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SEMA Program Seeking Innovators Of New Products

SEMA is seeking entrepreneurs and inventors who have the next big automotive-related product or accessory. Through the SEMA Launch Pad,…

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NHRA Appoints Lonnie Grim As National Tech Director

The NHRA Technical Department has announced the addition of Lonnie Grim as the new national tech director. He began his role on April 12 and will…

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NPW Consolidates EPWI’s Anaheim Distribution Center

Photo of EPWI’s Anaheim facility taken during the PRI Road Tour National Performance Warehouse (NPW), the parent company of engine and performance…

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SEMA Hall of Fame members are the late Jessi Combs, Rick Love, Bob Moore, and Carl Schiefer

2021 SEMA Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

Four dedicated individuals who contributed to and have had an impactful influence on the automotive specialty equipment industry are being honored…

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SCCA EV car on track

SCCA Announces EV Advisory Committee

Photo courtesy of SCCA   The SCCA has formed the Electrified Vehicle Advisory Committee (EVAC) to create unified procedures across SCCA programs for…

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Daryn And Mandy Pittman Purchase Ultra Shield Race Products

Robert and Donna Bass have announced that Daryn and Mandy Pittman have purchased Ultra Shield Race Products, the manufacturer of race seats,…

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New Scholarship For Female Minorities In Motorsports

The STEAM Sports Foundation has launched a new scholarship for minority women seeking careers in the automotive industry with an emphasis on…

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Next Gen models for the NASCAR Cup Series competition in 2022

Nex Gen Cars Unveiled For 2022 Cup Series 

Photo courtesy of NASCAR   The Next Gen models for NASCAR Cup Series competition in 2022 have been unveiled at The Park Expo in Charlotte, North…

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Holley Appoints New CFO

Holley, the platform for performance automotive enthusiasts, has announced that Dominic Bardos has been appointed CFO. A financial executive with…

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Port City Racecars Announces Chassis Giveaway, Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Port City Racecars (PCR), the manufacturer of race car chassis and specialty parts catering to the short track asphalt community, has announced a…

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PRI Seeks Aid For Race Tracks Hurt By COVID-19 Attendance Restrictions

PRI, SEMA, and 17 other organizations representing live recreation and amusement venues have sent a letter asking the US Small Business…

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Free Webinar Addresses Employment Issues Post COVID Vaccine Rollout

PRI is pleased to provide free access to a one-hour webinar titled “Navigating The New Normal: What Small Businesses Need To Know” on Thursday, May…

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Industry Mourns Passing Of Bobby Unser

Photo of Bobby Unser in Victory Circle at the1975 Indy 500 courtesy of IndyCar Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser, one of the most…

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Meyer Distributing Adds Hot Shot’s Secret 

Meyer Distributing has announced the addition of Hot Shot’s Secret to its line card.  “Adding Hot Shot’s Secret was an easy decision. Hot Shot’s…

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NHRA Announces New EV Class For 2022 Summit Racing Series

The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) has announced the creation of an all-new electric vehicle (EV) racing class that will join the NHRA Summit…

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NASCAR, Texas Motor Speedway Announce Format For NASCAR All-Star Race

NASCAR and Texas Motor Speedway have announced the format, technical elements, eligibility, and pre-race festivities for the 2021 NASCAR All-Star…

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Mickey Thompson Names Director Of Motorsports

Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels has named Jason Moulton as director of motorsports. “With the help of Jason’s hard work and talent, Mickey…

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NASCAR Track Properties Sign Deal With Protecht

Protecht and NASCAR have announced a 10-year agreement for Protecht to serve as the official provider of financial protection for NASCAR racing…

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F1 Replaces Canada With Turkish Grand Prix

Formula 1 has confirmed a change to round seven of the 2021 calendar, with the Turkish Grand Prix replacing the Canadian Grand Prix for the weekend…

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2019 PRI Trade Show booth

Urge Congress To Support Tax Credits For Trade Shows

PRI-supported legislation was reintroduced in the 2021-2022 session of Congress that would provide tax credits to cover 50% of the expenses…

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PFC Brakes Appoints Chris Dilbeck As Director Of Motorsports

PFC Brakes, the women-owned manufacturer of brakes and components for motorsports and more industries, has appointed Chris Dilbeck to the director…

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Industry Innovator Frank Airheart, 90 

Renderings of disc brake caliper patent number 4535873, courtesy of United States Patent Franklin B. Airheart, a prolific innovator in automotive…

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Toyo Tires logo, headshot of John Thomas

John Thomas Named President, CEO Of Toyo Tires

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. based in Cypress, California, has announced John Thomas has been selected as its next president and chief executive officer (…

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SEMA Launch Pad Announces Changes To Foster Innovation

The 2021 SEMA Launch Pad is evolving, with eligibility now open to all qualified participants over the age of 18 years, a grand-prize package valued…

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Retrac Group Announces New CEO, Company Structure

Photo of Dan Walmsley   Retrac Group, a United Kingdom advanced manufacturing specialist for Formula 1, has announced a structural change designed…

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2022 NHRA Internationals Returns To Traditional February Date As Season Opener

Image courtesy of NHRA NHRA and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona have announced the dates of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season…

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Texas Motor Speedway Appoints Rob Ramage As Senior VP, GM

Veteran Texas Motor Speedway executive and general counsel Rob Ramage has been promoted to Senior Vice President and General Manager of Texas Motor…

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Photo of Bubba Wallace courtesy of NASCAR

Toyota Racing Forms ‘The Dream’ Experiential Endowment

Photo of Bubba Wallace courtesy of NASCAR Toyota Racing has announced the establishment of the Dream Experiential Endowment in partnership with…

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Aerial image and logo courtesy of Skagit Speedway, Facebook 

Fifty Five Promotions Acquires Skagit Speedway

Image courtesy of Skagit Speedway, Facebook    Fifty Five Promotions will take over ownership of Skagit Speedway, the dirt track based in Burlington…

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Kyle Petty Charity Ride Announces Mini Ride For Fall

  This fall, Kyle Petty will host the “Charity Ride Revival (CRR),” a one-time only, miniature version of his annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across…

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