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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.

NHRA: Brown Takes Over Top Fuel Points Lead With Houston Win

Antron Brown raced to his third win of the season at the O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals and takes over the points lead from Doug Kalitta. Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Robert Hight (Funny Car) also took home wins in the Lone Star state. Brown defeated Pomona winner Khalid alBalooshi for his second win at Royal Purple Raceway in Houston.

Movers & Shakers: MSD's Atomic EFI Receives Distinctive CARB Exemption Status; Hellwig Products Hires Will Rowe

Here is a brief look at some of news and updates from around the specialty-equipment industry. Companies featured this week: Black Box, Grote, MAVTV, MSD and more.
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