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Holley LS Fest West Announces Cancellation

Holley’s LS Fest West event, most recently scheduled for June 12-14th, 2020 in Las Vegas, has been canceled. The state of Nevada is taking a phased approach to reopening, and at this time, there is still no indication as to when large crowds will be permitted to gather. Pre-registered participants and spectators that pre-purchased tickets

Race Engine Challenge 2020 to be Cancelled

In a message from Race Engine Challenge organizer Greg Finnican, the dyno event announced it has made the tough decision to cancel the competition for 2020. “Due to overwhelming concerns about Coronavirus and the potentially harmful impact on our contestants and conference participants, we feel that it is in everyone’s best interest to cancel the

Hot Shot’s Secret to Sponsor Corona Lockdown Online Practice Tree Challenge

Hot Shot’s Secret has announced the sponsorship of the Corona Lockdown Online Practice Tree Challenge, a Facebook challenge game open to all drag racers and enthusiasts missing the sport. The only question to join the now 1,200-member-strong private Facebook group is – what is your perfect reaction time?   Hot Shot’s Secret Director of Sales Kyle

Richard Childress and Barrett-Jackson to Auction No. 3 Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet to Assist COVID-19 Relief Efforts

NASCAR team owner Richard Childress will auction an original No. 3 Chevrolet during the Barrett-Jackson Online Only May 2020 Auction to benefit COVID-19 relief efforts across the United States. The sale of the Dale Earnhardt-driven race car marks the first time Childress has parted with an original Earnhardt car from his collection. Bidding for the car will

Get Ready to Apply for PPP and Emergency Disaster Loans

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed legislation to add $320 billion in additional funds to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and $60 billion to the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. SEMA and more than 250 other organizations urged swift action by Congress to replenish program funding. The initial $349 billion funds for PPP and $10 billion for

Company-by-Company Coronavirus Response: Update

Racing businesses and manufacturers have altered production, including making PPEs and medical supply components, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Below are the latest updates on different industry companies’ responses to the pandemic. 3-Dimensional Services GroupLocated near Detroit in Rochester Hills, Michigan, Urgent Plastic Services, a branch of 3-Dimensional Services Group, has halted regular production to

Specialty Aftermarket Industry Largely Open for Business

The majority of businesses in the specialty automotive industry continues to operate during the Coronavirus pandemic. Even with “shelter in place” rules in effect in many states, more than two-thirds of industry businesses have not closed any of their facilities during this time. The findings are from a survey of SEMA member companies conducted April

Lubrication Specialties Hand Sanitizer Now Available

Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret performance oils and additives and other specialty lubrication products, recently announced the production of alcohol-based hand sanitizer at their Mt Gilead, OH manufacturing facility to assist with preventative care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, LSI began offering 4 oz. bottles of Hot Shot’s Secret hand sanitizer for free

AdventHealth to Offer Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing at Daytona International Speedway

In an effort to increase availability of COVID-19 testing in Florida, AdventHealth will offer 500 or more drive-up tests at Daytona International Speedway starting on Friday, April 10. The effort has been led by the healthcare system and AdventHealth Centra Care with partners such as Daytona International Speedway. The tests will be available to anyone

Champion Brands to Help Combat COVID-19

Champion Brands, LLC, a chemicals and lubricants company, announced it has started preparing to manufacture critically needed alcohol hand sanitizer and isopropyl alcohol disinfectant. Champion’s plan is to supply local senior homes, hospitals, medical related businesses, food shelves, and local government agencies. “I’m very proud of how Champion has stepped up to support our Clinton,

Lubrication Specialties Inc. to Produce Hand Sanitizer in Response to COVID-19

Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret performance oils and additives and other specialty lubrication products, announced it is redeploying a portion of the company’s Mt Gilead, OH manufacturing facility and headquarters to make alcohol-based hand sanitizer to assist with preventative care during the COVID-19 pandemic.  LSI Brand Marketing Specialist, Eric Trimble, said, “We are now

Coronavirus Spurs Applications for Small Business Loans

The federal government wants to help companies keep their workers on the payroll, as reported by the SEMA Washington, D.C. staff. Under a recently enacted federal law, small businesses may file a “Paycheck Protection Loan” application with local participating banks. These are forgivable loans.The interest rate is 1.0% on a two-year loan backed by the