USAC Hall Of Fame 2017 Inductees Announced
 Industry News
The initial eight 2017 inductees into the USAC Hall of Fame have been announced. Performance Racing Industry’s very own founder, Steve Lewis, is among those inducted for his years as one of USAC’s most proficient car owners.
  Four more inductees, selected through social media votes, will be announced at a later date.
JRi Shocks Announces Jeff Ryan As General Manager
 Industry News
JRi Shocks has announced that Technical Director and co-Founder Jeff Ryan will assume the role and title of the newly created general manager position, effective immediately.
  Jeff Ryan will direct all aspects of sales and engineering as well as oversee marketing efforts.
Edelbrock Names New President
 Industry News
Steve Rogers was the President and CEO of K&N Engineering, Inc. from 2003 to 2014. At Edelbrock, he will focus on product strategies and marketing initiatives to continue growing the brand.
  Rogers succeeds Wayne Murray, who will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer.
LMP1 2020 Regulations Revealed
 Industry News
The ACO has detailed the 2020 LMP1 regulations, which focus on the introduction of plug-in hybrid technology, safety enhancements and cost reduction. The regulations have been created with stability in mind and will last for at least four years.
  Plug-in hybrid tech being added to the LMP1 cars is one of the biggest highlights of the regulations.
GMS Racing Adds Former Cup Crew Chief To Team
 Industry News
Former NASCAR crew chief Mike Ford has joined GMS Racing as competition director for its Xfinity Series program. The previous director, Tom Ackerman, will continue to serve as competition director for the team’s Camping World Truck Series program.
  The new competition director Mike Ford has 21 career Cup wins as a crew chief.
Speedway Motorsports Announces Digital Partnership With ISM Connect
 Industry News
Speedway Motorsports, Inc. announced its partnership with ISM Connect to bring the world’s largest digital fan engagement network to its eight different venues starting in June, with full deployment by 2018.
  The new technology will debut at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, June 23—25.
West Coast Stock Car HoF To Induct Seven June 22
 Industry News
The 2017 class of seven West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame inductees touches virtually every corner of the motorsports universe from NASCAR and USAC stock cars, the Indianapolis 500, off-road, world endurance racing and California hardtop competition.
  The seven will be inducted at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, California on June 22.
Performance Industry Titan Vic Edelbrock Jr. Passes Away
 Industry News
Vic Edelbrock Jr., one of the guiding lights of the aftermarket, past president and board member of SEMA and head of the Edelbrock Company for nearly 60 years, has passed away.
  Vic Jr. is the son of an industry titan and one of the founders of hot rodding, Vic Edelbrock Sr.
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