MAHLE Aftermarket announced this week it will continue as a parts sponsor for the eighth consecutive year for the School of Automotive Machinists & Technology (SAM Tech) for 2018, in support of the next generation of performance engine builders.
MAHLE says it will supply the renowned vocational school with bearings throughout the year, which will be used during engine builds, testing, and competition, for both domestic and import applications.
In addition, students at SAM Tech will have the opportunity to test MAHLE’s new performance coated bearings in the school’s race engines and will use MAHLE bearings for all competition. SAM Tech’s race engine team will use Clevite bearings this year in the Amsoil Engine Master’s Challenge, a competition SAM Tech won as recently as 2016, the company says.
Brian Massingill, vice president of operations, SAM Tech says, “In addition to the supply of bearings, we feel very fortunate to have access to MAHLE’S technical expertise which gives our students a definite edge. The students, especially our race team, have gained immeasurably from the partnership.”
“This is an excellent opportunity for some of the top students in race engine design to work with bearings in a high-load situation and to gain insight on how MAHLE and Clevite bearings can prevent premature failure. We are very excited to see what they will accomplish in their career and look forward to what they may discover as they put our bearings to the test,” says Jon Douglas, president, MAHLE Aftermarket.