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RACE INDUSTRY NOW! Tech Webinar - AUGUST 4

July 30th 2021

Wednesday, August 4 at 9:00 AM PST:Episode #114 - "Restraint Technology - What You Need To Know" by Impact RacingWith Ben O’Connor, Jr. VP of Sales and Marketing, Impact Racing. Hosted by Jeff Hammond from SiriusXM ch 90, Late Shift.No charge to attend. CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP

AKRAPOVIČ RELEASES AUDI S3 (8Y) EVOLUTION LINE TITANIUM EXHAUST FOR 2020-2021 MODELS

July 29th 2021

Horsham, PA (July 29, 2021) — Akrapovič has released its Audi S3 (8Y) Evolution Line (Titanium) exhaust system. These products can be found at Turn 14 Distribution, the Sole U.S. Automotive Distributor for Akrapovič. The Evolution Line exhaust system is constructed using lightweight race-proven …

Audi unveils RS Q e-tron Dakar racer

July 29th 2021

Audi Sport has started testing its Audi RS Q e-tron, with which it will take on the Dakar Rally in 2022.Audi will be the first OEM to compete in the event with a series hybrid, and challenge for overall victory. “The quattro was a game-changer for the World Rally Championship. Audi was the first bra …

The 2nd Annual Online RACE INDUSTRY WEEK will be held, Nov 29 - Dec 3, 2021

July 29th 2021

No charge to attend. CLICK HERE TO REGISTERIf you missed the 1st Annual Online RACE INDUSTRY WEEK, you can watch the videos or listen to the podcasts and enjoy 55 hours of Tech & Business Webinars from 150+ race industry leaders from around the word.To watch past webinars, please click on the "W …

RACE INDUSTRY NOW! Live Technical & Business Webinars - Every Wednesday

July 28th 2021

Wednesday, August 4 at 9:00 AM PST:Episode #114 - "Restraint Technology - What You Need To Know" by Impact RacingWith Ben O’Connor, Jr. VP of Sales and Marketing, Impact Racing. Hosted by Jeff Hammond from SiriusXM ch 90, Late Shift.No charge to attend. CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UPWednesday, August 11 at 9 …

You are in! Welcome to this session of RACE INDUSTRY NOW!

July 28th 2021

The Presentation will Start Today at 9:00 AM PST:"Top 10 Most Common Shock and Suspension Issues and How to Resolve Them" by Penske ShocksAaron Lambert, General Manager and Jim Arentz, Technical Director. Hosted by Brad Gillie from SiriusXM ch 90, Late Shift.We want to get your questions! Click on t …

Chip Ganassi Racing expanding Cadillac DPi program for 2022

July 27th 2021

Chip Ganassi Racing will expand its factory Cadillac IMSA DPi program to two cars next season.RACER understands the expansion to two cars in 2022 is part of a long-term plan between Cadillac and CGR; the General Motors luxury and performance brand is said to be readying the confirmation of its 2023 …

RACE WINNING BRANDS HIRES POWERSPORTS VETERAN STEVE REED

July 26th 2021

Race Winning Brands, a manufacturer of high-performance engine components for the automotive and powersports aftermarkets, has hired industry veteran Steve Reed as Wiseco Powersports Brand Manager. Reed comes to Race Winning Brands with over 22 years of experience in the powersports aftermarket …

Turn 14 Distribution partners with Seibon Carbon to develop exclusive Tesla Model 3 Products

July 26th 2021

Horsham, PA (July 26, 2021) — Turn 14 Distribution, the industry leader in performance parts distribution, has delved deeper into the EV market by collaborating with Seibon Carbon to design and distribute an exclusive Tesla Model 3 carbon fiber aero kit, available solely through Turn 14 Distribution …

RACE INDUSTRY NOW! Tech Webinar - JULY 28

July 24th 2021

Wednesday, July 28 at 9:00 AM PST:Episode #113 - "Top 10 Most Common Shock and Suspension Issues and How to Resolve Them" by Penske ShocksAaron Lambert, General Manager and Jim Arentz, Technical Director. Hosted by Brad Gillie from SiriusXM ch 90, Late Shift.No charge to attend. CLICK HERE TO SIGN-U …

Global Time Attack joins Long Beach weekend

July 22nd 2021

A round of the Global Time Attack Pro Championship has been added to the schedule for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, set for Sept. 24-26.The GTA event will take place with competition laps on all three days. The event will feature 20 cars in three different divisions trying to set the fastest f …

McLeod Racing Welcomes Will Baty “Mr. Clutch” as Off-Road and R&D Specialist

July 22nd 2021

McLeod Racing, the leader in aftermarket driveline components, welcomes Will Baty as Off-Road and R&D Specialist. Baty is a pillar in the aftermarket industry and will bring his off-road expertise to the Anaheim, CA -based company. McLeod’s President Paul Lee marks this new chapter as a turning …

