Buyers packed the booths and overflowed into the aisles of the Indiana Convention Center on Friday during one of the busiest days in Performance Racing Industry Trade Show history.
The PRI Trade Show continues on Saturday, December 10, in Indianapolis.
Day One floor traffic was brisk, as retailers, engine builders, fabricators, professional race teams and more crowded the aisles for a glimpse at the industry's latest and most innovative offerings.
Among the highlights, Sunnen continued a Show tradition with its Sunnen Engine Charity Sweepstakes.
Among the day's activities were the ICMS Annual Congress, the Race Track Business Conference, and PRI's own Day At The Speedway, which offers a behind-the-scenes tour of IMS.
The AETC (pictured) provides two days of top-flight sessions on engine technology, ideas and information.
The bracket racing based Summit SuperSeries will return for the 16th season, and the newly formed Summit Sportsman National Championship will make its debut for class racing competitors.
The Summit Sportsman National Championship aims to focus on a national structure.
The annual end-of-season NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon, held in Las Vegas, awarded 19 different individuals and companies for their outstanding efforts in the performance racing and NASCAR fields, including the late Betty Jane France.
Jack Roush won the NASCAR Buddy Shuman Award during the luncheon.
The Mercedes driver made his announcement during the FIA world champions gala on Friday in Vienna, just five days after securing his title. Nico Rosberg clinched his first title in Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, beating Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.
Rosberg said that, having achieved his childhood dream, he felt it was the right time to stop.
Monster Energy, which will begin its tenure as naming rights partner on Jan. 1, 2017, will become only the third company to serve as the entitlement sponsor in NASCAR premier series history, following RJ Reynolds and Sprint/Nextel.
As part of the agreement, Monster Energy also becomes the Official Energy Drink of NASCAR.
The conference curriculum is delivered in educational modules including medicine and physiology, applied science, logistics and administration, and motorsports safety.
The two-day conference takes place December 7–8 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
Darrick Dong, director of motorsports at PFB, addressed US manufacturers seeking to sell overseas, as well as international distributors trying to sell products in the US, during his segment.
Dozens of racers and medical/safety personnel turned out for the event, which was co-presented by the International Council of Motorsport Sciences (ICMS) and the Stand 21 Safety Foundation.
Top students from throughout the country took part in PRI's first-ever Student Breakfast, where they had the opportunity to hear from a diverse panel of professionals and personalities on turning a passion into a career.
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