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Laguna Seca Makes It Official With WeatherTech
 Industry News
The County of Monterey and WeatherTech have come to terms on a multiyear naming rights agreement at the famed 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course.
  WeatherTech replaces Mazda, which held a 17-year naming rights sponsorship that ends March 31.
Edelbrock Appoints New President & CEO
 Industry News
Torrance, California-based Edelbrock, LLC has appointed Don Barry to the lead the company. "Edelbrock is an iconic brand in the aftermarket industry and I look forward to leading Edelbrock's growth into the future and being part of this historic company's next phase,” Barry said.
  Don Barry joins Edelbrock after most recently serving as the chief commercial officer of ISN.
Triad Racing Technologies (TRT) Up For Sale
 Industry News
The longtime engine builder and supplier builds NASCAR race engines and body parts and is a primary vendor for Toyota Racing Development. Its engines have raced in all three NASCAR touring series.
  Triad Racing Technologies (TRT) is located in Mooresville, North Carolina.
IMG Launches Americas Rallycross Series (ARX)
 Industry News
The launch follows the news that Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) will replace its headline Supercar category with the new Gold class which runs upgraded Lites cars in 2018.
  The series will feature four events in 2018, beginning overseas at Silverstone on May 25–27.
Four Teams Qualify As Hot Rodders Kicks Off 10th Anniversary Season
 Industry News
Twenty-five teams competed at the Race & Performance Expo with four advancing to the Dual National Championship held later this year at the SEMA Show and PRI Trade Show.
  The Race & Performance Expo is home to the first ever HROT event which took place in 2008.
Laguna Seca May Soon Get New Sponsor
 Industry News
The world-renowned Laguna Seca road course could be getting a new title sponsor as soon as next month, which could see the track renamed WeatherTech Raceway at Laguna Seca.
  The Monterey County Board of Supervisors is considering a five-year, $5 million rights deal.
Burns Stainless Changes Ownership, Moves Operations
 Industry News
Partners and owners of exhaust components manufacturer Burns Stainless have transitioned ownership to longtime technical partner Vince Roman. The company has also changed addresses but remains in Costa Mesa.
  Burns Stainless' new address is 1041 W. 18th Street, B-104, Costa Mesa, California.
West Coast Stock Car HoF Confirms 2018 Class
 Industry News
The Hall’s 15th class is comprised of Joe Garone, J.D. Gibbs, Oren Prosser, Greg Pursley, Richard “Dick” Woodland and the late Larry Albedi and will be enshrined June 21, 2018, at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, California.
  Five Heritage inductees will additionally be announced for enshrinement in the coming weeks.
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