SEMA eNews Vol. 17, No. 42, October 16, 2014

IMSA and NASCAR Executives Join Vehicle Technology Speaker Lineup

By SEMA Editors

    racing
Two forums—“SEMA Racing and Performance” and “SEMA Powertrain”—will be held Tuesday, November 4, in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
  atherton
Scott Atherton
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Gene Stefanyshyn

Scott Atherton, president and chief operating officer, International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), will join the speaker grid for the “SEMA Racing and Performance” forum, Tuesday, November 4, at 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., in Rooms N258–N260 of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Atherton is responsible for the day-to-day operation of both the sanctioning body and the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

Gene Stefanyshyn, NASCAR's senior vice president of innovation and racing development, will participate as a speaker on the “SEMA Powertrain” forum, Tuesday, November 4, from 11:00 a.m.–12:30 a.m., in Rooms N258–N260 of the LVCC. Stefanyshyn leads and shapes NASCAR’s approach to competition by utilizing and developing innovations that advance the racing product. He works in close collaboration with industry stakeholders to develop a leading-edge culture for NASCAR surrounding engineering and technology.

“Scott and Gene bring a wealth of knowledge, insight and leadership to our Vehicle Technology briefing sessions, said John Waraniak, SEMA vice president of vehicle technology. “Scott’s leadership in merging ALMS with the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series to form the United SportsCar Championship will bring valuable perspectives on the future of motor racing and balance of performance challenges. Gene’s vehicle technology and engineering background at both NASCAR and General Motors will provide frontline information on the latest powertrain technologies and product development innovations being used in racing and adapted to production and green performance.”

Attendance is free for both forums but registration is required.

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