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KOOLMAT INTRODUCES CARBON FIBER OPTION

MOORESVILLE – D&H Heat Tech and Kenny Components completed a project using Koolmat Insulation laid into carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is strong and light, but has no ability to stop heat. Using Koolmat’s proprietary insulation, made of cured Owens Corning fiberglass/silicone, the thin, tacky surfaced material is embedded into the base of the carbon fiber material. It is an extremely promising option for teams and builder who want to continue to use light weight carbon fiber while controlling extreme heat at the same time. Koolmat Insulation has a 1200 degrees Fahrenheit side (white/fiberglass) which faces the heat with the cool side (gray/silicone) facing up to protect the driver’s feet and legs. The material can be added to the bottom of many products to stop heat, floor pan, dry sump, air cleaner, cool boxes or whatever object you choose. The Koolmat is madge of 60” or 30” wide pieces that can be purchased any length. For more information, call 704-662-9099 or visit www.Koolmat.com.

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2016 National Speedway Directory Arrives at Race Tracks

2016 National Speedway Directory Arrives at Race Tracks
The Trusted Source For Motorsports Continues The Tradition By Releasing Its 37th Edition

Wilmette, IL – July 7, 2016 — The highly anticipated source for race tracks is on shelves in July. The 2016 National Speedway Directory lists a total of over 1,300 auto racing facilities. It is the most comprehensive publication of active tracks in the United States and Canada available anywhere. This book lists detailed information on oval tracks, dragstrips and road courses. The phone numbers, addresses, exact directions, nights of operation and type of racing are included in this handy 592-page paper-back book.

Listings for approximately 300 sanctions, 60 racing publications, and 70 racing related museums, pushes the total to over 1,730 motorsports related listings. The 2016 schedules for over 200 racing series with 4,000 events are also included.

The new edition is essential for planning vacations, track days and race outings. Race fans and industry professionals can depend on the National Speedway Directory for the most accurate and updated directory of race tracks in North America.

The price for one copy is $15.00 (includes postage) or two copies for $25.00. Orders can be placed online at www.speedwaysonline.com or emailing orders@speedwaysonline.com . Checks or money orders can be sent to: National Speedway Directory – 909 Seneca Road – Wilmette, IL – 60091.

About National Speedway Directory and Track Guide

National Speedway Directory (www.speedwaysonline.com) is the trusted information source for the motorsports industry. It prints listings of oval tracks, dragstrips, road courses, sanctions, publications, museums and race schedules. National Speedway Directory has been published annually since 1975. The book is also available as a digital edition for iPhone and Android devices.

Track Guide (www.trackguide.com) is the iPhone and Android app, which puts race track and event information and directions right in the palm of your hand. Users can locate their favorite tracks or events, anywhere, anytime.

For Additional Information, please contact:

Timothy W. Frost, Publisher
National Speedway Directory
909 Seneca Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 853-0294 (w)
(847) 778-9475 (c)
(847) 853-8763 (f)
twfrost@speedwaysonline.com
www.speedwaysonline.com

GoPro Motorplex’s 3rd Annual ENEOS Little 600 Special Offer for NCMA Members

SPECIAL OFFER for NCMA Members!

GoPro Motorplex’s 3rd Annual ENEOS Little 600, May 24
$25 off VIP Package tickets (Regular Price $75)
To redeem, please visit, http://www.gopromotorplex.com/online-store/little-600-vip-pass/ and enter PROMO CODE: ncma when checking out. Code is case sensitive.
Offer valid until May 17, 2016.

3rd Annual ENEOS Little 600 at GoPro Motorplex karting facility in Mooresville, NC is a must-do during May Race Weeks in Charlotte! The annual event is a fan-favorite, featuring the chance to watch NASCAR drivers battle bumper-to-bumper in go-karts. The ENEOS Little 600 VIP Package includes free parking, a catered dinner, indoor trackside suite access, door prizes and a track walk with NASCAR drivers Michael McDowell and Justin Marks. The VIP experience is perfect for friends, family and coworkers who are NASCAR fans!
Website: http://www.gopromotorplex.com/little600

EPA Drops Proposed Racing Regulation

Courtesy of SPEEDSPORT.COM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Environmental Protection Agency has announced it plans to remove wording from a proposed bill that led to many in the racing industry thinking the EPA was trying to ban street-to-race car conversions.

