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5 Questions with Racing Industry Executive Yves Morizot As Stand 21 Celebrates 50 Years

May 26th 2020

As founder and CEO of Stand 21, located in Talant, France, Yves Morizot is always thinking of ways to keep race car drivers safe. He’s a safety pioneer who has saved countless lives over a long career, shaping what is now one of the oldest and most vital producers of safety-wear worldwide. &nbs …

McLaren Group Lays Off 1200, Including 70 From F1 Team

May 26th 2020

The McLaren Group is laying off 1,200 employees across the company's technology, automotive and racing businesses as part of a restructure in response to the impact of coronavirus pandemic and the implementation of a budget cap in Formula 1 from 2021 onwards. Half the F1 grid have placed at lea …

Champion Micro Sprint Motor Oils Top Choice for Amateurs And Professional Racers

May 26th 2020

Champion Oil, a globally recognized industry leader in performance lubricants, additives, chemicals and motor oils for over 64 years, is the top-choice full-synthetic racing motor oil for  Micro, Lightning Non-Winged and Winged Outlaw, “A” Class, Stock Non-winged, Restricted “A” Class, Jr. Spri …

Tips For Buying Shop Machinery, With Tammy Baker, Joe Baker Equipment Sales

May 22nd 2020

Buying shop machinery doesn’t have to be stressful or require a great deal of research, according to Tammy Baker, of Joe Baker Equipment Sales, located in Cincinnati, Ohio. In fact, it's a good idea to start small, within your means, and build the shop gradually, versus going deep into debt. Keep in …

Road Atlanta Names Rick Humphrey President

May 22nd 2020

Rick Humphrey, who has served as vice president of IMSA Properties since 2014, has been named president and general manager of Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta effective immediately. Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta has served as his base of operation. In his role with IMSA, Humphrey oversaw manageme …

NASCAR & IMG ARENA Announce Global Sports Betting Initiatives

May 21st 2020

NASCAR and IMG ARENA, a leading sports betting service and content hub, announced that IMG ARENA has licensed official assets to create a virtual sports betting game that replicates some of NASCAR’s most iconic tracks, including Daytona International Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway and Watkins Gle …

Turn 14 Distribution Acquires Motovicity

May 20th 2020

Turn 14 Distribution, a leading distributor of high-performance automotive parts and accessories for a full assortment of passenger cars, light trucks and race vehicles, headquartered in Horsham, Pennsylvania, and Motovicity Distribution, a leading distributor of high-performance automotive parts an …

PRI Names Dr. Jamie Meyer President

May 20th 2020

Dr. Jamie Meyer has been named President of Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Meyer leaves a 15-year career at General Motors, where he served as the Advanced Performance Parts Program Manager, the Performance Marketing Manager, as well as several marketing and advertising roles for Chevrolet, …

NASCAR is back! Transcript of Steve O'Donnell's Discussion With Media After Darlington

May 18th 2020

Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer, met with the media via video conference following Sunday’s The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway: THE MODERATOR: Appreciate everybody joining us for our post race media availabilities after the Real Heroe …

Walt Weney Jr., Founder Of S&W, Passes Away

May 15th 2020

The Weney family announced devoted husband, father of four children, accomplished businessman and drag racer, Walter Weney Jr., ran out of horsepower and passed away peacefully on May 15th, 2020. He was the founder, along with Jim Amole, of what is now S&W Performance Group. Walt was born i …

NASCAR Announces Race Schedule Through June 21

May 15th 2020

NASCAR announced the next installment of races in its return to racing, featuring events at Bristol Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. The slate of races (shown below) include events in the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xf …

Champion Wins with Low-Drag Sprint Wax for Racers

May 14th 2020

Champion Oil, a globally recognized industry leader in performance lubricants, additives, chemicals and motor oils for over 64 years, confirms that their Low-Drag Coefficient Sprint Wax is used by almost all of their podium winning racers and race teams. The Champion Sprint Wax (Part # 4301S) i …

MAHLE Motorsport Announces Return to Racing Rebate

May 14th 2020

Racers are revving to go racing with pent-up adrenaline caused by stay-at-home and safer-at-home COVID 19 pandemic orders nationwide. In response, MAHLE Motorsport is ready to help racers make the most of their downtime to build their best possible engine with the MAHLE Motorsport Return to Racing r …

