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September 30th 2020

The 1 hour presentation will start at today 9 am PST: All webinar attendees will be on mute the entire time of the webinar so it can proceed without distractions or interruptions.We want to get your questions! Click on the 'Chat' option at the bottom of the Zoom screen, and write in your questi …

Cody Savage Named New NHRA Southeast Division Director

September 30th 2020

Former Division 2 Services Coordinator Cody Savage has been named the NHRA’s Southeast Division Director (Division 2), serving NHRA member tracks in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, and Puerto Rico.    A native of Loganville, Ga., Savage gradu …

EPARTRADE LIVE! Tech Webinar with LaJoie of Seating & HMS Motorsport

September 29th 2020

“The Evolution, Innovations and Safety of Driver Racing Seats", with Randy LaJoie, President of The Joie of Seating and Joe Marko, President of HMS Motorsport.Hosted by John Kilroy, Chief of Content & Audience Development, EPARTRADE.No charge to attend. Presentation will be available live at 9 a …

Mark Stielow Replaces Mark Kent At Helm Of General Motors Racing Division

September 29th 2020

General Motors has announced that Mark Stielow will replace Mark Kent at the helm of its internal racing and motorsports division. This leadership shuffle comes just as GM prepares to open its new racing and technical development center in Concord, North Carolina, which will help it to optimize …

Champion OIl Launches Digital Resource Center for Performance Diesel Enthusiasts

September 29th 2020

Champion Oil, a global leader in lubricants, chemicals and motor oils for performance and racing applications, announced this week a stand-alone blog that aims to become a complete resource center for performance diesel enthusiasts. www.blueflamediesel.com Today the marketing side of the diesel per …

Join us for the next episode of EPARTRADE LIVE!

September 29th 2020

“The Evolution, Innovations and Safety of Driver Racing Seats", with Randy LaJoie, President of The Joie of Seating and Joe Marko, President of HMS Motorsport.Hosted by John Kilroy, Chief of Content & Audience Development, EPARTRADE.No charge to attend. Presentation will be available live at 9 a …

Sonoma Raceway Opens Its '50 Acres Campground' To Evacuees Of California Fires

September 29th 2020

Sonoma Raceway has opened its 50 Acres campground to evacuees seeking temporary refuge from the Northern California fires.The raceway, which is equipped to handle up to 2,000 campers during its major event weekends, is available for tent and RV campers in need of temporary shelter. The 50 Acres camp …

Stefano Domenicali To Become CEO Of F1—Chase Carey Will Be Non-Executive Chairman

September 25th 2020

Stefano Domenicali is to become President and CEO of Formula 1 in January 2021, with Chase Carey, the current Chairman and CEO, moving to the role of non-executive Chairman. Long-term F1 fans will remember Domenicali, 55, for his time at Ferrari, the Italian having joined the Scuderia in 1991 a …

Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI) Promotes Kyle Fischer To Director of Branding & Promotions

September 24th 2020

Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI) President Brett Tennar announced the immediate promotion of Kyle Fischer to Director of Branding & Promotions. Fischer joined LSI in 2017 as Director of Marketing followed by a promotion in 2019 to Director of Sales. He has quickly risen through the ranks …

"ALL TOGETHER NOW" — Online Race Industry Week, November 30–December 4 — Race Product Introductions & Webinar Extravaganza!

September 24th 2020

EPARTRADE, the Global Online Platform for the Performance and Racing Industry, and RACER.com announced a new event for the industry —Online Race Industry Week— with the appropriate theme for this challenging year of, "ALL TOGETHER NOW." The week of Monday through Friday, November 30 – December …

Basketball Legend Michael Jordan Starts NASCAR Cup Team With Bubba Wallace, Denny Hamlin

September 24th 2020

Basketball legend Michael Jordan has agreed to purchase a NASCAR Cup Series Charter and Bubba Wallace will be the driver for “His Airness” and partner Denny Hamlin when the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season begins. Jordan, widely considered to be the greatest basketball player of all time and curre …

"ALL TOGETHER NOW" — Online Race Industry Week, November 30–December 4 — Race Product Introductions & Webinar Extravaganza!

