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.
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The automotive specialty-equipment industry was born in the racing and performance segment. In fact, the original name of SEMA, now the Specialty Equipment Market Association, was the Speed Equipment Manufacturer’s Association. While the name and the industry evolved to include an array of more than 7,000 businesses, racing and performance still deliver the iconic images that people associate with automotive accessories.
In large measure, that niche mirrors the overall marketplace, and the trends that occur in the performance segment often offer a preview of what will take place in the rest of the industry.
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.
Jamie McMurray becomes the 34th different driver to win Daytona 500; NASCAR changes green-white-checkered rule; Former ARTGO Challenge Series promoter John McKarns died on February 9 after a long battle with bladder cancer; and more racing news.
Kevin Harvick wins his second-straight Budweiser Shootout, Bobby Gerhart earns his sixth ARCA 200 victory at Daytona, and Danica Patrick finished sixth in her stock-car racing debut.
wait is officially over as the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing
Series season official begins this week at historic Auto Club Raceway
at Pomona. And what better way to kick it off than with one of the most
anticipated events of the year: the 50th annual Kragen O'Reilly Auto
Parts NHRA Winternationals?
Randy Bernard named CEO of IndyCar Series; Tony George's Vision Racing closes doors due to lack of sponsorship; NASCAR cuts purses by 10% for 2010; and more racing news.
Argentine driver Jose Maria Lopez named the first of two drivers for new U.S. Formula One team; NHRA professional racing teams prepare to compete four wide at the inaugural NHRA 4-Wide Nationals; Tony George resigns from Indianapolis Motor Speedway Board of Directors; and more racing news.
The inaugural NHRA Four-Wide Nationals set for March 25–28 at zMAX Dragway; Copart Inc. named the Official Online Vehicle Auction of NHRA; Robert Hight, Ashley Force Hood and John Force post strong runs during pre-season testing; and more news and announcements from the NHRA.