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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.

SEMA Council & Network News: Display Your Truck or Jeep at the SEMA Show

From a large pool of competitors, the top 10 young automotive entrepreneurs have been named in the second-annual SEMA Launch Pad Presented by YEN competition.

QA1 Mourns the Loss of Founder and Chairman James Jordan

James “Jim” Jordan, founder and chairman of QA1, passed away July 30, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. In the early ’70s, Jordan started working in the power transmission industry and quickly worked his way around related industries, eventually becoming an expert on rod ends.

Racing News: Sheehan/Arsham 3Peat at Mazda Raceway in Touring

The team of Gary Sheehan and Ali Arsham made it three wins in a row in the Touring class of the Nitto Tires United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) at Mazda Raceway. Andrie Hartanto won the GT class and made up some points in the championship.

NHRA: J. Force, Kalitta and Line End Western Swing With Victories

John Force earned his third win of the season by racing to the Funny Car victory at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries at Pacific Raceways.

Movers & Shakers: Drake Automotive Names Mark Mathews Marketing Manager; Kit Car Builder Changes Name

Here is a brief look at some of news and updates from around the specialty-equipment industry. Companies featured this week: Drake Automotive Group, CTEK Power, The Hybrid Shop, Car Builder magazine and more.

SEMA Council & Network News: SEMA Launch Pad Competitors Announced

From a large pool of competitors, the top 10 young automotive entrepreneurs have been named in the second-annual SEMA Launch Pad Presented by YEN competition.

Racing News: Olsbergs Rallycross Cars Post Fast Runs in Charlotte

Speedway motors announced its sponsorship of the SCCA Classic American Muscle Invitational Challenge; and Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST rallycross cars post fast runs in Charlotte.

NHRA: alBalooshi, C. Force, Line and Krawiec Take Home Wins in Sonoma

Khalid alBalooshi (Top Fuel), Courtney Force (Pro Stock), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) took home wins at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals—the second of three races in the Western Swing. In Top Fuel, alBalooshi piloted his Al-Anabi Racing dragster to a 3.912 at 309.42, defeating teammate Shawn Langdon. It was the second win of the season for alBalooshi, who celebrated his 35th birthday during race day, and fourth of his career.

Movers & Shakers: Kristin Grons Joins Brake Parts Inc.; THI Holdings Acquired by TA Associates

Here is a brief look at some of news and updates from around the specialty-equipment industry. Companies featured this week: Brake Parts Inc., Snow Performance, THI Holdings, A.R.E. and Amos Media.
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