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Honor Your Company's Young Innovators

SEMA News is looking to highlight top-tier talent in the automotive aftermarket industry who are under the age of 35 through its 35 Under 35 program.

Racing News: Gumout to Sponsor Vaughn Gittin Jr. in 2014

Gumout Performance Additives has announced the sponsorship of Formula Drift star and World Champion Drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR for 2014.

NHRA: Kandy Magazine to Sponsor Angie Smith in Charlotte

Kandy Magazine has agreed to a sponsorship package with Matt Smith Racing rider Angie Smith beginning at this weekend's NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. The agreement will include Kandy branding on Angie's 190-mph Buell. The famous Kandy Girls will be greeting fans in Smith's pit area.

Movers & Shakers: Wade Kawasaki Promoted to President, COO of Coker Group; Lund International Acquires AMP Research Assets

Here is a brief look at some of news and updates from around the specialty-equipment industry. Companies featured this week: Coker Group, Monroe Brakes, Champion Oil, Fox Factory Holding Corp., Lund International Holding Co. and Voxx Electronics Corp.

Industry Heritage—Chevy's Fledgling Camaro at the First SEMA Show

The photo here was taken at the very first SEMA Show, which was known in 1967 as the High Performance & Custom Trade Show and was held in January of that year at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The car in the booth is a Camaro, Chevrolet’s answer to Ford’s wildly popular Mustang.

Racing News: Yokohama Tire Corp.’s Formula Drift Title Defense Begins at Long Beach, April 4–5

The 2014 Formula Drift season starts April 4–5 in Long Beach, California, and Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) will try to defend its title with reigning champion Michael Essa.

NHRA: Four-Wide Nationals, a Spectacle Like No Other

NHRA FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS, A SPECTACLE LIKE NO OTHER: Without question, the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, now in its fifth year, presents one of the most powerful sights and sounds on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series circuit. It marks the fifth of 24 events during the 2014 season and takes place April 11–13 at zMAX Dragway, Bruton Smith’s “Bellagio of Drag Strips.” The world’s top racers will once again try to stay out in front, where cars race four-wide at the world’s only four-lane, all-concrete drag strip. Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (PSM) were last year’s winners of the event that will once again be televised on ESPN2. For more on this story visit www.NHRA.com.

Help Us Honor the Industry's Young Pros

SEMA News is looking to highlight top-tier talent in the automotive aftermarket industry who are under the age of 35 through its 35 Under 35 program.

Movers & Shakers: Rollins Joins Marx Group Advisory Board; Hetfield's "Black Pearl" Wins Goodguys Custom of the Year

Here is a brief look at some of news and updates from around the specialty-equipment industry. Companies featured this week: Marx Group Advisors, turbo Filtration, Goodguys Rod & Custom Custom, Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium and more.
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