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Join us for the next episode of RACE INDUSTRY NOW!

January 22nd 2021

Wednesday, January 27No charge to attend. Click here to sign-up 9:00 AM PST:"Heat is the Enemy of Speed... ZyBar Beats the Heat!" by ZycoatTim McCarthy, Founder/CEO and industry legend Rob Wendland – Crew Chief - Terry McMillen NHRA Top Fuel Champion.Hosted by: Jeff Hammond, Brad Gillie from SiriusX …

Portugal's Algarve International Circuit To Replace Sebring As FIA WEC Opener

January 22nd 2021

The Algarve International Circuit in Portimão, Portugal, will replace the 1000 Miles of Sebring as the season-opener for this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship. Round 1 of FIA WEC Season 9, the 8 Hours of Portimão, will take place from 2-4 April 2021. Due to the rapid evolution of co …

Chevrolet Names Laura Klauser as First Sports Car Racing Program Manager

January 21st 2021

Chevrolet has named Laura Wontrop Klauser as its newly created Sports Car Racing Program Manager, as the manufacturer continues its shift toward an engineering-based approach throughout its motorsports programs. Klauser, who resides in Detroit, moves into the role which includes engineering and …

Beth Paretta Forms New IndyCar Team—Paretta Autosport—For 2021 Indy 500

January 20th 2021

Paretta Autosport, a new NTT IndyCar Series race team spearheaded by female automotive and motorsport executive Beth Paretta, has announced its entry for the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. In her role as director of U.S. Sales and Operations for ETS Racing Fuels, …

EPARTRADE Announces Weekly "RACE INDUSTRY NOW!" Series

January 18th 2021

Due to the worldwide success of Online Race Industry Week, EPARTRADE announced plans to produce weekly technical and business content for the worldwide racing industry via Zoom presentations.Beginning Wednesday, January 27, 2021, the racing business can enjoy an hour or more of industry-specific con …

2021 Is The Start Of The 75th Anniversary Celebration For Melling Performance

January 15th 2021

The Melling family and entire Melling Performance staff in Jackson, Michigan, and around the globe are excited to kick off celebrating 2021 as the company's 75th year in business. They launched a new video for the Engine & Performance Expo Online Trade Show. In it, the 5th generation of the …

Toyota Gazoo Racing Introduces GR010 Hybrid Hypercar

January 15th 2021

Toyota Gazoo Racing begins a new era of endurance racing with the launch of its all-new GR010 Hybrid Le Mans Hypercar, which will compete in the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The reigning World Champions and three-time Le Mans winners will defend those titles against new manufact …

Huset's Speedway USAC Nationals In September Features $200,000 Total Purse

January 14th 2021

The inaugural Huset’s Speedway USAC Nationals, featuring three consecutive nights of USAC AMSOIL National 410 Sprint Car and USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget doubleheaders paying a purse totaling $200,000, will be held September 10-11-12. The major event at the Brandon, South Dakota dirt t …

BTCC Shifts Start Of 2021 Season Back 5 Weeks

January 14th 2021

The BTCC (British Touring car Championship) will shift the start of its 2021 schedule back by five weeks in order to maximize the opportunity for spectators and guests to attend events. The revised schedule will now start at Thruxton on 8/9 May, kicking off the full ten-event, 30-race season.&n …

The Titan Fuel Tanks Story—Double The Size Of Your Tow Vehicle's Stock Tank!

January 13th 2021

Imagine your next long haul on a race weekend with a fuel tank that is double the size of the stock tank in your current tow vehicle. Now, imagine that this much larger fuel tank is affordable, and a direct bolt-in, with no cutting or fabrication of any sort required. And if you run a raci …

‘Successful’ Next Gen Test Session With Kurt Busch Concludes At Charlotte

January 13th 2021

NASCAR competition officials said they were pleased with the outcome of a brief Tuesday afternoon test of the Next Gen car at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kurt Busch drove the prototype at the 1.5-mile track as officials worked to sort through adjustments to some of the car’s components. The model …

Drag Race Engine Builder Sonny Leonard Dies At Age 77

January 12th 2021

Famous for his Mountain Motor Pro Stock and Pro Modified race engines, race engine builder Sonny Leonard has died at the age of 77. Founder of Sonny's Automotive Racing in Lynchburg, VA, the company is home to more than 70 National and World racing record holders (land and sea), in addition to …

MAVTV Motorsports Network Launches MAVTV Plus Subscription Video-On-Demand Service

