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Wealth of Business Information to Be Offered at PRI Trade Show

The Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show has long been known as "The Three Biggest Business Days in Racing," with more than 1,200 exhibitors featuring the latest in motorsports innovation and technology.

A Look At The Racing and Performance Powertrain Market

By Mike ImlayRacers, street performance enthusiasts, four wheelers, restorers and boat owners all need engines, which means that, at some point, they tap into the performance niche occupied by engine builders and, more often than not, the specialty shops that install replacement engines. It’s a segment composed of small businesses, not-so-small businesses and by OEM crate-engine distributors—all offering powertrain solutions. In fact, use of ready-made drop-in crate engines with known horsepower and torque specifications has become a driving force in the marketplace in recent years. In particular, the GM LS series has become...
SEMA News—April 2014

BUSINESS
By Mike Imlay

NASCAR's Kyle Busch Launches “Rowdy Edition” Toyota Camry Dream Build

Kyle Busch—whose 104 career wins across all three of its top series make him one of NASCAR’s top drivers in terms of diversity—is now hoping to head to the winner’s circle in a different kind of race: the Toyota Racing Dream Build Challenge. Busch—one of four racing stand-outs pitted against each other in the vehicle-modification build competition—is diving into a ’12 Toyota Camry SE and remaking it into the “Rowdy Edition” Camry, named after Busch’s nickname on the racing circuit, “Rowdy.”

PRI Announces Transition and Sale to SEMA

Performance Racing Industry (PRI), producers of the motorsports business magazine and trade show, finalized plans to be purchased by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). The transaction is set to close in late March 2012.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
PRI - John Kilroy, 949/499-5413
SEMA - Della Domingo, 909/978-6723

 

PRI ANNOUNCES TRANSITION AND SALE TO SEMA

Gale Banks to Moderate Speed Freaks Panel Discussion February 18

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California, will host a Speed Freaks Panel Discussion about what it’s like to plan and drive some of the world’s fastest vehicles, Saturday, February 18, from 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Open to all with paid museum admission, the panel discussion will be held before the annual Sidewinders Award Banquet.

NHRA: Drivers Face Do or Die at the Big O

NEWS NUGGETS

DO-OR-DIE TIME FOR MANY COUNTDOWN DRIVERS AT BIG O TIRES NHRA NATIONALS: Top Fuel pilot Del Worsham knows that it is do-or-die time. After leading the points for nearly the entire regular season and entering the Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship with a 30-point lead, Worsham could only watch his points lead diminish as drivers below him in the standings raced their way to consecutive final-round appearances. A runner-up finish in Reading, Pennsylvania, gave the Al-Anabi Racing driver a confidence boost he needed, and now, as the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series makes its penultimate stop of the season at the Big O Tires NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Worsham, currently fourth, knows that this may be his last chance to make a push toward his first world championship.

Breakout NASCAR Star Brad Keselowski to Appear at the 2011 SEMA Show

Brad Keselowski, Cooper Standard-sponsored NASCAR driver, will greet visitors at the company’s StanPro/TechAFX SEMA booth (#24623), Wednesday, November 2, from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

NHRA: Massey Grabs Second Consecutive Win; Neff Gets Second Season Win at Englishtown

NEWS NUGGETS 

MASSEY GRABS SECOND CONSECUTIVE WIN FOR THE SEASON; NEFF ALSO GETS SECOND SEASON WIN AT ENGLISHTOWN:
Spencer Massey powered his Fram/Prestone dragster to his second consecutive win for the season Sunday at the 42nd annual NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park—the eighth of 22 races on the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series schedule. Massey, who faced Top Fuel points leader Del Worsham in the final round, cut an impressive .065 reaction time to beat Worsham on a holeshot and post a 3.821-second run at 319.07 mph.

Racing News: Fastlane’s 2010 Turbo Camaro Records Fastest 5th-Gen Camaro Time at the Texas Mile

Fastlane’s 2010 Turbo Camaro Records Fastest 5th-Gen Camaro Time at the Texas Mile
Colby Tipton’s ’10 Camaro with Fastlane’s ZL1 Turbo Kit and modified cam proved to be the fastest fifth-generation Camaro at the Texas Mile competition this past Memorial Day weekend. With a 169.1 mph run in a 30 mph headwind, the Fastlane-tuned Camaro was faster than most of the Z06 Corvettes and was running within a couple mph of the ZR1s.

Hot-Rod Products and Trends

    The hot-rod market—the granddaddy of the automotive specialty-equipment industry—has seen some significant changes over the last few years based on both demographic and economic factors. The desire for modern amenities and advanced technology has increased with the aging of the Baby Boom generation. Styles and equipment have evolved to match those desires. From air suspension to classic gauges fitted with modern movements, and from keyless ignition to drive-by-wire throttle controls, the hot-rod world is keeping pace with developments in the rest of the automotive universe.

SEMA News—June 2011

Nostalgia Meets Technology…and Likes It

 
The hot-rod market—the granddaddy of the automotive specialty-equipment industry—has seen some significant changes over the last few years based on both demographic and economic fact

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