Avalanche Andretti Formula E Announces Partnership With NAGASE Group
Avalanche Andretti Formula E has announced an official partnership with NAGASE Group—a global leader in innovative products and solutions through its expertise in chemicals, plastics, electronics, automotive and life sciences—for the 2022/2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. NAGASE Group will be featured on both Avalanche Andretti Porsche 99X Electric entries throughout Season 9, making its first appearance at the upcoming CORE Diriyah E-Prix for Rounds 2 and 3 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
FIA Launches Applications for Prospective Formula 1 Teams
The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) has launched an application process to identify prospective teams seeking to participate at a competitive level in the FIA Formula One World Championship.
“For the first time ever, as part of the selection conditions, we are requesting that candidates set out how they would meet the FIA’s sustainability benchmarks and how they would make a positive societal impact through sport,” said FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem. “The process is a logical extension of the positive acceptance of the FIA’s 2026 F1 Power Unit Regulations from engine manufacturers, which has attracted Audi to Formula 1 and created interest among other potential entrants.”
For the first time ever, candidates are required to address how they would manage the sustainability challenge and how it plans to achieve a net-zero CO2 impact by 2030. In addition, prospective F1 teams would also need to illustrate how they intend to achieve a positive societal impact through participation in the sport. For more information, visit the FIA announcement here.
PROJECT X Named Official Lighting Partner of Ultra4 USA
PROJECT X has been named the official lighting partner of Ultra4 USA for the 2023 and 2024 race seasons. The marketing partnership is the first of its kind for PROJECT X, as it continues to expand their market to off-road motorsports fans and racers alike.
PROJECT X first began participating in Ultra4 USA in 2021, by putting its off-road lighting products to the ultimate test on brand ambassadors Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s and Loren Healy’s unlimited class race cars. Over the course of two race seasons, these Ultra4 USA applications have continued to prove their durability and performance and has spearheaded PROJECT X’s product development with the direct feedback of world-class drivers.
“We are excited to join forces with Ultra4 USA and support off-road motorsports on this level. At PROJECT X, we not only believe in supporting the off road community but being an active part in it. We look forward to a partnership that helps us grow the sport and connect with racers and enthusiasts for years to come.”, said Jared Chavez, director of brand development for PROJECT X.
NASCAR Drive for Diversity Awards Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion Leaders
NASCAR has honored advocates and trailblazers throughout the sport during its 15th annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity Awards. Ten individuals and organizations who set an example by advocating for diversity and inclusion across NASCAR were honored during a ceremony in Los Angeles.
“We continue to make significant progress in increasing diversity and inclusion across our sport, a collective effort made possible thanks to those receiving awards today,” said NASCAR President Steve Phelps said. “Their contributions are helping drive our sport forward, and these awards celebrate the passion and commitment of leaders who are bolstering our efforts to build a more inclusive NASCAR culture.”
The 2023 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Award recipients included Chris Justice (Crew Member Award); Nick Sanchez (Developmental Series Driver Award); Jamie Little (Sam Belnavis Industry Ambassador Award); Sports Biz Camps (Institution Award); Daniel Suárez (National Series Driver Award); Susan Wong (Outstanding Intern Award); Advance Auto Parts (Partner Award); 23XI Racing (Team Award); Daytona International Speedway (Track Award); and Nathan Lyons (Young Racer Award).
For more information, visit nascar.com.
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