The wording was hidden inside a 629-page proposal that the EPA released last June meant to cut carbon emissions in medium- and heavy-duty trucks. In February the Specialty Equipment Market Ass’n caught wind of the rule and began petitioning to have the wording removed.

The EPA has since received numerous public comments against the proposed rule.

SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting said that while the EPA has withdrawn the proposal, there is still work to be done. SEMA is supporting the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2016 (RPM Act), introduced by, U.S. Representatives Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Richard Hudson (R-NC), Bill Posey (R-FL) and Lee Zeldin (R-NY).

The RPM Act will address any doubts regarding regulation of race cars and give the public and race car industry much-needed certainty regarding how the Clean Air Act is applied.

“We want to thank Congress for pushing EPA to withdraw an ill-conceived proposal,” said Kersting. “However, confusion reigns: the agency continues to assert new-found authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate modification of vehicles for use in competition. This means that those converting and racing competition vehicles, and the parts and services industries that support them, do so under new EPA policy that considers the activity illegal. Only clarifying legislation, such as that offered under the RPM Act, will confirm that such activity is legal and beyond the reach of future EPA regulations. The racing industry and public need a long-term solution to eliminate any uncertainty regarding how the Clean Air Act is interpreted.”

Rockingham Dragway’s Steve Earwood to receive prestigious Founder’s Award by the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame

Steve (Stephen) Earwood, one of drag racing’s most effective marketing specialists, and highly respected track owner/operators, has been named the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Founder’s Award by the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame (a part of the famed Don Garlits Drag Racing Museum in Ocala, Fla.). He will receive the honor at the 26th annual Hall of Fame induction dinner on March 17, 2016 in Gainesville, Fla.  The Rockingham, N.C. businessman has been an influential part of the growth of the sport in a number of key roles.

A native of Atlanta, Ga., Earwood grew up with the smell of race fuel and howling engines in his youth.  His father, Charles (Charlie), was the Chief Steward for the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and other road racing series, overseeing the operation of the on-track events. He graduated from Briarcliff High School in Atlanta, Ga. In 1966, he entered West Georgia University in Carrolton, Ga, graduating in 1970.

After his college years, he was influenced by his brother Terry, who drove for legendary Plymouth Super Stock team owner Steve Bagwell, winning the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) US Nationals in Super Stock   in 1973, among other NHRA events.  But Earwood’s focus was not on the cars, rather the idea of telling people about racing, and getting them to buy tickets.  The enterprising Earwood organized the Southern Pro Stock Circuit while in the early 70’s, after a stint as co-manager of Gainesville (Fla.) Raceway with brother Terry.  His efforts did not go unnoticed, and he was tapped by the NHRA to oversee the public relations effort for the 1975 Gatornationals at Gainesville, one of the sport’s oldest and most important annual events.

Impressed by his efforts and results, the NHRA hired him to join the Publicity Department in 1975, and joined his now long-time friend and oft-time collaborator, Dave Densmore (winner of the 2015 Founder’s Award).  For 10 years, the pair charted an ambitious and highly effective effort to build rapport with the major media outlets in the markets where the major NHRA National Events were being contested.  Throughout those years, the pair steadily grew the media recognition of the sport, and for the first time, the press room, starting line and pits had local newspapers and television stations following the events.

NC Motorsports Industry Award Winners

  • NCMA Chairman Greg Fornelli and board member Scott Lampe honor former NCMA board member Bobby Rice with an award for outstanding dedication and service to the organization.

