Industry News & Blog

List of articles (645)

NASCAR Next Gen Car Delayed Until 2022

April 3rd 2020

NASCAR officials have delayed the introduction of the Next Gen car, scheduled for next year, until 2022. “Due to challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic, the debut of the Next Gen car will be delayed until 2022,” said John Probst, NASCAR Senior Vice President of Racing Innovation. & …

EPARTRADE & RACER To Collaborate On Racing Industry News Content

April 2nd 2020

EPARTRADE and RACER have agreed to collaborate on racing industry news content during this challenging time. Select EPARTRADE business features will also appear on RACER.com, in addition to RACERS's extensive and insightful daily coverage of the worldwide sport of auto racing. "The times c …

SCCA Creates #SupportMotorsport Campaign

April 1st 2020

The SCCA, in partnership with Global Time Attack and Gridlife, has created a #SupportMotorsport campaign. The following is the SCCA statement on what #SupportMotorsport is all about: Over the last weeks and months Americans have ridden an unprecedented roller coaster that has challenged us emot …

FIA Approves F1 Rule Changes, Including Ban On Aero Development For 2022 Car

March 31st 2020

Aerodynamic development for the 2022 regulations—which will feature a revolutionary new generation of cars—has been banned until the end of 2020. It's one of a series of changes the World Motor Sport Council has approved in response to the coronavirus pandemic, via e-vote, to the 2020 and 2021 …

EPARTRADE Series "5 Questions With Industry Executives:" Willy Tagliavini, Supertech Performance

March 29th 2020

Willy Tagliavini, founder/owner/managing director of Supertech Performance, San Jose, California, found his passion for racing at a very young age, growing up in Argentina. Today, he’s just as passionate about racing—and race engineering—as ever. And he's the subject of EPARTRADE's regular series of …

Real Trailer Security Is More Than A Good Lock—Tips From Lyle Clark, Founder Of Trailer Alarms

March 28th 2020

Lyle Clark had a friend whose trailer was broken into twice. Clark began looking for a way he could help prevent these kinds of occurrences, and the result is his company, Trailer Alarms (Trailer-Alarms.com), which offers superior security to customers who want the most theft prevention possible for …

User Traffic Increases 760% On EPARTRADE—The Online Product Sourcing Platform For the Performance & Racing Industry

March 27th 2020

User traffic increased 760% in March on EPARTRADE, as it is accessible 24/7, in every time zone, from a computer, tablet or smartphone. Francisque Savinien, founder of the digital sourcing platform for performance and racing technology, said, "In these challenging times, industry professionals …

Indy 500 Scheduled For August 23; Indy GP To Run July Weekend Of NASCAR Brickyard 400

March 26th 2020

The Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge has been rescheduled for Sunday, Aug. 23 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials from IndyCar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) announced. The 104th edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” will air live on NBC, with the official green flag t …

TURN 14 DISTRIBUTION ADDS AMS PERFORMANCE TO LINE CARD

March 25th 2020

Turn 14 Distribution, the industry leader in aftermarket performance parts distribution, has added the exceptional vehicle components manufactured by AMS Performance to its line card.  “AMS Performance offers a broad range of products including intake and exhaust systems, electronics, engi …

Sparta Evolution has announced a multi-season partnership with GEAR (Girl Empowerment Around Racing), beginning in 2020

March 25th 2020

Sparta Evolution is a perfect partner for GEAR’s all-female driven No. 19 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO in the GTD class of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship and the Michelin Endurance Cup. Together, GEAR Racing and Sparta Evolution will continue to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and …

Melling Acquires Performance Springs UK Ltd.

March 25th 2020

Melling Engine Parts has acquired Performance Springs UK Ltd., based in Blackpool, England.  Performance Springs specializes in design and manufacturing of springs for the automotive and industrial sectors. Recently Performance started supplying Melling its aftermarket needs from its 20,000 sq …

Charlotte Motor Speedway Becomes Pit Stop For Coronavirus Testing

March 24th 2020

For more than 60 years, Charlotte Motor Speedway has been a place for "firsts." Today, in yet another first, the speedway has become the first professional sports venue in the country to serve the community as a remote testing site during the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.&nbs …

Champion Brands Increases Capacity For Private Labelling Of Oil, Chemicals, Additives & Lubricants

