SEMA eNews Vol. 14, No. 3, January 20, 2011

Movers & Shakers: Campbell Named Interim President for SCCA Pro Racing; Roush Yates to Supply Engines for Jeremy McGrath

  Tom Campbell
  Tom Campbell was named interim president of SCCA Pro Racing.

SCCA Pro Racing Names Campbell Interim President
With its new executive search currently underway, SCCA Pro Racing announced that SCCA Board Chairman Tom Campbell will serve as the interim president and CEO beginning January 17. Campbell will oversee the day-to-day operations of SCCA Pro Racing until a permanent successor is found for outgoing President and CEO Bob Wildberger. A committee comprised of SCCA board members is currently working toward establishing a replacement.

Roush Yates to Supply Engines for Jeremy McGrath
Stronghold Motorsports announced that it has reached an agreement with Roush Yates Engines to provide engines for the Pro 2 Unlimited short course of the road-racing program for seven-time Supercross champion Jeremy McGrath. "This is a fantastic opportunity to align ourselves with an engine builder that has won at the most elite levels of motorsports," said Stronghold Motorsports Managing Partner Scott Bailey.

Spring Classic Car Auction Returns to Akron, Ohio
Classic Motorcar Auctions (CMA) will return to the John S. Knight Center in Akron, Ohio, for its Ohio Spring Classic Car Auction, set for Saturday, March 26. Event facilitators stated that the CMA auction draws buyers from as far away as California. In addition to automobiles, the auction will offer a large assortment of automobilia to open the sale. For additional information, contact Bob Lichty or Megan Boyd at Classic Motorcar Auctions at 330/453-8900 or e-mail info@classicmotorcarauctions.com.

Edge Products Sponsors FirePoliceMX
Edge Products has teamed up with Team Rockwell FirePoliceMX to sponsor the team for the AMA Supercross Series as well as many upcoming events, according to a recent release from Edge. “Motocross fans and enthusiasts are really tuned into vehicle performance and enhancement, so becoming a sponsor for Rockwell’s Supercross team and creating a partnership with team Rockwell is a perfect fit for a company like Edge Products,” said Dave Martinez, president of Edge Products.

EcoTrek Ford F-250  
LINE-X sprayed its protective
coatings on the truck bed and wheelwells of EcoTrek's specially
designed Ford F-250 in support of the "Best of America" Tour.
 

LINE-X Provides Coatings for EcoTrek's Ford F-250
LINE-X Protective Coatings announced its support of the Eco Trek Foundation
and its upcoming "Best of America" Tour. LINE-X sprayed its protective
coatings on the truck bed and wheel wells of EcoTrek's specially
designed Ford F-250. The tour consists of American vehicles, fueled on cellulose ethanol and equipped with American-made products, making
appearances at historic sites and events around the United States to
help raise awareness for renewable fuels, materials and the
preservation of natural resources.

Rusty Bishop Joins Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium Board
Federated Auto Parts' CEO Rusty Bishop accepted a position on the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS)
board of directors. The GAAS board helps ensure the continuity and
financial security of the annual symposium. The 2011 GAAS is scheduled
for May 18–19 in Rosemont, Illinois, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare.
The annual two-day event brings together industry leaders and experts
to examine the issues and trends affecting the worldwide automotive
aftermarket.

VIBE Magazine Supports NASCAR's Drive for Diversity
VIBE magazine launched a partnership project with Revolution Racing in support of NASCAR's Drive for Diversity Program. The program kicks off at the 2011 NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, California, January 28–29. The multi-platform partnership includes VIBE signage on a car driven by Darrell Wallace Jr., brand presence at the speedway and editorial coverage in VIBE magazine and on www.vibe.com.

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