Saturday, September 27, 2008

One Industries: Monster Energy, Rockstar Energy, Yamaha Racing, Honda Racing

We have recently signed on with One Industries for some choice new apparel. It is absolutely incredible the response we have received with these lines. Obviously, we have loved Monster Energy apparel since the beginning. Not only are they a big sponsor of drag racing with the Monster Energy/Lucas Oil Funny Car & Tommy Johnson Jr. driving, but it's also just cool.

Something about that Monster claw, it seems to reach across a number of demographics. In our retail store we have kids as young as 6 or 7 and adults into their 40's and 50's buying it. There are a couple of items in the Monster Clothing line that stand out. First the Monster Energy Race Hoodie Sweatshirt this sweatshirt is a hard one to keep in the store. Every time we receive a shipment they are shipped out as fast as we get them in. Fortunately, One Industries is a great company to work with and we can fill our orders quickly.

Another exceedingly popular Monster Energy clothing item is the matching Race hat. It is a flexfit hat and has three sizes available, 0/S (Kid's Monster Energy Hat), S/M and L/XL.

Now here is the best part, this year they have added a Ladies Monster Energy Sweatshirt. This sweatshirt is mine soon, riiight, Troy?? Ahh, maybe I'll find one under the tree this year. Anyway, it's just a fun sweatshirt and so comfy. Their sweatshirts are so soft and the quality is top of the line.


Ok, a few more items worth mentioning in the Monster Energy lineup for 2009. Two new Kid's Monster Energy Sweatshirts. One is black with a large embroidered Monster claw in the middle and the other a unique mix of black and army green in a striped & zigzag pattern.





Another couple of items worth mentioning, a new Monster Energy Backpack. It measures H17" X W16" X D10". Maybe a little spendy for your typical bookbag at $69.95, but its quality is top notch and it's guaranteed to stand out in a crowd. Personally, I don't buy my kids many namebrand items, but there are a few items I splurge on ~ shoes and winter coats. I tell you what after replacing several cheap bookbags I'm considering adding this to the list. It looks like it would be great for overnight trips or carrying around all the game systems.

And the Monster Energy Umbrella. Perfect for any race fan ~ you just never know what the weather will do.



Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tri-State Raceway in Earlville, IA

Well, it's been a crazy summer for us at Drag Racing Heaven. We had such a blast in Brainerd that as soon as we got home we wanted to go right back to racing. Imagine that!

Our next chance turned out to be Tri-State Raceway in Earlville for the final Division 5. My brothers Matt and Nate offered up their kick butt vending semi. They had just returned from a trip to New Mexico with it for their business, www.usrodeosupply.com, and said if we were up for it they would go in on it with us. As it turned out Matt drove it to Earlville for us and it was all ours. Thanks Matt & Nate! You're the best!

Talk about an excellent experience! We were able to get in on the races, meet tons of cool people and do what we do best ~ promote drag racing. We look forward to many more events in 2009, so keep an eye out for us!

If any of our readers out there are also into the extreme sport of bull riding, barrel racing, saddle bronc or roping be sure to check out my brother's website at www.usrodeosupply.com. They are major suppliers for all rough stock equipment. They have also recently added a unique line of Western Home Decor and Gifts. Good job guys, keep leading the way for us!

Angie