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Race Industry Pioneer & Founder Of Crower Racing Cams, Bruce Crower, Passes Away

July 18th 2019

Bruce Crower, the racing industry pioneer who opened Crower Racing Cams & Equipment in 1955, has passed away. Crower Cams is located in San Diego, California. Growing up in the 1930s, Crower was captivated by cars and speed from an early age. Whether it was the Moto-Scoot he modified at the …

W Series Announces Full Details of 2019 Prize Money—Champion Earns $500,000

July 18th 2019

The W Series for women race car drivers announced full details of the 2019 prize money roster and some important initial details of the 2020 season. The champion of the 2019 W Series for women will receive $500,000. Second place gets $250,000, and third place earns $125,000. All W Series d …

F1 & FIA Present Overview Of Potential 2021 F1 Rules Changes

July 17th 2019

The Formula 1 website has published an overview by F1 and FIA officials of potential changes in the F1 series for 2021. The new proposal was to have been officially unveiled in June 2019, but has been delayed until October. Four "Core Principles" are recognized as the foundation for rule change …

Monaco Confirms It Will Not Add A Third Race Weekend For DTM Series

July 16th 2019

In a report by Motorsport.com, Christian Tornatore, the Automobile Club de Monaco's general commissioner, confirmed the venue would not add a third race weekend for the DTM racing series. The statement from the Automobile Club de Monaco read, "As it currently stands, the Automobile Club de Mona …

Jean Todt Suggests FIA Should Study Pros & Cons Of Bringing Refueling Back To F1 In 2021

July 13th 2019

The concept of bringing refueling back in F1 racing appears to be on the table for 2021, as Jean Todt, the president of governing body the FIA, said he would like to bring back the practice. It was banned before the 2010 season because of concerns from the sport’s chiefs about both its costs and saf …

Confusion Follows Tweet Announcing End of Rich Energy Sponsorship Of Haas F1

July 12th 2019

A tweet appeared to have gone out July 10 from Rich Energy announcing the end of the company's sponsorship of the Haas F1 team. However, on the morning of July 11, it became known that the Rich Energy investors had not sanctioned the decision and that it was attempting to salvage the relationsh …

Chris Paulsen Joins Turn 3 Media As Managing Partner

July 11th 2019

Turn 3 Media, LLC, Mooresville, North Carolina, has announced Chris Paulsen has joined as Managing Partner Paulsen will join co-founders Ralph Sheheen and Joe Tripp in leading Turn 3 Media's ownership and executive team—helping guide the company as it continues to break new ground with a growin …

F1 Agrees To Hold British Grand Prix at Silverstone Through 2024

July 10th 2019

A five-year agreement between Formula 1, the British Racing Drivers’ Club and Silverstone Circuit was signed yesterday in London, ahead of this weekend’s Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix 2019. Silverstone will continue as the British Grand Prix venue until at least the end of 2024. “We are re …

Porsche Debuts New 911 RSR GTE Race Car At This Week's Goodwood Festival of Speed

July 9th 2019

Porsche revealed the successor to its 911 GTE race car at this week's Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard. The new Porsche 911 RSR has enlarged the engine capacity, from four to 4.2-litres. This six-cylinder, naturally aspirated boxer engine is the largest ever fitted to a factor …

Dick Berggren To Receive 2020 Squier-Hall Award For NASCAR Media Excellence

July 8th 2019

Dick Berggren, one of the best and most experienced race reporters in the past couple of decades—a race car driver who went on to edit Stock Car Racing and Open Wheel magazines, and started up Speedway Illustrated magazine, before becoming a longtime NASCAR TV pit reporter—has been named the recipie …

Final Batch Of 9 S5000 Tubs Arrives In Australia For New Series

July 5th 2019

Garry Rogers Motorsport has finally received the remaining batch of S5000 tubs from the Onroak-Ligier in the United States, marking a significant milestone for the brand new S5000 category. The nine tubs join the four new chassis already in Australia, on top of the original tub used for all the …

EPARTRADE Wishes You A Happy & Fun 4th Of July! We're Also Celebrating Our 1 year Anniversary!

