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Welcome To The 3rd Annual RACE INDUSTRY WEEK

November 29th 2022

No charge to attend.  CLICK HERE TO JOIN LIVE130+ Race Industry Leaders are confirmed, including Justin Marks, Steve Phelps, John Force, Brittany Force, Robert Hight, Tom Kristensen, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, Clay Millican, Erica Enders, Jay Frye, Mike Beam, Marcus Smith, John Doonan, Alan Gow, …

Binotto resigns as Ferrari team principal

November 29th 2022

Mattia Binotto has resigned from his position as Ferrari team principal and will leave the company on December 31.Ferrari made a clear step forward after two underperforming seasons in 2020 and 2021, finishing second in the constructors’ championship this year and winning four races. However, it mad …

You are in! Welcome to DAY 2 of RACE INDUSTRY WEEK 2022

November 29th 2022

The Presentation will Start Today at 5:45 AM PST | 8:45 AM EST |10:45 AM Sao Paolo|          2:45 PM Paris | 5:45 PM Dubai | 10:45 PM Tokyo |0:45 AM (next day) Sydney5:45 AM PST:"Welcome" by EPARTRADE, RACER & SPEED SPORTSpecial Guest:  Brad Gillie6:00 AM PST:Featur …

The 3rd Annual RACE INDUSTRY WEEK will be held, Nov 28 - Dec 2, 2022 - Full Schedule Released

November 28th 2022

EPARTRADE, RACER and SPEED SPORT are providing 5 Days and 55 Hours of LIVE Business and Technical Webinars from race industry leaders, race sanctioning organizations and key industry suppliers from around the world.No charge to attend.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTERNASCAR, IndyCar, F1, Le Mans, WEC, N …

Praga targets road and track market with Bohema

November 28th 2022

Sports prototype manufacturer Praga has launched the Bohema, the company’s first road car, albeit one with a heavy track bias. Clocking in at sub-1,000kg, the mid-engined two-seater has been built to be capable of GT3 race car lap times.According to the company, Praga ambassador Romain Grosjean chal …

Jeddah makes further track changes to improve safety

November 28th 2022

The Jeddah Corniche Circuit is undergoing further track changes ahead of the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix to try and improve safety at the venue.Jeddah’s high-speed street circuit has proven to be popular with drivers, but a number of concerns were raised about the lack of run-off areas in some sec …

John Force, Brittany Force and Robert Hight to Be Featured Speakers of the 3rd Annual RACE INDUSTRY WEEK

November 27th 2022

John Force, 16-Time NHRA Funny Car Champion; Brittany Force, 2022 NHRA Top Fuel Champion and 2-time NHRA Top Fuel Champion; and Robert Hight, 3-Time NHRA Funny Car Champion have joined the impressive list of featured speakers during the 3rd Annual RACE INDUSTRY WEEK, Monday through Friday, Nov 28 – …

ESPN sets new F1 audience record, with female and younger viewers up

November 26th 2022

ESPN has registered a new record audience for Formula 1 in the United States in 2022, and achieved its first season with an average of more than a million viewers per race.The previous record was only set last season, but this year averaged 1.21 million viewers per race across the three channels use …

NEW OWNER FOR MACON SPEEDWAY (IL)

November 26th 2022

Macon Speedway has new owners for the 2023 season. Chris Kearns, longtime race official and promoter, has assumed ownership of the 1/5-mile dirt oval in Macon, Illinois. “Macon Speedway has been my favorite dirt track in the country ever since I attended my first Herald & Review 100 20-plus …

FIA interim Secretary General Shaila-Ann Rao leaves

November 26th 2022

The FIA has announced the departure of interim Secretary General for Sport Shaila-Ann Rao following the end of the Formula 1 season.Rao was brought in to help president Mohammed Ben Sulayem during the transition period after former Secretary General for Sport and F1 Executive Director Peter Bayer le …

Powertrain focus Czinger 21C - the 3D printed hypercar

November 23rd 2022

A decade ago, the idea of 3D printing a car would have seemed like an outlandish idea. In 2023, it is very much a reality thanks to the efforts of Czinger, the California-based manufacturer of the 21C, a 1300hp+ hybrid hypercar that makes extensive use of additive manufacturing (AM) technology acros …

ARCA Menards Series East and West schedules for 2023 announced

November 23rd 2022

TOLEDO, Ohio — The 2023 schedules for the ARCA Menards Series East and ARCA Menards Series West have been finalized, with eight races slated for the East Series and 12 set for the West Series.The 2023 West Series schedule will begin at Phoenix Raceway on March 10 with a combination race with the ARC …

