Firepunk Diesel Sets NHRDA World Records

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NHRDA Title Sponsor Hot Shot’s Secret congratulates Lavon Miller and his team on setting the NHRDA Pro Street E.T. and MPH World Records. Lavon Miller and his team made the trip from Ohio to Oklahoma Diesel Nationals in Tulsa, OK ready to show the fans and competitors that he meant business.

In qualifying, Miller piloted his 2006 Dodge down the Tulsa Raceway Park drag strip in 7.993 seconds at 174.75 MPH! In his second pass, the Firepunk Diesel truck put up an 8.121 pass that awarded him the title of NHRDA Pro Street ET record holder. During his final run, he backed up his 174.75 MPH to take home the NHRDA Pro Street MPH record as well.

“We at Hot Shot’s Secret would like to congratulate Lavon Miller and the rest of the Firepunk Diesel team for taking home the two NHRDA Pro Street World Records at Oklahoma Diesel Nationals. As one of our valued dealers, we are proud to have our products carried by such a dedicated shop, family and team” says Hot Shot’s Secret CEO and President Chris Gabrelcik.

Firepunk Diesel is a diesel shop located in Plain City, OH. Primarily focused on competition transmissions, Firepunk Diesel continues to push the boundaries of diesel performance with every event they attend. Offering everything from tunes to turbochargers, be sure to check out Firepunk Diesel’s website here.

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Find us at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show!


The Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) is the largest annual heavy-duty trucking industry event in the world. Held each year at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY. The show attracts 70,000 attendees and 1,000+ exhibitors from throughout the United States and abroad according to the MATS website.

This year’s show starts March 23rd and ends March 25th. This year’s show features 1,100,000 SQ FT of exhibit space, educational seminars, and special events. This event is definitely something you want to mark on your calendar! Whether you’re looking for new products, trying to stay up-to-date on changes and industry issues, or want to connect with distributors, customers or suppliers like us, it’s sure to be an exciting event.

Whether you want to learn more about Hot Shot’s Secret products or how to carry them in your store, we encourage you to stop and see us at Booth #40660! It’s not every weekend you can test drive new trucks and see the 27th annual PKY Truck Beauty Championship with the largest grouping of show trucks in the country in the same place!

Hot Shot’s Secret Named Pro Street Class Sponsor of Outlaw Diesel Super Series


The Outlaw Diesel Super Series and Hot Shot’s Secret are excited to announce a partnership that will see Hot Shot’s Secret named Sponsor of the Pro Street class for the 2017 season. Hot Shot’s Secret Diesel Extreme is also the Official Fuel Additive of the Outlaw Diesel Super Series.

Manufacturing the most powerful diesel additives available, the team at Hot Shot’s Secret is looking forward to the season that lies ahead. “We are committed to making engines run as strong and efficient as they possibly can. We are excited to be this year’s sponsor of the Pro Street class in the Outlaw Diesel Super Series. I am looking forward to the partnership between the Outlaw Diesel Super Series and Hot Shot’s Secret. Developing powerful additives with dynamometer proven results keeps us excited for the future of diesel motorsports and the rest of the diesel industry” says Chris Gabrelcik, President/CEO of Lubrication Specialties, Inc.

2017 Outlaw Diesel Super Series Schedule

Rudy’s Diesel Season Opener
April 28-29, 2017
Piedmont Raceway – Julian, NC

TS Performance Outlaw Event
June 2-3, 2017
Beech Bend Dragway – Bowling Green, KY

Rocky Top Diesel Shootout
July 28-29, 2017
Crossville Dragway – Crossville,TN

Scheid Diesel Extravaganza
August 25-27, 2017
Crossroads Dragway – Terre Haute,IN

Rudy’s Fall Diesel Jam
October 6-7, 2017
Piedmont Dragway, Julian, NC

NHRDA Hot Shot’s Secret Drag Race Series

The NHRDA and Hot Shot’s Secret are excited to announce a partnership that will see Hot Shot’s Secret named the Title Sponsor for the 2017 drag racing season. Along with the Title Sponsor rights, Hot Shot’s Secret Diesel Extreme is also the Official Fuel Additive of the NHRDA for 2017.

