Nissan Reveals 2015 GT Academy Winner
 Industry News
A 22-year-old economics and management student from France has followed in the footsteps of Jann Mardenborough and Lucas Ordonez by winning Nissan's GT Academy gamer-to-racer competition. 
  Romain Sarazin will now embark on Academy's driver development program.
Jones Engineering, Weld Tech Plan Merge To Form 1 Way Technologies
 Industry News
Operating in a brand-new facility will have numerous benefits, including quicker development timetables, increasing production schedules and bringing newly designed parts into the racing and high-performance aftermarket industries.
  The new facility being built in Washington, Indiana, should be ready by the year's end.
Ladies Of NHRA To Highlight Breakfast At SEMA Show
 Industry News
NHRA will bring together some of its most successful women in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, and they will discuss their memories and legacies in the world’s most diverse motorsport.
  The NHRA Breakfast at the SEMA Show will be held Wednesday, November 4, from 7:30 to 9 a.m.
Legislation Introduced To Create 5 National Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Areas In CA
 Industry News
HR 3668 preserves a total of 300,000 acres of the California desert for off-roading and expands OHV recreation areas by over 60,000 acres.
  Contact your US Representative to request support for HR 3668.
23 Teams Set To Compete In HROT Semi-Finals At SEMA
 Industry News
A total of 3.8 million dollars in scholarships opportunities will be available to the teams competing in the Dual Championship. The University of Northwestern Ohio, Ohio Technical College and the School of Automotive Machinists are all returning college sponsors.
  40 teams total have qualified to compete for the Engine Challenge National Championship.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Appoints New Executive VP/GM
 Industry News
David McGrath, 51, joined the speedway in November 2011 as director of advertising and promotions. He was voted by his peers as the speedway's "Employee of the Year" in 2012 and promoted to vice president of marketing and promotions in January 2013.
  McGrath was promoted to vice president of corporate sales in January 2014.
Chevy Performance Announces New ZZ6 Small Block Crate Engine
 Industry News
It uses updated Fast Burn cylinder heads with beehive-style valve springs inspired by the LS engine family—a feature that enhances high-rpm capability, enabling the new engine to achieve 405 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque.
  Chevrolet Performance offers the ZZ6 crate engine in Turn Key and Base versions.
Nate Shelton To Retire At The End Of 2015
 Industry News
Shelton is currently in his second term as chairman of the SEMA Board of Directors, accumulating 18 years of serving on the board. In those 18 years, he founded the Motorsports Parts Manufacturing Council.
  Shelton was inducted into the hall of fames for SEMA, MPMC and National Parts Warehouse Hall.
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26th Annual AETC Preview—Indianapolis, IN
26th Annual AETC Preview—Indianapolis, IN
The 2015 Advanced Engineering Technology Conference will be held December 8–9. The two-day event will feature special speakers, the newest industry advances and over $30,000 in sponsored prizes.
In this Issue
  • The Rough And Rugged Off-Road Market
  • The Booming Aftermarket For LS Race Engines
  • Welding & Fabricating Equipment
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