September 24th 2020

EPARTRADE, the Global Online Platform for the Performance and Racing Industry, and RACER.com announced a new event for the industry —Online Race Industry Week— with the appropriate theme for this challenging year of, "ALL TOGETHER NOW." The week of Monday through Friday, November 30 – December …

Join us for the next EPARTRADE LIVE! on Race Lubricants with DragonSpeed & Motul

September 22nd 2020

"Using Racing as the Ultimate Laboratory." A technical discussion on race lubricants, with David Aronson of DragonSpeed (IMSA, Indycar, LeMans), Joey Cabrera, Technical Director of Motul and Alec Wolff, Technical Manager of Motul.Hosted by John Kilroy, Chief of Content & Audience Development, EP …

IndyCar To Race Through The Streets Of Nashville In 2021

September 17th 2020

The newest NTT IndyCar Series race is the Music City Grand Prix, which will debut Aug. 6-8, 2021, in Nashville, Tennessee. The three-day international festival of speed and sound will be staged on a temporary grand prix circuit in downtown Nashville and around the Nissan Stadium campus. “The Te …

With PRI & SEMA Shows Cancelled, All Eyes Turn To EPARTRADE

September 16th 2020

EPARTRADE offers the only proven option for the all-important 2021 New Product Introductions in the racing industry this year.Both the PRI Show and the SEMA Show have been cancelled."The worldwide racing industry needs a safe place to introduce new products for 2021, but one that has a proven track …

Join Ed Pink & Steve Lewis On Sept. 16 For The Next Episode of EPARTRADE LIVE!

September 16th 2020

This is going to be fun.  Steve Lewis, whose famed Nine Racing Team won 10 USAC Championships, will be teaming up with legendary race engine builder, Ed Pink, for a very special episode of EPARTRADE LIVE!  "Team Owner & Engine Builder—How To Develop A Winning Relationship," is the webi …

PFC Brakes Names Don Orrell VP Of Sales & Marketing

September 14th 2020

PFC Brakes has named Don Orrell vice president of sales and marketing. In his position, Orrell will lead the PFC Sales and Marketing departments to pursue the growth goals set out in the PFC strategic plan. He will report to the president and CEO in this new role. With more than 35 years o …

EPARTRADE LIVE! Tech Webinars Are Now Available As Podcasts

September 11th 2020

Every episode of EPARTRADE LIVE! tech webinars is now available as a podcast. EPARTRADE LIVE! tech webinars, brought to the EPARTRADE audience via Zoom, have covered such topics as Race Fuels & Track Traction Compounds, Valves For Race Engine Applications, Race Engine Electronics, Drag Race …

Champion Racing Oil National Open Will Pay Out $75,000 To The Winner

September 4th 2020

Champion Oil, a recognized leader in racing and performance lubricants, recently announced that Officials from Williams Grove Speedway and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series confirmed that the Oct. 3 Champion Racing Oil National Open will pay out $75,000 to the winner. The …

At Age 95, Jody Deery Is Retiring As President/CEO Of Rockford Speedway

September 4th 2020

At the age of 95, Jody Deery is retiring from her role as CEO and president of Rockford Speedway, a quarter-mile short track high banked asphalt oval located in Loves Park, Illinois  She first started helping out at the track in the Mid-1950s when she and her husband Hugh moved to Rockford …

EPARTRADE Exclusive! "5 Questions For Racing Industry Executives," With Marty Staggs, Turbosmart USA

September 3rd 2020

As the vice-president and general manager of Turbosmart USA in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Marty Staggs has been instrumental in bringing the Australian company’s powerful Turbocharger Accessories to the U.S. Turbosmart was founded by Nic Cooper in the back of his father’s business in 1997. While …

Claire Willliams Steps Down From Her Role As Deputy Team Principal At Williams F1

September 3rd 2020

Williams Racing’s Deputy Team Principal, Claire Williams is to step down from her role with the team following the conclusion of the Italian Grand Prix this weekend. Claire joined Williams in an official capacity in 2002 working in the Communications Office. In 2012, Claire was appointed to the …

Turn 14 Distribution Congratulates Evasive Motorsports & Dai Yoshihara On 1st Place Finish In Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Unlimited Division

September 3rd 2020

Turn 14 Distribution congratulates Dai Yoshihara, driving the Evasive Motorsports x Turn 14 Distribution 2013 Toyota 86, for his first place finish in the Unlimited Division at the 98th running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) presented by Gran Turismo on August 30, 2020. …

NASCAR President Steve Phelps Discusses Logistics Of 2021 Season Schedule

September 2nd 2020

NASCAR president Steve Phelps shed some light on the logistics of the 2021 racing schedule, saying that new tracks and new weekend formats are in the mix. Phelps discussed 2021 in a virtual roundtable with core beat reporters, ahead of the NASCAR Cup Series’ 10-race playoffs. Among the top …

Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Announces Updated Schedule for Remainder of 2020 Season

September 1st 2020

With half of the 2020 racing season complete, the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Presented by GEICO has announced an update to the current championship schedule that will ultimately condense the remaining events on the calendar into back-to-back tripleheaders to close out the year. Each of th …