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U. S. Chrome brings cutting edge industry news directly to you. As your premier resource, we believe in delivering you the latest information on upcoming events, awards, product press releases, innovative industry advancements and much more! With U. S. Chrome you’re the first to hear of exciting industry news. Check back often as our cylinder plating specialists are constantly updating our news section.

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Farrell Wins Two Races, Loikits Clinches ASRA Superstock Title At Blackhawk Farms Raceway

© 2015, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued by ASRA/CCS:AMA Sanctioned ASRA Sprint Series Presented by Pirelli Tire September 26, 2015 Blackhawk Farms Raceway South Beloit, IL South Beloit, IL– The AMA sanctioned ASRA Sprint Series presented by Pirelli Tire joined the Championship Cup Series Mid-West Series Final at Blackhawk Farms Raceway to say hello to Fall and goodbye to the 2015 season for the CCS racers in the Mid-West.. With 157 riders accounting for 576 entries the season finale at Blackhawk Farms was looking like the days of old and Jason Farrell did his best to give the crowd a good dose of déjà vu with two wins on his Kawasaki ZX6R 636. First out for the afternoon finals was SuperStock and it was Jason Farrell with the holeshot, leaving the rest of the field to battle it out for second position behind the Kawasaki rider. After 9 laps it was Drew Jankord coming in second on his Kawasaki ZX-10R followed by series regul… Read the entire Article

Derby Track – Press Release

August 17, 2015 Sedona Tire and Wheels Competition Mud Pit For more information: contact Russell Davis, V.P. of Marketing & Sales, 715-479-4424  Sedona Tire & Wheel‘competition mud pit’will challenge riders  EAGLE RIVER, Wis. (August 17, 2015) – There will be plenty of spirited action in the competition mud pit presented by Sedona Tire & Wheel for fans to enjoy during the Trig’s Smokehouse UTV/ATV World Championship Derby at Eagle River, Wis.  The family-friendly activities featuring oval and short course racing, mud pits and lots more will take place Friday through Sunday, Aug. 28-30 at the AMSOIL World Championship Derby Track.  “This weekend is all about family and friends getting together, having fun and cheering on their favorite riders,” said Chuck Decker, President and owner of the Derby Track. “Come out and be a part of one the best UTV/ATV events in the Upper Midwest!”  The UTV/ATV raci… Read the entire Article

Chevrolet Corvette CR7 Victory!

US Chrome is proud to be a part of Corvette Racing’s success at the 2015 Le Mans 24 hour GTE Pro race! Le Mans is the ultimate test when it comes to automotive motorsport endurance. Competitors need durable, reliable components capable of withstanding 24 hours of race level performance. When Corvette Racing chose US Chrome Corporation of Wisconsin to NiCom™ plate their engine liners, we were eager to create a custom solution meeting the rigorous requirements of such a demanding race. Race Highlights Following the crash of the No. 63 CR7, the entire Corvette Racing team rallied around the remaining No. 64 car. In true racing fashion, the team put it all on the line and pushed the remaining car to the limit. After a frantic 24 hours and 337 laps, the No. 64 car won the GTE Pro podium by a momentous 5 laps! – an improvement from last year’s narrow second place finish. An Outstanding Team Leads the way to Victory Victory, especially at Le Mans, is no small feat… Read the entire Article

Motorcycle Cylinder Plating Specialists Featured at 2015 Loretta Lynn MX Area Qualifiers in Tigerton, WI

Motorcycle and Dirt Bike Cylinder Plating Specialists Highlighted at the Motozone in Tigerton, WI May 1-3, 2015 The motorcycle and dirt bike cylinder plating specialists from U.S. Chrome will be featured at the 2015 Loretta Lynn MX Area Qualifiers in Tigerton, WI. The Loretta Lynn AMA Amateur National Championship Area Qualifier is the largest and most prestigious amateur motocross championship in the world! This major motocross event takes place across 32 states, including Wisconsin. The 2015 AMA Amateur National Loretta Lynn Area Qualifier is taking place in Tigerton, WI Friday May 1st through Sunday May 3rd at the Motozone. The Motozone in Tigerton, WI has undergone a complete track rebuild for a totally new experience! Some of the track reshaping includes new rhythm sections, elevated corners and off-chambers. The U.S. Chrome dirt bike and motorcycle cylinder plating specialists will be attending this incredible event; so stop over…We’ll have U. S. Chrome T-shirts… Read the entire Article

