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Major Improvements On Tap For NHRA Nationals At Virginia Motorsports Park

April 19th 2019

After last year's successful return to Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP) after a 10-year absence, the NHRA and track management have announced multiple improvements for the 2019 NHRA Nationals, scheduled for May 17--19 at the famed facility.Fully renovated before last year's Nationals, the track will …

UTI Named Official Technical School Of NHRA

April 18th 2019

Universal Technical Institute (UTI), the nation’s leading provider of technical training for transportation technicians, welding technology and CNC machining programs, has been named an official sponsor of NHRA.UTI will also partner with the NHRA Youth and Education Services (YES) Program, which off …

Dakar Rally Will Make Saudi Arabia Debut In 2020

April 17th 2019

Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), organizers of the Dakar Rally, have confirmed that after 30 years of racing in Africa and 11 in South American, the world's biggest rally will make its Middle East debut in Saudi Arabia in 2020.Officials say the move will give competitors the opportunity to tackle an …

EPARTRADE EXCLUSIVE: THE MARKETING STRATEGY THAT MADE PROLINE RACING A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH ON DIGITAL MEDIA AS WELL AS THE DRAG STRIP

April 15th 2019

It's one thing to build awesome drag racing engines that win prestigious events and set world records. It's something every bit as challenging to keep the global motorsports community tuned in to that success.While ProLine Racing (PLR), Ball Ground, Georgia, is an industry leader in custom-built, hi …

Pure Power Technologies Acquired By Stanadyne

April 15th 2019

Stanadyne has announced that it has acquired Pure Power Technologies, a leader in the engineering and manufacturing of diesel fuel injectors and turbochargers. The two companies bring together highly complementary product lines to form a global company delivering broad fuel and air management system …

MAHLE Service Solutions Relocates Production Operations

April 12th 2019

MAHLE Service Solutions is partnering with MAHLE Engine Components to relocate production from York, Pennsylvania, to a shared facility in St. Johns, Michigan. The move will take place by the end of 2019 and will help the company profit from organizational synergies and boost the development of next …

Voting Now Open For NASCAR Hall Of Fame Class Of 2020

April 10th 2019

NASCAR has announced that the polls are now open for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2020 fan vote. Racing enthusiasts are again asked to cast votes for up to five nominees for inclusion into the Class of 2020, and can vote up to 50 times per day. The five nominees who receive the most votes will c …

Brembo celebrates its 750th Formula 1 GP race. Brembo brakes have contested 75% of the Formula 1 GP races held up to now and have won more than half.

April 10th 2019

From April 12 to 14, 2019, China will host the 1,000th Formula 1 World Championship GP race, a milestone in the history of motorsports that Brembo helped achieve. Proof is in the results: 24 World Drivers' Championship titles and 28 World Manufacturers' titles won by single-seaters using at least on …

SCCA Outlines Contingency Changes

April 9th 2019

In order to ensure everyone is up to speed on the contingency changes made recently by the Sports Car Club of America, the group has compiled a list for its competitors. These include a slight change with Honda, a move up in partnership with Nissan, and a new contingency form the SCCA has been testi …

TURN 14 DISTRIBUTION EXPANDS WITH THE ADDITION OF BMC AIR FILTERS TO LINE CARD

April 8th 2019

Horsham, PA (April 8, 2019) — Turn 14 Distribution, the industry leader in performance automotive parts distribution, has added to its line card with the inclusion of BMC Air Filters into its assortment. “We are pleased to add the high-quality filtration products offered by BMC Air Filters to o …

International Business Days Le Mans 2019

April 8th 2019

The international business convention dedicated to innovations in the transportation chains gets off to a flying start!  After the success of last June's edition, a significant number of companies has already confirmed coming back next 12th and 13th June in order to exchange views, meet an …

MELLING PERFORMANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN CONTINGENCY CONNECTION FOR 20TH SEASON

April 8th 2019

Melling Performance, a leading manufacturer of performance oil pumps and other power train components, has announced that it will participate in the Contingency Connection program for the 20th consecutive season.  Contingency Connection is a grassroots motorsports program that supports ama …

FIA INTRODUCES NEW RALLY SAFETY GUIDELINES

April 5th 2019

In an effort to improve safety while maintaining the action and spectacle of the sport, the FIA has issued a new set of Rally Safety Guidelines for 2019. The guidelines gather the best practices currently applied at World Rally Championship level in a format that can be used by rally organizers at n …

