there running our products. We would love to hear from everyone using Spidertrax components, so please drop us an e-Mail and let us know your thoughts. If you want to learn more about Derek West and his team Crush Motorsports, head over to his website at http://www.crushmotorsports.com.