Capt. Mark Kelly, NASA Astronaut, is the grand marshal at the 23rd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals this weekend at Houston Raceway Park; NHRA drivers are ready for the 23rd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park; preferred seating offered for advanced ticket purchases at NHRA Unleashed events; and more news from the NHRA.
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Vehicle technologies are accelerating as rapidly as an American Le Mans Series racer exiting a hairpin onto a straightaway. The new watchwords for automotive development include vehicle electrification, hybrids, gas direct injection (GDI), clean diesels and next-generation green performance. For SEMA-member companies, the landscape is erupting with innovation and opportunity. But where is it all going? Where are we now, and where are we headed? We asked those questions and many more when we sat down recently with SEMA Vice President of Vehicle Technology John Waraniak.
If the company president’s desk is clean,” the old adage goes, “then someone else is doing the work.” That’s certainly not the case with Ed Iskenderian.
The SFI Foundation Inc. issues “Notice of Decertification”
against Impact Racing, which includes firesuits and driver restraint
systems; John Force is the first winner of the NHRA
Four-Wide Nationals in the Funny Car class; Atlanta Motorsports Park's permits and zoning were approved for the motorsports
country club, planned near Dawsonville, Georgia; and more racing news.
New Indy Racing League CEO Randy Bernard has formed an advisory
committee to help determine which chassis design will be selected as
the new IZOD IndyCar Series chassis in 2012.
Will Power overtook Ryan Hunter-Reay in the final minutes of Sunday’s São Paulo Indy 300 in São Paulo, Brazil, to earn his second IZOD IndyCar Series victory; Badger Midget Auto Racing Association and Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, end their 63-year relationship; Texas Motor Speedway ad campaign displays disapproval for NASCAR's handling of the Edwards/Keselowski incident at Atlanta Motor Speedway; and more racing news.
Atlantic Championship Series cancels 2010 season, citing lack of money and drivers; US F1 or StefanGP not part of 2010 Formula One World Championship entry list; Jack Roush Jr. and Billy Johnson collect victory number 400 for Jack Roush’s as a team owner; DART Machinery signs as title sponsor of DART Show-Me 100 dirt-late-model race; and more racing news.
Driven by growing interest in green technologies, the motorsports and specialty-equipment industries are spurring innovation and opportunity. But where is it all going? And where are we headed?
Philip Morris ends long-standing sponsorship of Roger Penske and Penske Racing IZOD IndyCar Series teams; Damion Gardner continues hot streak in AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series by winning four out of the five events run so far this year; Bristol (Tennessee) Motor Speedway has begun adding 160 feet of SAFER barriers at the exits of turns two and four; and more racing news.