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Race Industry Week 2013

Over 35 conferences, seminars and special events will take place just prior to and during the 2013 PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The days leading up to and including the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show have come to be known as Race Industry Week.

Beginning December 9, 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana, will play host to several major racing industry events, in addition to networking opportunities, social gatherings, and an expanded education program featuring separate tracks for business, technology and safety.

Engine builders, speed shop owners, racetrack executives and more will find the Indiana Convention Center buzzing with activity ahead of the PRI Show’s opening. And on December 12, Race Industry Week 2013 culminates in the world’s premier showcase of new hardcore racing parts and technology—the PRI Trade Show!

Following is a list of events scheduled for Race Industry Week 2013:

Advanced Engineering Technology Conference

Advanced Engineering Technology Conference

Monday-Wednesday, December 9-11, 2013

  • Engine builders, racers, parts manufacturers, engineers and more exchange information on the foremost race engine-building topics of the day. Fee to attend.

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Vehicle Dynamics & Data Acquisition Seminar

Vehicle Dynamics & Data Acquisition Seminar

Monday-Wednesday, December 9-11, 2013

  • Respected race engineer Claude Rouelle offers in-depth instruction on vehicle behavior, including measurement tools, aerodynamics, tires, weight transfer, tuning and more. Fee to attend.

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International Council Of Motorsport Sciences (ICMS) Annual Congress

International Council Of Motorsport Sciences (ICMS) Annual Congress

Wednesday-Thursday, December 11-12, 2013

  • Race safety experts from around the world meet to discuss and present research associated with the latest information related to performance and safety in motorsport. Fee to attend.

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MPMC Education Day

MPMC Education Day

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

  • Organized by SEMA’s Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC), the all-new program includes hour-long sessions by 15 top-level manufacturers throughout the day. No charge for Trade Show attendees.

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Race Track Business Conference

Race Track Business Conference

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

  • Presented by National Speedway Directory, this day-long symposium on topical issues for race track professionals features track operators, sanctioning body executives, track designers, financiers and more. Registration required.

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Winning the eRace

Winning the eRace—Digital Marketing Conference

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

  • A half-day series of presentations on the key elements of online business tools, including email marketing by Constant Contact, website best practices, and optimizing social media. No charge for Trade Show attendees.

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Exhibitor Reception

Exhibitor Reception

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

  • Enjoy great food, drinks and camaraderie during a special gathering for PRI Trade Show exhibitors in the Concourse area at Lucas Oil Stadium, adjacent to the Indiana Convention Center.

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Grand Opening Breakfast

Grand Opening Breakfast

Thursday, December 12, 2013

  • Dave Despain returns for a live version of his popular SPEED-TV program ‘Wind Tunnel,’ featuring special guests and surprises. The Sagamore Ballroom hosts this fun racing industry tradition. Open to all registered Trade Show attendees.

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Race Safety & Technology Center

Race Safety & Technology Center

Thursday-Saturday, December 12-14, 2013

  • Keynote speakers (pictured from left) Jim Campbell, motorsports boss at GM, and noted motorsports surgeon Dr. Terry Trammell headline a series of educational sessions covering racing technology and safety; geared toward motorsports organizations, track professionals, racing teams and more. No charge for Trade Show attendees.

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Exhibitor Seminars

Exhibitor Seminars

Thursday-Saturday, December 12-14, 2013

  • Several of the performance industry’s top manufacturers—and PRI Show exhibitors—hold technical and product-specific seminars on various race systems, services and equipment. No charge for Trade Show attendees.

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Hot Rodders Of Tomorrow National Championship

Hot Rodders Of Tomorrow National Championship

Thursday-Saturday, December 12-14, 2013

  • The ultimate engine build competition for high school students holds its final round at the 2013 PRI Show. New events include carburetor rebuild, and ring & pinion and cylinder head challenges.

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PRI Happy Hour

PRI Happy Hour

Thursday, December 12, 2013

  • Enjoy hot appetizers, cold beverages, and the camaraderie of racing professionals in the Lucas Oil Stadium concourse immediately following the close of the PRI Show’s first day of exhibits. It’s one of the favorite events of Race Industry Week, and there’s no charge for Trade Show attendees.

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PRI Business Education Seminars

PRI Business Education Seminars

Friday-Saturday, December 13-14, 2013

  • First-class speakers and industry leaders provide valuable information on a variety of topics, including retail strategies, sponsorships, operating a race engine business (featuring an All-Star panel) and more. No charge for Trade Show attendees.

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PRI-Sunnen Engine Charity Sweepstakes

PRI-Sunnen Engine Charity Sweepstakes

Saturday, December 14, 2013

  • The annual Engine Charity Sweepstakes fundraiser returns after a record-breaking effort in 2012 brought more than $47,000 to the Victory Junction camp for seriously ill children. Raffle tickets can be purchased online or at the PRI Show’s Machinery Row.

Information: TBD

This year’s 26th Annual PRI Trade Show features exhibits by over 1100 racing companies occupying 3300 booths, and will bring more than 40,000 racing professionals from across the US and 72 countries to the Racing Capital of the World, Indianapolis.

As always, the hottest new racing products, the latest advances in motorsports engineering, and the best of today's precision automotive machining equipment will be on display at PRI, where all forms of racing are represented, including stock car, sprint car, dirt late model, open wheel, drag racing, off-road, karting and much more.

For additional information on the 2013 PRI Trade Show, visit www.performanceracing.com/tradeshow . For Trade Show hotel and travel information, visit the PRI 2013 Housing Webpage .

Check this page periodically for program updates, as well as times and locations for the above-listed events.

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