January 12th 2021

MAVTV Motorsports Network, the only television network in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to motorsports, announced the launch of its global digital subscription video-on-demand service, MAVTV Plus. The SVOD service is the newest addition to MAVTV’s family of broadcast platforms and to commemora …

Champion Oil Enhances Winter-Blend Diesel Fuel Additive

January 11th 2021

Champion Oil, a globally recognized industry leader in performance lubricants, additives, chemicals and motor oils for over 65 years, announced today the launch of an enhanced “winter-blend” Diesel Additive with Cetane. “Most diesel enthusiasts use fuel additives from time to time, most likely …

Renault F1 Announces Departure Of Team Principal Cyril Abiteboul

January 11th 2021

Team Principal Cyril Abiteboul is leaving the Renault F1 team, ahead of the team’s relaunch as Alpine for this year. A long time Renault employee, Abiteboul has been in sole charge of the F1 team since 2017, but is now leaving the company altogether, following a shake-up by new CEO Luca de Meo, …

NASCAR’s Jill Gregory to become next GM at Sonoma Raceway

January 8th 2021

NASCAR executive Jill Gregory will succeed Steve Page as Executive Vice President and General Manager at Sonoma Raceway, Speedway Motorsports has announced.Named one of “The Most Powerful Women in Sports” by Adweek for the past two years, Gregory assumes leadership of the historic 1,600-acre propert …

The 2nd Annual Online Race Industry Week will be held, Nov 29 - Dec 3, 2021

January 8th 2021

No charge to attend. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for this year's eventIf 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.DAY 1: MONDAY, November …

Bristol Motor Speedway Sells Out Grandstand Seating For NASCAR Cup Series' Return To Dirt Racing In March

January 8th 2021

Bristol Motor Speedway officials announced that the socially-distanced grandstand seating capacity for the historic Food City Dirt Race NASCAR Cup race on Sunday, March 28 has been reached. A limited number of premium seating options still remain to witness the NASCAR Cup Series’ return to dirt in t …

Online Race Industry Week Was Truly Spectacular - Watch The Recordings

January 8th 2021

5 days, 55 hours of LIVE webinars, 150+ race industry speakers, 110 countries represented in attendance….  If you missed it, you can now watch all the videos!DAY 1: MONDAY, November 30, 20206:45 AM PST:"Welcome" - Watch Recording7:00 AM PST:Featured Guest: Roger Penske - Watch RecordingAuto rac …

F1 Announces Frank Arthofer Will Leave Role As Director Of Digital & Licensing

January 7th 2021

Frank Arthofer will step down from his role as Formkula 1 Director of Digital and Licensing.  Arthofer and his wife have decided to return home to the United States, with their new-born son, to be closer to family.    Under Arthofer’s leadership, F1 has developed a robust gaming …

Pat Patrick, Team Owner Who Won 3 Indy 500s and 2 Indy Car Championships, Dies At Age 91

January 6th 2021

Pat Patrick, whose Patrick Racing team won the Indianapolis 500 on three occasions (1973, 1982, 1989), and the Indy car title twice (1976, 1989), has died at the age of 91. Patrick started his Indy car racing career as a sponsor of the team fielded by fellow Jackson oilman Walt Michner in 1967. …

Lequien named new head of Le Mans Endurance Management

January 5th 2021

The ACO has appointed Frederic Lequien as the new head of Le Mans Endurance Management. The 48-year-old replaces Gerard Neveu, who stepped down from the role at the end of last year.Lequien’s background includes roles at Eurosport International and Dakar Rally organizer Amaury Sport Organization. He …

Hot Shot’s Secret Launches Live Stream Talk Show Featuring Steve Sommers

December 18th 2020

Former 700WLW America’s Truckin’ Network host Steve Sommers  on the right in photo) is returning to the airwaves with a new five hour live stream talk show direct from the brand new Hot Shot’s Secret studios. WLW-AM’s overnight America’s Truckin’ Network show broadcasted by iHeart radio re …

Turn 14 Distribution Adds PROGRESS Technology To Line Card

December 15th 2020

Turn 14 Distribution has added high-performance suspension components by PROGRESS Technology to its continually growing line card.  "PROGRESS Technology is a unique brand that offers a catalog of performance suspension products, including sway bars, springs, and coilovers. Formerly distrib …

Turn 14 Distribution Adds Haltech To Line Card

December 15th 2020

Turn 14 Distribution has added Haltech's race-proven engine management systems to its line card. "The addition of Haltech fortifies the diversity of our product inventory in the engine management category. Haltech's performance has been proven across a multitude of motorsports, including Pro Mo …