New GT Rules For United SportsCar In 2016
 Industry News
The TUDOR Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class will compete under the new GTE specifications established by the ACO, while the GT Daytona (GTD) class will welcome full FIA GT3 specifications for all of its cars.
  These regulations will begin at the 2016 Rolex 24.
100 Years Of Dodge Brothers' Vision Displayed During CMS AutoFair
 Industry News
Dodge is now one of America's oldest automotive institutions, with a history of performance, innovation and milestones that will be celebrated with a special display at Charlotte Motor Speedway's April 9-12 AutoFair.
  AutoFair's Nationwide Showcase Pavilion will be home to more than a dozen historic models.
Melling Hires Ron McCrum As New Aftermarket Product Manager
 Industry News
McCrum is a retired member of the United States Army, where he spent 21 years servicing, repairing and maintaining a large variety of wheeled, material handling, and power generation equipment. 
  McCrum comes with 11 years of automotive aftermarket experience from Mahle Aftermarket Inc.
Updated: ISC, SMI Planning Track Safety Upgrades
 Industry News
Both International Speedway Corp. and Speedway Motorsports Inc. are pursuing a series of safety initiatives in response to the incident that injured NASCAR competitor Kyle Busch at Daytona International Speedway earlier this year.
  Kyle Busch suffered a broken lower right leg as well as a broken left foot in the crash.
IHRA Tournament Of Champions Expands To Include Junior Dragsters
 Industry News
The $100,000 Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions presented by AMSOIL debuted in 2009 and determines the champions in each of the premier sportsman classes in IHRA competition.
  Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions presented by AMSOIL is during the World Finals.
David Hart Joins Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca As PR Manager
 Industry News
Hart most recently served as director of communications for the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) that runs the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship series.
  Hart previously held management positions with Sonoma Raceway, the NHRA and the Cotter Group.
IMSA Appoints New Race Directors In Development, Single-Make Series
 Industry News
Elliott Forbes-Robinson, Todd Snyder and Terry Dale will serve as race directors for the five International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) series for the 2015 season.
  All three race directors will work with senior IMSA officials.
NASCAR Announces 2016 Hall Of Fame Nominees
 Industry News
Five members selected from a group of 20 nominees will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame next January. New to the list this year are Ray Evernham, Harry Hyde, Alan Kulwicki, Mark Martin, and Hershel McGriff.
  Mark Martin was one of five competitors added to the list of 20 nominees.
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