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Ground-Breaking Kicks Off Construction Of Vietnam F1 Grand Prix Circuit

March 22nd 2019

Construction work officially commenced this week on the Hanoi Motor Sport Circuit, the track that will host the 2020 Vietnam Grand Prix, the country’s first ever F1 race. Set to become the fourth proper street race on the F1 calendar next year, alongside Monaco, Singapore and Azerbaijan, the Ha …

EPARTRADE Exclusive: How GMS Racing Has Parlayed Driver Development, Cutting-Edge Technology And Social Media Into Growing Sales For Its GMS Fabrication Division

March 21st 2019

Since it was founded by Allegiant Air CEO Maurice Gallagher Jr., Gallagher Motor Sports (now known as GMS Racing), has had something of a reputation for supporting up-and-coming drivers,  including the founder's son, Spencer Gallagher, who started racing at 12 and went on to compete in the NASC …

Oval Entertainment, And Kazarian Family, Extend Lease For Perris Auto Speedway For 20 Years

March 20th 2019

Oval Entertainment President Don Kazarian has signed a 20-year lease extension for the popular Perris Auto Speedway (PAS) dirt track in Southern California to remain open on the grounds of the SoCal Fair and Event Center. Since its opening in 1996, PAS has been run under the banner of Oval Ente …

Gridlife To Hold Alpine Horizon Festival At Pikes Peak International Raceway In July

March 19th 2019

Gridlife will partner with Pikes Peak International Raceway (PPIR) to produce an entirely new #Gridlife Music & Motorsports Festival concept called the #Gridlife Alpine Horizon Festival. This new festival experience will be held Friday through Sunday July, 26-28 at Pikes Peak International …

Jeff Gordon Is Among Five To Be Inducted Into West Coast Stock Car Hall Of Fame

March 18th 2019

Jeff Gordon, Jeff Gordon is among five competitors elected for induction into the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame.  Gordon, four-time NASCAR premier series champion, is currently an analyst for FOX Sports’ coverage of NASCAR national series races. He is the second driver to be elected to …

FIA Names MIchael Masi Race Director For The Australian F1 Grand Prix

March 15th 2019

The FIA has announced Michael Masi has been made race director for the Australian Grand Prix following the tragic death of Charlie Whiting. Whiting was confirmed to have died overnight in Melbourne suffering from a pulmonary embolism three days before the start of the 2019 Formula 1 world champ …

FIA F1 Race Director Charlie Whiting Passes Away

March 14th 2019

FIA Director of Formula 1 Charlie Whiting passed away in Melbourne, aged 66, as the result of a pulmonary embolism, three days before the Australian Grand Prix which will open the F1 season. He began his F1 career in 1977 working at the Hesketh team, then in the 1980s at Brabham. He has been an …

Turn 14 Distribution Adds CSF Performance To Its Line Card

March 13th 2019

Turn 14 Distribution has added CSF Performance, the manufacturer of performance and racing cooling products, to its line card. “CSF Performance has made a name for themselves as a leading provider of cooling products. CSF’s intercoolers, radiators, and charge air coolers will further enhance ou …

Doug Rose Purchases Bridgeport Speedway

March 12th 2019

Doug Rose, a former racer in modifieds, midgets and SpeedSTRs, has purchased Bridgeport Speedway, in New Jersey. Rose has also been the co-owner of the Action Track USA at the Kutztown Fairgrounds since 2013 when Richie Tobias took on the quarter mile dirt track to return professional style rac …

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March 11th 2019

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McLaren Unveils Senna GTR Track-Only Race Car

March 8th 2019

The 2020 McLaren Senna GTR is a track-only race car version of the Senna. The Senna GTR was unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show. The McLaren Senna GTR has been created to deliver the fastest McLaren lap times outside Formula 1. The power to weight ratio comes in at 694PS per ton (that’s the highes …

Eibach To Sponsor Rookie Of The Year Award In Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

March 7th 2019

Eibach announced a major expansion of its partnership with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. It will be the title sponsor of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie of the Year chase.The Eibach Rookie of the Year Award winner will collect more than $10,000 in cash and other prizes at the cha …

Williams F1 Chief Technical Director Paddy Lowe Takes Leave Of Absence

March 7th 2019

Following a dismal start to preseason testing, the Williams F1 team announced that its Chief Technical Officer Paddy Lowe has left the team, "taking a leave of absence from the business for personal reasons." The Williams F1 team failed to failed to have their car ready for the start of the Bar …

