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Monterey County Ends 62 Years Of SCRAMP's Operation Of Laguna Seca Raceway

November 15th 2019

Monterey County has ended the 62-year-old agreement to have the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula operate WeatherTech Laguna Seca Raceway. For a full report, visit the Monterey Herald news story, The county, which owns the track, identified A&D Narigi Consulting a …

NASCAR, NBC Sports to launch ‘TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold’

November 14th 2019

NASCAR and NBC Sports have teamed up to launch TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold, a new streaming product representing NASCAR’s most significant undertaking in the direct-to-consumer space. Set to launch in early December, TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold builds off the foundation set by FansChoice.tv a …

Raybestos Launches New Performance & Racing Website—Offering Direct Purchasing

November 14th 2019

Raybestos has launched a brand-new Performance and Racing website dedicated to the Street Performance and Professional Racing communities. Now, you can purchase Raybestos Performance brake pads and rotors directly through the website. Additionally, you can learn more about Raybestos Performance …

Mazda North America Names Nelson Cosgrove Director Of Motorsports

November 13th 2019

Mazda North American Operations announced today that motorsports industry veteran Nelson Cosgrove has been named as Director of Mazda Motorsports. A lifelong motorsports fan, who initially was introduced to motorsports in his teens by watching Forumla 1 on Canadian TV from his living room in Bu …

Rally Australia—Final Round Of WRC—Cancelled Due To Fires

November 12th 2019

Kennards Hire Rally Australia, including the final round of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship, will not go ahead this week as a result of serious bushfires that continue to affect much of northern New South Wales. Organizers announced the cancellation after extensive consultation with the N …

Legendary Indy 500 Engine Builder Louis "Sonny: Meyer Jr. Dies at 89

November 11th 2019

Louis “Sonny” Meyer Jr., one of the most accomplished and successful engine builders in Indianapolis 500 history, died Saturday, Nov. 9 in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He was 89.  Meyer was the son of Louis Meyer, the first three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 as a driver. Sonny Meyer joined M …

Organizers Of DTM Series Present Concept For All-Electric Touring Car Series

November 7th 2019

ITR, organizers of the DTM racing series, has proposed a concept of a new racing series featuring all-electric touring cars. There is not yet an all-electric series that incorporates road-going models – the sorts of cars that reflect what consumers can buy themselves. ITR Chairman Gerhard Berge …

EPARTRADE Exclusive! Racing Industry Expert Welder Wyatt Swaim Offers Insight into the Craft of Welding

November 6th 2019

Welding in racing is a craft where lives are at stake. Most people who weld in racing should always be looking to improve. A leading expert in motorsports in TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding, Wyatt Swaim has 30 years of experience, and is a valuable touchstone to how a lifetime in advanced welding s …

Indianapolis Motor Speedway To Host Autonomous Race Car Competition In 2021

November 6th 2019

A head-to-head, high-speed autonomous vehicle race between universities has been announced at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) for October 23, 2021. In partnership with Energy Systems Network (ESN), the Indy Autonomous Challenge will offer a $1 million prize. The Indy Autonomous Challenge …

Roger Penske Supports Expanded Relationship With Stock Car Racing For IMS & IndyCar

November 5th 2019

Motorsports mogul Roger Penske (pictured with Tony George, representing the Hulman family) voiced his support Monday for NASCAR’s annual stop at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and an expanded relationship with stock-car racing, saying he also hoped to promote the historic track’s reach as an entertainm …

Penske Acquires Indianpolis Motor Speedway & IndyCar Series

November 4th 2019

Penske Corporation is buying the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and trhe NTT IndyCarSeries. The Board of Directors of Hulman & Company announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Penske Corporation, a global transportation, automotive and motorsports leader. Penske Entert …

F1 Describes 10 Ways The Sweeping 2021 Rule Changes Will Improve The Series

November 1st 2019

With the release of the sweeping 2021 rules changes in F1, a list of 10 ways the new rules will make F1 better, written by Staff Writer Greg Stuart, was published on the official F1 website. Here is a lightly edited version. 1. Sexier cars.  2017 marked a significant step in the turbo-hybr …

Chevrolet Will Switch To The Camaro ZL1 1LE In The NASCAR Cup Series In 2020

October 31st 2019

Chevrolet will switch to the Camaro ZL1 1LE in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2020, replacing the Camaro ZL1, which made its series debut in 2018. Camaro ZL1 1LE — based on the fastest, most track-capable production Camaro ever – will make its competition debut next February during Daytona Speedweeks …

