HOW IT WORKS

The IRWIN® HANSON® Ultimate Experience will award the top two students from the SkillsUSA Automotive Service Technology competition the chance of a lifetime. From September 13th – 19th, these students will work alongside hot rod mechanics and legends to build and rebuild one of NHRA’s most famous Top Fuel Dragsters. After an intense week of training in the Doug Herbert Race Shop, they will be knee deep in the trenches of the NHRA pits, ready to twirl the iron while rebuilding the dragster, heat after heat, until the final race for the trophy. In addition to other prizes awarded by various sponsors, IRWIN HANSON will award the first place winners of the secondary (high school) and post-secondary levels of the SkillsUSA Automotive Service Technology competition an all expense paid trip to the Charlotte, North Carolina area. For eight days, the winners and a guest will get a behind the scenes look at the exciting world of NHRA Top Fuel drag racing.

SkillsUSA programs help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the lab and classroom, and promote community service. These programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. At the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, more than 5,400 students compete in 91 occupational and leadership skill areas.

SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA® is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is cited as a “successful model of employer-driven youth development training program” by the U.S. Department of Labor and is an OSHA Alliance partner. SkillsUSA programs help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the lab and classroom, and promote community service.

More than 300,000 students and instructors join SkillsUSA annually, organized into more than 17,000 sections and 54 state and territorial associations. SkillsUSA has served more than 9.9 million members since its founding.

www.skillsusa.org

DOUG HERBERT RACING

Doug Herbert, a fan and media favorite, will showcase the IRWIN® HANSON® “Top Fuel” dragster in 2 races during the 2010 season. Herbert, who finished 4th in the inaugural zMAX 4-Wide Nationals in March 2010, has been in the NHRA since 1991, and has been in 28 career final rounds.

Doug Herbert is the founder of B.R.A.K.E.S., a non-profit organization he started in honor of his two sons who were killed in a tragic automobile accident in January of 2008. The charity works to educate teenage drivers and their parents about the importance of safe and responsible driving.

www.dougherbertracing.com

B.R.A.K.E.S.

A passionate family man, Doug Herbert founded B.R.A.K.E.S. in memory of his two sons, Jon (17) and James (12), who he lost in a tragic car accident in early 2008 near their home in Cornelius, NC. B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) is a program that promotes teen driving safety through:

 

  • High Schools Appearances talking to students about the benefits of safe and responsible driving
  • Teen Pro-Active Driving School– A driving school for both students and parents teaching techniques beyond that of standard driver’s education
  • Adept Driver – teenSmart Training Software
  • Safe driving contracts for Teens, Parents and Pre Teens

 

For more information visit www.putonthebrakes.org

ABOUT IRWIN

IRWIN® HANSON® has been manufacturing High Carbon Steel threading tools for over 100 years, and has proven itself to be a brand you can trust. IRWIN HANSON now brings innovation to a category that hasn’t seen any in decades with the Performance Threading System, a remarkably simple-to-use solution of self-aligning taps and dies, ergonomic drive tools, and adjustable tap sockets. When you need tools that help you do the job the way it was meant to be done, IRWIN Tools deliver.

The IRWIN® VISE-GRIP® brand is legendary. Professional automotive technicians have trusted the strength and durability of VISE-GRIP pliers since 1924. With proven performance in every turn, these are the tools that professionals choose first and pass on to the next generation. Alongside the Original™ locking tools are the Fast Release™ locking pliers with the trigger-less release and the newly re-engineered curved jaw (CR) locking pliers with a self-energizing lower jaw to deliver three times the gripping power of traditional locking pliers with no slipping or stripping. When you need tools that help you do the job the way it was meant to be done, IRWIN Tools deliver.