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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.

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

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

Ferrea Racing Components Making 3D-Printed Masks

Ferrea Racing Components started 3D-printing masks for a local hospitals in the company’s area in an effort to help out the doctors and nurses on the front lines dealing with Coronavirus. This is Ferrea’s way of saying thank you to those fighting COVID-19.

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