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PRI 2017 Offers Essential Seminar Program
 Industry News
Alongside a Show floor bursting at the seams with the latest motorsports parts and technology, PRI 2017 also presents a highly unique, entertaining and informative educational program for racing business professionals.
  A range of topics include marketing strategies, track promotion, driver development and much more.
Steve Francis Retires, Becomes Lucas LM Technical Director
 Industry News
Steve Francis, the 2007 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series champion, is hanging up his driving gloves in order become the new technical director for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
  Steve Francis is a 50-year-old National Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer.
RPM Act Passes First Legislative Hurdle
 Industry News
A House subcommittee voted to advance the RPM Act to the next legislative stage in Congress on Wednesday. The Subcommittee on the Environment voted 13-9 to send the bill to the Energy and Commerce Committee for further evaluation.
  The vote came after SEMA's Chris Kersting testified in support of the Senate‚Äôs version of the RPM Act.
SEMA President Gives RPM Act Testimony
 Industry News
Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO, testified in support of the RPM Act on Tuesday in front of a Senate subcommittee. Kersting said the RPM Act was tailored to protect motorsports from regulations after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was implemented in July 2015.
  Kersting also noted how the RPM Act would protect the small businesses that support motorsports.
Meyer Distributing Wins Warehouse Distributor Of The Year
 Industry News
Automotive specialty and performance parts distributor Meyer Distributing was honored with the 2017 SEMA Warehouse Distributor of the Year award during the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
  Meyer Distributing President and CEO Mike Braun accepted the award along with fellow employees.
Bob Roese Returns To Wilwood In Business Development Role
 Industry News
In his new role with Wilwood Disc Brakes, Bob Roese will focus on generating new business and strengthening current relationships, as well as focus on dealer education and training.
  Bob Roese previously spent three years in Wilwood Disc Brakes' sales and tech departments.
SEMA Accepting Online Scholarship Applications
 Industry News
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has announced it is now accepting online applications for the 2018 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund for students preparing for careers in the auto or auto parts.
  New this year, high school and part-time students can apply for the scholarship fund.
SAM Tech Ranked As A Top Trade School In Houston
 Industry News
Houston, Texas-based School of Automotive Machinists & Technology (SAM Tech) was recently recognized by the Houston Chronicle as the top trade school in the Houston area for graduate salary and job placement after graduation.
  Graduates of SAM Tech often go on to work for the top teams and companies in the racing community.
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