Serious Speed Comes to Las Vegas with the BSRA National Championship Belt Sander Races

Attendees of the AWFS®Fair in Las Vegas, Nevada will pit stock and modified belt sanders against one another in a gritty drag race down a 75-ft wooden track. This unusual event, sponsored by Accuride International and the AWFS®Fair always brings out a crowd of fierce competitors and enthusiastic spectators.

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A large crowd of spectators pack the stands for Accuride's 2011 National Championship Belt Sander Races

It was full-throttle fun at the 2011 Belt Sander Race Association's National Championships held at AWFS®Fair, where nearly 1,000 fans packed the grandstand to see the sawdust fly. Photo courtesy of: E

“We’re seeing these sanders get faster and faster, with the track record being squashed on a regular basis,” says BSRA president and Accuride rep Jamie Goodwin.

Santa Fe Springs, CA (PRWEB) April 04, 2013

Racing enthusiasts from all over the country are preparing for serious speed with the upcoming 2013 National Championship Belt Sander Races set for Thursday, July 25, 2013 at the AWFS®Fair in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hosted by Accuride International, the Belt Sander Racing Association (BSRA) and the AWFS®Fair committee, this raucous event will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the convention center’s Central Hall, booth #9746.

The competition is fierce as speed-obsessed competitors race stock and modified belt sanders down a 75-foot wooden track, with the fastest and best-dressed sanders taking home trophies and special awards presented by Accuride.

“We’re seeing these sanders get faster and faster, with the track record being squashed on a regular basis,” says BSRA president and Accuride rep Jamie Goodwin. “Last year alone the speed record was broken three times—twice by Bob Kinsella of Kinsella Woodworks—with a blazing 2.42 seconds claimed by his sander ‘Quatro’.”

AWFS®Fair attendees are encouraged to register early to participate in the race. For more information about Belt Sanding Racing and the BSRA, event rules and regulations, or to register to compete, visit http://www.accuride.com/bsra.

The Belt Sander Championship Races are a highlight of the AWFS®Fair, with more than a thousand people packing the grandstands to see the grit—and sometimes sanders—fly. The AWFS®Fair is known as the industry’s innovation marketplace, attracting thousands of woodworking professionals to Las Vegas, Nevada for in-depth, top-quality training and a broad-based look at the newest technology solutions for their operations.

About Accuride International:

For more than 50 years, Accuride International has been a leader in the design and manufacture of ball bearing slides and movement solutions for a broad range of applications across a variety of industries. Offering engineering and product design, application solutions, manufacturing expertise, and more, Accuride is a worldwide presence that can collaborate with companies in any industry, anywhere. For more information, visit http://www.accuride.com.


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Two competitors' sanders blast away from the starting line at the National Championship Belt Sander Races Sanders burst from the starting gate and roar down a 75 foot wooden track to vie for trophies.

Two competitors' sanders blast away from the starting line at the National Championship Belt Sander Races