SEMA eNews Vol. 23, No. 5, January 30, 2020

Racing News: Hunter Miller Wins 2020 UTV King of the Hammers

Compiled by SEMA Editors

  King of the Hammers
Hunter Miller won the UTV race at King of the Hammers.
   

Hunter Miller Wins 2020 UTV King of the Hammers

Can-Am swept the podium at the annual Can-Am UTV King of the Hammers, presented by HCR, with newcomer Hunter Miller beating Kyle Chaney and Phil Blurton to round out the podium. Although Miller is new to King of the Hammers, he has a long history racing for Can-Am, winning championships in GNCC and WORCS. View the complete UTV results.

SpeedVideo and Drag Illustrated Partner to Live Broadcast World Doorslammer Nationals and Main Event

SpeedVideo and Drag Illustrated have announced a multi-year partnership to live broadcast the Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals, presented by CTech Manufacturing and the Drag Illustrated “The Main Event” on the SpeedVideo network. The Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals is set to take place March 6–8, at Orlando Speed World Dragway in Florida with Pro Stock and Pro Mod Shootouts taking center stage. The winners in both Pro Stock and Pro Mod will take home $50,000. The Drag Illustrated Main Event 2020 will be hosted at Bandimere Speedway, July 31–August 1.

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VP Racing Fuels Agrees to Multi-Year Sponsorship With Off-Road Racer Sara Price

VP Racing Fuels Inc. has agreed to a multi-year sponsorship of off-road racer Sara Price, who launched the new relationship at the King of the Hammers race last weekend. Price is an accomplished racer, having competed in motocross, rallying, the X Games and Stadium Super Trucks. She has won 17 national motocross championships and medaled in the X Games and Stadium Super Trucks. Her latest success includes winning the SCORE International Trophy Truck Spec championship. She also completed the Baja 1000 as the first-ever IronWoman in the class and first-ever female to win the TT Spec championship. Price is the latest addition to VP’s list of offroad racers that include Cameron Steele, Johnny Campbell and Robby Gordon.

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John Andretti
   

John Andretti Passes Away After Battle With Cancer

NASCAR and IndyCar driver John Andretti, 56, passed away last Thursday after a lengthy battle with cancer, Andretti Autosport announced. He was the first driver to attempt the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 doubleheader in 1994, finishing 10th at Indy for A.J. Foyt Racing and 36th at Charlotte Motor Speedway for Billy Hagan. Andretti also was among the winning sports car team in the overall title at the 1989 Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. The nephew of racing legend Mario Andretti, he raced in NASCAR’s premier series full time from ’94–”03, including six seasons with Petty Enterprises. He won the 400-mile race at Daytona International Speedway in July 1997. On April 18, 1999, his last Cup win came in the No. 43 Pontiac at Martinsville Speedway. Andretti was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2017. He is survived by his wife Nancy, and children Jarrett, Olivia and Amelia.

Red Line
Red Line Synthetic Oil’s partnership with Steve Torrence and Torrence Racing will continue throughout the 2020 NHRA Top Fuel season.  
 
   

Red Line Synthetic Oil Extends Partnership With Torrence Racing for 2020 

Red Line Synthetic Oil has announced its longstanding partnership with Steve Torrence and Torrence Racing will continue throughout the 2020 NHRA Top Fuel season. Red Line Synthetic Oil has been the Torrence’s lubricant provider of choice since its inception in 2011. In 2011, NHRA World champion Torrence piloted the CAPCO Contractors Dragster for the first time with Red Line Oil on board as an official sponsor. Since then, he has secured two Top Fuel World Championships and 36 career victories while working closely with Red Line’s technical team.

GET’M Performance Announces Primary Sponsorship of the MotorCity Muscle Challenge N/A 9-inch Heads Up Racing Series

GET'M Performance has announced that the company is sponsoring the MotorCity Muscle Challenge N/A 9-inch Heads Up Series for the foreseeable future. The MotorCity Muscle Challenge features 9-in. tire/4150-carburetor-based racing. Highlights of this year’s six-race series kicks off at US 131 Motorsports Park with the F.A.S.T. Spring Nationals (May 8–9), followed by US 131 Motorsports Park Invitational (June 13–14). The series also will compete during the NMCA’s 19th Annual All-American Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park (August 27–30) and NMCA’s 19th Annual Word Street Finals at Lucas Oil Raceway (September 24–27).

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Nerren Racing will compete in the full schedule of the 2020 Formula Drift Championships.
   

Champion Modern Muscle Oil and Nerren Racing Release 2020 Formula Drift Schedule  

Champion Brands has announced that Nerren Racing will compete in the full schedule of the 2020 Formula Drift Championships using Champion Modern Muscle Motor Oils:

  • Long Beach, California, April 10–11
  • Atlanta, May 8–9
  • Orlando, Florida, May 28–30
  • Englishtown, New Jersey, June 18–20
  • Monroe, Washington, July 17–18
  • St. Louis, Missouri, August 6–8
  • Sonoma, California, September 11–13
  • Irwindale, California, October 16–17

Kalitta Motorsports and Revchem Composites Join Forces in Wide-Ranging Partnership

Kalitta Motorsports will join forces with Revchem Composites on a diverse marketing partnership beginning with the 60th annual NHRA Winternationals. Kalitta will work with Revchem Composites throughout the course of the season on technical opportunities and strategic partnerships with the many corporate partners already aligned with the race team. Kalitta Motorsports already uses a variety of products distributed by Revchem Composite in their Michigan-based shop, and Revchem will be branded on Doug Kalitta’s Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster’s rear wing throughout the season. Revchem Composites will also participate in the business-to-business pit-side hospitality program Kalitta Motorsports hosts at each NHRA national event.

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