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Drag Racing Ends At Englishtown Strip
 Industry News
Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, which has hosted drag racing since 1965 and the NHRA Summernationals for the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series since 1971, will not conduct quarter-mile or eighth-mile drag racing at the historic New Jersey drag strip this year.
  Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ, is owned and operated by the Napp family.
IndyCar: Leena Gade Joins Schmidt Peterson, 2018 Car Unveiled
 Industry News
Leena Gade's appointment to SPM marks the first time a female will serve as a lead race engineer in the Verizon IndyCar Series. The new 2018 race car and aero kit plan were also unveiled at the North American International Auto Show.
  The new Indy car and aero kit plan runs through 2020 with an option year in 2021.
Racing Pioneer Dan Gurney Passes Away At 86
 Industry News
Gurney was one of the most versatile racers in motorsports history, being one of only three drivers to win races in Indy car, Formula 1, NASCAR Cup and elite sports car competition (along with Mario Andretti and Juan Pablo Montoya).
  The legendary driver, team owner and car builder died on Sunday, January 14.
Motovicity Announces New Half-Mile Airstrip Event For 2018
 Industry News
The runway in Coalinga will host some of the country’s fastest import and domestic side-by-side top speed racing, featuring multiple classes and cash prizes.
  Never Lift will take place at the New Coalinga (Calif.) Municipal Airport on April 28–29.
F1 Releases Sporting Regulations For 2018
 Industry News
Formula 1 (F1) officials have released updates to the sporting regulations for F1's 2018 season, which include fewer engines per season, simpler grid penalties and a wider range of tire compounds.
  Although few in number, F1 officials called the regulation updates “major in significance.”
Eight New Inductees To Nat'l Sprint Car HoF
 Industry News
Eight legends of sprint car racing were announced recently as the 29th class of inductees to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame (NSCHoF), which is led by late drivers Bryan Clauson and Dave Steele. Pennsylvania veteran Lance Dewease was also elected.
  The NSCHoF 2018 induction ceremony will take place on June 2, 2018, in Knoxville, Iowa.
Hendrick Motorsports Hires Engineer Alba Colon
 Industry News
Alba Colon, who for years has successfully helped advance Chevrolet’s NASCAR program, takes over the position at Hendrick Motorsports from Darian Grubb, who will be William Byron’s crew chief in the MENCS during the 2018 season.
  Hendrick Motorsports has hired veteran engineer Alba Colon to oversee its competition systems group.
MSHFA Announces Seven Inductees For 2018
 Industry News
Honorees for the class of 2018 in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America include John Buttera, Carl G. Fisher, Jeff Gordon, Howard Hughes, Fred Merkel, U.E. Pat Patrick and Bob Tullius.
  This 2018 MSHFA induction ceremony is set for March 13 at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona.
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A Tour Of The 2017 PRI Trade Show
A Tour Of The 2017 PRI Trade Show
If you missed the 30th annual PRI Trade Show, here's a tour of what was on display, including the latest in racing technology and parts, plus several high-performance vehicles!
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  • The State Of Drag Racing At The Track Level
  • Race-Winning Bandwidth In Video Logging & Data Acquisition
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