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NHRA Postpones 2021 Winternationals at Pomona

NHRA officials have announced the postponement of the 61st annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, CA, originally scheduled for April 9-11. Auto Club Raceway is currently serving as a COVID-19 vaccination site, allowing locals to drive through the facility and receive their vaccination. NHRA and track officials will

Fans Welcomed for 2021 Indy 500

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) will host the 105th running of the Indy 500 with limited fans in the grandstands, according to reports. The decision comes after the 104th event, which typically occurs the Sunday before Memorial Day, was postponed to August 2020 without fans in attendance. Several details – including the number of fans

2021 AIMExpo Postponed

Following the third-quarter meeting of the MIC Board of Directors, AIMExpo issued the following statement from Cinnamon Kernes, vice president and general manager, MIC Events: “We have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2021 AIMExpo, the industry’s annual trade show, and while this wasn’t an easy choice it is certainly the right one. “With

Performance Racing Industry Trade Show Canceled for 2020

Performance Racing Industry (PRI) announced today that the 2020 PRI Trade Show will not be taking place as scheduled in December. The announcement comes after months of working closely with the Visit Indy team, the Indiana Convention Center staff, and other Indianapolis officials to develop a plan for a safe and productive PRI Trade Show.

PRI Show 2020 Health & Safety Update

The number one priority of PRI is the health and safety of all those attending the trade show, including exhibitors, attendees, and all employees of PRI and the Indiana Convention Center (ICC). As a result, PRI is working closely with the City of Indianapolis and the Marion County Public Health Department on detailed safety guidelines, which

SEMA360 Takes Place This Week

SEMA announced it is offering an online marketplace to allow manufacturers and resellers in the specialty automotive segment to connect and conduct business. Taking place November 2-6, SEMA360 was created after industry members expressed a need for a viable marketplace solution in the absence of the 2020 SEMA Show. “Creating a platform where the industry can gather

Customer Service in a Crisis

The world is collectively trying to manage a health crisis, and families and businesses are suffering. Quality customer service has never been more important to your business. Your customers need to feel taken care of, now more than ever.   Unlike events that affect a single customer, a crisis affects many, if not all of

No Fans for the 104th Indy 500

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced that the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place on August 23 without fans in attendance. All on-track activity during the month of August, including practice and qualifications, will also be closed to the general public. Track officials issued the following statement: “This tough decision was made

AAPEX 2020 Cancelled; To Be Virtual Experience

AAPEX 2020, scheduled for Nov. 3-5, 2020 at the Sands Expo and Caesars Forum Conference Center in Las Vegas, will not be held as an in-person tradeshow event this year due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and related governmental prohibitions and restrictions on gatherings, businesses, and travel. Instead, AAPEX will provide a

SEMA Show 2020 Cancelled

SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, announced that due to COVID-19 and concerns that event facilities and services will be unavailable, the SEMA Show will not be taking place in 2020. While both event organizers and industry members have been working tirelessly to deliver an outstanding SEMA Show in November, mounting uncertainty has rendered continuing

PRI’s President on the 2020 PRI Show

Thank you for your continued interest and support of the PRI Trade Show. I have been attending the PRI Show for over 20 years, but there has never been a year like this. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has hit all aspects of American life, including the racing industry. This letter is intended to

Stuck in Peru

The following story comes to us from Rottler’s David Bianchi. It’s both timely and fits the theme of our International issue for June.