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Don't Miss The Next EPARTRADE LIVE! Tech Webinar On High-Performance & Racing Driveline Solutions With Paul Lee, Jim Oberhofer & Greg Samuel

July 3rd 2020

If you have any questions about catching up to the state-of-the-art in drivelines in drag racing, don't miss the next EPARTRADE LIVE! tech webinar, "High Performance & Racing Driveline Solutions," presented by Paul Lee, NHRA Nitro Funny Car driver and owner of McLeod Racing and FTI Performance, …

F1 Adds Mugello And Sochi To Revised 2020 Schedule

July 10th 2020

Italy’s spectacular Mugello circuit will host a Grand Prix for the very first time in September, as Formula 1 announced the Tuscan Grand Prix and the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi have been added to the revised 2020 race calendar. Mugello is owned by Ferrari, and the circuit’s first F1 event—sche …

MAHLE Motorsport Introduces Chrysler Hemi 5.7L Dome PowerPak Plus Forged Piston Kits

July 9th 2020

MAHLE Motorsport has now added to its growing line of power-adder ready pistons a new 5.7L Hemi, in both stock stroke and 3.00” stroker applications. These newest forged Chrysler dome kits deliver strength, added compression and durability and are available wherever MAHLE Motorsport pistons are sold …

Rockingham Dragway To Get New Owners After 2-Year Transition Period

July 8th 2020

Al Gennarelli and Dan VanHorn, two successful businessmen united by their passion for fast cars, have taken the first step toward becoming the new owners of Rockingham Dragway, in North Carolina. Through an agreement with Steve Earwood, who has owned, operated and upgraded the multi-purpose fac …

Digital Momentum's Chuck Tate: Insights From The Best Of Both Worlds—Racing & Digital

July 7th 2020

Chuck Tate, founder and CEO of Digital Momentum, knows racing, and he's at the top of the pyramid when it comes to matching up the extraordinary potential of the digital world with the dynamic sport of auto racing, and the industry that supports it. With decades of experience in both worlds—rac …

Bombtrack Fabrication Acquires Power Cool Systems Machine Shop, Formerly Saldana Racing Products

July 7th 2020

Bombtrack Fabrication has acquired Power Cool Systems machine shop, formerly Saldana Racing Products, Indianapolis, Indiana. Through this acquisition, Bombtrack Fabrication will move their current operations to the existing Power Cool Systems machine shop location. Joe Barszcz, president o …

IndyCar/NASCAR Xfinity Crossover Event On NBC Delivers Viewership Milestones

July 6th 2020

NBC Sports’ coverage of the historic IndyCarNASCAR Xfinity crossover on Saturday from Indianapolis Motor Speedway delivered viewership milestones for both series, according to Fast National data by Nielsen and digital data from Adobe Analytics. Saturday's IndyCar GMR Grand Prix averaged a Total …

Diamond, Wiseco and JE Pistons are now stocking Total Seal piston rings in Europe for upgrades to piston orders.

July 2nd 2020

Total Seal Piston Rings announced today that Race Winning Brand's piston companies - Diamond, JE and Wiseco - are now stocking Total Seal piston rings in Europe for upgrades to piston orders.  Matt Hartford, Total Seal CEO and President said, "Now engine builders and enthusiasts in Europe …

DIESEL Motorsports Holds First Event After Lockdown

July 2nd 2020

DIESEL Motorsports held its first event after lockdown, and drew 3000 people, with 65 vehicles, along with multiple vendors, on the first day of its Thunder In The Bunker, Friday, June 26, at Bunkerhill Dragway just north of Indianapolis. Ron Knoch, president of DIESEL Motorsports, said, "Satur …

AWE Names Darron Shubin Director Of Sales

June 26th 2020

AWE, the precision engineering firm outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, announced today that Darron Shubin, former VP at MagnaFlow, has joined the growing company’s executive team as the Director of Sales. Darron will be leading the company’s sales and customer support teams and overseeing AWE’s sal …

MAHLE Names Joe Maylish Sales & Program Manager For North American Motorsports

June 23rd 2020

MAHLE Motorsport General Manager Brad Green announced the promotion of Joe Maylish to Sales and Program Manager for the company’s North American motorsports division. MAHLE is the world's largest piston manufacturer and a the leading piston liaison between upper level professional racing, OE an …

Sparta Brakes Appoints New National Sales and Marketing Manager

July 1st 2020

Sparta Brakes (Sparta Evolution) has appointed Yoni Kellman as its new National Sales and Marketing Manager for the Americas.  With nearly two decades of marketing and sales experience in the specialty aftermarket, Kellman brings a new level of experience to the Sparta brand. With a push t …

