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SPEED SPORT 1 LAUNCHES ON AMAZON FREEVEE

May 22nd 2024

Emphasis on live domestic and international racing will bolster Amazon’s growing portfolio of motorsports content MOORESVILLE, N.C. — SPEED SPORT 1, The Live Racing Network, has announced its debut on Freevee — Amazon’s free ad-supported television platform. With the emphasis on live domestic and in …

Autotech Driveline Webinar Unveils Cutting-Edge Innovations for Differentials, Gearboxes, and Motorsport ABS

May 22nd 2024

Autotech Driveline recently hosted an engaging webinar, highlighting their latest advancements and product offerings in the motorsport industry. The session provided deep insights into the company's innovative solutions, featuring a detailed discussion on their premium gearboxes, differentials, and …

RACE INDUSTRY NOW, The Weekly Webinar Series From EPARTRADE

May 22nd 2024

Wednesday, June 5 at 9:00 AM PST:Episode #452 - "Performance Enhanced Diesel Pistons" by UEM and Total SealPim van den Bergh, Director of Sales, UEM; Scott Diehl, Business Development, Total Seal; Andy Suman, President, Line2Line Coatings and Tim O'Malley, Industrial Account Manager, Cerakote Cerami …

UEM: Celebrating Over a Century of Excellence in Piston Manufacturing

May 22nd 2024

Founded in 1922 by Deuda SilprizioSince its inception in 1922 by Deuda Silprizio in Fresno, California, United Engine and Machine (UEM) has stood as a testament to innovation, quality, and family values. Now under the stewardship of President Christopher Sulprizio, UEM continues to thrive as a famil …

Bipartisan senators call for DOJ investigation into FOM's deferral of Andretti-Cadillac entry

May 22nd 2024

A bipartisan group of senators have called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate Formula One Management (FOM) for its deferral of Andretti-Cadillac’s attempts to enter Formula 1.Andretti was approved by the FIA as meeting the requirements set out by the governing body for any potential n …

RACE INDUSTRY NOW Tech Webinar - JUNE 5

May 22nd 2024

Wednesday, June 5 at 9:00 AM PST:Episode #452 - "Performance Enhanced Diesel Pistons" by UEM and Total SealPim van den Bergh, Director of Sales, UEM; Scott Diehl, Business Development, Total Seal; Andy Suman, President, Line2Line Coatings and Tim O'Malley, Industrial Account Manager, Cerakote Cerami …

Symonds joins Andretti-Cadillac as technical consultant

May 22nd 2024

Veteran motorsport technical figure Pat Symonds will join Andretti-Cadillac as Executive Engineering Consultant as the team continues its push to join the Formula 1 grid.Symonds, who most recently served as Chief Technical Officer for Formula 1, will officially join the team at its new Silverstone b …

Penske Autosport adopts Ansible Motion’s simulator to improve Formula E team performance

May 22nd 2024

Penske Autosport has introduced Ansible Motion’s Delta S3 driver-in-the-loop (DIL) simulator to its operations, aiming to improve its team’s performance in the 2024 FIA ABB Formula E Championship. The simulator will be used for hardware and software validation, circuit acclimatization, driver develo …

Participants in EPARTRADE, RACER and SPEED SPORT Webinar Series include:

May 22nd 2024

Michael Andretti, CEO & Chairman of Andretti Global; Ross Brawn, winner of 20 F1 World Championships (Ferrari, Williams, Benetton and BrawnGP); Zak Brown,Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Racing; Chip Ganassi, Owner of Chip Ganassi Racing; Rick Hendrick, Owner of Hendrick Motorsports, Adrian Newe …

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

May 22nd 2024

The Presentation will Start Today at 9:00 AM PST / 12:00 PM EST: Episode #451 - "Engineering Insights: Understanding the Inner Workings of Differentials, Gearboxes, and Motorsport ABS" by Autotech DrivelineChris Shimonkevitz, Brand Manager and Dana Clark, Technical Director. Hosted by Brad Gillie fr …

NASCAR announces Hall of Fame Class of 2025

May 22nd 2024

Ricky Rudd, Carl Edwards and Ralph Moody have been selected as members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2025. In addition, Dr. Dean Sicking was named the recipient of the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR.The members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel met on Tuesday in a …

Latest Mini John Cooper Works to debut at 24 Hours of Nürburgring

May 21st 2024

The new Mini John Cooper Works (JCW) will make its first public appearance at this year’s 24 Hours of Nürburgring, which takes place on June 1 and 2.Details about the new car are limited, but Mini has announced it will feature a twin-power turbo engine, likely a development of the 2.0-liter unit fro …

