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NHRA: Three Live Broadcasts Highlight Coverage on ESPN

The NHRA, in conjunction with broadcast partner ESPN, will feature three live broadcasts during the remainder of the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Hosted by Dave Rieff and analysis by Mike Dunn, the first live event will air on ESPN with three hours of coverage of the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, New Hampshire, June 22, from 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (EDT). The next live broadcast will be the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Chicago on ESPN2, June 29, for three hours from 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. (EDT). The Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Denver on July 20 will be a three-and-a-half-hour show on ESPN from 2:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. (EDT).

Movers & Shakers: Dave Despain Show Debuts April 25; Lingenfelter Collection Open House for Charity Set for April 26

Here is a brief look at some of news and updates from around the specialty-equipment industry. Companies featured this week: Dave Despain Show, Innova Electronics, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, ESAB, Axalta, Warren Oil Company Inc. and more.

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.
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