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Mercedes F1 Team Extends Lewis Hamilton Contract Two More Years

July 19th 2018

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, the reigning world drivers' and constructors' champions, will remain a team to the end of 2020. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and Hamilton announced the agreement of a two-year contract extension for the 2019 and 2020 F1 seasons. Sinc …

F1 and Indy Car Team Owner Mo Nunn Dies At 79

July 18th 2018

Morris "Mo" Nunn, a former Formula One and  Indy car team owner, died Wednesday, July 18. He was 79. He was an English motor racing team owner and engineer who founded and ran the Ensign Formula One team in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He later worked for Chip Ganassi's highly succ …

Ruttman, Sills, Goldsmith, Elliott And More To Be Inducted In USAC Hall Of Fame

July 18th 2018

Troy Ruttman, Jimmy Sills, Paul Goldsmith and Tony Elliott are the four drivers being inducted into the USAC Hall of Fame in 2018. In addition, race organizer Bill Lipkey and chief mechanic and USAC Technical Director Mike Devin comprise the six initial 2018 inductees into the USAC Hall of Fame. The …

Trident Terminates Contract With Haas F1 Junior Driver Santino Ferrucci

July 18th 2018

Following an incident at the Silverstone F2 race, Trident has terminated its contract with Haas F1 junior driver Santino Ferrucci. He received a four-race ban for crashing into his team-mate Arjun Maini after the F2 Sprint Race at Silverstone. Trident also said in its announcement that Ferrucci …

Major Changes Coming To Pirelli World Challenge In 2019

July 17th 2018

Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) President and CEO Greg Gill presented teams with the expanded 2019 program and race formats. It includes the following:     •New GT3 and GT4 programs, along with expanded TC schedule     •GT weekends to feature extended two-driver …

Tequila Patron To End All Motorsports Sponsorships After 2018 Season

July 17th 2018

After a sponsorship program that began in the American Le Mans Series in 2008, Tequila Patron announced its decision to step back completely from its investment in motorsports at the end of the 2018 season. This includes its sponsorship with the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and its t …

Convenience Of EPARTRADE In Sourcing Racing Products Is Embraced By Worldwide Motorsports Industry

July 16th 2018

Signups of racing industry buyers are pouring in! New suppliers are coming onboard daily to push their new products, special promotions, new services, videos, tech articles, job posts and more into the racing industry pipeline through EPARTRADE. EPARTRADE, the new digital platform for the racin …

Laguna Seca Tweets It's Being Added To 2019 IndyCar Schedule

July 16th 2018

With the official announcement to take place on July 17, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca tweeted news that it will be added to the 2019 IndyCar Schedule. The last CART/Champ Car race at the Monterey, California, track was in 2004. The Laguna Seca Raceway tweet reads as follows: Stay tuned …

Race Winning Brands Hires Ross Berlanga As Director Of Advertising

July 13th 2018

Race Winning Brands (RWB), a leading manufacturer of high-performance parts for the automotive and powersports aftermarkets, has enlisted longtime industry executive Ross Berlanga to lead its promotional efforts and has named him the Director of Advertising.   Berlanga comes to RWB with ov …

Speedway Motorsports Announces Promotions For 2 Long-time Executives

July 12th 2018

Long-time executive Jessica Fickenscher has been promoted to senior vice president of special projects for Speedway Motorsports. In addition, Gerry Horn has been named senior vice president and general manager of the Performance Racing Network (PRN). “Speedway Motorsports’ employees work hard e …