TJ Hartman Racing News March 11, 2008



TJ Hartman Racing News March 11th, 2008
March 11th, 2008
Author: Ted Hartman


The 2008 racing season is nearly upon us, and the recent warm weather in the Northwest has TJ itching to get back in the seat of his Wesmar powered Maxim. After a playful prank in which the TJ Hartman Racing team delivered an empty engine crate to capture TJ's reaction on film, the new engine arrived and is now installed, plumbed, and ready. With a new Butlerbuilt seat on the way to fit TJ's still growing body, the attention now turns to readying the trailer for duty.

The month of February also brought with it a few more supporters to the race team. Advanced Powder Coating has been a long time source for coating TJ's race car frames and panels. The Sumner, WA. business is well known for their fast, quality service. With pickup and delivery service available, Advanced Powder Coating is your complete source for coating solutions. You can find out more about APC by visiting their web site at

Adding to TJ Hartman Racing's list of product support companies, comes Simpson Race Products. Simpson brand helmets, gloves, shoes, and fire protection gear have been the product of choice for TJ since he started racing more than a decade ago. "I've always liked the fit and design of Simpson helmets" TJ states. "When I look at safety gear, I'm looking for design features that take fire safety very seriously. When I put on my Simpson gear, I feel I've got the best protection I can get." Find out more about Simpson Race Products by visiting their web site at

Having a product that performs well is always a priority. If that same product is complimented by great looks, then the value is doubled. Performance Coatings, Inc. out of Auburn, WA offers ceramic thermal barrier coatings for internal, as well as external performance engine parts. The benefits of ceramic coating parts exposed to high temperatures are many, including improved performance and longer life. TJ Hartman Racing is proud to have Performance Coatings as a product supporter for 2008. Not only will they help TJ perform better, but his sprint car will look great too. To find out more about the benefits of thermal coatings, visit their web site at

You can stay up on the latest news and developments of TJ Hartman Racing by visiting his web site at We want to thank those companies who have chosen to partner with TJ, and look forward to being a part of their success in 2008.

As always the name of the game in Puyallup, WA is "fun". Follow the lead and see for yourself how the #19 Wesmar powered Maxim is able to bring a smile to the faces of all that watch it run!