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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 …

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 …

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 …

New AEM EV 8-Button CAN Keypad Puts Control At Your Fingertips In EV Street-Conversion & Race Vehicles

July 21st 2020

The AEM EV 8-Button CAN Keypad (PN 30-8400) puts control at your fingertips in EV street-conversion and motorsports vehicles. It allows you to control vehicle functions by sending signals via CAN bus to the AEM EV VCU200 and VCU300 Vehicle Control Units. Functions like Ignition, Park, Reverse, …

NHRA Museum Cancels Holley Nationals Hot Rod Reunion

July 21st 2020

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum officials announced the cancellation of the 2020 Holley National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Ky.    “We made this difficult decision as we see the effects this pandemic is having on our …

BTCC Announces 2021 Schedule—30 Rounds Over 10 Race Weekends

July 20th 2020

Following the condensed 2020 campaign, the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) will reprise a 30-round schedule in 2021, over 10 race weekends, with Britain’s premier motorsport series visiting nine of the UK’s most renowned circuits. Returning to a similar format to 2019, Brands Hatch will …

NHRA Postpones Denver, Brainerd Events; Adds Third Indianapolis Date

July 17th 2020

NHRA has announced that the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil at Bandimere Speedway in Denver, Colo. (Aug. 7-9) and the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd, Minn. (Aug. 14-16) have been postponed until further notice, for pandemic-related reasons …

Bowman Gray Stadium Cancels 2020 Racing Season Due to Pandemic

July 16th 2020

Bowman Gray Stadium Racing’s 2020 season has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. The following is the statement released by Bowman Gray Stadium: "On July 14, Governor Cooper extended “Phase 2” of COVID-19 restrictions for another three weeks until August 7. During this phase, even …

NASCAR Penalizes Xfinity Team For Infractions Relating to COVID-19 Guidelines

July 15th 2020

NASCAR issued penalties to two Xfinity Series teams and three Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series teams for infractions during last week’s events at Kentucky Speedway, including a behavioral penalty for a violation of COVID-19 safety protocols. Tony Clements, head of the family-owned No. 51 J …

Shipping Strategies For Racing Professionals, With Gordon Steffens, Performance Plus Global Logistics

July 14th 2020

Gordon Steffens, president and founder of Performance Plus Global Logistics, knows racing is a sport where last minute needs are a way of life. Whether a part is vital immediately before a race or to complete an automotive project, eliminating shipping difficulties is critical in a time crunch.  …

Don't Miss The Next EPARTRADE LIVE! Tech Webinar On High-Performance & Racing Driveline Solutions With Paul Lee, Jim Oberhofer & Greg Samuel

July 3rd 2020

If you have any questions about catching up to the state-of-the-art in drivelines in drag racing, don't miss the next EPARTRADE LIVE! tech webinar, "High Performance & Racing Driveline Solutions," presented by Paul Lee, NHRA Nitro Funny Car driver and owner of McLeod Racing and FTI Performance, …

Tony Stewart, Ray Evernham, George Pyne, Montag Group Launch Superstar Racing Experience

July 14th 2020

Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) is the new sports property created by NASCAR Hall of Famers Ray Evernham and Tony Stewart, former NASCAR executive George Pyne and The Montag Group. They have entered into a multi-year partnership to produce a six-race, short-track series that will air Saturday …

F1 Adds Mugello And Sochi To Revised 2020 Schedule

July 10th 2020

Italy’s spectacular Mugello circuit will host a Grand Prix for the very first time in September, as Formula 1 announced the Tuscan Grand Prix and the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi have been added to the revised 2020 race calendar. Mugello is owned by Ferrari, and the circuit’s first F1 event—sche …

MAHLE Motorsport Introduces Chrysler Hemi 5.7L Dome PowerPak Plus Forged Piston Kits

July 9th 2020

MAHLE Motorsport has now added to its growing line of power-adder ready pistons a new 5.7L Hemi, in both stock stroke and 3.00” stroker applications. These newest forged Chrysler dome kits deliver strength, added compression and durability and are available wherever MAHLE Motorsport pistons are sold …

Rockingham Dragway To Get New Owners After 2-Year Transition Period

July 8th 2020

Al Gennarelli and Dan VanHorn, two successful businessmen united by their passion for fast cars, have taken the first step toward becoming the new owners of Rockingham Dragway, in North Carolina. Through an agreement with Steve Earwood, who has owned, operated and upgraded the multi-purpose fac …

Digital Momentum's Chuck Tate: Insights From The Best Of Both Worlds—Racing & Digital

July 7th 2020

Chuck Tate, founder and CEO of Digital Momentum, knows racing, and he's at the top of the pyramid when it comes to matching up the extraordinary potential of the digital world with the dynamic sport of auto racing, and the industry that supports it. With decades of experience in both worlds—rac …

Bombtrack Fabrication Acquires Power Cool Systems Machine Shop, Formerly Saldana Racing Products

July 7th 2020

Bombtrack Fabrication has acquired Power Cool Systems machine shop, formerly Saldana Racing Products, Indianapolis, Indiana. Through this acquisition, Bombtrack Fabrication will move their current operations to the existing Power Cool Systems machine shop location. Joe Barszcz, president o …

IndyCar/NASCAR Xfinity Crossover Event On NBC Delivers Viewership Milestones

July 6th 2020

NBC Sports’ coverage of the historic IndyCarNASCAR Xfinity crossover on Saturday from Indianapolis Motor Speedway delivered viewership milestones for both series, according to Fast National data by Nielsen and digital data from Adobe Analytics. Saturday's IndyCar GMR Grand Prix averaged a Total …

Diamond, Wiseco and JE Pistons are now stocking Total Seal piston rings in Europe for upgrades to piston orders.