2024 NASCAR Ford Mustang Dark Horse undergoes wind tunnel submission testing

May 21st 2024

American professional stock car racing team Stewart-Haas Racing has collaborated with 3D printer manufacturer 3D Systems to optimize the aerodynamic performance of the new 2024 NASCAR Ford Mustang Dark Horse. This partnership leverages advanced 3D printing technology to simplify the testing of vario …

Cisco to become an official partner of IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway

May 21st 2024

Penske Entertainment announced May 20 a partnership with global technology leader Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) that will see the company become an official partner of INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Through the partnership, Penske Entertainment will leverage a wide range of Cisco’s industry-leading …

Acura ZDX Type S will be first all-electric pace car to enter Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

May 21st 2024

The 2024 Acura ZDX Type S is set to make history as the first all-electric pace car at the 102nd running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, in Colorado Springs, June 23.Pro BMX athlete, car tuner and amateur drifter Coco Zurita will drive the ZDX Type S up the 12.42-mile course.Zu …

Nine IMSA Diverse Driver Scholarship finalists named

May 21st 2024

For the past several years, IMSA has offered the Diverse Driver Scholarship to empower drivers from a variety of backgrounds to participate in iMSA competition. The current recipient, Ken Fukuda, is competing in Michelin Pilot Challenge in 2024. The field for the 2025-’26  scholarship has been …

North Wilkesboro keeps NASCAR All-Star race for 2025

May 20th 2024

North Wilkesboro Speedway will host the NASCAR All-Star Race for the third consecutive year in 2025.The 41st edition of the NASCAR All-Star Race, the $1 million non-points race, will be held on May 18, 2025. It will remain a doubleheader weekend with the Craftsman Truck Series, which competes in a p …

Druck introduces pressure and temperature sensor for motorsport

May 20th 2024

Pressure measurement specialist Druck has introduced a new combined pressure and temperature sensor tailored for the motorsport sector.Designed to address the specific demands of high-performance applications, the 4400T is built to withstand extreme conditions, including temperatures reaching up to …

Kazuki Nakajima and Deborah Mayer to be honored at 24 Hours of Le Mans

May 20th 2024

Kazuki Nakajima, Grand Marshal of the 92nd 24 Hours of Le MansKazuki Nakajima, three-time winner of the 24 Hours of the Mans, will have the privilege of guiding the 62 cars through the formation lap for the fourth round of the FIA WEC, shortly before 16:00 on 15 June.Nakajima launched his karting ca …

INDYCAR teams to use Pennzoil Performance Racing Oil at Indianapolis 500 to drive sustainability

May 17th 2024

Shell, Pennzoil and INDYCAR continue to advance their sustainability journey by unveiling the new Pennzoil Performance+ Racing Oil[2] using re-refined base oil (RRBO) to deliver top engine performance with less greenhouse gas emissions.1 INDYCAR teams will use Pennzoil Performance+ Racing Oil during …

F1 veteran O'Neill named team principal of Juncos Hollinger

May 17th 2024

Juncos Hollinger Racing announced May 16 the addition of David O’Neill, former sporting director and team manager of Haas F1 Team, in the newly created role of team principal.O’Neill will partner with Team Manager David Morgan at JHR.“Juncos Hollinger Racing isn’t scared to go where other teams have …

Mark Brittan appointed MD of Gibson Technology

May 17th 2024

Gibson Technology has announced the appointment of Mark Brittan as managing director. Brittan is the son-in-law of Bill Gibson, founder and chairman of Gibson Technology, and has had a long-term involvement within the Gibson family business.In his new role he will have full responsibility for the le …

Phoenix to host NASCAR championship weekend again in 2025

May 17th 2024

Phoenix Raceway is the fourth race confirmed on the 2025 schedule as NASCAR announced Thursday it will remain the site of the championship finale.Phoenix will host all three NASCAR national series from Oct. 31 through Nov. 2. It will be the sixth year the track has hosted championship weekend.“Our f …

Eddie Gossage, 1958 - 2024

May 17th 2024

Eddie Gossage, the former president of Texas Motor Speedway, has died. He was 65.Speedway Motorsports shared the news Thursday night on behalf of the Gossage family.“Today, we have lost one of the world’s biggest race fans,” said Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith. “From his legenda …

