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Johnson Barrick Named Aeromotive Sales Manager

September 18th 2018

Johnson Barrick has been named the new sales manager for Aeromotive, a manufacturer of high performance fuel systems and components for the automotive aftermarket, has announced as the company’s new sales manager. Barrick reports directly to Aeromotive Vice President Jeff Stacy. Aeromotive Pres …

Scott Dixon Earns Fifth Verizon IndyCar Series Championship

September 17th 2018

Scott Dixon, who finished second in Sunday’s IndyCar Grand Prix of Sonoma, won his fifth Verizon IndyCar Series championship. He trails only AJ Foyt's seven championships for most number of championships in history. Dixon finished five positions ahead of his closest challenger, Alexander Rossi, …

Robert Hight Opens John Force Racing Doors To EPARTRADE

September 17th 2018

EPARTRADE Co-Founder Judy Kean enjoyed a recent tour of the John Force Racing facility in Yorba Linda, California. Robert Hight (right in photo), two-time and reigning Funny Car champion, was on hand to welcome the group, while Steve Cole, VP of Sales, gave the tour. David Green (left in photo), a f …

F1 Releases Concepts for Race Cars In 2021

September 14th 2018

F1 has been working with the FIA and the teams to create a Formula 1 car for 2021 that delivers better racing and has the looks to match. The design will continue to evolve over the next year, but F1 has released a first look at the concepts for race cars in 2021. High on the agenda is a soluti …

Dan Robinson, Danny Lorton Promoted At Lucas Oil Speedway & Related Series

September 14th 2018

Dan Robinson and Danny Lorton have been promoted at Lucas Oil Speedway, in Wheatland, Missouri. Robinson, General Manager since 2009, has been promoted to Lucas Oil Director of Racing Operations for Lucas Oil Speedway, the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series, the Lucas Oil MLRA and the Lucas Oil …

Grant Lynch, Talladega Speedway Chairman, To Retire In 2019

September 12th 2018

Grant Lynch, the Speedway Chairman who joined the staff at the 2.66-mile venue in January of 1993, will retire after more than a quarter century of service to the track. He will have his swan song with the track’s recently announced Transformation – The Talladega Superspeedway Infield Project in the …

Don Panoz, Founder Of The American Le Mans Series, Creator Of Panoz LMP1 Race Cars, Dies At 83

September 11th 2018

Motorsports entrepreneur Don Panoz, vice chairman of IMSA, passed away from cancer at the age of 83.Panoz founded the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) and is the creator of the front-engined Panoz LMP1 racecars.Here is the Panoz story as compiled by IMSA:Panoz fell in love with the unique atmosphere a …

Jonathan Stone & Mark Bailey Promoted At ISM Raceway

September 11th 2018

Jonathan Stone has been promoted to Senior Director of Corporate Sales and Mark Bailey will move into the newly created role of Senior Manager of Corporate Sales and Hospitality at ISM Raceway, in Phoenix. “Mark and Jonathan have been integral assets to ISM Raceway throughout their tenure,” sai …

Chris Crecelius Named Edelbrock Regional Account Sales Manager

September 8th 2018

Chris Crecelius has joined the sales team at Edelbrock as the new Regional Account Sales Manager. Working out of Memphis, TN, Crecelius will be handling accounts throughout Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Western Tennessee.A 24-year veteran of the performance aftermarket industry, Crecelius co …

Jonny Baker To Join Andersen Promotions As Development Director For Mazda Road To Indy

September 7th 2018

Jonny Baker will join Andersen Promotions in a newly created position as Series Development Director for all three levels of the ladder system for the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires, one of the most successful driver development programs in the world. Baker will step into his new …

Furniture Row Racing To Cease Operations After This Year

September 5th 2018

The team that is the defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion is calling it quits after this year. Due to a lack of necessary funding to field a competitive team, Furniture Row Racing has been left with no reasonable option but to cease operations following the completion of the 2018 …

COTA Race Track To Make Its Debut On IndyCar Schedule In 2019

September 4th 2018

Circuit of the Americas (COTA), the permanent road course in Austin, Texas, will make its debut on the IndyCar Series schedule in 2019 according to the newly released schedule for next year. The 2019 IndyCar schedule features 17 events. All the action will be showcased in IndyCar’s first full s …