Williams Advanced Engineering Awarded FE Gen3 Battery Contract

July 1st 2020

Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) has been awarded the Gen3 battery contract of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship by the FIA World Motor Sport Council. In 2010, Williams Grand Prix Engineering began diversifying its operations, leading to the establishment of the Williams Advanced Engi …

Inside EDGE Welding Cups & Supply—How To Improve The Weld, Make The Job Easier & Save Money

June 30th 2020

It's a simple, but powerful idea: glass TIG welding cups allow you to better see the weld as you're doing the job. And you should know that the go-to company for glass TIG welding cups is EDGE Welding Cups & Supply, in Mooresville, North Carolina. EDGE has the largest selection of glass wel …

Racing Industry Digital Platform Hits New Heights

April 30th 2020

After reporting an outstanding month of March for EPARTRADE, when User traffic increased 760%, we're excited to report that this month of April was another record-breaker! As User traffic tied with our extraordinary March numbers, April went on to set a record for new User registration. April a …

NASCAR Cancels 2020 Champion’s Week in Nashville Due to COVID-19 Concerns

June 30th 2020

The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Awards and Champion’s Week festivities will not occur as scheduled in Nashville in early December because of COVID-19 concerns. In the statement from NASCAR, officials indicated that the year-end celebration would return to Nashville in 2021. NASCAR’s three national s …

Mercedes F1 Will Run A Black LIvery In 2020 In Statement Against Racism

June 29th 2020

Mercedes F1 will be switching the colors of Lewis Hamilton’s and Valtteri Bottas’s cars to black for the 2020 season as the team makes a stand against racism and discrimination, and pledges to improve the diversity of their team. The announcement comes amid global protests around the world in s …

World Of Outlaws To Employ Walk-Through Screeners & Offer Free COVID-19 Testing At Cedar Lake Speedway Event

June 26th 2020

When fans attend the World of Outlaws three-day mega-event July 2-3-4 on the high-banks of Cedar Lake Speedway, track and race series officials will not only be giving them a double dose of the "Greatest Show on Dirt," but a potential preview into the future of sports and live events in the pandemic …

First Ever EPARTRADE LIVE! Draws A Packed 'Virtual House' For Piston Rings Tech Webinar

June 24th 2020

The first ever EPARTRADE LIVE! tech webinar attracted over 100 members of the racing industry in the course of the one-hour presentation on piston rings technology for race engines by Lake Speed Jr., vice president of sales and marketing for Total Seal Piston Rings and noted race engine builder Jon …

Turn 14 Distribution Adds Roush Performance To Line Card

June 25th 2020

Turn 14 Distribution has added Roush Performance, one of the premier brands in the automotive aftermarket, to its line card. “Roush Performance has an extensive and storied winning history in motorsports, performance parts engineering and manufacturing. Our customers have been requesting that w …

McLaren F1 To Take Legal Action In Bid To Secure Refinancing

June 24th 2020

Just a week after it was revealed McLaren was exploring the option of selling a partial stake in the Formula 1 operation, it has emerged the British company has begun legal proceedings in a bid to secure urgent refinancing. As first reported by the BBC, in court documents McLaren say they are e …

FBI Says No Hate Crime Occurred Regarding 'Noose' In Bubba Wallace's Garage Area—Rope Was Garage Door Pull

June 24th 2020

The FBI has conclude that no federal hate crime was committed last weekend targeting Richard Petty Motorsports driver Bubba Wallace at Talladega Superspeedway. A joint statement from U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr. released Tuesday afternoon determine …

EPARTRADE LIVE! Tech Webinar

June 19th 2020

"How To Optimize Ring Seal To Improve Engine Performance" with Lake Speed Jr, VP Sales & Marketing, Total Seal Piston Rings and Race Engine Builder, Jon Kaase.Hosted by John Kilroy, Chief of Content & Audience Development, EPARTRADE.The 1 hour Zoom presentation will be available live at 9 am …

NASCAR Drivers March In Solidarity With Bubba Wallace At Talladega

June 23rd 2020

NASCAR stars came together to support Bubba Wallace after a noose was left in the African-American driver’s garage stall last weekend. The discovery was made at the Talladega circuit in Alabama. The FBI has launched an investigation into the incident. All 39 of Wallace’s fellow drivers and pit …

Eight-time NHRA Top Fuel champ Tony Schumacher will compete at Indy events

June 22nd 2020

Tony Schumacher, the winningest Top Fuel driver in NHRA history, will make his highly anticipated return to the dragstrip when the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season resumes next month. The eight-time world champion will be back behind the wheel of a Don Schumacher Racing Top Fuel drags …