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Maurizio Reggiani to head up Lamborghini Motorsports Division

January 21st 2022

Lamborghini has announced Maurizio Reggiani as vice president of Motorsports. Reggiani will be responsible for the strategic direction of Lamborghini’s entire motorsports division, which secured victories in GT championships in recent years. “Maurizio Reggiani has been behind every fundame …

TURN 14 DISTRIBUTION ADDS EVENTURI TO THE LINE CARD

January 21st 2022

Turn 14 Distribution, the industry leader in performance parts distribution, has boosted its assortment of performance intakes and carbon fiber offerings with the addition of Eventuri to its line card."Eventuri is a recognized leader in the development of superior carbon fiber intakes and styling co …

SRX hires Don Hawk as CEO

January 20th 2022

Tony Stewart and Ray Evernham will have a boss in the second season of the Superstar Racing Experience, a made-for-CBS all-star summer series coming off a surprisingly strong debut.SRX on Thursday named Don Hawk its first chief executive, a day-to-day role with a job description that covers just abo …

RACE INDUSTRY NOW Technical & Business Webinars Series - Every Wednesday

January 20th 2022

EPARTRADE's Race Industry Now Webinar Series will resume in February 2022. In the meantime, you can watch the past 130 episodes listed below.To watch past episodes, please click on the "Watch Recording" links below.Episode #130 - "Inside A Sanctioning Body - What’s Driving USAC" - Watch RecordingKe …

Tesla Swap The World! AEM EV Control System for Tesla LDU Available NOW!

January 20th 2022

Get ready to Tesla swap the World! AEM EV's comprehensive controls system for EV conversions using a Tesla Large Drive Unit (LDU) Base Drive is available now.AEM EV’s VCU200 and Tesla LDU Inverter Control Board combo is a thoroughly validated system that delivers OE-level safety, full vehicle contro …

Hot Shot’s Secret Announces 2022 Facebook Live Schedule

January 20th 2022

Hot Shot’s Secret, the fastest growing performance lubricant brand in the USA, is pleased to announce their 2022 Hot Shot’s Secret Facebook Live schedule. The half hour Friday show will be featured once a month on the second Friday at 3:00 PM EST. The show will typically cover the latest Hot Shot’s …

Ex-Porsche Factory Motorsport boss Pascal Zurlinden joins Multimatic

January 19th 2022

Pascal Zurlinden has joined Multimatic in the role of Director of Performance Engineering at Multimatic Special Vehicle Operations (MSVO). The highly-respected automotive engineer joins Multimatic from Porsche, where he led the marque to many motorsport successes in recent years.MSVO’s Executive Vic …

Dan Fallows to join Aston Martin F1 as technical director in April after Red Bull deal

January 18th 2022

Red Bull’s highly-rated aerodynamicist Dan Fallows will join Aston Martin in the role of technical director on April 2 after an agreement was reached between the two teams.Aston signed Fallows last year as part of its ongoing recruitment drive, with Red Bull actually announcing the move in June whil …

Andreas Roos to head BMW Motorsport

January 17th 2022

Following Mike Krack’s departure to the Aston Martin F1 team, Andreas Roos, formerly project manager for factory racing at Audi, will take over as head of BMW’s motorsport operation.“We would like to thank Mike Krack for his passion and dedication across the motorsport portfolio of BMW and BMW M,” s …

Aston Martin names Mike Krack as new team principal

January 14th 2022

Aston Martin has announced the arrival of Mike Krack as its new team principal from BMW, replacing Otmar Szafnauer.Szafnauer’s departure was only confirmed a week ago, but Krack joins having previously led BMW’s global motorsports efforts, including in Formula E, GT and IMSA. Krack — who has prior e …

TURN 14 DISTRIBUTION HONORS METHOD RACE WHEELS WITH NEW SUPPLIER AWARD

January 12th 2022

Turn 14 Distribution, the industry leader in performance parts distribution, has awarded Method Race Wheels with its New Supplier Award for 2021.Turn 14 Distribution's New Supplier Award is presented to a supplier with who the company began doing business over the last year. Turn 14 Distribution con …

Maserati to make motorsport return with Formula E entry

January 11th 2022

Maserati will return to international motorsport when it makes its electric racing debut in the 2023 season of the FIA Formula E world championship.The venerable Italian manufacturer’s return to the track combines its deep racing heritage with an open embrace of electrification, underlined by its Fo …

