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Race Industry Week Continues To Grow; 45 Events In Store For Indy

Long known as the three biggest business days in racing, the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show has grown to become a seven-day flurry of activity, as this year’s Race Industry Week is scheduled to include 45 events when racing’s elite gather to not only acquire the latest racing technology, but also to share insight into implementing that technology and knowledge throughout the racing industry.

Beginning Monday, Dec. 9, attendees will be able to take part in conferences, seminars and events to learn from and interact with experts from around the racing industry, culminating in the 26th annual PRI Trade Show at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, from December 12–14, 2013.

“There’s going to be an incredible showcase of the latest advances in racing technology at this year’s show,” said PRI Trade Show Producer John Kilroy. “With the advances in technology comes a need for more knowledge and the ability to exchange ideas, and Race Industry Week provides that. With 45 events this year, there’s literally something for everyone.”

Eleven major events will take place in conjunction with this year’s show. The Advanced Engineering and Technology Conference (AETC); the International Council of Motorsport Sciences (ICMS) Annual Congress; Claude Rouelle’s OptimumG Vehicle Dynamics & Data Acquisition seminar; Winning The eRace - Digital Marketing Conference For Racing Businesses; Speedway Illustrated’s Winning Setup Strategies For Dirt Late Models; and the Race Track Business Conference all return to Race Industry Week again this year. 

They will be joined by five new additions to the program: Education Day, organized by SEMA’s Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC); Ask The Experts Engine Builders Panel; The Business Of Winning, presented by Jason Meyers; Race Safety & Technology Center; and the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow National Championship.

“Race Industry Week offers something for every aspect of the industry,” said Kilroy. “Whether it’s engine development, chassis dynamics, using the latest technologies to market your racing business or selling tickets at your local track on Saturday night, there’s something available to help reach you reach your goals here.”

Numerous exhibitor and race business seminars also will take place. In addition, Race Industry Week includes awards ceremonies and banquets by four sanctioning bodies, as ARCA, NMCA, NMRA and USAC will hold their season-ending functions in conjunction with the show.

This year’s PRI Trade Show is expected to play host to exhibits from over 1100 racing companies occupying some 3400 booths, and attract more than 40,000 racing professionals from across the US and 72 countries. The show returns to Indianapolis for the first time since 2004, after the show’s owner, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), acquired the International Motorsports Industry Show (IMIS) in late 2012, consolidating it with the PRI Trade Show under the PRI brand for 2013 and beyond.

For additional information on the 2013 PRI Trade Show, including hotel and travel information, visit Also, check the web page periodically for program updates, as well as times and locations for all Race Industry Week events.

* Please note that some events require fees and/or pre-registration.

MEDIA CONTACT: John Procida, 313/515-3985



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