DALE EARNHARDT JR. TO JOIN NBC SPORTS BROADCAST TEAM FOR INDY 500

April 4th 2019

NBC Sports is going all in for its first-ever broadcast of the Indianapolis 500 on May 26, 2019. The station has announced that NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr.  will join its broadcast team, which also includes host Mike Tirico and NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, among others. Earnhardt Jr. w …

NMCA/NMRA Technical Departments Clarify Turbocharger Rules

April 3rd 2019

In order to address safety concerns, both the National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) and National Mustang Racers Association (NMRA) have issued statements clarifying turbocharger modifications in their respective series.The NMCA/NMRA Technical Committees remind competitors that compressor and turbin …

Summit Racing Equipment Renews Sponsorship Agreement With NHRA For Norwalk Event

April 2nd 2019

The NHRA has announced that Summit Racing Equipment has extended its title sponsorship for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national event at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.Summit Racing Equipment has been a long-standing partner with NHRA in several capacities, inc …

NASCAR Takes Six Cars—Two From Each Manufacturer—To Wind Tunnel

April 1st 2019

As it did last year at this time, NASCAR announced after Sunday’s race that it will take six cars to the wind tunnel. Two cars were taken from each manufacturer for evaluation. From Toyota, NASCAR took Martin Truex Jr.‘s No. 19 of Joe Gibbs Racing (finished 12th) and Erik Jones‘ No. 20 of JGR ( …

NASCAR Announces Rule Changes To Reduce Speeds At Superspeedways

March 29th 2019

NASCAR announced rules changes for the Monster Energy Series intended to reduce speeds at superspeedways. The changes include a rear spoiler increased from 8 to 9 inches. Officials will also mandate a 1-inch bolt-on track bar mount to change the height from 11 to 12 inches, raising the rear of …

Turn 14 Distribution Adds Mickey Thompson To Its Line Card

March 28th 2019

Turn 14 Distribution has added Mickey Thompson’s performance tires and wheels to its line card. “The addition of Mickey Thompson allows Turn 14 Distribution to offer another staple performance brand and increase our offerings in the tire and wheel categories. Mickey Thompson has a well-establis …

NASCAR Retools 2020 Cup Schedule; ISM To Host Series Finale

March 27th 2019

NASCAR released a 36-race slate for the 2020 Cup Series that includes a reimagined Playoffs and new locations for both the Championship Race and the regular-season finale among several other changes. For the first time since 2002, the premier series finale will have a new host track – the 1-mil …

"Racing Goes Safer" Driver Safety Seminar To Be Held At Long Beach Grand Prix

March 26th 2019

The Stand 21 Safety Foundation’s 8th Annual “Racing Goes Safer” driver safety seminar at the Long Beach Grand Prix will be held on Saturday, April 13th, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, followed by informal conversation and a light lunch.  David Hobbs, the versatile veteran racer and TV expert …

NASCAR Institutes New Qualifying Procedures For More Orderly Process

March 26th 2019

NASCAR has instituted a host of qualifying procedure updates, including additional deterrence measures, for all three NASCAR national series. The goal: To create order on pit road and retake control of qualifying following a final round at Auto Club Speedway in which all 12 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup …

B2B Business Tool "Who Works in Formula One" 2019 Edition Is Available

March 25th 2019

"Who Works in Formula One" is your best shortcut to the right person or company within the F1 series, with a direct link to more than 3000 names with positions and 400 companies worldwide. All contact details, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail, website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter can be rea …

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

Just so you know, you're welcome to join an EPARTRADE.com webinar, and hear from co-founders Francisque Savinien and Judy Kean all the benefits of using the robust digital platform for SmartSourcing racing technology. No charge. Give us 30 minutes. Ask questions and get answers. Virtually every week …

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 …

Mrk1 Consulting Is Appointed Operators Of Kuwait Motor Town

February 14th 2019

Bahrain based Mrk1 Consulting has been appointed as operators of the Kuwait Motor Town with the Al Amiri Al Diwan in Kuwait. “Mrk1 Consulting has an extraordinary reputation within the motorsport industry as the best track operators. They are well known for running the newest and best tracks in …

EPARTRADE Special: How 3D Printing Helps Keep Nelson Racing Engines On A Fast Track

February 9th 2019

Known for its massive twin-turbo engines, Nelson Racing Engines (NRE) also does full builds of jaw-dropping supercars such as the F-Bomb Camaro featured in Hot Rod Magazine, and the 2000hp Maximus Charger that starred in "Furious 7." The full-service Chatsworth, California, machine shop describes it …