Steve Nielsen Appointed Formula 1 Sporting Director
 Industry News
Formula 1 has announced the appointment of Steve Nielsen as Sporting Director, working within the Motorsport Division. Nielsen will report directly to Managing Director of the Motorsport Division Ross Brawn.
  Steve Nielsen will begin his new position as Sporting Director, Motorsport Division for F1 on August 1.
FIA Confirms F1 Halo Introduction In 2018
 Industry News
Next year’s Formula 1 cars will all be fitted with the Halo cockpit protection system, designed to reduce the risk of injury from debris or other objects striking a driver’s head.
  Certain features of the Halo design will be further enhanced ahead of its introduction in 2018.
SCCA: 2017 Runoffs Registration Is Open
 Industry News
The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) has recently announced the driver and worker registration is now open for the 2017 SCCA National Championship Runoffs, set to take place Sept. 25–Oct. 1 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
  The announcement also included key items drivers need to know going into the 54th annual event.
NASCAR Bolsters Leadership Team
 Industry News
Industry veteran Brandon Igdalsky joined the NASCAR leadership as its Managing Director of Event Marketing and Promotion, while current leaders Evan Parker, Scott Warfield and Jeff Wohlschlaeger take on new roles.
  Brandon Igdalsky joins NASCAR after serving as president and CEO of Pocono Raceway.
UTI Partners With Mitsubishi For New CNC Course
 Industry News
Mitsubishi Materials U.S.A Corporation will provide tools and products for students enrolled in UTI's new Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining Technology program.
  The new course will be offered at UTI's NASCAR Tech campus in Mooresville, North Carolina.
BMW Teaming With Andretti Autosport For 2018-19 Formula E Season
 Industry News
According to BMW, the Formula E project is already providing valuable impetus in the development of BMW iNEXT and the next generation of advanced BMW i models with electric drive.
  The 2018-19 season will be the series' first in which drivers will be limited to one car for the race.
NASCAR Promotes Brent Dewar To President
 Industry News
Dewar, who joined NASCAR as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2014, becomes only the fourth person in the sport’s history to hold the designation of the president of NASCAR.
  The promotion is in following with the vision for a more inclusive and strategic NASCAR.
Off-Road Motorsports HoF Announces '17 Class
 Industry News
For the first time in ORMHOF's 40-year history, two new inductees will join family members who have already been inducted. Both Dave Ekins and Cliff Flannery will join their brothers in the ORMHOF.
  Four off-road professionals, Dave Ekins, Cliff Flannery, Bob Gordon and Bill Savage, will be inducted.
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