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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.

SEMA News - April 2010

By Drew Hardin

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Racing News: Formula One Boss Hints at Possible New York City Race

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.

Racing News: Top Fuel and Funny Car Teams to Use New Wheel-Retention Devices

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.

Racing News: Will Power Takes the Flag in Brazil for Second IndyCar Series Victory

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.

Racing News: Atlantic Championship Series Cancels 2010 Season

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.

Conference Connects Green Racing With Profit Making

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?

Racing News: Philip Morris Ends Lengthy Sponsorship of Penske IndyCar Teams

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.

Identifying Performance Parts Trends

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Racing News: USF1 Battles Financial Trouble, Asks to Skip First Four Races

Amid financial uncertainty, USF1 requests permission to miss first four races of 2010; spectator Susan Zimmer was killed during the NHRA Arizona Nationals when she was struck by a tire from Antron Brown's dragster; Atlantic Championship Series introduces a value program that guarantees any driver paying $495,000 a seat for the 2010 season; and more racing news.
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