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Sonoma Raceway President Urges Congress to Protect American Motorsports
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Steve Page recently testified before a key Congressional subcommittee, urging members to continue to allow street vehicles to be modified and converted for motorsports competition.
  Page testified on behalf of H.R. 350, the “Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2017.”
Richmond Breaks Ground On Redevelopment Project
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Richmond Raceway and International Speedway Corporation held a groundbreaking ceremony for Richmond Raceway Reimagined, a $30 million infield redevelopment project.
  The groundbreaking ceremony was held on the front stretch at the edge of the infield near turn one.
Richard Petty Headlines Dinner With Racing Legends
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The University of Racing will present the 2nd Annual Dinner With Legends event at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 5. Those scheduled to attend include Richard Petty, Bobby Allison, Donnie Allison, Waddell Wilson, Dave Marcis, Ned Jarrett and Leonard Wood.
  This second annual event will be hosted by third-generation driver Kyle Petty.
CAN Announces 2017 Sales Rep, Person Of The Year
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The Sales Rep award was presented to R&R Marketing Consultants, while the Person of the Year award was presented to Les Rudd by Custom Automotive Network's President, Tracie Nunez, at the 44th annual CAN Connect Conference.
  The 44th annual CAN Connect Conference was held on September 10, 2017.
Jaguar And FIA Formula E To Launch Support Series In Season Five
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Jaguar has unveiled plans for a fully-electric support series to run alongside select races in the FIA Formula E Championship from season five—titled the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY.
  The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY would be the first production battery electric vehicle racing series.
Mann, Larsen & Parise To Headline 'Women In Motorsports' Program At PRI
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IndyCar driver Pippa Mann, Elaine Larsen of Larsen Motorsports, and 2015 IHRA Pro Mod Champion Dina Parise will headline an hour-long “Opportunities for Women in Motorsports” seminar at PRI 2017.
  The special seminar takes place in the Indiana Convention Center from 8 to 9 a.m. on Friday, December 8.
TJ’s Motorsports Warehouse Rebrands As SRI Dirt & Drag
 Industry News
The company continues to sell performance parts out of its Denver warehouse. In addition, SRI Dirt & Drag travels to dirt tracks in North and South Carolina, supplying race teams that may need to buy extra parts or purchase tires.
  SRI Dirt & Drag was founded as Tommy Johnson’s Motorsports Warehouse in 1979.
Indy Lights Engine Upgrades, Monitoring In Motion
 Industry News
Despite seven different drivers sharing 16 race victories this year, questions of engine parity arose, and with a few lingering reliability concerns, Andersen Promotions, which runs the Mazda Road To Indy, and its partners at Advanced Engine Research set a few initiatives in motion.
  The topic of engine parity is always a touchy subject when spec units are involved.
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PRI met up with Pro Stock driver Matt Hartford at the 2017 NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, California, to discuss how important the RPM Act is to the entire racing industry.
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