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IROC Returns July 19-20 at Lime Rock Park

April 19th 2024

IROC Holdings LLC has announced the first IROC event to be held in nearly 20 years is set to take place July 19-20 at Lime Rock Park as part of the SpeedTour All-Star Race weekend. Featuring both an on-track racing exhibition and static display, the event will reunite original IROC competitors with …

Race Winning Brands Transitioning to Unilateral Retail Pricing Policy

April 19th 2024

Race Winning Brands and its portfolio of brands (BoostLine Products, CORSA Performance, Dart Machinery, Diamond Racing, Haltech, JE Pistons, Manley Performance, MGP, PAC Racing Springs, ProX Racing Parts, Rekluse, RevMax Performance, Transmission Specialties, Trend Performance, Volant and Wiseco Per …

NHRA names Tim Erdmann as Vice President Of Finance

April 19th 2024

Erdmann, who is based out of NHRA’s San Dimas, Calif., office, had been the Senior Director of Finance since 2020. He was hired by NHRA in 2019, first serving as an NHRA business manager. As NHRA’s Vice President of Finance, Erdmann oversees the payroll, accounting, and finance departments. Erd …

Peugeot's new-spec 9X8 Hypercar ready for Imola debut

April 19th 2024

After Alpine, Lamborghini and Isotta Fraschini debuted their brand new WEC Hypercars at the season-opener in Qatar last month, for this weekend’s race in Imola it’s Peugeot’s turn. With the 2024-spec 9X8 now homologated and ready to go following an extensive track test program that began last Decemb …

NASCAR launches Alumni Network to reconnect with former competitors

April 19th 2024

NASCAR today announced the launch of the NASCAR Alumni Network, a program that will help the sport — and its fans — stay connected with former competitors.The program is open to past NASCAR competitors with a focus on those who competed in more than 100 races in their careers. Members of the NASCAR …

Holley Performance Brands Names New Senior VP of Safety and Electronics

April 18th 2024

Holley Performance Brands (NYSE: HLLY), a leader in automotive aftermarket performance solutions, today announced Jordon Musser has joined the organization as Senior Vice President, Safety and Electronics Product Categories. Musser joins the organization as part of Holley’s ongoing efforts to accele …

ASCS rules update for 2024

April 18th 2024

The 2024 rules and procedures for the American Sprint Car Series have been updated and posted.Rules, including the recently announced nighty format, can be downloaded at https://www.ascsracing.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=928221. The updated rules package includes a technical bulletin detailing the rule …

“Racing Goes Safer” Seminar in Long Beach, Saturday, April 20, 2024

April 18th 2024

A free safety seminar for all racers, crew, sanctioning bodies, and engineering students, will again be held during the Acura Grand Prix at Long Beach on Saturday morning, April 20th, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Location: Room 203 in the Long Beach Convention Center. The speakers will include Dr. …

RACE INDUSTRY NOW, The Weekly Webinar Series From EPARTRADE

April 18th 2024

Wednesday, April 24 at 9:00 AM PST:Episode #447 - "Benefits of Heat Treatment in Suspension" by Hellwig Suspension ProductsMelanie White, CEO, 4th Generation; Mark Hellwig, 3rd Generation and Neil Krentz, Engineering Manager. Hosted by Jeff Hammond from SiriusXM, Ch. 90, Late Shift.No charge to atte …

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion accepts 400-plus entries for 50th anniversary gathering

April 18th 2024

The coveted letters of acceptance have been delivered to the final selection of entrants into this year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The cars are among the world’s best and all carry on the 50-year standard of being period-correct and with proven race provenance.The Golden Anniversary celeb …

RACE INDUSTRY NOW Tech Webinar - APRIL 24

April 17th 2024

Wednesday, April 24 at 9:00 AM PST:Episode #447 - "Benefits of Heat Treatment in Suspension" by Hellwig Suspension ProductsWith Melanie White, CEO, 4th Generation; Mark Hellwig, 3rd Generation and Neil Krentz, Engineering Manager. Hosted by Jeff Hammond from SiriusXM, Ch. 90, Late Shift.No charge to …

Participants in EPARTRADE, RACER and SPEED SPORT Webinar Series include:

April 17th 2024

Michael Andretti, CEO & Chairman of Andretti Global; Ross Brawn, winner of 20 F1 World Championships (Ferrari, Williams, Benetton and BrawnGP); Zak Brown,Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Racing; Chip Ganassi, Owner of Chip Ganassi Racing; Rick Hendrick, Owner of Hendrick Motorsports, Adrian Newe …

