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2014 Griffin King of the Hammers Presented by Nitto Tires

Billed as "The toughest one-day off road race in the world," more than 130 drivers from 31 states and 8 countries competed in the 2014 King of the Hammers.

Movers & Shakers: PRI Apparel and Merchandise Available Online; MAHLE's New Name for Aftermarket Tool Division

Here is a brief look at some of news and updates from around the specialty-equipment industry. Companies featured this week: Piston Driven Manufacturing, MAHLE, Brenton Productions, MAVTV, ReadyLIFT and more.

NHRA: Circle K Winternationals Champions Crowned in Pomona

Khalid alBalooshi, (top Fuel), John Force (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) started the 2014 season with victories at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals—the opening race of the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. All three racers overcame tough fields in their respective categories to start the year on a high note.

Racing News: Geico Continues Team Lucas Partnership Through 2014

Geico is continuing its "Presenting Sponsorship" agreement with Team Lucas through 2014. The pact will showcase GEICO insurance policy benefits before large audiences at more than 300 motorsports events across the United States. Team Lucas is a grassroots advertising and marketing platform created by Lucas Oil that reaches hundreds of millions of consumers a year.

Movers & Shakers: Carlyle Group Completes Acquisition of DuPont Performance Coatings; Port-A-Cool Names Ben Wulf New President

Here is a brief look at some of news and updates from around the specialty-equipment industry. Companies featured this week: ididit, Meyer Distributing, Vehicle Specialties Inc., Port-A-Cool and more.

Racing News: Falken Tire Partners With Driver Jessi Combs

Arie Luyendyk Jr. will return to compete in the nations premier  short-course, off-road racing series TORC: The Off-Road Championship, in 2014 beginning with the season opener April 5–6 in Primm, Nevada.

Toyota Motor Sales Named Official Car of the NHRA

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. has signed a multiyear agreement to be the Official Car of NHRA, beginning with the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
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