EPARTRADE SPECIAL! Racing Businesses Share Their Strategies For Conducting Business During Pandemic

May 13th 2020

Speaking with a variety of racing industry companies about their strategies in dealing with the global pandemic, it’s clear that communication is key—between customers, businesses and staff. EPARTRADE checked in with three racing industry companies—Turbosmart, Rhyne Competition Engines and Steele Ra …

NASCAR Announces Starting Lineup Procedures, Modified Competition Caution For May Events

May 13th 2020

NASCAR officials released information about starting lineup and pit-selection procedures, plus a modified competition caution process to allow for more wide-ranging adjustments for upcoming events scheduled without practice or qualifying. Three of the next four events on the revised NASCAR Cup …

Ferrari F1 Team Confirms Sebastian Vettel To Leave At The End Of 2020 Season—Unable To Agree On Contract

May 12th 2020

Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari F1 have been unable to agree terms on a new deal to extend the four-time world champion's contract beyond the 2020 season. Vettel and Ferrari have been in talks for several months about an extension, and Team Principal Mattia Binotto saying the four-time world champ …

Williams F1 Names Ex-McLaren Operations Chief Simon Roberts As Managing Director

May 11th 2020

The Williams F1 organization has appointed long-time McLaren operations chief Simon Roberts in the newly-created role of Managing Director F1. The British team stated that he will “take overall responsibility for the design and development process, racing, factory operations and planning”.  …

NASCAR Releases Stage Lengths, At-Track Procedures For Darlington, Charlotte Races In May

May 8th 2020

NASCAR officials released stage lengths and at-track schedules Friday for the revised Cup Series slate this month at Darlington Raceway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. Competition officials revealed stage lengths for the three new races added to the NASCAR Cup Series schedule. The events were dev …

MAHLE Motorsport Introduces Forged PowerPak Piston Kit For LT-based Direct Injected EcoTec3 5.3L Engine

May 8th 2020

The GM 5.3L L83 / LT /EcoTec3 PowerPak Piston Kit is MAHLE Motorsport’s latest addition to a growing line of drop-in pistons for direct-injected LT-based engines, including the EcoTec3 V8; filling the need for a forged replacement piston as a drop-in, ready-to-run assembly that requires no rebalanci …

Isky Racing Cams Announces Conor Daly To Continue As IndyCar Brand Ambassador

May 7th 2020

Isky Racing Cams announced the signing of Conor Daly, driver of the No. 20 United States Air Force Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet as its IndyCar Ambassador for 2020, in continuation of the partnership that began last year.   Isky has a proud legacy in IndyCar and at the Indy 500. From desig …

ACO & IMSA Release LMDh Draft Technical Regulations

May 7th 2020

The first details of the joint draft technical regulations for Le Mans Daytona "h" (LMDh), which will be eligible for the top category of international sports car racing in both the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, have been released to interest …

IndyCar & IMS Offers Ultimate Fan Auction During Pre-Pandemic Indy 500 Weekend Dates

May 6th 2020

The “One Drive To Get Back On Track” auction that was announced by IndyCar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will raise funds to support non-profit organizations on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. The special virtual auction, featuring rare and exciting ultimate IndyCar fan exp …

Vahlco Wheels—Specialists In Grassroots Circle Track Racing

May 6th 2020

Although Vahlco Wheels is a relatively small, specialist wheel manufacturing company, Dave VanHorn, vice-president of operations, proudly states that it builds the lightest, strongest wheels for racers regardless of the surface they race on. From wheels for sprint cars to midgets to dirt late models …

Hot Shot’s Secret Announces Sponsorship of Corona Lockdown Online Practice Tree Challenge

May 5th 2020

Hot Shot’s Secret is sponsoring the Corona Lockdown Online Practice Tree Challenge, a Facebook challenge game open to all drag racers and enthusiasts missing the sport who would like to join this private group. The only question to join the now 1,200 member strong private Facebook group is - What is …

F1's Ross Brawn Reveals Plan to Reduce 2021 Budget Cap By $30 Million In Response To Pandemic Crisis

May 5th 2020

Ross Brawn, F1's managing director of motorsport, announced Formula 1 is planning to reduce the amount teams can spend under the new budget cap by $30m from the original figure of $175m, as the sport looks to cut costs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. A cost cap of $175m was set to intr …