Alpine’s Alpenglow to run alongside MissionH24 at Spa

April 17th 2024

With hydrogen fuel firmly on the cards for the WEC in future, May’s running of the Spa Six Hours will see Alipne’s Alpenglow concept car take to the track for the first time in public to run demonstration laps alongside the MissionH24 prototype.Whereas the MissionH24 car runs a hydrogen fuel cell an …

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April 17th 2024

The Presentation will Start Today at 9:00 AM PST / 12:00 PM EST: Episode #446 - "Working with Legends, Ron Shaver and “Dyno” Don MacAskill - Ford Performance, the TSR 410 Sprint Car Engine” by Shaver Specialties Racing EnginesRon Shaver and “Dyno” Don MacAskill. Hosted by Jeff Hammond from SiriusXM, …

Red Bull and AVL collaborate on lightweight, high-power fuel cell system

April 16th 2024

Red Bull Advanced Technologies, the high-performance arm of Red Bull Racing Group, is partnering with mobility technology company AVL to develop what the companies call the “next generation of ultra-high-power density fuel cell technology”. The target is to create a solution that is two-thirds light …

Updated Formula E car set for Monaco reveal next week

April 16th 2024

Formula E is set to unveil its latest race car next week ahead of the Monaco E-Prix.Dubbed the GEN3 Evo, the car will be revealed on Thursday, April 25, and will be raced in Seasons 11 (2024-25) and 12. Formula E says the new car will “deliver even more dramatic wheel to wheel racing,” and have “imp …

NHRA to celebrate 70th anniversary of U.S. Nationals in Indy

April 15th 2024

The NHRA U.S. Nationals, the world’s biggest drag race, will celebrate its 70th anniversary this year, as “The Big Go” will put all the stars of the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series on the sport’s biggest stage from Aug. 28-Sept. 2 at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park.The highly anticipated 7 …

Great cars from IndyCar's past prepare to take to the streets of Long Beach

April 15th 2024

The oldest is an Eagle from 1966. It was built 30 minutes down the road in Santa Ana, one of the first race cars made by Dan Gurney’s All American Racers, who also co-founded the Long Beach Grand Prix. It’s owned by Rob Dyson and will be driven by Formula 1 and IndyCar legend Stefan Johansson.The ne …

Williams establishes advanced engineering services company

April 15th 2024

Williams has announced the launch of a new company, Williams Grand Prix Technologies, that will turn its F1 expertise to tackling clients’ engineering challenges in other sectors. Sitting alongside the racing operation, and also owned by Dorilton Capital, the new company will be based at the team’s …

NXT Gen Cup dropped from Formula E schedule

April 12th 2024

In a blow for the fledgling all-electric motorsport market, the NXT Gen Cup, aimed at up and coming touring car drivers, will now not be appearing on the Formula E calendar this year.The series, which runs identical electric Mini race cars, built by Lestrup Racing Team in Sweden, was due to run as t …

The CW Network to exclusively broadcast final eight races of NASCAR Xfinity Series this fall

April 12th 2024

The CW Network today announced it will be the exclusive broadcast home for the final eight races of the 2024 NASCAR Xfinity Series this fall. Live coverage begins on Friday, September 20 with the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The series continues through the fall with the fin …

2025 F1 season to start with Australia-China double

April 12th 2024

The 2025 Formula 1 calendar has been released, with next season set to start with back-to-back races in Australia and China due to the impact of Ramadan on events in the Middle East.The change from the recent schedule of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia opening the season has been necessitated by the timing …

Andretti officially opens F1 facility at Silverstone

April 11th 2024

Andretti Global has officially opened its Formula 1 facility at Silverstone, as it continues preparations for a potential entry in 2026.The 48,000 square foot facility is based at the Silverstone Park technology and business park at the home of the British Grand Prix, and has a current workforce of …

Super Grip named title sponsor of NHRA Bristol Thunder Valley Nationals

April 11th 2024

Bristol Dragway and NHRA officials announced today a multiyear partnership agreement with Super Grip, a Piney Flats, Tenn., corporation that is a world-wide leader in creating high-quality tires for the industrial tire market.In the agreement, Super Grip will become the entitlement sponsor for the p …

Bell Integration forms strategic technology partnership with Forsetti Motorsport

April 11th 2024

Systems integrator Bell Integration has announced a three-year strategic partnership with UK-based GT team Forsetti Motorsport.The collaboration aims to promote sustainability within Forsetti’s racing ecosystem by advancing eco-friendly practices through digital innovation, AV infrastructure and IT …