July 2nd 2020

Total Seal Piston Rings announced today that Race Winning Brand's piston companies - Diamond, JE and Wiseco - are now stocking Total Seal piston rings in Europe for upgrades to piston orders.  Matt Hartford, Total Seal CEO and President said, "Now engine builders and enthusiasts in Europe …

DIESEL Motorsports Holds First Event After Lockdown

July 2nd 2020

DIESEL Motorsports held its first event after lockdown, and drew 3000 people, with 65 vehicles, along with multiple vendors, on the first day of its Thunder In The Bunker, Friday, June 26, at Bunkerhill Dragway just north of Indianapolis. Ron Knoch, president of DIESEL Motorsports, said, "Satur …

AWE Names Darron Shubin Director Of Sales

June 26th 2020

AWE, the precision engineering firm outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, announced today that Darron Shubin, former VP at MagnaFlow, has joined the growing company’s executive team as the Director of Sales. Darron will be leading the company’s sales and customer support teams and overseeing AWE’s sal …

MAHLE Names Joe Maylish Sales & Program Manager For North American Motorsports

June 23rd 2020

MAHLE Motorsport General Manager Brad Green announced the promotion of Joe Maylish to Sales and Program Manager for the company’s North American motorsports division. MAHLE is the world's largest piston manufacturer and a the leading piston liaison between upper level professional racing, OE an …

Sparta Brakes Appoints New National Sales and Marketing Manager

July 1st 2020

Sparta Brakes (Sparta Evolution) has appointed Yoni Kellman as its new National Sales and Marketing Manager for the Americas.  With nearly two decades of marketing and sales experience in the specialty aftermarket, Kellman brings a new level of experience to the Sparta brand. With a push t …

Williams Advanced Engineering Awarded FE Gen3 Battery Contract

July 1st 2020

Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) has been awarded the Gen3 battery contract of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship by the FIA World Motor Sport Council. In 2010, Williams Grand Prix Engineering began diversifying its operations, leading to the establishment of the Williams Advanced Engi …

Inside EDGE Welding Cups & Supply—How To Improve The Weld, Make The Job Easier & Save Money

June 30th 2020

It's a simple, but powerful idea: glass TIG welding cups allow you to better see the weld as you're doing the job. And you should know that the go-to company for glass TIG welding cups is EDGE Welding Cups & Supply, in Mooresville, North Carolina. EDGE has the largest selection of glass wel …

Racing Industry Digital Platform Hits New Heights

April 30th 2020

After reporting an outstanding month of March for EPARTRADE, when User traffic increased 760%, we're excited to report that this month of April was another record-breaker! As User traffic tied with our extraordinary March numbers, April went on to set a record for new User registration. April a …

NASCAR Cancels 2020 Champion’s Week in Nashville Due to COVID-19 Concerns

June 30th 2020

The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Awards and Champion’s Week festivities will not occur as scheduled in Nashville in early December because of COVID-19 concerns. In the statement from NASCAR, officials indicated that the year-end celebration would return to Nashville in 2021. NASCAR’s three national s …

Mercedes F1 Will Run A Black LIvery In 2020 In Statement Against Racism

June 29th 2020

Mercedes F1 will be switching the colors of Lewis Hamilton’s and Valtteri Bottas’s cars to black for the 2020 season as the team makes a stand against racism and discrimination, and pledges to improve the diversity of their team. The announcement comes amid global protests around the world in s …

World Of Outlaws To Employ Walk-Through Screeners & Offer Free COVID-19 Testing At Cedar Lake Speedway Event

June 26th 2020

When fans attend the World of Outlaws three-day mega-event July 2-3-4 on the high-banks of Cedar Lake Speedway, track and race series officials will not only be giving them a double dose of the "Greatest Show on Dirt," but a potential preview into the future of sports and live events in the pandemic …

First Ever EPARTRADE LIVE! Draws A Packed 'Virtual House' For Piston Rings Tech Webinar

June 24th 2020

The first ever EPARTRADE LIVE! tech webinar attracted over 100 members of the racing industry in the course of the one-hour presentation on piston rings technology for race engines by Lake Speed Jr., vice president of sales and marketing for Total Seal Piston Rings and noted race engine builder Jon …

Turn 14 Distribution Adds Roush Performance To Line Card

June 25th 2020

Turn 14 Distribution has added Roush Performance, one of the premier brands in the automotive aftermarket, to its line card. “Roush Performance has an extensive and storied winning history in motorsports, performance parts engineering and manufacturing. Our customers have been requesting that w …