Virginia legislators have introduced companion bills (H.B. 3 and S.B. 3) to repeal the Commonwealth's zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) mandates.
The legislation, filed by Delegate Tony Wilt and Senator Richard Stuart, follows SEMA's first-ever independent expenditure effort in Virginia's November elections around the state's attachment to California's emissions standards, including its impending zero-emissions vehicle mandates. The mandates would require that all sales of new cars and trucks be 100% zero emissions by 2035. However, earlier mandates start in 2026, with 35% of new vehicle sales required to be zero emissions.
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has withdrawn SEMA-opposed regulation that would have required the state to adopt California’s strict motor-vehicle emissions laws and outlaw the sale of new gas- and diesel-powered cars beginning in 2035. Related Articles – PennGrade 1 Hosts Paralympian and Top Sportsman Driver Matthew Stutzman at PRI – Stanadyne to Debut New Performance Product
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Stanadyne, a global fuel and air management systems supplier, will officially unveil its new performance products, systems, and solutions portfolio at the 2023 PRI Show. The company’s new performance products will be on display at its booth (#2943) in the convention center’s Yellow Hall. Related Articles – King to Showcase New Godzilla Bearings and a
SADEV Racing Transmission, a manufacturer whose transmission systems have powered race cars to victory at the highest levels of competition, will offer PRI attendees a one-of-a-kind experience at this year’s show. Related Articles – Two Late Model Series to Merge – NASCAR Rebrands Canadian Series – New Venues Added for 2024 Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series
Speedway Motorsports has named Graham Smith, formerly the vice president of Business Operations for U.S. Legend Cars International, as vice president of OEM Partnerships. In the new role, Smith will be responsible for strengthening company relationships, cultivating partnerships and establishing new corporate events with OEMs. Related Articles – Record Number of Manufacturers for 2024 WEC
The 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) will feature a record-breaking 14 manufacturers across its Hypercar and LMGT3 classes. Related Articles – NASCAR’s 2024 Drive for Diversity Driver Development Class – World of Outlaws 2024 Late Models Schedule – SCCA Board of Directors Election Results Manufacturers competing in WEC next year include Alpine, Aston Martin,
Motor State Distributing, a Michigan-based wholesale warehouse distributor of racing and performance automotive parts, announced the addition of Monit Motorsports to their offering of performance and racing brands. Motor State Distributing is currently the sole U.S. warehouse distributor for Monit Motorsports products. Related Articles – Day Motor Sports Acquired – Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson Receives Bob Russo
Calico Coatings, a Denver, NC-based provider of high-performance coatings, has formed a new joint venture with HEF Group, a French developer of surface engineering solutions. The partnership gives Calico Coatings access to resources for developing advanced and customized coating solutions for its customers, according to the company. Related Articles – Borowski Race Engines to Exhibit at