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K1 Race Gear General Manager JR Twedt Answers Epartrade's "5 Questions" Interview With Racing Industry Executives

May 20th 2019

A two-pronged business founded in 2003, K1 Speed offered the excitement of karting to the masses through large indoor entertainment venues across the country, while K1 RaceGear provided equipment such as driving suits and helmets to keep young and inexperienced racers safe. The latter's aim was to p …

Simon Pagenaud Wins Pole For Indy 500; Fernando Alonso Fails To Qualify

May 20th 2019

Simon Pagenaud won the pole for the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, while two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso failed to qualify on a dramatic final day of Crown Royal Armed Forces Qualifying on Sunday. The field of 33 cars was the closest by time in Indianapolis 500 hi …

NASCAR Announces Diversity Internship Program Class of 2019

May 17th 2019

As NASCAR celebrates the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race weekend in Charlotte, NC, the industry is welcoming the newest class of interns selected to the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP).Twenty-eight undergraduate and graduate students from universities across the country have begu …

TURN 14 DISTRIBUTION HOSTING THIRD ANNUAL CAR MEET ON JUNE 15, 2019

May 16th 2019

Horsham, PA (May 16, 2019) — Turn 14 Distribution, the industry leader in performance automotive parts distribution, will be hosting its Third Annual Car Meet presented by KW Suspensions. The event will take place June 15, 2019, from 11 am to 2 pm at the company’s 272,000 sq-ft distribution center, …

Dutch Grand Prix Returns To Formula 1 World Championship Schedule In 2020

May 16th 2019

Formula 1 has announced that, after an absence of 35 years, the Dutch Grand Prix will return to the FIA Formula 1 World Championship beginning in 2020. An agreement was recently signed between Formula 1 and Dutch Grand Prix--a partnership formed by SportVibes, TIG Sports and the Circuit Zandvoort--t …

NHRA Announces 2020 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Schedule

May 15th 2019

NHRA officials have released the 24-race 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. Competition schedules for individual categories will be released this summer.   Throughout the season, NHRA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Pro Stock class. Fans will experience special t …

Sarah Kliminski Promoted to Growing EPARTRADE Sales Force

May 13th 2019

A familiar face in the racing industry, Sarah Kliminski is an alumna of Performance Racing Industry (PRI), a SEMA company, where she worked alongside EPARTRADE co-founders Francisque Savinien and Judy Kean, as well as John Kilroy, EPARTRADE's chief of content and audience development. Kliminski …

Racing Community Mourns Passing Of Mike Mittler, Long-Time NASCAR Truck Team Owner & Industry Supplier

May 13th 2019

NASCAR has confirmed that Mike Mittler, long-time team owner in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck series has died at the age of 67 after a battle with cancer. Mittler’s MB Motorsports team was heralded as a launching pad for many aspiring drivers, some of whom reached the Monster Energy NASCAR Cu …

F2 To Adopt Pirelli 18-Inch Tires In 2020 Ahead Of F1 Tire Change In 2021

May 10th 2019

Formula 1 and the FIA have announced that beginning in 2020, Formula 2 cars will be fitted with 18-inch Pirelli tires. The move is designed to allow testing and development of the larger tires ahead of the switch from 13-inch to 18-inch tires in Formula 1 for the 2021 racing season. The move is subj …

Isky Racing Cams announces Conor Daly as Indycar Brand Ambassador.

May 10th 2019

GARDENA, CA (Thursday. May 9, 2019) – Isky Racing Cams is proud to announce the signing of Conor Daly, driver of the No. 25 United States Air Force Andretti Autosport Honda as its first ever Indycar Brand Ambassador.  Isky has a proud legacy in Indycar and at the Indy 500. From designing t …

NASCAR Makes Adjustment To 2019 Rules Package For Select Tracks

May 9th 2019

NASCAR officials have announced a tweak to the 2019 baseline rules package for select tracks, adding aero ducts to the three remaining race tracks where a 550 horsepower engine will run, but where cars were not originally required to be fitted with the ducts. Those tracks are Pocono Raceway, Darling …

Brembo Appoints Daniele Schillaci CEO, Effective July 1, 2019

May 8th 2019

The board of directors of the global disc brake supplier Brembo SpA, located in Curno, Italy, has appointed Daniele Schillaci as chief executive officer and board member, effective July 1, 2019. Most recently, Schillaci served as executive vice president and executive committee member  at Nissa …

