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News archive 2005:

October 22nd, 2005
In an all Houston Engine and Balancing Service final, it was Aaron Hubbard taking the win over his father, David Hubbard, to claim his second consecutive win for the final TPSA race this season. Aaron accomplished this by driving the twin of the corvette he drove in the final round victory at his previous race also held at Pine Valley Raceway.

David Hubbard sealed up the TPSA Championship again this year by winning 6 out of the 9 races; Aaron claimed 2 out of 9 races bringing the total number of wins in the TPSA to 8 out of 9 this year for the Houston Engine and Balancing Service team. David posted a 4.90 1/8 mile elapsed time at this final race earning him the lowest ET for eliminations. This seasons Championship was accomplished using the exact same engine setup as last year. However, this year he was able to step up his program allowing for a best 1/8 mile elapsed time of 4.86 and a top speed of 143.00mph. With a little over 200 passes and 2 years on this two time winning Houston Engine and Balancing Service engine combination, it is almost a guarantee next year will bring about some change. What will the racing be like next year for this exciting heads-up all motor Texas Pro Stock Association?

September 3rd, 2005
Justin Curry took the win this weekend at San Antonio Raceway in the Clash of the Titans True 10.5 heads-up category further increasing his number one points lead for the 2005 season. In the process of eliminations, Justin set a new E.T. record of 7.896 at 175.54mph with his Houston Engine and Balancing Service nitrous engine combination.

August 27th, 2005
Houston Engine and Balancing Service Customers dominated the winner and runner-up positions in Pro and Quick 32 this weekend at the O'Reilly E.T. Bracket Racing Series held at Houston Raceway Park.

May 20th, 2005
David Hubbard powered his Houston Engine and Balancing Firebird entry into the winner's circle to claim his 4th consecutive win in the Texas Pro Stock Association race this weekend held at Lone Star Raceway Park.

April 16th, 2005
David Hubbard was able to qualify number one and sack up another win in the Texas Pro Stock Association race this weekend held at Angleton Raceway.

April 10th, 2005
In his second ever NHRA National, Chris LeBlanc was able to collect his first Wally for a win in Super Street at the O'Reilly Spring Nationals this weekend at Houston Raceway Park.

April 3rd, 2005
Tommy Costales powered his HoustonEngine.com Quick Rod dragster to the winner circle at the IHRA Texas Amalie Nationals held at San Antonio Raceway. He had to advance past heavy hitter and Houston Engine and Balancing customer Shannon Brinkley in the semis to claim the victory.

March 13th, 2005
Houston Engine and Balancing customers Debbie Fitzhenry and Mark Buehring claimed two category wins at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event held at Houston Raceway Park. Mark Buehring claimed the Super Gas win with one of his elimination passes being a perfect 9.900 ET with a .008 reaction time; Debbie Fitzhenry claimed the first ever Top Dragster win with a final round ¼ mile victory ET of 7.27 at 177.84mph with a awesome .004 RT. Debbie’s husband Bob also did a great job in the Top Sportsman class with an impressive semi-final round finish.

March 12th, 2005
Qualifying number one with a 4.94 1/8 mile elapsed time, David Hubbard was able to maintain his frequent number one spot for the start of eliminations. David later put down a string of 4.94s and 4.95s that pushed his Houston Engine and Balancing entry through the field to his second 2005 Texas Pro Stock win.

February 18th, 2005
David Hubbard qualified number one with a 4.86 at 141.60mph with his Houston Engine and Balancing 565ci entry at Lone Star Raceway Park for the first 2005 Texas Pro Stock race! Using the same engine combination as last year in a new set of wheels, he was able to claim the win with three of his four elimination passes being in the 1/8 mile 4 second range. Visit the Texas Pro Stock Association website and mark your calendar for the next heads-up event.

February 17th, 2005
Houston Engine and Balancing is now an official dealer of
iCard® real-time race information products. Call HE&B to purchase your iCard, and use it at all supported iCard events.

February 5th, 2005
For the second year in a row, Houston Engine and Balancing claimed 2/3rds of the wins in the Super categories for the annual NHRA Pontiac Pro Stock Super Bowl held at Houston Raceway Park. This year it was Houston Engine and Balancing engine builder, Tommy Costales, for the win in Super Comp; Derrick Patton for the win in Super Street. Three of Tommy’s ET’s were within thousandths of the 8.90 index and Derrick posted a perfect elapsed time of 10.900 for one of his round wins.

C ongratulations To:

  • Justin Curry: COTT (TT5) Champion 2005
  • David Hubbard: TPSA Champion 2005
  • Lowell Gerber Jr.: Angleton Dragway (Super Pro) Track Champion 2005
  • Lowell Gerber Jr.: IHRA (Hot Rod) Division 4 Champion 2005
  • Lyndon Rutland: IHRA (Top Dragster) #10 Division 4 2005
  • Shannon Brinkley: IHRA (Super Rod) #2 Division 4 2005
  • Lance Rutland: IHRA (Quick Rod) #5 Division 4 2005
  • Shannon Brinkley: IHRA (Quick Rod) #7 Division 4 2005
  • Shannon Brinkley: NHRA (Super Comp) #11 Division 4 2005
  • Westley Scott: NHRA (Super Comp) #14 Division 4 2005
  • Shannon Brinkley: NHRA (Super Gas) #11 Division 4 2005
  • Debbie Fitzhenry: NHRA (Top Dragster) #5 Division 4 2005
  • John Maddox: NHRA (Top Dragster) #12 Division 4 2005
  • Bob Fitzhenry: NHRA (Top Sportsman) #11 Division 4 2005
  • Bryan Harris: Pine Valley Raceway (Top ET) Winner Oct 22, 2005
  • Aaron Hubbard: TPSA Pine Valley Raceway Winner Oct 22, 2005
    • David Hubbard: TPSA Pine Valley Raceway Runner-Up Oct 22, 2005
  • Bart Nelson: NHRA (Super Pro) Summit Series Finals Runner-Up Oct 2, 2005
  • John Maddox: NHRA (Top Dragster) Thunder Valley Raceway Park Div. 4 Semi-Finalist 2005
  • Danny Martinez: Ultimate Chevy Challenge (Q64) Winner Sept 18, 2005
  • Bart Nelson: Ultimate Chevy Challenge (Consolation) Winner Sept 18, 2005
  • Stephen Hughes: Ultimate Chevy Challenge (Jackpot) Winner Sept 17, 2005
    • Bart Nelson: Ultimate Chevy Challenge (Jackpot) Runner-Up Sept 17, 2005
  • Aaron Hubbard: TPSA Pine Valley Raceway Winner Sept 17, 2005
  • Justin Curry: COTT San Antonio Raceway (TT5) Winner Sept 3, 2005
  • Stephen Hughes: O'Reilly E.T. Bracket Racing Series (Q32) Winner Aug 27, 2005
    • Glenn Stepan: O'Reilly E.T. Bracket Racing Series (Q32) Runner-Up Aug 27, 2005
  • Ray Martinez: O'Reilly E.T. Bracket Racing Series (Pro) Winner Aug 27, 2005
    • Jay Costales: O'Reilly E.T. Bracket Racing Series (Pro) Runner-Up Aug 27, 2005
  • David Hubbard: TPSA Temple Academy Dragway Winner Aug 20, 2005
  • Bart Nelson: O'Reilly E.T. Bracket Racing Series (Q32) Winner Aug 13, 2005
    • Stephen Hughes: O'Reilly E.T. Bracket Racing Series (Q32) Runner-Up Aug 13, 2005
  • Chris LeBlanc: O'Reilly E.T. Bracket Racing Series (Pro) Runner-Up Aug 13, 2005
  • Lance Rutland: IHRA (Quick Rod) San Antonio Raceway Div. 4 Winner 2005
  • Shannon Brinkley: IHRA (Super Rod) San Antonio Raceway Div. 4 Winner 2005
  • John Maddox: Bracket (Pro) Cherokee County Motorsports Park Winner July 9, 2005
  • Lyndon Rutland: IHRA (Top Dragster) Tulsa Raceway Park Div. 4 Runner-Up 2005
  • Lyndon Rutland: IHRA (TS/TD Combo) Tulsa Raceway Park Div. 4 Runner-Up 2005
  • Ricky Hughes: O'Reilly E.T. Bracket Racing Series (Q32) Winner June 25, 2005
    • Debbie Fitzhenry: O'Reilly E.T. Bracket Racing Series (Q32) Runner-Up June 25, 2005
  • John Maddox: Bracket (Pro) Cherokee County Motorsports Park Winner June 25, 2005
  • Les Costales: O'Reilly E.T. Bracket Racing Series (Q32) Winner June 18, 2005
  • Bob Ftizhenry: NHRA (Top Sportsman) Cherokee County Motorsports Park Div. 4 Semi-Finalist 2005
  • Roger Warren: NHRA (Super Gas) Memphis Motorsports Park Div. 4 Semi-Finalist 2005
  • David Hubbard: TPSA Houston Motorsports Park Winner June 6, 2005
  • Bart Nelson: O'Reilly E.T. Bracket Racing Series (Q32) Winner June 4, 2005
  • Martin Anderson: O'Reilly E.T. Bracket Racing Series (FootBrake) Winner June 4, 2005
  • David Hubbard: TPSA Lone Star Raceway Park Winner May 20, 2005
  • Stephen Hughes: O'Reilly E.T. Bracket Racing Series (Q32) Winner May 14, 2005
  • Dona Hughes: O'Reilly E.T. Bracket Racing Series (Pro) Winner May 14, 2005
  • Glenn Stepan: O'Reilly E.T. Bracket Racing Series (Q32) Winner May 7, 2005
  • Stephen Hughes: O'Reilly E.T. Bracket Racing Series (Q32) Winner April 16, 2005
  • Danny Martinez: O'Reilly E.T. Bracket Racing Series (Pro) Winner April 16, 2005
  • David Hubbard: TPSA Angleton Dragway Winner April 16, 2005
  • Chris LeBlanc: NHRA (Super Street) O'Reilly Spring Nationals Winner 2005
  • Roger Warren: NHRA (Super Comp) O'Reilly Spring Nationals Semi-Finalist 2005
  • Bryan Sandlin: O'Reilly E.T. Bracket Racing Series (Q32) Winner Mar 26, 2005
  • Tommy Costales: IHRA (Quick Rod) Texas Amalie Nationals Winner 2005
    • Shannon Brinkley: IHRA (Quick Rod) Texas Amalie Nationals Semi-Finalist 2005
  • Debbie Fitzhenry: NHRA (Top Dragster) Houston Raceway Park Div. 4 Winner 2005
  • Bob Ftizhenry: NHRA (Top Sportsman) Houston Raceway Park Div. 4 Semi-Finalist 2005
  • Mark Buehring: NHRA (Super Gas) Houston Raceway Park Div. 4 Winner 2005
  • David Hubbard: TPSA Lone Star Raceway Park Winner Mar 12, 2005
  • Glenn Stepan: O'Reilly E.T. Bracket Racing Series (Q32) Winner Mar 5, 2005
  • David Hubbard: TPSA Lone Star Raceway Park Winner Feb 18, 2005
  • Tommy Costales: NHRA (Super Comp) Pontiac Pro Stock Super Bowl Winner 2005
  • Derrick Patton: NHRA (Super Street) Pontiac Pro Stock Super Bowl Winner 2005
  • more...
 
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