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W Series Announces Full Details of 2019 Prize Money—Champion Earns $500,000

July 18th 2019

The W Series for women race car drivers announced full details of the 2019 prize money roster and some important initial details of the 2020 season. The champion of the 2019 W Series for women will receive $500,000. Second place gets $250,000, and third place earns $125,000. All W Series d …

F1 & FIA Present Overview Of Potential 2021 F1 Rules Changes

July 17th 2019

The Formula 1 website has published an overview by F1 and FIA officials of potential changes in the F1 series for 2021. The new proposal was to have been officially unveiled in June 2019, but has been delayed until October. Four "Core Principles" are recognized as the foundation for rule change …

Monaco Confirms It Will Not Add A Third Race Weekend For DTM Series

July 16th 2019

In a report by Motorsport.com, Christian Tornatore, the Automobile Club de Monaco's general commissioner, confirmed the venue would not add a third race weekend for the DTM racing series. The statement from the Automobile Club de Monaco read, "As it currently stands, the Automobile Club de Mona …

Jean Todt Suggests FIA Should Study Pros & Cons Of Bringing Refueling Back To F1 In 2021

July 13th 2019

The concept of bringing refueling back in F1 racing appears to be on the table for 2021, as Jean Todt, the president of governing body the FIA, said he would like to bring back the practice. It was banned before the 2010 season because of concerns from the sport’s chiefs about both its costs and saf …

Confusion Follows Tweet Announcing End of Rich Energy Sponsorship Of Haas F1

July 12th 2019

A tweet appeared to have gone out July 10 from Rich Energy announcing the end of the company's sponsorship of the Haas F1 team. However, on the morning of July 11, it became known that the Rich Energy investors had not sanctioned the decision and that it was attempting to salvage the relationsh …

Chris Paulsen Joins Turn 3 Media As Managing Partner

July 11th 2019

Turn 3 Media, LLC, Mooresville, North Carolina, has announced Chris Paulsen has joined as Managing Partner Paulsen will join co-founders Ralph Sheheen and Joe Tripp in leading Turn 3 Media's ownership and executive team—helping guide the company as it continues to break new ground with a growin …

F1 Agrees To Hold British Grand Prix at Silverstone Through 2024

July 10th 2019

A five-year agreement between Formula 1, the British Racing Drivers’ Club and Silverstone Circuit was signed yesterday in London, ahead of this weekend’s Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix 2019. Silverstone will continue as the British Grand Prix venue until at least the end of 2024. “We are re …

Porsche Debuts New 911 RSR GTE Race Car At This Week's Goodwood Festival of Speed

July 9th 2019

Porsche revealed the successor to its 911 GTE race car at this week's Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard. The new Porsche 911 RSR has enlarged the engine capacity, from four to 4.2-litres. This six-cylinder, naturally aspirated boxer engine is the largest ever fitted to a factor …

Dick Berggren To Receive 2020 Squier-Hall Award For NASCAR Media Excellence

July 8th 2019

Dick Berggren, one of the best and most experienced race reporters in the past couple of decades—a race car driver who went on to edit Stock Car Racing and Open Wheel magazines, and started up Speedway Illustrated magazine, before becoming a longtime NASCAR TV pit reporter—has been named the recipie …

Final Batch Of 9 S5000 Tubs Arrives In Australia For New Series

July 5th 2019

Garry Rogers Motorsport has finally received the remaining batch of S5000 tubs from the Onroak-Ligier in the United States, marking a significant milestone for the brand new S5000 category. The nine tubs join the four new chassis already in Australia, on top of the original tub used for all the …

EPARTRADE Wishes You A Happy & Fun 4th Of July! We're Also Celebrating Our 1 year Anniversary!

July 4th 2019

The EPARTRADE team wishes you a happy and fun 4th of July/Independence Day! This July marks the 1 Year Anniversary of EPARTRADE being launched into the racing marketplace, helping the industry connect all year long. We thank you…racing Buyers and Suppliers…as we are “together,” making this Busi …

IndyCar Consolidates Marketing & Communications Departments; Adds Motorsports Veterans to Leadership Posts

July 3rd 2019

IndyCar named Mike Zizzo as Vice President of Communications and Kate Davis in the newly formed position of Director of Communications as part of a reorganization “to create an integrated and strategically aligned Marketing and Communications department.” It consolidated its Marketing and Communicat …

Seals-It Operations Manager Seth Carlson Answers EPARTRADE'S "5 Questions" Interview With Racing Industry Executives

