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RFM Takes Aim at a Busy 2011

Posted on January 24 , 2011 by Rob Fuller

RFM Takes Aim at a Busy 2011

After a successful PRI show and a week of much needed R&R, RFM and Draco Spring are ready to go again early in 2011.  In only the second week of the New Year, Rob has already been to Draco headquarters in Houston, visited the new construction site in Massachusetts, went to Upstate New York to Troyer Inc. for a couple of days and finally back to North Carolina to oversee the Super Late Model construction at Leavitt’s in Mooresville.  “I’ve spent more time at airports than home so far, but I couldn’t be more excited about all we have going on”, explains Fuller.  “Billy Colton and his guys are doing a great job on the new car.  It will definitely be different from any other modified out there.  I really believe every time Billy and I put our heads together we really raise the bar with every car we develop.”  The feeling is the same from Billy.  “I really love working with Rob on new cars,” explains Colton.  “He loves pushing the envelope and really brings a lot to the table on the development side of things.  I’m looking forward to Thompson to see if all the hard work shows on the track.”

When asked about the construction site Fuller simply sighs.  “Wow, what a different deal there!  The house is simply gorgeous and the builder is doing a great job.  The shop will be perfect when it’s done but it just seems like it’s in slow motion at this point”, says Fuller.  “We are real excited to finally get up there which just makes it seem like forever in between stages.”

In route home, Fuller’s final stop was at Leavitt Chassis.  The new Super Late Model will run up to 10 times in ’11 for RFM.  “I just love the challenge of the bigger cars”, describes Fuller.  “We had a lot of success with the NASCAR Late Model and I just hope we can carry the momentum up to the New England area.”

In total look for the RFM team to be at 15-20 races this year.  With Draco Racing Springs having its best January to date, this finds Fuller buried in development and technical support issues in all levels of racing.  “Daytona is only 3 weeks away and all those teams are full speed ahead.”

With the Draco SA86 Lightweight Rear Line taking off, along with the newly designed front springs selling faster than Draco can produce them, Fuller finds himself on the phone and at race shops most of the day.  “I really never thought we would take off this fast”, explains Fuller.  “With the majority of my time focused on Draco the results have been better than I could have hoped.”

With the Draco Coilover up 150% in sales, along with the SA86 line up 200% the proof is in the pudding if you will.  Draco CEO B.J. Drager couldn’t be happier.  “All of Rob’s hard work is finally paying off for him”, explains Drager.  “With Rob’s focus now on Draco, we really feel the sky is the limit for us.  We look forward to a huge 2011 in the race division of Draco.”

With all lights green, RFM is off and running in 2011.  Stay tuned for another huge announcement from RFM later this season which will bring RFM, Draco Spring (and others) to the top of the totem pole in Northeast racing!