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Racing Pioneer Dan Gurney Passes Away At 86
 Industry News
Gurney was one of the most versatile racers in motorsports history, being one of only three drivers to win races in IndyCar, Formula 1, NASCAR Cup and elite sports car competition (along with Mario Andretti and Juan Pablo Montoya).
  The legendary driver, team owner and car builder died on Sunday, January 14.
Motovicity Announces New Half-Mile Airstrip Event For 2018
 Industry News
The runway in Coalinga will host some of the country’s fastest import and domestic side-by-side top speed racing, featuring multiple classes and cash prizes.
  Never Lift will take place at the New Coalinga (Calif.) Municipal Airport on April 28–29.
F1 Releases Sporting Regulations For 2018
 Industry News
Formula 1 (F1) officials have released updates to the sporting regulations for F1's 2018 season, which include fewer engines per season, simpler grid penalties and a wider range of tire compounds.
  Although few in number, F1 officials called the regulation updates “major in significance.”
Eight New Inductees To Nat'l Sprint Car HoF
 Industry News
Eight legends of sprint car racing were announced recently as the 29th class of inductees to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame (NSCHoF), which is led by late drivers Bryan Clauson and Dave Steele. Pennsylvania veteran Lance Dewease was also elected.
  The NSCHoF 2018 induction ceremony will take place on June 2, 2018, in Knoxville, Iowa.
Hendrick Motorsports Hires Engineer Alba Colon
 Industry News
Alba Colon, who for years has successfully helped advance Chevrolet’s NASCAR program, takes over the position at Hendrick Motorsports from Darian Grubb, who will be William Byron’s crew chief in the MENCS during the 2018 season.
  Hendrick Motorsports has hired veteran engineer Alba Colon to oversee its competition systems group.
MSHFA Announces Seven Inductees For 2018
 Industry News
Honorees for the class of 2018 in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America include John Buttera, Carl G. Fisher, Jeff Gordon, Howard Hughes, Fred Merkel, U.E. Pat Patrick and Bob Tullius.
  This 2018 MSHFA induction ceremony is set for March 13 at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona.
CP-Carrillo Acquires Arias Pistons Brand
 Industry News
CP-Carrillo, Inc. and Arias Industries recently announced that CP-Carrillo will acquire the Arias Pistons brand name and trademark, and relocate its piston production to CP-Carrillo’s main manufacturing facility in Irvine, California.
  Arias Pistons' headquarters was previously located in Gardena, California, before the acquisition.
Hastings Manufacturing Merges With Piston Rings Komarov
 Industry News
Hastings Manufacturing Co. and Piston Rings Komarov of the Czech Republic have announced the two global designers of piston rings for the OEM and aftermarket channels have merged businesses.
  The companies will continue to function from their respective headquarters over the next few months.
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A Tour Of The 2017 PRI Trade Show
A Tour Of The 2017 PRI Trade Show
If you missed the 30th annual PRI Trade Show, here's a tour of what was on display, including the latest in racing technology and parts, plus several high-performance vehicles!
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  • The State Of Drag Racing At The Track Level
  • Race-Winning Bandwidth In Video Logging & Data Acquisition
  
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