McLaren’s Zak Brown to receive IMRRC’s 10th Annual Cameron R. Argetsinger Award

May 16th 2024

Zak Brown, Chief Executive Officer of McLaren Racing, will receive the 10th annual IMRRC Cameron R. Argetsinger Award at a gala presented by Sahlen’s, NASCAR, Watkins Glen International and IMSA, on Thursday, September 12, 2024. The dinner and presentation will be held prior to the running of the NA …

IndyCar Series makes aerodynamic specification changes for Indy 500

May 16th 2024

The IndyCar Series has made a few changes to the aerodynamic specification of its cars and a couple of mechanical updates for the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500.The largest involves an increase in potential downforce with the rear wing. Teams were restricted to a maximum nose-down angle of fi …

TNT confirms Atlanta to launch its 2025 NASCAR telecasts

May 16th 2024

Atlanta Motor Speedway will be the site of TNT Sports return to telecasting NASCAR races in 2025.The second race date at Atlanta Motor Speedway moves to June, on a Saturday night, and will also be the first race of the $1 million in-season tournament, with each race exclusively airing on TNT and Max …

Adamastor unveils Furia – the first Portuguese supercar

May 16th 2024

The Furia is a high-performance sports car designed for enthusiasts and collectors, and is equipped with a Ford Performance engine that can produce more than 350hp.Adamastor says the rigorous construction, superior driving experience and “high-level design and technology” of the Furia place the manu …

Revolutionizing Racing Fuels

May 15th 2024

In a recent webinar, Jess Hewitt of Hyperfuels, a seasoned expert in fuel technology, unveiled groundbreaking insights into the world of racing fuels. From the mechanics of hydrophobic alcohols to the nuances of performance optimization, the discussion delved deep into the science behind sustainable …

Ligier/Bosch hydrogen ICE car completes 5,000km of endurance testing

May 15th 2024

Bosch and Ligier have announced that the JS2 RH2, a hydrogen ICE-powered concept first unveiled at Le Mans in 2023, has completed more than 5,000km of track running without issue.The car features a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V6 engine with an H2 injection system developed by the two companies. Capable of …

IndyCar hybrids to debut July 5-7 at Mid-Ohio

May 15th 2024

Five years in the making, the IndyCar Series will make its long-awaited move to hybridization at the July 5-7 race on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.Announced at the Indianapolis 500 in May of 2019, the innovative technology created in a joint development between Chevrolet and Honda will see the ful …

RACE INDUSTRY NOW Tech Webinar - MAY 15

May 15th 2024

Wednesday, May 22 at 9:00 AM PST:Episode #451 - "Engineering Insights: Understanding the Inner Workings of Differentials, Gearboxes, and Motorsport ABS" by Autotech DrivelineChris Shimonkevitz, Brand Manager and Dana Clark, Technical Director. Hosted by Brad Gillie from SiriusXM, Ch. 90, Late Shift. …

Pratt Miller delays IndyCar team plans

May 15th 2024

Michigan’s Pratt Miller Motorsports organization has parked its interest in joining the IndyCar Series field in 2025.The company behind the championship-winning Corvette Racing program over the last three decades, which also played an integral role in the engineering and performance development for …

Amazon Prime Video to open its 2025 race coverage with Coca-Cola 600

May 15th 2024

NASCAR announced Tuesday that Amazon Prime Video will begin its coverage of Cup Series races with the 66th running of the Coca-Cola 600 on May 25, 2025, during Memorial Day weekend.NASCAR’s annual endurance test at Charlotte Motor Speedway is one of the sport’s crown-jewel races, and it will kick of …

World of Outlaws Sprint Car drivers to meet with students at second annual Milton Hershey Sprint Car Experience

May 14th 2024

After the final checkered flag falls on the weekend’s races, a few Sprint Car drivers will go from inspiring kids in the grandstands to educating them in the classroom on Monday, May 13.World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car drivers and others will meet with students at Milton Hershey School t …

2024 French GP breaks all-time MotoGP™ record with 297,471 attendees

May 14th 2024

The 2024 Michelin® Grand Prix de France put on an incredible show right to the final lap, and a record-breaking crowd was there to see it. An awe-inspiring 297,471 fans flocked to historic Le Mans across the weekend, making it the highest-attended Grand Prix in history.The previous record was set at …

Automobili Pininfarina introduces two new pure-electric hypercars in Japan

May 14th 2024

Automobili Pininfarina has expanded its presence in Asia with the introduction of two new models for Japanese clients: the B95 hyper Barchetta and the exclusive Battista Cinquantacinque hyper GT.Partnering with luxury expert Sky Group as its retail partner in Tokyo, Japan, the pure-electric hypercar …