HOLLEY ACQUIRES FOUR ENTHUSIAST BRANDS

January 11th 2022

Holley, the platform for performance automotive enthusiasts, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Arizona Desert Shocks (ADS), Baer Brakes, Brothers Trucks, and Rocket Racing Wheels.“These acquisitions are in highly strategic product categories that are powertrain agnostic with applicabil …

TURN 14 DISTRIBUTION PRESENTS COLLABORATIVE SUPPLIER AWARD TO MBRP

January 10th 2022

Turn 14 Distribution, the industry leader in performance parts distribution, has awarded MBRP with its Collaborative Supplier Award for 2021.The Collaborative Supplier Award is presented to Turn 14 Distribution's most collaborative supplier over the last twelve months and is influenced by growth, de …

GCK unveils hydrogen FC cross-country racer

January 10th 2022

First announced at the 2021 Dakar Rally, a program from the Motorsport division of French company Green Corp Konnection (GCK) to develop a competitive hydrogen car for cross-country racing is said to have seen significant progress. The vehicle, GCK e-Blast H2, was presented with its fuel cell integr …

TURN 14 DISTRIBUTION AWARDS KW AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

January 6th 2022

Turn 14 Distribution, the industry leader in performance parts distribution, has awarded KW Automotive its Supplier of the Year Award for 2021.Turn 14 Distribution presents the Supplier of the Year Award annually to its leading Supplier to recognize its value in the industry and role in the supply c …

VP PROMOTES DOLAN TO VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING

January 5th 2022

San Antonio, TX (January 5, 2022) - VP Racing Fuels, Inc., a world leader in fuel technology and product innovation, announced the promotion of Ben Dolan to Vice President of Marketing. "The VP team takes pride in having star players in every division and at every level," said Alan Cerwick, VP’s P …

Team principal and CEO Szafnauer leaves Aston Martin

January 5th 2022

Aston Martin team principal and CEO Otmar Szafnauer has left the company after more than a decade with the team.Szafnauer joined Aston Martin when it was known as Force India back in 2009, and helped the team to numerous impressive results despite financial uncertainty. He was instrumental in the te …

Former Champ Car owner Kevin Kalkhoven dies

January 4th 2022

Australian former Champ Car kingpin and Indianapolis 500-winning team owner Kevin Kalkhoven has died.The Adelaide native was a pivotal figure in North American open-wheel racing both during and after the infamous ‘split’ between Champ Car and the Indy Racing League, as well as being a highly success …

Chris Williams to become Technical Director at M-Sport

January 3rd 2022

Long-standing head of rally engineering, Chris Williams, is to become M-Sport’s new technical director ahead of the 2022 WRC season.Williams is approaching 25 years of service at M-Sport, and having been responsible for many of the winning rally projects to come out of Dovenby Hall, the promotion to …

AXR's No.48 to return for IMSA DPi endurance program in 2022

December 28th 2021

Action Express Racing, together with Hendrick Motorsports, will return with the No. 48 Ally Cadillac DPi-V.R for the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship endurance events.Jimmie Johnson, Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Rockenfeller will all remain with the program for a second season, while Kobayas …

IndyCar, Dallara sign multi-year extension to chassis supply deal

December 23rd 2021

IndyCar’s long-standing partnership with chassis manufacturer Dallara will continue for the foreseeable future after the two sides sealed a multi-year extension to their contract.The contract runs parallel to the current agreements with engine manufacturers Chevrolet and Honda, ensuring an ongoing p …

ACL Names New Director of Sales and Marketing

December 22nd 2021

ACL has announced the appointment of Mary Rivett as the Director of Sales and Marketing of ACL Distribution Inc , based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Rivett assumes the position and responsibilities from Dennis Fox, who will retire 31 December 2021. Rivett has extensive experience in the US d …

Randy Martin Memorial Arts Scholarship to Benefit UT Southern is Halfway to Goal

December 21st 2021

Martin & Company (M&C), a full-service marketing solutions firm specializing in both traditional and digital branding for the performance automotive aftermarket, is pleased to announce that the Randy Martin Memorial Arts Scholarship Fund is halfway toward its goal of $25,000 for 2021. T …

SCAT Enterprises, Air Flow Research Join Forces

December 20th 2021

SCAT Enterprises (SCAT) has been acquired by Taglich Private Equity (TPE), which also recently acquired Air Flow Research Heads, a manufacturer of cylinder heads and intake manifolds, the companies announced. SCAT is a manufacturer of high-performance crankshafts, connecting rods and rotating assemb …