Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 12:00am

NEWS NUGGETS

NHRA POWERADE SERIES TELECONFERENCE TUESDAY, JULY 31, 1 P.M. EST/10 A.M. PST: The NHRA POWERade Series will be hosting the first in a series of teleconferences between now and the end of this inaugural Countdown to the Championship season on Tuesday, July 31, at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST. The drivers on the call will be able to provide a variety of perspectives, from what it’s like to have clinched early to what it’s like to be sitting on the bubble.

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 12:00am

THE MERGER: It is clearly the time of the merger in NASCAR racing. After last week’s reported merger between Dale Earnhardt Inc. and Ginn Racing, Robert Yates Racing joined forces with Newman-Haas-Lanigan Racing, bringing together one of auto racing’s best stock-car teams and one of the best open-wheel teams.

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 12:00am

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has established a new test procedure to demonstrate that the front passenger airbag will be suppressed during deployment when a child safety seat is present.  All vehicles manufactured after September 1, 2008, must comply with the rule.  The tests apply to child seats attached with lower anchors and tethers (“LATCH”), a system that bypasses a vehicle’s seat belts.

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 12:00am

Spy photographer Brenda Priddy tells us that this crossover is what sources close to the Dodge division are calling the Crew.

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 12:00am

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Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 12:00am

With gas prices easing up slightly, it's a small surprise to see online auction sales of air intake and fuel delivery products up nearly 70% compared to last month, surging to a single-day sales high of $126,800 on July 27 - a record amount for any single-day sales in 2007.

The data, gathered by Terapeak, a developer of market-focused research software that monitors online sales and auctions, shows that sales from the last week of July (7/21-7/27) outpaced those from the last week of June by 70 percent, and those from the last week of May by 73 percent.

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 12:00am

Nearly 100 SEMA members were on hand for the inaugural Internet Symposium presented by the Sport Compact Council (SCC). Billed as a must-attend event for survival in the technology-dependent future, attendees were brought up to speed on the latest Internet-related technologies.

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 12:00am

Continental Tire has signed on to sponsor the 2007 SEMA Show media center, which will be called the Continental Tire Media Experience.

Located near the show floor and specifically designated for qualified journalists covering the event, the Continental Tire Media Experience provides access to exhibitor publicity and media materials, complete with newsroom equipment for those who file stories during the show. The Continental Tire Media Experience features:

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 12:00am

Next Friday, August 10, is the deadline for members of the Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) to register as exhibitors of the 2008 MPMC Media Trade Conference. Complete event information, a schedule and a registration form are available for download by clicking here.

Due to the popularity of the conference and its annual sold-out status, members are encouraged to reserve space now. Space is limited to 100 exhibitors. The event is set for Tuesday, January 22–Thursday, January 24.

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