Manufacturing the most powerful diesel additives available, the team at Hot Shot’s Secret is looking forward to the opportunities that lie ahead. “We are committed to making engines run as strong and efficient as they can. This partnership puts us in a position to make an even greater impact on diesels both on and off the track” CEO Chris Gabrelcik says.

“We are excited to have Hot Shot’s Secret on board as title sponsor of 2017 drag race series. I am looking forward to the partnership between the NHRDA and Hot Shot’s Secret and a record year of diesel drag racing,” said NHRDA President Randy Cole.

NHRDA 2017 Schedule

Stiction Eliminator Awarded #1 Best Diesel Additive 2016

Here at Lubrication Specialties, Inc. we focus on innovating and improving our line of fuel and oil additives. The goal? Create the BEST additives on the planet. Extensive 3rd party testing has proven that these new formulas OUT PERFORM EVERY OTHER ADDITIVE on the shelf. It comes as no surprise, then, that Hot Shot’s Secret Stiction Eliminator was awarded the #1 Best Diesel Additive of 2016; out-ranking and out-performing other industry giants, such as Liqui Moly, STA-BIL and Power Service by the popular YouTube channel Ezvid Wiki.

With 84 million views on YouTube, Ezvid Wiki is the largest and most comprehensive video wiki on the planet, providing useful, unbiased information and actionable guidance to hundreds of millions of users around the world.

Award details:
“Compiled with thirty-four hours of research, this is a broad-ranging, impartial assessment of diesel additive options available to consumers. Founded in 2011, Ezvid Wiki was the world’s first video wiki, and is now among the top 3,000 websites in the United States. The Wiki does not accept any paid sponsorships from brands.”

Hot Shot’s Secret Diesel Extreme Secures Best Mid-Range Award.
Having another Hot Shot’s Secret product secure a spot in the channel’s top 7 picks for Diesel Extreme is also exciting. Diesel Extreme fuel additive and diesel injector cleaner is fully formulated to remove all types of internal diesel injector deposits (IDIDs) including waxy and polymeric deposits. In addition, Diesel Extreme contains a top tier level of cetane booster, lubricity additive and fuel stabilizer to provide maximum performance while cleaning the fuel system.

What is Hot Shot’s Secret Stiction Eliminator?
Hot Shot’s Secret Stiction Eliminator oil additive is the best product to remove stiction or burnt oil from your engine. Stiction Eliminator has been saving diesel engines since 2004. Its ability to provide superior cleaning and boost lubrication properties of the host oil make it one of the only multipurpose additives available today. Over the years, this one-of-a-kind product has been reformulated to remain the best possible solution for removing the layers of stiction that robs engines of power and create excessive wear over time.

Recently, Stiction Eliminator was reevaluated and the results led to an opportunity to improve the product. Eighteen months of tests were performed to find the best formula possible. Thus, the new Stiction Eliminator has 30% more cleaning power than the old formula. Additionally, a nano-lubricant was added to help solve injector issues more quickly. Users of the new formula will be able to see and feel results almost immediately.


The OSU Center for Automotive Research Completes Third Party Testing of Hot Shot’s Secret Products

Fedex truck on Dyno

Recently, Hot Shot’s Secret Diesel Extreme and Stiction Eliminator underwent third party dynamometer testing at The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research by the Engineering Services group. Using the EPA’s Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedules (UDDS) and the 55 miles-per-hour steady-state cruise test, the product’s effects on fuel economy during urban and highway conditions were determined. A FedEx contracted 2006 Freightliner P500 was used for the test, powered by a turbo Cummins engine. The test vehicle’s odometer prior to testing read 247,631 miles; no mechanical issues or diagnostic codes were present for the duration of the test. A professional driver was used to conduct the tests; baseline and product tests were conducted on the same day with the same weather conditions. Fuel consumption was measured gravimetrically to four significant digits by use of an external fuel tank.

