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Movers & Shakers: EngineLabs Giving Away 1,500hp Supercharged LS Engine

EngineLabsEngineLabs Giving Away 1,500hp Supercharged LS Engine

EngineLabs is teaming up with Late Model Engines to give away a 1,500hp supercharged LS engine. The engine will be on display at the PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis, December 9–11, where attendees can stop by the Power Automedia booth #951 to watch it being assembled live on the show floor by Late Model Engines. Additional giveaway entries can be earned by visiting partner booths throughout the show. Those not attending the PRI Trade Show this year can still enter to win the contest by going to EngineLabsGiveaway.com. Entries will be accepted until December 31, and the winner will be selected on January 15. Once the engine is complete, it will be shipped from the PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis to LME’s facility in Texas to be broken in on the engine dyno and tuned with the winner’s choice of either a Vortech V-30 94A supercharger or a Vortech V-7 YSi-B supercharger.

Brian ReeseBrian Reese Named CEO of T Sportline

T Sportline, the Los Angeles-based manufacturer of parts and accessories for Tesla vehicles owned by Kian Capital, has announced Brian Reese as its new CEO. Prior to this appointment, Reese had served as the president and CEO of the Driven Lighting Group/The Retrofit Source (2020–2021) and as the president and CEO of Race Winning Brands (2017–2019). He also worked as the vice president of product for Craftsman and DieHard. Reese currently serves on the SEMA Board of Directors, IMI Board of Directors and LAND Board of Advisors. He is also a partner and co-founder of VeloQuip, a provider of Peloton accessories, among other positions.

CornwellWilwood Engineering Appoints Mark Cornwell as Vice President of New Business Development and Specialty Markets

Wilwood Engineering has announced that Mark Cornwell has been appointed vice president of new business development and specialty markets. Cornwell comes to Wilwood after 14 years at StopTech High-Performance Brake Systems, a division of Centric-Parts, where he worked as vice president of sales and marketing. Prior to StopTech, as the president of Sparco, Cornwell was responsible for growing the company’s motorsports racing apparel and accessory product categories. Before his tenure at Sparco, Cornwell was the first USA factory salesperson for Brembo North America. His job as director of performance and racing helped segue the brand into the IndyCar and NASCAR markets. Prior roles as crew chief and mechanic for successful IndyCar teams helped prepare Cornwell for his motorsports career.

Scott ParkerScott Parker Named COO of Power Automedia

Power Automedia has announced that after five years with the company, Scott Parker has been promoted to COO. In his new role, he will be responsible for ongoing operations of Power Automedia, including working with the leaders of the publishing and Alloy Studios divisions. Parker will work hand-in-hand with CEO James Lawrence to continue driving Power Automedia forward. Parker has a strong leadership background in content production that includes both print publications and digital media formats, and earned a Telly Award for his role as an executive producer on “Horsepower Wars” latest season of $10K Drag Shootout. Before joining Power Automedia, Parker had extensive editorial experience in the automotive industry, including roles as editor of GM High-Tech Magazine and Vette Magazine, along with helping launch the Mustang 360 and the Super Chevy digital platforms for TEN—The Enthusiast Network.

MartinMartin & Company Raises Funds for Randy Martin Memorial Arts Scholarship at UT Southern

Martin & Company Co-founder and President, Zan Martin has announced the Randy Martin Memorial Arts Scholarship at UT Southern. The fund will provide scholarships for budding young artists attending the former Martin Methodist College that is now a part of the University of Tennessee education system. To finalize the fundraising effort and begin helping students applying for an arts education in 2022, Zan Martin is committed to raising $25,000 for initial startup funds. A donation of $10,000 has already been received from past Martin & Company client Michael Heckethorn. Donations to the Randy Martin Memorial Arts Scholarship Endowment can be made via this form. For more information about Martin & Company Advertising, visit martincoadvertising.com, call Zan Martin at 615-330-5622, or email zan.martin@martincoadvertising.com.

Skip BarberSkip Barber Racing School Appoints Dan Davis as Chief Strategy Officer

Skip Barber Racing School has announced the addition of Dan Davis as chief strategy officer. Davis will focus on Skip Barber’s growth strategies as it expands its national footprint in driver education and motorsports entertainment. Davis’  technical, process and business experience will provide strategic leadership as Skip Barber’s business units expand to include its nationwide go-karting facilities, an expanded race team program and teen driver education offering.  

Prior to Skip Barber, Davis served a 32-year stint at Ford, including serving as the director of Ford Racing Technology, where he was responsible for all North American racing operations and performance parts businesses, including guiding Ford’s Formula 1 Championship with Benetton and Michael Schumacher as well as success in NASCAR Cup, Grand National and Truck series, NHRA Funny Car, CART/Champ Car, USAC among others. He also served as president and CEO at Miller Motorsports Park, and as chief steward for the IndyCar racing series in 2016 and 2017.

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