Michael Staruch previously was with NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A), where he was national manager - program distribution. He will report to Jon Douglas, general manager of MAHLE Aftermarket North America.
A major responsibility for Staruch will be leading aftermarket sales strategy development.
The top-three finishing GTE Pro teams and the winning GTE Am team from the recent 24 Hours of Le Mans return to IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen July 3 at Watkins Glen International.
The six-hour event serves as round six of the WeatherTech Championship.
Hyundai has tested a three-door i20 WRC this month, but that is believed to be based on an early mule car from 2016. Hyundai team principal Michel Nandan said the 2017 car wouldn't be seen until later in the season.
Nandan is keen to retain Hyundai's drivers for 2017.
The weekend action will be highlighted by a time attack race comprised of enthusiasts and shops, as well as a GTR-only class allowing participants to compete against Nob Taniguchi, who will pilot the HKS GT 1000+ Nissan GT-R.
The event will take place at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, on August 21, 2016.
Behind the wheel of the Electric dragster was Maris Ozolins and he completed the quarter mile run in 7.631 seconds and was only 0.357 seconds off the current world record.
It's called the Electric Fox and it hit the Tierp Arena in Sweden.
The eight-member class of inductees includes five drivers, two officials and a car owner-chief mechanic: Russ Clendenen, Jimmy Davies, Bob Higman, Tommy Hinnershitz, Dick King, Pat O’Connor, Tony Stewart and Bob Tattersall.
The fifth annual USAC Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will be held July 21 at Lucas Oil Raceway.
During the conference, Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, and Frédéric Lénart, the ACO general manager, reminded those present that in 2016 the ACO is celebrating its 110th anniversary.
The 84th Le Mans 24 Hours takes place this weekend, June 18–19.
The only adjustments compared to 2016 are the Oulton Park event being brought forward two weeks to May 20-21, and the subsequent Croft meeting taking place one week earlier on June 10-11.
That stretches the summer break that follows from six to seven weeks.
A spokesperson for Charlotte Motor Speedway would not say why the race track withdrew its bid. In March, ESPN said it embraces diversity and inclusion and would evaluate all of its options as it seeks a new city for the X Games.
Northwest Indiana’s The Times newspaper reported Thursday that Illiana owner Mike Mikuly sold the 50-plus acre site to the Town of Schererville for a reported $1.67 million with the closing of the sale coming on or before June 30.
GT and GTA drivers will race Rounds 12/13, while GT Cup and GTS pilots race in Rounds 11/12. TC, TCA and TCB drivers will race Rounds 7/8.The Pirelli World Challenge Road America Grand Prix presented by Cadillac marks the 16th appearance for PWC.
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