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RACE INDUSTRY NOW Tech Webinar - OCT 20

October 17th 2021

Wednesday, October 20 at 9:00 AM PST:Episode #125 - "Twin Tube Versus Mono Tube Shocks for Short Track Racing" by Competition SuspensionGarrett Andrews, President and Shahab Sakha, Design Engineer. Hosted by Brad Gillie from SiriusXM ch 90, Late Shift.No charge to attend. CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP

Paul Lee Debuts New Silver Sport Transmissions Wrap for the Thunder Valley Nationals

October 15th 2021

October 15, 2021 (BRISTOL, TN) Paul Lee will showcase his newest acquisition, Silver Sport Transmissions, with a brand-new scheme for his nitro funny car this weekend at the Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, TN. Silver Sport Transmissions (SST), a Rockford, TN based company, is a TREMEC Elite Dis …

Tony Stewart forms NHRA team

October 14th 2021

Tony Stewart will expand his motorsports team ownership into the NHRA beginning in 2022.Tony Stewart Racing will field two full-time entries with one Top Fuel dragster and one Funny Car team. Stewart’s fiancée and nine-time event winner Leah Pruett continue in the Top Fuel ranks, and Matt Hagan will …

VP RACING FUELS ANNOUNCES LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH MATTEL HOT WHEELS

October 14th 2021

VP Racing Fuels, Inc., a global leader in performance fuels, lubricants, and additives, today announced the signing of a licensing agreement with Mattel® and their Hot Wheels® brand. VP Racing Fuels has licensed its brand names and logos to the Hot Wheels brand to be displayed on their collectible a …

MATTHIAS ARLETH NAMED CEO, CHAIRMAN FOR MAHLE GROUP

October 13th 2021

Matthias Arleth has been named CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of the MAHLE Group beginning January 1, 2022. He succeeds Dr. Jörg Stratmann, who left the Group on March 31, 2021. The automotive engineer joins the company from automotive component supplier Webasto SE, where he was most …

RACE INDUSTRY NOW! Live Technical & Business Webinars - Every Wednesday

October 13th 2021

Wednesday, October 20 at 9:00 AM PST:Episode #125 - "Twin Tube Versus Mono Tube Shocks for Short Track Racing" by Competition SuspensionGarrett Andrews, President and Shahab Sakha, Design Engineer. Hosted by Brad Gillie from SiriusXM ch 90, Late Shift.No charge to attend. CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UPWednes …

Industry Mourns Loss of Doug Auld, Sprint Car & Midget Founder

October 13th 2021

Doug Auld, the Hall of Fame journalist and founder of Sprint Car & Midget Magazine, has passed away following a brief illness. He was 59.   “A giant has left us,” longtime Sprint Car & Magazine writer and columnist Dave Argabright said in a release. “Doug was intensely passionate a …

The 2nd Annual Online RACE INDUSTRY WEEK will be held, Nov 29 - Dec 3, 2021

October 13th 2021

EPARTRADE and RACER are providing 55 hours, over 5 days, of Live Technical and Business Webinars from leading Industry Suppliers and Race Industry Leaders from around the world. The live webinars will run from 7:00am to 6:00pm PST, November 29 through December 3, 2021. The full schedule will be rele …

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October 13th 2021

The Presentation will Start Today at 9:00 AM PST:Episode #124 - "The Peterson Fluid Systems Advantage for Superior Engine Oil Control" by Peterson Fluid SystemsPat Haberkorn, Technical Manager. Hosted by Jeff Hammond from SiriusXM ch 90, Late Shift.We want to get your questions! Click on the 'Chat' …

Cosworth appoints Stephen Dyke as new COO

October 12th 2021

Stephen Dyke has been appointed by Cosworth into the newly created role of chief operations officer (COO) to support the company’s growth within the transportation technology sector.Dyke joins Cosworth from engineering firm Ricardo, where he spent two years as managing director, leading the company’ …

USAC veteran Jones named Indy Lights series director

October 11th 2021

Renowned short track racer-turned-USAC official Levi Jones has been hired by Penske Entertainment as the new series director for Indy Lights. Run by Andersen Promotions from 2013 through 2021, Penske regained control of the top open-wheel training series in September. Jones is the first key staff me …

John Kilroy, by Jake Kilroy

October 6th 2021

John Kilroy has passed away and, as he often declared, “it’s just one of them deals.” My dad picked up the ancient raceway proverb from Smokey Yunick and used it until, quite literally, the day he died. In fact, the afternoon before he left us, my dad answered some of my lingering questions abo …

