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Next Episode Of EPARTRADE LIVE! August 19 — "Valves For Race Engine Applications—What You Need To Know"

August 11th 2020

The next episode of the popular EPARTRADE LIVE! tech webinars will be at 9 am PST, Wednesday, August 19, and is titled, "Valves For Race Engine Applications—What You Need To Know." Willy Tagliavini, founder/owner/managing director of Supertech Performance, San Jose, California, and Martin Tagli …

Spire Motorsports Acquires Leavine Family Racing In NASCAR Series

August 11th 2020

Spire Motorsports has completed an agreement to purchase the assets of Leavine Family Racing (LFR) following the NASCAR Cup Series season finale at Phoenix Raceway. As part of the purchase, Spire Motorsports will acquire LFR’s NASCAR charter, the team’s race shop and all owned inventory. As a t …

24 Hours Of Le Mans To Be Run With No Fans In Attendance

August 10th 2020

The 24 Hours of Le Mans will be raced on 19-20 September 2020 behind closed doors, according to an announcement by The Automobile Club de l’Ouest and the Sarthe Prefecture. Various solutions had been considered to welcome limited numbers of fans to the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans. However, having …

With SEMA Show Cancelled, Get Your Trade Show Experience Online This Year At EPARTRADE

August 5th 2020

While the 2020 SEMA Show has been cancelled due to the pandemic, the racing industry can still gather safely for a trade show experience online at EPARTRADE. "It is a terrible thing that the SEMA Show has been cancelled due to the pandemic, however, the industry still needs to gather to shop fo …

Racing Point F1 Team Is Deducted 15 Points & Fined Heavily As Renault Protest Is Upheld

August 7th 2020

Racing Point have been deducted 15 world championship points and fined €400,000 after FIA stewards upheld Renault’s protest about the legality of the design of the team’s RP20 car. Racing Point raised eyebrows at Barcelona testing when they unveiled a car that looked remarkably similar to last …

AEM Introduces EV VCU300 Vehicle Control Unit

August 7th 2020

AEM EV has released its VCU300 Vehicle Control Unit (PN 30-8100). AEM EV's VCU300 is used in Ford Racing’s CobraJet1400 EV drag concept and in the Huff Motorsports EV Dragster, which was the first EV dragster to eclipse 200MPH in the quarter mile. It is built on OEM hardware and features OEM quality …

Indy 500 Will Be Run Without Fans In Attendance

August 5th 2020

The Indianapolis 500 will be run at Indianapolis Motor Speedwasy without fans on August 23. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway today issued the following statement: “It is with great regret that we announce the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place on Aug. 23 without fans. Thi …

Global Electronic Technology Joins Krista Baldwin Racing for the NHRA Indy Nationals

August 4th 2020

Global Electronic Technology, the fastest name in credit card processing, is expanding their branding within the NHRA to include the Top Alcohol Dragster ranks. Krista Baldwin’s A/Fuel Dragster team is ready to hit the track for the first time in 2020 at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals Presented by Pe …

Bob Leavine Announces Sale Of Leavine Family Racing

August 4th 2020

Bob Leavine announced that he has sold his family-owned racing team, indicating that Leavine Family Racing will cease operations at the end of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season. Leavine has fielded cars in NASCAR’s top division since 2011, when it embarked on a four-race stint with veteran Davi …

PETERSON FLUID SYSTEMS ASSETS ACQUIRED BY SPECIALTY PRODUCTS COMPANY

August 3rd 2020

Specialty Products Company (www.specprod.com), Longmont Colorado, is excited to announce the acquisition of Peterson Fluid Systems’s (www.petersonfluidsys.com) assets and team in Henderson, Colorado. As the premium designer and manufacturer of performance oiling and fluid system components, the Pete …

John Force Racing Withdraws from Competition For Remainder Of 2020 NHRA Season

August 2nd 2020

John Force has sidelined his team from competition for the remainder of the 2020 NHRA season.After four months of postponement and ever-changing scenarios, NHRA went forward with a revised Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule that restarted with two-consecutive races at the storied Lucas Oil Race …

F1 To Livestream Nurburgring GP On YouTube At No Charge To Select European Countries

July 31st 2020

For the first-time in history, fans across selected European markets will have the opportunity to watch a Formula 1 Grand Prix for free on YouTube, including everything from practice sessions, to qualifying, and all the live race day action from the Nurburgring on October 9-11. The partnership …

