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October 12th, 2006 in Blog by

I’m currently sitting on an airplane ready to depart from Memphis to head home from business. The last two weeks have been a blur, however we have quite a few irons in the fire for next season and I am really excited about the potential to really make it happen. In my last rant I spoke a lot about the mysterious “sound beneath the valve covers.” As you can see from the latest press release we managed to make it to the most recent race last weekend so that pretty much answers the questions regarding the Purple Rocket.

Of course that was a good thing considering it was not as serious as I initially thought. I guess you can say it’s good to consider the worst at times that way you can be both prepared if that is the case or surprised to find out it isn’t. However, I was a bit apprehensive at the event after round one due to another unique sound from the engine bay. Upon further investigation we found the bolts which attach the converter to the flywheel found a way to loosen themselves. Seems that happens when the engine is turning 7600 rpm’s thru the big end (racer slang for – finish line).

I also mentioned a photo shot as well. I had the pleasure of being interviewed by a fantastic reporter in Raneeka Claxton as a feature in Twist Magazine as, “Guy of the Month.” Twist is a weekly magazine included in the weekend edition of the Detroit News / Free Press. If you are interested you can check out the interview here:

The coolest thing about getting an interview in a non-racing related publication is hearing from old friends and people I don’t get to speak to on the regular. Usually when people see things such as this they drop me an e-mail and it is always good to hear from them. Anyway, the doors on the flight are closing and the last call for electronic devices has been issued so I gotta run. Until next time keep your fingers crossed. Hopefully we will have something to announce soon… Live fast, drive hard!!! Later…

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Brian Olatunji and the Von Dutch / Team Eagerly Anticipate this Seasons Best Performance

October 6th, 2006 in News by

Milan, MI – Turns out the weather in Michigan is just about ideal to usher in this month’s rendition of the Friday night heads-up shootout set to take place at Milan dragway. Weather forecasts are projected in the low 60’s with sunshine and an artistic stroke of blue sky. Brian Olatunji and the Von Dutch / team are loaded for bare and ready to take on the competition in what promises to be the best conditions of the season. “I am pumped. Not only because, I know thousands of fans will turn out tonight, but because the conditions are prime for us to really put on a show. My friends and family will be at the event which is always a positive although it definitely makes the day more hectic,” said Olatunji. Although Olatunji seems to have a lot on his plate these days, focus is never an issue because he and the Von Dutch / team along with the Purple Rocket are ready to rock!

For more details please visit Olatunji’s website at

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