New Owner for Macon Speedway (IL)
Macon Speedway has new owners for the 2023 season. Chris Kearns, longtime race official and promoter, has assumed ownership of the 1/5-mile dirt oval in Macon, Illinois. “Macon Speedway has been my favorite dirt track in the country ever since I attended my first Herald & Review 100 20-plus years ago. Now, owning and promoting
Whiteland Raceway Park (IN) Announces Expansion
Whiteland Raceway Park (WRP)—the karting competition venue in Whiteland, Indiana—has broken ground on a multimillion-dollar expansion of its facility and track in an effort to make it a premier karting facility in the Midwest and known across the country. Upgrades include: The site will also host satellite facilities or headquarters for four of the top
Phoenix Raceway Names Latasha Causey as New Track President
Phoenix native Latasha Causey has been named the new track president at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona, ahead of this weekend’s NASCAR championship events in the desert. She will officially assume her new role on Monday, November 28. The longtime community development executive will become the first female Black track president in NASCAR history and
Flatrock Breaks Ground on New Tennessee Motorsports Park
Flatrock Motorsports Park and Motorclub in Westel, Tennessee, has announced a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate its first phase of construction. The new motorsports and entertainment destination, with tracks designed by world-renowned Tilke Engineers & Architects, will feature a 3.50-mile private Member’s Club track and a 2.67-mile Grand Prix track. Combined, the complete circuit is almost
Friendship Motor Speedway Announces Closure
Friendship Motor Speedway, the 3/8-mile dirt oval in Elkin, North Carolina, has announced its closure in a social media post. Private test sessions will remain on the schedule as owners explore options for the facility’s future. The track regularly drew fans and racers from neighboring communities and states and has hosted 604 Late Models and
Andretti Global to Build Racing and Tech HQ in Fishers, IN
Andretti Global, the parent company of Andretti Autosport, has announced plans for a new global motorsports headquarters in Fishers, Indiana. The team intends to build a 575,000-square-foot facility that will occupy approximately 90 acres alongside the Nickel Plate Trail, the Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve and near the Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport. The new global headquarters is
Construction to Begin on State-of-the-Art NASCAR Productions Facility
NASCAR has announced that construction will begin on a state-of-the-art production facility later this summer. The 58,000-square-foot space will adjacent to the NASCAR R&D Center in Concord, North Carolina. The new facility will house approximately 125 NASCAR Productions and Motor Racing Network (MRN) employees, with additional room to expand operations. The facility will be outfitted with
SEMA Garage Opens in Detroit
The SEMA Garage in Detroit, Mich., is now open for business. The new 45,000-square-foot facility represents a significant milestone for the automotive aftermarket industry and is the first-ever research facility dedicated to testing and understanding how the aftermarket is impacted and can successfully work with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Located in Plymouth, Mich. –
Pat Musi Racing Engines to Host Open House at New Race Facility
Pat Musi Racing Engines and Musi Racing will celebrate the grand opening of their new race facility and the Edelbrock Race Center in Mooresville, North Carolina, with an open house event on Saturday, April 30. Fans will have the opportunity to tour the two facilities, including the new Edelbrock Race Center, home to Pat Musi’s restoration-mod
Maxiforce Increases Midwest Presence, Opens New Indy Distribution Center
To provide faster service and increased fill-rates, diesel parts supplier Maxiforce has invested in a new Indianapolis distribution center more than four times the size of its old location.
MAHLE Plans Expansion of North American Powertrain Operations
MAHLE Powertrain is opening a new North American facility in Plymouth, Michigan/USA later this year as a part of a $16 million North American expansion that will create new jobs and accelerate a variety of advanced engine-development programs.
King Engine Bearings Completes Factory Expansion
King Engine Bearings has experienced unprecedented growth in bearings sales over the last few years. This has prompted a major expansion of King’s manufacturing and warehousing facility.