After initial baseline tests without product were complete, the products were then tested. Diesel Extreme was added to the external fuel tank per the product’s label instructions after the initial baseline tests were completed. Diesel Extreme improved fuel economy in the UDDS tests 2.1%, and the steady-state test used to simulate highway driving yielded a 5.1% increase.

After Diesel Extreme tests were complete, one and a half quarts of engine oil was drained from the oil system and replaced with Stiction Eliminator. This amount was added to the oil fill cap per the product’s label at one quart of additive per ten quarts of engine oil. Stiction Eliminator increased urban fuel economy by 2.2% in the UDDS and improved highway fuel economy 3.6% in the steady-state test.

Diesel Extreme’s results are likely a result of removing internal diesel injector deposits that prohibited proper fuel spray or injector operation. The fuel economy increase may have also been caused by the cetane boost and fuel quality improvements made by Diesel Extreme. Stiction Eliminator’s results might be attributed to the cleaning of internal engine components such as the turbo bearings, as well as the reduction of friction inside the engine, helping the engine run more efficiently.

When used simultaneously, the products improved the Freightliner’s highway fuel economy by 8.7%.

See the official results here:

Now Shipping to Canada and Australia!

Hot Shot’s Secret is proud to announce international shipping to Canada and Australia. By placing an international order, your order will be shipped by FedEx. Your customer service needs will be handled directly by Hot Shot’s Secret.

For Mexico orders and shipping, please visit and shop Hot Shot’s Secret Mexico site.

Hot Shot’s Secret U.S. currently ships to the contiguous 48 U.S. states, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and to the following international locations: Canada and Australia.

Shipping to other international destinations and U.S territories is available through our official eBay store!

Thank you,

Hot Shot’s Secret team

Trucker's Against Trafficking

Hot Shot’s Secret Joins the Fight Against Trafficking

Hot Shot’s Secret is pleased to announce to have become a Bronze level sponsor of Trucker’s Against Trafficking (TAT).

Trucker’s Against Trafficking defines trafficking as “whenever people are bought and sold for forced labor or commercial sex”. They state that “worldwide, there are an estimated 20.9 million slaves. Human trafficking has been reported in all 50 states, and the number of victims in the United States is estimated in the hundreds of thousands”.

While illegal, human trafficking is a booming business. Traffickers recruit out of schools, online, shopping malls, as well as the streets and other locations. These victims are prostituted on the street and in private homes, in businesses, restaurants, truck stops and motels. They need to be identified and rescued.

Truckers are the eyes and ears of the highways, we ask each of our truck driving customers to stay alert and report any signs, activity or questions to 1-888-3737-888. Together we can bring children and adults home to their loved ones and keep our loved ones safe. Please take a second to read over TAT goals:

  • Make the TAT training DVD, wallet cards (and other materials) a regular part of training/orientation for members of the trucking industry so that when they suspect human trafficking is taking place they can call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at 1-888-3737-888 and report what they know.
  • Partner with law enforcement to facilitate the investigation of human trafficking.
  • Marshal the resources of the trucking industry to combat this crime.

Please review this cause with your employer or company and request your HR to incorporate this training into their employee training program. Keep the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) phone number handy: 1-888-3737-888.

94 percent recommend us

94% of Our Customers Recommend Us

In November of 2015, our Marketing team sent out a survey to Diesel Truck owners who drive their diesel on a daily basis. The surveyed diesel owners had previously purchased and used Hot Shot’s Secret additives on their equipment. They were asked if the product performed so well that they would recommend it to their diesel driving friends. 94% of respondents stated that they would recommend Hot Shot’s Secret products to a friend who own a diesel.

Over 9 out of 10 diesel owners who have used Hot Shot’s Secret products would recommend it to a friend, that is a strong statement in itself. Recommendations are not taken lightly, to recommend something is to put your trust in something. According to a Nielsen study in 2015 word of mouth recommendations were the most trusted source to consumers for product purchases. Next time you go to purchase an additive remember that 9/10 diesel owners that have used Hot Shot’s Secret products were so impressed with the performance of our products that they would recommend them to a friend.