Keselowski joins Roush Fenway Racing as driver/owner for 2022

July 21st 2021

Roush Fenway Racing and Brad Keselowski confirmed one of the biggest pieces of NASCAR silly season Tuesday morning with the announcement they are joining forces.Keselowski has purchased a minority ownership stake in the team and will serve as the head of the team’s competition committee. Keselowski …

MAHLE Motorsport Announces NMRA/NMCA Travel Voucher Program

July 21st 2021

MAHLE Motorsport in support of NMRA and NMCA racing announces a new Inflation Fighting Travel Voucher program to help offset the rising cost of fuel for five lucky racers. Five vouchers valued at $500 each will be given away over the course of the next three events. To qualify, racers must purchase …

RACE INDUSTRY NOW! Tech Webinar - JULY 21

July 20th 2021

Wednesday, July 21 at 9:00 AM PST:Episode #112 - "New and Specialized High Performance Lubricants for the ever changing demands in Auto Racing" by Lucas Oil ProductsTom Bogner, Director of Research and Development and Duane LaFleur, Business Development/High Performance. Hosted by Jeff Hammond from …

International Study on Motorsport’s Economic and Social Impact from the FIA

July 19th 2021

The FIA has announced the results of an international study on the economic and social impact of the motorsport industry, conducted by EY-Parthenon and said to be the first global study of its kind.With the industry creating a US$189bn total gross output each year, and accounting for 1.5 million pai …

Dodge brand being considered for IMSA return based on Peugeot LMH

July 16th 2021

Thanks to the newly ratified prototype convergence between IMSA, the ACO, and the WEC, Stellantis — the huge global automotive group that encompasses brands including Peugeot, Citroen, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Maserati, Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge — is considering a new American campaign using the underpinnin …

Halo among chassis enhancements set for Indy Pro 2000, USF2000

July 15th 2021

The initial supply of 40 upgrade kits slated for shipping in August and September have sold out as teams on the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires prepare for significant chassis enhancements in 2022. The Tatuus IP-22 in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the USF-22 in …

FIA, ACO and IMSA to create joint top class for Endurance racing

July 15th 2021

At the start of 2020, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) announced that the trio would work in collaboration to develop and create a joint top class for Endurance racing.An agreement has now …

DOUBLE FEATURE: RACE INDUSTRY NOW! - July 14

July 13th 2021

Wednesday, July 14: 9:00 AM PST:Episode #110 - "Cranks & Rods and their Relationship to Short Block Assemblies" by SCAT EnterprisesTom Lieb, President and Brad Sauls, Operations Director, World Products. Hosted by Brad Gillie from SiriusXM ch 90, Late Shift.10:00 AM PST:Episode #111 - "Thermal M …

AEM DashDesign 2.2 Update - 2-Way CAN and More!!

July 9th 2021

HAWTHORNE, CA—AEM’s DashDesign Software v2.2 is available for download! New features include the ability to transmit live channel values over user-defined CAN messages from the dash, reduce the number of screens to display on the dash to minimize toggling through screens when you want to use less th …

TURN 14 DISTRIBUTION SPONSORED TESLA MODEL 3 PERFORMANCE COMPLETES 2021 PIKES PEAK HILL CLIMB

July 8th 2021

Horsham, PA (July 7, 2021) — Turn 14 Distribution, the industry leader in performance parts distribution, continued to be at the forefront of the growing EV market with its title sponsorship of the Evasive Motorsports Tesla Model 3 Performance driven by Dai Yoshihara, which completed the 99th runnin …

AFR ACQUIRED BY PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM

July 8th 2021

Air Flow Research (AFR), the manufacturer of high-performance cylinder heads, intake manifolds, and related components, has been acquired by Taglich Private Equity (TPE) in a partnership with AFR’s founding family and management. The company’s 42 production and office employees based in Valencia, Ca …

ARP, Inc. Takes Presenting Sponsorship Position on RACE INDUSTRY NOW

July 7th 2021

EPARTRADE is pleased to announce that ARP, Automotive Racing Products, Inc., has taken a presenting sponsorship position on the weekly Technical & Business Webinar Series, RACE INDUSTRY NOW. Not only is ARP showcasing their latest products which is very similar to a trade show display, they …

Australian F1 and MotoGP races cancelled

July 6th 2021

The Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix and Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix will not be held in 2021.Confirmation of their cancellation follows months of speculation for both as considerations surrounding international travel and quarantine requirements proved insurmountable.It marks the second success …