July 4th 2019

The EPARTRADE team wishes you a happy and fun 4th of July/Independence Day! This July marks the 1 Year Anniversary of EPARTRADE being launched into the racing marketplace, helping the industry connect all year long. We thank you…racing Buyers and Suppliers…as we are “together,” making this Busi …

IndyCar Consolidates Marketing & Communications Departments; Adds Motorsports Veterans to Leadership Posts

July 3rd 2019

IndyCar named Mike Zizzo as Vice President of Communications and Kate Davis in the newly formed position of Director of Communications as part of a reorganization “to create an integrated and strategically aligned Marketing and Communications department.” It consolidated its Marketing and Communicat …

Seals-It Operations Manager Seth Carlson Answers EPARTRADE'S "5 Questions" Interview With Racing Industry Executives

July 1st 2019

Anyone who's been around the racing industry for any amount of time is familiar with Seals-It, the Connecticut-based company that has been designing and manufacturing specialty sealing products for over 25 years. Seals-It's roots go back even farther to its sister operation, Allyn Tool Company, foun …

Ferrari Will Not Appeal F1 Ruling That Confirmed Red Bull's Win in Austrian GP

July 1st 2019

While calling it a "wrong decision, Scuderia Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto said Ferrari will not appeal F1's ruling that upheld the win in the Austrian Grand Prix by Red Bull's Max Verstappen. Ferrari's view  is that Verstappen had caused a collision and pushed Charles Leclerc off …

Vintage Motorsport Is Now Part of RACER

June 28th 2019

“The Journal of Historic Motorsport” expands breadth of coverage for RACER brands. Ad rates and editor-in-chief remain the same"Racer Media & Marketing, Inc., North America’s largest, independent general-interest motorsports publisher, has acquired Vintage Motorsport, the leading publication cov …

QA1 Breaks Ground On New Facility In Lakeville, Minnesota

June 27th 2019

QA1, the manufacturer of performance suspension and driveline components, has broken ground on a new state-of-the art company headquarters. Located just two miles from QA1's existing facilities in Lakeville, Minnesota, the new facility will combine all of QA1's operations under one roof, improving e …

TRITEC PERFORMANCE SOLUTIONS ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF RACE TEC AND BLUE DIAMOND

June 25th 2019

TRITEC Performance Solutions, a leader in the engineering and manufacture of sealing solutions and critical components, has recently acquired Race-Tec, supplier of custom-made, high performance sealing solutions and vibration isolation components. In addition, TRITEC also adds to its portfolio …

Pirelli, Trans Am And SVRA Extend Partnership Until 2024

June 25th 2019

Pirelli Tire North America and the Trans Am Series have renewed their partnership until at least the end of 2024, with the Italian tire company as presenting partner for America’s Road Racing Series. Pirelli will continue to supply the entire field, including a purpose-built competition tire for the …

EPARTRADE EXCLUSIVE: Insights From Rhyne Competition Engines General Manager Mike McKinney About Brand Loyalty

June 24th 2019

Mike McKinney (shown with one of his industry heroes, Ed Iskendarian) is a guy who knows a little bit about loyalty. As a street/strip enthusiast back in the '80s, he was a customer of Rhyne Competition Engines (RCE), a Gary, Indiana, business NHRA drag racer Joe Rhyne took over from his father and …

EPARTRADE EXCLUSIVE: Introducing EPARTRADE's New Three-Part Business-To-Business Program For Industry Suppliers

June 24th 2019

We just revolutionized the revolution! Less than a year after going live with EPARTRADE, the revolutionary business-to-business product-sourcing platform for the motorsports industry, we've launched a brand-new, three-part initiative designed to allow Pro Account holders on the platform to connect d …

Motorsports Legend Roger Penske To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom

June 21st 2019

The White House announced yesterday that it would award race team owner and automotive entrepreneur Roger Penske with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest honor that can be bestowed on a civilian. The founder and chairman of Team Penske and Penske Corporation, Penske, 82, sta …

Four Drivers Nominated for ABC's 2019 Best Driver ESPY Award

June 20th 2019

Four top-tier drivers from various racing series have been nominated for the Best Driver ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award), which will be presented at the fifth annual ESPY ceremony, to be broadcast live on ABC on July 10, hosted by Tracy Morgan. The drivers who have been nom …

TURN 14 DISTRIBUTION ADDS ALCON COMPONENTS TO LINE CARD

June 19th 2019

Horsham, PA (June 19, 2019) — Turn 14 Distribution, the industry leader in performance parts distribution, has added to its line card with the introduction of brake systems from Alcon Components.  “The addition of Alcon Components and its high-quality line of direct-fit big brake systems o …

