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V8TV Productions To Host Live Stage At PRI 2018
October 8, 2018
The new installment in the Lucas Oil Stadium will be buzzing with attractions—all day, every day of PRI 2018—ranging from one-hour roundtable discussions, seminars, press conferences, live interviews and more.
V8TV Productions To Host Live Stage At PRI 2018

V8TV Productions, Inc. will host a live stage at the 2018 PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis, Indiana, December 6-8. The stage (Booth #8908) will be buzzing with activities all day, each day of PRI, with attractions ranging from one-hour roundtable discussions, seminars, press conferences, live interviews and more.

The V8TV crew will be using content from the stage for online and V8TV television episodes, and PRI will also be sharing relevant content on its network of newsletters, social media platforms, website and more.

A series of seven round table presentations, detailed below, highlight the planned events. Approximately one hour in length and moderated by automotive host Kevin Oeste (SEMA, V8TV, Muscle Car Of The Week, Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals), these live shows bring racing personalities to the stage with manufacturers and engine builders to discuss some of racing’s hottest topics.

In addition, there will be at least six individual half-hour seminars, with additional hot topics in a shorter format. Topics are detailed below.

The remaining stage time will be dedicated to press conferences, new product reveals, PRI-scheduled interviews, daily recaps from the Show, and more. For more information, visit v8tvshow.com.

ROUND TABLE SHOWS (One-hour)
*All round table and seminar times subject to change.
 
1.  NMCA LEGENDS – THE BEGINNINGS OF STREET CAR DRAG RACING
A spirited discussion with stories from those who pioneered the street car drag racing scene as we know it today. Friday, 12/7, 3:30 p.m.
 
2.  SALT SHAKERS – THE FASTEST PEOPLE ON EARTH
We’re bringing some of the fastest people on the planet to the PRI V8TV Stage for tales and tips from the fastest sport on Earth.  Friday 12/7, 10:00 a.m.
 
3.  ROAD / AUTOCROSS RACING
With plenty of events all across the US catering to a wide variety of skill sets and cars ranging from vintage Pro-Touring to modern exotics, it’s no wonder that the sport of Autocross and Amateur Road Racing is so hot! Our panel will consist of drivers, manufacturers and event organizers of this insanely popular sport. Saturday 12/8, 1:00 p.m.
 
4.  ENGINE BUILDERS - PRESENTED BY COMP Cams
Technology is changing rapidly, and it’s amazing to see the huge power levels being churned out by LS, Coyote, Gen III Hemi, and other OE-based street and race engines. Throw in the giant custom billet blocks and ultra-flowing head designs from aftermarket companies, and it’s mind blowing to see what’s out there. We’ll have some of the leaders from the engine building world to share what’s new. Thursday, 12/6/2018, 2:00 p.m.
 
5.  SEVEN DAYS OF GLORY
The popularity of Hot Rod Magazine’s Drag Week cannot be denied, and we’re bringing some of the fastest competitors of this grueling event to see what it takes to run the number in a different city every night, and drive the car in between. Saturday, 12/8, 10:00 a.m.
 
6.  CIRCLE TRACK CHASSIS SETUP AND TUNING
Chassis setup and managing traction are huge challenges for any racer, and this roundtable aims to cover advanced topics in chassis tuning, part selection and application. Friday, 12/7, 1:30 p.m.
 
7.  TUNING FOR TROUBLE
The EPA has always been a looming presence in the high-performance world, as tuners and manufacturers learn to dance between the regulations for legal results on the street and track. Recently, some EPA fines ignited an explosion of questions about the future of tuning products, performance shops and ramifications for consumers. Our guests include all the above, including legal experts, help answer some of these burning questions. Thursday, 12/6/2018, 10:00 a.m.

SEMINAR TOPICS (Half-hour)
Seminar topics include, but are not limited to:
 
    •    TOWING LAWS, SAFETY, AND GEAR
    •    RACING THE LS ENGINE - PRESENTED BY COMP Cams
    •    SAFETY THIRD - NEW TECHNOLOGY IN SAFETY GEAR
    •    RISING COSTS FOR RACERS
    •    OPEN WHEELS / MIDGETS ON THE RISE
    •    MUST-HAVE SHOP GEAR FOR RACERS
    •    ENGAGING THE NEXT GENERATION IN RACING