New Sunshine Nationals To Kick Off 2020 DIRTcar Series At Volusia Speedway

May 7th 2019

DIRTcar Racing has announced that it will launch the 2020 season with a brand-new event: The DIRTcar Sunshine Nationals, scheduled for January 16--18, 2020, at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. The event will feature DIRTcar Pro Late Models, Florida Late Models, and 602 Late Models raci …

EPARTRADE EXCLUSIVE: Insights On The Benefits Of High-Tech Machinery From Borowski Race Engines, 2018 "Engine Builder of the Year"

May 6th 2019

When it comes to performance engines and the equipment to build them, Joe McCaul of Borowski Race Engines is a guy who goes big or goes home.  In 2018, the business operated by McCaul and his son Ken was named "Engine Builder of the Year" by Engine Builder Magazine, and the shop routinely …

Famed Thunder Road Raceway Receiving Significant Upgrades For 2019 Season

May 6th 2019

Management at the famed Thunder Road International Speedbowl has announced plans for a series of facility upgrades being undertaken at the historic quarter-mile oval located in Barre, Vermont. The projects are part of the goal set by track owners Cris Michaud and Pat Malone to make Thunder Road a sh …

NASCAR Returns To Single-Car Qualifying At Oval Tracks

May 2nd 2019

NASCAR officials have announced that all three national series--Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, and Gander Outdoors Truck--will return to single-car qualifying at all oval tracks.The rule change ends a run of five-plus years for the group qualifying format, which was introduced before the 2014 s …

PHOENIX PROFESSIONAL MOTORSPORTS CO. DEVELOPS NON-TOXIC ANTIFREEZE

May 1st 2019

PHOENIX, AZ, May 1, 2019—In 2015, Bradley Miller, Founder of Speedteq, a motorsports development engineering group initially set out to develop a less-corrosive performance (racing) water based coolant has come up with his newest creation, Safe Anti-Freeze Coolant. It was in doing some preliminary r …

INDYCAR Announces Entries For 103rd Indianapolis 500

May 1st 2019

NTT INDYCAR has announced that seven previous winners will be among the field of drivers assigned to 36 cars entered for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 26 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Three-time winner Helio Castroneves (2001, 2002, 2009) and single winners Scott …

McLaren Alternator Servicing Now Available In North America

April 30th 2019

McLaren Applied Technologies is renowned for producing high-performance alternators. High-output, reliable and lightweight, their F-Type, G-Type and K-Type alternators are used throughout the World Rally Championship, LMP2 and DPI categories, as well as in many open-wheel racing series, NASCAR, spor …

Gulf Racing Fuels Distributor to Build Two Fuel Stations at Atlanta Motorsports Park

April 29th 2019

HYPERFUELS AND ATLANTA MOTORSPORTS PARK ANNOUNCE BUILDING OF NEW TRACK FUEL STATIONS FEATURING GULF RACING FUELS NEW ETHANOL-FREE RACE GASOLINE  (Dawsonville, GA) April 29, 2019 – HYPERFUELS., LLC, the national distributor of Gulf Racing Fuels has entered into a letter of intent to build two ga …

WISSOTA Brake Shut-Off Rule To Remain In Effect

April 29th 2019

After ongoing discussions among WISSOTA Auto Racing promoters and tech committee members, as well as racing industry representatives, the organization has come to a decision regarding its electric brake shut-off rule. Officials have determined that at this time the brake shut-off rule will remain as …

Advanced Frontal Protection (AFP) Device To Go On all IndyCars

April 26th 2019

INDYCAR has unveiled its latest driver safety development, the Advanced Frontal Protection (AFP) debris deflector. INDYCAR President Jay Frye called it the first of several phases that are planned to improve cockpit safety.The small titanium piece, bolted on the Dallara chassis centerline of all car …

SCCA To Sanction 2019 Global Time Attack Events

April 25th 2019

Global Time Attack (GTA) and the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) have announced an agreement whereby SCCA, through its SCCA Pro Racing division, will become the official sanctioning body for 2019 GTA events throughout the United States.The agreement includes a licensing program that allows new dri …

Sonic Financial Group Makes Bid To Acquire Speedway Motorsports Inc.

April 24th 2019

Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (SMI) announced that on April 23, 2019, its Board of Directors received a non-binding proposal from Sonic Financial Corporation, a company owned and controlled by Bruton Smith and his family, to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of the company, other th …

Racing Industry Mourns Passing of Brenda Jackson

April 23rd 2019

JR Motorsports has announced that Brenda Jackson, a longtime employee and mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has passed away following a battle with cancer. She was 65 years old. Jackson joined JR Motorsports in 2004 as an accounting specialist, and became an integral part of …