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NHRA: Chevrolet Named Official Truck

CHEVROLET NAMED OFFICIAL TRUCK OF THE NHRA: The NHRA has signed a multiyear agreement with Chevrolet, designating the U.S. vehicle manufacturer as the Official Truck of the NHRA. As the Official Truck of the NHRA, Chevrolet will have a major on-site presence at all NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events. Most notably, the all-new Chevrolet Silverados and Suburbans will be used by the NHRA Safety Safari presented by AAA for emergency response and track preparation.

Ralph Panico Passes Away

On Friday, May 5, Ralph Panico celebrated his 75th birthday with family and friends. Two days later at 6:30 a.m., while sleeping comfortably next to his wife Judy, he succumbed to complications resulting from his long battle with diabetes.

Movers & Shakers: Jason Bruce Named Holley’s VP of Business Development; Scott Holst Joins Wes-Coast Marketing

Here is a brief look at some of news and updates from around the specialty-equipment industry. Companies featured this week: MAHLE Aftermarket, The Marx Group, Brenton Productions and more.

Drag Racer Kenny Safford Passes Away

Famed dragster and funny car racer Kenny Safford has passed away.

Racing News: Royal Purple Announces Subaru Rally Team USA Partnership

Royal Purple has announced it has joined forces with Subaru Rally Team USA in a multi-year agreement. The team, managed by Subaru technical partner Vermont SportsCar, will begin to utilize Royal Purple products in each of its factory Rally and Rallycross teams.

NHRA: Sunoco to Become Official Sponsor

Sunoco will become an official sponsor of the NHRA in 2015. The 10-year agreement calls for Sunoco to become the official racing fuel of the NHRA and will be the exclusive on-site gasoline and nitromethane supplier at all NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national events. Sunoco gasoline will be the spec racing gasoline in the Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle categories at national events and Competition eliminator categories at both national and NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events.

Movers & Shakers: Flex-a-lite Names Matt Smith National Sales Manager

Here is a brief look at some of news and updates from around the specialty-equipment industry. Companies featured this week: Flex-a-lite, ACAT Global, Hammerking and more.
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