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PPP Loan Application Period Extended To May 31

President Biden has signed into law a PRI-supported bill passed by Congress to extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The deadline for filing…

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Permatex Promotes Eva Pitts

Permatex, the provider of chemical technology for automotive maintenance and repair, has promoted Eva Pitts to Director of Sales. Pitts will manage…

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Industry Mourns Passing Of Chuck Watson Sr.

Photo courtesy of NMCA, Facebook   Chuck Watson Sr. of Watson Engineering, Inc. and Watson Racing has passed away. He was 74. “Chuck wasn’t your…

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LSI Chemical Signs New Distributor For India

LSI Chemical has announced a new international distributor for India.  Quality Group is now authorized to sell LSI Chemical oil and fuel additives…

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Limited Fans For NASCAR Races At Martinsville, Richmond

Photo courtesy of Martinsville Speedway A pair of speedways in Virginia have announced that they will host a limited amount of fans in the…

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Formula Americas Announces Two Key Members

Formula Americas Super GP has added two key hires. Ian Brown has been appointed as the chief engineer, while C.M. Land will serve as technical…

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Hurco North America Announces New Apprenticeship Program

Hurco North America has announced the launch of a new apprenticeship program. The Field Service Apprenticeship (FSA) is a two-year program,…

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DPI Off-Road Brands Acquires J.T.’s Parts & Accessories, Inc.

DPI Off-Road Brands has announced the acquisition of J.T.’s Parts & Accessories, Inc., the manufacturer of the Nitro Gear & Axle brand.  J.…

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QA1 Acquires Gerst Tubular Suspensions

QA1 has announced the expansion of its classic Mopar suspension line with the acquisition of Gerst Tubular Suspension, a manufacturer of coil-over…

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NHRA’s Atlanta Dragway Has Been Sold, Set To Host Final Season In 2021 

Photo of Ron Capps at the 2019 NHRA Southern Nationals courtesy of Atlanta Dragway Atlanta Dragway—the historic drag strip located in Commerce,…

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PRI Continues Fight Against EPA Overreach

As previously reported, PRI has intervened in an EPA enforcement case to protect the rights of racers. The U.S. District Court for the District of…

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Bondurant High Performance Driving School Is Now Radford Racing School 

Bondurant High Performance Driving School has been renamed Radford Racing School. The company owners—a small group of auto enthusiasts, collectors,…

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Industry Veteran Bill McKnight Passes Away

                                   Photo courtesy of MAHLE Longtime motorsports professional Bill McKnight has passed away. He was 71. McKnight…

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New Betting Lounges Set For Richmond, Martinsville

Wynn Development President Chris Gordon, NASCAR Chief Digital Officer Tim Clark, Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell, and Richmond Raceway…

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Arizona Speedway To Cease Operations

Photo courtesy of Arizona Speedway San Tan Ford’s Arizona Speedway and ET Motopark, the dirt race track and off-road facility based in San Tan…

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New Andretti Partnership To Bring Mars Rover Tech To EV Motorsports

KULR Technology Group Inc., the developer of next-generation lithium-ion battery safety and thermal management technologies, has announced a long-…

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NHRA Postpones 2021 Winternationals At Pomona

Image courtesy of NHRA NHRA officials have announced the postponement of the 61st annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by…

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Centerville Dragway, IHRA Reach Multi-Year Sanction Agreement

Centerville Dragway and the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) have entered into a multi-year sanction agreement.  Centerville Dragway…

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Mountune Racing Launches Classic Engines Division

Photo courtesy of Mountune    Mountune Racing—the designer and manufacturer of race engines and performance parts with locations in the US and UK—…

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Goodyear Makes Leadership Changes After Cooper Tire Acquisition

Following the company’s recent announcement of its acquisition of Cooper Tire, Goodyear has announced that Ryan Patterson, currently president of…

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Meyer Distributing Announces Bear, Delaware, Location

Meyer Distributing, Inc, the automotive specialty products marketing and distribution provider, has announced the addition of its Bear, Delaware…

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zMax Dragway To Host Limited Fans For 4-Wide Nationals

Officials with Charlotte Motor Speedway have announced a limited capacity for the NGK NTK NHRA 4-Wide Nationals event, set to return to zMAX Dragway…

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Exhibit Space For In-Person PRI Trade Show Now Available

Businesses in the racing industry can now secure their booth space for the 2021 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, in what promises to be…

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Junior Late Model Series Set To Launch In July

Photo courtesy of JRLMSS   A new racing series designed to lower the cost for young Late Model racers is set to launch this July at Crisp…

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Holley To Become Public Company After Merger

Holley, the performance automotive aftermarket company based in Bowling Green, Kentucky, will become a public company as part of a definitive merger…

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Charlotte Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Greg Walter, 2020 Promoter of the Year. Photo courtesy of Charlotte Motor Speedway

Greg Walter Named Promoter Of The Year For 2020

Photo of Greg Walter courtesy of Charlotte Motor Speedway Speedway Motorsports officials have honored Charlotte Motor Speedway Executive Vice…

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The Mint 400 Announces Official ‘Military Vehicle’ Class 

Officials with The Mint 400 have announced an all-new military vehicle class for the 2021 event set for December 1–5, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The…

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PRI Announces All-New Business Membership

Companies are invited to help support the motorsports industry by joining together under Performance Racing Industry’s landmark program. Racing and…

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New Ownership Group For Lime Rock

After 37 years of ownership, Skip Barber has announced a new ownership structure for Lime Rock Park.  Lime Rock Group, LLC, comprised of General…

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SuperSprings Announces Changes To Leadership

SuperSprings International has announced the restructuring of its leadership team in response to the growth the company has experienced this year.…

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