July 1st 2019

Anyone who's been around the racing industry for any amount of time is familiar with Seals-It, the Connecticut-based company that has been designing and manufacturing specialty sealing products for over 25 years. Seals-It's roots go back even farther to its sister operation, Allyn Tool Company, foun …

Ferrari Will Not Appeal F1 Ruling That Confirmed Red Bull's Win in Austrian GP

July 1st 2019

While calling it a "wrong decision, Scuderia Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto said Ferrari will not appeal F1's ruling that upheld the win in the Austrian Grand Prix by Red Bull's Max Verstappen. Ferrari's view  is that Verstappen had caused a collision and pushed Charles Leclerc off …

Vintage Motorsport Is Now Part of RACER

June 28th 2019

“The Journal of Historic Motorsport” expands breadth of coverage for RACER brands. Ad rates and editor-in-chief remain the same"Racer Media & Marketing, Inc., North America’s largest, independent general-interest motorsports publisher, has acquired Vintage Motorsport, the leading publication cov …

QA1 Breaks Ground On New Facility In Lakeville, Minnesota

June 27th 2019

QA1, the manufacturer of performance suspension and driveline components, has broken ground on a new state-of-the art company headquarters. Located just two miles from QA1's existing facilities in Lakeville, Minnesota, the new facility will combine all of QA1's operations under one roof, improving e …

TRITEC PERFORMANCE SOLUTIONS ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF RACE TEC AND BLUE DIAMOND

June 25th 2019

TRITEC Performance Solutions, a leader in the engineering and manufacture of sealing solutions and critical components, has recently acquired Race-Tec, supplier of custom-made, high performance sealing solutions and vibration isolation components. In addition, TRITEC also adds to its portfolio …

Pirelli, Trans Am And SVRA Extend Partnership Until 2024

June 25th 2019

Pirelli Tire North America and the Trans Am Series have renewed their partnership until at least the end of 2024, with the Italian tire company as presenting partner for America’s Road Racing Series. Pirelli will continue to supply the entire field, including a purpose-built competition tire for the …

EPARTRADE EXCLUSIVE: Insights From Rhyne Competition Engines General Manager Mike McKinney About Brand Loyalty

June 24th 2019

Mike McKinney (shown with one of his industry heroes, Ed Iskendarian) is a guy who knows a little bit about loyalty. As a street/strip enthusiast back in the '80s, he was a customer of Rhyne Competition Engines (RCE), a Gary, Indiana, business NHRA drag racer Joe Rhyne took over from his father and …

EPARTRADE EXCLUSIVE: Introducing EPARTRADE's New Three-Part Business-To-Business Program For Industry Suppliers

June 24th 2019

We just revolutionized the revolution! Less than a year after going live with EPARTRADE, the revolutionary business-to-business product-sourcing platform for the motorsports industry, we've launched a brand-new, three-part initiative designed to allow Pro Account holders on the platform to connect d …

Motorsports Legend Roger Penske To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom

June 21st 2019

The White House announced yesterday that it would award race team owner and automotive entrepreneur Roger Penske with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest honor that can be bestowed on a civilian. The founder and chairman of Team Penske and Penske Corporation, Penske, 82, sta …

Four Drivers Nominated for ABC's 2019 Best Driver ESPY Award

June 20th 2019

Four top-tier drivers from various racing series have been nominated for the Best Driver ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award), which will be presented at the fifth annual ESPY ceremony, to be broadcast live on ABC on July 10, hosted by Tracy Morgan. The drivers who have been nom …

TURN 14 DISTRIBUTION ADDS ALCON COMPONENTS TO LINE CARD

June 19th 2019

Horsham, PA (June 19, 2019) — Turn 14 Distribution, the industry leader in performance parts distribution, has added to its line card with the introduction of brake systems from Alcon Components.  “The addition of Alcon Components and its high-quality line of direct-fit big brake systems o …

Increased Car Count Anticipated At Midget Round Up, July 5--6

June 19th 2019

Officials With TBJ Promotions are expecting a bigger car count for the 4th annual Midget Round Up, which was rained out on Memorial Day Weekend and has been rescheduled for July 5--6 at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kansas. Car count has steadily increased over the first three editions of the …

SCCA Announces 2019 Tire Rack Solo Nationals Contingency Programs

June 18th 2019

With tiered registration beginning June 18 for the 2019 Tire Rack SCCA Solo Nationals, the Sports Car Club of America has listed all of the companies lined up to support competitors at the 47th running of the event taking place September 2--6 at Lincoln Airpark in Lincoln, Nebraska. Sign-up for cont …