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Racing News: Snake & Mongoose to Appear at PRI Grand Opening Breakfast

The Grand Opening Breakfast at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show will feature special appearance of two of the biggest names in drag racing's storied history—Don "Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "Mongoose" McEwen—on the morning of Thursday, December 11, 2014.

NHRA: Lucas Wins in Top Fuel; Funny Car, Pro Stock to Be Completed in Indy

Morgan Lucas raced to his third Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Top Fuel victory in spectacular fashion Sunday to close out the rain-drenched NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Brainerd Int'l Raceway. The Funny Car final round between John Force and Ron Capps, along with the Pro Stock semifinals and final was postponed by NHRA officials due to darkness and inclement weather following a day filled with multiple rain delays.

David Nelms Passes Away

Longtime industry veteran and SEMA member David Allison Nelms, 71, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia, passed away, Saturday, August 2, 2014. Nelms was a former employee of Honest Charley's, where he worked for 29 years, and P&E Distributors, where he worked for 21 years.

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.
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