NiCom™ Plating: Unique Benefits of The High Tech Cylinder Coating

NiCom™ Cylinder Coatings: Friction, Hardness, Corrosion, Buildup and Sliding Wear There are a many unique benefits of NiCom™ plating, including properties like friction, hardness, corrosion, buildup and sliding wear. Below, our cylinder plating specialists explain more about this high-tech cylinder coating and its benefits. NiCom™ Coating Technical Summary NiCom™ is a Nickel Silicon Carbide Dispersion Coating. The electro-composite NiCom™ coating consists of a nickel-metal matrix primary phase and/or hard particulate secondary phase, which is dispersed uniformly within it. The NiCom™ plating process involves electroplating nickel in the presence of hard particulates like SiC, under conditions which permit the hard particulate to co-deposit with the nickel. This results in an electroplated composite material where engineering thickness is achievable for OEM or O&R. NiCom™ coatings are impressive alternatives to Hard Chromium Plating due … Read the entire Article

U. S. Chrome Nikasil Coatings Featured in ON SNOW Magazine

The U.S. Chrome cylinder plating shop was just featured in "ON SNOW" magazine for our performance-driven NiCom™ plating technology! Read the entire Article

U. S. Chrome Sponsored Snowmobile Racer, Matt Schulz, at Eagle River World Championships 2015

Snowmobile Cylinder Plating Specialists at U. S. Chrome Recognize Matt Schulz for His Exceptional Racing in the 2015 Eagle River Championships Our snowmobile cylinder plating specialists are proud to honor U. S. Chrome sponsored snowmobile racer, Matt Schulz #38 for his accomplishments in the 2015 Eagle River World Championship Snowmobile Derby. A native of Wausau, WI , Matt Schulz was born into a family of snowmobile racers. Matt has been winning awards since his rookie year in 2002. Since then, Matt has won or placed Top 3 in more than 10 snowmobile events, including the Eagle River World Championships. Read the entire Article

Watertown Inc. Signs on as New Canadian Distributor for U.S. Chrome

Canadian Cylinder Replating Shop Partners with U.S. Chrome for the Best Service and Selection Watertown Inc., a Canadian cylinder replating shop has recently become a new distributor for U.S. Chrome. Located in Lac Du Bonnet, Manitoba, Canada, Watertown Inc. offers authentic NiCom™ cylinder services. With Watertown Inc. you can have cylinder services performed in-shop or via shipping. Watertown Inc. also offers the U.S. Chrome approved cylinder exchange program for ultimate convenience and cost savings. This Canadian cylinder replating shop has an awesome selection of NiCom™ plated cylinders for all the top brands, including Yamaha, Arctic Cat, Polaris and Ski Doo. Whether you want to re-nikasil a cylinder in Canada with high performance NiCom™ technology or you want to exchange a cylinder in Canada, Watertown Inc. is the best Canadian distributor of cylinder services for snowmobiles, ATVs and boats. Visit now or call Watertown, Inc. at 204-345-66… Read the entire Article

Cylinder Services for AMA Members

The Cylinder Plating Shop with AMA Membership Benefits and Discounts! U. S. Chrome has recently become a proud member and business partner with the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). This means we are now a certified cylinder plating shop with AMA membership benefits, including big discounts! AMA members enjoy a huge variety of benefits, including discounts to racing events and tradeshows, discounts for roadside assistance, racing gear, magazine subscriptions, lodging and now…deals on cylinder services from U. S. Chrome! Read the entire Article

U.S. Chrome to Exhibit at 2015 Eagle River WI Snowmobile Derby

Snowmobile Cylinder Replating Specialists Return to World Famous Eagle River Snowmobile Derby The snowmobile cylinder replating specialists at U. S. Chrome will be returning to the world famous snowmobile derby in Eagle River, WI! This famous snowmobile race takes place Jan 16-18, 2015. This year will be the 52nd AMSOIL Eagle River World Championship Snowmobile Derby. As the biggest snowmobile race in the world, there are always huge indoor and outdoor vendor arenas with great deals on everything from snowmobile parts to snowmobile racing gear. The snowmobile cylinder replating specialists from U.S. Chrome will be amongst the exhibitors at the 2015 Eagle River Snowmobile Derby. We invite you to stop by, say hello, learn about some awesome new racing enhancements AND to get a special COUPON for future cylinder plating services!!! Spectators, racers and vendors, this is one snowmobile race you just can’t miss! Read the entire Article

