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SCCA Board Election Results Announced
 Industry News
The Sports Car Club of America has announced results for the SCCA Board of Directors elections conducted in five of the SCCA’s geographic areas. Two new board members were selected, and three incumbents rejoin the board for another three-year term in office.
  New Board of Director members officially take their seats January 1, 2019.
Wade Kawasaki, Investment Group Acquire Coker Group
 Industry News
A group of Coker Group executives led by President and COO Wade Kawasaki has partnered with Irving Place Capital to acquire the supplier of collector car and motorcycle tires and wheels. The purchase includes several brands including Coker Tire Co. Inc.
  There will be no changes to the Coker Group leadership team and staff.
Motorsports Icon, Hall Of Famer Ray Evernham Acquires JRi Shocks
 Industry News
JRi Shocks Founder Jeff Ryan will continue to play a leading role in the organization as a partner and Vice President of Engineering after the recent acquisition.
  JRi Shocks’ new headquarters will be located at 115 Eastbend Court, Mooresville, NC 28117.
IHRA Adds Sportsman Class To Summit SuperSeries
 Industry News
Sportsman racers who win Summit SuperSeries track championships or Summit Team Finals events will be invited to compete at the Summit SuperSeries World Finals October 17-19, at Memphis International Raceway.
  IHRA announced the Sportsman class after receiving feedback from dedicated members.
NASCAR Makes Offer To Acquire ISC
 Industry News
NASCAR has submitted an offer to acquire all outstanding shares of International Speedway Corporation (ISC) not already owned by NASCAR. ISC and NASCAR would be combined as a privately run group of companies led by the France family.
  The offer must be reviewed by independent board members and advisors before being approved.
JE Pistons Awards Masters Of Motors Winners At SEMA 2018
 Industry News
JE Pistons, with the help of some of the best motor-minded judges in the industry, recognized engine builders’ hard work, creativity and commitment to combustion on a national stage for its Master of Motors competition.
  Joe Schubeck received the coveted billet “Engine-uity” trophy as well as $4,500 in product certificates.
Turn 14 Distribution Opens Reno Distribution Center
 Industry News
The new distribution center utilizes the specialized distribution systems already at work in the company’s Texas and Pennsylvania locations. The move allows Turn 14 to integrate systems for optimal function and increased order efficiency.
  The 178,000-square facility replaces the smaller, also Reno-based Turn 14 facility.
Speakers Revealed For 2018 Race Track Business Conference
 Industry News
Motorsport Industry Association CEO Chris Aylett, center, will headline the “Motorsports – A European Perspective” program, which covers expanding into new sectors, during RTBC.
  The RTBC-2018 is held December 5, in conjunction with PRI's Race Industry Week in Indianapolis.
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PRI 2018 — Chip Ganassi
Legendary team owner Chip Ganassi explains why the PRI Trade Show is a must-attend event for professional race teams. The trade-only PRI Show takes place December 6-8, 2018, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
In this Issue
  • The Quintessential Guide To The 2018 PRI Trade Show
  • Aerodynamics: Understanding The Forces At Work
  • How To Develop Valuable Racing Sponsorships
  
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