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Racing News: New Podcast 'Powerboat Talk' Geared Toward Performance Boaters

Powerboat Talk podcastBy SEMA News Editors

Joe Rode, a seasoned professional in the performance boating industry and a contributor to Speedboat Magazine, has launched "Powerboat Talk," a podcast devoted to discussing high-performance boats. With a focus on interviewing influential people in the world of fast boats, the show aims to become the go-to destination for performance boating enthusiasts.

With more than three decades of experience in the marine and automotive aftermarket, Rode has wide-ranging knowledge about the individuals and parts that help boats go fast. 

"I feel incredibly fortunate to have had a career in such an exciting industry. I've met so many fascinating people along the way, and I want to learn more about them, listen to their stories, and share them with other fast boat enthusiasts like myself," Rode said.

"Powerboat Talk" can be found on YouTube, popular podcast apps and

Report: Racing Simulator Market Projected to Reach $1.1 Billion by 2030

The racing simulator market is projected to grow from $500 million in 2024 to $1.1 billion by 2030 at a compound annual growth rate of 15.6%, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets. 

The growth of the racing simulator market is mainly driven by the rising e-sports tournaments and leagues, inclination towards professional motor racing events, constant advancement in simulation technology, rising affordability and easy accessibility. Further, the inclusion of virtual reality and AI technology in racing simulators and a growing focus on professional training and recreational gaming would prompt the development of the racing simulator market globally.

The report is available for download as a PDF through the Market and Markets webpage here.

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