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Velocity Capital Management Acquires Parella Motorsports Holdings

Velocity Capital Management, a New York-based private equity firm specializing in sports, media and entertainment, has acquired Parella Motorsports Holdings, the owner and operator of the SpeedTour event series. “I’ve been seeking the right partner to help me realize my vision for Parella Motorsports Holdings and I am thrilled to be collaborating with the Velocity

Day Motor Sports Acquired

Day Motor Sports CEO Dan Hamilton and CFO Stacy Hamilton have acquired the company from Gen Cap America, a private investment firm headquartered in Nashville, TN. Established in 1971, the Tyler, TX-based company is a supplier of dirt track racing parts and serves retail customers, local parts distributors, manufacturers, and vehicle builders through multiple channels, including ecommerce. For more information:

Erica Enders Becomes Winningest Woman in Motorsports

Five-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders has become the winningest woman in motorsports after earning her 47th career national event win at the Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex behind the wheel of her Johnson’s Horsepowered Garage/Melling Performance/SCAG Power Equipment Camaro. “This one means a lot,” said Enders. “As a little girl that was

Capital City Motorsports Park Listed for Sale

Capital City Motorsports Park—the NHRA-sanctioned drag strip in Montgomery, Alabama—is listed for sale with an asking price of $4,250,000.  Situated on 138 acres, the track can accommodate Top Fuel dragsters reaching up to 350 mph. The property includes a three-story tower with offices and media center; VIP and owners’ suites; a 4,000-square-foot workshop; concessions and

West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports HoF Names Five Members

NASCAR Cup Series champions Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick, winners of nearly 100 premier division races, including the Daytona 500 and other crown jewel events, head the West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame’s five-member Class of 2023. In addition, the following members were also chosen via two rounds of voting: The inductees will be

Billy Godbold Launches Motorsports Engineering Firm

Billy Godbold, the former valvetrain engineering group manager at COMP Cams/Edelbrock Group, has announced a new venture, Godbold Engineering, based in Lakeland, Tennessee. Godbold Engineering is a new motorsports engineering firm that uses applied physics, metallurgy, testing, and surface engineering to solve complex problems in motorsports. The firm incorporates a weekly contract model, but also

Motorsports Icon Tony Stewart to Kick Off 2022 PRI Trade Show

Motorsports icon, championship-winning driver and team owner Tony Stewart will help kick off the three biggest business days in racing as the headline guest at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show’s annual Grand Opening Breakfast, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Breakfast is an annual tradition for thousands of motorsports professionals from

FIA Appoints First-Ever CEO

The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA)—the international motorsports association based in Paris, France—has appointed US-born Natalie Robyn as its first-ever CEO.  “I am delighted to be appointed the first-ever CEO of the FIA at such an important and exciting time for the Federation,” Robyn said.  Robyn, an international executive, holds over 15 years of experience

Vance & Hines/Mission Suzuki Pro Stock Motorcycle Team Opens Countdown to Championship Run at NHRA Reading

Vance & Hines/Mission Suzuki riders Angelle Sampey and Eddie Krawiec opened their championship runs in the first round of the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Countdown to the Championship by advancing to the second round of eliminations at the NHRA Pep Boys Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway on Sunday. After making the cut for the 10-rider

Antron Brown Warns Congress that Motorsports is at Risk

Just days after winning the NHRA Top Fuel Race in Indianapolis, Ind., Antron Brown made his way to Washington, D.C., to urge Congress to pass the SEMA-supported Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act. On Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, the three-time Top Fuel world champion, who began his racing career nearly 40 years ago, appeared

SRO Motorsports America Announces 2023 Race Schedule

SRO Motorsports Group is the international sporting organization that promotes and organizes racing events and series.

Off-Road Motorsports Hall Of Fame Announces Class Of 2022

The ORMHOF Class of 2022 will be celebrated at the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala presented by 4 Wheel Parts.