NASCAR to run in-season tournament on TNT Sports in 2025

May 14th 2024

NASCAR announced on Monday that it will add a new twist to next season’s races with the TNT Sports portion of the 2025 Cup Series schedule featuring an in-season, bracket-style tournament.The prior three races, airing on Prime Video, will set the seeding for the tournament as the sanctioning body tr …

VCARB to run recycled carbon fiber parts at Imola

May 14th 2024

Visa Cash App RB will be the latest team to utilize recycled carbon fiber in the production of its Formula 1 cars when it debuts new parts at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, joining McLaren which trialed similar technology at the United States Grand Prix last year.For RB, its front wing flaps will be …

Fueled by 450 Webinars: Race Industry Now hits another milestone!

May 13th 2024

Join us in celebrating the 450th episode of EPARTRADE's Webinar Series! Since our first episode with Jon Kaase and Lake Speed in 2020, we have journeyed through 450 episodes of insightful discussions, covering topics ranging from cutting-edge technology to safety and everything in between.Along …

Firestone optimistic about tweaked Indy 500 tires

May 13th 2024

Firestone’s tires for the Indianapolis 500 follow a familiar design approach as the previous races held so far in 2024.With the NTT IndyCar Series having announced its plans in 2023 to contest the entire 2024 season using hybrid engines, Firestone made tires during the offseason that were harder in …

Ferrari Enzo equipped with new Pirelli P Zero Corsa System tires

May 13th 2024

Building on a 70-year relationship, Pirelli and Ferrari have co-developed the new P Zero Corsa System for the Ferrari Enzo supercar.The tire joins Pirelli’s Collezione range, which caters to both classic and modern Ferraris, and supplements the existing P Zero tires available for the Ferrari F40 and …

Alpine debuts I4 hydrogen ICE Alpenglow Hy4

May 13th 2024

Alpine has unveiled the functional version of its Alpenglow, first shown as a concept at the Paris Motor Show in 2022. It was rolled out at the Spa round of the World Endurance Championship, where the company runs two cars in the Le Mans Hypercar class. Alpine has expressed a desire to compete with …

Eberhart named Friends of Laguna Seca CEO

May 13th 2024

Friends of Laguna Seca (FLS) has announced that Lauri Eberhart has been named CEO of the Monterey County-based non-profit organization. FLS is poised to take over management of the historic Laguna Seca Recreation Area following the approval of a 50-year concession agreement.“Lauri brings a wealth of …

Alpine Hydrogen ICE Racer Refines Tech for Road Cars

May 10th 2024

Alpine presents the first rolling version of its hydrogen race car a day before it competes in the TotalEnergies 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps endurance race this weekend.The Alpine Alpenglow Hy4, first seen as a concept at the 2022 Paris Motor Show, sets out to prove that race cars can be competitiv …

Ferrari introduces 12Cilindri Spider,hypercar

May 10th 2024

On May 3, Ferrari introduced the 12Cilindri Spider, a two-seater spider featuring a mid-front-mounted, naturally aspirated V12 engine. According to the auto maker, this new model combines the allure of open-air motoring with the timeless appeal of Ferrari’s iconic V12 powertrain.Inspired by the open …

Ford gets FIA approval to make reliability updates to Mustang GT3

May 10th 2024

Ford Performance has been granted an “erratum” fix by the FIA for its new Mustang GT3 ahead of this weekend’s FIA WEC weekend at Spa and IMSA weekend at Laguna Seca, RACER has learned.The changes to the car are reliability-focused and have been made to rectify the issues surrounding the car’s boot l …

Formula E names Infosys as official Digital Innovation Partner

May 10th 2024

Infosys, a provider of digital services and consulting, has become the official Digital Innovation Partner of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.The partnership will see Infosys provide in-race analytics, fan engagement initiatives, and sustainability efforts over the next three years.Jeff Dod …

New feature film documents Cadillac Racing’s return to Le Mans

May 10th 2024

Cadillac and Samsung TV Plus have announced the television premiere of “No Perfect Formula,” a new documentary showcasing Cadillac Racing’s historic return to the world’s most iconic endurance race, and the grit and determination of the team as they prepare for, and compete in, the centenary 24 Hour …

IndyCar developing improved bellhousing

May 10th 2024

The IndyCar Series is developing a new and tougher bellhousing to deploy in the coming months.After dealing with ongoing durability issues with the new and lighter magnesium bellhousings that debuted in March at St. Petersburg, RACER understands the series is working with chassis supplier Dallara to …

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