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WEC 2023 calendar announced

September 30th 2022

The FIA World Endurance Championship 2023 calendar has been unveiled, featuring the centenary edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, taking place in its traditional mid-June slot, as well as a new race in Portugal.The eleventh season of FIA WEC will start with the Official Prologue at Sebring on 11-12 …

Profitt family to promote Volunteer Speedway in 2023

September 30th 2022

Barry Proffitt of Isom, Kentucky, his son Josh, and the Proffitt family will promote weekly racing in 2023 at Volunteer Speedway. Barry Proffitt’s involvement working in dirt racing in Southeastern Kentucky dates back over 30 years ago to the early ’90s when he began helping out at Thunder Ridg …

FR Americas and F4 U.S. to honor Ligier's late car designer at VIR SpeedTour

September 30th 2022

The Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda (F4 U.S.) and Formula Regional Americas Championship Powered by Honda (FR Americas) will once again honor car designer Andy Scriven during their events at Vginia International Raceway.Scheduled for October 6-9, the Andy Scriven Memorial at th …

W Series chasing funds to finish 2022 season in Americas

September 30th 2022

The W Series is trying to find the funds to complete its 2022 season in the United States and Mexico after a major investment agreement fell through.Contracts were signed on a significant partnership but payments didn’t follow, leading to CEO Catherine Bond Muir spending time in San Francisco trying …

Hankook named Formula E tire supplier

September 29th 2022

Hankook Tire has been named the new and exclusive technical partner and tire supplier of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. At an event in the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Austria, Hankook officially presented the newly developed Hankook iON race tires to guests and representatives of all-elec …

RACE INDUSTRY NOW Technical & Business Webinars Series - Every Wednesday

September 29th 2022

Wednesday, October 5 at 9:00 AM PST:Episode #236 - "How to Break-In an Engine with Davin Reckow" by VP Racing FuelsKyle Wolf, Business Development – Race Fuel & Lubricants, VP Racing Fuels and Davin Reckow, Redline Rebuild Host, Media Operations Team Lead, Engine Builder Extraordinaire. Hosted b …

IMSA teams ready to roll with punches from Hurricane Ian

September 29th 2022

As many eyes will be on the skies as they are on the track during the season finale of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship weekend at Motul Petit Le Mans. While the series is preparing a wide array of contingency plans, teams are also gearing up to react to whatever conditions Hurricane Ian …

IHRA names new director of track & racer relations

September 29th 2022

The International Hot Rod Association announced recently that Paige Hamlin has been named the IHRA Director of Track & Racer Relations.Hamlin brings enthusiasm, experience, and a true passion for bracket racing into the new role, according to IHRA, which noted she has worked with promoters inclu …

Nine generations of women's race cars to be displayed at Women with Driver II 'Friend Raiser'

September 29th 2022

More than 20 female race drivers will be on hand along with displays of 15 race cars from various sectors of motorsports at next week’s sold-out Women With Drive II – Driven By Mobil 1 ‘Friend-Raiser’ event to benefit Women in Motorsports North America (WIMNA).The October 5th event at Charlotte Moto …

Punch Torino and BeamIt partner to advance additive manufacturing

September 28th 2022

A strategic partnership has been formed between Punch Torino and BeamIt that will see the duo develop additive manufacturing as a competitive and sustainable form of production compared to traditionally used processes. A focus of the collaboration will be on innovating and growing additive manufactu …

BorgWarner appoints Sailaja Shankar to board of directors

September 28th 2022

BorgWarner announced recently that Sailaja Shankar has been named to its Board of Directors.“Sailaja’s breadth of leadership experience through strategic change in large enterprise organizations, coupled with her digital, cybersecurity, software, and software applications knowledge, make her a stron …

EGR USA announces promotion, new hire

September 28th 2022

Ontario, California-based EGR USA has promoted Tommy Lamb to the position of digital sales & content manager.Hired by EGR in 2016 as a customer service manager, Lamb (pictured above, at left) has over 20 years’ experience in the automotive aftermarket. As a sales manager, he worked to develop EG …

Lamborghini ceases production of the naturally aspirated V12 Aventador

September 28th 2022

Italian supercar manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini has announced it is to cease production of the naturally aspirated V12 Aventador at its facility in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. The last model to roll off the manufacturing line and marking the end of the V12 era is the LP 780-4 Ultimae Roadster, …

