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! ...
By Dan Schechner on June 3, 2014
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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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By Dan Schechner on May 20, 2014
* Operation Edelbrock: A distinct advantage of PRI’s Southern California location (besides the beach access) is our proximity to some of the world’s top racing and performance businesses. In fact, we recently got to spend time at one of the truly iconic manufacturers of the specialty aftermarket located just up the 405 Freeway in Torrance, California. Edelbrock Sales Manager Troy Hooker, VP of Sales Steve Whipple and Advertising Director Eric Blakely were incredibly accommodating for our visit, granting us virtually unrestricted access to their headquarters—including the manufacturing facility and “Toy Barn,” distribution center and Russell division, which houses the company’s...
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By Doug Stokes on May 15, 2014
First of all, thanks very much to our friends at PRI for offering this opportunity to talk a bit about the open wheel events set for the end of November out here on the lower part of the left coast.
We’re very excited to be the Los Angeles stop in a trio of action-packed winged sprint car events set for an ultra-fast, three-day weekend November 21 through 23, when the King of the Wing series invades California.
You’re right if you guessed that this event will be yet another “first” for Irwindale Speedway. If it has wheels and races, most likely it’s traversed “LA’s Half-Mile Superspeedway” at one time or another since we opened in March of 1999.
Over the years we’ve presented just about everything on wheels, from...
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