AVL develops hydrogen-fueled 2.0-liter race engine

November 23rd 2022

AVL Racetech, the motorsport department of AVL, has presented a hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine prototype. Based on a 2-liter turbo engine, it is equipped with what the company calls intelligent water injection, which enables it to achieve high performance levels. The prototype is the fir …

eBay bans Non-Emissions-compliant tuning parts, accessories

November 23rd 2022

eBay has banned the sale of automotive tuning devices that defeat the factory emissions systems. The announcement was likely primarily due to policy and regulations implemented by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Under the Clean Air Act, the EPA can charge eBay up to $4,819 for eac …

NGK Spark Plugs adds two to its leadership team

November 23rd 2022

NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.)—the Wixom, Michigan-based manufacturer of ignition parts and sensors—has announced the appointment of two individuals to its leadership team. Megan McDonald, an NGK associate for over 23 years, has been promoted to general manager of Corporate Planning. In this newly cr …

Australian Supercars to broadcast driver’s eye-view from helmet cameras

November 22nd 2022

Racing Force International has signed a multi-year agreement with the Australian Supercars Championship for the introduction of the Driver’s Eye micro camera system. The camera measures 9 x 9mm and weighs 1.43g.Alexandros Miotto Haristos, COO of Racing Force Group, commented, “The Repco Supercars Ch …

3rd Annual Race Industry Week – More Speakers Announcements

November 21st 2022

ERICA ENDERS, Five-Time NHRA Pro Stock World Champion; DAVE BERKENFIELD, Team Manager at GMC Hummer EV, Extreme E Program for Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGR); BRAD SWEET, 4-Time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Champion & Promoter; PHIL READ, 3-Time Consecutive Australian Top Fuel Champion; BR …

Stand 21 Safety Seminar at 2022 PRI Show

November 21st 2022

The Stand 21 Safety Foundation returns to the PRI Show in Indy with another Racing Goes Safer, Safety Seminar, on Friday morning, December 9, 10:00am-12:00noon, in room 244 of the Indiana Convention Center. Alexis DeJoria, NHRA Funny Car winner, and Corvette racer Mark Petronis will talk about …

3rd Annual Race Industry Week – More Speakers Announcements

November 21st 2022

MIKE BEAM, President, Petty GMS and GMS Racing Team; HENRY CHILCOTT, Chief Marketing Officer, Formula E; ALI RUSSELL, Chief Marketing Officer, Extreme E; RODI BASSO, Co-Founder & CEO, E1; SABRÉ COOK, Professional Racing Driver; ADAM BAILEY, CEO of SX Global / World Supercross Championship have j …

Formula 1 planning US-based series after F1 Academy announcement

November 19th 2022

Formula 1 plans to expand its F1 Academy program to include an American championship based around Las Vegas.The F1 Academy was announced on Friday in Abu Dhabi, with an all-female championship positioned at Formula 4 level to launch in 2023. Under such a wide-reaching title, F1 CEO Stefano Domenical …

New Detroit IndyCar layout taking shape

November 18th 2022

Progress continues to be made with the construction of next year’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. The move from Belle Isle to a new downtown layout will feature a unique pit lane arrangement with NTT IndyCar Series teams positioned on a short 1000-foot stretch of road that splits the field into pit s …

All-female F1 Academy junior series to launch in 2023

November 18th 2022

Formula 1 will launch a junior category called the F1 Academy in 2023, giving female drivers better opportunities to progress up the single-seater ladder.The series will run a Tatuus T421 chassis – making it an F4 level championship – with five teams of three cars making for a 15-car grid in its ina …

ZANE CLARK HIRED AS SEMA VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBERSHIP, EDUCATION, RESEARCH, COUNCILS & NETWORKS

November 18th 2022

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Nov. 18, 2022) – SEMA has hired Zane Clark as vice president of Membership, Education, Research and Councils & Networks (MERC). Clark, who currently serves as CEO of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) North America, has 23 years of au …

Kelley Earnhardt Miller To Be A Featured Speaker of the 3rd Annual RACE INDUSTRY WEEK

November 17th 2022

Kelley Earnhardt Miller, Co-Owner / Chief Executive Officer, JR Motorsports, has joined the impressive, growing list of featured speakers during the 3rd Annual RACE INDUSTRY WEEK, Monday through Friday, Nov 28 – Dec 2, 2022. No charge to attend.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTERConsidered one of the …

Mickey Thompson names Heather Tausch as senior director, marketing

November 17th 2022

Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels—the Stow, Ohio-based manufacturer of truck, street, and drag tires and wheels—has promoted Heather Tausch to senior director of Marketing. She was formerly director of Product Management.In this new role, Tausch will lead Mickey Thompson’s Product and Marketing tea …

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