F1 to add three additional Sprint events in 2023

September 28th 2022

There will be six Sprint events during the 2023 season – up from three this year – following approval of a change to the Formula 1 regulations by the FIA.F1 has been keen to increase the number of Sprint events after a successful introduction in 2021, but its plans to have six this year were blocked …

IndyCar exploring options for new venues

September 28th 2022

The NTT IndyCar Series’ desire to grow its 17-race calendar in the coming years is being met by an increasing number of options to explore.As RACER chronicled in July, the series harbors an interest in expanding its schedule to reach upwards of 19-20 races per season in an incremental fashion by add …

IndyCar unveils 17-race 2023 schedule

September 28th 2022

The next NTT IndyCar Series schedule will feature the same number of races at the same locations found on the 2022 calendar, with the shift of Detroit’s race from Belle Isle to downtown standing as the only change in venue.As RACER wrote in July, the 2023 IndyCar schedule has been built around 17 ra …

RACE INDUSTRY NOW Tech Webinar - OCT 5

September 28th 2022

Wednesday, October 5 at 9:00 AM PST:Episode #236 - "How to Break-In an Engine with Davin Reckow" by VP Racing FuelsKyle Wolf, Business Development – Race Fuel & Lubricants, VP Racing Fuels and Davin Reckow, Redline Rebuild Host, Media Operations Team Lead, Engine Builder Extraordinaire. Hosted b …

SRO America shifts COTA, Road America dates for 2023

September 28th 2022

SRO Motorsports America has made two tweaks to its 2023 schedule, with Circuit of the Americas has shifted to May 19-21 while the series’ visit to Road America will now be August 18-20.“After input from key partners and teams, we have adjusted our schedule slightly to better meet the scheduling need …

You are in! Welcome to this session of RACE INDUSTRY NOW!

September 28th 2022

The Presentation will Start Today at 9:00 AM PST: Episode #235 - "EV Racing - New Insights and Safety for the EV Racing World"John Evans, President ESI Equipment and Race Track Safety Services; Ben Wrightsman, CEO, Battery Innovation Center and Rodney Kidd, Lab Technician, Battery Innovation Center. …

Kellie Barker joins SCCA National Office staff as Road Racing department assistant manager

September 27th 2022

Wichita Region member Kellie Barker has joined the SCCA National Office Staff as the Road Racing Department’s Assistant Manager, where she will be responsible for providing support for the overall SCCA Road Racing program, including the U.S. Majors Tour, Hoosier Racing Tire Super Tour, National Cham …

Mazda expands MX-5 Cup prize money to over $1 million for 2023

September 27th 2022

Having a long-established support program that for years has provided the financial backing to connect talent with opportunity for deserving racers, Mazda is raising the bar even higher in 2023.The Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires has long provided thrilling racing with eyeblink …

CHI Memorial and the Neuroscience Innovation Foundation will benefit from 2022 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, Oct.14-16

September 27th 2022

Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, hosted by Fifty Plus Foundation, announced today that East Tennessee’s CHI Memorial and the NeuroScience Innovation Foundation will be the beneficiaries of the third annual Festival on October 14-16, 2022.Funds raised through the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival will allo …

IMSA on watch as Hurrican Ian approaches

September 27th 2022

IMSA is keeping a watchful eye on Hurricane Ian as the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and its feeder series head to Road Atlanta this week for its season finale at Petit Le Mans.Current projections for the Category 1 hurricane have it working north through the Gulf into Florida, and arriving in …

General Motors acquires Pit Rho Race Analytics software

September 26th 2022

Real-time motorsports strategy software Pit Rho Race Analytics – developed by the Pit Rho Corporation ­– has been acquired by General Motors (GM).As part of the acquisition, GM will also acquire Pit Rho’s key team members from the areas of data science, operations and software engineering.At NASCAR …

Johnson headlines all-star guest speaker line-up at Women with Drive II

September 24th 2022

Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and current NTT IndyCar Series driver Jimmie Johnson headlines a list of more than 50 industry leaders who are scheduled to appear at Women in Motorsports North America’s Women With Drive II – Driven By Mobil 1 summit on October 5-6, hosted by Charlotte Motor Sp …

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