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SVRA to sanction Chattanooga Motorcar Festival 2022 Pace GP at the Bend

May 21st 2022

The Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, which will hold its third annual event on October 14-16, 2022, has announced that racing competition at the Pace Grand Prix at the Bend this year will be sanctioned by Sportscar Vintage Racing Association.The approximately 2.4-mile purpose-built race track in the h …

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Unhlenhaut Coupe sells for record $142 million

May 20th 2022

A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe from 1955 has been sold at auction for a record price of €135,000,000 ($142.5m) to a private collector, auction house RM Sotheby’s has announced.The car, which is one of two created in 1955, has always been regarded as one of the great jewels of motoring …

ATC Breaks Ground On New HQ Facility

May 20th 2022

Aluminum Trailer Company (ATC), the trailer and RV manufacturer based in Nappanee, Indiana, has broken ground on its new 221,000 square-foot facility. The building, still located in Nappanee, will serve as the company’s new headquarters and RV division.  A ceremony for the new facility was atte …

Penske to end WEC LMP2 program at LeMans

May 20th 2022

Team Penske has announced that it will withdraw its entry from the LMP2 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship following the 24 Hours of Le Mans next month.The team will instead turn its attention to putting maximum effort into testing and preparation of its Porsche Penske Motorsport LMDh pro …

Anita Sehgal Elected To Holley Board of Directors

May 20th 2022

Holley, the platform for performance automotive enthusiasts, has announced that Anita Sehgal has been elected to the Holley Board of Directors at the company’s annual meeting of shareholders. Sehgal currently serves as the senior vice president of Marketing & Communications for the Houston …

Silver Dollar's Gold Cup Race of Champions Back to Three-Day Event

May 20th 2022

A marquee event for decades, new promoters at Silver Dollar Speedway are committed to bringing the Gold Cup Race of Champions back to national glory, and that begins this season with big changes coming.The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series portion of the historic 68th running will …

Speedway Children's Charities named Knockin' Doorz Down Philanthropist of the Year by 51FIFTY

May 20th 2022

Speedway Children’s Charities, the charitable arm of Speedway Motorsports LLC, has been named the 2nd Annual Knockin’ Doorz Down Philanthropist of the Year Presented by 51FIFTY.The 2022 winner, whose eight chapters include Sonoma Raceway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway, was jointly announced by the Wes …

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May 20th 2022

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F1 won't replace Russian GP, butting year's slate to 22 races

May 19th 2022

Formula 1 will not replace the Russian Grand Prix, series management has confirmed.The race in Sochi was canceled in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, with the sport’s organizers leaving the original slot open as they worked through various replacement options to fit with the ori …

Jeff Phillips Departs Best In The Desert

May 19th 2022

Best In The Desert’s race operations manager, Jeff Phillips, has announced his departure from the off-road racing organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada.   “While Jeff and the entire Phillips family will be missed by our staff, we understand that life often brings opportunities to do othe …

Melling Acquires Sigma Engineering

May 18th 2022

Melling Engine Parts is proud to announce the acquisition of Sigma Engineering, a developer and manufacturer of rocker arms and shafts. Located in Pontiac Michigan the company is Melling’s second addition of basic manufacturing located domestically in the past month. “We are focused on controlling o …

Lamborghini confirms IMSA GTP program for 2024

May 18th 2022

As reported by RACER yesterday, Lamborghini has confirmed that it is developing an LMDh car that will join the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s new Grand Touring Prototype (GTP) class and the World Endurance Championship Hypercar class in 2024.The GTP class debuts in the WeatherTech Champio …

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May 18th 2022

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Peugeot Sport and Marelli to partner on 9x8 Hypercar powertrain

May 18th 2022

Peugeot Sport has signed a multi-year agreement with Marelli to collaborate on development of a hybrid powertrain system for the Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar that will compete from 2022 in the World Endurance Championship (WEC).“We are delighted to welcome Marelli on board the Peugeot 9X8 project,” noted Ol …

New power motorsport chassis dyno from Mustang Dynamometer

May 18th 2022

A new dyno designed for the power motorsport market has been added to the Mustang Dynamometer portfolio. The high-speed combination MD-SXS/UTV is suitable for assessing side-by-sides, UTVs, motorcycles, quad-runners and other vehicles that are becoming legal to drive on roads.It features a low-profi …

US Legends announces new 'Superlight training Car

May 18th 2022

US Legend Cars International has introduced the newest Legend vehicle designed to be a “superlight track machine” at 1,250 lbs.  Powered by a 125-horsepower Yamaha FZ09 sealed engine, the car honors the original design—first launched in 1992 at Charlotte Motor Speedway—with a five-eighths scale …

Track changes and capacity expansion under consideration for Miami GP

May 18th 2022

The organizers of the Miami Grand Prix are “open to changing whatever we need to” in order to improve racing, but say the chicane section was required due to space constraints.Drivers were complimentary about the track layout apart from the slow-speed chicane under the Florida Turnpike (pictured abo …

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May 18th 2022

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Applications Now Open For Women of Color in Motorsports

May 17th 2022

STEAM Sports Foundation is accepting applications for its “Women of Color” scholarships for the 2022–23 academic year. Each scholarship will be a $10,000 grant ($5,000 per year) and come with an internship between the first and second year of the award. The grants target female engineers and te …

Lamborghini on the cusp of confirming IMSA GTP program

May 17th 2022

After multiple delays, Lamborghini is said to be days away from making a formal confirmation of its plans to enter LMDh/GTP in 2024.RACER understands the Italian supercar brand, which is owned by the German Volkswagen Group, will move forward on dual fronts with a factory-affiliated program in Europ …

Chattanooga Motorsports Festival names St. James as Grand Marshal, also honors Redman, Coker

May 17th 2022

Lyn St. James, the 1992 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year, a member of the ACCUS board on the FIA Women Motorsports Commission, and most recently inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame, has been named Grand Marshal of the 2022 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival. The third annual event held in the he …

Race Winning Brands Tunes into Electronic Engine Management

May 16th 2022

Race Winning Brands, Inc. (“RWB”), a portfolio company of MiddleGround Capital, is excited to announce another milestone in the expansion of their performance product offerings with the acquisition of Haltech Engine Management Systems (Haltech). Following the recent performance transmission ventures …

Porsche takes Mision R-based electric Cayman GT4 to the track

May 16th 2022

Porsche has revealed that the drivetrain of its Mission R concept racer is now being tested in a Cayman GT4, dubbed the ePerformance. Like the Mission R, the all-wheel-drive racer uses the chassis of the proven 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport model adapted to take the 800kW (peak output) electric drive.Alt …

Concord City Council approves economic development incentive for NASCAR expansion in Concord

May 16th 2022

Concord City Council voted Thursday to approve an economic development incentive for NASCAR to support the company’s expansion in Concord. NASCAR plans to invest over $28 million in a new technology center, adjacent to the existing NASCAR Research and Development Center in West Winds Business Park.T …

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May 14th 2022

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