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CAPITAL CITY MOTORSPORTS PARKS SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH NHRA

April 15th 2021

Capital City Motorsports Park has signed on as the newest NHRA member track in the NHRA Southeast Division. Located in Montgomery, Ala., Capital City Motorsports Park is overseen by owner Ben Willis. Willis and his team coordinate racing and facility operations at the facility.  “We are pr …

DOUBLE FEATURE: RACE INDUSTRY NOW! - April 21

April 15th 2021

No charge to attend. CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UPWednesday, April 21:9:00 AM PST:“Get a Grip on Chassis Setup to Maximize Racecar Handling” by Intercomp RacingChris Berg, Market Specialist and Carter Gerlach, Owner of Elite Shock Services. Hosted by Brad Gillie from SiriusXM ch 90, Late Shift.10:00 AM PST: …

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April 15th 2021

No charge to attend. CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP Wednesday, April 21 at 9:00 AM PST:9:00 AM PST:Episode #95 - “Get a Grip on Chassis Setup to Maximize Racecar Handling” by Intercomp RacingChris Berg, Market Specialist and Carter Gerlach, Owner of Elite Shock Services. Hosted by Brad Gillie from SiriusXM c …

Ricardo extends Hyundai Motorsport partnership to hybrid WRC transmissions

April 15th 2021

UK-based engine and drivetrain developer Ricardo has deepened its existing technical partnership with Hyundai Motorsport (HMSG ) and will now be responsible for the development of the transmission for the team’s upcoming hybrid WRC machinery.The new collaboration builds upon a successful five-year p …

MAVTV Motorsports Network to Sponsor Kyle Larson for Late Model Dirt Series

April 15th 2021

MAVTV Motorsports Network, the only television network in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to motorsports, is proud to announce a new partnership with NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson. The agreement between the motorsports network and Larson enlists the Hendrick Motorsports driver as MAVTV’s lates …

TURN 14 DISTRIBUTION ADDS TITAN 7 TO LINE CARD

April 14th 2021

Turn 14 Distribution, the industry leader in performance parts distribution, has boosted its inventory of fully forged wheels with the addition of select exclusive Titan 7 wheels to its line card."Titan 7 has built a highly-respected brand name across the aftermarket industry by designing and manufa …

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April 14th 2021

The presentation will start Today at 9:00 AM PST:Episode #94 - "Chassis & Suspension Components for Drag Racing and Street/Strip Applications” by S&W Race CarsJohn Burke, Mechanical Engineer; Randy Krause, Service Manager; Jill Fazekas, Marketing Director and Darrell Gwynn, One of NHRA's "50 …

Bentley to enter Pikes Peak with a biofuel Continental GT3

April 14th 2021

Bentley Motors is to undertake a renewable fuels research and development program spearheaded by what it claims is the most extreme road-car-based Bentley in its 101-year history: the Continental GT3 Pikes Peak. Designed and built to compete for the Time Attack 1 record at this year’s Pikes Peak Int …

LUCAS OIL CONTINUES SUPPORT AS TITLE SPONSOR FOR MICHELE ABBATE OF GRR RACING

April 13th 2021

Following a successful second-year effort in the Trans Am Series, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., the American-based manufacturer and distributor of high-performance automotive oils and additives, is pleased to announce its continued support as the title sponsor for Grr Racing owner Michele Abbate during …

GREG WALTER NAMED PROMOTER OF THE YEAR FOR 2020

April 13th 2021

As part of an ongoing effort to salute success across the company, Speedway Motorsports officials have named Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer Kevin Camper as the O. Bruton Smith Award recipient for 2020 and honored Charlotte Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager …

Champion Markets Professional-Grade Honing Oil for Engine Builders

April 13th 2021

For over six decades Champion Brands, a globally recognized blender and packager of motor oils, gear lubes, brake fluids, and many other specialty lubricants, has recently marketed a Professional-Grade Honing Oil for machining metal parts to perfection. Honing oils are a liquid-emulsion lubrica …

RACE INDUSTRY NOW! Tech Webinar with S&W Race Cars

April 10th 2021

Wednesday, April 14 at 9:00 AM PST:Episode #94 - "Chassis & Suspension Components for Drag Racing and Street/Strip Applications” by S&W Race CarsJohn Burke, Mechanical Engineer; Randy Krause, Service Manager; Jill Fazekas, Marketing Director and Darrell Gwynn, One of NHRA's "50 Greatest Driv …

Champion Oil adds Scott Baubie as Director of Sales/Business Development Manager

April 9th 2021

For over six decades Champion Brands, a globally recognized blender and packager of automotive, racing, and heavy-duty lubricants, chemicals, additives, and motor oils, has recently announced the appointment of Scott Baubie from High Point, NC to its sales, business development, and marketing team.& …

