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Seventh Annual Race Track Business Conference To Be Held At 2018 PRI Show
 Industry News
The 2018 Race Track Business Conference (RTBC) will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  Industry leaders from across racing will be among the expert presenters for RTBC-2018.
NASCAR Announces Important Leadership Change
 Industry News
Steve Phelps the been named NASCAR president, effective October 1, 2018. Brent Dewar has elected to step down and will remain with the company through the end of the 2018 racing season,
  Steve Phelps will assume the duties held by Brent Dewar and will report to Jim France.
Distinguished Panel Announced For 3rd Annual ‘Women In Motorsports’ Program At PRI 2018
 Industry News
The seminar featuring Shea Holbrook, Katie Hargitt, Dr. Karen Salvaggio, and Cara Adams will be moderated by motorsports legend Lyn St. James.
  "Women In Motorsports" is offered free of charge to registered Show attendees, exhibitors and media.
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.
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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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