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Motorsports Passion Runs Deep for New MPMC Select Committee Members

Vic Wood has spent the majority of his career in or around the automotive specialty-equipment industry, including appointments on the board of directors of the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association and the Australian National Drag Racing Association. He started drag racing at the age of 16 and continued as a competitor in various motorsports in 2004, when he retired from driving after going 234 mph in a modified roadster at Bonneville.

Steve Matusek’s deep-seated passion for the aftermarket industry was cultivated from an early age. Helping his father with various Comp Eliminator race cars, Matusek literally grew up at drag strips around the country. He founded Aeromotive Fuel Systems in 1994, but even the demands of running a manufacturing company could not keep Matusek away from the race track.

Read more about Wood and Matusek in the Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) section of the September/October issue of SEMA Member News.

Movers & Shakers: Mike and Steve Bolio Form Fulcrum Marketing, SCCA Names Club Racing Workers of the Year, and More

Industry news from Fulcrum Marketing, Tire Service Equipment MFG. Co. Inc., ASA Tire Systems, Detroit Speed Inc., Sports Car Club of America, and more.

Meet the Newest Leaders of SEMA's Street Performance Council

SPC SMN Column

The Street Performance Council (SPC) has been the driving force in supporting this industry segment with education, networking and information on existing and emerging market trends.

With the recent council elections, a new crop of leaders seeks to expand and promote this message throughout the industry.

The following provides a brief spotlight on each of the new council leaders.

Racing News: Renault Slapped with Probation, Possible Ban for F1 Race Fixing

American Speed Association event set for the Phakisa Freeway Circuit in Welkom, South Africa; FIA hands down severe punishment to Renault; the Lotus name will return to Formula One racing next season; and more racing news.

Inside SEMA: More Programs to Help Show Goers Connect

Continuing its interviews with SEMA executives, SEMA News talks with SEMA Trade Shows Director Gary Vigil to uncover what attendees can expect from the 2009 SEMA Show, new Show programs introduced this year and more. Read the article here.

Movers & Shakers: Mark Mojica Joins ReadyLift; Jacob Cartmill on at Beck/Arnley; Boge America Celebrates 10 Years in the U.S.

A.R.E. builds the Exterminator for the “Verminators”; Mark Mojica joins ReadyLift as director of sales and marketing; Boge America celebrates 10 years in America; and more news from the specialty-equipment industry.

NHRA: Hight Rises to Third in Funny Car with First Season Win

News from the NHRA: Robert Hight grabs his first win of the season, moves to third in Funny Car points standing; Top Fuel pilot Spencer Massey and Funny Car driver Mike Neff post wins in four-lane, four-wide exhibition events; Lucas Oil Products signed a multiyear agreement to renews its title sponsorship of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series through 2012; and more from the dragstrip.

NHRA: Top Fuel, Funny Cars Race Four-Wide This Weekend in Concord

Antron Brown, Tony Pedregon, Jeg Coughlin and Eddie Krawiec look to stay at number one through the playoffs; landmark four-lanes, four-wide race at NHRA Carolinas Nationals, Sunday, September 20; new point system begins this weekend in Concord; and more news from the NHRA.

Movers & Shakers: Jake Plappert; Patricia J. Roberts; Mauro Pessi; T-Rex Grilles Partners with DefenderWorx

T-Rex Grilles and DefenderWorx form exclusive marketing partnership; CGS Motorsports moving to larger facility; Eastern Motorsport Press Association annual convention details; AIRAID Filter Company hires Fulcrum Marketing; and more news.
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