VP Racing Fuels announced the appointment of Donato Bonacquisto as its new director of marketing. Bonacquisto will be responsible for advertising, sponsorships, event management and public relations of the fuel company.
Bonacquisto will support VP's divisions including Race Fuel, Branding and Consumer Products.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the signing of a resolution to declare the month of April as Racing Virginia Month, honoring the storied history of racing in the Commonwealth of Virginia, which dates back over 70 years.
A new website to centralize Virginia's racing information, RacingVirginia.com, was also launched.
FCA US announced the opening of a new Mopar parts distribution center (PDC) in Winchester, Virginia. The 400,000-plus square-foot facility is the first of two new Mopar PDCs scheduled to open in the US this year.
With the opening of the new facility, Mopar now has 22 distribution centers located in North America.
Randy LaJoie of The Joie of Seating is offering one driver the chance to win $50,000 at the 2018 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire with the new Joie of Seating Golden Driller Challenge.
The driver must be utilizing a seat from The Joie of Seating to be eligible.
The FIA and ACO have extended their partnership to run the World Endurance Championship until the end of the 2020 season. Upcoming projects and LMP2 costs were also discussed.
ACO president Pierre Fillon and FIA president Jean Todt signed the contract last weekend.
Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) Junior Engine Challenge, the new contest series based on the popular HROT Engine Challenge, held its first official event at the Gateway Motorsport Park.
More than 20 competitors disassembled and reassembled a small single cylinder OHV engine.
John L. Bickford and Anthony (Tony) La Russa’s election to the board of directors was announced at Phoenix Raceway concurrent with the naming of the Hall of Fame’s 2017 class of seven inductees.
The Hall of Fame only exists in digital form but has a goal of opening various locations.
Two-time F1 champion Alonso will attempt to complete the motorsports Triple Crown. A winner at Monaco twice, Alonso will race on a superspeedway for the first time in his career. This also marks the first return of a McLaren to the 500 field in almost 40 years.
Alonso will drive for Andretti Autosport which has won four Indianapolis 500s.
AWE Tuning, a performance parts retailer and distributor, announced an addition to its executive team with the placement of its new director of engineering, Brian Vinson. Vinson will be leading all new product development among other tasks.
National Auto Sport Association (NASA) officials announced that registration for the 12th annual NASA Championships presented by Toyo Tires, which holds both a Western and Eastern States Championships in October, is now open.
Crossville Dragway officials in Tennessee has announced the track has secured Michael Dalton, Brian Bourke and Mike Tabors to manage the 2017 racing program. While the 2017 schedule is not set, the track will open for its first Test-N-Tune on May 5-6.
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