NASCAR Announces Hall Of Fame 2018 Inductees
 Industry News
NASCAR announced Robert Yates, Red Byron, Ray Evernham, Ken Squier and Ron Hornaday Jr. will make up the Class of 2018 for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. NASCAR also awarded Grand-Am sports car series founder Jim France the Landmark Award.
  The announcement was made on May 24 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Charlotte Motor Speedway Introduces ROVAL For 2018 Bank Of America 500
 Industry News
The 2018 Bank of America 500 is set for September 30, 2018, on Charlotte's ROVAL. It’s a daunting, new 13-turn, 2.4-mile road course incorporating part of the infield and all but 400 feet of Charlotte's iconic 1.5-mile oval.
  Next year's NASCAR Bank of America 500 will be contested on Charlotte's ROVAL (road course oval).
PFC Brakes Engineers Win 2017 Louis Schwitzer Award
 Industry News
The 51st annual award presented by BorgWarner has been presented to PFC Brakes for its PFC carbon disc brake system. Founder Don Burgoon (1955-2015) received the award posthumously along with the rest of the team at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
  A $10,000 award is presented to the winning engineers by the Indiana Section of SAE International.
Former IndyCar Engineer Expands 3D Printing Company In C. Indiana
 Industry News
3rd Dimension, a contract manufacturer specializing in metal additive manufacturing for highly complex parts, announced plans to expand its operations, creating up to 45 new high-wage jobs by 2022.
  3rd Dimension is led by Bob Markley, a former engineer for multiple IndyCar race teams.
Performance Racing Industry Earns Four Graphic Design USA Awards
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Performance Racing Industry Magazine and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show have been recognized by Graphic Design USA with Best American Inhouse Design Awards.
  The designs will be recognized in the upcoming American Inhouse Design Annual.
RRDC Forms The Mark Donohue Foundation
 Industry News
Bobby Rahal, president of the Road Racing Drivers Club (RRDC), announced the formation of The Mark Donohue Foundation to initially help raise funds for the RRDC's SAFEisFAST program.
  Mark Donohue was an early president of the RRDC and a Trans-Am, IndyCar and Can-Am champion.
NASCAR Unveils 2017-18 NASCAR Next Class
 Industry News
NASCAR Next spotlights some of the best and brightest young stars in racing. Alumni of the program include current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stars Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, Daniel Suárez, Erik Jones and Ryan Blaney.
  Nine drivers between the ages of 15-22 were selected to be part of this year's NASCAR Next class.
Martinsville Speedway Announces New Hire, Promotions
 Industry News
Harrison Hamlet joined the track as the Manager of Communications. Promotions include Blake Collins to Senior Manager of Business Development and Ashley Oakes to Senior Manager of Sales.
  All three were promoted or hired by Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell.
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