Alpine confirms LMDh project

October 6th 2021

Alpine has confirmed that it will enter two LMDh cars in the WEC’s top-tier Hypercar category from 2024, committing to the class for four years.The car will be designed around an Oreca chassis with an Alpine engine developed in Viry-Châtillon, and benefits from the experience gained by Alpine with i …

RACE INDUSTRY NOW Tech Webinar - OCT 13

October 6th 2021

Wednesday, October 13 at 9:00 AM PST:Episode #124 - "The Peterson Fluid Systems Advantage for Superior Engine Oil Control" by Peterson Fluid SystemsPat Haberkorn, Technical Manager. Hosted by Jeff Hammond from SiriusXM ch 90, Late Shift.No charge to attend. CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP

RACE INDUSTRY NOW Tech Webinar - OCT 6

October 5th 2021

Wednesday, October 6 at 9:00 AM PST:Episode #123 - "Discussions on Lubricant Technologies for Powersports and Motorcycle Racing Applications" by MotulDave Wolman, Director of Center of Excellence and Joey Cabrera, Technical Director. Hosted by Brad Gillie from SiriusXM ch 90, Late Shift.No charge to …

Formula E achieves record TV growth in 2020/21

October 4th 2021

Formula E recovered from a pandemic-shortened campaign in Season 6 to achieve record-breaking numbers in global television audience growth for Season 7.Distribution to new free-to-air channels aided a cumulative audience total of 316m, which represented a 32 percent year-on-year growth. Additionally …

Speedflow Products Now Available at Summit Racing

September 30th 2021

Speedflow Products, the Australian based company that was started in 1983 to produce world class AN fittings,  announced recently that their products are now stocked and distributed by Summit Racing."Speedflow products are designed with the serious enthusiast in mind. At Speedflow we believe in …

Audi details the challenges of going hybrid on Dakar

September 30th 2021

With the 2022 Dakar Rally a little over three months away, Audi is pushing to validate its hybrid-powered RS Q e-tron ahead of its race debut.“The prototype was created in around 12 months,” remarked Julius Seebach, managing director of Audi Sport and responsible for motorsport at Audi. This gave ba …

Zak Brown To Be A Featured Speaker of the 2nd Annual Online RACE INDUSTRY WEEK

September 29th 2021

Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren Racing and one of the most successful as well as innovative motorsport executives anywhere in the world, has joined the impressive, growing list of featured webinar speakers during the 2nd Annual Online RACE INDUSTRY WEEK, Monday through Friday, November 29 – December 3, 20 …

Ford Performance Updates F-150 for NASCAR Truck Series

September 29th 2021

The 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season will see a new look F-150 in the field as Ford Performance has unveiled the 2022 NASCAR F-150 that will compete starting next season.The new truck features styling taken directly from its production counterpart to more closely mirror the current F-15 …

RACE INDUSTRY NOW Tech Webinar - SEPT 29

September 26th 2021

Wednesday, September 29 at 9:00 AM PST:Episode #122 - Going further with TITAN Fuel TanksDan Mclaughlin, Technical Manager; Mike DeFord, Marketing Manager; and Cam Reimers, Professional Racer. Hosted by Brad Gillie from SiriusXM ch 90, Late Shift.No charge to attend. CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP

Inaugural Miami GP Race Date Confirmed

September 24th 2021

Formula 1’s first Miami Grand Prix will take place on the weekend of May 6-8, 2022, the race organizers have announced.Formula 1 has yet to release its 2022 calendar, with a schedule expected to be revealed in the middle of next month at the same time it is submitted to the FIA World Motor Sport Cou …

Megan Leatham named President & CEO of the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation (CSSC).

September 23rd 2021

Colorado Springs, CO – The Board of Directors of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb formally announces Megan Leatham, the Executive Director, will assume the role of President & CEO of the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation (CSSC).  One of the greatest strengths of the Pikes Peak …

MotorTrend.com Cites Hot Shot’s Secret Diesel Extreme “Best Diesel Fuel Additive in the Game”

September 23rd 2021

Hot Shot’s Secret, the fastest growing performance lubricant brand in the USA, proudly reports that Diesel Extreme, was recently cited by TruckTrend on MotorTrend.com as the best diesel fuel additive for its ability to clean, lubricate, boost cetane 7 points; all while removing excess water and cont …

Thomas Laudenbach to head up Porsche Motorsport

September 23rd 2021

Porsche Motorsport head Fritz Enzinger is stepping down after leading the operation since 2011, to be replaced by Thomas Laudenbach, who takes over the reins at the start of October.“We cannot thank Fritz Enzinger enough for his enormously successful work over the past 10 years. He shaped an era at …