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Racing Electronics Announces Head Of Motorsports Technology & Development Division
 Industry News
The new division will expand the company's research, development and deployment capabilities.
  The newly appointed Guy Gauthier has decades of experience including time with the US Air Force.
ACO, IMSA Announce Joint Endurance Racing Platform
 Industry News
Joint platform principals will allow the new LMDh endurance car to be eligible for both the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
  The two sanctioning bodies were inspired by elements from each of their respective regulations.
Simpson Acquires Clearwater Lights
 Industry News
Simpson Performance Products, the manufacturer of vehicle and driver safety components, has announced the acquisition of Clearwater Lights, which designs, assembles and markets auxiliary LED light solutions for motorsports.
  Clearwater Lights is based in Rancho Cordova, California.
Gander Trucks Expands Playoff Field For 2020
 Industry News
The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series playoff field will expand from eight to 10 drivers beginning with the first round of eliminations at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway on Aug. 21.
  The postseason schedule will again feature seven races but will have a new elimination format.
World Racing Group To Promote Volusia Speedway Park
 Industry News
WRG, owners of the World of Outlaws and the dirt track in Barberville, Florida, will take over promotional duties after local promoter Tom Whipple announced he will not renew his lease for the 2020 season.
  WRG has appointed James Sawyer, a Bunnell, Florida resident, as the track manager.
Sean Bratches To Step Down From F1 Duties
 Industry News
Sean Bratches will step down from his role as Managing Director of Commercial Operations at the end of the month following three years at the organization.
  Bratches joined Formula 1 as part of Liberty Media’s acquisition of the organization in January 2017.
BAPS Motor Speedway (PA) Introduces New Rental Program
 Industry News
Laps at BAPS will allow drivers to rent a Super Sportsman build for an entire practice night, with 17 available dates on the 2020 schedule beginning on March 7.
  The new program is designed to help increase participation in its weekly division.
Chinese Tariffs To Continue Through November; Will Be Tied To China’s Compliance Under Agreement
 Industry News
The US and China signed a “phase one” trade deal whereby China will buy more US goods and implement some structural changes to its trade laws.
  The Trump Administration maintains the 25% tariffs imposed by the US on List 1, 2 and 3 products.

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