VP RACING LEADS THE FIELD IN PHOENIX WITH WINS BY GLENN and ANDERSON

April 11th 2024

VP Racing Fuels, Inc., regarded worldwide as the leader in performance fuels and automotive fluids, greased the skids on the way to two wins at the NHRA Arizona Nationals last weekend. Running on VP’s Pro Grade Racing Oil, Dallas Glenn, and Greg Anderson raced to the podium on Saturday and Sunday.“V …

Former F1 team owner Ted Toleman passes away at 86

April 11th 2024

The founder of the Formula 1 team that has evolved into the current Alpine entry — Ted Toleman — has died in Manila at the age of 86 after a long illness.Coleman promoted a successful family transportation business through powerboat and circuit racing. After winning the Formula 2 championship in 198 …

Jason Smith Appointed as President of USAC Racing

April 10th 2024

USAC Racing, the esteemed governing body overseeing various competition divisions within the United States Auto Club, proudly announces the appointment of Jason Smith as its new President.This significant leadership change reflects USAC’s remarkable growth over the past decade, marked by its expansi …

Portuguese tire brand Camac acquired by Nova Motorsport

April 10th 2024

Nova Motorsport, the emerging global motorsport brand specializing in premium competition and specialist tires, has finalized the acquisition of Camac, Portugal’s national tire manufacturer.This move follows Nova Motorsport’s recent acquisition of Avon Motorsport and Avon Racing assets. With the add …

PREMA confirms two-car IndyCar program for 2025

April 10th 2024

PREMA Racing has confirmed its intent to join the NTT IndyCar Series in 2025 with a pair of Chevrolet-powered cars.The powerhouse European junior open-wheel team, which also runs Lamborghini’s IMSA GTP program from the brand’s base in Michigan, will establish a dedicated IndyCar facility in Indiana …

RACE INDUSTRY NOW Tech Webinar - APRIL 17

April 10th 2024

Wednesday, April 17 at 9:00 AM PST:Episode #446 - "Working with Legends, Ron Shaver and “Dyno” Don MacAskill - Ford Performance, the TSR 410 Sprint Car Engine” by Shaver Specialties Racing EnginesRon Shaver and “Dyno” Don MacAskill. Hosted by Jeff Hammond from SiriusXM, Ch. 90, Late Shift.No charge …

Federated Auto Parts becomes title sponsor of five additional 2024 World of Outlaws events

April 10th 2024

Federated Auto Parts will have a prominent presence throughout the 2024 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car season, sponsoring five events across five states.The premier auto parts company will be the title sponsor for the events at Lincoln Speedway (May 8), Wilmot Raceway (July 12-13), Mer …

Santa Maria Speedway to reopen this month, host sprint car, go-kart races

April 10th 2024

The Santa Maria Speedway is on track to reopen this month, supplying the region once again with 410 sprint car racing on summer nights and throughout the year.“We are planning to rebrand back to the original name of Santa Maria Speedway, which has been in operation since 1964,” said David Castaneda, …

Total Seal Earns ISO9001:2015 Award for Design, Manufacturing, Fabrication

April 9th 2024

Total Seal just announced the management system of Total Seal Inc, has been found to conform to the Quality Management System Standard ISO9001:2015 for Design, Machining, Fabrication and Assembly of Piston Rings.Matt Hartford, CEO of Total Seal, commented, "Congratulations to the team at Total Seal …

VP RACING NAMED OFFICIAL FUEL OF SKIP BARBER RACING SCHOOL

April 9th 2024

VP Racing Fuels, Inc., the global leader in performance fuels, lubricants, and additives, announced today that it has been named the Official Fuel of the Skip Barber Racing School. VP Racing will be providing high-performance fuel to students across Skip Barber’s eight school tracks.“We’re excited t …

Fire and Rescue team added to ASCS National tour events in 2024

April 9th 2024

 In a continued effort to put safety at the forefront, World Racing Group is expanding its safety efforts to the American Sprint Car Series with the addition of the ASCS Fire and Rescue Team.Like the addition of a traveling safety team for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series …

Hyundai Motor Company unveils Ioniq 5 N eN1 Cup car

April 5th 2024

Hyundai Motor Company unveiled the Ioniq 5 N eN1 Cup car at the official practice round for teams participating in the Hyundai N Festival motorsport event. The electric race car is based on the Ioniq 5 N high-performance electric vehicle (EV).The Ioniq 5 N eN1 Cup car features motorsport upgrades ta …