March 23rd 2020

Champion Brands has increased its capacity for private label opportunities in aftermarket motor oils, chemicals, additives and lubricants. For over 64 years, Champion Brands, LLC has blended and packaged motor oils, gear lubes, brake fluids, power steering fluids, fuel additives, transmission f …

Thoughts on Racing

March 20th 2020

With this gigantic pause in auto racing, we at EPARTRADE.com confess how much we miss it. We were blessed to have it in our lives, and we're not certain we actually knew how much it truly meant to us. At a young age, it took our breath away, and it continues to do so. We found our heroes taking …

Turn 14 Distribution Adds Boundary Racing Pumps To Line Card

March 20th 2020

Turn 14 Distribution has enhanced its product assortment through the addition of Boundary Racing Pumps oiling products to its line card.  “We are proud to partner with Travis and his team at Boundary. Their American-made products fit perfectly into our industry-leading collection of perfor …

FIA Delays New F1 Technical Regulations Until 2022

March 19th 2020

The 2021 technical regulations for F1 have been delayed until 2022, per unanimous agreement amongst F1, the FIA and all 10 teams. The introduction and implementation of the financial regulations will go ahead as planned in 2021. The stakeholders held a conference call to discuss the coronavirus …

F1's Traditional 'Summer Shutdown' Brought Forward & Extended Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

March 19th 2020

Formula 1's summer shutdown period has been brought forward and extended in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The break, which is usually two weeks in August when the teams must cease all race and car-related activity, has been moved to March and April. And while the shutdown normally …

24 Hours Of Le Mans Postponed Until September

March 18th 2020

Due to the changing health situation related to the coronavirus and the latest government guidelines, the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans, initially scheduled for June 13–14, has been postponed until September 19–20, 2020.  Restrictions are currently in force in France and other countries around …

EPARTRADE Exclusive: Ron Knoch And His Sanction's Success At Putting Diesel Vehicles Into Competition—Drag To Pulling

March 18th 2020

DIESEL Motorsports and its National Association of Diesel Motorsports (NADM) has a visionary, enthusiastic leader in president Ron Knoch. NADM has been the driving force in taking the diesel engine workhorses of the automotive industry into racing. Since NADM began in 2007, the organization has …

NASCAR Issues Indefinite Ban On Non-Next Gen Testing

March 18th 2020

NASCAR instituted an indefinite ban Tuesday on all testing not directly involving the Next Gen car because of the coronavirus outbreak. Competition officials said the restrictions include, but are not limited to:Wind tunnel testing, for both full and scale modelsClimatic tunnelsSeven- or eight- …

NASCAR Postpones All Races Through May 3

March 17th 2020

NASCAR is postponing all race events through May 3.  It released the following statement:  “The health and safety of our fans, industry and the communities in which we race is our most important priority, so in accordance with recent CDC guidance, NASCAR is currently postponing all race ev …

EPARTRADE Exclusive: Behind The Scenes With Tony Eury Jr. At FURY Race Cars—"Winningest Race Car Manufacturer In North America"

March 16th 2020

Asked how FURY Race Cars racked up 101 wins in 2019, Tony Eury Jr., responded. “I guess the easiest way to answer that is to say that we build a very good product; a high-quality product. We have a lot of guys working here who have worked on NASCAR Cup Series cars and Xfinity cars who have a lot of …

Observation

March 15th 2020

This new challenge brings back memories of our perspective following the economic crash of 2008. In such times of crisis, we'd rather be in the racing industry. Racers don't quit. They're going to try to go racing. Racers rise to challenges every weekend. That's what we do. And racers can get pretty …

Australian F1 GP Cancelled; Bahrain & Viet Nam F1 GPs Postponed; NASCAR Postpones Atlanta & Homestead-Miami Races; NHRA Postpones Gatornationals

March 13th 2020

In the latest racing news involving the outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus, this weekend's Australian F1 Grand Prix has been cancelled, and the Bahrain and Viet Nam Grand Prix races have been postponed. The upcoming NASCAR races at Atlanta and Homestead are postponed. The NHRA postponed most of its Ga …

Miami-Dade County Postpones Homestead Cup Race For Fans; McLaren Withdraws From Australia GP; Sebring 1000 Cancelled

March 12th 2020

With the NASCAR Cup race scheduled for March 22 at Homestead Speedway, Miami-Dade County has postponed the event for fans. It is yet to be decided if NASCAR officials will hold the race without fans. NASCAR will announce its plan for near term race event scheduling early Thursday afternoon (ET) …