New building means more innovation says LSI President Chris Gabrelcik

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People ask “why does innovation live at LSI?” It’s simple, it’s what we like doing most. We get more excited about coming up with a solution to a problem than we do hitting a sales goal. We built the company based on finding solutions. The roots of the company are based on innovation and providing solutions to problems. The motivation of our competitors is “are we going to make a profit.’’ Ours is ‘‘did we fix the problem’’ and that’s the difference. If the product won’t sell, our competitors won’t produce it. LSI doesn’t just create products to sell, we create products that will fix the problem, regardless of how many bottles we will sell.

How will the new facility affect innovation? More space; more space means more people, more equipment, improved testing facilities, and it’s safer. It also gives us an opportunity to record what we do and share it with customers and other clients so they can see the results of our products. In 5 years we expect to see even more expansion; we want to be tackling worldwide engine problems by then. There will be expansion to the mechanical side of the engine too and solutions provided to common mechanical problems. We are excited to take on the next generation of engine problems and provide quality solutions for those problems. It all starts with innovation.

Building facts:

  • Cost: $2.2 million to build
  • Size: 24,000 sq. ft. warehouse and 10,000 sq. ft. of office
  • Location: 3975 Morrow Meadows Dr., Mt. Gilead OH 43338
  • Property: 12 additional acres for expansion
  • Storage: Ability to store over 95 thousand gallons of fluid
  • Features: two laboratories, self-sufficient heating by utilizing Fluid Recovery’s boilers
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Catch Us on Rush Limbaugh

Starting December 1st 2015 Hot Shot’s Secret is proud to announce that we will have a radio campaign on the Rush Limbaugh Show! The decision to advertise on the Rush Limbaugh show was made to further our national footprint. We hope you’ll listen for our commercials on Rush and catch up on the excitement. Rush Limbaugh is aired across the nation to over 20 million active listeners. We’re excited to be a part of one of the most polarizing talk shows in radio history!


EY announces Lubrication Specialties, Inc President Chris Gabrelcik is EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award WINNER in Ohio Valley

Mt. Gilead, OH, June 5, 2015 – EY today announced that President Chris Gabrelcik of Lubrication Specialties, Inc. is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award Winner in the Ohio Valley Region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Chris Gabrelcik, founder of Hot Shot’s Secret Stiction Eliminator was selected as an award winner by a panel of independent judges.

“It’s an honor and I am very thankful” states Gabrelcik about being recognized as an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award Winner in the Ohio Valley Region. “Our success as a company will remain focused on the research and development of problem specific solution for our customers.”

Hot Shot’s Secret Stiction Eliminator is the top selling oil additive for removing stiction from diesel engines and can restore 9 out of 10 failing injectors. Hot Shot’s Secret Diesel Extreme is a high potency fuel additive combining detergents, dispersants and cetane to restore the diesel’s original performance power.

Lubrication Specialties, Inc is building a 34,000 square foot facility that will open in 2016. As a resident of rural Morrow County, Gabrelcik has a passion to create jobs and keep them in Morrow County. “We’ve developed a strong team of hard working and enthusiastic go-getters” states Gabrelcik with a big smile on his face, “Most were unemployed when we hired them.”

Now in its 29th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.
About Lubrication Specialties, Inc
Lubrication Specialties Inc. develops problem-specific solutions to end-users of diesel and gas engines. Leveraging the power of science, Lubrication Specialties Inc. and CEO Chris Gabrelcik have created a full line of additives that can solve stiction problems in practically all parts of an engine. Lubrication Specialties Inc. products are highly concentrated formulas that are much more impactful than the diluted products often found on the retail shelf. These products have been engineered to eliminate a specific problem and resolve related issues, which allows equipment to last longer and improve efficiency. The LSI family of companies includes Hot Shot’s Secret, Frantz Filters, Fluid Recovery and Lubrication Specialties Inc. Products available at

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

About EY
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. For more information about our organization, please visit

Photos of Chris Gabrelcik
• President and Founder of Lubrication Specialties, Inc.
• EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award Winner in the Ohio Valley Region
• 2014 Ohio Strong Award Winner