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SEMA Urges Trump Administration To Abandon Tariffs
 Industry News
Comments have been submitted to the US Trade Representative in opposition to threatened tariffs on goods ranging from engines and metal fasteners to wheels, tires, steering wheel components and many more.
  Despite widespread opposition, President Trump could begin imposing new tariffs as early as October.
Aeromotive Announces Johnson Barrick As Sales Manager
 Industry News
Johnson Barrick, who reports directly to VP Jeff Stacy, reportedly "fell in love with the sport" of racing after attending a drag race four years ago.
  High-performance fuel systems and components manufacturer Aeromotive is based in Lenexa, Kansas.
F1 Reveals Concepts For 2021 F1 Car
 Industry News
Along with the need for a solution to allow cars to follow each other more efficiently, which should increase the opportunities to overtake, F1 officials wanted to have the cars look so good that “kids want to have posters of them on their walls.”
  The three stages of concepts that will continue to be developed until the official release.
Clarendon Specialty Fasteners Sells Muffler Business To Pro-Fabrication
 Industry News
Pro-Fabrication of Concord, North Carolina, has purchased Claredon's ultra-lightweight racing mufflers business, Coast Fab Mufflers.
  Clarendon began referring all new orders for mufflers to Pro-Fabrication on September 1.
Talladega’s Grant Lynch To Retire At Conclusion Of ‘Transformation’ Infield Project
 Industry News
Grant Lynch, the Speedway Chairman who joined the staff at Talladega Superspeedway in January of 1993, will retire after more than a quarter century of service to the track, the local community and the state of Alabama.
  Grant Lynch, left, with ISC Executive VP and COO Joie Chitwood III, right, in July 2018.
ALMS Founder Don Panoz Passes Away
 Industry News
The founder of the American Le Mans Series and creator of the Panoz car marque, among several other accomplishments in the motorsports industry, has passed away at the age of 83.
  Panoz formed ALMS in 1999 with the goal of bringing European-style racing to the US.
Meyer Distributing Announces Spokane (WA) Location
 Industry News
The new Meyer Distributing cross-dock will have a direct, next-day feed from Meyer's Portland, Oregon, distribution hub which houses one of the largest inventories of automotive accessories and RV parts in the region.
  The new location opening is part of the company's growth plans in the Northwest.
USAC Honors 2018 Hall Of Fame Class
 Industry News
Inductees Mike Devin, Jimmy Sills and Paul Goldsmith were on hand, along with family representatives of inductees Jason Leffler, Bill Lipkey, Troy Ruttman, Tony Elliott, and Bob and Gene Shannon.
  Pat Sullivan acted as emcee, and distinctive plaques were distributed by USAC President Kevin Miller.
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The IMSA 50th Anniversary Celebration—The Fans
The IMSA 50th Anniversary Celebration—The Fans
IMSA, North America's premier sports car racing organization, is poised to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019! The success and longevity of IMSA can be greatly attributed to the fans.
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  • Simulators: An Inside Look At Racing's Virtual Reality Show
  • Popular Performance Upgrades For The Muscle Car Market
  • Exhaust Systems: Debunking Five Common Misconceptions
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