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Ford Performance Under New Leadership In 2018
 Industry News
Dave Pericak is leaving the director’s role at Ford Performance as of Dec. 1. Pericak was instrumental in integrating Ford Racing, Ford Team RS and the Special Vehicle Team (SVT) under the Ford Performance banner nearly three years ago.
  Dave Pericak is returning to the production side of Ford as the Engineering Director for Unibody.
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 2018 Slate Announced
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As the 2017 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) season finale takes place this weekend, the tour announced an aggressive 2018 slate, which includes 58 feature events at 37 different venues across 22 states.
  The inaugural Dirt Million "mega-event" features a unique format where the purse can reach $1 million.
Professional Race Teams Discover Newest Innovations At PRI Show
 Industry News
Race teams from every racing discipline will attend the 30th anniversary PRI Trade Show to see the newest products and latest innovations from over 1100 exhibitors during the three biggest business days in racing.
  Held December 7-9, at the Indiana Convention Center, the PRI Show will feature more than 3400 booths.
Silbermann Named ACCUS-FIA President, Leaving NASCAR
 Industry News
Between now and the end of the year, George Silbermann will serve in a dual role as he transitions from NASCAR Vice President to his new position within the Automobile Competition Committee of the United States (ACCUS-FIA).
  George Silbermann has been in professional auto racing for over 40 years.
John Allen, Allen Racing Engines Joins TPRP
 Industry News
TOPP Performance Race Parts (TPRP) has announced the addition of John Allen and Allen Racing Engines to its growing portfolio of brands. Allen brings 20 years of industry and engine building experience to the company.
  John Allen, a 20-year-veteran of engine building, founded Allen Racing Engines in 2009.
Discover Sponsorship Marketing On A Budget At PRI 2017
 Industry News
This session will help attendees better link business and sponsorship strategies; identify their own set of innovative activation tools to make the most out of a sponsorship; and much more.
  Mike Brown's seminar takes place from 8–9 a.m. on Dec. 8 in Meeting Room 243 of the ICC.
INDYCAR Announces 2018 Schedule, Adds Portland
 Industry News
Sixteen of the 17 races from this year’s season return in 2018, with most falling in the same spot on the calendar. New this year is the Portland International Raceway event, which is set for Labor Day weekend.
  The 2018 season will also feature the introduction of universal aero kits to be used by all teams.
WELD Racing Acquires Forgestar Performance
 Industry News
WELD Racing has announced the acquisition of Forgestar Performance Wheels. This addition to the WELD Racing portfolio is expected to enhance Forgestar’s place as a leader in producing custom flow formed wheels, according to the company.
  Forgestar Performance Wheels will retain its Anaheim, California, location after the acquisition.
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