Staruch Joins MAHLE Aftermarket As Business Development Manager
 Industry News
Michael Staruch previously was with NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A), where he was national manager - program distribution. He will report to Jon Douglas, general manager of MAHLE Aftermarket North America.
  A major responsibility for Staruch will be leading aftermarket sales strategy development.
42-Car Field Set For Watkins Glen Enduro
 Industry News
The top-three finishing GTE Pro teams and the winning GTE Am team from the recent 24 Hours of Le Mans return to IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen July 3 at Watkins Glen International.
  The six-hour event serves as round six of the WeatherTech Championship.
Hyundai To Switch Models For 2017 WRC
 Industry News
Hyundai has tested a three-door i20 WRC this month, but that is believed to be based on an early mule car from 2016. Hyundai team principal Michel Nandan said the 2017 car wouldn't be seen until later in the season.
  Nandan is keen to retain Hyundai's drivers for 2017.
Motovicity Announces Speed Ring Motor Sports Festival
 Industry News
The weekend action will be highlighted by a time attack race comprised of enthusiasts and shops, as well as a GTR-only class allowing participants to compete against Nob Taniguchi, who will pilot the HKS GT 1000+ Nissan GT-R.
  The event will take place at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, on August 21, 2016.
Electric Dragster Sets European Quarter Mile Record
 Industry News
Behind the wheel of the Electric dragster was Maris Ozolins and he completed the quarter mile run in 7.631 seconds and was only 0.357 seconds off the current world record.
  It's called the Electric Fox and it hit the Tierp Arena in Sweden.
Eight Initial 2016 USAC HoF Inductees Announced
 Industry News
The eight-member class of inductees includes five drivers, two officials and a car owner-chief mechanic: Russ Clendenen, Jimmy Davies, Bob Higman, Tommy Hinnershitz, Dick King, Pat O’Connor, Tony Stewart and Bob Tattersall.
  The fifth annual USAC Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will be held July 21 at Lucas Oil Raceway.
ACO Announces 2016 Innovations & Future Regulations
 Industry News
During the conference, Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, and Frédéric Lénart, the ACO general manager, reminded those present that in 2016 the ACO is celebrating its 110th anniversary.
  The 84th Le Mans 24 Hours takes place this weekend, June 18–19.
British Touring Car Championship 2017 Schedule Announced
 Industry News
The only adjustments compared to 2016 are the Oulton Park event being brought forward two weeks to May 20-21, and the subsequent Croft meeting taking place one week earlier on June 10-11.
  That stretches the summer break that follows from six to seven weeks.
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PTP Turbo Blanket Hand Test
PTP Turbo Blanket Hand Test
PTP Turbo blankets are made to hold down heat so well that you can put your hand on the blanket without being burned. In this video, the car has already done four pulls, and this is its fifth one.
In this Issue
  • The Pursuit Of Lasting Success In Dirt Late Model Racing
  • Electric And Hybrid Racing
  • Pivotal Developments In Racing Crankshafts
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