NASCAR Foundation Appoints Four To Board of Directors
 Industry News
The multi-faceted group represents business community experience and leadership at the local and national levels, positioning the Foundation for future growth in its mission to improve the quality of life for children in need.
  Randy Dye, Peter Intermaggio, Charles Lydecker and Norris Scott have been appointed to the board. 

Evernham, Kaase Among 2017 AETC Headliners
 Industry News
Newly announced NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Ray Evernham and top race engine builder Jon Kaase will headline a tuned-up Advanced Engineering Technology Conference (AETC) at this year’s PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis.
  The AETC, slated for December 5–6, is for engine builders, designers, manufacturers and many more.
Nick Igdalsky, Ben May Take Control Of Pocono Raceway
 Industry News
Pocono Raceway has announced the title of CEO would be passed onto former president and CEO Brandon Igdalsky’s younger brother, Nick Igdalsky, while the title of president would be passed along to Ben May.
  Nick Igdalsky becomes the third CEO in track history alongside his grandfather and brother.
Steve Nielsen Appointed Formula 1 Sporting Director
 Industry News
Formula 1 has announced the appointment of Steve Nielsen as Sporting Director, working within the Motorsport Division. Nielsen will report directly to Managing Director of the Motorsport Division Ross Brawn.
  Steve Nielsen will begin his new position as Sporting Director, Motorsport Division for F1 on August 1.
FIA Confirms F1 Halo Introduction In 2018
 Industry News
Next year’s Formula 1 cars will all be fitted with the Halo cockpit protection system, designed to reduce the risk of injury from debris or other objects striking a driver’s head.
  Certain features of the Halo design will be further enhanced ahead of its introduction in 2018.
SCCA: 2017 Runoffs Registration Is Open
 Industry News
The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) has recently announced the driver and worker registration is now open for the 2017 SCCA National Championship Runoffs, set to take place Sept. 25–Oct. 1 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
  The announcement also included key items drivers need to know going into the 54th annual event.
NASCAR Bolsters Leadership Team
 Industry News
Industry veteran Brandon Igdalsky joined the NASCAR leadership as its Managing Director of Event Marketing and Promotion, while current leaders Evan Parker, Scott Warfield and Jeff Wohlschlaeger take on new roles.
  Brandon Igdalsky joins NASCAR after serving as president and CEO of Pocono Raceway.
UTI Partners With Mitsubishi For New CNC Course
 Industry News
Mitsubishi Materials U.S.A Corporation will provide tools and products for students enrolled in UTI's new Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining Technology program.
  The new course will be offered at UTI's NASCAR Tech campus in Mooresville, North Carolina.
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