USAC Silver Crown Champion Dave Steele Perishes In Crash
 Industry News
Two-time USAC Silver Crown champion Dave Steele succumbed to injuries following a sprint car crash on Saturday night at Desoto Speedway in Bradenton, Florida. He was 42.
  Steele won back-to-back USAC Silver Crown championships in 2004 and 2005.
Universal Trailer Unveils $25 Million-Plus Cargo Trailer Facility
 Industry News
The new Universal Trailer facility features new semi-automated technology including robotic welding for the production of Wells Cargo and Haulmark brands cargo trailers.
  The 200,000 square foot facility will employ over 200 new professionals, according to the company.
Five Teams Qualify For HROT Dual National Championship
 Industry News
The second HROT Engine Challenge event of 2017 was held at the Summit Piston Powered AutoRama in Cleveland, Ohio, where five different teams qualified for the Dual National Championship which will be held at the SEMA and PRI Show later in the year.
  Team Howards Cams from Lakeshore High School in Stevensville, MI placed first with a time of 18:05.
Jeff Conley Named NHRA’s North Central Division Director
 Industry News
The North Central Division (Division 3) includes tracks in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and is home to four NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events.
  Conley began working with the North Central division in 2007 as a member of the certification team.
Driver Mario Andretti To Receive IMRRC's 2017 Argetsinger Award
 Industry News
Andretti will be honored on August 31 by the IMRRC with the 2017 Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Motorsports at a gala dinner.
  The dinner precedes the Verizon IndyCar Grand Prix at The Glen weekend at WGI.
Franchitti, McLaren Elected To Auto Racing Hall Of Fame At IMS Museum
 Industry News
Dario Franchitti won 31 races in his illustrious IndyCar series career, while Bruce McLaren was a highly successful driver, designer, constructor and engineer.
  The 2017 inductees were announced on "Founders Day," March 20, 2017.
Eibach North America Celebrating 30th Anniversary With Open House
 Industry News
Eibach, a manufacturer of performance racing suspension parts, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in the United States with an open house at its California factory on Thursday, April 6.
  Factory tours and refreshments are available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST.
Trio Of Drag Racers Join IHRA Professional Competition Board
 Industry News
Larry Dixon, Melanie Troxel and Whit Bazemore have joined the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) professional competition advisory board and will work directly with IHRA president Mike Dunn.
  The new board members have a combined 91 national-event wins and decades of experience.
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