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A win for Turner Racing + Facebook Contest & 04-08 Ford Dash Panel Now Shipping!

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December 2010

Daystar finishes out the 2010 race season with a win! Mark Turner flew past the competition at Speedworld during last weeks Arizona Short Course Championship Series. We can't wait for next year! Plus, the competition for the Daystar Facebook Contest is heating up, and the 2004-2008 Ford F-150 Dash panel is now shipping!


Trent McGee
Daystar Products International

Turner Racing Finishes 2010 with a Win!
Daystar Facebook Contest
Arizona Short Course Championship Series
Turner Racing Finishes 2010 with a Win!


With only half a season under their belts, the Daystar Products Turner Racing team finishes up the 2010 racing season with a win at the Arizona Short Course Championship (ASCC) race!

Driver Mark Turner and Crew Chief Todd Reinhardt made multiple changes to the Turner Racing SR-1 powered Rhino since its last appearance on the track.  Aside from installing a new engine to replace the one that scattered during the last ASCC race, most of the changes were to the chassis and suspension.  The nearly complete suspension overhaul included changing spring rates and ride height, alignment specs, and even tires.  While the new setup was tested to a certain extent, no one was sure how the Rhino would respond under race conditions.  Perhaps the biggest unknowns were the new Maxxis Ceros tires, a last minute addition that Turner was not able to test until race day.

Turner started things off well, easily qualifying on the pole (another first for the team).  Turner reported that while the UTV felt better than it ever had, the Speedworld track was muddiest he had ever seen and at times it felt like he was "driving in a snowstorm. "  With the Rhino obviously working well, the team made very few changes for the main event.

When the green flag dropped, Turner quickly started pulling away from the pack and never looked back.  Thanks to all of the suspension changes, Daystar Rhino looked and felt like a whole new car.  The Maxxis Ceros tires made a huge difference by providing plenty of traction on the straights while allowing enough slip and sidewall stiffness to let the rearend step out when setting up for the corners.  The feel gave Turner a whole new confidence in the Rhino, and this confidence showed, with Turner lapping several other UTVs before the mandatory caution at the halfway point.  The second half of the race went just like the first, with Turner steadily moving away from the rest of the pack and staying out front for an easy win.

The ASCC championship race was the final competition in Turner Racing's 2010 calendar.  The plans for the 2011 season include several desert races in addition to a full schedule in the Lucas Oil Series and regional ASCC races.  Turner Racing also plans to expand off-track promotional opportunities with appearances at shows and by supporting several charitable organizations. 


Click here to see more photos from the race!

Daystar Facebook Contest, 9 More Days!

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The competition is heating up for the Daystar Facebook Contest. We've already had one person reach 50 fans, but don't worry we still have more great prizes to give away! Plus, there are still 9 more days until the contest ends! Get your friends to post your name on our wall and you too could score some great Daystar gear!

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Ford Dash Panel Now Shipping!

The Daystar Dash Panel (KF71018) for all 2004-2008 Ford F-150s is now shipping! This new Dash Panel creates usable storage space while enhancing the looks and utility of the factory dash. Daystar's newest Dash Panel builds off of an existing feature of the factory dash.  The stock flat rubberized mat doesn't do much for holding things in place while cornering and are not well suited for nesting a GPS unit or cell phone.  The new Dash Panel replaces the existing rubber mat but secures to the dash using the attachment as the mat.  Simply pull up the factory mat, place the Daystar Dash Panel in its place, and push down to secure it in place; installation is that simple!

The look and texture of the Daystar Dash Panel matches the rest of the interior components, so it looks factory when installed.  Further, the Panel has an optional attachment arm that accommodates the ball-type mounts used on several common GPS units and cell phone holders!  It all adds up to making better use of the available storage space in an F-150.

Daystar's Dash Panel for the F-150 is the newest addition to Daystar's wildly popular Dash & Switch Panel line, which includes Jeep and Hummer applications.  A Dash Panel for the '09 to current F-150 will also be available soon. 

Be sure to visit our website to see our entire line of products.


Trent McGee
Daystar Products International

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