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Recognize Outstanding Motorsports Media Coverage—Nominate Now

Online nominations are being accepted now through December 10 for MPMC’s Robert E. Petersen Award, which honors a member of the print, electronic or broadcast media whose work over the previous year has had a significant impact on the motorsports industry. All members of MPMC are invited to submit their nominations using the online form. Voting will take place in December to determine the honoree.

The award recipient will be honored during the MPMC media reception, Tuesday, January 20, at the Media Trade Conference in Santa Ana, California. For more information about the award or the voting process, contact Council Director Jim Skelly at


Education Day Returns to 2014 PRI Show

The Performance Racing Industry Show week will kick-start for members of the MPMC with a general membership meeting on Wednesday, December 10, from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., in the Indiana Convention Center, room 243. The meeting will provide participants a chance to share challenges and opportunities facing the segment. Lunch will be served to attendees following the meeting. Register today to join the group and share your perspective.

The council also looks forward to bringing back Education Day in 2014, with a few adjustments and new features. The “New Racing Products in the Fast Lane” event will feature three, 30-minute sessions on Wednesday, from 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., in the convention center. Guests will have their choice of three presentations, which will run concurrently. Each presentation will focus on cutting-edge products from MPMC members, and attendees will learn more about the parts in a casual, small-group setting. To RSVP for individual seminars, access the PRI Attendee Registration Dashboard and select the MPMC link for more information.

The complete schedule of sessions follows:

2:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Room 240: Mahle
Room 241: MSD
Room 242: Turbosmart

2:45 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

Room 240: Holley
Room 241: Driven Racing Oil
Room 242: Lunati

3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Room 240: Ron Francis Wiring
Room 241: Edelbrock
Room 242: Comp Cams

Finally, the 2014 MPMC Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at a formal induction ceremony and networking reception from 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., on Friday, December 12, in the Indiana Convention Center, room 208. Attendees will have the chance to network over drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Register today.

For more information about these events, contact Jim Skelly at 909-978-6690 or

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