Now in its 29th year, the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show was recently dubbed “the cat’s meow of the motorsports capital of the world” by one longtime attendee. We couldn’t agree more, as dozens of first-time exhibitors will join over 1000 other top manufacturers and service providers on a packed Show floor for the three biggest business days in racing. Indeed, it won’t be long before the Indiana Convention Center is teeming with new and innovative parts, equipment and solutions for all segments of motorsports, from open-wheel to drag racing, road racing to stock car, off-road to modified, karting to land speed, and so much more. As we’ve proudly noted through the years, it truly is The Epicenter of New Racing Technology (our own...
By Dan Schechner on October 3, 2016
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By Louise Ann Noeth on September 13, 2016
Every desert racing organization has been adversely affected by land closures, or use restrictions through the years, prompting each to develop an internal “early warning system” to ensure it walks in-step with government and advocacy groups.
“We work with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and environmentalists to make sure all events are environmentally sound,” said Casey Folks of Best in the Desert (BITD), Las Vegas, Nevada. “We need to take care of the land we use to ensure the future of this sport.”
Best in the Desert, like other desert racing organizations, understands that losing access to public lands would lead to the collapse of off-road racing in the US, taking with it racing parts suppliers and service...
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By Dan Schechner on September 6, 2016
* Short Track Epicenter: The Dirt Track at Charlotte next month plays host to an all-new three-day extravaganza showcasing some of the best “weekly racers” from across the US, according to DIRTcar Racing officials, as some nine divisions will contest a purse in excess of $120,000 during the Thursday (October 20) to Saturday (October 22) World Short Track Championships. Suitably, it’s slated for the weekend before the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals, also at The Dirt Track.
“This massive event will make Charlotte the epicenter of dirt track racing in the United States and bring the best and brightest from around the country together for two incredible weeks,” noted Brian Carter, CEO of World Racing...
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By Dan Schechner on August 29, 2016
“How much space do I get?”
This was the first question that crossed my mind after deciding to devote my September 2016 Editor’s Note to our special guest for this year’s Grand Opening Breakfast, the traditional kickoff event of the annual Performance Racing Industry Trade Show.
Just in the past few years, the Breakfast has featured industry luminaries like the magnificent Richard Petty, the incomparable John Force, the legendary Snake and Mongoose (Don Prudhomme and Tom McEwen), and the hard-charging Brad Keselowski. And each year we’ve been fortunate to showcase MAVTV’s Dave Despain as host of our own live AM wakeup program, “Good Morning, PRI.” Served up alongside a hearty, catered meal and the camaraderie of 3000 or so...
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