Increased Car Count Anticipated At Midget Round Up, July 5--6

June 19th 2019

Officials With TBJ Promotions are expecting a bigger car count for the 4th annual Midget Round Up, which was rained out on Memorial Day Weekend and has been rescheduled for July 5--6 at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kansas. Car count has steadily increased over the first three editions of the …

SCCA Announces 2019 Tire Rack Solo Nationals Contingency Programs

June 18th 2019

With tiered registration beginning June 18 for the 2019 Tire Rack SCCA Solo Nationals, the Sports Car Club of America has listed all of the companies lined up to support competitors at the 47th running of the event taking place September 2--6 at Lincoln Airpark in Lincoln, Nebraska. Sign-up for cont …

Racers Can Earn Super License Points By Driving In F1 Practice Sessions

June 17th 2019

The FIA has announced good news for young drivers aspiring to Formula 1 status. They will now be eligible to score points towards acquiring the Super License required for F1 race participation by driving in Friday practice sessions.Currently, drivers must collect 40 points across three seasons by co …

Daytona 500 Tickets & Hospitality Packages Now On Sale

June 14th 2019

NASCAR announced today that tickets are now officially on sale for the 62nd annual Daytona 500, scheduled for February 16, 2020. Race fans travel from all over the world to witness "The Great American Race," with attendees for the 2019 event representing all 50 states and 45 countries.Guests will ha …

Nationwide Insurance To End Sponsorship Of Hendrick Motorsports After 2019

June 13th 2019

Nationwide Insurance has confirmed that it will end its sponsorship of Hendrick Motorsports at the end of the 2019 season. In a statement, the company said: “Since 2015, Nationwide has had the pleasure of being the primary sponsor of the No. 88 team — first with Dale Earnhardt Jr. as the driver …

Goodyear Announces Return To LeMans/WEC

June 12th 2019

Goodyear has announced that it will return to international sportscar racing in 2019/2020 by participating in the FIA World Endurance Championship, which incorporates the 88th running of the 24 Hours of LeMans.The company has been developing a new line of LMP tires for its return to the top level of …

Total Seal Acquired By Investment Group

June 11th 2019

Total Seal Piston Rings, the provider of high-performance piston rings and related components, has been acquired by an investment group led by Total Seal President Matt Hartford.The investment group also includes Promus Equity Partners and Chairman of Total Seal Jon S. Vesely.The sale of the company …

TURN 14 DISTRIBUTION ADDS MOUNTUNE TO LINE CARD

June 11th 2019

Horsham, PA (June 5, 2019) — Turn 14 Distribution, the industry leader in performance automotive parts distribution, has added mountune to its line card. The company manufactures well-regarded parts for the Ford Fiesta ST, Focus ST, and EcoBoost truck vehicle lines.    “Mountune’s 35- …

E3 Spark Plugs Extends Sponsorship Agreement With NHRA

June 11th 2019

NHRA has announced that its partnership with E3 Spark Plugs as the official spark plug and official ignition products of the sanctioning body has been extended until at least 2024..E3 Spark Plugs has been involved with NHRA racing across all platforms including the sponsorship of the E3 Spark Plugs …

Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion Roars Into Bowling Green, Kentucky, June 13--15

June 10th 2019

The 17th annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance returns to Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Beech Bend Raceway Park, June 13-15. This three-day festival of speed celebrating the American hot rod has become a destination for car culture lovers worldwide. The event features one …

Gaerte Engine Business Going Up For Auction

June 7th 2019

Gaerte Engines, the iconic sprint car and midget engine building business founded by Earl Gaerte in 1969, is going up for auction. Conducted by Kraft Auction service, a two-day live auction will take place on Tuesday, June 18 and Wednesday, June 19, beginning at 9 a.m., with an auction preview on Mo …

Legendary Maple Grove Raceway Up For Sale

June 7th 2019

Management at Maple Grove Raceway, the famed quarter-mile dragstrip located in Mohnton, Pennsylvania, just outside of Reading, has confirmed that the facility is for sale. However, business will continue as usual until a buyer is found.The historic track, which opened as an oval dirt track in the 19 …

Melling Performance Returns To NASCAR With Michael McDowell at Michigan

June 6th 2019

Melling Engine Parts will partner with Front Row Motorsports and Michael McDowell this weekend for the Firekeepers Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race at Michigan International Speedway. "We're thrilled to have an opportunity to get involved in NASCAR again," said Mark Melling, Pre …