Nagy named new trans Am technical director for TA2

April 5th 2024

The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli has named Doug Nagy as its new technical director for the CUBE 3 Architecture TA2 Series following the departure of Ricky Brooks. With three decades of diverse experience in motorsports, Nagy’s new role combines leading the technical inspection process, manag …

USAC's Hall of Fame Class of 24 revealed

April 5th 2024

The USAC Hall of Fame 2024 class of inductees for 2024 has been revealed.USAC’s 11th hall of fame class includes photographers Gene Crucean and John Mahoney; car owners The Hoffman Family; champion drivers Rickey Hood and Levi Jones, plus promoter Tom Marchese and mechanic/car owner Jud Phillips.The …

Supercars recalls batch of front wheel spindles from circulation after tech review

April 4th 2024

Supercars has released a statement regarding front wheel spindles, following an investigation by the Supercars Technical department.Cam Waters’ #6 Monster Energy Mustang lost its front-left wheel in the latter stages of the first race of the season at February’s Thrifty Bathurst 500.Waters was 22nd …

USAC Terre Haute Friday night event canceled due to weather

April 4th 2024

Saturated grounds and a forecast consisting of frigid temperatures have forced cancellation of the 23rd running of the Jim Hurtubise Classic on Friday night, April 5, at Indiana’s Terre Haute Action Track.The half-mile dirt was to feature the Midwest season debut of the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car Nation …

Nova Motorsport named sponsor and tire supplier for British Hillclimb Championship

April 4th 2024

Nova Motorsport, a new global tire brand and licensed manufacturer of Avon Motorsport tire products, has signed a five-year title sponsorship deal with the British Hillclimb Championship (BHC). The championship will now officially be known as the ‘Motorsport UK British Hillclimb Championship present …

RACE INDUSTRY NOW Tech Webinar - APRIL 10

April 3rd 2024

Wednesday, April 10 at 9:00 AM PST:Episode #445 - "Modern Machining Methods for Cylinder Heads" by MEC CNCAnthony Usher, President, MEC CNC and Chuck Lynch, Vice President of Technical Service, AERA (Automotive Engine Rebuilders Association). Hosted by Brad Gillie from SiriusXM, Ch. 90, Late Shift.N …

Firestone Liberia Earns Historic Certification: The World’s First ISCC PLUS Certified Natural Rubber Farm

April 3rd 2024

Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) today announced its Firestone Liberia natural rubber growing and processing facility earned the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS recognition. The Firestone Liberia facility is the world's first natural rubber farm to achieve the ISC …

World Challenge group joins Lime Rock Park Historic Festival 42 roster

April 3rd 2024

For its 42nd edition, Lime Rock Park’s Historic Festival (Aug. 30-Sept. 2) will expand to include an all-new class — the Turn of the Century World Challenge.The Turn of the Century World Challenge group will showcase production-based street stock race cars from the 1995-2005 era prepared for SCCA Wo …

IndyCar makes progress with hybrid system

April 3rd 2024

Testing of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES’ new hybrid unit expanded last week to include six more teams, with continued progress made in development and refinement March 28-30 on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.Turning laps for the first time with the hybrid system that will debut later this sea …

Formula 1 2026 engine regulations set to include ‘override’ boost system

April 3rd 2024

The 2026 Formula 1 engine regulations are set to introduce a driver-operated KERS-style ‘override’ boost system to its energy deployment power unit map.It was previously announced that the turbocharged 1.6-litre V6 internal combustion engine element of the power unit will be reduced from 550-560kW t …

Virginia NHRA Nationals to feature three qualifying sessions on Saturday in shift to two-day event

April 3rd 2024

NHRA officials announced today a schedule change for the upcoming Virginia NHRA Nationals, as all three qualifying sessions in the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series will now take place on Saturday, June 22, leading into eliminations the following day at Virginia Motorsports Park.The two-day NHRA …

Fuel Factory Announces Partnership with Richardson Race Fuels to Expand Distribution Across Michigan

April 2nd 2024

Fuel Factory, a premier manufacturer of high-performance fuels catering to the motorsports industry, is pleased to announce its partnership with Richardson Race Fuels to extend its distribution network throughout Michigan. This collaboration signifies a significant step forward in Fuel Factory's mis …

Off Road Warehouse opening new location in Glendale, Arizona

April 2nd 2024

Off Road Warehouse keeps on growing! Our 50+ years in business is taking us to new heights and new places, this time in sun-baked Glendale, Arizona.This new location will serve the greater northwestern Phoenix area, including Peoria, Sun City, Goodyear, Tolleson, Youngtown, and El Mirage. Our upcomi …

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