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Industry Mourns Passing Of Bobby Unser

Photo of Bobby Unser in Victory Circle at the1975 Indy 500 courtesy of IndyCar Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser, one of the most…

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Meyer Distributing Adds Hot Shot’s Secret 

Meyer Distributing has announced the addition of Hot Shot’s Secret to its line card.  “Adding Hot Shot’s Secret was an easy decision. Hot Shot’s…

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NHRA Announces New EV Class For 2022 Summit Racing Series

The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) has announced the creation of an all-new electric vehicle (EV) racing class that will join the NHRA Summit…

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NASCAR, Texas Motor Speedway Announce Format For NASCAR All-Star Race

NASCAR and Texas Motor Speedway have announced the format, technical elements, eligibility, and pre-race festivities for the 2021 NASCAR All-Star…

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Mickey Thompson Names Director Of Motorsports

Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels has named Jason Moulton as director of motorsports. “With the help of Jason’s hard work and talent, Mickey…

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NASCAR Track Properties Sign Deal With Protecht

Protecht and NASCAR have announced a 10-year agreement for Protecht to serve as the official provider of financial protection for NASCAR racing…

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F1 Replaces Canada With Turkish Grand Prix

Formula 1 has confirmed a change to round seven of the 2021 calendar, with the Turkish Grand Prix replacing the Canadian Grand Prix for the weekend…

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2019 PRI Trade Show booth

Urge Congress To Support Tax Credits For Trade Shows

PRI-supported legislation was reintroduced in the 2021-2022 session of Congress that would provide tax credits to cover 50% of the expenses…

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PFC Brakes Appoints Chris Dilbeck As Director Of Motorsports

PFC Brakes, the women-owned manufacturer of brakes and components for motorsports and more industries, has appointed Chris Dilbeck to the director…

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Industry Innovator Frank Airheart, 90 

Renderings of disc brake caliper patent number 4535873, courtesy of United States Patent Franklin B. Airheart, a prolific innovator in automotive…

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John Thomas Named President, CEO Of Toyo Tires

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. based in Cypress, California, has announced John Thomas has been selected as its next president and chief executive officer (…

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SEMA Launch Pad Announces Changes To Foster Innovation

The 2021 SEMA Launch Pad is evolving, with eligibility now open to all qualified participants over the age of 18 years, a grand-prize package valued…

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Retrac Group Announces New CEO, Company Structure

Photo of Dan Walmsley   Retrac Group, a United Kingdom advanced manufacturing specialist for Formula 1, has announced a structural change designed…

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FIA Announces New Electric GT Category

The FIA has announced new technical regulations for electric-powered GT cars, featuring several technological innovations, including fast charging…

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Formula DRIFT Partners To Help At-Risk Youth

Formula DRIFT has announced a partnership with Acceler8—a California-based automotive education and workforce development program—as part of ongoing…

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PRI President Dr. Jamie Meyer at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indy 500 Scores Victory For Racing Industry

PRI President Dr. Jamie Meyer at Indianapolis Motor Speedway The motorsports industry scored a major victory on April 21 with the announcement that…

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Ford Performance Parts Shelby

Ford Performance Debuts Lightweight Carbon Fiber Upgrade Parts

Ford Performance Parts has revealed four new aftermarket carbon fiber components for the exterior of the Mustang Shelby GT500 at a GT500 track tour…

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NMRA Announces All-Female True Street Set For Ohio

The Holley NMRA Ford Nationals has announced an All-Female True Street category will compete at its upcoming Ohio event. Presented by Baer Brake…

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Old World Industries Names New CEO

Old World Industries—the Northbrook, Illinois-based company with brands including PEAK Performance Automotive—has announced the appointment of…

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SEMA Reverse Trade Mission (RTM)

SEMA Announces Reverse Trade Mission For July

SEMA has announced the first-ever SEMA Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) is set for this July. Participants will have the opportunity to meet global trade…

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Industry Mourns Passing Of PFC’s Darrick Dong

Darrick Dong, the longtime director of motorsports at PFC Brakes, has died, according to a company statement. Dong was a cornerstone at PFC for some…

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F1 Announces 2022 Miami Grand Prix

Formula 1 has announced that the brand-new Miami Grand Prix will join the F1 calendar in 2022. The race—set to be the first one hosted in Florida…

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Photo of Novelis Supermodifieds at Oswego Speedway courtesy of Oswego Speedway. Packed granstands overlook the front strecth, and pit crew workers are lined up

New York Eases Restrictions, 20% Capacity Allowed

Photo of Novelis Supermodifieds at Oswego Speedway courtesy of Oswego Speedway Race tracks and facilities in the state of New York can now operate…

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Holley Acquisition Expected To Boost AEM EV Conversion Development

Holley, the Bowling Green, Kentucky-based performance automotive enthusiast platform, has announced the acquisition of AEM Performance Electronics,…

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New Management, Non-Wing Event For Casper Speedway In 2021

Casper Speedway, the ½-mile dirt oval based in Casper, Wyoming, has a new management team for the 2021 season. Casper Mountain Racers Association…

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Formula 1 Adds Second Austria Race To Replace Turkey In 2021

Formula 1 has provided an update on the 2021 race calendar, with new COVID-19 travel restrictions meaning it’s no longer possible to race in Turkey…

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NHRA Reschedules Winternationals, Cancels Northwest Nationals 

NHRA and Auto Club Raceway have announced July 30–August 1 as the rescheduled date of the 61st annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by…

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IndyCar Removes Canada From 2021 Schedule

Due to ongoing COVID-19 health and safety restrictions in Ontario, Canada, organizers for the Honda Indy Toronto and the NTT IndyCar Series have…

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Rod Campbell

Applications Open For 2021 Rod Campbell Award

Photo of Rod Campbell courtesy of Jeff Swooba A group of professionals, including Sean Jones, Townsend Bell, Jeff Swoboda, Jason Campbell, David…

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TMS President To Step Down After All-Star Race

Photo of Eddie Gossage courtesy of TMS After more than three decades with Speedway Motorsports, including the last 25 years at Texas Motor Speedway…

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