Cylinder Plating Shop Returns to 2014 PRI Show in Indianapolis

Cylinder Plating Specialists at U.S. Chrome Return to the World’s Largest Auto Racing Trade Show in Indianapolis Our cylinder plating shop is returning to the 2014 PRI (Performance Racing Industry) trade show in Indianapolis from December 11th through the 13th. U.S. Chrome’s cylinder plating specialists will be featured at Booth #2605. We are proud and excited to, once again, be part of the world’s largest automotive race trade show, which hosts more than 3,200 booths, 2,700 exhibitors and over 1,100 companies. This auto trade show spans a total of 320,000 square feet which is covered with displays and exhibits of new racing products, services, motorsports engineering solutions and more! The PRI 2014 tradeshow is revered around the world as the largest gathering of motorsports professionals and innovative racing technologies. U. S. Chrome is among the elite at this show for being one of the top 2 in the WORLD for cylinder plating, replating, cylinder coatings and o… Read the entire Article

Cylinder Plating Shop Congratulates Minnesota Cup Winner Dean Shroeder and Team

Our Snowmobile Cylinder Plating Specialists Congratulate Dean Shroeder and His Team for Winning the 2014 Minnesota Cup U.S. Chrome's snowmobile cylinder plating specialists would like to formally congratulate American snowmobiler Dean Shroeder, a longtime U.S. Chrome customer, and his team on an OUTSTANDING weekend at the 2014 Hay Days Snowmobile Grass Drags. This monumental event takes place in North Branch, Minnesota and is revered as the world's largest snowmobile event. Hundreds of snowmobile racers from across the U.S., Canada and Europe compete in this elite event. This year Dean Shroeder and his team were the overall Points Champions and the Winners of the 2014 Minnesota Cup. The team placed first in the 500 Open mod, 500 Heavy Mod, 700 Open mod, 700 Heavy Mod, 800 Open Mod and 800 Heavy Mod. Read the entire Article

Cylinder Plating Company Returns to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

U.S. Chrome Returns to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series September 21st in Loudon, New Hampshire This year our world-renowned cylinder plating company returns to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The Sprint Cup is considered the top racing series of NASCAR. This famed race takes place September 21st, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. The Speedway race track is comprised of a paved surface. The track distance is 1.06 miles. Although we support all racers, we're especially pulling for American stock car racing driver, Timmy Hill in the Go Fas #32 Ford Fusion. Timmy Hill of Port Tobacco, Maryland is the son of former NASCAR driver Jerry Hill. Timmy has one several racing championships including the World Karting Association Championships, the Concord Speedway Winter Championships, the Allison Legacy Series, the ARCA Racing Series and more! As the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year, Hill has also placed top ten in a number of other NASCAR races. Read the entire Article

Cylinder Plating Shop to be Featured at 2014 American International Motorcycle Expo

Motorcycle Cylinder Experts from U.S. Chrome and Line 2 Line Piston Coatings Exhibiting at American International Motorcycle Expo in Orlando Oct 16th-19th U. S. Chrome’s cylinder plating shop, along with Line 2 Line Piston Coatings, is being featured at the American International Motorcycle Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida Oct 16th through Oct 19th, 2014. This huge powersports event is revered as a mecca for the trade industry, the public and the media. The 2014 AIMExpo is set to have more than 300 exhibitors, including U.S. Chrome and Line 2 Line Piston Coatings. Come see us at Booth 913 and discover the latest in performance enhancements from your trusted industry leaders and trade innovators. AIMExpo is open to credentialed trade and media professionals only on Oct 16th-17th. The expo is open to the general public Oct 18th-19th. See 2014 AIMExpo hours below. Visit for more details on this can’t-miss powersports event! … Read the entire Article

Cylinder Plating Professionals Featured at 2014 Eagle River, WI Snowmobile Vintage World Championship

Snowmobile Cylinder Plating Shop Showcased at World Championship Snowmobile Racetrack in Eagle River, WI U. S. Chrome’s snowmobile cylinder plating professionals will be featured at the 51st World Championship Snowmobile Derby in Eagle River, WI. This event is the largest vintage snowmobile race in the world! U. S. Chrome’s snowmobile cylinder plating specialists will be at the 2014 World Championship Snowmobile Derby from January 10th through January 12th. Among other things, our snowmobile cylinder plating professionals will be explaining how NiCom™ plating enhances snowmobile speed and performance, as well as the differences between NiCom™ and Nikasil plating. U. S. Chrome’s snowmobile cylinder plating specialists are honored to be a part of such a legendary event. Every year during this famous snowmobile event, the Amsoil Eagle River Derby Track is packed with 30,000 spectators and is graced by some of the most famous sports figures from ar… Read the entire Article


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