Chili Pepper Racing, racing for the health of it


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Jim Osborn to serve as Panelist at the 2008 SEMA Show in Las Vegas November 3, 2008

Ooltewah, TN-The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. As part of the AAIW, the SEMA Show attracts more than 120,000 industry leaders from over 100 countries for unlimited profit opportunities in the automotive, truck and SUV, and RV markets. SEMA Show 2007 drew over 60,000 domestic and international buyers through two million square feet of exhibits. The displays are segmented into 10 sections, and a New Products Showcase features more than 2,000 newly introduced parts, tools and components. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.

As part of SEMA’s Industry Trends & Forecasts educational seminars Chili Pepper Racing’s Jim Osborn will serve as a panelist for the “Fueling the Green Movement” session November 3rd at 8:30-10am. The session will focus on the new frontier of environmentally friendly hot rodders and socially conscious enthusiasts demanding custom automotive products. This new market of tech savvy enthusiasts and customers is propelling the need for alternative parts, high performance conversions and solutions to the evolution of transportation. Zach Krelle, the session moderator, and the panel of distinguished professionals will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the specialty equipment industry and how to approach this burgeoning market. The post session industry roundtable will discuss current market conditions and provide information you may need in the future.

In 2007, Chili Pepper Racing changed the face of motorsports when they became the first team in the USA to campaign a production based diesel sedan in a professional series, the SPEED World Challenge Series. The Spice red Mk V Volkswagen Jetta TDI was fueled with Bio-diesel making it the World’s First Bio-diesel powered Touring Car and earned Chili Pepper Racing recognition as an “Engine of Change” by the Red Bulletin during the 2007 Fuji Grand Prix. In 2008 the Chili Pepper Racing VW TDI once again made history racing a compound turbo system the team developed with Garrett Turbo/Honeywell. Chili Pepper Racing continues to work with the aftermarket industry to produce race quality performance products.

Chili Pepper Racing is supported by Garrett Turbo Chargers, Carrillo industries, EuroGear USA, Deval, Stoptech Brakes, Spec Clutch, and Vibrant Performance.

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