IndyCar Announces Deal On International Broadcasting Of Its Races

March 6th 2019

A partnership to provide international distribution services for the NTT IndyCar Series was announced by MX1 and IMS Productions. Over the next three IndyCar seasons, IMS Productions will be responsible for transmitting all NTT IndyCar Series races to international rights holders in more than 80 cou …

Honda Performance Development Names Ted Klaus President

March 5th 2019

Honda Performance Development, the racing arm of Honda, has named Ted Klaus president. He was previously vice-president of Honda R&D Americas. Klaus will succeed Art St. Cyr, who came to HPD in 2012. “I’ve enjoyed my time at HPD immensely. It seems like the past seven years have just flown …

Deadline to Apply For COMP Cams Dream Team In Horsepower Wars Shootout Is March 22

March 5th 2019

While team applications are closed for the 2019 Horsepower Wars $10K Drag Shootout, it is time to start the application process for the COMP Cams Dream Team. Applications are due March 22. Here are the details: Overview of Shootout: Teams will compete against each other to see who can buil …

Saleen Organizes New 'Arrive & Drive' Series—The Saleen Cup

March 1st 2019

Saleen is organizing an 'arrive and drive' series, with all 20 cars track-ready and maintained by Saleen. Called The Saleen Cup, the series offers prospective race-caliber drivers and enthusiasts a turnkey racing opportunity where all cars are equal—allowing the best driver to showcase his/her skill …

Indy Cars Will Again Be Equipped With LED Displays For Fans

February 28th 2019

NTT IndyCar Series cars will again be equipped with LED displays to better assist fans with understanding how each driver is performing in every session this season and to aid the efforts of the AMR IndyCar Safety Team in attending to disabled cars. The previous-generation matrix LED (light-emi …

BMW Will Race Its 3 Series Again In The BTCC

February 27th 2019

BMW confirmed it is bringing its best-selling model worldwide--the 3 Series—back to the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).  The BMW 3 Series has yielded five Drivers’ titles in the BTCC and two Manufacturers’ crowns between 1988 and 2009, from Frank Sytner’s success with the …

Irwindale Speedway Names Charles Myers Dragstrip Manager & NASCAR Technical Director

February 26th 2019

Charles Myers has been named to the position of Dragstrip Manager and NASCAR Technical Director at Irwindale Speedway, in Southern California. “We are extremely excited to have Charles Myers join us at Irwindale Speedway," said Irwindale Speedway VP Kevin Stevens. "His experience in NHRA racing …

Agreement Reached For James Key To Leave Toro Rosso To Become McLaren Technical Director

February 22nd 2019

Although James Key had signed to become Technical Director of McLaren's F1 program last July, there was still the matter of his contract with Toro Rosso, which wasn't immediately accepting of his departure. Key will join the Woking-based McLaren squad as Technical Director on March 25 after an …

Circuit of Americas May Lose $25 Million In State Funds Due To Missed Deadline For Human Trafficking Plan

February 21st 2019

The Circuit of the Americas (COTA) may have to forfeit $25 million or more in state funds for the 2018 F1 race after failing to meet the deadline to submit a human trafficking prevention plan. The money was available to COTA through the state of Texas' Major Event Reimbursement Program. COTA re …

IndyCar Adds Cockpit Safety Piece To Improve Driver Safety

February 20th 2019

As its next step to improve cockpit safety for all drivers in the NTT IndyCar Series, all cars participating in an April 24 open test on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval will be fitted with Advanced Frontal Protection (AFP), a titanium piece made by Dallara. AFP, which stands a little more …

FIA Opens Tender For Standardized Gearbox For F1—Must Submit By March 15

February 19th 2019

With new regulations set to kick in from 2021, the FIA has issued an invitation to tender for standardized gearbox "internals" to be used between 2021 and 2024. Currently, some teams make their own gearboxes, while others buy them. For example, Alfa Romeo and Haas run Ferrari gearboxes. Th …

POWRi To Partner With BCRA In Midget Series

February 15th 2019

Performance Open Wheel Racing, Inc. (POWRi) is adding some west coast flavor to the brand as a partnership with the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) has been formed. The BCRA group will be rebranded as the POWRi BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series. Founded in 1939, the Bay Cities Racing Associatio …