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Welcome to Scott's Blog.

My name is Scott Weney, 2000 IHRA Funny Car World Champion, and President of the S&W Performance Group. Our company was founded by my father, Walter Weney, in 1959. Today, after 55 years of family and employee dedication, we are recognized as a leader in our industry. S&W brand products are proudly manufactured in Spring City, Pennsylvania- USA, where we build for past, present & future racing legends. In addition, we are recognized for our outstanding technical support service that is provided by our staff’s countless years of on-track racing experience and hands-on working knowledge. The goal of this blog is to communicate and interact with you directly on ideas, experiences, issues, and helpful articles.

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Racer to Race Promoter

Posted on Friday, October 10, 2014 Categories: Scott's Blog

The end of the season is coming up fast, faster then I want it to but there is no stopping time, time marches on. After 38 years of driving race cars I still don't like the racing season coming to a close. I think we will race 1 more time at Atco and then get the truck and trailer ready for the trip south to extend our summer for 10 more races. We are looking forward to the up coming very...

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Trying to Get This Blog thing up to speed!

Posted on Friday, June 13, 2014 Categories: Scott's Blog

Trying to get this Blog thing up to speed.Over the past month or so, I have been asking different people about writing for our Blog system. I talked to everyone here at the shop, and some other people that I've had in the back of my mind. These people were 'targeted' months ago, knowing that we would soon be adding the blogs to our websites.Operating under the premises of S&W performance...

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The Weekend of the lesser evil.

Posted on Friday, May 16, 2014 Categories: Scott's Blog

The Weekend of the lesser evil.
This season has been strange for me. Most seasons by now I would have raced the last weekend in March and every weekend since. But no this winter was so cold and just would not go away so the end of March was to cold for me and then it became the rainy season. So I have been to the track once so far and made 1 run. I thought we would go to Maple Grove and...

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TECH TIP: Pedal Ratio Explained

Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2014 Categories: Scott's Blog

Pedal assembly ratio, or mechanical leverage is the ratio calculated from the length from the pivot point of the pedal to the center of the foot pedal (A), divided by the length from the pivot point to the master cylinder pushrod (B). Refer to the figures below. Mechanical leverage is simply a means of increasing the brake force without increasing your leg effort. As A gets longer and B gets...

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Track Temperature Tips

Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Categories: Scott's Blog

Track TempThe track temperature is a very important number at the beginning of the season. Here in the northeast the ground was froze all winter and the ground holds the temperature for longer then it takes for the air to feel warm to you. So you may go to the track and it is a nice t-shirt type of day, but if you shot the ground temp in the shade it is considerably lower than you would...

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