* 500 Reasons To Appreciate Anderson: Here we were, walking across the track at Anderson Speedway an hour before the green flag was due to drop on the 66th running of the Pay Less Little 500. PRI Senior Sales & Marketing Manager Reed Morales and I had made the short trip from downtown Indianapolis to catch the sprint cars before heading back for Sunday’s big show at IMS. But first things first, I had to work out the logistics: five hundred laps; a quarter-mile, high-banked oval; a 33-car field; mandatory pit stops…. Time to buckle up! Indeed, over the past six-and-a-half decades this spectacle has earned its spot in the pantheon of short-track races that, year after...
By Dan Schechner on July 1, 2014
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By John Kilroy on June 20, 2014
It’s a frenetic beehive of activity here at PRI headquarters as everything swings into gear for the 2014 Performance Racing Industry Trade Show. The online floor plan is in place, jam-packed with all the great manufacturers of speed parts and machining equipment for every form of auto racing. Online registration is open. The online reservation system for Show hotels is open. Dave Despain has agreed to return to host the spectacular “Good Morning, PRI,” segment...
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By Dan Schechner on June 3, 2014
Motorsports professionals from North Carolina and surrounding areas, as well as those in town for the Coca-Cola 600, joined PRI for a great industry event last month. Approximately 100 manufacturers, engine builders, racing retailers, race team owners and more gathered at Red Rocks Cafe in Huntersville, North Carolina, on May 21 to enjoy bountiful food and drink, the camaraderie of fellow motorsports professionals, and a special $50,000 check presentation on behalf of the PRI Show's annual Engine Charity Sweepstakes benefiting Victory Junction, a year-round camp for seriously ill children founded by NASCAR's Petty family. Enjoy the following photo gallery, featuring shots of our friends and colleagues! ...
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By John Kilroy on May 29, 2014
It’s time once again for racers and race fans to help construct a new national cable TV network. I had been waiting patiently for MavTV to arrive in my cable box, but when our good friend Dave Despain started airing his new show on MavTV, it was definitely time to take action. I called Time Warner Cable on their customer service number and had a conversation with Priscilla, in Texas, who was very helpful and a race fan. We talked about the new Austin track (Circuit of Americas), and we both agreed we’ve got to catch the F1 race there one day. “That would be awesome!” said Priscilla.
She had heard of MavTV, but asked for more details, “What kind of programming is that?” It felt great to describe the need for MavTV throughout the...
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