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RACING NEWS: A1 WORLD CUP OF MOTORSPORT HEADS TO AUSTRALIA FOR 2009

BIG DEAL: The A1 World Cup of Motorsports has signed a five-year contract to race at Surfers Paradise, Australia, beginning in 2009. The race comes after 18 Indy car races at the successful street circuit in Queensland.

SPONSOR HUNT: The World Racing Group is once again searching for a sponsor for its World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series after the announcement late last week that Advance Auto Parts was withdrawing after the first year of a three-year contract as title sponsor for the series.

NHRA: FIVE IN THE FIGHT FOR PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE TITLE AS FINAL RACE LOOMS

NEWS NUGGETS

PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE FIELD TIGHTEST IN YEARS HEADING INTO FINALS IN POMONA: With the final race of the 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing season this weekend and five riders still mathematically in the fight, the POWERade Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship could very well come down to the final pass of the season at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, California.

MOVERS & SHAKERS: KEYSTONE BUYS ARROW SPEED ASSETS, GARY MCQUILLEN, WINSTON GUILLORY, J.F. LAUNIER AND MORE

Keystone Automotive Operations has acquired selected assets of Arrow Speed Warehouse. On September 22, Keystone Automotive bid for certain assets of the business, and the transaction closed on November 7. This acquisition gives Keystone Automotive additional resources and customer reach to grow the business in the Midwest region, the company said. Arrow Speed is known for its customer service and marketing capabilities; Keystone plans to integrate this expertise into its operations.

RACING NEWS: CAMPING WORLD SIGNS ON AS NEW NASCAR TRUCK SERIES SPONSOR

MOVING ON UP: Germain Racing, which has fielded entries in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for several years, including that of 2006 series champion Todd Bodine, will enter a Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series next season with Italian Max Papis at the wheel. Geico will sponsor the team in 18 races.

SEVEN YEARS: NASCAR has landed a new title sponsor for its Truck Series. Camping World has signed a seven-year agreement to back the series, replacing Craftsman, which has sponsored the tour since 1995, at the end of this season.

MOVERS & SHAKERS: WALLY HOLST, BILL STEVENSON, TOYOTA, KICKER BIG AIR BASH AND MOTORBOOKS WRITING OPPORTUNITIES

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has added Wally Holst and Bill Stevenson to its sales team. Holst, Toyo’s new regional sales manager for upstate New York and a portion of Pennsylvania, has more than 11 years of sales and account-management experience in the tire and automotive industries. Stevenson joined the northeast team as a district sales manager, assisting in sales and service of Toyo dealers in that region.

RACING NEWS: INTERNATIONAL MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2009 INDUCTEES

TAKING SHAPE: NASCAR’s Car of Tomorrow for the Nationwide Series is taking shape. Driver reviews have been positive for the car that is scheduled to debut in 2010. Details are in this week’s National Speed Sport News.

NEW EVENT: UMP DirtCar will hold three days of racing in conjunction with the December 11–13 Performance Racing Industry Trade Show. Events will be held all three nights at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida.

MOVERS & SHAKERS: LAUREN SEDILLO, PAUL BROSIUS, NEW HOME FOR <i>INSIDE DRAG RACING</i> AND MORE

 
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Century Truck Caps, a division of the Truck Accessories Group LLC, promoted Lauren Sedil

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