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Racing News: Alpine Reveals A424 Beta

By SEMA Editors

The Alpine Elf Endurance Team--the racing team based in France--has revealed the A424 Beta, the precursor to its hypercar that will compete in the premier category of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) beginning in 2024.


The A424 Beta is a precursor to the hypercar that will compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) beginning in 2024.

The product of close collaboration between the Alpine and motorsports company Oreca, the LMDh prototype reaffirms the brand's DNA while foreshadowing its future. It features a V6 single-turbo engine configuration, an Xtrac gearbox, ventilated carbon disc brakes, six-piston one-piece calipers and Michelin tires.

More details are available here.

IHRA Announces Hot Rod Racing Classic for 2024

The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA)--based in House Springs, Missouri--has announced the IHRA Hot Rod Classic is set to debut in 2024.

"Since we took over IHRA last year, we've heard from so many racers how they wish we would bring these classes back," IHRA Owner Larry Jeffers said.

Similar to the Pro-Am races from previous years, teams will compete in Quick Rod, Super Rod and Hot Rod classics to earn special black and chrome IHRA Ironman trophies. 

In addition, there will be a heads-up Real Steel, No-Time class that requires OEM steel shell, steel doors and steel fenders (except those originally fiberglass, which must be factory-original parts). No Billet heads or engine blocks are allowed.

Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2023

Officials with the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF)--based in Reno, Nevada--have announced its class of 2023 includes Jeff Cummings, Scott Douglas, Evan Evans, Helen Fields, Scot Harden, Mary McGee, Tommy Morris, Lee Sieck and Russ Wernimont.

For inductee bios, photos and more, visit the ORMHOF announcement here.

For more racing news, visit Performance Racing Industry's (PRI) website here.