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Racing News: World Racing Group Acquires American Sprint Car Series

By SEMA News Editors

World Racing Group Acquires American Sprint Car Series

World Racing Group, the Concord, North Carolina-based sanctioning body and parent company of the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar brands, has acquired the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) from series founder Emmett Hahn.

The 2024 ASCS National Championship season will feature 40 stops across 10 states, including the 360 Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa. Additionally, regional ASCS action will also continue in its 12 regions spanning 14 states, according to the announcement.

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FIA Appoints 5 Women to Lead WMSC Commissions

During the recent FIA World Motor Sport Council, members approved the appointments of five women as either commission presidents or chairpersons.


Pernilla Solberg, Sweden, was appointed president of the FIA World Rally Championship Commission, while Emilia Abel, Estonia, was named president of the FIA Road Sport Committee, and Burcu Cetinkaya, Turkey, was elected chair of the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission. Additionally, Elise Racette, Canada, was chosen as chair of the FIA Volunteers and Officials Commission, and Natalie McGloin, United Kingdom, was re-appointed as chair of the FIA Disability and Accessibility Commission.

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FIA Presents Vision for Future Hydrogen Fuel Technologies

As part of its energy transition plan, the FIA, based in Paris, France, is continuing the development of hydrogen-fueled power units across different disciplines and competitions.

As the next phase of development, the international motorsports governing body will focus its efforts and contributions on developing solutions using hydrogen stored in liquid form. Given the tank’s characteristics, lower volume and weight compared to compressed gas tanks, liquid storage form is better suited to the demanding environment of motorsport competitions, according to the organization. This also allows the powertrain layout to remain closer to the one of a conventional combustion-powered car compared with vehicles accommodating compressed gas tanks.

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