Racing Rings feature all-steel nitride construction.

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Designed for high-horsepower engines using any racing fuel and injections such as nitrous oxide, Tough Guy® All Steel Nitride (SN) racing rings include all 3 ring grooves in Gas-Nitride hardened stainless steel along with PVD-applied Ceramic (CrN) coatings on first and third rings. Middle ring has stainless steel Napier design, promoting durability and oil scraping capability. Hardening and coating processes lend to wear resistance, coefficient of friction, and heat resistance.

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Hastings is First to Introduce All Steel Nitride Racing Rings

Hastings Manufacturing Company Is The First To Introduce New Tough Guya® All Steel Gas-Nitride, Ceramic PVD Coated Racing Rings

HASTINGS, MI--Hastings Manufacturing Company, LLC, a nearly 100-year-old maker of piston rings, has expanded their Tough Guy® Racing Ring series to include an all stainless steel Gas-Nitride ring set with Ceramic PVD coating. The Hastings' All Steel Nitride (SN) rings are specifically designed for high horsepower engines using any racing fuel and injections like nitrous oxide.

Hastings' Tough Guy All Steel Nitride (SN) racing rings are the first to include all three ring grooves in Gas-Nitride hardened stainless steel along with PVD-applied Ceramic (CrN) coatings on the 1st and 3rd rings. All of the components in the ring set are submitted to a Gas-Nitride hardening process. A Ceramic PVD coating is then applied to the face of the torsional barrel faced top ring as well as to the stainless steel rails of the Flex-Vent® oil ring. The middle ring is a stainless steel Napier design ensuring optimum durability and oil scraping capability under extreme performance conditions. The hardening and coating processes provide superior wear resistance to the entire ring set. The Ceramic PVD coating provides a very low coefficient of friction, thus reducing drag significantly, as well as providing high scuff resistance, high heat resistance, and excellent sealing. This translates to superior functionality for super-high horsepower engines. The Gas-Nitride and Ceramic PVD are completely compatible to Nikasil-coated cylinder bores.

Hastings Tough Guy Racing Rings are available in three other product groups, Claimer Series, Premium Ductile Series, and Steel Moly & Steel Chrome Series, each serving increasing levels of engine performance. Hastings' Tough Guy All Stainless Steel Nitride (SN) rings are now at the top of this class. Tough Guy Racing Rings are offered through professional engine builders located around the world and are displayed in powerful new packaging, with a "race look" featuring Hastings' iconic "Tough Guy" caricature.

Hastings Tough Guy Racing Rings offer higher performance and more horsepower, in extreme engine applications. They utilize advances in design, materials and coatings--resulting in precise oil control, reduced friction, more efficient power generation and lighter weight. Typical applications include domestic and foreign engine rebuilds used in circle track, drag racing, sport compacts and tuners, and racing motorcycles. Complete information can be found on Hastings new racing website at

Hastings Manufacturing Company, LLC designs and manufactures piston rings for the worldwide engine manufacturing and remanufacturing industries. Hastings holds TS16949 and ISO14001 registrations, and is an approved piston ring supplier to OEMs including those in aviation, compressors, agriculture, automotive, and other industries.

For more information, contact Hastings Manufacturing Company, LLC, 325 North Hanover St., Hastings, MI 49058, 800-776-1088, 269-945-2491,,,

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