Rockingham Speedway Purchased by Investor Group

September 1st 2018

A group of Raleigh investors Thursday bought the Rockingham Speedway, according to reporting in the Richmond County Daily Journal. Rockingham Speedway opened in 1965 and was a major draw to the area for nearly 40 years but has not held an event since a Camping World Truck Series race in April 2 …

21 F1 Grand Prix Races Are On The Draft Calendar For 2019

August 31st 2018

Twenty-one Grand Prix races are on the new draft calendar for 2019 released by Formula 1. Eleven of the 21 races will take place in Europe, five in Asia, four in the Americas and one in Australia. The 2019 season will begin on March 17th with the Australian Grand Prix and finish on December 1 w …

NBC Sports To Air One-Hour Highlight Package of Midgets At Indianapolis Motor Speedway

August 30th 2018

NBC Sports will air a one-hour recap package of the USAC P1 Insurance National Midget race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The highlights coverage of the Driven2SaveLives “BC39” presented by NOS Energy Drink will air on Friday, September 7 at 6pm Eastern. National TV coverage exposure will …

Race Winning Brands Acquires Dart Machinery

August 29th 2018

Race Winning Brands has acquired Dart Machinery, Troy, Michigan, a leading manufacturer in racing of high-performance engine blocks, cylinder heads and intake manifolds. Dart’s founder, Richard Maskin, will continue to play a leading role within the organization as a partner and chairman of Res …

Don Schumacher Racing To Hold Fundraiser August 31 For Indy’s Riley Hospital For Children

August 29th 2018

On Friday, August 31, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Don Schumacher Racing, Brownsburg, Indiana, will open the doors to its 145,000-square foot state-of-the-art racing facility for the 13th annual DSR Open House presented by Pennzoil. The annual Open House event raises funds for Indianapolis’ Riley Ho …

EPARTRADE Welcomes Motorsports Expert John Kilroy To Lead Content And Audience Development

August 28th 2018

EPARTRADE, the revolutionary trade-only global online part-sourcing platform, prepares for next stage growth with the addition of racing industry expert John Kilroy to its team of dedicated motorsports business professionals. Kilroy joins the team as Chief of Content & Audience Development, resp …

Mountain Motor Pro Stock Exhibition Scheduled for NHRA U.S. Nationals

August 27th 2018

Mountain motor drivers from around the country will descend on Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis to showcase their machines at the World’s Biggest Drag Race with two runs on Saturday, Sept.  1 and two more on Sunday, Sept. 2. It’s the first time, Mountain Motor Pro Stock cars will be makin …

Entries For BC39 USAC Midget Race At IMS Equals 1990 Record For Car Count At 109

August 27th 2018

With registration scheduled to close this week, the car count for the National USAC Midget race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS)  has exceeded the century mark and is now flirting with the record books, hitting a whopping 109 cars. The race will be held September 5-6on at new dirt track at …

Ford Introduces Gulf Heritage Edition GT In 50th Anniversary Year of GT40’s First Le Mans Win

August 25th 2018

The legendary American Gulf Oil-sponsored Ford GT40T is celebrated and honored on the 50th anniversary of its first Le Mans win with the new 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition, which features the most famous paint scheme in motorsports—plus a set of additional exclusive touches. “Many view the Gulf …

Turn 14 Distribution Opens Third Distribution Center—Arlington, Texas

August 24th 2018

Turn 14 Distribution, an industry leader in performance parts distribution, announced the opening of a third strategically-located distribution center. It is located in Arlington, Texas. Operational as of August 24, 2018, the facility is 272,000 square feet. The new distribution center is …

New Owners of Force India Approved As New Entry To F1 Under The Name Racing Point Force India

August 24th 2018

With the name of Racing Point Force India, the new owners of Force India have been granted an official championship entry by F1’s governing body, the FIA, beginning with the next race, the Belgian Grand Prix.  Earlier this month, a consortium of investors led by Canadian businessman Lawren …

NASCAR Announces Changes For Xfinity & Truck Series For 2019

August 24th 2018

The Xfinity Series field will be reduced from 40 to 38 cars in 2019 following the announcement by NASCAR competition officials of rules changes for the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series (rebranded to the Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2019) next season. The competition department also ann …

Federal Judge Gives Front Row Motorsports Approval To Buy BK Racing

August 24th 2018

Front Row Motorsports’ winning bid in the sale of NASCAR team BK Racing has gained the approval of a federal judge. The $2 million purchase includes all of BK Racing’s assets, along with the team’s charter for the No. 23 Toyota. BK Racing has entered every Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series …