Engine News
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).

11 Races Sanctioned for Xtreme Outlaw-POWRi Challenge Series

Officials with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota and the POWRi National Midget League have announced both series will co-sanction 11 races in 2023 to form the Xtreme Outlaw-POWRi Challenge Series, a separate points championship with a $2,500 grand prize. The new miniseries will begin with the I-55 Outlaw Showdown weekend at Federated

Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series to Partner with DIRTcar Racing

Officials with the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series have announced a new partnership with DIRTcar Racing for the organization to sanction all Late Model events under the DIRTcar banner in 2023. The announcement allows drivers on the Kentucky-based Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series to compete for national and regional points—plus an additional points funds already

Chevrolet to Retire Camaro After Sixth Generation

After nine model years in the market, with hundreds of thousands sold, the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro will retire after the model year 2024. The final sixth-generation Camaros will come off the assembly line at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Michigan in January 2024.  Chevrolet campaigns the sixth-generation Camaro in a variety of series,

Formula 1 to Launch Female ‘Formula Academy’ Series in April

Officials with Formula Academy—the Formula 1-backed all-female driver series—have confirmed five teams will compete during its inaugural season, which opens in Spielberg, Styria, Austria, on April 28–29. Current F2 and F3 teams (ART Grand Prix, Campos Racing, Carlin, MP Motorsport, and PREMA Racing) will enter three cars each to make up a 15-car grid. The

Formula DRIFT Outlines New Format, Technology Set for 2023

Officials with Formula DRIFT have announced updates ahead of the opening of its 20th anniversary season in 2023.  A brand-new qualifying format will feature a deductive system with judges quantifying mistakes, in a nod to the old school with a new twist. Officials will also introduce a rotating panel of judges. Former driver and FD Japan judge

IndyCar Extends NTT Entitlement Partnership with Multiyear Agreement

Officials with Penske Entertainment’s IndyCar have announced NTT and NTT data have extended the entitlement partnership of North America’s premier open-wheel motorsports series, the NTT IndyCar Series. NTT has served as the title sponsor since 2019. The new multiyear agreement will have NTT and NTT DATA continue as the Official Technology Partner for IndyCar, the

All Star Circuit of Champions Promote Kevin Nouse as Series Director

Officials with the Brownsburg, Indiana-based Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 organization have announced Kevin Nouse has been promoted to the position of series director for 2023 and beyond. Nouse is a sprint car racing veteran who joined All Star as a technical official in 2022, when he also served as

NHRA Names Mike Eames Northwest Division Director

Officials with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) based in Glendora, California, have announced the addition of Mike Eames as the Division Director of the Northwest Division, also known as Division 6. Eames will oversee NHRA member tracks in Alaska, Alberta (Canada), British Columbia (Canada), Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Before the announcement, Eames served

MAHLE Aftermarket Announces 2023 Team MAHLE NHRA Stable of Elite Drivers

MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. is pleased to continue its partnerships with several of the National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) most recognized motorsports icons. Serving as pivotal members of the Team MAHLE Engine Parts and Products Test Teams, this group of elite drivers enlisted for the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing season will also support MAHLE

UTI Welcomes New Early Employment Partner RDO Equipment Co.

Universal Technical Institute (UTI), a leading workforce solutions provider of skilled trades education programs, is announcing another Early Employment Program partner, RDO Equipment Co. (RDO), a diesel equipment dealer with more than 75 stores across the U.S. RDO also offers parts, service, and full support, which is where UTI diesel students are needed. Students enrolled

Alltech Automotive Expands Operations to New Distribution Center

Alltech Automotive, a leading manufacturer of aftermarket parts, has completed the next step in its expansion plan and has moved to a new state-of-the-art facility in Mundelein, IL. The new headquarters and distribution center boasts, fully racked, 6 stories of warehouse capacity with over 6200 bays, holding 12,400 pallets and over 310 – 40 foot