Hightower Racing Transmissions has been one of the most successful companies in short track racing, and the small South Carolina company added to its success this past December at the Snowball Derby. With the top seven cars, including winner Kyle Busch, running Hightower Transmissions, they are setting a new standard in the business.
“It’s been a lot of hard work that goes into it,” Johnny Hightower told Speed51.com. “It’s great to see all of that pay off.”
Of course, the top finishers in the Snowball Derby read like a who’s who in the short track racing world and include, Busch, Jeff Choquette, Bubba Pollard, Harrison Burton, Cassius Clark, Casey Roderick and Chandler Smith. Along with those drivers, the company also backed polesitter Preston Peltier and Hightower is proud his company is providing transmissions for some of the top short track drivers in the country.
“When speed matters, they need to call us,” said Hightower.
Along with a successful showing at Snowball Derby, Hightower Transmissions could also be found in the top four finishers in the Snowflake 100 Pro Late Model race, including winner and polesitter Bubba Pollard.
A former driver himself, Hightower started Hightower Transmissions in 1998 and now, with more than 50 Late Model drivers choosing to bring their business to Hightower Transmissions, the owner is excited to see what 2018 has in store.
“We call it 24-7 transmissions,” joked Hightower. “It’s been a lot of work, but people are buying them, so it means a lot.”
The company uses sophisticated machine shop equipment and tooling to manufacture their transmission parts from raw steel. They cut, shape and broach their own gears, input and output shafts, cluster and dog rings onsite at their shop in South Carolina and are available to build custom transmissions to your specifications.
To contact Johnny Hightower, please visit HightowerRacingTransmissions.com or call 864-834-7712 for more information.
-By Jana Wimmer, Speed51.com Midwest Correspondent – Twitter: @JWimm22
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