Jeff Gordon’s Fireside Chat

  • Jeff Gordon accepted the Achievement in Motorsports Tribute Award from sponsor Fifth Third's David Morton during the ceremony.

NCMA Banquet Tickets

The North Carolina Motorsports Association will honor four-time NASCAR Champion Jeff Gordon with its Achievement in Motorsports Tribute Award during the 10th Annual North Carolina Motorsports Industry Awards Ceremony presented by Fifth Third Bank, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016.

10th Annual North Carolina Motorsports Industry Awards Ceremony presented by Fifth Third Bank

January 13, 2016

The Concord Convention Hall – Embassy Suites Concord

Reception: 5:30 p.m. Dinner & Awards Ceremony: 7 p.m.

Banquet TicketsPlatinum Level Table – $3,000 (Limited Availability)
– Premium Seating for Eight
– Logo Placement in Program/On Stage Screen
– Logo Recognition on Table

 Gold Level Table – $2,000
– Preferred Seating for 8
– Recognition in Program
– Logo Recognition on Table

Bronze Level
– Member Table of 8 – $1,000
– Non-Member Table of 8 – $1,400
– Individual Tickets (Member) – $125
– Tickets (Non-member) – $175

 

RSVP by January 7, 2016
Contact: Haven Kerchner
704-455-5606 or haven@motorsportsnc.org

 

CV Products, LLC and SRI Performance Announce New Direction For The Future

CV Products, LLC announced today that it is moving forward with its new direction to place an increased focus on its various manufacturing businesses and the distribution of performance engine components located in Thomasville, NC. CV Products is successfully transitioning its Mooresville, NC store location and Professional Race Service (PRS) Trackside programs to SRI Supplies. The Mooresville facility and PRS programs specialize in chassis, suspension and trackside products for the racing industry. SRI Supplies will operate under a new name, SRI Performance beginning December 1st. This transition is being done seamlessly, without interruption to the customers.

Clyde Vickers stated “CV Products has been in business for 27 years supplying quality racing components to the performance industry. We fully intend to maintain our focus of outstanding customer service and competitive pricing. CV’s future emphasis will align with our heritage, the #1 Supplier of Racing Engine Products in the Industry. We are proud of our manufacturing achievements and the leading brands that we have built. We will now shift our focus to accelerating their growth.  It was important that we found someone to satisfy the racers needs for chassis parts, suspension parts and trackside supplies. Greg Fornelli and the SRI Performance team will do an excellent job in this regard.”

Greg Fornelli, the President of SRI stated, “With 20 years of experience in the motorsports distribution business, this opportunity is the next logical step in the evolution of Stock Car Steel & Aluminum and SRI. When Clyde announced that CV was exiting the chassis parts side of their distribution business, we immediately realized that a void would be created in the local and national market. Clyde and CV Products have built a stellar relationship with their customers over the years. We feel like combining the strengths of CV and SRI will lead to an overall increase in customer satisfaction and convenience.”

The SRI Performance store, located at 107 Overhill Dr., Mooresville, NC will open on December 1st 2015, with a focus on chassis parts and fabrication supplies. SRI Performance will attend its first trackside event December 2nd at 5 Flags Speedway for the 48th running of the Snowball Derby.

CV will continue operations from its 42 High Tech Blvd, Thomasville, NC location with a keen focus on supplying quality manufacturing capabilities and race engine related products to the performance racing community.

CV and SRI were built on racing solutions and customer service excellence. Both agree that this new direction will satisfy a common goal, helping the racing industry win.

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FOX Sports redesigns NASCAR coverage for 2016

As NASCAR prepares to crown its national series champions this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, FOX NASCAR already has begun preparations for the 2016 season, announcing its full broadcaster lineup for next year, including a new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team featuring veteran play-by-play announcer Mike Joy and analysts Darrell Waltrip, together for their 16th season, and newcomer and four-time champion Jeff Gordon, plus new NASCAR Camping World Truck Series play-by-play announcer Vince Welch.

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