S&W PERFORMANCE GROUP CO-OWNER, VONDA WENEY, PASSES at AGE 83

April 8th 2021

Spring City, PA – April 8, 2021 – The Weney family has announced that devoted wife, mother, accomplished businesswoman and adventurer, Vonda Lee Weney, passed away peacefully on April 7th, 2021. Vonda was an extraordinary woman. She was born in Pennsylvania on May 16th, 1937 and grew up on her …

Daytona International Speedway appoints industry veteran Frank Kelleher as track president

April 7th 2021

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona International Speedway today announced Frank Kelleher, an experienced industry veteran, has been appointed President of Daytona International Speedway. Concurrently, NASCAR announced that Chip Wile has been promoted to a new expansive role overseeing 13 NASCAR-owned tra …

Montoya to run Revson's No.86 at Indy 500

April 6th 2021

The No.86 will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year when Juan Pablo Montoya adopts the number that Peter Revson carried to pole position in 1971 for his Arrow McLaren SP entry.Fifty years ago, Revson had spent much of the Month of May struggling to keep up with Penske’s Mark Donohue, …

McLeod Racing Announces Partnership with Import Drag Race Champion Ricky Silva

April 5th 2021

McLeod Racing announces partnership with Import Drag Racer Ricky Silva. Silva will be piloting his 1997 Honda Civic with a commemorative 50th Anniversary McLeod Racing wrap for the 2021 season. Silva will be competing in the highly competitive Sport Front Wheel Drive (SFWD) class for import drag rac …

RACE INDUSTRY NOW! Tech & Business Webinar with KALITTA MOTORSPORTS

April 2nd 2021

Wednesday, April 7 at 9:00 AM PST:Episode #93 - "Creating and Maintaining Sponsor Satisfaction" by Kalitta MotorsportsBob Lawson, Business Manager, Team Kalitta; Dave Jones, Regional Customer Manager / DHL Americas and Tony Merritt, Vice President Marketing Sponsorships, Stanley Black & Decker / …

The Joie of Seating to become the official SRX Series Racing Seat

April 2nd 2021

The Joie of Seating has been selected as the official seat supplier to the Superstar Racing Experience. (SRX)The Joie of Seating is honored to play an important to role in working with the championship winning drivers that were selected to participate in this prestigious series.“All of us at The Joi …

DYNABRADE ANNOUCED NEW PRESIDENT

April 2nd 2021

Dynabrade, Inc. has announced the appointment of Michael Buffamonti as the company’s new president. He replaces Hardy Hamann, who retired earlier this year.Buffamonti most recently held the role of chief financial officer (CFO) and has been a member of the executive management team for many years. B …

Paretta Autosport signs Rocket Pro TPO as primary sponsor for Indy 500

April 1st 2021

Paretta Autosport's debut as an NTT IndyCar Series team at the 105th Indianapolis 500 will feature Rocket Mortgage’s Pro TPO division as the primary sponsor of the No. 16 Chevy piloted by Simona De Silvestro.Rocket Pro TPO, which works directly with independent mortgage brokers, adds to Beth Paretta …

Porsche featured marque of HSR Classic Daytona presented by IMSA

March 31st 2021

Sports car racing powerhouse Porsche will be the featured marque at this year’s Historic Sportscar Racing Classic Daytona presented by IMSA, the classic 24-hour race at Daytona International Speedway that runs for the seventh time Oct. 27-31. HSR made the announcement today as its season-opening Spr …

JBXE Racing and Lotus Engineering join forces in Extreme E Technical Partnership

March 31st 2021

JBXE Racing is delighted to announce Lotus Engineering as the latest addition to its family of partners. The world-renowned British engineering consultancy, part of Group Lotus, joins as Technical Partner, supporting Jenson Button’s Extreme E team in this radical new electric off-roading series.&nbs …

RACE INDUSTRY NOW! Tech Webinar - MARCH 31

March 29th 2021

No charge to attend. CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UPWednesday, March 31 at 9:00 AM PST:Episode #92 - "How To Get Maximum Braking Performance From Your Brake System” by PAGID RacingJim Emerson, Senior Manager; Ian Berwick, Senior Application Engineer and Marc Miller, IMSA and Trans Am Champion. Hosted by Jeff …

Porsche commits to Gen3 Formula E

March 26th 2021

Pascal Wehrlein and three-time Le Mans winner André Lotterer will represent Porsche in this year’s Formula E Championship Season as the German marque commits to the Gen3 era.Following a 30-year hiatus from single-seater racing, Porsche returned to the discipline by joining the Formula E grid in 2019 …