Turn 14 Distribution Adds SPAL Automotive USA To Line Card

July 30th 2020

Turn 14 Distribution has added SPAL Automotive USA’s class-leading line of electric fans and accessories to its line card. SPAL Automotive USA is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality electric fans for the automotive aftermarket. Founded in Italy in 1959, SPAL initially s …

NHRA Postpones August Nationals Event In Topeka, KS

July 30th 2020

The Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Motorsports Park, scheduled for Aug. 21-23 in Topeka, Kan., has been postponed until the fall with an exact date to be determined, for pandemic-related reasons.  NHRA and Heartland Motorsports Park are working together …

Italian F1 Grand Prix In September At Monza Will Take Place Without Spectators

July 29th 2020

The Italian Grand Prix scheduled for September 6 at Monza will take place without specctators due to concerns about COVID-19. The Monza race track has posted a note on its website that states, "Dear Customer, due to the continuing uncertainty related to the Covid19 health emergency, we are forc …

MAHLE Motorsport Introduces PowerPak Piston Kits For S55 & N55 BMW Engines

July 28th 2020

Naturally aspirated or turbocharged, MAHLE Motorsport now provides BMW engine builders a solid choice to build power for 3.0L BMWs with the introduction of a PowerPak Piston Kit designed for either the BMW S55 or N55 engine. As manufacturer of the world’s most winning race pistons, this shelf stock …

IndyCar Updates 2020 Schedule—3 Events Turned Into Doubleheaders

July 28th 2020

The NTT IndyCar series released an updated 2020 race calendar today featuring several modifications. Three events already scheduled on the series calendar will now become doubleheader weekends, including IndyCar’s upcoming race weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Prior to the originally sche …

Competition Clutch Releases Several Clutch Kits for 2016–20 Honda Civic Turbo & Civic Si

July 27th 2020

Competition Clutch, Inc. (CCI), available through Turn 14 Distribution, has released several clutch kits for the 1.5-liter L15B7 turbocharged DOHC inline four-cylinder engine and 6-speed transmission used in the 2016–20 Honda Civic Turbo and Civic Si. CCI’s new clutch kits for the Honda L15B7 i …

Racing Loses Maurice Petty & Bob Bahre

July 27th 2020

NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty and the man who brought NASCAR to New Hampshire, Bob Bahre, have passed away. Petty was 81, and Bahre was 93. The Petty family announced the loss of Maurice Petty, who died peacefully on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Maurice, a stock-car racing pionee …

Total Seal Piston Rings Launches New Look For Website—Desktop, Mobile, Tablet Friendly

July 24th 2020

Total Seal Piston Rings unveiled a new website, providing the latest data with easier navigation, new videos and new ecommerce. Log On to the new Total Seal Website today. You'll experience the latest ring technology in an easy-to-navigate, easy-to-use and easy-to-find site, packed with parts, …

F1 Adds Portimao, Nurgburgring & Imola To 2020 Schedule—Won't Race In USA, Brazil, Mexico, Canada

July 24th 2020

F1 Grand Prix racing will return to Portugal for the first time since 1996 after Formula 1 added races in Portimao and at the classic circuits of Imola and Nurburgring to the 2020 calendar. Formula 1 also confirmed that it would not be possible to race in the USA, Brazil, Mexico and Canada in 2 …

Catch The Next EPARTRADE LIVE! Tech Webinar: "From Carburetion to EV Propulsion, AEM Electronics Then & Now With John Concialdi & Stephan Papadakis"

July 22nd 2020

The founder of one of the great performance racing electronics firms, plus one of the hottest race engine builders right now, will share their insights and answer your questions for one hour in the next edition of EPARTRADE LIVE! on August 5. JC Concialdi, founder and chief engineer of AEM Perf …

Acura’s Successful Partnership With Team Penske To End After 2020

July 22nd 2020

Acura Motorsports announced it has come to a mutual agreement with Team Penske to end its successful partnership at the conclusion of the current IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.            The championship-winning program originated in 2017 in …

Inside Harrah Enterprise—Expanding Beyond NASCAR Transmissions

July 22nd 2020

Harrah Enterprise VP Andrew Harrah is delighted that NASCAR is back “on track." It's no wonder as its transmission scored a Cup win the first time back.  When the season restarted, Darlington winner Kevin Harvick was driving a car equipped with Harrah’s products. But having a NASCAR w …

NASCAR Announces No Practice Or Qualifying For Remainder Of 2020

July 22nd 2020

NASCAR competition officials announced the remaining national series events on the 2020 schedule will be held without practice and qualifying. The move is part of a continued effort to limit at-track time for teams, officials, safety workers and other essential personnel under COVID-19 health p …