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NHRA: Crampton, DeJoria, Gray, Krawiec Win 60th Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

Alexis DeJoria raced past 16-time Funny Car world champ John Force Monday to win the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Richie Crampton (Top Fuel), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were first-time winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis—the last race of the regular season.

Movers & Shakers: ProMedia Hires Steve Baur; RealTruck.com Reopens Fargo Office

Here is a brief look at some of the news and updates from around the specialty-equipment industry. Companies featured this week: ProMedia LLC, Enerpulse Technologies, RealTruck.com.

SEMA Council & Network News: Last Chance to Register for the Media Trade Conference

The annual Speed Networking Breakfast, Powered by the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) is the quickest and easiest way to meet peers, prospects, vendor associates and valuable contacts in one setting.

Racing News: Top 11 Spots at Mid-Ohio Claimed by 11 Different Teams

When the Trans Am Series introduced the TA2 class more than four years ago, the vision was to create a high-performance class that emphasizes driver talent in the three quintessential American icons: the Chevrolet Camaro, the Ford Mustang and the Dodge Challenger.

Movers & Shakers: Jim Ryan Named SCORE Marketing and Sales Director; MotorHead to Crown Northeast Collector Cars of 2014

Here is a brief look at some of the news and updates from around the specialty-equipment industry. Companies featured this week: SCORE, Power Automedia, Champion Oil, Robert Bosch LLC, Remington Industries, MotorHead Media, University of the Aftermarket Foundation and MAHLE Aftermarket Inc.

SEMA Council & Network News: Speed Networking Breakfast Tickets Now on Sale

The annual Speed Networking Breakfast, Powered by the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) is the quickest and easiest way to meet peers, prospects, vendor associates and valuable contacts in one setting.

Racing News: Snake & Mongoose to Appear at PRI Grand Opening Breakfast

The Grand Opening Breakfast at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show will feature special appearance of two of the biggest names in drag racing's storied history—Don "Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "Mongoose" McEwen—on the morning of Thursday, December 11, 2014.

NHRA: Lucas Wins in Top Fuel; Funny Car, Pro Stock to Be Completed in Indy

Morgan Lucas raced to his third Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Top Fuel victory in spectacular fashion Sunday to close out the rain-drenched NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Brainerd Int'l Raceway. The Funny Car final round between John Force and Ron Capps, along with the Pro Stock semifinals and final was postponed by NHRA officials due to darkness and inclement weather following a day filled with multiple rain delays.

David Nelms Passes Away

Longtime industry veteran and SEMA member David Allison Nelms, 71, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia, passed away, Saturday, August 2, 2014. Nelms was a former employee of Honest Charley's, where he worked for 29 years, and P&E Distributors, where he worked for 21 years.

Movers & Shakers: Royal Purple's Show It Off at SEMA Winner; S. Kellie Colf to Lead National Sales for SpeedDirect

Here is a brief look at some of news and updates from around the specialty-equipment industry. Companies featured this week: Royal Purple, SpeedDirect, 3M, Gumout Performance Additives and MAHLE Service Solutions.
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