GR Supra GT4 Race Cars Will Be Available For Purchase In 2020

October 30th 2019

Toyota Gazoo Racing confirmed that it will start the sales in Europe of the GR Supra GT4, a race car for customer teams, starting in March 2020. The sales area will expand to North America in August, and to Japan/Asia in October. In a statement, Toyota Gazoo Racing said it intends to stren …

Hot Tip! Interactive SEMA Show Shopping List

October 29th 2019

The racing trade show season is here, and EPARTRADE is your best ally in preparing for successful show shopping trips for new racing products and suppliers.Here's a list of racing companies exhibiting in the SEMA Show, all linked to their online Pro Account Showcases on EPARTRADE.A few minutes revie …

NASCAR Gives One-Race Susupension To Penske Crew Member For Logano-Hamlin Scuffle

October 29th 2019

NASCAR officials penalized Team Penske crew member Dave Nichols Jr. for his role in a post-race scuffle between drivers Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin at Martinsville Speedway.Competition officials suspended Nichols, a tire technician for Logano’s No. 22 team, for the next Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Se …

Trans Am Series Adds Production-Based Class—Xtreme GT—For GT3 Race Cars

October 25th 2019

The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli will add a new production-based class to its thriving line-up for the 2020 season. Slotted between the Trans Am and TA2 powered by AEM classes, the new Xtreme GT (XGT) class will be  focused on 2016 and earlier FIA GT3 machines that are no longer eligibl …

Turn 14 Distribution Adds Ticon Industries To Line Card

October 24th 2019

Turn 14 Distribution, an industry leader in performance automotive parts distribution, has reinforced its line card with the addition of Ticon Industries titanium tubing and fabrication products. “Turn 14 Distribution has many dealers who perform a wide variety of fabrication tasks in daily ser …

Renault F1 Team Disqualified From Results Of The Japanese Grand Prix

October 24th 2019

Renault F1 has been disqualified from the results of the Japanese Grand Prix after a protest brought by rivals Racing Point was upheld. It means the French marque loses the nine points it scored in Suzuka, where Daniel Ricciardo finished sixth and Nico Hulkenberg tenth. Racing Point’s prot …

13 Rounds Of Racing In 7 Countries in 2020 For NASCAR Whelen Euro Series

October 22nd 2019

The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will visit seven European countries and major cities in 2020: Valencia, Spain – London, UK – Pragues, Czech Republic – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Rome, Italy – Brussels, Belgium – Frankfurt, Germany. The calendar features 13 rounds of exciting door-to-door NASCAR racing a …

EPARTRADE Exclusive! USAC Offers Race Operations Expertise to Wide Range of Big Motorsports Events

October 21st 2019

USAC is best known for using their expertise as the sanctioning body for open wheel cars on oval tracks, both dirt and pavement. But, the skilled sanctioning body with a storied history has continued to expand its focus, running big race events such as former NASCAR driver Robby Gordon’s Stadium Sup …

Australian Motorsports Sanction CAMS Levies Heavy Penalties On DJR Team Penske

October 21st 2019

The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) has outlined the penalties handed to Fabian Coulthard and DJR Team Penske after it was determined they had committed a breach of the FIA International Sporting Code Appendix B at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.  The following penalties …

NASCAR Closes Acquisition of International Speedway Corporation

October 18th 2019

NASCAR successfully closed its acquisition of International Speedway Corporation (“ISC”), merging its operations into one, new company moving forward. The new company will remain based in Daytona Beach, Florida and will continue as NASCAR. As part of this process, ISC has been delisted from NAS …

Tentative Deal Reached For F1 Miami Race In 2021—Still Needs County Vote Of Approval

October 17th 2019

Formula 1 has taken a significant step towards making the first-ever Grand Prix in the city of Miami a reality, after reaching an agreement in principle to host a race at the iconic Florda city’s Hard Rock Stadium from 2021. The proposed Formula One Miami Grand Prix would see F1 cars navigating …

Turn 14 Distribution Adds Pedal Commander To Line Card

October 16th 2019

Turn 14 Distribution, an industry leader in performance automotive parts distribution, has strengthened its line card with the addition of Pedal Commander’s line of throttle response controllers to its product assortment.  “The innovative throttle response controllers from Pedal Commander …