Engine News
Hunt the Front Launches Super Dirt Series Under DIRTcar Sanction

Hunt The Front—multi-car dirt late model team and one of the most successful content creation organizations—has announced a new regional tour called the Hunt the Front Super Dirt Series presented by Sweet Victory Apparel.  DIRTcar Racing will sanction the inaugural season, which will adhere to the 2023 DIRTcar Late Model rulebook. Drivers can earn points

MEMA and Northwood Open Registration for Heavy Duty 101

Northwood University and MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association, are pleased to announce registration is now open for Heavy Duty 101, a two-day deep dive into the heavy-duty automotive aftermarket. “Students who attend this class will develop a firm knowledge of the breadth, depth, and scope of the heavy-duty aftermarket,” stated Dr. Thomas Litzinger, executive director

VP Racing Announces New Partnership With NASA

VP Racing Fuels, Inc., the global leader in performance fuels, lubricants, and additives, announced today a new partnership with the National Auto Sports Association. With this association, VP Racing is the Official Fuel, Official Motor Oil, and Official Coolant of NASA. “VP Racing is excited to join the National Auto Sports Association as an official

Brenthel Race Trucks Joins Legacy Racing

We are pleased to welcome Brenthel Race Trucks as the title sponsor for the 2023 Racing Series. Brenthel Race Trucks has been building top of the line race cars,trucks and pre- runners for more than a decade. Drivers like Kyle Jergensen, Sam Berri, Chuck Dempsey and the reigning 2022 Class 6100 Champion, Conner McMullen have

Chris Anderson Appointed Executive Vice President of Elgin Industries

Elgin Industries, a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of engine and chassis components for automotive, commercial vehicle, agricultural, industrial, defense and other applications, today announced the appointment of Chris Anderson as executive vice president. Anderson, who joined Elgin in 2000, most recently was executive vice president of the Elgin World Trade operating unit. He reports to Elgin

Gold Eagle Co. Brands to Sponsor GRIDLIFE Festival Tour

Gold Eagle Company, manufacturer of STA-BIL and 303 products, has announced a continuation of its long-time partnership with the GRIDLIFE Festival Tour and official sponsorship of TrackBattle, the event’s time attack class. STA-BIL is designated for 2023 as GRIDLIFE’s Official Performance Chemicals and 303 is the event’s Official Appearance Products line.  Now in its 10th year of operations, GRIDLIFE is

Martelli Brothers Acquire Parker 400 and Announce New Off-Road Series

The Martelli Brothers, organizers of the BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 in Las Vegas and the California 300, have acquired the historic Parker 400 off-road racing series. As part of the acquisition, officials announced the structuring of a brand-new desert off-road racing organization called Unlimited Off-Road Racing, which will include the Mint 400, the California 300,

Ford and RTR Reveal Competition-Level, Formula Drift Mustangs

Ford and RTR Vehicles have revealed the newest Formula DRIFT Spec 5-FD competition Mustang based on the all-new, seventh-generation 2024 Ford Mustang. The unveiling was in conjunction with two-time FD champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. announcing his return to the sport after a year’s absence. He will compete in select events behind the wheel of the all-new

Hoonigan to Relaunch its Gymkhana Grid Competition

Officials with automotive enthusiast brand Hoonigan have announced plans to relaunch Ken Block’s Gymkhana Grid Competition, which has not hosted an event since the 2019 installment in Poland.  Gymkhana Grid features rallycross and drifting champions competing alongside amateur racers across different classes. Races – held in different venues worldwide – take place on a symmetrical

Atlantic City, NJ to Get New F1-Spec Road Course

Officials in New Jersey have approved a $2.7 billion development proposal for a new road course and motorsports destination in Atlantic City. The new facility would be located at the former Atlantic City Municipal Airport, also known as Bader Field, and would include a 2.44-mile Formula 1 specification track surrounded by condominiums and retail establishments. The project,

PerTronix Names Sarah Lassek Chief Brand Officer

PerTronix Performance Brands, a provider of aftermarket automotive products, including ignition, exhaust, and fuel systems, has appointed Sarah Lassek as the chief brand officer, according to reports.  Lassek will be responsible for marketing initiatives for all brands within the group, which includes PerTronix Ignition, JBA Performance Exhaust, Doug’s Original Headers, Patriot Exhaust, Compu-Fire, Spyke, Aeromotive,

NHRA to Require Head Restraint for 150+ MPH in 2024

Officials with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) based in Glendora, CA, have announced new rules set to be implemented for the 2024 season and beyond.  Beginning on January 1, 2024, head and neck restraint devices will be required for use in all vehicles that run 150 mph (or faster) or 7.49 seconds (or quicker).