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J.D. Gibbs, co-chairman of Joe Gibbs Racing, dies at 49

J.D. Gibbs, co-chairman of Joe Gibbs Racing, died Friday after a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. Gibbs was 49. “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joe Gibbs Racing Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, J.D. Gibbs, who passed away earlier tonight at the age of 49 from complications following a long […]

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Transtar Partners with ProTorque Performance Products

Transtar Industries has partnered with ProTorque Performance Products, an industry-leading manufacturer of custom performance torque converters. Forged with the goal of bringing ProTorque’s popular products to the transmission repair specialty market, this partnership leverages Transtar’s extensive distribution network to provide not just the racing elite, but also a wider audience, with custom-built torque converters. Racing […]

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Aeromotive Founder Joins Forces with Elite Motorsports Pro Mod Team

Aeromotive founder Steve Matusek will drive a twin-turbo Pro Mod Ford Mustang for Elite Motorsports in 2019, joining Elite’s burgeoning Pro Mod operation that will also feature Erica Enders and Alex Laughlin for the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service season. “My Dad worked at a Ford dealership […]

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CAN Donates to SEMA Scholarship Fund

Custom Automotive Network (CAN) presented SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting with a donation to the SEMA Scholarship Fund at CAN’s 2018 General Membership Meeting in Las Vegas. CAN has been actively partnering with the SEMA scholarship fund for many years. This year, the scholarship money benefited two industry professionals and CAN members: Cynthia Bullion, […]

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Dodge Debuts 1320 Club for Drag Racing Enthusiasts

Dodge is accelerating its efforts to champion the achievements of enthusiasts competing in sanctioned quarter-mile drag races with the launch of its 1320 Club. Members of the 1320 Club will have the opportunity to show off their official drag strip accomplishments with pride, and challenge themselves and fellow racers to best their times to earn […]

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Nitrous Express Acquires Snow Performance

Wichita Falls, Texas-based Nitrous Express has acquired Snow Performance, which is located in Woodland Park, Colorado. Snow Performance has manufactured water methanol injection systems since 2002, while Nitrous Express has been producing nitrous systems and accessories since 1996. “There is a great deal of synergy between these industry leading companies and their consolidation will strengthen […]

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BIR Owner Dies In Boating Accident

Authorities in Florida say 46-year old Jed Copham, the owner of Brainerd International Raceway, has has passed away as the result of a swiming accident on Sunday. Copam had been swiming from his parent’s boat with his family off the coast of Fort Myers, Florida, when he fell overboard. Search and rescue teams were called […]

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‘TUX’ Wins Battle of the Builders

SEMA Battle of the Builders was designed to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of SEMA builders that attend the show, highlighting the fantastic talents and craftsmanship of builders. SEMA crowned Kyle Tucker, president of Detroit Speed, and his custom 1969 Chevy Camaro named TUX as this year’s Battle of the Builders winner. Detroit Speed has […]

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10th Annual CCAD

10th Annual “Collector Car Appreciation Day” to be Celebrated on July 12, 2019. The SEMA Action Network (SAN) announced that the next Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be celebrated on July 12, 2019. The date will mark the tenth consecutive commemoration in what is now an annual event to raise awareness of the vital […]

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New Location: SEMA Ignited

The SEMA Show afterparty, SEMA Ignited, will move to the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Platinum Lot this year. The lot is located on the east side of LVCC on Swenson Street, between Desert Inn Road and Sierra Vista Drive. Following four days behind closed doors at LVCC, hundreds of custom-built vehicles will roll out […]

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