IMSA Expands Green Initiatives, Mandates Hybrid DPi Race Car in 2022

June 5th 2019

IMSA has announced that it is expanding the Green Racing program it pioneered in the American LeMans Series more than a decade ago in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International and the United States Department of Energy (DOE).IMSA …

WORLD’S SAFEST RACING COOLANT - SAFE RACE Coolant - Non Toxic , Biodegradable, 100% Water based

June 5th 2019

(PHOENIX,AZ ) JUNE 05th  - Last weekend’s 103rd running of The Indy 500 produced a remarkable display of tenacity from 15th qualifier young Aussie James Davison.  Driving the SAFE Antifreeze | Coolant sponsored entry of Jonathan Byrd Racing, Davison made it up to 4th spot before he was spu …

NASCAR Will Utilize Amazon Web Services To Archive And Share Historic Library

June 4th 2019

NASCAR has designated Amazon Web Services (AWS), the world's leading cloud platform, as its preferred cloud computing, cloud machine learning and cloud artificial intelligence provider. NASCAR will migrate more than 70 years of archival footage to the AWS cloud, meaning that every historical moment, …

EPARTRADE EXCLUSIVE! Steele Racing Products Owner Andy Wagoner Answers EPARTRADE's "5 Questions" Interview With Racing Industry Executives

June 3rd 2019

Officially launched in 2013, Steele Racing Products is a relative newcomer to the racing industry, but its young owner, Andy Wagoner, is no stranger to the small, technologically advanced fan systems that are now widely used to cool brakes, tires, gearboxes and drivers. His father is Robert Steele W …

TURN 14 DISTRIBUTION ADDS NEXTBASE DASH CAMERAS TO LINE CARD

May 31st 2019

Horsham, PA (May 31, 2019) — Turn 14 Distribution, the industry leader in performance automotive parts distribution, has fortified its line card with the addition of Nextbase Dash Cameras to its product assortment.      “Nextbase Dash Cameras help Turn 14 Distribution to pro …

Ferrari Joins 2019 F1 New Balance Esports Series

May 31st 2019

Formula 1 has announced that Ferrari will join the F1 New Balance Esports Series this year, bringing the field to all 10 teams for the first time since the virtual racing competition was launched in 2017. In the simulated racing series, fans and gamers from all over the world battle to become the be …

RECARO Automotive Seating And Skip Barber Racing School Announce Collaboration

May 30th 2019

RECARO, a global leader in performance car seating, has announced a partnership with the Skip Barber Racing School (SBRS) through the end of the 2023 season. Because seat design and seating posture in performance driving and auto racing are vital to safety and body support, as well as for feedback f …

Nascar Whelen Modified Tour Returns To Martinsville Speedway In 2020

May 29th 2019

Martinsville Speedway has announced that the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will return to the track on May 8, 2020 as part of the spring race weekend, which includes a Cup race on May 9.  The Modifieds, which were a fixture at Martinsville for decades, last raced at the track in 2010. The 20 …

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May 28th 2019

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Ford To End Participation In FIA World Endurance Championship GTE Pro Class

May 28th 2019

In revealing its special series of “Celebration Liveries” for the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs ahead of the 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours, Ford also announced that the 2019 running of the Le Mans 24 Hours will be the final time it competes as a factory in the FIA World Endurance Championship GTE Pro cl …

Lucas Oil Speedway To Re-Open For Racing On June 8 Following Storm Damage

May 24th 2019

Cleanup continues at Lucas Oil Speedway from this week's severe storm, and track officials plan to re-open for racing on June 8 with the next scheduled Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series program. General Manager Danny Lorton said next weekend (June 1) already was a scheduled off week and tha …

2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductees: Tony Stewart, Joe Gibbs, Bobby Labonte, Waddell Wilson, Buddy Baker

May 23rd 2019

Tony Stewart, who won the NASCAR Cup Series championship three times, will join the NASCAR Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2020. In addition, team owner Joe Gibbs, for whom Stewart won two of his three Cup titles; 2000 Cup Series Champion Bobby Labonte, crew chief and engine builder Wa …

ISC Announces Process For Its Purchase By NASCAR For $2 Billion

May 22nd 2019

The International Speedway Corporation (ISC) announced that it has entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with NASCAR Holdings, Inc., where NASCAR will acquire ISC. The transaction is valued at approximately $2 billion. Revenue from the purchase will be paid to ISC’s shareholders (ot …